Autumn is a beautiful time of year, a season that encourages both introspection and a deep appreciation of the people who surround us. Perhaps it is the changing colors that resonates within us to think about our own self and the changes we too must undergo; perhaps the mounting cold simply encourages us to cherish the warmth we find within one another. Or maybe it’s just a reflexive need to find someone with whom we can cuddle up with and be physically and emotionally cozy.
One of the most exciting things about coming to Austin from another part of the country has been the opportunity to discover and explore an entirely new music scene and all the subcultures it entails. It is nearly impossible to imagine a better place to allow one’s music tastes to breathe and branch out— Austin truly is a mecca for live music. For someone whose tastes and true musical love lies somewhere in the avant-garde explorations of the new wave and post-punk of the eighties and the pop-punk energy of third-wave ska in the nineties, being a late arrival to the local music scene has had one major downside: so many of the fantastic bands that graced Austin’s stages are now defunct, with members exploring new projects or new paths to traverse in life. This playlist acts as a commemoration to these wonderful artists that worked so tirelessly to build Austin’s legacy for live music, and as a “Hail Mary” that hopes it might inspire even one of these groups to reassemble for a new community of music lovers.
*Bell rings* Overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, frustrated? You can beat the blues with the bluesy music from Delicate Boys, unwind after a week of tests with Sure, or maybe relax with funkadelic vibes, courtesy of Skip Hobbie. Enjoy the […]
Need a break? This playlist from the OV Staff is full of coffeehouse picks, perfect to help you unwind, relax, and maybe cram a little bit more for those last finals. Soft ambient rock and […]
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As Mother Nature continues to bless ATX with sunny, breezy and blue-skied days, we can confirm that Springtime is in full force; we have officially reached the season of bluebonnets and good vibes. As the days […]
Euphoria Music Festival is an Austin-based music festival that will be held at Carson Creek Ranch April 6-9, and it will be bumpin’ a variety of amazing local music. From indie rock, electronica, and hip-hop, there’s something […]