Faster Than Sound

Rachel Rascoe reports on Austin's music community
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Faster Than Sound: Growing Up Margin Walker
Growing Up Margin Walker
I've only ever experienced Texas music under the independent reigns of Graham Williams. I didn't know how lucky I was.

Rachel Rascoe, Dec. 23, 2020

Faster Than Sound's Musical Top 10s of 2020
Faster Than Sound's Musical Top 10s of 2020
Eleven lists of Austin’s best releases, theme songs, livestreams, creative pivots and more.

Rachel Rascoe, Dec. 17, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Venue Relief Pending as COVID-19 Spike Stalls Restarted Gigs
Venue Relief Pending as COVID-19 Spike Stalls Restarted Gigs
Also, sampling Flobama's beats, and remembering landmark pianist Margaret Wright

Rachel Rascoe, Dec. 10, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Sanctifying Saliyah
Sanctifying Saliyah
The electronic producer focuses inward on a striking sophomore EP

Rachel Rascoe, Dec. 3, 2020

Faster Than Sound: City of Austin Delays Venue Funding – Again
City of Austin Delays Venue Funding – Again
Live music venues have asked for dedicated COVID-19 relief since March, but the city says applications won’t open until next year.

Rachel Rascoe, Nov. 25, 2020

Faster Than Sound: KUTX Beacon Jay Trachtenberg Retires
KUTX Beacon Jay Trachtenberg Retires
Jay Trachtenberg retires from KUTX, Rick Carney steps down as Music Commission chair, and Johnny Bush ascends to honky-tonky heaven.

Rachel Rascoe, Nov. 19, 2020

Faster Than Sound: The Musicians at the Center of UT's
The Musicians at the Center of UT's "Eyes of Texas" Debacle
Inside the Longhorn Band's first-ever Black student group, LHBlacks.

Rachel Rascoe, Nov. 12, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Damn, Kathy Valentine Can Write!
Damn, Kathy Valentine Can Write!
Go-Go's local Kathy Valentine reflects on her memoir at three Austin fall events

Rachel Rascoe, Nov. 5, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Fat Tony Tales
Fat Tony Tales
Houston rapper plays sole release show in Austin

Rachel Rascoe, Oct. 29, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Ukeme Maps the Music Genome
Ukeme Maps the Music Genome
Multidisciplinarian Jason Ikpatt ponders community across arts and sciences

Rachel Rascoe, Oct. 22, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Virtual ACL Music Fest Keeps Flags Flying
Virtual ACL Music Fest Keeps Flags Flying
Nostalgic livestream and rising Austin talent fundraise for the Austin Parks Foundation.

Rachel Rascoe, Oct. 15, 2020

Faster Than Sound: Jana Horn Is Cautiously Optimistic
Jana Horn Is Cautiously Optimistic
Cautious and cerebral ATX singer-songwriter finally releases her solo debut

Rachel Rascoe, Oct. 8, 2020

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

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