The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) is one of the many non-profit organizations in Austin that fights for musicians’ rights. Many of these non-profits offer a large variety of services.
As of April, Austin now has a new outlet for women of color to share their art and express themselves. The Coloured Collective is a bi-weekly podcast that aims to showcase the art and creative pursuits of the talented ladies of color that live in this city.
In celebration of today, I’ve decided to put together a playlist to help everyone have the most enjoyable 4/20 possible. Wether your plans are too vegetate with your friends or go to the greenbelt, this local music playlist will set you up with the right vibes to get you lifted. Ranging from reggae to psych rock, you’ll have just enough complexity with in the chillness to keep your mind in the perfect mindset for the perfect day.
The Octopus Project is a local band that has been bringing the vibes to ATX and beyond since 2002! This four piece band is full of the kind of energy that has kept Austin’s live music scene what it is.
Recently, a lot of attention has been directed toward the lack of community support for the music scene. But things are beginning to progress for our local musicians.
For one weekend every year, Carson Creek Ranch turns into a whimsical music festival wonderland. Hippies, ravers and everyone in-between all come together at Euphoria to connect with each other as human beings through the love of music.
On Vinyl Music recently co hosted an Adult Coloring book event on St. Edward’s University campus.
Over the last 20 years, there has been an increased awareness in all things related to mental health. With more research being published, common people like you and me now have access to the knowledge that our mental health should be something we take care of on a daily basis.
As we all know, Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World. Consequently, I feel like we have gotten progressively more spoiled when it comes to paying for the shows we go to. Free and cheap shows sound ideal to us as concert-goers, but in all actuality there is a serious lack of money going to the our local Austin musicians.