SXSWeek in Review: Having the World in Your Backyard

By Katie Warner The Austin Times Staff SXSW means something different to everyone.  For some, it is a networking conference.  For others, it’s all about the film and the music.  For others, it’s a week-long party that involves getting into as many free parties and drinking all the booze your body can handle.  Since I [...]

Latinitas become music journalists at SXSW-inspired spring break camp

Inspired by SXSW, Latinitas‘ 3rd annual Spring Break Camp, Get Your Backstage Pass!, focused on music journalism. Campers were invited to SXSW events as VIPs, interviewed local and national musicians, produced music videos, conducted Skype interviews, and learned how to create music blogs.  The girls were visited by local rockers Maneja Beto and interviewed them [...]

Benefit concert for Sheryl Stack and daughter

To provide monetary and community support to Sheryl Stack and her daughter, local musicians are coming together for an eclectic concert event this Sunday, March 7 from 1-8pm at the Bachus Conservatory (8000 Anderson Square, Ste. 112). Performers include: The Flaming Kelts, Dana Davis, Lynda Millard, Glenn Rexach, Jennifer Bourianoff, Julia Cory, Marti Dudgeon, The [...]

Austin Music Office releases local compilation CD online

It’s a little bit country, a little bit rock’n’roll, a little bit of everything. Just in time for the 2010 SXSW festival, “Austin Music, Vol. 9” is a compilation CD recently released by the Austin Music Office, a division of the Austin Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, to give music fans a taste of the bands [...]

Recommended Event Listings for 12Feb-19Feb

Fri / 12 Feb MUSIC // Concierto Vivo Alternativo - Presented by ViVo ALTeRNATIVO and GoHispano. Celebrate V-day early with music by Rubik, from Monterrey, Mexico, Latin Hip-Hop with Manzanas Malas, and Arthur Yoria with his electroacoustic show. 9pm. $5 cover. All ages. Ruta Maya, 3601 S Congress Ave. MUSIC // El Tule with Huerta [...]

Recommended Event Listings for 5Feb-11Feb

Fri / 5 Feb ART // 3rd Annual Fashion Freakout - A catwalk collaboration of rock-minded trendsetters hell-bent on outfitting Austin’s most fashion backward. Prototype Vintage Design, New Bohemia, and Buffalo Exchange define Austin style by mixing time-tested vintage trends with a taste of today, for the look of tomorrow. DJs Ben Blackout and Angel [...]

The end of an era for the Cactus Cafe?

The Cactus Café is one of the great acoustic music traditions in Austin. Situated in the heart of University of Texas campus, this intimate live music venue has acquired national recognition by showcasing top acoustic acts.  Performing at the Cactus has become a right of passage for many great singers and songwriters, such as Lyle [...]

Dart Music: Bringing international indie music to Austin

Meet Dave Dart. This former astronaut trainer and Systems Analyst at the University of Texas started Dart Music International (DMI), an Austin Area nonprofit that works to bring small indie/rock/pop bands from around the world to Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, with the majority of their work centered around artists coming for the [...]

Rapper Mystikal released from prison after 6 years

Serving a six-year prison term for sexual battery and extortion, New Orleans rapper Mystikal was released from jail last week. “My feet back on the ground. Man it’s been a long time,” Mystikal — famed for hits like “Shake Ya Ass” and “Danger (Been So Long)” — told New Orleans’ Q93 radio station. “I’m back. [...]