The Urban Music Fest & Homer Hill

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The Urban Music Fest & Homer Hill

Posted by on Dec 22, 2020

In the latest episode of Pause/Play Homer Hill tells the story of the Urban Music Fest and how it’s been hit hard by the pandemic. You’ll also learn the history of the festival, and hear the challenges Homer has faced in his thirty plus years as a Black Business owner in Austin, Texas.

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Urban Music Fest
Mr. Catfish
The City of Austin’s Virtual New Year’s Eve

Urban Music Festival 2020

Check out Andrew Weber’s reporting on Venue Funding in Austin

Episode 6: The Return of Live Music Part 2

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Episode 6: The Return of Live Music Part 2

Posted by on Dec 8, 2020

Hear from people across the spectrum of the Austin music scene talk about their live music experiences during the pandemic.

In the first segment you’ll hear Pedro Carvalho and Lawrence Boone from the venue The Far Out Lounge talk about how they’ve managed to stay open and have consistent live music. Then KUT reporter Andrew Weber takes you to a show that’s also a Dumpster Fire. Matt Ott from the Austin non-profit Black Fret brings you perspectives from an indoor show at ACL live. And Miles Bloxson talks to three fans about their risk tolerances and relationships with live music during COVID.

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Open Enrollment for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians is open through December 15th. Find out more here: https://www.myhaam.org/become-a-member

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Some Austin Music Venues Won’t Get COVID Relief Money Until Next Year. They Say They’re Running Out Of Time. by Andrew Weber

Austin City Council Takes Steps Toward Relief For Live Music Venues And ‘Legacy’ Business by Andrew Weber

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Ashanti vs Keyshia Cole

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Ashanti vs Keyshia Cole

Posted by on Dec 7, 2020

On this episode of The Breaks:

  • Hosts Confucius and Fresh talk about the upcoming Verzuz battle between Ashanti and Keyshia Cole on Saturday, December 12th.
  • In this week’s installment of Random Hip-Hop Facts  both hosts celebrate Jay-Z’s December 4th birthday with some fun facts about their favorite rapper
  • Fresh suggests that if people want clout, they need to earn it in this week’s Unpopular Opinion.
  • In his Confucius Says segment, Confucius tells listeners that if you give someone advice, and they don’t follow it, you should just let it go.

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Respect Andre 3000

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Respect Andre 3000

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020

This week on The Breaks, Fresh is flying solo while Confucius is out:

  • He talks about Young Thug’s reasons for not wanting to work with Andre 3000.
  • He unpacks Kevin Hart’s conversation with his fans on the Clubhouse app about comments he made about his daughter in his latest standup special.
  • In the wake of many people’s dismay following the latest release of the Grammy nominations, Fresh states his Unpopular Opinion that Black music deserves to be represented accurately in the Grammy Awards

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Episode 5: The Return of Live Music Part 1

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Episode 5: The Return of Live Music Part 1

Posted by on Nov 17, 2020

Live Music has returned to Austin, even as COVID cases continue to surge in Texas. Hear about three live music experiences from the perspective of a fan, three musicians and a promoter.

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In this episode you’ll hear from:
host Elizabeth McQueen stepping into the role of a fan
Greg Gonzalez, bass player for Money Chicha & Grupo Fantasma
Tomar Williams from Tomar and the FC’s
Geoff Earle from Stiletto Feels
Walker Lukens from Walker Lukens and the Sidearms. He’s also the co-host of the Song Confessional Podcast

Love and Lightstream
Antones
Central Machine Works 

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