Taking It to the Streets

Austin Music Map

Taking It to the Streets

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012

Austin is known for people who march to the beat of a different drummer. But a group of musicians has taken that ethos to another level altogether. Our Austin Music Map project caught up with the Minor Mishap Marching Band.

 

The element of surprise or street performance or park performance, any kind of taking-it-out-of-the-normal-venue performance, does a lot to bring the community out, open them up, and maybe they’re interacting with each other a little bit more than they would normally.

 

 

The Minor Mishap Marching Band will be performing at a more conventional venue, Threadgill’s South, on Sept. 7, and again, at the Beauty Ballroom on Sept. 15. Find out more at the Austin Music Map website, and while you’re there, tell us about your favorite hidden place to discover Austin music.

 

KUT’s Texas Music Matters is partnering with the national Localore initiative to create the Austin Music Map: a yearlong effort to go beyond the well-traveled streets of the Austin music scene in search of the hidden places where music is being made. We want your help discovering and documenting these places. To find out how to get involved, visit the Austin Music Map website or call our hotline with stories and tips: (512) 861-8266.

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Tejano Folk Music Going Through Revival

Austin Music Map

Tejano Folk Music Going Through Revival

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012

By Arlette Flores, Jennifer Gonzalez, Roberto Hernandez and Steven Ugalde

After 10 years, the Tejano Music Awards returns to San Antonio’s Alamodome this weekend. Though it’s too early to predict a return to Tejano’s heyday, here in Austin the Mexican folk music tradition is being rekindled by a family of groundbreaking musicians.

I guess it started when we used to go pick cotton and daddy always took his accordion and I just started picking on it. And then Daddy noticed I had an ear for music I guess.

KUT’s Texas Music Matters is partnering with the national Localore (www.localore.net) initiative to create the Austin Music Map: a yearlong effort to go beyond the well-traveled streets of the Austin music scene in search of the hidden places where music is being made. We want your help discovering and documenting these places. To find out how to get involved, visit the Austin Music Map website or call our hotline with stories and tips: (512) 861-8266

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