The Venues

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The Venues

Posted by on Oct 20, 2020

In this episode, you’ll hear from the owners of two Austin venues. Brodie Elkins tells the story of Scratchouse which closed due to the pandemic. Then Maggie Lea and Tamara Hoover talk about how they’ve kept their venue, Cheer Up Charlies, afloat, and explain what it’s been like to get ready to reopen.

Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify

Follow Cheer Up Charlies: Instagram and Twitter

Resources:

Music Venue Alliance Austin

Red River Cultural District

National Independent Venue Alliance

Amplified Sound Coalition

Austin Texas Musicians

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Episode 2: The Musicians

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Episode 2: The Musicians

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020

In this episode, you’ll hear tell the pandemic stories of two Austin Musicians — Mobley and Teddythelegacy. You’ll find out how their ability to access financial help has impacted their lives, explore what creative projects the artists have been working on, and hear their perspectives on the uprisings for racial justice.

Check out Mobley’s curated reading list for the Austin Public Library — James Crow, a Songwriters Reader

Listen on The Apple Podcasts AppSpotify


Unemployment Resources:
Velissa Chapa: Texas Workforce Commission – [email protected] tx.us
Gwen Seale – [email protected]
Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
Austin Texas Musicians

Other Austin Grants
The DAWA Fund
Banding Together:

Health Resources
The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians

Mental Health Resources
The SIMS Foundation: Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery for Musicians, Music Industry and their families.


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Music featured in Episode Two of Pause/Play

 

Episode 1: The Pause

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Episode 1: The Pause

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020

What happened to Austin’s live music scene after the shutdown of SXSW?

On March 6th, 2020 the Austin City government canceled SXSW.  That decision had an economic ripple effect throughout the city. It also marked the true beginning of the COVID-19 crisis for Austin. In this episode, hosts Miles Bloxson and Elizabeth McQueen explore why Austin calls itself the Live Music Capital of the World.  They’ll look at the effect that the cancellation of SXSW and the subsequent shut down of the bars had on Austin through the experiences of some of the musicians, venue owners, venue staff, and music non-profits who make up this live music ecosystem.

Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify


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In this episode you’ll hear the voices of:

Mobley
Reenie Collins — CEO of The Heath Alliance of Austin Musicians
J Soulja
Brodie Elkins
Stephanie Begara
Pat Buchta — Executive Director of Austin Texas Musicians
Ray Benson
Nakia
Michael Hall
Cody Cowan — Executive Director of the Red River Cultural District
Qunicy Dunlap — President and CEO of the Austin Urban League
Mélat
Hope Irish
Maggie Lea and Tamara Hoover — owners of Cheer Up Charlies
Homer Hill — Executive Director of the Urban Music Fest
TeddytheLegacy
Lars Russell
Jackie Venson

Introducing Pause/Play from KUT & KUTX

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Introducing Pause/Play from KUT & KUTX

Posted by on Sep 14, 2020

What happens to the live music capital of the world, when there’s no live music? Hosts Elizabeth McQueen and Miles Bloxson explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted live music in Austin, Texas, and beyond. In each episode, listeners will hear from people across the spectrum of the live music ecosystem about their personal experiences, survival strategies, adaptations, and what they think is possible on the other side of this pandemic.

What happened to Austin’s live music scene after the shutdown of SXSW?


EPISODE 3: The Venues

In this episode, you’ll hear from the owners two Austin venues. Brodie Elkins tells the story of Scratchouse which closed due to the pandemic. Then Maggie Lea and Tamara Hoover talk about how they’ve kept their venue, Cheer Up Charlies, afloat and explain what it’s been like to get ready to reopen.

Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify


EPISODE 2: The Musicians

In this episode, you’ll hear tell the pandemic stories of two Austin Musicians — Mobley and Teddythelegacy. You’ll find out how their ability to access financial help has impacted their lives, explore what creative projects the artists have been working on, and hear their perspectives on the uprisings for racial justice.

Check out Mobley’s curated reading list for the Austin Public Library — James Crow, a Songwriters Reader

Listen on The Apple Podcasts AppSpotify


EPISODE 1: The Pause

On March 6th, 2020 the Austin City government canceled SXSW.  That decision had an economic ripple effect throughout the city. It also marked the true beginning of the COVID-19 crisis for Austin. In this episode, hosts Miles Bloxson and Elizabeth McQueen explore why Austin calls itself the Live Music Capital of the World.  They’ll look at the effect that the cancellation of SXSW and the subsequent shut down of the bars had on Austin through the experiences of some of the musicians, venue owners, venue staff, and music non-profits who make up this live music ecosystem.

Listen on The Apple Podcasts App, Spotify


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Pause/Play Host Bios:

photo by Martin Do Nascimento

Elizabeth McQueen:

Elizabeth McQueen is an audio producer and podcast host at KUTX 98.9, Austin’s NPR music station. McQueen is also the host of the podcast This Song,” as well as the producer for The Breaks,” a hip-hop podcast. Prior to a career in public radio and podcasting, McQueen was a professional musician who started and played for the band,“Elizabeth McQueen and the Firebrands,” and a member of the legendary Western Swing band, “Asleep at the Wheel.”  

 

photo by Gabriel C. Pérez

Miles Bloxson:

Miles Bloxson is an on-air talent and podcast producer/host for KUT 90.5 & KUTX 98.9.  The Austin,Texas native and University of Texas graduate has a passion for technology, music and pop culture.  She has interviewed such Hollywood stars as Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, Kristin Chenoweth, Morgan Freeman, Cee-Lo Green, Forest Whitaker, Robert Townsend and many more. She is the host and creator of her very own podcast and lifestyle brand Miles To Mogul.

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