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The best showcases of SXSW 2017

As SXSW continues to expand every year, bringing in some of the best bands from around the world, it also brings to Austin some of the best music showcases. This year, SXSW runs from March 10th through March 19th, with hundreds of shows all over Austin. Streets and venues will be jam-packed with thousands of people from all over the world who are looking for the best of the best in music – and SXSW is where they will find them.

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OV Recommends: Four local sets to catch this weekend

Undoubtedly, “the Live Music Capital of the World” is spectacularly riddled with concert showcases 365 days a year. While some exhibitions are A-list favorites like neo-funk producer, GRiZ and contemporary R&B pioneer, Usher, Austin is noted for it’s sustainable mantra relating to local talent. The city is deeply rooted in united creativity and strives to further the successes of our creative vanguards. This Halloween weekend, the concrete jungle will, per usual, be pulsing with eclectic, local resonance. For those of you feeling conflicted as to which shows to attend this holiday weekend, let OV alleviate your anxieties with this carefully selected list of the finest local, live performances.

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Barracuda Music Tech Expo: Thank you, Austin!

When I competed in a national student entrepreneurship competition in Miami, one of my judges asked me, “What gets you out of bed every morning?”

The answer: My friends and family. My staff. My mission.

Luckily for me, my staff is made up of my friends, and I consider the whole lot of them part of my family. Luckily for me, I’ve somehow managed to impart a seemingly impossible mission to them: Sustain Austin’s local music scene by doing our part in making a difference in how music consumers view the city’s entertainment space.

Luckily for me, yesterday proved that making a change is possible and not as far out of reach as we all had thought.

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Otis the Destroyer to release gritty, original EP at the Barracuda

Otis the Destroyer released their first EP Dark Arts in 2014. Since then, the band has continued to build a cohesive identity as a stellar rock n’ roll quad combo. The band members include Taylor Wilkins on guitar and vocals, Clennan Hyatt on drums, Kyle Robarge on bass and vocals and Anthony Rucci on guitar.