• The KOOP Roundup, Week of 1/30

    Tuesday, 1.31.23 – 10pm, Ephraim Owens Experience, Continental Gallery, $5, Jazz One of the best weeknight residencies in town, Ephraim Owens brings an eager yet soothing sound to the stage without fail every other Tuesday at the Continental Gallery. With an impressive catalogue of original material as well as stellar takes on classics and standards, […]

  • The KOOP Roundup, Week of 1/23/23

    Wednesday, 1.25.23 – Lonesome Nights, Sahara Lounge, $7, Country Lonesome nights are back once again at the Sahara Lounge! Dust off your boots at this first one of the year, and every last Wednesday of the month going forward. This one features the musical stylings of Loteria, Large Brush Collection & Hulda Quebe, as well […]

  • The KOOP Roundup, Week of 1/16/23

    The KOOP Roundup is back! Watch this space for a weekly selection of our favorite events around town for the week to come, including some of our own. This week… Tuesday, 1.17.23: Je’Texas – 6:00 P.M., Antone’s Record Shop, Free, Psych/Western The premiere psychedelic cowboy trio around town is hosting a pre-launch party of their […]

  • the one-seven: 2022 in Texas Music

    To say that 2022 (or the past several years) felt like a roller coaster ride would be an understatement, but one positive that has endured has been the singles and albums that talented musicians continue to release. Whether it’s your first time hearing them, you’re taking some time to get re-acquainted, or these have been […]

  • The KOOP Roundup, Week of 11/28

    11/30: KOOP and Thundercloud Subs presents: Lonesome Nights – 7 pm, Sahara Lounge, No Cover. Country KOOP’s monthly country night is back once again! Come experience the cowboy blues as you enjoy live tunes and great records spun by the Lonesome Strangers DJs and friends. 12/1: Zapata – 10 pm, C-Boy’s, $8 Blues Rock Master […]

  • The KOOP Roundup, Week of 11/21

    Monday Night Jazz | 6pm & 9pm, Monday, 11/21 | Elephant Room | No Cover | Jazz The sounds of local jazz are alive and well in the basement that makes up this great club. This Austinite jazz revue, with an early and late show of your choosing, makes for a great way to unwind […]

  • The KOOP Roundup, Week of 11/14

    Hard Proof | 10pm, Monday, 11/14 | C-Boy’s | $10 | Jazz/Funk Afrobeat afficionatos through and through, Hard Proof brings a long-honed sound and style to C-Boy’s Monday night. Rightfully earning its place next to the other premier horn sections found around town, they’re twice as good live as they are on record. A tight, […]

  • The KOOP Roundup Returns

    Hamell on Trial | 8pm, Tuesday, 11/08 | Antone’s | $15 | Punk/Spoken Word Former Austin resident Ed Hamell brings to the stage his own one of a kind blend of aggression, humor, passion and politics. Described as “anti-folk”, Hamell strums tight and loud on his acoustic guitar. Like the Velvet Underground crossed with Bill […]

  • The Emo Diaries at ACL Part II

    Tyler Jordan of Good Look Austin-local since 2006, Tyler Jordan is not only an excellent kickball player, but also writes, fronts, and plays guitar in Keeled Scales’ Good Looks. We sat down on Zoom for a chat about their history, their future, and the Austin music community’s beautiful response to fellow bandmate Jake Ames’ shocking […]

  • The Emo Diaries at ACL Part I

    Charlotte Sands Nashville-based rising queen of pop punk, Charlotte Sands, is known for her epic collaborations with established genre royalty such as The Maine and Sleeping With Sirens, but the blue-haired songstress is so much more than the songs she guests on. I was really looking forward to speaking with her about mental health awareness, […]