Austin has nothing short of music stores with a plethora of vinyl, both used and new, waiting to be bought and prized in your trophy collection of vinyl records. The holidays are the best time to start or expand on your record collection. What’s warmer than a cup of marshmellowed hot chocolate (or wine) and popping on a wonderful, crisp vinyl while the cold weather blankets the city of Austin? Here are five of my favorite Austin local music stores to get your music on vinyl.
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.
We all know and love (or love to hate) the biggest music festival that comes to town: Austin City Limits. It is a chance to see your favorite bands perform at Zilker Park with the growing skyline in backdrop, nestled away from the downtown chaos. It brings in floods of tourists, surges on Uber rides and the best musical acts coming from around the world.
Communion, an artist-led organization based in London focused on creating a sense of community among established and emerging artists across the globe, teamed up with Glitter Tribe, an Austin based event promotion and artist management company, to launch the inaugural Communion Austin residency at Historic Scoot Inn on Oct. 29.
In the spirit of collaboration, we feature four local music-inspired projects taken on by Austin creatives who also understand the culture of desk naps and coffee-turned-cold and are well worth supporting.
Very rarely does one have the opportunity to review a local band whose energy and stage presence is as under-appreciated and overshadowed by larger mainstream acts as Fair City Fire.