In a couple of recent studies, it was shown that music can affect the way we experience the flavor and texture of chocolate and wine.
As a city whose economy thrives immensely from live music events, Austin is discussing several new laws to enhance the musical experience and protect the industry. Several proposals such as cutting liquor taxes, extending the Red River District curfew and moving big events to parks in East Austin are expected to augment the industry and preserve Austin’s title as the Live Music Capital of the World.
There’s a certain strength of character that all Houstonians, including myself, embody. Though previously intangible, it’s the sort of raw grit–and a subtle darkness–that was finally uncovered at Houston’s second annual Day for Night Festival.
This week, OV Recommends “Seduced By Sound.” This local Austin anthology is comprised of 100 local up-and-coming or already established Austin musicians and is produced by Weeva and curated by Carly Wolf, frontwoman of the Ghost Wolves.
Austin is revered worldwide for it’s constant support and celebration of the art of music. Festivals like ACL, Euphoria and SXSW are the most obvious testament to the cities infatuation with live music and creation as a movement. Fortunately, these high profile music and arts festivals are only the tip of the iceberg in the city of weird. The more “established” collectives and aesthetic trailblazers, who reign at the top of the visionary hierarchy, possess an influence that kindly trickles down into the spirits of the millennial generation. With a firm understanding of the future and a dream of a brighter tomorrow, Austin’s Gen Y is manifesting innovation, inspiration and intellectuality into an artistic revolution. Despite battling a seemingly never ending “quarter life crisis,” Austin’s initiative youth is witnessing a major spike in success and recognition. This past Sunday (Dec. 4) at Scratchhouse, five young, local, creative collectives collaborated in efforts to shine a light on over 40 undiscovered musicians in the presence of already-established artists. The unification of Brodies Fault, New Waves, Weird City Entertainment, On Vinyl Music and Ben “McNasty” Buck resulted in an eclectic, groovy, 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. get down–One2One Fest.
Electro-soul artist Upper Reality (UR) recently released her new EP “Silver” and its soulful authenticity is pure bliss.
It’s December and the holiday season nears. Not only do I love this month, but the excitement that captures me when I think about returning to the city that birthed me expresses itself through an infinite amount of heart-born glee which radiates through my eyes at the thought of every small December miracle.
The best miracle of all: Day for Night Festival. In its second year, the festival makes a comeback, promising an immersive landscape of music and art.