Seriously, this four-day event is about to launch you into visual- and audio-overload. And what a glorious problem to have.
Today marks the start of the first annual Austin Music Video Festival, where best-beloved and recently-rediscovered music video classics are featured alongside the freshest, most creative – and oftentimes, trippiest – cutting-edge videos from some of the best local music artists around today. Talk about a feast for the eyes and ears. Co-founders Jeremy Roye, Samantha Gallion, and Anthony Erickson (Eye In the Sky Collective) put a lot of careful thought and creative planning into the launch of this video extravaganza, which will culminate with the Austin Music Video Festival Awards Show on Saturday at Vulcan Gas Company, 418 E. 6th St., at 8 p.m. Winners selected from the panel of AMVF judges will be awarded, and the night includes live performances by Night Drive, Slooom and the mighty Mobley.
The fest kicks off tonight at 7:30 p.m. with Will Sheff of Okkervil River, who will premiere his film Down Down the Deep River at Alamo Drafthouse-Ritz, 320 E. 6th St., and give a rare solo acoustic performance. Then, in the next few days, you can take in a number of AMVF features, including video showcases (with special themes), live music performances by local artists, an interactive installation exhibit, panels, workshops, and retrospectives. Pay a visit to the AMVF website for a full schedule listing.
*Below are two mp3’s: One of today’s Austin Music Minute announcing the AMVF, and the other featuring a recent interview with Roye, Gallion and Erickson about the festival. Enjoy!
– Artwork courtesy of the AMVF.