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Here’s what we got up to in March:

Grateful to Get Back @ Peace House Farm

TeXchromosome, Magnolia Roads, and the KOOP Community Council teamed up for this 2-day, 2-stage Music & Art Festival. From the artists’ market of local vendors and advocates for independent female artists to the our Community Council and collective of nonprofits, the weekend was a huge success!

Performances by: Heather Bishop, Kay Miracle, Desert Hollow, The HawtThorns, Nocona, Rosie Flores, Beth Lee, Pi Jacobs, Jenny Van West, Kevin Daniel, Shawnee, Elsa Cross, Mandy Rowden, Nagavalli, Giulia Millanta, Taylor Rae, David Newbould, BettySoo, Hardened & Tempered, Ruby Dice, Rigby Summer, Mike Younger, Tom Gillam, Arkansas David, and deFrance.

Huge shoutout to our very own PJ Pullus for spearheading this incredible weekend!

Jungle Records Day Party @ Jungle Records

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon for our Day Party with Jungle Records. The entire neighborhood was out jamming together for a day of experimental, classical, choral, jazz & sound.

Performances by: Innervision Ensemble, Peter Stopchinski, Nathan Felix, The Whale, Sonya Gonzales, Justin Boyd, Mighty Fuzz, Xavier Gilmore, Kathleen Shelton, Randall Holt, Emily Bishop, DJ Stuntman Flip, and the Students of Northeast High.

 

Freddie Steady’s Frontier A Go Go @ Antone’s Records

Kicking back into high gear after a couple years off, Freddie Steady’s Frontier A Go Go was a-going down all afternoon on Guadalupe. The drinks were cold & the music was so great. Thank you to Antone’s Record Shop for continuing to host the festivities all these years (& for the great pictures!).

Performances by: Theo Lawrence, Sultans of Surf, The Soulphonics, Freddie Steady 3, Eve & Buck, and Al Staehely.

The 8th Annual Surf by Surf East @ Indian Roller

Over 10 surf-rock and adjacent bands from all over Texas came out to play, with KOOP DJs spinning surf classics. The 8th Annual Surf by Surf East was one of our favorite shows of the spring!

Performances by: Sheverb, Del Vipers, Go-Go Rillas, The Really Rottens, The Boss Jaguars, King Pelican, Sultans of Surf, Stac3y Bell and the Wretched Exes, AKAW, and The Hide Outs.

Art & Album Switch & Mix @ Doughtery Arts Center

KOOP partnered with the Doughterty Arts Center this month to host a Date Night: Art & Album Switch & Mix. We found some great psych-rock vinyl, met some cool people, and heard some great jams from DJ Scott Gardner (Stronger Than Dirt).

 

SXSW Artist Spotlights

The Emo Diaries’ Stefny at the Disco! was on the ground, hitting the pavement with Ivypaint, The Heavy Hours, and more for SXSW. Tune into her show weekly on Mondays 7pm CT or check out the Mixcloud to get all her festival coverage.

Looking for more local Austin SXSW artists? Check out our Spotify playlist our volunteers put together here and here!