With the scorching Texas summer coming, everyone has “swimsuit season” fresh in their mind. Long summer days in Texas means minimum clothing and maximum fun by the water, which means it’s time to hit the gym […]
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 […]
With Sound on Sound Fest only a few hours away, festival go-ers and diverse music consumers state wide are preparing for an inaugural experience embellished with resonance and unity. The festival faced some scrutinizing inspection when the indie beach rock, chain smoker, Mac Demarco dropped out of the lineup. Simultaneously, SOS is Austin’s substitute festival for the cancelled Fun Fun Fun Fest–resulting in mass speculation. Despite cynicism, the camping festival expects large crowds, good vibes and stellar sounds. Amongst others, A-list musicians like Phantogram, Purity Ring and Explosions in The Sky will be taking Sherwood Forest by storm.
With a title like “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin is naturally an enticing destination for new bands and artists looking to get their music careers off the ground. However, not all of these musicians necessarily have the income to make it doing music full-time, especially at the start of their careers. Black Fret, a local music non-profit, looks to solve this issue. Every year, the organization nominates a group of artists to be eligible to receive grants to help support them in the creation and live performance of their music. As a result, the 2016 Black Fret nominees represent what the charity believes to be among the best acts currently active in the Austin music scene. Here are five of our favorites from this year’s pool of nominees.
Sound on Sound Fest is rolling out some game-changing news. Today, Margin Walker Presents announced that the festival will be held at Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade, Texas just east of Austin on November 4-6, 2016. The festival team is excited to host the event in an untraditional location: a Renaissance fair with a castle.
As of April, Austin now has a new outlet for women of color to share their art and express themselves. The Coloured Collective is a bi-weekly podcast that aims to showcase the art and creative pursuits of the talented ladies of color that live in this city.
As traffic hell week commences–better known as SXSW–get on your bike, skateboard or scooter and put on your walking shoes because there are some shows you can not miss if you are in the Austin area this week.