Hold onto your breastplates because Sound On Sound Fest is about to become a little more badass.
The Knights of Mayhem — full contact, heavy armor jousters — are coming to Sherwood Forest this November for their first, live festival performance.
It’s easy for people to assume that great musical successes have always been hustling in the music industry but in fact there are hundreds of musicians who never knew what their careers would later come to. Iconic musicians like Debbie Harry of Blondie and Sheryl Crow didn’t make it until later in the game when they met international success in their 30’s. Hundreds of people share those stories and have one way or another found themselves in music.
Many times music fans buy tickets to see their favorite headlining artists, overlooking the opening acts, sometimes even going as far as to arrive late so that they don’t have to sit through it. But just because it’s done, doesn’t mean it should be. Often times these types of fans miss out on some great performances because of those bad habits. Here is a list of some really great artists who will be performing at The Mohawk this year that are openers now but will one day soon be the headliner.
Today I spoke with David Kapsner, a singer and guitarist for The Mammoths, a local Austin band with a sound lies at the intersection of country, metal, and rock. The band has just cancelled their San Antonio show due to the devastation and dangers of Hurricane Harvey but after playing at Stubb’s on Friday they plan to hit the road for their second tour this year. Their tour spans from Georgia and Mississippi all the way up to New York City and back just like their earlier tour this year in February 2017 except now they are able to enjoy the experience with better venues and larger audiences.
My favorite SoCo Hotel valet boy greets me as I hurriedly step out of my car for my next meeting. They know it’s me because I drive the same dusty SUV with Texas music plates around to them nearly every day and I probably look like a mad woman who parks there four times a day. Then I see Ian Cochran–he’s the only reason why I’m always on-time to any of my meetings rather than driving around trying to find parking on South Congress. And my favorite part about him? No, not his full beard or Austin-y man bun–though I do like, I do! It’s the fact that when I don’t see him at the South Congress Hotel, I can see him after work hours at HandleBar with his cowboy rock band.
Lone, isolated synths. Brooding guitar picks. A muted, tortured voice… And that’s just the first forty-five seconds. Similar to the debut work of The xx, “Escape” places us in a monochromatic world where yellow flashes fight […]
This week, OV Recommends “Seduced By Sound.” This local Austin anthology is comprised of 100 local up-and-coming or already established Austin musicians and is produced by Weeva and curated by Carly Wolf, frontwoman of the Ghost Wolves.
Electro-soul artist Upper Reality (UR) recently released her new EP “Silver” and its soulful authenticity is pure bliss.
Spray Paint can create momentum in a song the same way the Tinman comes clanging into life in the Wizard of Oz, just pour a little oil down their throats and they won’t shut up.
With the huge expansion of different ways to release music online, it’s only natural that there would be just as many new ways to make music online. Applications like GarageBand and Audacity have always been popular options for those who can’t afford to shell out on a full music creation program, but even those can be too complex for someone just wanting to make a quick beat or simply enjoy experimenting with music without the trouble of installing an application. Here are three of our favorite online music creation tools, available straight from your browser.