Month: September 2016

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Farewell Fun Fun Fun Fest: Is this the end to an Austin music tradition?

Well, it’s no secret anymore–one of Austin’s most infamous yearly music festivals, Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFFF), has officially announced that they will be taking a year off. The festival will supposedly continue next year, but there is a large amount of speculation that it will completely dissolve because of the large corporate takeover the company has faced.

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The “crisis” in Austin music: Creating the infrastructure for a better Live Music Capital

On Thursday, Sept. 15, a congregation formed late in the evening at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in West Campus for the church’s monthly Front Porch series. They gathered to discuss the state of the music industry in Austin and the current issues at hand. Ted Gioia, a jazz specialist from Dallas who is a widely recognized author and music researcher, led the talk with an impactful keynote on the state of the music industry at a global level and later hosted a panel of various stakeholders within the local Austin music industry. He discussed his stance of the music industry being in a state of “crisis,” an echo of Mayor Steve Adler’s rhetoric, urgently challenging the audience to seek ways to bring business to the city and build technology with the purpose of uplifting and supporting music.

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Empire Control Room to host Ruby & The Reckless’ “In My Head” album release party

Ruby & The Reckless‘ album, In My Head, is officially set to release today and you can be there to celebrate. Empire Control Room will host an epic album release party starting at 8 p.m., along with performances by some of OV’s favorite bands.

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Sound on Sound Fest debuts Globe Stage and various acts for upcoming festival

The inaugural Sound on Sound Fest (SOS) just released their Globe Stage lineup, and excitement is ensuing. The Globe Stage is a beautiful ode to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. SOS’ Globe Stage will feature non-traditional festival events such as comedy acts, panel discussions, artist Q&As and an actual wedding. (Seriously, though).