On Vinyl favorite and staff pick Blunt Force is participating in The Untz Challenge to win the opportunity to perform at seven major national music festivals. The group has made it to the final round of voting. Support local music by voting for Blunt Force here.
Last Wednesday, the On Vinyl team came together after weeks of preparation for a major networking event that featured music tech startups, musicians and of course, live music.
Photo by Parker Neal
Blunt Force just may be the epitome of what Austin music has evolved into. Employing a unique blend of sounds, this future-funk, glitch-hop, livetronica duo has taken the local music scene by storm. Nationally, even. The band’s 2016 Winter Tour kicks off Jan. 29 here in Austin at Empire Control Room & Garage, where the guys will be preforming alongside Savoy and Crywolf.
Starting fresh in 2016, Euphoria is back and announcing its full lineup of performers slated for the highly anticipated festival this April 7th-10th in Austin, Texas. After much fan speculation, special guests Eric Prydz, who’s debut studio album, Opus, drops February 5th and electro-indie duo, Cherub joins previously announced headliners.
Summer is here!
Mark your calendar, June 23rd is the set date for a nautical music excursion unlike any before it. JamFeed is giving you their first ever JamBarge! This 5-hour party will take place on Lake Travis and boasts drinks courtesy of Deep Eddy Vodka. Be sure to set the sponge with authentic tacos with home-made tortillas. Setting the mood will be Resonant Frequency and Blunt Force, Austin native bands whom are well versed in curating an amazing Texas vibe.
Undoubtedly, “the Live Music Capital of the World” is spectacularly riddled with concert showcases 365 days a year. While some exhibitions are A-list favorites like neo-funk producer, GRiZ and contemporary R&B pioneer, Usher, Austin is noted for it’s sustainable mantra relating to local talent. The city is deeply rooted in united creativity and strives to further the successes of our creative vanguards. This Halloween weekend, the concrete jungle will, per usual, be pulsing with eclectic, local resonance. For those of you feeling conflicted as to which shows to attend this holiday weekend, let OV alleviate your anxieties with this carefully selected list of the finest local, live performances.
The summer of 2016 in Austin has yielded major successes in regards to local music and art. The rapid rise of the music-tech industry and city-wide support has cast a righteous spell on Austin based musicians. Daily showcases and concerts liberated the city and reminded the community of the excitement that accompanies “keeping Austin weird.” Amongst others, Empire Control Room, Swan Dive, The Mohawk, Barracuda and Scratchouse served as an oasis for discovery and enthrallment for music lovers and consumers. Hungry musicians who began the summer eager for exposure, are exiting the hot season with note-worthy revelation.
For one weekend every year, Carson Creek Ranch turns into a whimsical music festival wonderland. Hippies, ravers and everyone in-between all come together at Euphoria to connect with each other as human beings through the love of music.
When I competed in a national student entrepreneurship competition in Miami, one of my judges asked me, “What gets you out of bed every morning?”
The answer: My friends and family. My staff. My mission.
Luckily for me, my staff is made up of my friends, and I consider the whole lot of them part of my family. Luckily for me, I’ve somehow managed to impart a seemingly impossible mission to them: Sustain Austin’s local music scene by doing our part in making a difference in how music consumers view the city’s entertainment space.
Luckily for me, yesterday proved that making a change is possible and not as far out of reach as we all had thought.