The general consensus is this: The musical smörgåsbord Sonic Transmissions Festival, presented by Self Sabotage Records, is the most impressively grassroots effort organized in the Live Music Capital, created with a universal connection in mind that’s achieved through artistic collaboration between various communities. Founder Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, a recent guest on Jay Trachtenberg‘s show this week, emphasized the importance of bringing together audiences and musicians from different backgrounds and genres to expand horizons.
Sonic Transmissions Fest 3 features a wide-reaching range of musical styles, including post-punk, free jazz, world, experimental and hip-hop music, as well as improvisational performances. The fest gets rolling tonight at Barracuda, 611 E. 7th, featuring Charalambides and Lung Letters; then continues tomorrow night with Carmelo Torres y Los Toscos (featured on today’s Austin Music Minute) and Brandon Seabrook at Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport Blvd., and Saturday at The Victory Grill and Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, 1104 E. 11th St. and 1106 E. 11th St., respectively. The daytime Backyard show includes Matt Butler’s End of the World Orchestra and the Black Unity Ensemble, while Eivind Opsvik’s Overseas and Anteloper finish out the night at the Grill.
Visit the Sonic Transmissions website for a complete schedule with times. Then, lose yourself in all the music you may have never even known existed. Recommended.
-Artwork by YeYe Torres.