Both legends in the music industry, Andre “Dr. Dre” Young and Jimmy Iovine have donated a sizable $70 million to USC– a donation that will undoubtedly fund music innovation within the university.
With Sound on Sound Fest only a few hours away, festival go-ers and diverse music consumers state wide are preparing for an inaugural experience embellished with resonance and unity. The festival faced some scrutinizing inspection when the indie beach rock, chain smoker, Mac Demarco dropped out of the lineup. Simultaneously, SOS is Austin’s substitute festival for the cancelled Fun Fun Fun Fest–resulting in mass speculation. Despite cynicism, the camping festival expects large crowds, good vibes and stellar sounds. Amongst others, A-list musicians like Phantogram, Purity Ring and Explosions in The Sky will be taking Sherwood Forest by storm.
If Austin had a patron saint of live music, Graham Williams would be it. His seemingly inexhaustible pool of band knowledge, paired with good taste, makes him one of the most influential talent scouts in Texas, allowing him to successfully launch large Austin-based festivals like FFF fest, and now the inauguration of Sound on Sound.