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.
Red River’s spunkiest music venue, Cheer Up Charlies, is one of Austin’s most distinguished party spots.
Molly Burch’s voice is a mesmerizing twang of soul and country that sets the atmosphere for her dreamy music.
In honor of HAAM Benefit Day tomorrow, I’d like to point to one of the foundation’s most notable, and hefty, accomplishments: taking on the housing crisis here in Austin.
From time to time, there comes a band that goes unmatched in their realm of music. When such a group comes parading into Austin, they’re worth a mention. Heavyweight punk-kings the Melvins return to Austin next weekend to play the Sidewinder stage with Helms Alee, a fellow rock band from the Washington area.
Last month, atmospheric rock quartet Casual Strangers released a new short film titled “Turing Test.” Hailing from Austin, the band describes their sound as ‘cosmic sludge.’ Their experimental take on rock melds with electronic music, and the band’s synth-laced sound has already caught fire in the music community here in Austin.