Tag: Holiday Mountain

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Float Fest reaffirms position as best music fest for local artists

While the sun was unforgiving and pierced through even the thickest clouds, Float Fest 2016 saw hundreds of patrons from San Marcos and surrounding areas scurry onto one of many of Don’s Fish Camp’s dusty shuttles to be escorted to the starting point of the 2-hour journey down San Marcos river. Upon their return, festival goers had the opportunity to enter the gates and be greeted by the live sounds of many Austin artists, free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and a whole carnival setup that included a murderously fast ferris wheel (or maybe I’m afraid of heights, whatever). 

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Solstice Fest Recap: Bust, Holiday Mountain and Nightdrive put on brilliant sets

On the first day of the annual Solstice Festival weekend, I spent that night hopping around downtown Austin. I was peering into local bars and venues, keeping an eye out for whatever hub wouldn’t kick me out for having X’s on my hands (looking at you, Empire). That night was a night of firsts for me, and I saw some quality acts on stage.

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Solstice Festival takes over Austin for two whole days dedicated to live music and fun

Solstice festival is back, Austin! Join some of the city’s hottest, up-and-coming bands for two days of art, music, food and fun. Clear your calendars because  on June 17 and 18 Solstice will be taking the city by storm, throwing parties and setting up shop all over Pan Am park on the East Side–and a few other venues around Austin–to celebrate the start of Summer.

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.

Weekly Staff Picks: A Playlist For Those Bitter About Valentine’s Day

Are you heartbroken, bitter and alone? Do you think Valentine’s Day is distasteful? Or perhaps, you find it repulsive that we’re slated to contribute $19.7 billion dollars to the economy on this special day. Regardless of where your resentment emanates from, I’ve got a song for you. Here is an eclectic array of Austin musicians to satisfy those bitter about Valentine’s Day.