• 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 […]

  • Lonesome Nights – Wed, 11/30 @ Sahara Lounge

    KOOP Radio, Thundercloud Subs & The Lonesome Stranger present Lonesome Nights, a monthly country night at Sahara Lounge. Join us every last Wednesday for live tunes & records spun by The Lonesome Stranger DJs & friends. This November we’re joined by Sarah Barlow and the Heat, Larry Decaf’s Slow Pony and Clayton England. $5 :: […]

  • Dot Matrix Curates “Atmospheric, Feel-Good Dance Grooves”

    Dot Matrix hosts The Girlie Show, a weekly broadcast dedicated to the voices of female-identifying artists from Austin and around the world. We spoke on November 17. Michael A. Brown: Talk about your history with KOOP and The Girlie Show. Dot Matrix: I started listening to KOOP in 2009, began volunteering in 2013, and debuted […]

  • 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 […]

  • KOOP Brunch at Try Hard Coffee!

    Get your brunch on every first Saturday of the month with KOOP DJs spinning your soundtrack at Try Hard Coffee Roasters! This month features Dot Matrix of The Girlie Show and DJ Lippy of Free Samples, a duo you do not want to miss. The fun starts at 8:30 and runs through 12:30. See you […]

  • Meet KOOP Programmer and FCC Reporting Guy – John Hoffner

    John Hoffner started at KOOP in 2007. Nowadays, he and his co-hosts present The Austin Common Radio Hour. We spoke on October 14. Michael A. Brown: Talk about the background and evolution of your show, The Austin Common Radio Hour. John Hoffner: My interest in radio started when I was a kid in New Jersey. […]

  • Register to Vote With KOOP and Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches!

    Tuesday, October 11th is the last day to register to vote in November’s elections, and we’re setting up all day with Ground Game Texas at Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches to get folks registered! VDRs will be there from 8 AM, and starting at 5 PM KOOP DJs Scott Gardner (Stronger Than Dirt), ValloGallo (Love […]

  • The SIMS Foundation Celebrates World Mental Health Day October 10

    The Austin Artists Show recently featured Patsy Dolan, Executive Director of the SIMS Foundation, which is based here in Austin. The following is an excerpt of their interview. Q: Musicians in Austin are certainly familiar with the SIMS Foundation, but for those who are not: can you tell us a little bit about its history? […]