• Posted on Aug 02, 2021

    Imaginary People by Charlie Martin is easy listening with real emotional depth

    There’s a beautiful stability to Charlie Martin’s songwriting. Throughout his first solo album, Imaginary People, Martin never strays far from a wistful type of tender storytelling. It’s the same sentiment heard throughout his records as part of the duo Hovvdy (alongside Will Taylor). Imaginary People is Martin’s first solo album and combines relaxed indie pop […]

  • Posted on Jul 27, 2021

    Try Hard DJ Residency – Last Saturdays

    Catch KOOP DJs spinning records every last Saturday of the month at Try Hard Coffee from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM! On July 31st we’ll have Bryan Carroll of The Clear Spot and Yance-man of Channel Surfing. Artwork by Aaron Muguerza

  • Posted on Jul 20, 2021

    COVID-19 Update

    COVID-19 DELTA VARIANT MAKES AUSTIN STAGE 4 “”IMMINENT””: Due to increased COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in Travis County, Austin Public Health officials urge residents to take action now by getting vaccinated and wearing a mask to stop the rising levels of cases and hospitalizations. Text your zip code to 438829 (822862 for Spanish) to find […]

  • Posted on Jul 19, 2021

    The Life Aquatic – Wed, July 28 – Meanwhile Brewing

    Rocket Cinema & KOOP present an evening of film, live music, and Bill Murray at his best on the soccer pitch at Meanwhile Brewing Company. Get your tickets here! Doors open at 8pm with an electronic music set from Claude McCan of Super Creeps starting at 8:30. Meanwhile Brewing Company will be selling their selection of […]

  • Posted on Jul 19, 2021

    Let’s Stick Together

    You have done your part to protect yourselves, your family, friends, and the community from COVID-19 for more than a year. We’ve stayed home, avoided crowds, worn masks – and missed out on so many important life events.  Let’s stick together and get vaccinated, so we can safely get together again. Encourage your family, friends, and […]

  • Posted on Jul 19, 2021

    Big Bill’s “Coma” captures in-person pure punk fun

    Big Bill’s latest release “Coma” takes us on a punk rock journey all the way to our neighboring state of Oklahoma. The single came out back in May with the band continuing their sound from their 2017 album Stand By Your Bill – i.e: jittery post-punk song structures and lyrics that feel like the audience […]

  • Posted on Jul 17, 2021

    Migration Narratives Project

    KOOP is partnering with a grant-funded project on migration narrative collection. We are currently inviting any 18+ male or female from the Asian diaspora: immigrants, refugees, and undocumented people in Central Texas to hear about their life stories during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re offering $25 for an hour of interview. Confidentiality of identity and research […]

  • Posted on Jul 10, 2021

    KOOP Prepares to Broadcast Live Again: Technology + Training

    KOOP’s Chief Operator T.J. Masters is leading the effort to assure both technological and training success as we all get ready for real-time broadcasting. I spoke with him on July 2. Michael A. Brown: In a June interview, KOOP General Manager Federico Pacheco said, “During the lockdown, we have upgraded much of the studio software […]

  • Posted on Jun 22, 2021

    Local Music Review: Between Us EP by Calliope Musicals

    Calliope Musicals latest EP, Between Us, arrived last month via local indie label, Spaceflight Records. The release blends space age rock and dance floor power pop with four new songs and one remixed version of their 2019 track, “Fear This Body”.  Anthemic choruses and soaring, cathartic high notes from singer Carrie Fussell appear throughout the […]

  • Posted on Jun 22, 2021

    COVID-19 Update

    95% of New COVID Cases among Unvaccinated: Numbers from around the world show that over 95% of new COVID-19 hospitalizations occur among unvaccinated people. New COVID-19 variants sicken mostly unvaccinated people as well. FCC Program to Reduce Internet Bills: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is providing a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying […]