• The KOOP Roundup: Week of 3/27

    Wednesday, 3.29.23 at 7 pm: Lonesome Nights, Sahara Lounge, $7, Country   Lonesome Nights keep chugging along every 4th Wednesday at the Sahara. This is a special one however! KOOP friends Plum Creek Records of Lockhart, TX fame will be taking over, featuring a pop up of only the very best tunes on wax, right […]

  • the one-seven: 2023’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

    It’s been over a month since the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2023 nominees. This year’s fourteen nominees (Joy Division and New Order are one combined act) make up one of the most diverse lists of acts genre-wise with country, pop, rap, and R&B all represented in addition to rock. As of […]

  • Lonesome Nights – Wed, 3/29 @ 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 month featuring out-of-towners Shakey Lyman (Philadelphia) & Hannah Frances (Chicago) alongside local luminaries Little Mazarn. Plum Creek Records […]

  • SXSW Rewind: Rebuilding the Touring Industry from Scratch

    By Stefny Host of “The Emo Diaries” There’s no question that the last three years have looked very different for 99% of the earth’s population, but the music industry’s entire way of being has been disrupted. On Wednesday, March 15, I attended Rebuilding the Touring Industry from Scratch, moderated by Taylor Mims from Billboard and […]

  • SXSW Rewind: Mental Health in the Music Industry

    By Stefny Host of “The Emo Diaries” On Wednesday, March 15, I attended a panel at SXSW titled “Mental Health in the Music Industry.” Mental health has been and continues to be an important topic for me, so I always attend these talks to see what the current situation is like and how we are […]

  • Marc Fort Does KOOP, Music, Community, and Service

    Marc hosts a show, serves on KOOP’s Board of Directors, plays in numerous bands, speaks at major music events, advises ACC’s School of Music Business, and is employed by the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. We spoke on March 19. Michael A. Brown: Please tell us about your music activities at KOOP. Marc Fort: I […]

  • The KOOP Roundup, Week of 3/6/23

    Tuesday, 3.7.23 – 7pm, Cro-Mag’s w/ Ringworm, NO/MAS, Brat, The Lost Well, $22, Punk/Metal Sleep in and grab your earplugs for a late and loud Tuesday night. One of the forerunners of the hardcore punk/thrash metal fusion, Cro-Mag’s will be descending upon Austin alongside THREE other thrash outfits. Having been on the scene since 1986, […]

  • 2023 Spring Membership Drive Update

    There are just three days left in our Spring Membership Drive, so there’s still time to show your support for KOOP Radio and all the great independent programming we know you love! And we would love to thank you for your donation with one of our thank-you gifts! Just hit that donate button in the top […]

  • The Art Spark Texas Radio Hour With April Sullivan and Friends

    April produces and co-hosts the show, along with Celia Hughes (seated), the Executive Director of Art Spark Texas. April and I spoke on February 23. Michael A. Brown: Tell us about your history at KOOP and the evolution of The Art Spark Texas Radio Hour. April Sullivan: I had lived in Austin for two years […]

  • The KOOP Roundup, Week of 2/20/23

    Monday, 2.20.23 – 8:30pm, Church on Monday & Michael Hale Trio, Continental Gallery, $5, Jazz/Soul This Monday night, consider swinging by the Gallery for a classic Austin residency. Playing Blue Note style jazz for over a decade now, the Church on Monday has never failed to deliver. Stick around for a deep soul experience brought […]