Faster Than Sound

Rachel Rascoe reports on Austin's music community
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Faster Than Sound: Select Live Music Reemerges
Select Live Music Reemerges
ACL Live reintroduces in-person audiences, alongside steady outdoor calendars at the Far Out Lounge and Sagebrush on South Congress.

Rachel Rascoe, Oct. 1, 2020

Faster Than Sound: It’s Now or Never for a Music Venue Preservation Fund
It’s Now or Never for a Music Venue Preservation Fund
When will the city of Austin give music venues aid to preserve their so-called ‘Live Music Capital’?

Rachel Rascoe, Sept. 24, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Taylor Wallace Takes Over KUTX Morning Show
Taylor Wallace Takes Over KUTX Morning Show
KUTX replaces morning show mainstay John Aielli with Taylor Wallace after the iconic ATX deejay suffers a stroke.

Rachel Rascoe, Sept. 17, 2020

Faster Than Sound: HAAM Day Fundraises Onscreen
HAAM Day Fundraises Onscreen
The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians’ biggest fundraising day of the year goes online

Rachel Rascoe, Sept. 10, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Remembering Chet Himes, Johnny Limón, and Riley Osbourn
Remembering Chet Himes, Johnny Limón, and Riley Osbourn
Three Austin music scene stalwarts passed in late August

Rachel Rascoe, Sept. 3, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Austin Record Stores Hang On, Together
Austin Record Stores Hang On, Together
Online and curbside pivots support an altered Record Store Day for Austin vinyl emporiums this Saturday.

Rachel Rascoe, Aug. 27, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Moody Amphitheater Rises Out of Waterloo Park
Moody Amphitheater Rises Out of Waterloo Park
Delayed opening until spring, the Moody Amphitheater will be the biggest music venue in the Red River Cultural District

Rachel Rascoe, Aug. 20, 2020

Faster Than Sound: R&B Innovator Nayome Gets Personal
R&B Innovator Nayome Gets Personal
Sade-loving local Naomi Sutton previews sophomore EP, Latin music enters Live Music Fund conversation, and more music news.

Rachel Rascoe, Aug. 13, 2020

Faster Than Sound: City Funding for Music Venues Still MIA
City Funding for Music Venues Still MIA
Live Music Capital flagships await aid as costs pile up.

Rachel Rascoe, Aug. 6, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Austin Musicians Petition for Black Live Music Fund
Austin Musicians Petition for Black Live Music Fund
Black Live Music Fund garners support, Bill Callahan previews Gold Record, and DJ Jester the Filipino Fist harassed in North Campus.

Rachel Rascoe, July 30, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Summer Songs of Protest
Summer Songs of Protest
The stories behind three timely tracks by local artists Pussy Gillette, Kydd Jones, and Njune

Rachel Rascoe, July 23, 2020

Faster Than Sound – Relocations & Precautions: Austin Recording Studios During COVID-19
Faster Than Sound – Relocations & Precautions: Austin Recording Studios During COVID-19
Big Orange and Cacophony engineers relocate as recording industry tiptoes back into the studio.

Rachel Rascoe, July 16, 2020

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

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