Faster Than Sound

Rachel Rascoe reports on Austin's music community
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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

Faster Than Sound: Alexalone, All Together
Alexalone, All Together
Soft-spoken guitarist details world-building Polyvinyl debut – with help from bandmates

Rachel Rascoe, Aug. 5, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Raoul Hernandez, Not Like Everybody Else
Raoul Hernandez, Not Like Everybody Else
Outgoing Chronicle Music editor on 27 years of pure emotion

Rachel Rascoe, July 22, 2021

Faster Than Sound: The Drama Behind the Cactus Cafe Negotiations
The Drama Behind the Cactus Cafe Negotiations
Accusations of unprofessional behavior and an HR complaint leave the historic venue in limbo

Rachel Rascoe, July 15, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Spoon Returns On Full Blast
Spoon Returns On Full Blast
Reigning local rockers' surprise show at Mohawk and more music news

Rachel Rascoe, July 8, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Captain Quackenbush’s and Outer Heaven Disco Club Make COVID-Delayed Debuts
Captain Quackenbush’s and Outer Heaven Disco Club Make COVID-Delayed Debuts
New musical hubs launch in former Strange Brew and Dozen Street spaces

Rachel Rascoe, July 1, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Bartender-Turned-Activist Jeannette Gregor Amplifies Her Profession
Bartender-Turned-Activist Jeannette Gregor Amplifies Her Profession
Mohawk’s new venue manager on her “messy and fickle” industry and getting back to live music

Rachel Rascoe, June 24, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Love Wheel Records Rolls In
Love Wheel Records Rolls In
Austin music mainstay Mike Nicolai retails vinyl and Indoor Creature parties at the Ballroom

Rachel Rascoe, June 17, 2021

Faster Than Sound: The Spiritual Side of Quentin Arispe
The Spiritual Side of Quentin Arispe
Plans for Pride Month, Resound concert promotions, and IRL record store day

Rachel Rascoe, June 10, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Austin Imprint Keeled Scales Partners With Polyvinyl Records
Austin Imprint Keeled Scales Partners With Polyvinyl Records
New joint office expands the local label landscape

Rachel Rascoe, June 3, 2021

Faster Than Sound: KUT/KUTX Will No Longer Manage the Cactus Cafe
KUT/KUTX Will No Longer Manage the Cactus Cafe
University station terminates "disheartening" negotiations and Spider House Ballroom changes ownership.

Rachel Rascoe, May 27, 2021

Faster Than Sound: Kendra Sells, Unlimited
Kendra Sells, Unlimited
BluMoon singer's genre-dancing solo debut, a music supervisor panel, and more music news

Rachel Rascoe, May 20, 2021

Faster Than Sound: KindKeith Has What You Need
KindKeith Has What You Need
A dreamy alternative R&B debut and a few major venue reopenings, too

Rachel Rascoe, May 13, 2021

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

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