On Vinyl Music is proud to feature smith+robot this week, an up and coming creative powerhouse here in Austin. I had the privilege of speaking with Alex about the band before their show at Cheer Up Charlies on Dec. 6.
Sometimes a cheap glass of wine and homemade playlist just isn’t enough. Whether it’s the weekend and grooving to music is on the docket or its just an average day of the week that requires some relax and unwind time, House Wine, on 408 Josephine St., can fulfill these needs.
During a brisk Thursday night, typically one reserved for pseudo-alcoholic college students, I made plans to sprint across downtown Austin to three venues in an effort to see five different local Austin bands turn downtown ATX into a musical playground. Finals week clearly did not deter me from experiencing such an eventful night. I was on a mission to explore as much local Austin music as I could.
I showed up to the Historic Scoot Inn pretty early. The doors opened up an hour before the show started, and when I first walked in there were probably seven people besides myself, barkeep not included. The lack of patrons, combined with the total of two very small tables, made the place seem pretty bleak to start with, but I was sure it would fill soon.
It was a Texas type of cold night on the premiere of December in the nestled back showroom of Mohawk Austin that sheltered the melodies of Hunter Sharpe. The streets of downtown ATX seemed abandoned on a frisky Tuesday, but the sound that resonated from the speakers heated up the venue.
I walk into a small, cozy house in South Austin to find out more about Food Group‘s new EP titled You Are with the band’s lead singer and guitarist, Eric Lyday. The latest EP contains three tracks and is the perfect combination of the classic Food Group sound and psychedelic electronic. Lyday and I sat to discuss Food Group’s evolution in the Austin music scene and how the group is collaborating with some big names to get the recognition they deserve.
Texas politician and musician Kinky Friedman released his first album in 40 years, titled the Loneliest Man I Ever Met.
Some call it seasonal depression. Others call it Austin’s music hibernation.
Is it that we are so sun kissed and vitamin D-drunk in the summertime that we feel life is lacking when winter strikes? For those immersed in the Austin music scene, it can feel especially cold.