Texas hill country music festival, UtopiaFest, released it’s stunning lineup this past week. While the timeless indie electronic outfit RATATAT will be headlining the festival, local bands and producers will be sharing the bill with the A-listers.
It’s easy to assume that music and art enjoyed at a local level is “underground.” Austin, being the live music capital of the world, selflessly serves musical visionaries city-wide, regardless of their stance in societies rigid […]
While the sun was unforgiving and pierced through even the thickest clouds, Float Fest 2016 saw hundreds of patrons from San Marcos and surrounding areas scurry onto one of many of Don’s Fish Camp’s dusty shuttles to be escorted to the starting point of the 2-hour journey down San Marcos river. Upon their return, festival goers had the opportunity to enter the gates and be greeted by the live sounds of many Austin artists, free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and a whole carnival setup that included a murderously fast ferris wheel (or maybe I’m afraid of heights, whatever).
With only days left until San Marcos’s immersive music festival, Float Fest, river sirens and frat boys state-wide are rushing to their corner liquor store and sharpening their finest shotgun keys to rock out to headliners Chromeo, Rick Ross, Big Gigantic, Bleachers and Bones-Thugz-N-Harmony, just to name a few.
On Friday July 8, Austin’s funky jam band called Resonant Frequency showcased their incredibly firm understanding of the physics behind music and reverberation, and used it to their advantage.
On the first day of the annual Solstice Festival weekend, I spent that night hopping around downtown Austin. I was peering into local bars and venues, keeping an eye out for whatever hub wouldn’t kick me out for having X’s on my hands (looking at you, Empire). That night was a night of firsts for me, and I saw some quality acts on stage.
In a generation where hip-hop and rap often face a mass amount of scrutiny by musicians and consumers alike, pursuing a career in the field proves challenging. Today’s stigma around rap music is a direct result of a self fulfilling prophecy that tells society, “everyone is a rapper,” thus creating a debilitating community around the genre and those who strive to succeed within it.