Faster Than Sound

Rachel Rascoe reports on Austin's music community
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Faster Than Sound: Austin Bands for Bernie
Austin Bands for Bernie
Bands turn out for Bernie Sanders, plus a dive into the SXSW rumor mill and an expanded lineup for the Austin Music Awards

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Feb. 27, 2020

Faster Than Sound: DJ Shani Unites Black Women in House Music
DJ Shani Unites Black Women in House Music
Also the search continues for missing musician Brenden "Chameleon King" Foster, and increased afterhours sound enforcement impacts local venues

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Feb. 20, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Twain’s Texan Metamorphosis
Twain’s Texan Metamorphosis
The Big Thief favorite finds a home locally, Brew & Brew Solo Sets gratify, and a send-off to outlaw country drummer Paul English

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Feb. 13, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Body Rock Turns 10
Body Rock Turns 10
Riders Against the Storm and Chorizo Funk’s decade-built dance institution endures, Monday City music meetings, and more

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Feb. 6, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Happy Birthday, Daniel Johnston
Happy Birthday, Daniel Johnston
Hi, How Are You Day commemorates the late, great Daniel Johnston, and SaulPaul’s Alien Adventure beams down at Scottish Rite Theater

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Jan. 30, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Demons & Delights – The Art of Billie Buck
Demons & Delights – The Art of Billie Buck
Local illustrator makes “Hot Soup” at the relocated Austin Museum of Popular Culture

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Jan. 23, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Renovated Beerland Opens, Dozen Street on Its Way Out
Renovated Beerland Opens, Dozen Street on Its Way Out
Rounding up 2020 venue news plus all things Hi, How Are You Day

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Jan. 16, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Unlocking Oblivion Access
Unlocking Oblivion Access
Leaving the Austin Terror Fest title behind, Oblivion Access partners Dusty Brooks and Dorian Domi reach for new horizons

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Jan. 9, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Peacemakers Cap a Decade at Evangeline Cafe
Peacemakers Cap a Decade at Evangeline Cafe
Evangeline Cafe keeps rolling out South Austin roots while bidding the Peacemakers adieu, the Coconut Club brings dance and DJs Downtown, and the newly improved Austin Music Poll drops

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Jan. 3, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Blood Goes Big, Free Week Contracts
Blood Goes Big, Free Week Contracts
In the ATX music news: punk poetics by local septet Blood, January’s Free Week dates, and the Live Music Fund’s first feedback

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Dec. 27, 2019

Faster Than Sound – Beerland & Beyond: The Year in Music News
Faster Than Sound – Beerland & Beyond: The Year in Music News
Squeezing out the decade’s end in local music headlines

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Dec. 19, 2019

Faster Than Sound: A Month in Austin Rap
A Month in Austin Rap
Three top-grade hip-hop albums emerged this fall. Let’s recap.

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Dec. 12, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Video Festival Reaches 5
Austin Music Video Festival Reaches 5
Local DIY videos mingle with the big leagues, Austin Music Commission forecasts 2020, and Federico Pacheco leads KOOP into its next quarter-century

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Dec. 5, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Goodbye Prop B, Hello HOT Monies
Goodbye Prop B, Hello HOT Monies
Following the defeat of Proposition B, Austin music advocates brainstorm applications of the first city funding for commercial music

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Nov. 21, 2019

Faster Than Sound – Sex Bomb to Sister Ray: Recapping Levitation’s Second Downtown Go-Round
Faster Than Sound – Sex Bomb to Sister Ray: Recapping Levitation’s Second Downtown Go-Round
Scenes from Austin’s marquee independent music fest

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Nov. 14, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Falling Into Levitation
Falling Into Levitation
With a new autumn time slot, Levitation finds footing as a Downtown “gaggle of bands,” Angel Olsen chimes in on new album All Mirrors, and more music events

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Oct. 31, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Unearthing Daniel Johnston’s <i>If</i>
Unearthing Daniel Johnston’s If
Producer Brian Beattie has an unreleased Daniel Johnston album ready, but can’t make amends with the late cult singer’s management

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Oct. 24, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Ryan Garrett Assumes Beerland Lease
Ryan Garrett Assumes Beerland Lease
Stubb’s GM Ryan Garrett takes over lease on neighboring punk club Beerland, expanding Red River Cultural District involvement.

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Oct. 17, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Lizzo City Limits
Lizzo City Limits
“Truth Hurts” star’s historic audience, and other ACL Fest weekend one standouts

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Oct. 10, 2019

Faster Than Sound: ACL Fest’s Recipe for Success
ACL Fest’s Recipe for Success
Essential ingredients for a modern edition of our city’s largest music festival

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Oct. 3, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Historic Approval of City Tax Fund for Local Music
Historic Approval of City Tax Fund for Local Music
With $3 million in HOT monies, music advocates gear up for vote on Prop B, the Far Out finds its footing in South Austin, and more music news

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Sept. 26, 2019

Faster Than Sound: 523 Thompson Sticks Around
523 Thompson Sticks Around
DIY venue co-runners recap a year ahead of Vans event, Rev. Merrill Wade ends the Soul of a Musician Series, and Hi, How Are You Project announces Daniel Johnston tribute

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Sept. 19, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Cheer Up Charlies Principal Maggie Lea Takes on Breast Cancer
Cheer Up Charlies Principal Maggie Lea Takes on Breast Cancer
Cheer Up Charlies co-owner reflects on business and mental health evolution following diagnosis. Meanwhile, the Convention Center expansion gets approval by Music Commission, and Project ATX6 announces a new lineup.

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Sept. 12, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Punk’s Not White at Black & Brown Fest
Punk’s Not White at Black & Brown Fest
Austin punks of color shine at radical San Antonio collective’s second year, Mutual Feelings evolves on their own terms, and more music news

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Sept. 5, 2019

Faster Than Sound: 12 Years of Peligrosa Drives ¡Eso Es!
12 Years of Peligrosa Drives ¡Eso Es!
Local DJ collective sets a mood at Margin Walker’s new fiesta-val of all Latinx talent

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Aug. 29, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Empire Control Room Owners Purchase Longtime Location
Empire Control Room Owners Purchase Longtime Location
Seventh Street venue takes charge of its live music destiny

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Aug. 22, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Eimaral Sol’s Journey to RAS Day
Eimaral Sol’s Journey to RAS Day
Local neo-soul singer Eimaral Sol puts her spiritual spin on the all-women-led RAS Day lineup, City Council approves Red River improvements, Blakchyl leads her East Austin tour, and cult song funny man Dick Price passes

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Aug. 15, 2019

Faster Than Sound: 10 Days of Gun Violence on Red River
10 Days of Gun Violence on Red River
Police step up presence in the Red River Cultural District as merchants’ association pushes for city improvements following three separate shootings in 10 days

Rachel Rascoe, Music, Aug. 8, 2019

Faster Than Sound: 10 Fresh Finds at Hot Summer Nights
10 Fresh Finds at Hot Summer Nights
Ten sunspots on Hot Summer Nights’ triple-digit lineup

Rachel Rascoe, Music, July 25, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Spoon-Feeding the Hits With Britt Daniel
Spoon-Feeding the Hits With Britt Daniel
Spoon frontman talks Beto, streaming, and 26 years of steadfast indie rock

Rachel Rascoe, Music, July 18, 2019

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