I’m listening to My Golden Calf’s Perfume Brute in my bed. I’ve taken the bed cover off because yesterday I knocked over a big storm lamp and it landed on the ground and shattered everywhere and I’m still finding glass on the ground.
Heavy and melodic, the EL DESIERTO LP from local band, Sin Motivo, is a bold and significant move in the Austin music scene. Even though this album was released last year, I still think it’s important to reflect on albums that some may have overlooked in 2015.
I have a list of favorite things and in no particular order they go like this: burritos, Samoyed dogs, ’90s emo, free stuff and music in general. Like any good millennial, I think paying for things is stupid. That’s why Free Week is one of my favorite weeks of all time.
Another year of music, festivals and fun in the “live music capital of the world.” In a city where there is always a show to see, picking favorites is not something I try to do. A music scene so iconic has produced some of the most influential artists spanning a myriad of different genres.
It’s the most wonderful time here at OV. A time for cheer, beer and gallons of eggnog. I barely had enough time to sleep off my Thanksgiving hangover before I was floored by a holiday that requires more time spent at home, which requires a little more rum than I would like to admit.
The Elephant Room is a basement jazz club that defines itself literally as the underground sound oasis of Austin. Founded in 1991, the club has evolved with our ever changing city with robust nightly lineups every week, allowing local and touring artists to perform what they love.
Geoff Earle, lead man of Stiletto Feels, is eccentric; his zeal for performance is apparent and contagious. This zeal manifests itself in Earle’s curly tuft of hair that seemingly moves in it’s own way. However, his showmanship is backed with Stiletto Feels’ significant musical aptitude.
Standing in the Shadow of a Wave documents two Austin artists that are looking to crest the wave that has been steadily building unbeknownst to those outside of this growing movement.
Silence your cell phones, please.
When you think of cities for comedy, the big ones that pop up are New York, L.A., Chicago. These are the biggest cities in America, and yet the Austin comedy scene has launched some of the greatest comedians of the last thirty years, including Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks.
We all know and love (or love to hate) the biggest music festival that comes to town: Austin City Limits. It is a chance to see your favorite bands perform at Zilker Park with the growing skyline in backdrop, nestled away from the downtown chaos. It brings in floods of tourists, surges on Uber rides and the best musical acts coming from around the world.