Austin has nothing short of music stores with a plethora of vinyl, both used and new, waiting to be bought and prized in your trophy collection of vinyl records. The holidays are the best time to start or expand on your record collection. What’s warmer than a cup of marshmellowed hot chocolate (or wine) and popping on a wonderful, crisp vinyl while the cold weather blankets the city of Austin? Here are five of my favorite Austin local music stores to get your music on vinyl.
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.
The new owners of the space once occupied by Red 7, former Red 7 partner Johnny Sarkis and Hotel Vegas owner Jason McNeely, have released the name of the newest Austin venue: Barracuda.
Oct. 29, Sidewinder, a reinvented merger between Red Eyed Fly and Red 7, hosted a power-packed local lineup: The Bravo, Ghostbunny, Otis the Destroyer and MCG.
There are novice DJs and then there are thriving yet under-appreciated artists such as Casual T.
In the spirit of collaboration, we feature four local music-inspired projects taken on by Austin creatives who also understand the culture of desk naps and coffee-turned-cold and are well worth supporting.
Our friend and Atlantic Records recording artist Max Frost is up and at it again with his new EP titled “INTOXICATION” to be released tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.