Sound On Sound (SOS) Fest returns November 10-12 to the expansive 23-acre Sherwood Forest in McDade, Texas this year with some stellar, heavy-hitting artists. On Vinyl’s favorite production company, Margin Walker Presents, is bringing back the festival for an even bigger and better experience that starts with their power lineup and ends with their curation of vendors and sponsors.
Summer is here!
Mark your calendar, June 23rd is the set date for a nautical music excursion unlike any before it. JamFeed is giving you their first ever JamBarge! This 5-hour party will take place on Lake Travis and boasts drinks courtesy of Deep Eddy Vodka. Be sure to set the sponge with authentic tacos with home-made tortillas. Setting the mood will be Resonant Frequency and Blunt Force, Austin native bands whom are well versed in curating an amazing Texas vibe.
When I arrived at Swan Dive Saturday night at 8:30, the place was already buzzing, with people rushing in and out to set up for the performances of MAMAHAWK and Medicine Man Revival. In the midst […]
Remember “Bop It”? That game you played as a kid where an energized gameshow host voice yelled at you to twist and pull different knobs and levers at an increasing pace until someone messed up? Beyond the agonizing weeping which ensued upon failing one yank away from the record, the most entertaining aspect of that game stemmed from the crazy, eclectic sounds the Bop It would make. Every flick, spin, and bop created its own unique noise, and amazingly this random assortment of tones organically morphed into a real pattern of beats that, though not entirely smooth, sounded good.
Perhaps BUHU played “Bop It” in the process of creating their new single “La Truth” as a macro view reveals a core similarity between the game and the track: sounds that don’t quite fit together but still create a pleasant whole.
After scoring several large gigs in Dallas, including performances at ’til Midnight at the Nasher and NYE at The Rustic, future soul duo Medicine Man Revival is making their first foray into the Austin music scene with a month-long […]
Artists go through a multitude of steps just to get their music to listeners, and a large part of the process of distributing music is the artist’s use of a music distributor. A music distributor, says […]
Need a break? This playlist from the OV Staff is full of coffeehouse picks, perfect to help you unwind, relax, and maybe cram a little bit more for those last finals. Soft ambient rock and […]
With all the music streaming platforms readily available at our fingertips, it’s hard to imagine why actually buying music is still an option. Many people may ask, “what is the incentive to buy each song individually when you can pay a flat monthly rate to stream thousands of full albums right on your device?” and they certainly have a point. Plus, not only does this model save consumers money, it makes money for labels.
To Karl Marx, religion was the “opium of the masses.” I personally think music is the real opium. We listen to music for fun; to accommodate our sadness and anger. We listen to music to forget things, to experience specific emotions we normally couldn’t without music’s presence. So it’s natural for gigantic events, like music festivals, to be some of the coolest places one can go. Coachella, Reading, ACL, Governor’s Ball, and countless others, all bring the heat when it comes to memorable music experiences. But, something of a questionable trend has been gaining traction in recent times, as some publications have reported that some music festivals are becoming elitist, to counter the culture of mainstream festivals.