Faster Than Sound

Rachel Rascoe reports on Austin's music community
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Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Commission Considers a Black Live Music Fund
Austin Music Commission Considers a Black Live Music Fund
Envisioning a Black Live Music Fund and fixing the Broken Spoke

Rachel Rascoe, July 9, 2020

Faster Than Sound: New Cocktail Lounge Takes Over Ex-Sidewinder Space
New Cocktail Lounge Takes Over Ex-Sidewinder Space
Run by former Scoot Inn and Longbranch owner James Stockbauer, Birdie Num Nums maintains the outdoor stage.

Rachel Rascoe, July 2, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Clarence James Finds Clarity Post-Breakup on Debut
Clarence James Finds Clarity Post-Breakup on Debut
Following high school breakout, 20-year-old Georgetown crooner sticks a jazzy bedroom pop debut.

Rachel Rascoe, June 25, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Venues Are Out of Money
Austin Music Venues Are Out of Money
Following last week’s Barracuda closure, a domino effect will continue without emergency city funding

Rachel Rascoe, June 18, 2020

Faster Than Sound – Summer in the City: Concerts, Protests, Relief Controversy, Potentially Less HAAM
Faster Than Sound – Summer in the City: Concerts, Protests, Relief Controversy, Potentially Less HAAM
Clubs navigate show safety, local musicians soundtrack protests, and HAAM asks for city aid.

Rachel Rascoe, June 11, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Grapples With Reopening & Protests
Austin Music Grapples With Reopening & Protests
Civil unrest erupts nationwide as Austin clubs begin reopening.

Rachel Rascoe, June 4, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Could Austin Arts & Music Finally Get a Cultural Trust?
Could Austin Arts & Music Finally Get a Cultural Trust?
It's not here yet, but talks are intensifying. Also, bars and a few live music venues reopen.

Rachel Rascoe, May 28, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Edith Frost Returns
Edith Frost Returns
Austinite once again, Edith Frost offers first new songs in over a decade, plus Natalie Jane Hill's debut and Red River Cultural District requests

Rachel Rascoe, May 21, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Locals Join Over 1,000 Independent Clubs Fighting for Survival
Locals Join Over 1,000 Independent Clubs Fighting for Survival
Meet the National Independent Venue Association, goodbye Shady Grove, and more music news

Rachel Rascoe, May 14, 2020

Faster Than Sound – Austin Radio: “We Never Stopped or Went Off the Air”
Faster Than Sound – Austin Radio: “We Never Stopped or Went Off the Air”
Austin radio stations stay on-air and spirited during COVID-19

Rachel Rascoe, May 7, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Islands in the (Live)stream
Islands in the (Live)stream
Crossing over from 3D to the pixelated world of livestreams

Rachel Rascoe, April 30, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Pure X Reconciles With Austin
Pure X Reconciles With Austin
Local rock group returns after six years, Gold Rush Vinyl checks in, and Threadgill’s closes permanently.

Rachel Rascoe, April 23, 2020

Faster Than Sound: $1.5 Million in HOT Funds Routed to Emergency Musician Relief
$1.5 Million in HOT Funds Routed to Emergency Musician Relief
Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund created – contentiously.

Rachel Rascoe, April 16, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Gary Keller’s Austin Music Movement Shifts Resources
Gary Keller’s Austin Music Movement Shifts Resources
Major music advocacy funding impacted by the COVID-19 crisis

Rachel Rascoe, April 9, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Industry Adjusts to Life Without Gigs
Austin Music Industry Adjusts to Life Without Gigs
Creative pivots, City Council relief resolution, and meet Quinn Ryan Curtin!

Rachel Rascoe, April 2, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Music Industry Workers Face Uncertainty Around Unemployment Benefits
Music Industry Workers Face Uncertainty Around Unemployment Benefits
Independent contractors advised: “When in doubt, go ahead and register”

Rachel Rascoe, March 26, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Austin Musicians Brace for Public Shutdown
Austin Musicians Brace for Public Shutdown
Dispatches from the week the music died

Rachel Rascoe, March 19, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Austin Industry Bands Together for March Music Week
Austin Industry Bands Together for March Music Week
Why Austin venues and musicians need you to turn out the next 10 days, and where to do it

Rachel Rascoe, March 12, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Industry Awards Honor Old & New
Austin Music Industry Awards Honor Old & New
Recapping the ceremony, plus local trio Nevil pack shout-along garage rock, and concert site ShowList Austin relaunches

Rachel Rascoe, March 5, 2020

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Dec. 19, 2019

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