Being the “Live Music Capital of the World” is a big responsibility, one that Austin does not take lightly. In the recent years, noise complaints throughout the city have spiked, which has caused outdoor and downtown venues to face repercussions that are effecting business. At the same time, downtown residents and visitors are experiencing discomfort with the late night bustle that comes from living near one of these venues. Now, the city of Austin is trying to find harmony between live music with sound mitigation, if there is harmony at all.
We’ve been following Bayonne’s music career for some time now. And, as expected, he’s only getting bigger. He’s talented at his craft, probably one of the best in the game at this point. Robin Hilton of NPR Music says he “makes live looping look like an endurance sport”.
Something Wicked returns in full-force after last year’s cancellation, features local Austin artists as support.
Jazz music has been an iconic genre of sound since the late 1800’s. Jazz, in all of its forms, has been an epicenter in many major cultural movements and revolutions.
Well, it’s no secret anymore–one of Austin’s most infamous yearly music festivals, Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFFF), has officially announced that they will be taking a year off. The festival will supposedly continue next year, but there is a large amount of speculation that it will completely dissolve because of the large corporate takeover the company has faced.
Today Sidewinder will kick off the weekend with a jam-packed music festival to celebrate their one year anniversary.
The inaugural Sound on Sound Fest (SOS) just released their Globe Stage lineup, and excitement is ensuing. The Globe Stage is a beautiful ode to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. SOS’ Globe Stage will feature non-traditional festival events such as comedy acts, panel discussions, artist Q&As and an actual wedding. (Seriously, though).
South by Southwest leads the way in not only bringing culture into the city, but also in boosting the economy with a little more umph every March.