• News and EventsJan 22, 2021

    Local Music Review: “Fascist” by Pleasure Venom

    Pleasure Venom’s latest single “Fascist” is a cathartic release of the tangible anger and tension that many of us have felt for so long. Crackling with energy from start to finish, the song brings back memories of getting thrown around in the middle of a crowd at Hotel Vegas. Singer Audrey Campbell elaborated on the […]

  • News and EventsJan 20, 2021

    COVID-19 Update

    COVID-19 Vaccinations: Austin Public Health asks residents not in vaccine phases 1A or 1B who have health insurance to see if their medical providers can administer them a vaccine rather than signing up through APH’s vaccine registration portal, which should be reserved for residents in priority categories and those without health insurance. For a TX […]

  • News and EventsJan 17, 2021

    In Touch Interviews Celebrates MLK Day

      Austin Area Heritage Council: Founded in 1993, the Austin Area Heritage Council coordinates Austin’s annual MLK Celebration, a public education event that celebrates the life of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. and honors his legacy of inspiring ongoing civil rights work in central Texas. In this In Touch Interview, AAHC Volunteer Coordinator […]

  • News and EventsJan 14, 2021

    KOOP Steps Up To Serve The Central Texas Veterans Community

    In 2016, KOOP had a program called Reflections of Community Outreach (ROCO). But one community not yet “reached” was the Central Texas veterans’ community, about 60,000 strong in Austin/Travis County. The call went out to radio station volunteers for veterans who might be able and willing to host a show. Turned out there were only […]

  • News and EventsJan 12, 2021

    COVID-19 Update

    COVID-19 Vaccination Info.: Individuals wishing to get the COVID-19 vaccine who are in Phase 1A (frontline workers and long-term care staff) or Phase 1B (65+; 16+ with chronic medical conditions) should contact the provider from which they normally receive care, like a flu shot, to learn about their process. People in Phase 1B may not […]

  • News and EventsJan 12, 2021

    2020 Top 5s

    Our volunteers & programmers pick their 2020 Top 5s in music, film & more:

  • News and EventsJan 12, 2021

    Local Music Review: “Emotion” by Molly Burch

    Molly Burch kicked off 2021 with “Emotion,” an elastic pop jam perfectly suited for hitting the roller disco. Taking a departure from her previous reverb tinged indie lounge aesthetic, Molly now embraces crystal clear modern pop production. Even though we’re still in the middle of winter (it’s snowing as I write this), it sounds like […]

  • News and EventsDec 30, 2020

    Local Music Review: Luca by Alex Maas

    As we close out this crazy year, it’s refreshing to take a moment to sit back and breathe. Fortunately, Alex Maas from The Black Angels has given us the perfect soundtrack to do just that with the debut of his first solo album Luca from earlier this month. Informally dedicated to his son with the […]

  • News and EventsDec 29, 2020

    In Touch Interviews: Jenny Parrott and “Sing with Me”

    In Touch Interviews talks with Austin-based musician, artist, and activist Jenny Parrott, who has worked in conjunction with the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts program to organize a December 29, 2020 online event, “Sing with Me” from 8–10pm. The event is available at no cost to all community members, and any donated funds will benefit […]

  • News and EventsDec 15, 2020

    Local Music Review: “Christmas All Alone” by Half Dream

    For an emotional holiday where many of us can’t see our families and loved ones, the classic carols that echo in the grocery store may bring more bitterness than joy. Half Dream brings us a more heartfelt (and relatable) Christmas song with “Christmas All Alone.” The song has a melancholic tint, but the stripped down […]