Strange Fiction released their EP Strange Fiction in January of this year, and new music has been anticipated by their fans in the recent months. Well, wait no longer (okay, maybe just a little longer) because the band will be releasing their new single “Ready for You” next week.
Well, it’s no secret anymore–one of Austin’s most infamous yearly music festivals, Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFFF), has officially announced that they will be taking a year off. The festival will supposedly continue next year, but there is a large amount of speculation that it will completely dissolve because of the large corporate takeover the company has faced.
Intimacy and music festivals rarely go hand in hand. While dense, synchronized crowds can produce a lasting and life changing buzz, high-volume festivals are risky and often tedious to execute. Simple tasks like using the restroom or getting water can become quite a spectacle at commercially operated music festivals.
On Thursday, Sept. 15, a congregation formed late in the evening at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in West Campus for the church’s monthly Front Porch series. They gathered to discuss the state of the music industry in Austin and the current issues at hand. Ted Gioia, a jazz specialist from Dallas who is a widely recognized author and music researcher, led the talk with an impactful keynote on the state of the music industry at a global level and later hosted a panel of various stakeholders within the local Austin music industry. He discussed his stance of the music industry being in a state of “crisis,” an echo of Mayor Steve Adler’s rhetoric, urgently challenging the audience to seek ways to bring business to the city and build technology with the purpose of uplifting and supporting music.
Today Sidewinder will kick off the weekend with a jam-packed music festival to celebrate their one year anniversary.
The inaugural Sound on Sound Fest (SOS) just released their Globe Stage lineup, and excitement is ensuing. The Globe Stage is a beautiful ode to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. SOS’ Globe Stage will feature non-traditional festival events such as comedy acts, panel discussions, artist Q&As and an actual wedding. (Seriously, though).