MapJam Brings the Austin Music Map to Life, Feb. 23
EVENT: MapJam, a daylong, moveable music festival, invites Austinites to experience the Austin Music Map live and in-person.
Nine bands — from bluegrass, to hip hop, to punk, to salsa — will perform in eight different locations, bringing the Austin Music Map to life and allowing attendees to sample some of Austin’s diverse music genres in a single day.
The Austin Music Map is a web-based, interactive, community documentary project that lets users “play” the city. The map goes beyond the usual suspects on the Austin music scene in search of the not-so-well-known places where music is being made. MapJam attendees are encouraged to contribute to the map by uploading their event photos and sounds to the map using the hashtag #AustinMusicMap on Flickr and SoundCloud.
This event is free and open to the public thanks to support from KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience; and the City of Austin Music Division.
WHEN: Noon to 11 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013
WHERE: Eight venues across East Austin:
Noon-1 p. m. “Wood & Wire,” Hops and Grain Craft Brewery (507 Calles Street #101)
1:30- 2:30 p.m. “Mother Falcon,” Tillery Street Plant Co. (801 Tillery St.)
3-4 p.m. “Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys,” The Historic Victory Grill (1104 E. 11th St.)
4:30-5:30 p.m. “Riders Against the Storm,” Hotel Vegas (1500 East 6th St.)
6-7 p.m. “Conjunto Los Pinkys,” The White Horse (500 Comal St.)
6-7 p.m. “Residual Kid,” Cheer Up Charlie’s (1104 E. 6th St.)
7:30-8:30 p.m. “Rosie Flores & the Riveters,” Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th St.)
9-10 p.m. “DJ Chorizo Funk,” Plaza Saltillo (E. 5th St. and Comal)
10-11pm: “El Tule,” Plaza Saltillo (E. 5th St. and Comal)
BACKGROUND: The Austin Music Map is a collaboration between KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience; Zeega; and the Association of Independents in Radio, supported with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at www.austinmusicmap.com.
Note to Editors: Austin Music Map creator Delaney Hall and community outreach coordinator Haley Howle will be on hand and available for media interviews throughout the day.