Entertainment & Events

Monday, June 29, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: The state of Austin music

Austin Music People’s Jennifer Houlihan joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about the state of music in the “live music capital of the world.” Show is embedded below:

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy

Fun Fun Fun Fest fights for space

The battle rages bloodless over a 3-acre tract of dog park. The Parks and Recreation Department and the organizer of Fun Fun Fun Fest, Transmission Events, are ensnarled in a dispute over festival planning. At the center of that dispute…

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Hotel construction casts a shadow over downtown music venues

This past weekend, worries that a new downtown hotel was threatening Cheer Up Charlies and the Mohawk overtook Austin’s social media. A lot of Austinites’ concerns focused on whether a parking garage for the Hyatt House hotel would destroy the…

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…

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.…

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