Four meetings, sponsored by the City of Austin, have been scheduled in various locations to get your input on the “CreateAustin” plan. One meeting remains & today is your last chance to get involved. Saturday, January 27, 2007 2:00-4:00 p.m. University of Texas Joe C. Thompson Conference Center, 2405 Robert Dedman Drive. To learn more, listen to David Brown’s conversation with Vincent E. Kitch, Austin Cultural Arts Program Manager in the sounds section below. For more information visit the CreateAustin Web site.
True, SXSW is a premiere showcase for indie rock, but the doors are still open for alt-country artists, hip-hop perfromers and even experimental acts. Somehow electronic music has a tougher time of it & not just at SXSW, but in Austin altogether. Michael Olson (we stole him from KUT News) explores the not-so-solid state of affairs.
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It took getting noticed in Seattle, WA before Aaron Behrens and Thomas Turner of Austin’s Ghostland Observatory got serious airtime in their hometown. They’ve reached critical acclaim in the U.S. with their electronic driven rock. It seems a bit odd that they’re playing their first SXSW after getting a set of UK dates under their belt. Texas native Matthew Dear moved to techno-friendly Detroit where he produces electronic music on Ghostly International. A bucket load of mp3s surveys the label’s dan…
“The Daily Feed” offers an insider’s look at the goings-on at the world’s biggest and most important festival & from the non-stop parties to registrants-only panel discussions to exclusive interviews and performances by showcasing artists. You can find a fresh offering by noon each day of the SXSW music conference at TexasMusicMatters.com.
Austin is again in the music spotlight this week with South by Southwest. But a Texas town about 200 miles to the north is fast gaining a worldwide reputation as a music hotbed. For KUT’s Texas Music Matters, Andy Uhler reports on the place known by some as ‘little Austin’.
Texas Music Matters surveys the highlights of the 21st South by Southwest music festival: from Pete Townshend to Peter, Bjorn and John to Iggy Pop.
The Murrow Awards-named for pioneering newsman Edward R. Murrow -are given out by the Radio-Television News Directors’ Association (Murrow gave his immortal “lights in a box” speech to a meeting of the RTNDA in the late & 50’s.) We’re proud to announce that KUT’s Texas Music Matters has won regional Murrow Awards in two categories this year: Best Feature Story for “The Devil and Daniel Johnston” and Best Use of Sound for “Kashmere Stage Band”. In addition, KUT News has won Best Documentary for Rediscovering Barbara Jordan (produced and reported by Wayne Bell and edited by Emily Donahue). Scroll down below to hear the feature on Daniel Johnston.
Billy Joe Shaver faces aggravated assault and weapons charges following a shooting outside a bar 90 miles north of Austin. The singer-songwriter’s attorney claims Shaver shot in self-defense. The yet-to-be identified shooting victim is in stable condition at a Waco hospital. For further details, listen to the story below in “Other Media”.