Planning on swimming through people on 6th Street until something sparks your interest? Although that might work, here’s our recommendations for making NYE kick ass.
Austin has nothing short of music stores with a plethora of vinyl, both used and new, waiting to be bought and prized in your trophy collection of vinyl records. The holidays are the best time to start or expand on your record collection. What’s warmer than a cup of marshmellowed hot chocolate (or wine) and popping on a wonderful, crisp vinyl while the cold weather blankets the city of Austin? Here are five of my favorite Austin local music stores to get your music on vinyl.
If you’re in the market for a hometown soul band that carries the weight to hang with some of the classics, look no further than Austin natives The Nightowls.
The house show is an intangible concept, and yet some people know just exactly how to do it right. House shows bring the community and intimacy of a party with the energy and sound of a venue show. Austin’s “Whitis House” is a little-known house venue that will be hosting San Antonio’s own Televangelist and Austin indie lords Did You See Those Bats? on Dec. 20, right before Christmas.
Bluesy, Americana, folk, alternative, indie, rock: All terms that could be used to characterize Sons of Santos. And yet, none of these really do any justice in capturing the band’s unique and original sound.
Keep your eyes open, you just might miss it.
Packed tightly between two buildings sits the New Movement Theater. One of Austin’s premiere spots for improv and sketch comedy, The New Movement delivers a sense of organic, off-the-cuff type comedy with a true “comedy club” vibe.
In the spirit of collaboration, we feature four local music-inspired projects taken on by Austin creatives who also understand the culture of desk naps and coffee-turned-cold and are well worth supporting.