"...Hamburg, Germany, is famously credited for the Beatles' "baptism by fire," a double entendre for the sexual liberation afforded by the seedy Reeperbahn and the Fab Four's extensive club dates in the region between 1960 and 1962, which included 92 consecutive nights at the Top Ten Club. Last weekend, the harbor city hosted the sixth annual Reeperbahn Festival, a music conference boasting more than 200 acts across three days, with an emphasis on potential over star power..."
"...This family-style approach, plus the excitement and appreciation for our music being poured over us from every individual who works at the label, has made us feel at home and among friends. Being totally outside of the German music scene, we had no idea what to expect until we arrived at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg on Friday..."
"...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...."
"...The establishing episode follows six Austin songwriters – Dana Falconberry, Jesse Moore, Leo Rondeau, Carson McHone, Aisha Burns, and Mrs. Glass – on a four-day trip in June to Toronto’s North by Northeast Music Festival..."
"...Sitting in a small Toronto coffee shop on a chilly morning, Brecht takes a moment to reflect on how Project ATX6 has evolved over the past four years. What began at South by Southwest as a conversation with Music Canada Vice President Amy Terrill about getting Austin artists to North by Northeast has become a pivotal export program for local musicians, every year offering the opportunity for six handpicked songwriters to play a series of music festivals around the globe. [inset-1-right]..."
"...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...."
"...For the last dozen years, Austin's most obsessive music fans anticipate one annual announcement over all others: which acts booker Graham Williams landed for his fall festival...."