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ICAH Fest shines a spotlight on the Austin hip-hop scene

Austin has always neglected its budding hip-hop scene. Even with promotions and production companies such as ScoreMore Shows which was recently sold to Live Nation, the local “scene” in Austin is faced with a lackluster interest. The truth is that local event producers and bookers don’t often celebrate the hip-hop scene that is trying to break through the masses of indie-rock and indie-pop bands that saturate the market. Recently, however, a new festival is attempting to answer the question “Where’s ATX hip-hop?”

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OV Recommends: The Selfless Lovers

On Vinyl recently sat down with one of Austin’s youngest old-school-feel-good jam bands, The Selfless Lovers. Fresh off a too short, but energetic set on the inside stage at Mohawk, lead singer Nik Parr gave us a deeper insight into his and the band’s dive into the Austin music scene. The soulful rock and roll group opened for Ripe, a touring funk band from Boston, on May 4, 2018 to a sold out venue.

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MAAGS Releases New Single– Born to Shine

Maggie McDavid, born right here in Austin, Texas, is an up and coming artist you need to know. Otherwise known as MAAGS, she began songwriting from an early age and sang for a local traveling choir group. More recently, she has received attention from The X-Factor and played the Bumble stage at SXSW 2018. Additionally, she has just released her first official single called “Born to Shine” that is out everywhere now! The song is a melodious synth-pop tune that features McDavid’s engaging vocals.

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Mobley Embarks on Life-Long Journey with Fresh Lies Vol. 1

Mobley has already established himself as the musical phenomena driving the new wave of the Austin music scene. The one-man band sensation has cultivated his sound that continues to alludes any genre definition. Mobley’s latest project, Fresh Lies Vol. 1, is the beginning of a long, personal journey to be released April 27th.

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BUHU Releases New Single: Yew

 

BUHU is the up and coming electronic band you need to know! Their first studio album Relationshapes really put them on the map in 2016. Known for their powerful multidimensional compositions and emotional appeal, BUHU knows how to make an immersive sound. In 2017, they released two dynamite singles ‘La Truth’ and ‘Franny’ that showcased their ability to create a provocative ever unfolding sound. Now, they have just released a new track called ‘Yew’ through Parisian label Kitsuné Musique. The song is an awe-inspiring piece that is as dynamic as it is cohesive.

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Artist Spotlight: Adrián Oviedo

On Vinyl had the pleasure of working with local artist and illustrator Adrián Oviedo for our South Austin Local Showcase. Adrián demonstrated his amazing creative mind by turning the bands into animated characters to create one of the dopest showcase posters we have seen to date. The imagery on the poster really set the tone for the show itself, and encapsulated the very reason as to why supporting local artists is not only important, but a good investment. We decided to sit down and find out more about this up and coming artist.