I think we can all agree that there is something incredibly authentic about a good rock ‘n’ roll anthem. Lucky for us, Austin’s music scene is drenched with talented musicians creating epic rock tunes and spicing ATX one track at a time. Four-piece blues-rock band Gasoline Boots is a strong example–the band carries such vivacious energy that makes it hard not to passionately vibe along with them.
I love nostalgia. I live for nostalgia. The comforting feeling it provides, the great memories it brings up – nostalgia is a powerful feeling. Listening to Indoor Creature’s latest release, Windows, gives me these feelings of intense nostalgia that I love, feelings that are such a consuming experience, that it’s hard to find many faults. The breezy electronic instruments and ethereal smoothness remind me of beaches, hot summer days and youthful romance.There are many albums that provide the perfect musical setting for driving down the coast of California in a classic American convertible, or stargazing on humid August nights — and Windows fits right into this list of albums.
Startups are one of the best ways communities can put tech, entrepreneurship, and art together to create something that will help local musicians. Today, many musicians struggle to make money on the road, or even in […]
Co-written by Amy Berryhill.
Since the early days of the music industry, artists have struggled to get their fair share of royalties from the purchase of their music. With overhead from publishers, record labels, streaming services, and so forth, artists struggle to maintain direct relationships with their finances. All of this overhead is crippling for artists’ incomes. As Jonathan Chester, contributor at Forbes, notes “artists lose up to 86% of the proceeds from their music.” With all the dramatic shifts that have taken place in the music industry, revenues are currently unsteady – and artists are taking the brunt of it all – but blockchain may fix that.
If you haven’t heard of the Austin-based electro-rock sensation MAXAM, you are missing out on some serious ear candy. The trio eludes high-strong rock n’ roll vibes by fusing guitar synths, passionate drum beats and grungy yet empowering rock lyrics to create an array of jammable tracks.
I found myself approaching the Spider House Ballroom last Friday night to see the Katy Starr show, unable to find out how exactly I was supposed to get in. There was this white picket fence […]
Snapchat has become a key player in many artists’ approach to sharing their music. Using the social media site, these artists give the world a chance to experience their music before it’s even out. Snapchat users and music […]
It seems like we are living in some sort of golden age of streaming. Virtually all forms of media are at our disposal at this point in time. It doesn’t matter the medium of entertainment: music, […]
OV staff writer Anthony Ramirez examines the rising prices of concert and show tickets.