Austin music http://kut.org en The Red Headed Stranger and Austin's 'Pride and Joy' Honored at ACL Hall of Fame http://kut.org/post/red-headed-stranger-and-austins-pride-and-joy-honored-acl-hall-fame <p>Over the weekend, television’s longest running music program– Austin City Limits, celebrated the first induction ceremony for the new Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. &nbsp;ACL returned to its original home at PBS’s KLRU Studio 6A Saturday evening to honor those who have left their mark on the show. The event featured more than a few famous faces.</p><p>Asked to dress Austin chic, the invitation-only crowd was, well, classically Austin. Plenty of boots, cowboy hats and jeans. Many of the women turned out in heels and dresses. &nbsp;But arguably the best-dressed man in attendance was Lyle Lovett – in his signature suit and tie.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lovett was there to honor Willie Nelson who was ACL’s first-ever inductee into the Hall of Fame.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146811176&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Tyler Pratt 10303 at http://kut.org The Red Headed Stranger and Austin's 'Pride and Joy' Honored at ACL Hall of Fame Vulcan Gas Company Returns As An Electronic Music Club http://kut.org/post/vulcan-gas-company-returns-electronic-music-club <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Austin’s Vulcan Gas Company was only open for a few years in the </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>But in that brief time the music venue showcased legendary acts like the Velvet Underground, Janis Joplin and Moby Grape.<br />It’s been revered as one of the early homes of psychedelic rock and helped pave the way for legendary Austin music establishment- the Armadillo World Headquarters.</p><p>Tonight, as the South By Southwest Music festival gets underway, <a href="http://vulcangascompany.com/" target="_top">the Vulcan Gas Company</a> name has been revived – in a new location.&nbsp;<br />Here’s a look back at its past and what the owners of its new incarnation hope to offer.</p><p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139100879&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Tyler Pratt 9946 at http://kut.org Vulcan Gas Company Returns As An Electronic Music Club SXSW Relies on Volunteers. Is That Legal? http://kut.org/post/sxsw-relies-volunteers-legal <p>It takes a lot of manpower to put on a festival, especially as one as big as <a href="http://sxsw.com/">South by Southwest</a>.</p><p>"One thing that I don't think a lot of people realize is that there's like 200 people that have full time jobs at South by Southwest," says SXSW cofounder and managing director Roland Swenson. "During the event there are hundreds of more temporary workers that we hire."</p><p>When it comes to volunteers, Swenson knows there's a lot – even if he's not quite sure of the number.</p><p>"You know I think there's going to be over 3,000," he says. "I don't have a precise count, but that's for 15 days of South by Southwest."&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/138314109&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:23:00 +0000 Tyler Pratt 9910 at http://kut.org SXSW Relies on Volunteers. Is That Legal? Austin City Council Votes to Lower Occupancy Limits http://kut.org/post/austin-city-council-votes-lower-occupancy-limits <p class="p1">The Austin City Council had a long day at the dais yesterday, with a meeting that sputtered along for the better part of 15 hours.</p><p class="p1">"Stealth dorms," fee waivers, economic incentives, an officer-involved shooting, the MoPac sound wall and&nbsp; even a proclamation for KUT's own Cactus Cafe.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">With that in mind, here's a rundown of the council action, and inaction, from yesterday.</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:13:14 +0000 KUT Staff 9784 at http://kut.org Austin City Council Votes to Lower Occupancy Limits 'Pay-to-Play' Booking Inside the Austin Hip Hop Scene http://kut.org/post/pay-play-booking-inside-austin-hip-hop-scene <p>If you were an emerging hip hop artist making beats in your bedroom and rapping with friends, would you pay $400 for a chance to perform on a stage before a nationally recognized rapper like <a href="https://twitter.com/ZROMOCITYDON">Z-Ro</a>? If you were a hip hop fan, would you feel ripped off if you bought tickets to a show and had to sit through hours of inexperienced rappers whose only qualification was having enough cash to get on stage?&nbsp;</p><p>Those are questions confronting Austin's hip hop scene with the rise of pay-to-play, <a href="http://ovrld.com/opinion/the-rise-of-pay-to-play/">writes Morgan Davis for the local music blog Ovrld.com</a>. The issue became particularly acute this past weekend when several people who <a href="http://Waka Flocka Flame">claimed to have paid to perform</a>&nbsp;at a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wakaflockabsm.com/"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Waka&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Flocka</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.wakaflockabsm.com/">&nbsp;Flame</a> show saw it<a href="http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/music/2014-01-31/infest-shows-relocate-and-then-some/"> get canceled</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p>We invited Davis into KUT to talk about the issue of pay-to-play, which is scheduled to be discussed by the Austin Music Commission <a href="http://www.austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boards_commissions/meetings/12_1.htm">tonight</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/132919704&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:56:26 +0000 Nathan Bernier 9705 at http://kut.org 'Pay-to-Play' Booking Inside the Austin Hip Hop Scene Learning Secrets: An Austin Dance Party Celebrates 10 Years http://kut.org/post/learning-secrets-austin-dance-party-celebrates-10-years <p>When you think of Austin’s "Live Music Capital of the World" status, what kind of music do you think of? Lots of genres may come to mind, but possibly not its thriving underground electronic and dance music scene. Tonight Learning Secrets –&nbsp;one of Austin’s longest running dance parties&nbsp;–&nbsp;celebrates their 10-year anniversary.</p><p>OK. But what is Learning Secrets?<br />&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/132366073&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:35:58 +0000 Tyler Pratt 9684 at http://kut.org Learning Secrets: An Austin Dance Party Celebrates 10 Years Texas Singer-Songwriter Steven Fromholz Dies http://kut.org/post/texas-singer-songwriter-steven-fromholz-dies <p>Texas singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.stevenfromholz.com/" target="_blank">Steven Fromholz </a>died after a hunting accident this weekend near Eldorado, Texas. He was 68.</p><p>The Schleicher County Sheriff's Office told the Associated Press Fromholz was shot when a rifle discharged as it fell to the ground while being transferred from one vehicle to another.</p><p>Steven Fromholz was well-known in the Austin music scene and among fans of 1970s outlaw country. He was named a Texas Poet Laureate in 2007.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:00:23 +0000 Laura Rice 9592 at http://kut.org Texas Singer-Songwriter Steven Fromholz Dies