Author: Micky Benthall

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#SUNDAZE: A Monthly Hip-Hop Showcase at Vulcan Gas Company

In an effort to create a safe space for hip-hop in Austin, Solstice Live is introducing SUNDAZE, a hip-hop monthly showcase at Vulcan Gas Company on the last Sunday of every month. The shows will include an open cypher, performances by local Austin hip-hop artists and a featured guest performance by a non-local artist each month. They’ve teamed up with sponsors from Human Influence, TurnT.V., Vulcan Gas Company and yours truly, On Vinyl Music.

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Austin hip-hop: Magna Carda comes into their own on first full-length album CIRQLATION

Austin is the little sibling of the family when it comes to hip-hop in Texas. Surrounded by Houston’s legacy of a hip-hop presence and the rising talents emerging from the Dallas area, Austin has yet to develop an “identity” that is recognized on a national level when it comes to hip-hop and rap despite holding the title of “Live Music Capital of the World.”

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Communion Austin residency debut: The Eastern Sea, Bee Caves & SAFIA

Communion, an artist-led organization based in London focused on creating a sense of community among established and emerging artists across the globe, teamed up with Glitter Tribe, an Austin based event promotion and artist management company, to launch the inaugural Communion Austin residency at Historic Scoot Inn on Oct. 29.

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Crowdfunding, Cats and Controversy: Austin’s new Blue Cat Cafe under fire in a Gentrification war

This new hip cafe in Austin’s historic East side has become a place for cat lovers and coffee drinkers alike, but has also become a centerpiece of Austin’s neighborhood conservation and gentrification struggle.  

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Glitter Tribe Packs Swan Dive with Local Talents

Just a block short from the packed bars and long lines of dirty Sixth Street, lies a cozy, ambient venue: Swan Dive. On Sept. 10, 2015, local Austin artist management and event promotion company, Glitter Tribe, hosted a fantastic show stacked with local artists. The night opened with Waking Fable, a group effortlessly delivering sultry and soulfully rich sounds with an acoustic and subtle pop vibe.