The best Friday promotional stunt of SXSW found itself in the form of a fake funeral procession led by hometown brass kings Interrobang Brass.
A sincere thank-you letter from On Vinyl’s founder and sound guide for our loyal readership!
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.
There’s something exciting and unpredictable about college bands. They’re young, risk taking and ambitious with an infectious gleam of passion for music that makes us all want to root for them. Anyway, we want to shed light on some local college bands and musicians we like to listen to. You might recognize some of these from our 16 of ’16 article… Can you blame us?
I have a list of favorite things and in no particular order they go like this: burritos, Samoyed dogs, ’90s emo, free stuff and music in general. Like any good millennial, I think paying for things is stupid. That’s why Free Week is one of my favorite weeks of all time.
With the new year comes a fresh start. In celebration of the new year, On Vinyl Music is doing another article in its series of annual corollary numbered lists of local bands.
Planning on swimming through people on 6th Street until something sparks your interest? Although that might work, here’s our recommendations for making NYE kick ass.
During a brisk Thursday night, typically one reserved for pseudo-alcoholic college students, I made plans to sprint across downtown Austin to three venues in an effort to see five different local Austin bands turn downtown ATX into a musical playground. Finals week clearly did not deter me from experiencing such an eventful night. I was on a mission to explore as much local Austin music as I could.