Music is a key ingredient to cultural togetherness and social awareness; it’s origins are primitive and we must invest in it’s vivacious simplicity. When infatuated, musical visionaries are rapidly losing their wealth to desensitized businessmen, it is an intellectual crime. Austin’s dedicated mayor, Steve Adler, is ready to entertain Austin’s unorthodox, musically-driven attitude with diplomatic flawlessness to keep Austin jamming.
It’s easy to assume that music and art enjoyed at a local level is “underground.” Austin, being the live music capital of the world, selflessly serves musical visionaries city-wide, regardless of their stance in societies rigid […]
With only days left until San Marcos’s immersive music festival, Float Fest, river sirens and frat boys state-wide are rushing to their corner liquor store and sharpening their finest shotgun keys to rock out to headliners Chromeo, Rick Ross, Big Gigantic, Bleachers and Bones-Thugz-N-Harmony, just to name a few.
On Friday July 8, Austin’s funky jam band called Resonant Frequency showcased their incredibly firm understanding of the physics behind music and reverberation, and used it to their advantage.
In a generation where hip-hop and rap often face a mass amount of scrutiny by musicians and consumers alike, pursuing a career in the field proves challenging. Today’s stigma around rap music is a direct result of a self fulfilling prophecy that tells society, “everyone is a rapper,” thus creating a debilitating community around the genre and those who strive to succeed within it.
Saturday, July 2 starting at 8 p.m., The Parish presents a three band showcase to celebrate the anticipated album release of the Austin based “americana” outfit- The Watters.
Irie Bean, a locally run coffee bar on South Lamar is putting together a day long music and arts festival to showcase local artists- some of which are regular performers at their venue.
Austin has been a hub for live music, local or not, for decades. The music and arts scene in Austin continues to grow exponentially, as various generations liberally and fearlessly continue to shape the city year after year.
The abundance of influence on modern music is resulting in a vast, echoing melting pot of genres. Most contemporary bands are generally, indefinable. 2016, being a turning point in music history, yields the creation of new sounds and a capitalization on sounds from the past.