Faster Than Sound

Rachel Rascoe reports on Austin's music community
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Faster Than Sound: Patti Smith and Bikini Kill in One Weekend
Patti Smith and Bikini Kill in One Weekend
Lighting strikes twice in Austin, and Pleasure Venom opens

Rachel Rascoe, May 12, 2022

Faster Than Sound: How Two Years Off Made Oblivion Access Festival Even Better
How Two Years Off Made Oblivion Access Festival Even Better
An interview with the truly independent booking duo on their landmark lineup

Rachel Rascoe, May 5, 2022

Faster Than Sound: Neighbors Push to Limit Size of Austin Opera House Project
Neighbors Push to Limit Size of Austin Opera House Project
Traffic concerns clash with midsize venue vision at 200 Academy Dr. development

Rachel Rascoe, April 28, 2022

Faster Than Sound: Erwin Center Replacement, the Moody Center, Opens on UT Campus
Erwin Center Replacement, the Moody Center, Opens on UT Campus
The 15,000-capacity concert/basketball arena, plus more debuting venue news

Rachel Rascoe, April 21, 2022

Faster Than Sound: Inside a Competition to Become Musician-in-Residence at a Luxury Apartment Complex
Inside a Competition to Become Musician-in-Residence at a Luxury Apartment Complex
Would you play 25 hours a month to live rent-free in Downtown Austin?

Rachel Rascoe, April 14, 2022

Faster Than Sound: Gary Keller Now Owns West Austin's One World Theatre
Gary Keller Now Owns West Austin's One World Theatre
Austin music benefactor adds One World to real estate portfolio, alongside Saxon Pub

Rachel Rascoe, March 31, 2022

Faster Than Sound: Wait, How Does SXSW Music Work Again?
Wait, How Does SXSW Music Work Again?
Breaking down the basics, and some favorites, after three years away

Rachel Rascoe, March 10, 2022

Faster Than Sound: The Austin Music Awards Rise Again
The Austin Music Awards Rise Again
Tickets on sale now for the 40-year tradition, March 8 at Emo's

Rachel Rascoe, March 3, 2022

Faster Than Sound: Jim Eno Launches Project Traction for Women Music Producers
Jim Eno Launches Project Traction for Women Music Producers
The Spoon drummer co-produced songs with eight women and nonbinary artists at his Public Hi-Fi studio

Rachel Rascoe, Feb. 24, 2022

Faster Than Sound: Bevis M. Griffin Teaches Austin Youth the Evolution of the Blues
Bevis M. Griffin Teaches Austin Youth the Evolution of the Blues
School of Rock students play two events this weekend, and Stubb's sells to C3 and Live Nation

Rachel Rascoe, Feb. 17, 2022

Faster Than Sound: Changes at Two Campus Cafes
Changes at Two Campus Cafes
The latest on Cactus Cafe and Spider House

Rachel Rascoe, Feb. 3, 2022

Sound & Color: Four Visual Depictions of Austin's Musical Identity
Sound & Color: Four Visual Depictions of Austin's Musical Identity
A whole palette of music-related art happenings of late, from a new Daniel Johnston mural to Bob Dylan's depiction of the Hole in the Wall

Rachel Rascoe, Jan. 27, 2022

Faster Than Sound: Shared Frequencies Radio Connects Austin DJs with the World
Shared Frequencies Radio Connects Austin DJs with the World
Online electronic station celebrates third birthday Saturday at Coconut Club

Rachel Rascoe, Jan. 20, 2022

Faster Than Sound: Is the Broken Spoke Too Broken?
Is the Broken Spoke Too Broken?
Allegations of intolerant behavior at the honky-tonk arise following Queer Eye feature

Rachel Rascoe, Jan. 13, 2022

Faster Than Sound: Concert Lineups Crumble Amidst Omicron Surge
Concert Lineups Crumble Amidst Omicron Surge
Free Week navigates cancellations and stricter safety guidelines reemerge

Rachel Rascoe, Jan. 6, 2022

Faster Than Sound: Headlines From a Year in Limbo
Headlines From a Year in Limbo
A flurry of industry activity in an on-again, off-again reopening scene

Rachel Rascoe, Dec. 30, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Musical Top 10s of 2021
Musical Top 10s of 2021
One writer's favorite Austin-sourced albums, songs, and such from the last 12 months

Rachel Rascoe, Dec. 16, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Black Fret Ball Returns to the Stage With $250K for Austin Artists
Black Fret Ball Returns to the Stage With $250K for Austin Artists
The latest on two homegrown music nonprofits looking to expand

Rachel Rascoe, Dec. 9, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Aftereffects of Astroworld
Aftereffects of Astroworld
Austin promoters ScoreMore fall under scrutiny after deadly concert

Rachel Rascoe, Nov. 18, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Natalie Jane Hill Finds Her Balance on Sophomore LP
Natalie Jane Hill Finds Her Balance on Sophomore LP
Folksinger and guitarist details Solely, created alone and in community

Rachel Rascoe, Nov. 11, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Should the Live Music Fund Go to Musicians or Venues?
Should the Live Music Fund Go to Musicians or Venues?
While eligibility is worked out, Music Commission nails down “PIE” equity plan

Rachel Rascoe, Nov. 4, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Versatile Electronic Producer Qrion Finds Calm in Austin
Versatile Electronic Producer Qrion Finds Calm in Austin
I Hope It Lasts Forever arrives Friday at the Concourse Project

Rachel Rascoe, Oct. 28, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Levitation Returns for Halloween Weekend
Levitation Returns for Halloween Weekend
A conversation with Botany and other cross-genre recs

Rachel Rascoe, Oct. 21, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Mixing Major Films, Danny Reisch Establishes LA Studio
Mixing Major Films, Danny Reisch Establishes LA Studio
Good Danny's in Lockhart will stay open and tracking

Rachel Rascoe, Oct. 14, 2021

What to Know Heading Into ACL Fest
What to Know Heading Into ACL Fest
Forecast calls for vaccine cards, clear bags, mask areas, and rain

Rachel Rascoe, Sept. 30, 2021

Faster Than Sound: The Fall Music We Always Talked About
The Fall Music We Always Talked About
Music columnist returns to two major venues and a new one

Rachel Rascoe, Sept. 23, 2021

Faster Than Sound: City Council Supports Music-Focused Arts Facility on East 11th Street
City Council Supports Music-Focused Arts Facility on East 11th Street
Harold McMillan breaks down civic steps to the envisioned Kenny Dorham Center

Rachel Rascoe, Sept. 9, 2021

Faster Than Sound: You Might Find Your New Favorite Artist at Hot Summer Nights – Here Are 10 Contenders
You Might Find Your New Favorite Artist at Hot Summer Nights – Here Are 10 Contenders
Picks to reset quarantine listening habits, free today through Sunday

Rachel Rascoe, Aug. 26, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Saturday in Waterloo Park
Saturday in Waterloo Park
Sights, sounds, and an undetermined musical niche at Downtown's new greenspace

Rachel Rascoe, Aug. 19, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Delta Variant Leaves Venues Between a Rock and the Governor's Orders
Delta Variant Leaves Venues Between a Rock and the Governor's Orders
The latest on music hubs, festivals, and relief funding

Rachel Rascoe, Aug. 12, 2021

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