The University of Texas at Austin’s annual music festival, Forty Acres Fest, prevailed on April 6 despite last minute thunderstorms and tornado forecasts. The event featured a headlining performance by BET award winning rapper Waka Flocka Flame.
Houston-raised and Austin-based singer-songwriter Walker Lukens released his third album, titled ADULT this last Friday. Produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno, and ADULT marks a growth in Luken’s genre-bending skills and showcases his innate ability to write good music.
The official Austin City Limits lineup was released this past Tuesday. While it has some exciting acts lined up, some of it is lackluster qualities continued with ACL’s problem of bringing back the same male-fronted acts over and over again. Here are the sets we’re excited for and the ones that left us wanting more.
Much has been said about the Internet age, with many-a-gripe about how technology has removed the personality from everyday life. But with 191 million users, including 87 million paying customers, Spotify has mastered the art of crafting a unique human experience through robotic means.
“Her Smell”is not a feel-good movie. Its trailer previews a rock band of women, while hinting at the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll chaos that comes along with it, but it’s hard to prepare yourself for how much it leans into that chaos.
Pop artist Carlie Hanson prepared the crowd at Emo’s Sunday night as she opened up for the indie rock band, Bad Suns. Her energy and wicked moves could’ve fooled anyone, she was the headliner as far as we’re concerned.
Loyal. Artistic. Stubborn. And a little self-indulgent. It’s time to take care of yourself, bull of the zodiac. Here’s a playlist to help you get ready for the party or to put you in the mood for a chill night with your plants.
On March 12, the third story hallway of the Texas Union building was filled with the unmistakable aroma of coffee of Luck Lab Coffee Company as soft blue light and acoustic guitar filtered down the hall. It’s Open Mic Night at the Brewgoise.
Austin band Moving Panoramas make dream rock that’s captured the attention of the Austin Chronicle and National Public Radio. Their long-awaited sophomore LP “In Two”came out this February, and the band has returned to the familiar stage of SXSW to some unfamiliar faces. ORANGE caught up with band leader Leslie Sisson to discuss the struggle of being a working musician in Austin, how Moving Panoramas songs come together and why South By 2019 has been the best yet.