Monday, 08 Feb 2016

Music News

Pride Radio Austin

Austin is known for its casual and playful nature, its the playground of Texas. Located in the center of the Lone Star State, with the state capital and home to the University of Texas, the city supports a politically charged and culturally rich environment. It's hip, trendy, and high-tech. A large creative population, primarily musicians and artists, it enhance its eclectic nature. Austin is one of only a few U.S. cities with professional ballet, symphony, opera, and theater companies. With 20 museums, dozens of galleries, and as many as 35 theater companies, the city is experiencing a cultural renaissance. Austin's new radio station 97.5 Pride Radio is the secound LGBT focused station in the nation to be operated by San Antonio based iHeartMedia, the other is in Minneapolis. 
Other iHeartMedia stations in Austin include 96.7 Kiss FM, 98.1 KVET-FM, KASE 101, 102.3 The Beat, 103.1 iHeartAustin and AM 1300 The Zone. 
Pride Radio Austin is modeled after iHeartMedia’s popular Pride Radio channel on the iHeartRadio app. It is kicking off commercial free, playing 10,000 songs in a row from artists such as David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Nick Jonas, Katy Perry and Rihanna. The new station will also feature news and contests of interest to the Austin LGBT community,

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10 artists in SXSW from around the World

South by Southwest is an annual set of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States. It began in 1987, and has continued to grow in both scope and size every year. SXSW is where artists from around the world can come together and support each other and be heard by many. Here are a few amazing artist from around the World

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Ali Rey Montoya better known as Ali A.K.A. Mind is an independent artist (Producer and MC) that was born in the city of Bogotá Colombia. His inspiration comes from his life experiences which are narrated in each one of his songs with a conscious and social message, his sensible way of viewing the world is what he aims to translate in each of his rap songs.

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6 shows to see in February

Austin is still a young city, in search of its own traditions. Though we have come up with a few native creations, Austinites still borrow and adapt traditions established elsewhere. It's a new year, and February is coming up fast. Here are a couple must see shows in February.

Austin in Feburary

Carnaval Brasileiro 02/27/16 Palmer Event Center
Want something festive, well carnaval is the perfect event which brings a different culture and atmosphere to Austin. Carnaval has emerged and thrived in Austin, because long ago it became a city of open attitudes, and culture due to a  large part to the university influence. Now that bohemian attitude has mixed with just enough business sense and hard work to make music happen in a way that is attracting attention from around the world. Austin’s Carnaval Brasileiro, the winterfest of flesh and fantasy, was nurtured in that unique semi cohesive, culture conscious environment, and still flowers every February.

Kid Cudi 02/18/16 Austin Music Hall
Need something more Modern, Kid Cudi might be the choice for you. He is also playing at Austin Music Hall, a must see venue before it's unfortunate demolition

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Top 5 places to have a meal and hear live music

If your looking for a place to stop in, have a meal and listen to some live music in Austin Texas here are a couple great choices.

Brass house is a venue for live jazz & blues, exquisite food choices, a wide selection of vodkas and a back deck. It's located at 115 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

The mean cat eye is a venue for live music and events. Stubbs barbecue is served, featuring an excellent draft selection of local and craft beers, in addition to a full bar. It's located at 1621 W. 5th Street, Austin, Texas 78703

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Touring through Austin in the spring

The sun is just about ready to shine regularly and everyone is ready to get outdoors!  There are so many fun & unique events happening in Austin in the spring, and I'm going to tell you a few. 

Hands down, number one must do in the Spring, is find a gorgeous patch of bluebonnets and take a few pictures.

Strawberry Picking at Sweet Berry Farms, opening day is March 5 and strawberry picking lasts through May.

SXSW plans and  executes conferences, trade shows, festivals, and other events opens March 11th - march 20th.

Rodeo Austin, Concerts, Midway games & rides! Nothing says TEXAS more than the rodeo and Austin puts on a Good one!  

Pecan Street Festival. Love Austin, Love Art is what the annual event is all about.  With over 275 artisans and vendors, the festival is great for families.  Lots of performances, live music, food, and workshops. 

Enjoy a Farmer’s Market, spring is a great time to load up on fresh produce. They have many across Austin. 

Eeyores Birthday Party, everyone is invited to wear a costume, dance around the Maypole and help raise money for non-profit groups in Austin. 

The Texas Olive Festival focuses on way more than just olives! They have cooking classes and demos, food and wine tastings from local restaurants, orchard tours, activities for the entire family, movie nights, live music and more fun! 

Derby In The City music festival air the Kentucky Derby on their jumbotron while artists play throughout the day. Come dressed in your Derby best. 

Baller under the stars. Each spring, the Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble does Ballet Under The Stars and it’s a favorite every year. It’s not that often you get to watch ballet under the moonlight, so get out there and enjoy what is a pretty unique opportunity.  

Music in the Park is a free event in Mueller's Lake Park Amphitheater. Bring a blanket and picnic and enjoy the music. 

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