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Austin Mic Exchange Grows Up
Weekly series looks to expand in Austin and beyond
"...What began as an open mic cypher by some of Austin’s most impressionable MCs has..."

Jan. 23, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

The End of Austin Mic Exchange
Organizers retire the community cypher
"...stage experience, and hook up with collaborators at the Austin Mic Exchange. Today, organizers announce they’ll retire the Wednesday..."

Aug. 21, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Austin Mic Exchange
Showcasing next generation hip-hop every Tuesday
"...note of the faces filling out a hip-hop open mic: young kids, college-aged and rail-thin, with backpacks and hats..."

May 29, 2013 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Mic Exchange
Tuesdays are hip-hop open mic night at Spider House
"...these things are reflected in a new weekly event: Austin Mic Exchange...."

Nov. 23, 2012 Music Post by Zoe Cordes Selbin

Now Streaming in Austin: Good Feels on Wheels
Watch the Austin stoner comedy free and help Coldtowne Theater
"...Welcome to Now Streaming in Austin, highlighting locally made titles to watch while self-quarantining. Well,..."

May 1, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Protextor Reps “Austin
Single premiere by Weird City Hip-Hop Festival organizer
"...“Some people think doing a song that reps Austin is corny,” acknowledges local rapper Adam Protextor. “Of course..."

July 13, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Austin-Made Sitcom Wind Ups Breaks Out of the Toy Box Tonight
Pilot filmed in and inspired by Toy Joy premieres tonight
"...with a very special preview screening of the new Austin-made show Wind Ups, a comedy filmed in a genuine..."

Nov. 15, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Music Awards' Industry Accolades Announced
Best radio station, record store, club, and many more
"...The Austin Music Awards ceremony isn't until next week, but the..."

March 6, 2017 Music Post by James Renovitch

Playback: Best Austin Music Controversies of 2017
The year in quarrel
"...Controversy drove conversation in 2017. With hair-trigger polemic reflexes, we lob ideological grenades – constructed from current..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Austin Music Scene's Spectrum of Sexism
From sexual assault to all-female bills, women musicians face myriad issues in the live music capital
"...the best way to articulate her experiences as an Austin musician...."

Jan. 20, 2017 Music Feature by Libby Webster

Austin Hip-Hop is Here
Austin's Mic Exchange creates a platform for local hip-hop artists
"...Since its beginning back in September 2012, Austin's Mic Exchange has become a staple in the ever-growing..."

Aug. 7, 2014 Events Post by Laila Karabash

Punk Rock Patron of Austin Music Richard Lynn
Super Secret founder and Sonic Transmissions Festival underwriter expands operations
"...Larry staked his own claims an hour east of Austin in Giddings during the Seventies, making significant contributions to..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Music Feature by Michael Toland

"Shoot Like a Grrrl" Takes You on a Club Crawl Through Lost Austin
Photographer Martha Grenon's exhibit at SouthPop covers the Austin music scene in the Eighties and Nineties
"...print: "Joe Ely and (Little) Charlie Sexton, Club Foot, Austin, June 1982," adding that Charlie is 13. That may..."

Aug. 30, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Inside the Small Presses Driving Austin’s Literary Scene
Meet the local small presses committed to publishing diverse literature
"...history in action when she moved back home to Austin from San Francisco and set up a local chapter..."

May 31, 2024 Arts Feature by Carys Anderson

How Austin Transformed Danny Brown
The Detroit wild card on getting his shit together (and finding H-E-B)
"...didn’t spend his entire album advance that week in Austin...."

March 29, 2024 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Bright Light Social Hour on the occasion of the Austin quartet's debut full-length. A lifetime later, all that still..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

...&More... Premieres Growth Through Acceptance
An ATX hip-hop soundtrack to futile existence
"...Austin-based MCs Scuare and No1Important, two verbally agile all-stars of..."

Feb. 13, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Campus Hacks: Huston-Tillotson
Learn to navigate this historic Eastside university with these hacks
"...the first and oldest institution of higher learning in Austin...."

Aug. 23, 2017 Chronolog Post by Ashton Washington

Weird City Hip-Hop Festival Re-Ups
ATX’s early fall classic serves up a sophomore swang and bang
"...a lumber mill smack in the heart of East Austin. Equally mysterious is the headliner’s row – specifically the..."

July 15, 2015 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

Playback: Antone's Resurrected
The return of Antone's, Free Week, and the Austin Music Poll Ballot
"...New Year's Eve unveiling of Antone's. The comeback of Austin's brand venue, reopened Downtown after two years on mute,..."

Jan. 8, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Hip-Hop on the Verge
Austin finally cemented a scene, but who will break out nationally?
"...becoming only the second local rapper to play the Austin City Limits Music Festival – 2008 – Bavu Blakes..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Playback: Nancy Fly Waves Bye-Bye
Pioneering Austin booker Nancy Fly retires, and ATX gets a hip-hop festival
"...tour, Nancy Fly's booking herself a long vacation. The Austin tour booker, an invaluable conduit for local musicians working..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Show your local love
A guide to spending locally
"...Austin loves its local businesses, and the AIBA is making..."

April 7, 2015 Events Post by Tamar Price

Chronolog Radio
Our SXSWfm local music/news show now available on demand
"...standing guard over the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Austin’s own South by Southwest has allowed “Playback” provocateur Kevin..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Turnt Up
The Weird City Hip-Hop Festival returns as a single-day rap off
"...16). Three weeks later, Protextor and his partners at Austin Mic Exchange proclaimed the Return of Weird City –..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Crosstalk: Miss Manners Retires From Hip Hop Hooray After 15 Years, and More Music News
DAWA Fund apps open May 15 and Lizzy McAlpine melts ACL Live
"...Manners also started and hosted the five-year run of Austin Mic Exchange alongside local rapper Adam Protextor. The weekly..."

May 12, 2023 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Playback – Lukas Nelson: Real as Promised
Lukas Nelson is a chip off the ol' Willie
"...week, in the dining room of a borrowed West Austin mansion, Nelson mused on his unusual upbringing, work ethic,..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Spider House Ballroom Will Cease Live Entertainment
Longtime local venue converts to arcade bar following co-owner misconduct allegations, code violations, and artist payment delays
"...local artist Adam Protextor, who co-founded weekly hip-hop incubator Austin Mic Exchange at Spider House in 2012. "If you..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Bateau Dispatches Her Heart
Debut single from folkie turned hip-hop songstress
"...The Houston native, who lives in Austin and studies at Texas State in San Marcos, enlisted..."

Dec. 21, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Residents
Twelve essential weekly hangs
"...Austin Mic Exchange..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

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