Music News 6.28.16

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Music News 6.28.16

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016

Mayor Adler’s Omnibus Resolution Now Has Plan of Action

Four months ago, Mayor Steve Adler announced his dedication to augmenting the souring state of the Austin music scene, an initiative officially named the Austin Music and Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution. Fast forward to yesterday when Mayor Adler announced the Resolution’s resulting plan of action. The “Music & Creative Ecosystem Stabilization Recommendations” is a long, dense evaluation of the weaknesses in the Austin music industry and a plan of action to rectify it, starting with 10 “Priority Recommendations.” Included in that 10 are a proposal for streamlining the process for obtaining licensures for music venues, incentives for venues to seek and maintain high quality and safety standards, an Agent of Change Principle, which aims to put an end to the volume issue between residences and music venues by making the newer party adapt to the older one, and ATXPORT, a development section dedicated to popularizing and branding Austin music outside of the United States. You can read the full document here.

 

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Charlie Daniels to Play Career-Spanning Set Friday at Nutty Brown Cafe

Charlie Daniels returns to the Nutty Brown Café this Friday, and he’s kicking off the 4th of July weekend with a set comprised of a “healthy mix of old and new.” Daniels, who turns 80 this year, says he feels like he’s spent the last few years seeing some of his biggest dreams realized. While in his 70s, Daniels was invited to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and later this year, he’ll be inducted into the Country Hall of Fame, a goal Daniels says he’s had since he was 15.

 

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Sound on Sound Festival Sells Out Early Bird Tickets in 90 Minutes, Lineup and Location Yet to be Released

Yesterday morning early bird tickets went on sale for Sound on Sound festival, the brand-new event created by former Fun Fun Fun Fest spearhead Graham Williams. At the time, buyers didn’t have any information about lineup or location, proving Williams’s clout and trust within the city with the 1,000 available passes selling out in just 90 minutes. And as of 10 o’clock this morning, Margin Walker announced the Sherwood Forest Faire site as the festival’s location and a line-up including Beach House, Phantogram, Courtney Barnett, Explosions in the Sky Mac Demarco, and Thundercat.

 

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-Taylor Wallace