The Blanton Museum of Art
"...Six local musicians head to Canada, France, and other foreign lands this year as part of Project ATX6, which turns up-and-coming local acts into Austin ambassadors at international festivals annually. The new chosen ones: Jai Malano, Elijah Ford, Tate Mayeux, Beth Chrisman, Andy Bianculli, and Grace Park...."
"...Inside one of Austin music’s most enduring proving grounds on Saturday afternoon, multitudes gathered in the front room of the Hole in the Wall to welcome in the new ATX6, a group of local songwriters who will represent our fair city at international events throughout the next year...."
"...ATX6 today announced its new group of rising Austin musicians that will represent our fair city at North By Northeast (NXNE) and other international festivals this year. The six locals selected are Gina Chavez, Jonathan Terrell, Elsa Cross, Silas Lowe, Jana Horn, and Brian Kremer...."
"...Brecht smiles back with the same measured coolness displayed at the outset of the show. As ringleader of Project ATX6, the Austinite's become used to salving a million mini emergencies and projecting a measured calm amid the chaos...."
"...[image-1] Also stepping up to the mic, a six-pack of singer-songwriters handpicked by Chris Brecht of Austin Independent Radio. You remember, the 2016 ATX6: Jai Malano, Elijah Ford, Tate Mayeux of swampy-tonk duo Mayeux & Broussard, Beth Chrisman from the Carper Family and High Planes Jamboree, Andy Bianculli (Star Parks/ex- Preservation), and Grace Park, frontwoman for the Deer...."
"...6) offer two ideal examples of how the city can best leverage its role. Yet the music community knows it can't simply wait on the city for support, and efforts like Black Fret, Mosaic, and ATX6 have provided templates for necessary new models of public engagement...."
"...The night before, Austin Week launched with a club showcase for the ATX6, the group of Austin songwriters, assembled by Chris Brecht, that travels to various international music festivals throughout the fall. On this, their first adventure, they counted more accurately as the ATX5..."
"...Doubly interesting to the people of Angers were the ATX6, a group of homegrown songwriters swept off to a series of international performances during which they live together and collaborate. Their shows were standing room only, with French folks turning up to see Beth Chrisman's rough and tumble Americana, the heartfelt rock of Elijah Ford, the Deer's Grace Park and her earthy indie folk, Beatles-esque songsmith Andy Bianculli, and blues siren Jai Malano..."
"...Considering that the music business is on thin ice financially, Absher offers a practical lesson for labels going forward: "Don't let a distributor stock up too much inventory because they can go under overnight." ATX6 2016..."
"...Compared to the 2016 mission statement Electro Tribe, the four-track Rule Breaker contains increasingly subtle touches of EDM impulses and, thus, a more nuanced musical universe. Nnedi Agbaroji sounds like Jamila Woods on the splashy, futuristic R&B title track, before commanding the mic with attitude-driven raps over Andy Leonard and Robert Slangen's hard-hitting livetronica backing on "Chasing Whatever" and "Mad Science." Agbaroji, who's been selected to rep Austin at forthcoming international festivals as part of Project ATX6, also shows off her agile singing with a cover of "Pure Imagination," the song from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory...."
"...Entries from home cooks and budding chefs will be going up against queso submissions from the following restaurants and entities: Chicon, Bullfight, LeRoy and Lewis, Burro Cheese Kitchen, Kesos Taco House, BuzzFeed Austin, JuiceLand, Freebirds World Burrito, Mama Fu’s Asian House, Red Mango, Vegan Nom, Willigan’s Island, Project ATX6, Pop That Chalupa, The Shady Grove, Javelina Bar, Waterloo Ice House, Independence Brewing Company, The Green Machine, ChefStir, Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, EastSide Tavern, Wheatsville Co-op, The Bitter Lemon, Facebook Austin, El Chile, Kebabalicious and previous winners, Cheesus, Not By Bread Alone, Austin Facial Hair Club, and Frank...."
"...Meet the ATX6: Traveling the globe this fall for performances at France's Austin Week, Japan's Yumeiro Music Festival, and Germany's Reeperbahn, are new local ambassadors Corey Baum of Croy & the Boys, Acey Monaro of Go Fever, future-pop artiste Mobley, atmospheric banjoist/cellist Lindsey Verrill, Otis and the Destroyer's Taylor Wilkins, and Torino Black singer/guitarist Sisi Berry. The songwriter cadre, organized by Chris Brecht, was unveiled Saturday at the Hard Luck Lounge where Mayor Steve Adler lauded the project for exporting Austin's cultural brand...."
"...Star Parks, led by ATX6 alum and guitar diplomat Andy Bianculli; Grace Park, clarion crooner of indie folk outfit the Deer; and Dave Pinkham’s lovelorn Dylan-Reed-Walkmen-inspired rockers Summer Swells fill out their ranks with horn sections, backup vocalists, and guest spots aplenty. Also levitating will be former Chronicle cover story dreamgazers Moving Panoramas, fronted by the impressive Leslie Sisson, and Some Say Leland, who offer alluring, melancholic country..."
"...Thu. 10 @ ABGB: Pizza & Beer Pop-Up & Project ATX6, 6pm (all ages)..."
"...Recently, Malano’s maintained a residency on South Congress at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul. In between, she’s completed a string of dates at international festivals in France through the ATX6 music export project...."
"...Behold the ATX6: crooner Brian Kremer, Reservations leader Jana Horn, folksinger Silas Lowe, Americana songstress Elsa Cross, Not in the Face frontman Jonathan Terrell, and spicy folk-pop singer Gina Chavez. Think of the group as international ambassadors of Austin music..."
"...Next month they reunite for the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Brecht says he’s got more such showcases in the works for the next calendar year, with a new installment of the ATX6 mini-series documenting each one..."
"...Six local musicians are being sent to Canada next month to represent Austin at Toronto's North by Northeast festival. The "ATX6" are indie pop songstress Dana Falconberry, East Cameron Folkcore singer Jesse Moore, blues guitarist Mrs..."
"...The first fundraiser’s tonight at the White Horse and features house acts Rondeau and McHone for a suggested cover donation. Operation #ATX6 hits Banger’s on Rainey Street Thursday, June 5, trotting out Moore’s East Cameron Folkcore and Mrs..."