Every Tuesday, curious spectators crowd Spider House Cafe and Ballroom for Austin Slam Poetry. Twelve spoken word artists boldly take the stage to share their art. Gloria C. Adams, the secretary of Austin Slam Poetry, states that Austin has some of the best poets in the country.
MCG has been doing their thing since Feb. 2015. When their debut, Compatible Creature, was, well, debuted, it was a blast. I got to see them at the Historic Scoot Inn, I’ve been talking about them in the weekly staff picks and now I’m fortunate enough to be talking about their newest release, the Outside EP.
Austin is known for its pop indie breakout bands, some of which are great, most others make me want to drive my car into the river. But Austin isn’t just kindling for the indie rock fire that burns within many young, bearded hearts. It breeds great music of all genres. Seeing as I have asserted myself as the authority on good punk and emo among the OV crew, I have to tell you about one of my favorite local emo acts, Retirement Home.
Noiice (Jackson Granger) is an emerging DJ producer in South Austin who also happens to be my old college roommate. I’ve watched Jackson go from self-taught sessions in the dorm room to playing with local duo Bames at Plush. Noiice has gone through countless trials and tribulations to get the recognition he deserves in the Austin club scene and the next chapter is coming soon.
Free Week is great because in a city where everything else is so expensive, having some fun at no extra cost is a blessing. Free Week is also great because a lot of that free fun is local Austin music at several different local venues.
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.
Barracuda (formerly known as Red 7) has completed their revamp and is ready to share it with a Holiday Party & Grand Opening celebration.