Tag: Empire Control Room and Garage

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OV Recommends: Four local sets to catch this weekend

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.

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SOS Fest releases schedule for Late Knights

The much-anticipated Sound on Sound Fest is fast approaching with festivities starting Nov. 4. To kick off the festival weekend, the Sound On Sound Fest “Late Knights” kick-off parties, or just Knights, will be held at Mohawk, The Sidewinder, Barracuda, Beerland and Empire on Thursday, Nov. 3. Anyone who already has an official Sound On Sound Wristband gets free access to any of the Knights shows and holders of the VIP ‘Treat Thyself’ pass get priority access at each venue.

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OV Recommends: Riders Against the Storm

 

 

Riders Against the Storm (RAS) will be preforming on June 7th alongside Oxymorrons at 3TEN ACL LIVE. Doors open at 8 p.m., and admission is $12. The show comes at the tail end of their tour this June.

 

RAS is pure soulfulness. Composed of husband and wife duo, Chaka and Qi Dada, these two are making waves in the local music scene with their upbeat hip-hop rhymes.

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MCG, Mobley, Lou Rebecca, MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR fill Empire Control Room

On Jan. 30 I remembered to make my friend stop at the corner store before we got to the Empire Control Room & Garage. I had lost my small packet of earplugs, and I have a terrible fear of tinnitus. After climbing back into my friend’s very tightly-packed sedan, she drove downtown, and I climbed out onto the seventh street sidewalk, strapped to the gills with equipment in preparation for MCG’s Outside release party.

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Penny Loafer PR Hosts Pennyfest 2015: Empire Control Room & Garage overwhelmed with Texas talent

pWhat is even more impressive than the culmination of Austin and other Texas talent under one roof is that the connections of Penny Loafer PR founders and Australian natives, Rob Pascolo and Sharna Haine, put this local home run event together. This promotions company, providing opportunities for local artists from Austin all the way to Australia, masterfully put together a bill that accurately encompassed what the local music scene is all about.