Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 recap

There was much fun to be had–three times as much–in Austin this weekend. Fans at Fun Fun Fun Fest enjoyed gorgeous sunny weather for three days of music, comedy, skating, even wrestling. The festival, which pairs its stages with different genres, boasted a wide-ranging lineup with something for everyone, including nostalgic nineties punk bands, heavy metal mainstays, up-and-coming producers, indie rock favorites and a Mercury … Continue reading Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 recap

Inaugural Stargayzer Fest celebrates Austin queer community

By Anna Daugherty, Emma Ledford and Alex Vickery More than 100 LGBTQIA musicians, artists, drag performers and comedians from around the world took the stage for the inaugural Stargayzer Festival on Sept. 12-14 at Pine Street Station. Despite the rainy weather, Austinites of all ages and orientations turned out to support the diverse range of talent within the queer community. “We’ve got comedians and drag and performance … Continue reading Inaugural Stargayzer Fest celebrates Austin queer community

South by something’s wrong: 2014 recap

I heard it many times this year: It’s bigger, rowdier and more corporate. It’s not the first year people talk about it, and it won’t be the last. But in the aftermath of the tragic accident outside the Mohawk on Thursday, many of us are forced to face the question, How much is too much at this festival? This is my fourth year attending SXSW … Continue reading South by something’s wrong: 2014 recap

Top 5 bands I heard at SXSW 2014

Each year, thousands of bands flock to the massive Austin music festival known as South by Southwest. It’s the optimum chance to check out buzz bands from the past year, see favorite acts that hardly tour and ultimately, to discover new music. I caught around 50 bands during the nine days of the festival, and have somehow managed to pick my top five. Tourist The … Continue reading Top 5 bands I heard at SXSW 2014

The man behind the stage: Josh Siebert

One of my journalism classes this past semester was divided into three parts, each devoted to a multimedia component: video, graphics and photo. Going into photo I was a little apprehensive, as it was the last part of the semester (when my motivation is running low), and when I would have to follow around a stranger and photograph their life for 3 weeks. I first … Continue reading The man behind the stage: Josh Siebert

Austin Psych Fest 2013 recap

Last weekend, psychedelic rock music took Austin by storm (figuratively and literally) at its new home at Carson Creek Ranch. For 3-days, bands from different corners of the world melted faces of eager festival-goers. The ranch was a beautiful location, isolated from views of the city skyline. The best part was the smaller Elevation Stage, with the creek as its backdrop; a favorite of those … Continue reading Austin Psych Fest 2013 recap

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Rising producer Ryan Hemsworth

Feature story: Rising producer Ryan Hemsworth During SXSW, one of the artists on my “watch” list was up-and-coming producer Ryan Hemsworth. I was able to watch him command a room with his moving, hip-hop beats not once, but twice. I caught up with him after the WEDIDIT showcase and he’s also one of the funniest, nicest guys around. When I was assigned a feature story for … Continue reading Rising producer Ryan Hemsworth