Austin Music

New Page for Web Site

So after some thinking, I’ve decided to focus my hobbies/interest web page on the live music scene in Austin. Austin is described as the Live Music Capitol of the World and has numerous venues and hosts bands of all music genera. I often go to shows in Austin and know this topic interests many. I really enjoy music and listening to new bands and old favorites. I hope to include several links to some of Austin’s most popular music sites such as Austin 360 as well as pictures from shows and upcoming events. Hopefully, others will find this topic as interesting as I do.


Line up for ACL

Austin City Limits is one of the biggest music festival in Austin, next to South by Southwest (SXSW). The line up for 2009 is, in my opinion, way better than last year. Headling bands include: Pearl Jam, Bestie Boys, Kings of Leon, Lily Allen, John Legend and Dave Mathews Band. So get ready for Oct. 2 through Oct. 4 for a good time with some awesome music. For the complete line up of all bands check out ACL’s Web site!

Seal (aka Mr. Heidi Klum) performing in Austin

Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Seal, will be in Austin April 28, to play at the Performing Arts Center’s Bass Concert Hall. Seal is currently promoting his chart-topping new album, SOUL, which has sold more than 2 million albums worldwide. Seal will make his stop in Austin after as he raps up his South American and European tour. For tickets and more information about his performance click here.

Austin Ballet

Austin is all about art and music and the ballet is a great way to combine the two. Mother’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re not sure what to get mom on this day devoted to her, ballet tickets could be the answer. From May 8-10, Austin Ballet Academy will be  performing Cinderella at the Long Center. Tickets start at $27.

Pearl Jam at ACL

The three day music festival known as ACL or Austin City Limits captures an immense audience. This gigantic festival draws in numerous people and bands for three day of music, brew and good company. This year, the wildly popular band and grandfathers of grunge, Pearl Jam will be headlining ACL. According to the Austin Chronicle, the complete line up of Austin City Limits will be announced tomorrow.

Music with History

The Texas Music Museum is currently featuring an exhibit focusing on German and Czech contribution to Texas music. The German exhibit (“Muiskfest”) and Czech exhibit, (“Muziky”) focus on the effects theses two cultures had on the music scene in Texas. The exhibit includes immigration histories, memorabilia and music collections, including original recordings from the early 1900’s and one of the first accordions used for performance in Texas. The exhibit focuses on early Texas Czech bands, fold songs and dance halls. For more information, check out The Texas Music Museum.

Music in the Air

Airports are generally thought of as a dreaded place to be. The constant hustle and bustle can leave passengers tired and grouchy. Fortunately, The Austin Berstorm International Airport keeps travelers entertained with live music. The sounds of Austin can be heard at the Ray Benson’s Roadhouse. The music greets visitors and welcomes Austinites home with Austin’s diverse music scene.

Music in unexpected places

Austin is known as the live music capitol of the world and with over 200 music venues, its not hard to see why. Austin offers all genres of music including jazz, blue grass, rap and country. The sounds of Austin can also be heard in less obvious places. The Central Market grocery stories in Austin feature live music three times a week. So the next time you grocery shop treat yourself to live music!

Austin Bob Marley Festival

If you love Rastafarian rhythms then the Austin Bob Marley Festival is definitely for you.  Join the thousands that gather in Austin at Auditorium Shores, Saturday and Sunday to enjoy music, food and good company. Marley Fest benefits the Capital Area Food Bank and last year received over 34,000 pounds of donated food and thousands of dollars in donations.

Get ready to enjoy international and local reggae bands but remember to bring $5.00 for admission and a donation of two canned or packaged non-perishable food items for the Capital Area Food Bank. For more information about Austin’s Bob Marley Festival click here.

Food and Music

Austin is a city filled with the subtle sound of various types of music and the slight scent of cuisine as awesome as the city. Posted below are some highlights of places to find both. So if you love the combination of food and music, read on.

If you like jazz, Cannoli Joe’s is the place for you. There is live jazz every Wednesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m.

Azul Tequila hosts mariachis every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and on Fridays from 9-11 p.m.

Stubb’s has gospel brunch every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations are required.

Click here for more information.