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Vinyl Saved My Life Tonight: Record Stores Deliver in a Crisis
Local media emporiums maintain online shipping during C-19 lockdown
"...Meddle, and the haul’s dark horse, a $1 near mint-vinyl (but slightly beat cover) copy of Paul Simon’s Still..."

March 24, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Qmmunity: Music to My Queers
Queer Vinyl Collective plays the chord of qmmunity creation, while Hyperreal and Blue Starlite screen a coming-out comedy classic
" what's on Austin's homo hi-fi: record-loving group Queer Vinyl Collective, who started up a few months ago with..."

Sept. 16, 2022 Column by James Scott

Faster Than Sound: Austin Record Stores Hang On, Together
Online and curbside pivots support an altered Record Store Day for Austin vinyl emporiums this Saturday.
" from a would-be customer. She accused the veteran vinyl seller of ruining her trip from Dallas by not..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

A Gift Guide for the Austin Music Fan in Your Life
Try a Nineties Austin oral history, Willie birthday LP, or BLK ODYSSY ashtray
"...For the Lone Star Vinyl Connoisseur Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation's Texas Wild..."

Dec. 8, 2023 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

Back-to-School Guide: Stores to Shop Your Way Into Austin Music
Dress for the job you want: stylish scenester – plus recommendations on record shops and instrument stores
"...with a Texas treasure trove of new and used vinyl, CDs, and cassettes, plus occasional in-stores, open to all..."

Aug. 19, 2022 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Lifelong Student Fennec Finds a Home in House Music
The multi-credentialed producer who wrote an admissions essay on Girl Talk
"...It's Fennec's first time at East Sixth Street's BLK Vinyl. The 32-year-old producer – musically aliased after the..."

Jan. 13, 2023 Music Feature by Julian Towers

Playback: Strictly Conjunto
“We don’t want this music to die” – Johnny Degollado
"...BLK Vinyl opened Sunday at 2505 E. Sixth. Austin's newest..."

May 11, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Here Are Your Winners for the 42nd Annual Austin Music Awards
Austin’s favorite albums, artists, and instrumentalists of 2023
"...BLK ODYSSY..."

Feb. 23, 2024 Music Feature by The Music Team

2022/2023 Austin Music Awards Winners
You voted – here's Austin's favorite artists, albums, and more
"...Not” Why Bonnie, “Galveston” Music Video of the Year: BLK ODYSSY feat. Benny the Butcher & George Clinton, “Benny’s..."

Feb. 26, 2023 Music Post by James Renovitch

Austin Record Stores Move the Needle on In-Person Shopping
You may now commence thumbing through the stacks again (provided you follow the new safety rules)
"...reservation fee that goes toward your purchase. Eastside emporium BLK Vinyl has been employing a similar reservation-based model since..."

Nov. 13, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
A BLK REVOLUTION, Channel Tres, Smashing Pumpkins, the Austin Record Convention, and more local music related shows worth seeing
"...The BLK REVOLUTION Tour..."

Sept. 30, 2022 Music Column by Christina Garcia

Faster Than Sound: Spoon Returns On Full Blast
Reigning local rockers' surprise show at Mohawk and more music news
"...Byrne, PR Newman, Primo the Alien, Sam Houston & Blk Odyssy, the Reverent Few, and Zach Person. Dues lowered..."

July 9, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Ukeme Maps the Music Genome
Multidisciplinarian Jason Ikpatt ponders community across arts and sciences
"...collective Brown State of Mind, as well as Chucky Blk and Vonne appear on the release...."

Oct. 23, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Austin Record Stores for Your Listening Pleasure
Nine shops to satisfy your vinyl urges
"...with a Texas treasure trove of new and used vinyl, CDs, and cassettes, plus occasional in-stores, open to all..."

Feb. 4, 2023 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
"...commercial record pressing plant. Opened in March, Gold Rush Vinyl changed the game locally by giving Austin artists and..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The 2020/2021 Austin Music Awards Came Bearing a Pandemic Stimulus
Hop in the Winner Wagon and see who we surprised with this year's unique awards
"...Sam Houston & Blk Odyssy..."

March 5, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Don’t DM Me, Vote in the Austin Music Poll!
The Austin Music Poll is open all month. Go vote – online!
"...O Sam Houston & Blk Odyssy..."

Jan. 15, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Unofficial Parties & Free Shows to See During South by Southwest
The Chronicle’s recommended concerts for the coming week
"...priority entry.  – Derek Udensi Mixtape Mash-UpThu 16, 11:45am, BLK VinylFree..."

March 10, 2023 Music Feature by The Music Staff

The 2021-22 Austin Music Industry Awards Winners
"...Big Henry’s Vinyl & Gifts..."

March 4, 2022 Music Feature

Qmmunity: South by So Gay
Squeeze all the juice from these fruity events, both SXSW-adjacent and beyond
"...Baker, KindKeith, and Heather Cook. Wed., March 15, noon-4:30pm. BLK Vinyl, 2505-F E. Sixth. $5."

March 10, 2023 Column by James Scott

Collin Shook Strikes a Chord With Jazz Pop-Up Series
Monks Jazz Club improvs a hit for the pop-up pianist/promoter
"...Street a few blocks west of 183, next to BLK Vinyl. A makeshift stage, already set with drums, bass,..."

Feb. 5, 2021 Music Feature by Michael Toland

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Record Store: BLK Vinyl..."

Jan. 22, 2021 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Record Store: BLK Vinyl..."

Jan. 15, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

2018/19 Austin Music Industry Poll Top 10s
Nearly half of this year's Austin Music Poll/Austin Music Awards winners are now known
"...5) BLK Vinyl..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Music Feature

Faster Than Sound: Black Fret Ball Returns to the Stage With $250K for Austin Artists
The latest on two homegrown music nonprofits looking to expand
"...sets. After a big year of acclaim for debut BLK VINTAGE, BLK ODYSSY offered beautifully softened renditions backed by..."

Dec. 10, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Your Field Guide to 80 Essential Acts at SXSW Music
Highlighting the best and buzziest at this year's Festival
"...on Secretly Canadian – though her collab with Austin's BLK ODYSSY ("Complex of Killing a Man") is hard to..."

March 10, 2023 Music Feature by The Music Staff

In My World of Disorder, the Top 100 Austin Records of 2021
Kevin Curtin ranks his favorite local releases of the year

Dec. 17, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Photos From 2022-2023 Austin Music Awards
"...time ever, ending a decades long run by fellow vinyl emporium Waterloo Records. Surprised EOAE co-owners Blake Carlisle and..."

March 1, 2023 Photo Gallery

Faster Than Sound: Summer Songs of Protest
The stories behind three timely tracks by local artists Pussy Gillette, Kydd Jones, and Njune
"...local MCs Ifé Neuro, Ukeme (Jason Ikpatt), and Chucky Blk (Charles Stephens). As a visual artist, the local expanded..."

July 24, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Musicians on How Best to Employ City Funds Earmarked for the Local Scene
$3 million in HOT funds are coming. Now what?
" or recording support, but they do fund promotion, vinyl/CD production, and distribution. Touring has always been our missing..."

Jan. 10, 2020 Music Feature

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