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Whistle While You Work (from home)

‘Twas the worst of times, the best of times… perhaps the end of times. In the age of COVID-19, an uncanny silence settles over the cityscape. Civilization in crisis, one thing remained…

M3F Festival 2020 Review

M3F Festival was held March 6 – 8 in Phoenix, AZ. A small nonprofit festival with bigger-than-big headliners, it was quite the weekend.

Local SX Heroes: The Show Goes On

SXSW may be cancelled, but our local community has rallied to put on more unofficial SX shows than we know what to do with! Check out our comprehensive list of the shows still happening, then GET OUT AND SUPPORT local venues and displaced artists!

News: Ohana Festival Announces 2020 Lineup

The 2020 Ohana Festival lineup has just been announced this morning and it’s stacked. Curated by Eddie Vedder, the lineup will include a Saturday set by Vedder himself, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon and…

SXSW Survival Guide

SXSW is an experience like no other. Team dRiFFt gives you their recommendations on how to make the most of a jam-packed ten days in Austin.

Innings Festival Hits a Home Run in 2020

Innings Festival Hits a Home Run in 2020. With an incredible lineup, a picturesque location and the draw of baseball-themed activities, this midsize early-season niche festival proved to be the perfect catch for a festival lover.

News: Foo Fighters Announce 4th of July Festival DC Jam

Foo Fighters have just announced their inaugural 4th of July festival D.C Jam: “This July 4, consider yourself Foo-rmally invited to an all-day all-night celebration of the 25th birthday of that first album that started it all.”

Show Review: Blacktop Mojo With Oddfellas and Hellfire Mafia

It was a cold Thursday night in Austin Texas, but things were heating up inside Come Take it Live; a venue dedicated to bringing us the best and brightest in rock and metal talent. This particular evening was host to Blacktop Mojo as they finished the last dates of their It Won’t Last Tour.

News: Splice Records Announces Groundbreaking New Festival Concept Zenfest

Hot off the press: The revolutionary team behind last year’s smashing success River Revival Music Festival have just announced their newest festival offering. Taking place April 3-5 in New Braunfels, the festival concept targets the ever-popular micro-festival niche…

2020’s Best Music Festivals – Texas Edition

With the Live Music Capital of the World smack-dab in the middle of Texas, we’re lucky to have an overwhelming variety of music festival offerings every year, right in our home state. Since the variety can become a little overwhelming at times, we sat down with our Texas team members to ask them: which are your favorites? Their answers were surprising!

Ground Up Music Festival 2020

The 4th annual iteration of the GroundUp Music Festival is now in the books. The festival, with an annual lineup of jam-based jazz and funk acts curated by three-day headliners Snarky Puppy was this year a gathering of the best of the best.

News: Virgin Fest Announces Inaugural 2020 Lineup

Virgin Fest has just released their long-awaited lineup for their 2020 inaugural event. Held in Los Angeles June 6 and 7th at Banc of California Stadium and Exposition Park, with a commitment to sustainability, cutting-edge technology, innovation and inclusivity, the folks behind Virgin Fest are cutting no corners.

NEWS: Foo Fighters Announce 25th Anniversary Van Tour

Foo Fighters have just announced a 25th Anniversary “Van Tour” commemorating humble beginnings of their 1995 tour. Starting in Phoenix, Az, they’ll also hit Albuquerque, Okla…

Interview + Show review: Varya

Set up in a small corner of a south Austin popular Greek hangout, Opa!, VARYA adjusts her mic stand, amplifier, and tunes her lyric-adorned acoustic guitar. Her husband and a complete stranger fuss with a string of fairy lights at her feet in an attempt to…

G(irl)photographer: 5 Shoots / 5 days

It was an ambitious five-day quest to shoot five different concerts, test out some video and photo gear, and write a story about it. Working with local bands, rocker Des Rocs and indie band Brother Moses, Kail Rose manages 5 shoots in 5 days and lives to tell the tale.

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