• 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 […]

  • KOOP & Jungle Records Day Party – Sun, 3/13, 12-6 PM

    Join KOOP & Jungle Records on Sunday, March 13th from 12-6 PM for a day of experimental, classical, choral, jazz, sound and more! Free and open to the public at 903 E. 14th St! Complimentary beverages provided by Austin Beer Works, Nomadica Wine & Treaty Oak Distilling (Ghost Bourbon, Waterloo Gin & TO Old Fashioned). […]

  • Date Night @DAC: Art & Album Switch & Mix – Wed, Mar 16, 7-9 PM

    Are you a collector of physical music and art? So are we! On Wednesday, March 16, from 7-9pm, come to Date Night @DAC: Art & Album Switch & Mix, hosted by the Dougherty Arts Center with the help of KOOP Radio. It’s time to upgrade your collection. Swap CDs, cassettes, vinyl, drawings, paintings, art supplies, […]

  • Try Hard DJ Residency – Every 1st Saturday

    KOOP DJs take over the Try Hard Coffee turntables every first Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm! Visit in person (1115 E 11th St) or stream live (tryhardcoffee.com). Naxt up: Saturday, March 5th with Miss Manners of Hip Hop Hooray & Dot Matrix of The Girlie Show! Free :: All Ages :: Get Vaxxed […]

  • The Weekly Roundup, 2/21/22

    Coldtowne at the Cactus COMEDY 8:00 P.M., 2/21/2022, Cactus Cafe, $18 online, $22 at the door Think you could use a good laugh this week? You won’t want to miss this star-studded lineup of Austin comedians, hosted by the Cactus Cafe and presented by Coldtowne Theater, the comedy club located next to the former I […]