Whether you’re in the mood for the heavy metal stylings of former White Zombie frontman Rob Zombie (Aug. 2) or radio-ready pop rock from Train (Aug 4), Austin360 can make your dreams come true. Enter to win free passes at the Austin Music Source blog.
[The Austin music industry] is a $1.6 billion ecosystem, not just a couple of guys with guitars. But the folks with guitars, working for tips, and the thousands of others in the music industry … make that $1.6 billion possible. They deserve a voice at City Hall. And, with Austin Music People, they have one.
(Top photo by Rodolfo Gonzalez; Middle Row photos by Jay Janner; Bottom Row photos by Ashley Landis for Austin American-Statesman)
SXSW Music Day 5 (the final day): Relive the star-studded finale of this year’s festival, and check out some video of up-and-comers:
- Saturday in pictures: Check out all of our staff photos from all of our Saturday coverage, or take a look at our individual galleries of Justin Timberlake, Prince, Smashing Pumpkins, South by San Jose, and the Statesman’s own Rock the Lot.
- JT rocks the Copper Tank: It may have been one of the hardest tickets in town to get, but our Chad Swiatecki reviews Justin Timberlake’s secret show.
- Prince closes with a bang: The Purple One takes the stage in a marathon set, one of the most unforgettable of the festival.
- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at it again: Proving to be SXSW workhorses, the duo closed their whirlwind week at the Austin Music Hall.
- Bonus Macklemore: The interview: The men behind “Thrift Shop” dish about record labels, their recent success and humble beginnings on a Radio Shack karaoke deck.
- SXSW interview with Las Cafeteras: The folky seven-piece band collective sits down with Austin 360.
- A Day At The Mohawk: Our photographer Rodolfo Gonzalez captured 24 hours at the Mohawk during SXSW when Iggy Pop played
- Video acoustic sets: We caught up with several artists on the street who performed for us: Israeli/Ethiopian artist Ester Rada; Black Violin; and freestyle rapper Mastermind
Austin Music Hall is undergoing some big renovations, including fixing sound problems, lighting and more. The company that now owns the facility says it will focus more on hosting galas and other events and less on concerts.
Photo: Gary Dinges/American-Statesman
So sad. RIP Adam.
Austin: Festival Capital of the World
We’re thinking the title above should be the city’s next seeing as how we are beginning to have a few simultaneous festivals.
This weekend is no exception.
- The Austin Food & Wine Festival officially begins Friday and goes through Sunday. Food writer Addie Broyles will be updating us on the scene.
- Psych Fest kicks off tonight with performances by the Black Angels, Dead Meadow and more.
- The Moontower Comedy Festival continues through the weekend with a performance by Wanda Sykes on Saturday. The festival organizers even opened up a free show to the public featuring Jeffrey Ross, who plans to do a roast of Austin.
AP — Levon Helm, the drummer and singer who brought an urgent beat and a genuine Arkansas twang to some of The Band’s best-known songs and helped turn a bunch of musicians known mostly as Bob Dylan’s backup group into one of rock’s most legendary acts, has died. He was 71.
"It’s more than a store," said Kent Finlay, owner of the Cheatham Street Warehouse. "It’s a piece of our soul."
The independently owned music store will shut its doors next week.