Entertainment & Events

Monday, June 1, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Music Census reveals fault lines in industry

The Austin Music Census is out, and it warns that Austin’s music industry is rapidly approaching a tipping point.According to the census, Austin’s musicians and music industry professionals are finding it difficult to get by in a more expensive city.…

Friday, March 27, 2015 by Sunny Sone

Police to enforce noise ordinance during RoundUp

The Austin Police Department says it will enforce the city’s noise ordinance in the West Campus area during the University of Texas RoundUp festivities, scheduled for this weekend. RoundUp is a nationally known weekend of parties and live performances put…

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Kara Nuzback

City fails to patch SXSW crash-pad issue

An East Austin home whose lease holders are housing musicians in exchange for promotion on social media has city officials flummoxed. Neighbors of the Waller Street property argue that it is an inappropriate use of the house, which is zoned residential.…

Monday, March 2, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

New temporary permit fees are actually temporary

This year, Austin briefly had higher temporary food permit fees. Those are gone after a City Council vote last week, but work is already underway to establish new fees, again.As part of this year’s budget, Council moved forward with a…

Friday, February 20, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Board may amend applications to protect city trees

On paper, Austin protects its trees. City code requires people to get approval from the city arborist before damaging or removing a tree. But representatives from the Austin Heritage Tree Foundation told the Environmental Board on Wednesday that these ordinances…

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

City plans to cut back event permits during SXSW

On Friday, the city of Austin announced that how they do business during South by Southwest will be changing.The changes come from suggestions made in a SXSW after-action report released in September. That report was commissioned after last year’s event,…

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