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.
As the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin’s night life is heavily centered around loud performances and late nights. The city is full of notable music venues, but the Red River District seems to trump them […]
Snapchat has become a key player in many artists’ approach to sharing their music. Using the social media site, these artists give the world a chance to experience their music before it’s even out. Snapchat users and music […]
OV staff writer Anthony Ramirez examines the rising prices of concert and show tickets.
As a city whose economy thrives immensely from live music events, Austin is discussing several new laws to enhance the musical experience and protect the industry. Several proposals such as cutting liquor taxes, extending the Red River District curfew and moving big events to parks in East Austin are expected to augment the industry and preserve Austin’s title as the Live Music Capital of the World.
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.
The much-anticipated Sound on Sound Fest is fast approaching with festivities starting Nov. 4. To kick off the festival weekend, the Sound On Sound Fest “Late Knights” kick-off parties, or just Knights, will be held at Mohawk, The Sidewinder, Barracuda, Beerland and Empire on Thursday, Nov. 3. Anyone who already has an official Sound On Sound Wristband gets free access to any of the Knights shows and holders of the VIP ‘Treat Thyself’ pass get priority access at each venue.
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.
It was a Texas type of cold night on the premiere of December in the nestled back showroom of Mohawk Austin that sheltered the melodies of Hunter Sharpe. The streets of downtown ATX seemed abandoned on a frisky Tuesday, but the sound that resonated from the speakers heated up the venue.
Austin is a punk haven for artists in all places, but where else but to start at the Mohawk, one of Austin’s premiere venues that has been host to a myriad of punk artists over the years. Luckily, as Red River faces a sharp decline in venues, the Mohawk has stood against the rising tides of rent and red tape. I have seen many shows here, and tonight’s show was an experience that is difficult to put into words; however, seeing as it’s my job, I’m gonna do the best I can.