Faster Than Sound

Rachel Rascoe reports on Austin's music community
31-60 of 69 entries
Faster Than Sound: Lizzo City Limits
Lizzo City Limits
“Truth Hurts” star’s historic audience, and other ACL Fest weekend one standouts

Rachel Rascoe, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, July 18, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Willie and a Movie
Willie and a Movie
The Red Headed Stranger rides again at Luck Cinema's kickoff, thriving Austin rapper Ladi Earth can't be categorized, and more music news

Rachel Rascoe, July 11, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Music Advocates Say Convention Center Expansion Key to Unlocking City Funds
Music Advocates Say Convention Center Expansion Key to Unlocking City Funds
Can the commercial music industry finally get a cut of the HOT action? Also: City protects venue employees from receiving sound citations and Austin rapper Hella Sketchy dies of overdose.

Rachel Rascoe, July 3, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Cutting Up on Tuesday
Cutting Up on Tuesday
Queer nightlife gets a new clubhouse, SIMS Foundation faces spiked membership, Spoon’s greatest hits, and more

Rachel Rascoe, June 27, 2019

Faster Than Sound: School’s Out for Dayglow
School’s Out for Dayglow
Nineteen-year-old Sloan Struble leaves UT for the bedroom-pop big leagues, while two new area record stores make their debuts

Rachel Rascoe, June 20, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Austin Terror Fest Crosses Over
Austin Terror Fest Crosses Over
Two birthdays and a dark christening

Rachel Rascoe, June 13, 2019

Faster Than Sound: The Fable Trilogy, Briscoe Center's
The Fable Trilogy, Briscoe Center's "Greatest Hits," and Beerland Sold
Rare local reissues from Jazzman Records, the Briscoe Center’s Music Collections presents its “Greatest Hits,” and – has Beerland been sold?

Rachel Rascoe, May 30, 2019

Faster Than Sound – Welcome to Red River World: The Future of Austin’s Music District
Faster Than Sound – Welcome to Red River World: The Future of Austin’s Music District
Forecasting the storm of developments between the state Capitol and I-35. Also, NPR warned and ACL Fest confirms: Austin’s pop soloists are stepping up.

Rachel Rascoe, May 23, 2019

Faster Than Sound: The College Kids Are Alright
The College Kids Are Alright
First-ever KVRX Fest offers a buzzing platform for indie artists, Symphony Square, and industry-aspiring students. Also, Broken Spoke daughter Ginny White-Peacock needs “robot legs.”

Rachel Rascoe, May 16, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Unbounded Agency for the Underrepresented
Unbounded Agency for the Underrepresented
Anita Obasi’s parties make space for queer artistry, Jay Wile’s croon tricks fans of Frank Ocean, and more recommendations for KVRX Fest

Rachel Rascoe, May 9, 2019

Faster Than Sound: A Festival Blooms in the Desert
A Festival Blooms in the Desert
Amid concern over a new C3 festival, homegrown Marfa Myths strives to grow with the Texas city

Rachel Rascoe, May 2, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Vivien Goldman’s Lasting Echoes of Feminist Punk
Vivien Goldman’s Lasting Echoes of Feminist Punk
Vanguard journalist brings new book to Austin, the Larriva family remembers their friend Elliott Smith, and local musicians pop up all over the place

Rachel Rascoe, April 25, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Ryan Bingham Warms Up His Western Festival
Ryan Bingham Warms Up His Western Festival
Onetime local Americana star inaugurates his fest on a chilly day in Luckenbach

Rachel Rascoe, April 18, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Jackie Venson Solos
Jackie Venson Solos
Local blues hero goes solo to cut costs, city polls on use of $12 million earmarked for the arts, and the U.S. State Dept. blocks Palestinian artist Dirar Kalash from the Fusebox Festival

Rachel Rascoe, April 11, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Tameca Jones Is Wide Awake
Tameca Jones Is Wide Awake
Soul singer Tameca Jones finds clarity with help from the SIMS Foundation, synchronized punk duo Being Dead baptizes a debut EP, and more

Rachel Rascoe, April 4, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Cheer Up Charlies Booker Trish Connelly’s Thoughtful Curation
Cheer Up Charlies Booker Trish Connelly’s Thoughtful Curation
Community outpours support for booker’s multiple sclerosis treatment, city opens first for-profit venue assistance program, and Las Cruxes’ storefront shutters

Rachel Rascoe, March 28, 2019

Faster Than Sound: What Sparked Joy at SXSW Music
What Sparked Joy at SXSW Music
Marie Kondo-ing my Festival experience, with scooters and shooters in the giveaway pile

Rachel Rascoe, March 21, 2019

Faster Than Sound: Cracking the SXSW Music Algorithm
Cracking the SXSW Music Algorithm
If my phone broke and clickbait subsided, where would bring me joy at SXSW?

Rachel Rascoe, March 13, 2019

Faster Than Sound: 15 SXSW Buzz Bands to Cure Millennial Burnout
15 SXSW Buzz Bands to Cure Millennial Burnout
By legs, Lyft, or Lime scooter, get to the following 15 acts

Rachel Rascoe, March 7, 2019

« 1    BACK    1   2   3     NEXT    3 »
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle