Category: Staff Picks

Weekly Staff Picks: your sound guide to SOS Fest

With Sound on Sound Fest only a few hours away, festival go-ers and diverse music consumers state wide are preparing for an inaugural experience embellished with resonance and unity. The festival faced some scrutinizing inspection when the indie beach rock, chain smoker, Mac Demarco dropped out of the lineup. Simultaneously, SOS is Austin’s substitute festival for the cancelled Fun Fun Fun Fest–resulting in mass speculation. Despite cynicism, the camping festival expects large crowds, good vibes and stellar sounds. Amongst others, A-list musicians like Phantogram, Purity Ring and Explosions in The Sky will be taking Sherwood Forest by storm.

Weekly Staff Picks: Goodbye Summer 2016

 

The summer of 2016 in Austin has yielded major successes in regards to local music and art. The rapid rise of the music-tech industry and city-wide support has cast a righteous spell on Austin based musicians. Daily showcases and concerts liberated the city and reminded the community of the excitement that accompanies “keeping Austin weird.” Amongst others, Empire Control Room, Swan Dive, The Mohawk, Barracuda and Scratchouse served as an oasis for discovery and enthrallment for music lovers and consumers. Hungry musicians who began the summer eager for exposure, are exiting the hot season with note-worthy revelation.

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Weekly Staff Picks: Get amped for Solstice Fest

Solstice Festival is just a few days away Austin!  We’ve created a playlist to help you prepare for two full days of awesome music and fun. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to nab tickets to the festival–which will take place on June 17 and 18. It’s bound to be a great time, so sit back, throw some tunes on and get yourself acquainted with just a few of the tons of artists who will be taking the city of Austin by storm this upcoming weekend!

Weekly Staff Picks: Austin locals at Float Fest 2016

Float Fest 2016 draws closer and along with some appearances by famous artist like Rick Ross, Slim Thug and Chromeo there’s also a diverse collection of musicians hailing from Austin. To celebrate and get you primed for the upcoming festival–which takes place on July 16-17 at Cool River Ranch in San Marcos–we’ve assembled a playlist so you can check out the talent that’s gracing Float Fest 2016’s stage.