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October 19, 2020

Prepared for the Worst: Being a Musician During COVID-19

By: Miles Bloxson and Elizabeth McQueen

From finances to healthcare access, being a musician during a pandemic isn’t easy – even in the Live Music Capital of the World. In episode two of Pause//Play, the new podcast from KUT/KUTX Studios, Austin musicians Mobley and TEDDYTHELEGACY tell their stories of survival and creativity. Video by Julia Riehs


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April 27, 2021

The Pivot

In the latest episode of Pause/Play we talk to the lunch ladies of Free Lunch, musician J Soulja, the founders of Mosaic Live Wire and entrepreneur and artist Cam the TSTMKR about how they've pivoted during the pandemic. You'll hear from Jazz Mills -- event producer and co-founder of Free Lunch Carrie Fussell Bickley -- singer and songwriter with Calliope Musicals and co-founder of Free Lunch Caroline Rose --singer, songwriter and producer and lunch lady at Free Lunch J Soulja -- hip-hop artist and promoter Dan Redman -- founder of Mosaic Sound Collective and co-founder of Mosaic Live Wire Mike…

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April 13, 2021

The Art of LiveStreaming

We're looking at the art of live streaming. You'll hear the different ways people are approaching it and what it could mean for the future of the Austin music community. In this episode you'll hear from singer and Songwriter Kevin McKinney, Myf Mars from Hotel Free TV, photographer Ismael Quintanilla lll, Jason Reece from ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Evan and Dustin Bozarth & Grego Loboz from Purple Bee TV,  Sean Green and Eric Heirt from Safe House, Sarah Keilers aka Dossey and Drew Dunavan from Love and Lightstream This episode has music from, Kevin McKinney,…

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March 23, 2021

The Reopening

On March 10th the Texas governor re-opened the state. Now businesses can operate at 100% capacity. He also lifted the statewide mask mandate. We talked to musicians, venue owners & staff about how they plan to navigate the reopening. In this episode you'll hear from: Cody Cowan: Executive Director of the Red River Cultural District Stephen Sternschein: the managing partner of Heard Presents which operates Empire Control Room, James Moody: founder of the Austin music venue Mohawk , Kate Holley:  illustrator and also manager and bartender at Cheer-Up Charlies, Clayton England: musician and also bartender at the Far out Lounge…

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