Austin is not your ordinary city. Not even your ordinary music city. As Kelsey Wilson of Wild Child put it, : “Everyone is a good songwriter and everyone plays an instrument and everyone is in a cool band.” Our Sense of Place visit to Austin has lots of those “cool bands” plus we brought back videos, free downloads, playlists and lots of pictures to put you there. Even if you can’t go to SXSW.
Roland Swenson is the Co-Founder/Managing Director of the South By Southwest Music Festival. The idea for the festival first began in 1986 when organizers of the NYC New Music Seminar contacted Swenson, then a...Read More
Our Sense of Place: Austin guest today, Shakey Graves, has been described as one of the best one-man shows in Austin. With his finger-picked guitar and suitcase drum he takes over the stage. ...Read More
Austin, Texas goes back a long way with psychedelic music. Maybe all the way back when you consider the claim that Roky Erikson's Thirteenth Floor Elevators were the first psychedelic band back in 1965....Read More
Our Sense of Place stop in Austin continues today with long time resident singer-songwriter Patty Griffin. In late 2013 Griffin finally saw the release of her album Silver Bell which was recorded...Read More
Longtime Austin resident Jody Denberg, who is at least somewhat responsible for Austin's musical tastes as the Program Director of KGSR radio for 19 years, is our guest for this Sense of Place visit...Read More
The members of Bright Lights Social Hour landed in Austin in 2006 and soon after got a reputation for what has been described as shows “melding fists-up rock and roll with muscular funk, soul,...Read More