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    Imaginary People by Charlie Martin is easy listening with real emotional depth

    There’s a beautiful stability to Charlie Martin’s songwriting. Throughout his first solo album, Imaginary People, Martin never strays far from a wistful type of tender storytelling. It’s the same sentiment heard throughout his records as part of the duo Hovvdy (alongside Will Taylor). Imaginary People is Martin’s first solo album and combines relaxed indie pop […]

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    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 8/2 @ 6 PM

    The Cuba Informational Blockade & trying to Get Closer to the Truth of “Cuba” and the “Cuban Protests”, Pt II Do not Believe everything you think…. especially when it comes to Cuba and the recent protests. KOOP’s own TJ Masters leads us through a maze of important but largely unaddressed issues in a dialogue and […]

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    Try Hard DJ Residency – Last Saturdays

    Catch KOOP DJs spinning records every last Saturday of the month at Try Hard Coffee from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM! On July 31st we’ll have Bryan Carroll of The Clear Spot and Yance-man of Channel Surfing. Artwork by Aaron Muguerza

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    Party Stains – A Weekly Update From Stronger Than Dirt

    Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s  Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, July 24, 8-10pm) include the Chessmen (Denton TX), Kinks, Chris Spedding, Heartbreakers, Slits, Go-Go’s, Units, Woodentops, Henry Badowski, Davila 666, new music by Leopardo (Switzerland), Guardian Singles (New Zealand), Pozi (London), Silicone Prairie (Kansas City MO), Smirk (LA), Qlowski (London/Italy), Easy Ego (Germany/Belgium), as well as […]

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    COVID-19 Update

    COVID-19 DELTA VARIANT MAKES AUSTIN STAGE 4 “”IMMINENT””: Due to increased COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in Travis County, Austin Public Health officials urge residents to take action now by getting vaccinated and wearing a mask to stop the rising levels of cases and hospitalizations. Text your zip code to 438829 (822862 for Spanish) to find […]

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    The Life Aquatic – Wed, July 28 – Meanwhile Brewing

    Rocket Cinema & KOOP present an evening of film, live music, and Bill Murray at his best on the soccer pitch at Meanwhile Brewing Company. Get your tickets here! Doors open at 8pm with an electronic music set from Claude McCan of Super Creeps starting at 8:30. Meanwhile Brewing Company will be selling their selection of […]

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    Let’s Stick Together

    You have done your part to protect yourselves, your family, friends, and the community from COVID-19 for more than a year. We’ve stayed home, avoided crowds, worn masks – and missed out on so many important life events.  Let’s stick together and get vaccinated, so we can safely get together again. Encourage your family, friends, and […]

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    Big Bill’s “Coma” captures in-person pure punk fun

    Big Bill’s latest release “Coma” takes us on a punk rock journey all the way to our neighboring state of Oklahoma. The single came out back in May with the band continuing their sound from their 2017 album Stand By Your Bill – i.e: jittery post-punk song structures and lyrics that feel like the audience […]

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    Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 7/18 @ 6PM

    Systemic Racism’s Multi-Dimensional Nature & Historical Methods of Oppression used to create & maintain the Great Racial Wealth Divide Special Guest Meredith Martin aka ‘Ahmahl’ from New Orleans shares his well-read historical and personal experiences as we reveal the main drivers and features of ‘systemic racism’ post slavery. Systemic Racism is a term that is […]

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    Migration Narratives Project

    KOOP is partnering with a grant-funded project on migration narrative collection. We are currently inviting any 18+ male or female from the Asian diaspora: immigrants, refugees, and undocumented people in Central Texas to hear about their life stories during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re offering $25 for an hour of interview. Confidentiality of identity and research […]