Project ATX6 is a music documentary project that, each year, selects six musicians from Austin, Texas to showcase at international music festivals. With the idea of showcasing the versatility of Austin’s music culture, we engage these musicians in the chance to travel by train, ferry, or any means imaginable to showcase their music on the international stage. After 4 years in existence, Project ATX6 has traveled to music festivals in France, Germany, England, Japan, and Canada.
Project ATX6 Finale: Into the Great Wide Open
@ Stateside Theatre on 11/29
2017 ATX6 Musicians
(follow the links for music, videos and more)
SISI BERRY (of Torino Black)
ACEY MONARO (of Go Fever)
COREY BAUM (of Croy and the Boys)
We’re excited to rock the amphitheater at Mueller Lake Park this fall with another round of family friendly concerts curated by KUTX and Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child. The fun starts at 7 p.m. with a kid-friendly act, followed by rock and roll for the grown-ups. Food trucks, fun, and live music on the lake!
Face painting runs from 6:30-8:30 P.M. – face painting by Faces By Juliet
Please note: No chairs, glass containers or alcohol are permitted at the park. Guests may bring blankets or stadium cushions (a.k.a., what we called “sit upons” at camp.)
Oct. 27 (Rain date Nov. 3)
Nov. 17 (Rain date Dec. 1)
**KUTX will be collecting instruments for kids at the Nov. 17 KUTX Live at Mueller as part The Hispanic Alliance’s Fall Into Music drive. Look for a collection point next to the KUTX tent!**
PARKING: $5 in the McBee Garage across from the Thinkery. Metered spaces are available around the park.
Congress Ave. Saturday, Dec. 2
Once again, KUT and KUTX annual Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll kicks off the holiday season.
The carols begin at 6 p.m. when crowds gather on the south steps of the Capitol to sing songs of the season, led by KUTX 98.9 music hosts John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen. Rusty on the lyrics to “The Twelve Days of Christmas”? We’ve got you covered with complimentary commemorative songbooks.
At 7 p.m., we’ll countdown to the lighting of the Capitol tree. After the tree lighting, we stroll Congress Avenue for shopping, live music and entertainment for all ages.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
5 p.m. Downtown stroll
6 p.m. Holiday Sing-Along with John Aielli and Elizabeth McQueen
7 p.m. Downtown stroll continues
The Central Texas Food Bank is accepting non-perishable food donations at each event entrance, as well as monetary donations at the staffed Food Bank tent, located near 1005 Congress. Last year’s event raised more than 1,400 meals for Central Texans facing hunger; over the last five years, it’s raised more than 9,800 meals.
The Downtown Stroll will feature live music by Gina Chavez, Riders Against the Storm, Charlie Faye and the Fayettes, and more. Plus, dance performances, the Tiny Tails Petting Zoo, carnival games, arts and crafts, and Santa Claus. Visit the Downtown Austin Alliance for details on the stroll portion of the evening.
Special thanks to our sponsors for helping make this event possible: Whole Earth Provision Co., Maudie’s Tex-Mex, Segner’s Jewelers, Opal Divine’s Austin Grill, The Bullock Museum and our event beneficiary Central Texas Food Bank.
Swan Songs is pleased to announce that Ruthie Foster will grace the stage for the 2017 Swan Songs Serenade, Wednesday, October 18 at Riverbend Centre for the Arts. Rolling Stone described Ruthie as “pure magic to watch and hear.” We couldn’t agree more and are grateful to Ruthie for bringing her music and magic to our annual fundraiser. As always, the Serenade will feature a VIP sponsor reception, silent and live auctions, a seated dinner and the concert. There are many ways to get involved and we invite you to learn more by following the links below. Thank you in advance for your interest and support! Take a listen to her recent performance in Studio 1A at the bottom of this post.
THIS SHOW IS IN THE SHIRLEY BIRD PERRY BALLROOM. Located on the 3rd Floor of the Texas Union (directly above the Cactus Cafe)
Doors: 6:30pm Show: 8pm General Admission: $28.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door
TICKETS AVAILABLE Thursday, October 19
Little Seeds, the electrifying New West Records bow by Shovels and Rope, finds the award-winning South Carolina duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst exploring fresh dimensions in their sound with a brace of bold, candid, highly personal new songs.
The 12-song collection, produced by Trent at the couple’s home studio in Charleston, succeeds 2014’s Swimmin’ Time and 2012’s O’ Be Joyful; the latter title garnered the twosome Americana Music Awards for Song of the Year (for “Birmingham”) and Emerging Artist of the Year. Last year’s Busted Jukebox, Volume 1 was a collaborative collection of covers featuring such top talents as the Milk Carton Kids, Lucius, JD McPherson and Butch Walker.
On the new release, Trent and Hearst as ever play all the instruments and penned the material, which range from stomping rockers to delicate acoustic-based numbers. Many of Little Seeds’ finely crafted and reflective new songs – completed in the late summer of 2015 — are drawn from tumultuous events experienced by the couple over the course of the last two years.
“There were two major changes that happened at the same time,” Hearst says. “We found out we were pregnant, and at the same time Michael’s parents had been living with us, because his father is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Those two things, having the baby and facing the reality that our parents were aging, made this weird, awesome circle of humanity that really just took us out. I guess we were in the crosshairs of human existence.” Trent continues, “We started putting this record together right after the baby was born. Every spare moment I had I was in the studio doing my best to work around the cries, and Cary would have to sneak up and do her parts when the baby was asleep. It’s a funny thing trying to make a rock n roll record with a sleeping baby in the house.”