Here we are peeps, ACL is now a few short days away and I hope everyone is ready and raring to go in the heat. The ATH crew is certainly amped for the weekend while we struggle to survive the long work week ahead prior to all the fun times. Today I’m excited to be continuing our ACL coverage with a nice interview from ATH approved band Waters. Leading man and creator of the group Van Perszaowski offers up the responses. Hit the jump for more.
Moving along with our coverage for ACL is yet another interview with a band we’ve talked about quite a bit in the past. Today our spotlight and interview comes from the boys in Beat Connection. Band member Reed Juenger was kind enough to answer our burning questions and you can find his answers after the jump.
Compared to yesterday, I’m already feeling a bit more prepared for ACL coming up in a couple of weekends. As we do every year, we’ll be working hard trying to interview as many bands will have us leading up to the festival. Today I’m pumped to be kicking things off with new Swedish super group Amason. Band member Nils Tornqvist was kind enough to answer a few of my burning questions. Follow the jump for more.
It’s well known around these parts that our beloved music scene in Austin is ever changing, and though some may go into panic mode, we here at ATH understand that change is all part of the industry. With that said, I’m sure many of you have heard the sad news about the closing of prized venue Red 7 come this September. While we mourn the loss of one of our favorite venues in town, let us rejoice in the news of a new venue in the Red River District. The newly crowned Sidewinder will open in October, shortly after the closing of Red 7, and will occupy a totally revamped and remodeled space formerly known as Red Eyed Fly. With all the creative minds on the list of those involved, this is definitely something to be excited about. The Chronicle was one of the first to break the news.
With all the craziness currently going on in and around Red River (Cheer Ups rock wall, closing of Holy Mountain/Red 7, new venues, etc.) it seemed like a great time to speak with someone in the know. Step in Transmission Events founder Graham Williams. We sent Graham a few questions about his new venue and the current state of the live scene in Austin. He has a lot to say and any real music fan in town should take his thoughts into consideration. After the jump you can get his thoughts.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin is a long ways a way from Austin, but not too far away in terms of mindset: here, we call our city the Live Music Capital of the world, and in the Eau Claire is the Music Capital of the North. Nestled in the Chippewa Valley and overlooking the the river, we were treated to three days in the woods with 22,000 of our newly formed friends celebrating music, arts, and the spirit of the river valley. At the center of it all was the man who dreamed up such a festival: Justin Vernon, who, alongside Aaron Dessner, brought all of us together in essentially his backyard to experience something greater.
Read on for our recap of the inaugural Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival and see some pictures from the fest.
**Feature Photo Courtesy of Graham Tolbert
We’re so close guys. Levitation is just around the corner, and it’s going to be a helluva time. I can’t really think of any band that I don’t want to see, so we’re trying to catch up with as many as we can before the fest to give you a little insight into what you should catch…or look into even if you’re not going to be out with us next weekend. Read More
SXSW is just around the corner, and while the beast seems to be laying somewhat dormant this year, I wanna make sure we keep you posted on what’s coming up, and who we’re excited to see. I sent some questions to Cory Hanson of Wand, who released Ganglion Reef last year, and are releasing Golem this Spring. He gave me some honest answers, and seems to have taken his time with them, which I appreciate. Thanks to Pitchperfect PR for the set up. Read More
Fun Fest weekend is here kids and ATH is just about ready to kick this thing into high gear. Before we wrap up our pre-festival coverage, we’ve got one more interview coming your way from one of our favorite all time Austin bands Mineral. Founding father and vocalist Chris Simpson was nice enough to answer some of our tough questions. I tried my best not to be a fan boy… Follow the jump for one of my most anticipated interviews of the festival season.
It’s really hard to believe, but Fun Fest is just a short two weeks away now and it’s time to start doing some prep work. As usual, we’ll be offering up some interviews, band previews, tips, photos, and anything else we stir up on our crazy minds. Today we shall begin our coverage with a quick interview spotlighting Memphis punk band Ex-Cult. We’ve been fans of this band for awhile so naturally we’re excited for this one. Follow the jump for interview.