News – Texas Music Mixtape
On the Wednesday, November 18th episode of the Texas Music Mixtape, we feature new 2020 releases from #TexasMusic artists including: Angel Cintron, Kaash Paige, Caroline Rose, Mélat, Robynn Shayne, DOSSEY, and Jackie Venson (who is flying high off of her Austin City Limits PBS nationwide premiere this week)! LISTEN on KOOP Radio 91.7 FM in Austin every Wednesday at 2:30 pm CST, or from anywhere in the world on TuneIn, Amazon Alexa, or via KOOP's web player. And if you miss the live broadcast, you can always listen to an archive of this show (and past shows) on our Mixcloud page.
On the Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Texas Music Office’s Texas Music Mixtape, we’ve sorted through hundreds of hours of Jerry Jeff Walker interview clips and live performances in order to assemble an audio collage in tribute to the legendary #TexasMusic singer/songwriter who passed this last weekend after a battle with throat cancer. LISTEN to our tribute to Jerry Jeff Walker on Wednesday, 10/28 at 2:30 pm on KOOP Radio 91.7 FM in Austin, or from anywhere in the world via TuneIn, Amazon Alexa, or on KOOP Radio’s web player.
This week's Texas Music Mixtape includes an interview with Sloan Struble, mastermind behind the band Dayglow. On the week's program, TMO Spring 2020 fellowship intern Evie McNeil interviews Struble about growing up & teaching himself how to play music in Aledo, TX, what it’s like balancing school & a successful music career, and we’ll learn what the LP he’s currently recording may end up sounding like. Dayglow is a Texas music success story: developing a fan base around the world via more than 200 million Spotify plays and more than 30 million YouTube views.
This week’s guests on the TMO’s Texas Music Mixtape are Texans Charlie Vela and Jonathan Leal, the co-creators of “Futuro Conjunto,” an original work of speculative, transmedia Chicanx fiction. Written between 2019-2020, “Futuro Conjunto” is Vela and Leal’s second Rio Grande Valley (RGV)-focused, cross-country music collaboration (Vela works in Texas and Leal in California). It features contributions from over thirty independent RGV artists, with Leal and Vela writing and performing the music and story.
Texas Music Mixtape: interview with ATX Music Office Manager Erica Shamaly About the City of Austin’s New Disaster Relief Grant Programs For Artists
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 the TMO released the debut episode of the Texas Music Mixtape, a program featuring Texas music news, interviews, and music. Featured here are the first 20 minutes of the program, including an interview with the City of Austin's Music & Entertainment Division Manager Erica Shamaly. Erica talks with Texas Music Office Marketing & Communications Specialist Marc Fort about the City of Austin's new grant programs: the Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund providing $1,000 grants to the city's most vulnerable musicians, and the Austin Creative Space Disaster Relief Program providing up to $50,000 grants to organizations and independent artists facing displacement and difficulty paying rent for their commercial creative spaces.