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Sound on Sound Fest Canceled
Promoters cite loss of financial backing
"...been aborted five weeks before the second-year Austin music festival was scheduled once again for Sherwood Forest Faire in..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: The New Face of Austin Music Festivals
Taking stock of Austin’s festival landscape a week after the conclusion of ACL Fest
"...which is expected to lobby on behalf of Austin's festival market. The $40 show also features Shakey Graves, Jack..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: I’m Just Not Into Labels
CD Baby brings DIY Musician Conference to Austin, Sidewinder won't be ready for SXSW, and PledgeMusic withholds Fastball campaign funds
"...While the world ogled new Fyre Festival footage, local Nineties heroes Fastball found themselves at..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Exposing the Art of the Scam in Lie, Cheat & Steal
Comics Pat Sirois and Kath Barbadaro school you on the grift in their podcast
"...story about an 8-year-old heroin addict (Ep. 20), the Fyre Festival fiasco (Ep. 35), and the "Hipster Grifter" of..."

July 27, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Faster Than Sound: Cracking the SXSW Music Algorithm
If my phone broke and clickbait subsided, where would bring me joy at SXSW?
"...regurgitate our listening habits. At South by Southwest, Music Festival head James Minor revealed that this year's in-house emphasis..."

March 15, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

SXSW Music Review: Revival Experience at Camp Lucy
Not at all the Hill Country brush Fyre Fest trolls predicted
"...The festival rightly received severe trolling when the event initially announced..."

March 14, 2019 Music Post by Doug Freeman

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