Music Monday

Each week I try to rotate new songs into my playlists from recently released or soon to be released albums. Now I’m giving it to you, too! I never find giant lists of new music to be helpful, because I usually only listen to a few songs at a time anyway, so here are five, … Continue reading

Korri’s Music and Venue Checklist

The Spring 2011 semester at the University of Texas at Austin is coming to a close, and with it, much of the postings my fellow contributors and I will be doing on this blog. Before I log off, though, I wanted to highlight some of the best music and places covered in this blog with … Continue reading

Austin Music Office: Order in music chaos

In the Live Music Capital of the World, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. Have no fear, though, even if you’re a small fish in a big pond, there are ways to keep your head above water. The City of Austin has it’s own Austin Music Office, which oversees promotion and gives helpful … Continue reading

Music Monday

Each week I try to rotate new songs into my playlists from recently released or soon to be released albums. Now I’m giving it to you, too! I never find giant lists of new music to be helpful, because I usually only listen to a few songs at a time anyway, so here are five, … Continue reading

Soul Track Mind

It’s a common misconception that soul bands today have been doomed to wedding receptions and class reunions. It’s a feeling that I shared until I stumbled upon Soul Track Mind. In the two years since their first rehearsal, the band has played everywhere from notoriously raunchy cooperative housing parties to Antone’s, the home of Austin’s … Continue reading

A famous college band – literally

When thinking about college bands, flannel shirts, psychology major guitarists and studying between sets usually comes to mind; tassels, white pleated pants and precision steps usually don’t. But they should – perhaps the most successful college band in Austin is the University of Texas at Austin’s Longhorn Marching Band. The Longhorn Marching Band isn’t a … Continue reading

Throw down your tracks

So you have a band. You raided a pawn shop for instruments. You have more fans than just your parents. It’s now time to get down to practicing and recording your hits. Where’s a college band to go? Austin, home of the start-up garage band, is also home to a few recording studios and rehearsal … Continue reading

Top 5 reasons cool kids listen to college radio

1. Because we know that these deejays’ aspirations to have a professional gig are just about as useless as our liberal arts degrees! Hey-oooooh! Nothing like a healthy dose of empathy to help your cred. 2. The good deejays and music aren’t wasted on “driving time,” or the slots with the heaviest traffic. Rather, they … Continue reading

The Low Lows at Hole in the Wall

The Low Lows at Hole in the Wall, posted with vodpod Four members of the 10 member rotation of the Low Lows took to Hole in the Wall’s cramped stage on Sunday night. the Americana band, who has been in operation since 2005, rocked the crowd with selections of both of their full length albums. … Continue reading

Ben Baxter at Red 7! Go, go, go!

Yall, If you haven’t heard of Ben Baxter, you’re doing a disservice to yourself and to the local Austin music scene. Just some background: Ben is a Texas native, born and raised. After high school, he moved to Austin to study music at the Austin Live Music Academy. After completing his studies at ALMA, Ben … Continue reading