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Austin Mic Exchange Grows Up
Weekly series looks to expand in Austin and beyond
"...well-structured hip-hop training grounds in town. The Austin Mic Exchange, a 25-act expo at Spider House every Tuesday, now..."

Jan. 23, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Playback: Sound on Sound Gets Medieval
Sound on Sound’s über headliner: 23 acres of Sherwood Forest
"...Sound on Sound's lineup is music to the ears of..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Industry Awards Honor Old & New
Recapping the ceremony, plus local trio Nevil pack shout-along garage rock, and concert site ShowList Austin relaunches
"...first PA system 20 years ago while grabbing Best Sound Engineer, debuting this year's new 3D-printed statuettes. New Austin..."

March 6, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Renovated Beerland Opens, Dozen Street on Its Way Out
Rounding up 2020 venue news plus all things Hi, How Are You Day
"...In October, Stubb's GM Ryan Garrett confirmed takeover of..."

Jan. 17, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Sound! Euphonium: The Movie – Our Promise: A Brand New Day
Beloved anime franchise adds new phrasing to its familiar tune
"...the building. But with the simple delights of the Sound! Euphonium franchise, the trials and tribulations of the Kitauji..."

July 11, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Faster Than Sound: 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.
"...Personal fuels a creative expansion of Sutton's alluring R&B sound...."

Aug. 14, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Demons & Delights – The Art of Billie Buck
Local illustrator makes “Hot Soup” at the relocated Austin Museum of Popular Culture
"...Buck kindly sends him to browse merchandise for an exchange. In my mind's eye, the lanky shopper has just..."

Jan. 24, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

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
"...Adam Protextor, who co-founded weekly hip-hop incubator Austin Mic Exchange at Spider House in 2012. "If you knew about..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Musical Top 10s of 2021
One writer's favorite Austin-sourced albums, songs, and such from the last 12 months
"...4) American Friend, Sound Under Rock (Dove Cove)..."

Dec. 17, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: 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’?
" city-funded venues. Commissioner Graham Reynolds agreed, saying, "In exchange for the city saving venues, there can be an..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Pure X Reconciles With Austin
Local rock group returns after six years, Gold Rush Vinyl checks in, and Threadgill’s closes permanently.
"...Over years of remote song exchange with bandmates, Davidson made his way back to Texas..."

April 24, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Austin Musicians Brace for Public Shutdown
Dispatches from the week the music died
"...scramble to briefly reassemble shows, she tweeted an email exchange with a resort outside Austin. When asked about payment,..."

March 20, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The Electric Exchange
Theatre, dance, music, and film meld and get supercharged in the Fuse Box Festival
"...St. Louis comes 4ms Pedals, bringing a "Dreaming Machine" sound installation consisting of an army of Furbys and other..."

April 25, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Rent Party Blues
Are post-boom rents killing the Austin music scene?
"...could draw, most venues now pass their costs for sound, lighting, and security to the artists...."

Feb. 14, 2003 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Our readers talk back.
"...You ignore our amazing 20th birthday party [Sound Exchange], you relegate our closing to a small box..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Column

Dancing About Architecture
The Austin Music Network changes administrations once again.
"...alley? Free beer? The Motards at their surliest? Naturally, Sound Exchange's 20th Anniversary show went off without a hitch;..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

With Tower Records closing in June, North Loop's new Sound on Sound hopes to fill some of the void
"...ago, the Drag was home to six record stores: Sound Exchange, CD Warehouse, Tower Records, Inner Sanctum, Technophilia, and..."

April 2, 2004 Music Column by Christopher Gray

The Inexpressible
Ferreting out the local avant-garde jazz scene
"...often highlights some of this music as well. Both Sound Exchange and Thirty Three Degrees have shelves packed with..."

June 15, 2001 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

The Big Bang
The Fragmentation of Austin's Underground
"...when local purveyors of what would become the "Emo's sound" began coalescing at the Cavity. Before the Cavity opened..."

July 11, 1997 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Ben Snakepit Releases His Manor Threat
New collection of diary comics debuts at Beerland this Saturday
"...he wasn’t busy working at I Luv Video or Sound Exchange on the Drag; who adopted his beloved pooch..."

June 8, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

'Chronicle' Ignores, Relegates, Neglects, and Baffles
"...Dear Editor, You ignore our amazing 20th birthday party [Sound Exchange], you relegate our closing to a small box..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Postmarks

Dancing About Architecture
All news: noise ordinance gripes, AMN budget crunch, Sound Exchange faces rent shortfalls, Williamson County refuses to give up on an amphitheatre, Clifford Antone back on the streets, and the first SXSW 03 confirmees. Plus, three music deaths.
"...the ordinance will be enforced and where to measure sound levels. What people don't realize, she says, is that..."

Dec. 20, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Signs of Tension
"...Hanging in the vast front window of Sound Exchange on the lower Drag, between fliers advertising upcoming..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

"...Sound Exchange is bigger, Alien is more specialized, and Waterloo..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

A Room of One's Own
Austin's Newest Record Stores Carve out Their Niche
"...with their own particular strengths and customer biases, are Sound Exchange and Musicmania. The welcoming used-only emporium Duval Discs..."

Jan. 19, 1996 Music Feature

Split Second
"...straight out of Oxford. If this is starting to sound a bit cliched, it is. There's an exchange here..."

May 8, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mail Order Wife
The premise of this gleefully jaundiced mockumentary is simple: A filmmaker pays the expenses of a Queens doorman buying a bride from Burma in exchange for the opportunity to film the proceedings.
"...Queens doorman buying a bride (Yuan) from Burma, in exchange for the opportunity to film the proceedings. The young..."

April 8, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Smell of Success
Austin's poster art scene is back, and it's better than ever.
"...often than not, this winds up facilitating a local exchange of equipment, skills, time, and talent, in the process..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Our readers talk back.
"...not talking about the right of citizens to simply sound off. I'm talking about the citizens of Austin having..."

May 3, 2002 Column

Dancing About Architecture
South by Southwest draws closer -- lots of news from SXSW 2001
"...Sid Fisher should be happy even if he has sound problems like last year, because this time around the..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

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