Austin’s music scene is flooded with underrated, under the radar artists. Everyone knows this, but no one knows just where to find them. Concealed within the crevices of south Austin (specifically The Continental Club), the hidden gem Bee Caves, a cosmic Americana band, resides. Their E.P. “Animals with Religion,” combines moody folk and psychedelic rock, filling a gap that the local Austin music scene was lacking.
Austin is a punk haven for artists in all places, but where else but to start at the Mohawk, one of Austin’s premiere venues that has been host to a myriad of punk artists over the years. Luckily, as Red River faces a sharp decline in venues, the Mohawk has stood against the rising tides of rent and red tape. I have seen many shows here, and tonight’s show was an experience that is difficult to put into words; however, seeing as it’s my job, I’m gonna do the best I can.
There are novice DJs and then there are thriving yet under-appreciated artists such as Casual T.
When anyone brings up 6th street, flashbacks to regretful nights followed by mornings of headaches are typically all that comes to mind.
However, twice a year Dirty 6th is transformed into a less chaotic, more respectable street festival. Pecan Street Festival commemorates the history of 6th street – formerly Pecan Street – as well as celebrates the diversity of art and talent that Austin has to offer.
This week marks the final one for Austin’s most notable music venues, Holy Mountain, which has paved a reputation of being an incubator for Austin artists on the rise and hosting one of the most intimate set ups in town.
Historic Scoot Inn, packed from wall to wall last night with concert goers, who filled the air with nothing but excitement, four dollar Lone Star sweat and a haze of cigarette smoke (and not your hippie American Spirits either.)
I gotta say, I really love my job.
I arrived fashionably late to Holy Mountain on their rendition of Barbarella’s “Emo Night”: a nostalgic romp through time back to that one song that reminds you of that one girl/guy. My stuffy Uber driver shifted awkward glances towards my tattooed and pierced brethren as they meandered through the streets like a black, horn-rimmed glassed river capable of melancholy.
Just a block short from the packed bars and long lines of dirty Sixth Street, lies a cozy, ambient venue: Swan Dive. On Sept. 10, 2015, local Austin artist management and event promotion company, Glitter Tribe, hosted a fantastic show stacked with local artists. The night opened with Waking Fable, a group effortlessly delivering sultry and soulfully rich sounds with an acoustic and subtle pop vibe.