Faster Than Sound

Rachel Rascoe reports on Austin's music community
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Faster Than Sound: KUT/KUTX in Discussion With UT Over the Future of the Cactus Cafe
KUT/KUTX in Discussion With UT Over the Future of the Cactus Cafe
KUTX Director says it's "50-50" whether the station will continue managing the venue

Rachel Rascoe, May 6, 2021

Faster Than Sound – The Music Relief Magic Number: $20 Million
Faster Than Sound – The Music Relief Magic Number: $20 Million
Music Makes Austin budget proposal warns full-capacity touring won't return until 2022

Rachel Rascoe, April 29, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Live Music Preservation Fund Outlays Another $3.5 Million
Live Music Preservation Fund Outlays Another $3.5 Million
City program supports 28 venues with ongoing grants as national Save Our Stages funds stall

Rachel Rascoe, April 22, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Falling Hard for Sasha & the Valentines
Falling Hard for Sasha & the Valentines
The Massachusetts transplants debut their dream-pop LP, Daniel Johnston's NFT dustup, and more music news

Rachel Rascoe, April 15, 2021

Faster Than Sound: White Horse and Sagebrush Regular Jordan Matthew Young Rises on <i>The Voice</i>
White Horse and Sagebrush Regular Jordan Matthew Young Rises on The Voice
"You're just cool, man." – Nick Jonas

Rachel Rascoe, April 8, 2021

Faster Than Sound: SXSW Online Offered Lots to Look Forward To
SXSW Online Offered Lots to Look Forward To
Virtual festival forecasts incoming local debuts and tentative fall touring.

Rachel Rascoe, March 25, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Stays the Course on Mask Precautions
Austin Music Stays the Course on Mask Precautions
Steady on safety guidelines, Austin promoters and club owners juggle an unclear concert calendar

Rachel Rascoe, March 18, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Triangulating SXSW Music Online
Triangulating SXSW Music Online
Artist, industry, and local representatives break down the fest

Rachel Rascoe, March 11, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Only in Austin: The 2020-2021 Austin Music Award Sweepstakes
Only in Austin: The 2020-2021 Austin Music Award Sweepstakes
Austin Music Poll’s 40th anniversary inspires mobile sweepstakes and emotional write-ins

Rachel Rascoe, March 4, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Free Lunch Creatives Feed Austin’s Unhoused
Free Lunch Creatives Feed Austin’s Unhoused
Musicians rally for emergency storm relief, and Spicewood's Katy Kirby debuts on Keeled Scales.

Rachel Rascoe, Feb. 25, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Mobley vs. the Occident Supreme
Mobley vs. the Occident Supreme
Virtual tour of new EP caps Mobley’s movie-sized year

Rachel Rascoe, Feb. 18, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Sun June’s Emotional Landscapes
Sun June’s Emotional Landscapes
Songwriter Laura Colwell discusses atmospheric sophomore effort Somewhere

Rachel Rascoe, Feb. 11, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Live Music Preservation Fund Pays 73 Venues
Live Music Preservation Fund Pays 73 Venues
Ongoing funding under Phase 2 to begin in March.

Rachel Rascoe, Feb. 4, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Contextualizing Broken Spoke Owner James White
Contextualizing Broken Spoke Owner James White
Honky-tonky lifer died of congestive heart failure at age 81

Rachel Rascoe, Jan. 28, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Girls Like Us Occupy Hotel Free TV
Girls Like Us Occupy Hotel Free TV
P1nkstar celebrates trans Texan artists on Hotel Vegas' virtual platform and Music Lab closes final location to make way for Tesla

Rachel Rascoe, Jan. 21, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Don’t DM Me, Vote in the Austin Music Poll!
Don’t DM Me, Vote in the Austin Music Poll!
The Austin Music Poll is open all month. Go vote – online!

Rachel Rascoe, Jan. 14, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Music Venues React to Stage 5
Music Venues React to Stage 5
New city recommendations halt shows at many venues ahead of New Year's Eve

Rachel Rascoe, Jan. 7, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Recapping the Year SXSW Got Canceled
Recapping the Year SXSW Got Canceled
Venue closures, fundraising, and industry layoffs headlined Austin music's difficult 2020

Rachel Rascoe, Dec. 30, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Growing Up Margin Walker
Growing Up Margin Walker
I've only ever experienced Texas music under the independent reigns of Graham Williams. I didn't know how lucky I was.

Rachel Rascoe, Dec. 23, 2020

Faster Than Sound's Musical Top 10s of 2020
Faster Than Sound's Musical Top 10s of 2020
Eleven lists of Austin’s best releases, theme songs, livestreams, creative pivots and more.

Rachel Rascoe, Dec. 17, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Venue Relief Pending as COVID-19 Spike Stalls Restarted Gigs
Venue Relief Pending as COVID-19 Spike Stalls Restarted Gigs
Also, sampling Flobama's beats, and remembering landmark pianist Margaret Wright

Rachel Rascoe, Dec. 10, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Sanctifying Saliyah
Sanctifying Saliyah
The electronic producer focuses inward on a striking sophomore EP

Rachel Rascoe, Dec. 3, 2020

Faster Than Sound: City of Austin Delays Venue Funding – Again
City of Austin Delays Venue Funding – Again
Live music venues have asked for dedicated COVID-19 relief since March, but the city says applications won’t open until next year.

Rachel Rascoe, Nov. 25, 2020

Faster Than Sound: KUTX Beacon Jay Trachtenberg Retires
KUTX Beacon Jay Trachtenberg Retires
Jay Trachtenberg retires from KUTX, Rick Carney steps down as Music Commission chair, and Johnny Bush ascends to honky-tonky heaven.

Rachel Rascoe, Nov. 19, 2020

Faster Than Sound: The Musicians at the Center of UT's
The Musicians at the Center of UT's "Eyes of Texas" Debacle
Inside the Longhorn Band's first-ever Black student group, LHBlacks.

Rachel Rascoe, Nov. 12, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Damn, Kathy Valentine Can Write!
Damn, Kathy Valentine Can Write!
Go-Go's local Kathy Valentine reflects on her memoir at three Austin fall events

Rachel Rascoe, Nov. 5, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Fat Tony Tales
Fat Tony Tales
Houston rapper plays sole release show in Austin

Rachel Rascoe, Oct. 29, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Ukeme Maps the Music Genome
Ukeme Maps the Music Genome
Multidisciplinarian Jason Ikpatt ponders community across arts and sciences

Rachel Rascoe, Oct. 22, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Virtual ACL Music Fest Keeps Flags Flying
Virtual ACL Music Fest Keeps Flags Flying
Nostalgic livestream and rising Austin talent fundraise for the Austin Parks Foundation.

Rachel Rascoe, Oct. 15, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Jana Horn Is Cautiously Optimistic
Jana Horn Is Cautiously Optimistic
Cautious and cerebral ATX singer-songwriter finally releases her solo debut

Rachel Rascoe, Oct. 8, 2020

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