While working on a documentary about Charles Schultz and his legendary Peanuts comic strip, television producer Lee Mendelson was approached to create a children’s Christmas special for CBS. Then he took a taxi over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Austin band, The Deer, is not-so-quietly making moves. Coming off of a great performance at Old Settler's Music Festival this past April, and having recently opened for Wild Child at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater in November 2015, the band is rapidly propelling themselves into a new category on the local music scene. Recently, we had the chance to sit down with the band to discuss music, side projects, and what goes on behind the scenes.
Kentucky native Sturgill Simpson has blended funk and soul on his new record, A Sailor's Guide to Earth, adding a New Orleans horn section and keys to his critically acclaimed outlaw country sound. He spent two nights in Austin at Moody Theater presented by ACL Live. We caught the Cinco de Mayo show on Thursday and came away feeling groovy.
Old Settler’s Music Festival is one of the country's premier Americana music festivals, now celebrating it’s 29th year in the greater Austin area. The 2016 lineup features some of the biggest names in Americana music as well as some of the best bands calling Austin home. Here are five artists from both of those columns who are sure to make this year's festival one to remember.
With festival season officially off and running, Austin’s own Euphoria Fest is set to blast off this weekend out at Carson Creek Ranch. Headliners STS9, Bassnectar, Dillon Francis and Above & Beyond are sure to take festival-goers to new heights throughout the weekend. But today we’d like to dig deep into the full line-up and help you #FindYourEuphoria. Here are five of our favorite acts that are not to be missed.
Whether it's experiencing new directions, witnessing artist growth or finding new favorites, there's nothing quite like listening to new music from one of your favorite artists. Here are five album releases by Austin-based bands that we are super stoked about.
A couple months ago I was looking to get some speaker wire terminated and stumbled upon local Hi-Fi boutique Austin Stereo. Upon visiting their shop (located off of Burnet Road), I soon discovered that not only had they been servicing the Austin area since 1983, but they were so busy that they had about two months’ worth of audio repair work in their queue—I immediately knew I was in good hands.
Building your first record-player-based stereo system can be a daunting task, and going at it alone can leave you feeling lost, confused and potentially broke. Fret not! We're here to help you build a $300, quality, record-player-based stereo system.