UTOPIA Fest Saturday

Austin Music Minute

UTOPIA Fest Saturday

Posted by on Nov 16, 2019

UTOPIA Fest wraps up it’s eleventh year with a bang, naturally, featuring artists that will knock it all out of the park.

Gracing the stages tonightShakey Graves, Son Volt, Jackie Venson and Mikaela Davis. The Jon Stickley Trio kicks off the late night party at 1 a.m. , with Shane Cooley and TMG bringing it on home by 4 a.m.

It’s all tonight out at Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114, in Burnet, TX. Erika Wennerstrom performs at 5 p.m. today, followed by Israel Nash at 5:45 p.m. Do it.

-Image courtesy of UTOPIA Fest.

UTOPIA Fest Friday

Austin Music Minute

UTOPIA Fest Friday

Posted by on Nov 15, 2019

Sure, it was a bit dreary and grey yesterday, but today, the weather gods have chosen to smile upon UTOPIA Fest in Burnet, TX. Attendees can revel in the camping, activities and all manner of live music beneath fantastic skies and ideal temps. All good, baby.

Tonight’s performances include The Nth Power, recent Studio 1A guests Toubab Krewe, and Fruition, plus a late night set by The Deer. Tomorrow afternoon, catch sets by Good Field (featured on today’s AMM), Night Glitter, Erika Wennerstrom and Israel Nash.

The place to be is Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114, (78611). Check it out and live it up.

-Image courtesy of UTOPIA Fest.

UTOPIA Fest 2019

Austin Music Minute

UTOPIA Fest 2019

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019

That eternal question lingers in the air. Where does the time go? And here is UTOPIA Fest eleven years later, as strong and solid as ever, built by individuals madly in love with the music and, very importantly, the people that bring it to life.

UTOPIA founder Travis Sutherland, along with a mad-talented creative crew consisting of Wayne Dalchau, and Onion Creek Productions badasses Aaron Brown and Jamie Brown, have been to hell and back carefully shaping this family-friendly experience, named in honor of its original location in Utopia, TX. This year’s event is another music festival standout: Attendance is capped at 2,000 to keep things as uncrowded as possible (sounds like heaven to your AMM host, frankly); camping is free of charge; and one is able to see every performing artist without another performance overlapping. The Arrowhead and Cypress stages on site have all been scheduled accordingly, so attendees can see all of the bands.

All of them, without having to choose one over the other, thank you very much.

All the magic happens at Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114, in Burnet, TX. After kicking things off this afternoon, UTOPIA Fest continues tonight with sets by Sir Woman, Whiskey Shivers and Mamafesta, plus a grand display with a guaranteed sick line-up brought to you by the UTOPIA Players at 10:30 p.m., and late night sets by Matthew Logan Vasquez, Whiskey Shivers and Jenny Parrot, into the wee hours of the morn. Tomorrow afternoon, you can catch Garrett T. Capps (featured on today’s AMM), and The Deer.

Check UTOPIA Fest’s website for more details, and be listening for more UTOPIA Fest 2019 picks from the Austin Music Minute.

-Image courtesy of UTOPIA Fest.

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Nobalae

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019

Sounds from the twilight, music haunting one’s dreams. It’s how the day breaks, how the night shines. Wisps of smoke, fragrant wafts within a breeze, or distant howls from wide, open spaces. All of this and more would be most fitting in attempting to describe the magic of Little Mazarn. They’re everywhere…perfect moments caught in time captured in one’s mind forever.

Little Mazarn shares an outstanding bill tonight at the Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe, that features legendary avant-folk artist Ralph White, and ATX Cajun music outfit The Ditch Crickets. The music begins at 9 p.m. Very recommended.

-Photography by Julia Reihs for KUTX.

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2019

You know those bass chords. Peter Hook played that bass as though it was a guitar. The riffs are instantly recognizable if you’re a longtime Joy Division fan – or even a New Order fan.

The songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer is best known as bassist and co-founder of both, though these days you’ll find him on tour with his own band, The Light. Don’t miss them tonight at Emo’s, 2015 E. Riverside Dr. The show includes performances of the albums Technique and Republic by New Order, in their entirety, with an opening set featuring the music of Joy Division.

Doors at 7 p.m. Very recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.