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Margaret Moser has died

Unconventional.

     Unapologetic.  

          Trend-setter.

               Trend-breaker.

                    Feminist.

                         Certifiable badass.

                              Door-opener.

You can do a simple google search of her name and find the first hit is NPR’s article, “Margaret Moser, Queen Of Austin, Is Dancing In The Light”.

She was the Dancing Queen of Austin and everything else listed above.

Margaret Moser, 63, gracefully passed away in her San Antonio home after a four-year dance with colon cancer. She will undoubtedly carry the legacy of being one of the most famed, female journalists in Texas history.

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With Live Nation’s new festival passport, you can attend almost every music festival in the world for $799

Cost of admission:

ACL: $255

Bonnaroo: $349.50

EDC: $355

Lollapalooza: $335

Before taxes and fees, a music lover would spend almost $1,300 to attend just four of the world’s biggest music festivals. Now, this same journeyman could experience all these and dozens more for almost half that price.

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Local band Fancy Pants changes name to NOISECHOIR

A band’s name is not merely a title for a group– it’s an identity that tells a story before the music even begins, a personal brand that resonates with the musical style and reflects the personalities of all the band members.

That being said, choosing a name is an extremely important process that can make or break a band’s success.

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SoundCloud facing potential Google buyout

With tech-savvy consumers flocking to music streaming platforms, companies like Spotify and Apple Music are flooding with revenue. So, why is it that one of the most popular streaming platforms, SoundCloud, is actually losing money and facing a potential buyout by Google? Well, unlike streaming services that charge a monthly access fee, SoundCloud is 100% user-generated.

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Sound on Sound Fest yields major success, confirms sophomore year

Despite cynicism and mass speculation from the Central Texas festival circuit, Sound on Sound Fest was a sonic success. Austin music lovers found themselves in a state of despondence upon the cancellation of the less-mainstream music and arts festival, FunFunFunFest. The dismay was promptly halted when SOS dropped a thriller of an innagural lineup to fill the void of FFFFest, including artists like Phantogram, Run the Jewels, Courtney Barnett and Explosions in the Sky.

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Latest Austin news: Liquor tax cuts, curfew extension, park venues change

As a city whose economy thrives immensely from live music events, Austin is discussing several new laws to enhance the musical experience and protect the industry. Several proposals such as cutting liquor taxes, extending the Red River District curfew and moving big events to parks in East Austin are expected to augment the industry and preserve Austin’s title as the Live Music Capital of the World.