Month: July 2016

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Float Fest reaffirms position as best music fest for local artists

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). 

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Former Ghostbunny Member Michael Walker opens up about recent split from the band, plans for the future

It’s bittersweet news hearing that Michael Walker will be leaving Ghostbunny. The band has been making waves in the Austin music community, their most recent album “Silver Tongue” leaving fans both supremely satisfied and aching for more.
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Solstice Fest Recap: Bust, Holiday Mountain and Nightdrive put on brilliant sets

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.

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Plato III releases single to capitalize on album success

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.