As SXSW continues to expand every year, bringing in some of the best bands from around the world, it also brings to Austin some of the best music showcases. This year, SXSW runs from March 10th through March 19th, with hundreds of shows all over Austin. Streets and venues will be jam-packed with thousands of people from all over the world who are looking for the best of the best in music – and SXSW is where they will find them.
Spray Paint can create momentum in a song the same way the Tinman comes clanging into life in the Wizard of Oz, just pour a little oil down their throats and they won’t shut up.
Undoubtedly, “the Live Music Capital of the World” is spectacularly riddled with concert showcases 365 days a year. While some exhibitions are A-list favorites like neo-funk producer, GRiZ and contemporary R&B pioneer, Usher, Austin is noted for it’s sustainable mantra relating to local talent. The city is deeply rooted in united creativity and strives to further the successes of our creative vanguards. This Halloween weekend, the concrete jungle will, per usual, be pulsing with eclectic, local resonance. For those of you feeling conflicted as to which shows to attend this holiday weekend, let OV alleviate your anxieties with this carefully selected list of the finest local, live performances.
Ladies and Gentlemen, get excited! This Thursday, October 6th, Solstice Presents will be hosting Ty Richards Single Release Party at Barracuda. The night will also feature performances from Palm Daze, Empire Machines, Mantra Love and Continental Drift. Without a doubt, this is going to be a night filled with amazing performances.
Last Wednesday, the On Vinyl team came together after weeks of preparation for a major networking event that featured music tech startups, musicians and of course, live music.
When I competed in a national student entrepreneurship competition in Miami, one of my judges asked me, “What gets you out of bed every morning?”
The answer: My friends and family. My staff. My mission.
Luckily for me, my staff is made up of my friends, and I consider the whole lot of them part of my family. Luckily for me, I’ve somehow managed to impart a seemingly impossible mission to them: Sustain Austin’s local music scene by doing our part in making a difference in how music consumers view the city’s entertainment space.
Luckily for me, yesterday proved that making a change is possible and not as far out of reach as we all had thought.
Otis the Destroyer released their first EP Dark Arts in 2014. Since then, the band has continued to build a cohesive identity as a stellar rock n’ roll quad combo. The band members include Taylor Wilkins on guitar and vocals, Clennan Hyatt on drums, Kyle Robarge on bass and vocals and Anthony Rucci on guitar.
Barracuda (formerly known as Red 7) has completed their revamp and is ready to share it with a Holiday Party & Grand Opening celebration.