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More local Austin artists take SXSW by storm

South by Southwest (SXSW) is an international arts festival that displays the best of film, interactive media, and music. Unsurprisingly, there are many Austinites taking main stage at this event in March.

We’ve listed the latest batch of Austin artists performing in 2018. From brooding electronica to classic folk you can’t go wrong seeing these world-class performers.

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Austin Music Video Festival returns for its third year

The Austin Music Video Festival, now nearing its third annual start date, combined the music, art, food, and technology that everyone loves Austin for into a five day event.  Starting Tuesday, September 12th and ending Saturday, September 16th this festival gives everyone the chance to support local musicians, directors, and actors.  The AMVFest will be hosting screenings of 100 music videos, panels, live performances, mixers, and after parties all week that culminate into an awards show Saturday night.  This year the festival will feature special screenings from legendary director Spike Jonze, Flaming Lips, CHRISTEENE, and Holodeck Records, Walker Lukens, and more.  General admissions tickets are $15 a day or $65 for all five days of screenings, concerts, parties, and awards ceremonies.  AMVFest also offers VIP passes that give you access to complimentary drinks, hotel pool access, expedited lines, and priority seating.  Most importantly, a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to Americares in support of Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts.  Both types of tickets are available here.

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Five of our favorite 2016 Black Fret nominees

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.

Weekly Staff Picks: A Playlist For Those Bitter About Valentine’s Day

Are you heartbroken, bitter and alone? Do you think Valentine’s Day is distasteful? Or perhaps, you find it repulsive that we’re slated to contribute $19.7 billion dollars to the economy on this special day. Regardless of where your resentment emanates from, I’ve got a song for you. Here is an eclectic array of Austin musicians to satisfy those bitter about Valentine’s Day.