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.
Alright, so, It’s a Monday and the fabled Spring Break is finally here. Forget about your schoolwork, your teachers, whoever that is that won’t call you back. You’ve got much more important things to be doing around this time, which is listening to some kickass local Austin music for the SXSW music festival! I’ve gone through the painful and arduous labor of compiling this list of tracks here for you beautiful angels to hear.
Local music venue Cheer Up Charlies will be working with virtual reality company YouVisit and label GTZ records to host several bands in an unofficial SXSW afterparty tonight that GTZ’s Geoff Earle says will have a “stellar lineup.” Musicians in tonight’s locals-only show are The Octopus Project, Golden Dawn Arkestra, and GTZ-signed bands SHMU and Stiletto Feels.
Millennial music is often restricted to a very familiar, western sound. American youth repeatedly glamorizes “top 40” hits, and remains stagnant in their musical outlook. Applications like Pandora and Spotify tend to feed off of this effortless approach towards music, making the rewarding search for great music appear elementary. On Vinyl Music has a righteous goal of showcasing music fashioned by artists of various genres, objectives and aesthetics in hopes of creating a more musically aware society. Austin based electric-marimba ensemble, Rattletree, is a historic example of why open-mindedness is necessary while consuming creative art. Rattletree is composed of four spiritually tuned musicians with a vision that is not only hedonistic but hugely important.
Expect the unexpected when it comes to Indie Orchestra Night 2016 (in a good way). The event will take place on March 12 at East Austin College Prep-MLK Campus from 7:30 -10 p.m. I highly recommend getting your tickets now!
As you can tell, On Vinyl and the rest of the Austin music community has been getting super excited for Levitation 2016. Though SXSW is creeping up on us faster than we can say it, we still can not wait to zen out Carson Creek Ranch for Levitation this coming April 29 – May 1.