• Lonesome Nights – Wed, 7/27 – 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. Our 5th edition features live music from Guma, Dan & Christy Foster, and Sarah Barlow plus DJ Jammertime Jeremiah. […]

  • Local Music Spotlight: The Lonesome Heroes

    The Band: The Lonesome Heroes is a cosmic Americana foursome fronted by lead singer and songwriter Rich Russell. Other members of the band include bassist Brandon Gonzalez, drummer Ben Galloway, and lead guitarist Gary Newcomb (also of seminal Austin band Li’l Cap’n Travis. Other friends and occasional band members come and go, depending on the […]

  • Carrie Clark’s B-Day Party

    Come celebrate the birthday of Austin musician and friend of KOOP, Carrie Clark, this Saturday, May 14 from 7-10pm at Bobo’s Snack Bar. DJ Scott Gardner from KOOP’s Stronger Than Dirt will be providing the party tunes. Bobo’s is located at 3850 Airport Blvd (across the street from the KOOP studios).

  • Looking Back at SXSW: The Future of Live Music

    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, live music and other events had begun to find footholds in the digital realm. But when live events shut down in 2020, the only way for many venues to stay afloat was by bringing the experience online. The Future of Live Music panel was moderated by Amy LaMeyer, managing partner […]

  • Looking Back at SXSW: Music in Games – The Future Is Now

    Music has long been an important part of video games. From the olden days of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Guitar Hero to the cutting edge of Beat Saber, the right music can make or break a game. But what goes into creating that perfect intersection of music and gaming? Monday of the conference was […]

  • Celebrate and Take Action for Earth Day!

    This year’s Earth Day theme is “Invest in Our Planet.” What is needed is not financial, but a personal investment.  It calls for universal courage, action, and accountability from businesses, governments, and every individual. This action is long overdue, but there is still time to positively change our shared planet.  We must all act together now to […]

  • The Weekly Roundup, SXSW Edition

    Missed your wristband? No worries, KOOP’s got you covered! Here’s a brief guide on where and when to catch a few official artists at unofficial shows happening this week.   Song Exploder Stage INDIE, POP, ROCK 06:30 PM, 03/16/2022, Central Presbyterian Church, FREE (RSVP) Perfume Genius is known for his romantic imagery and doling out […]

  • SXSW’s Glorious Musical Return

    After 2 long years watching venues shutter and precious, centrally-located lots get gobbled by developers, South By Southwest is homecoming at last. Will SXSW 2022 be the shot in the arm our city and music scene needs? Already the stars seem to be aligning: Austin is back in Stage 2, music wristbands are just $169 […]

  • Spring Forward: A Day of Progressive Music and Art

    The East Austin Handmade Arts Market presents a follow-up to the fantastic Surf By Surf East event, with local Progressive Rock bands! -Once again at our favorite new digs: Indian Roller (10006 Manchaca Rd in South Austin, 78748) on the first day of spring, Sunday, March 20th, from noon until 6pm. 3 of Austin’s best […]

  • The Weekly Roundup, 3/7/22

    KOOP Radio Vinyl Night DJ 6 PM, 03/08/2022, Carpenter Hotel, FREE Pull your favorite vinyls off the shelf and bring them out for some play time at our monthly DJ residency in the Carpenter Hotel lobby! Alternatively, browse the Carpenter’s vinyl catalog and select tracks to throw on the table, from there. Snacks and entry […]