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Octopus Project: Austin’s “Best Avant Garde/Experimental Band”

Octopus Project Mixdown Written and Edited by: Shannon Williams By popular vote in the the Austin Chronicle’s annual Austin Music Awards, Octopus Project, has been named “Best Avant Garde/Experimental Band” for the 2013-2014 season. The band dates back to 1999, and is composed of Josh Lambert, Yvonne Lambert, Toto Miranda, and Ryan Figg. The group’s…

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SXSW 2014: ‘Patrick’s Day’ Interview

  By Jordan Gass-Poore’ This was one of my most enjoyable interviews. If you listen closely, maybe you can hear the tinkling of pint glasses or the swigging of amber-colored liquid — the interview with the writer/director and two stars of the SXSW 2014 world premiere Patrick’s Day did take place after noon. That might…

Jon Matthews

SXSW 2014: ‘Surviving Cliffside’ Interview

By Jordan Gass-Poore’ I spoke with Jon Matthews, writer/director of the SXSW world premiere documentary, Surviving Cliffside. Matthews revisited his hometown in West Virginia and followed the lives of his cousin E.J. Huffman and his family. E.J. battles prescription drug addiction, much like others who live in the same trailer park, and his young daughter’s…

SXSW interview with Lucius

SXSW Interview with Lucius

New York native Indie-Pop Band, Lucius, released their debut album Wildewoman last October and have quickly become a popular name in the music world. They have toured through Austin several times and were more than happy to be a part of SXSW this year. Jess Wolfe  and Holly Laessig (pictured left) are the well-known matching vocalists. I…

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“Manny”, the Manny Pacquiao story, Makes World Premiere at SXSW 2014

Interviewer: Emily Reas Interviewees: Ryan Moore and Lenny Mesina Eight Division World Championships. Congressman. Singer. Actor. Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao’s talents span all across the board; however, how did this man come to such extraordinary lengths? Manny chronicles his life from destitute poverty to international stardom, making the epitome of a rags to riches story. All the…

MR Fest ’14 Line-Up

The Monster Is Born A Brief MR Fest History Since its creation in 2008, the award winning My Radio Festival, or MR Fest (pronounced mister), has become a platform for local and regional indie artists to showcase their talent in a live and exciting atmosphere. Held in San Marcos’ entertainment mecca, “The Square” MR Fest…