Pause/Play

Hosted By and Elizabeth McQueen

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. Produced by KUT & KUTX Studios. Pause/Play is supported by Odell Brewing Co. and McCullough Heating and Air Conditioning.

Episodes

  • This episode of Pause/Play explores changes in ticketing through an Austin lens. You’ll hear from Mellie Price, one of the founders of Front Gate Tickets about the industry’s expansion onto the internet. Then you’ll hear from Stephen Parker, the executive director of the National Independent Venue Association about problems with […]
  • LGBTQIA+ members of Austin’s music scene talk about how proposed bans on drag performances, and laws outlawing gender-affirming care for minors are impacting their work and their lives. You’ll hear from co-owner of Cheer Up Charlies Maggie Lea. Plus you’ll hear from Austin musicians Caleb de Casper, Lizzy Lehman, Pelvis […]
  • Women from the Austin music scene talk about how the Texas abortion ban is impacting their lives. The post Peace, Love, and Texas Women: Women in Austin music reflect on the Texas abortion ban appeared first on KUT & KUTX Studios — Podcasts.
  • In the latest episode of Pause/Play, you’ll hear from musicians, venue owners and fans about how climate change is affecting Austin’s Music Scene.  We also talk to weatherman David Yeomans and neuropsychotherapist Bella Rockman. The post How is climate change impacting Austin’s live music scene? appeared first on KUT & […]
  • In the first episode of Season 5, hosts Miles Bloxson and Elizabeth McQueen look at how COVID has shifted some people's relationship with live music, plus they give you a season overview. The post How are global and local changes impacting the Austin Music Scene? appeared first on KUT & […]
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