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July 13, 2021

What’s Changed for Music Venues?

By: Elizabeth McQueen

We talked to three club owners about what’s changed for music venues since things have opened back up, plus we  explore the saga behind the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant.

In this episode you’ll hear from:

Angela Tharp from the Flamingo Cantina
Will Bridges from Antone’s
Independent music business manager  Peter Schwarz
James Moody from Mohawk

AUSTIN, TX. May 27, 2021. Mohawk reopens with a sold out performance of Heartless Bastards with The Tender Things. Michael Minasi/KUTX


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August 10, 2021

What Do We Do Now?

We look at this latest COVID surge in Austin and ask the question -- What Do We Do Now? In this episode you'll hear from Desmar Walkes, M.D -- Medical Director/Health Authority for the City of Austin. Pat Buchta -- Executive Director or Austin Texas Musicians Aubrey Hays -- Musician Mike Hidalgo -- Musician Autumn Cymone -- Musician Matt the Electrician -- Musician Erin Walter from Parker Woodland Kate Howard -- Musician Jason McNeely -- Managing Partner of Hotel Vegas Jung Kwak PhD, MSW -- Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing specializing in end…

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July 27, 2021

What’s Changed for Musicians?

We talk to musicians about what's changed for them at this stage of the pandemic. You'll learn what they're doing differently creatively and with their businesses and how they're feeling overall about the constantly changing Austin music landscape. In this episode you'll hear from Jay Wile Sara Houser Jon Fichter from Sweet Spirit and Hong King Wigs Caleb de Casper Rene Chavez Stephanie Bergara from Bidi Bidi Banda Tee Double [caption id="attachment_257644" align="alignright" width="532"] Hip-hop artist Tee-Double is pictured in his home studio on July 15, 2021, in Austin. Michael Minasi/KUTX[/caption] [caption id="attachment_257643" align="alignnone" width="318"] Caleb De Casper is pictured…

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July 13, 2021

What’s Changed for Music Venues?

We talked to three club owners about what's changed for music venues since things have opened back up, plus we  explore the saga behind the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. In this episode you'll hear from: Angela Tharp from the Flamingo Cantina Will Bridges from Antone's Independent music business manager  Peter Schwarz James Moody from Mohawk [caption id="attachment_257577" align="alignnone" width="1024"] AUSTIN, TX. May 27, 2021. Mohawk reopens with a sold out performance of Heartless Bastards with The Tender Things. Michael Minasi/KUTX[/caption]

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June 15, 2021

For the Fans

In this episode its all about the fans! You'll hear about how they coped when there were no live shows and how they feel now that things are opening back up. In this episode, you'll hear from: Hady Mawajdeh. : Hady produced a great podcast called "Gun Play." You can listen here. Joanna Castillo Jonathan Weldon Jen Leduc Lulu Bryant [caption id="attachment_257438" align="aligncenter" width="596"] AUSTIN, TX. May 27, 2021. Joanna Castillo poses for a portrait with three 15-inch high piles of music shirts that celebrate a variety of artists, venues, concerts and festivals. Castillo bought between 40-50 shirts in just…

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June 1, 2021

Is the Pandemic Over for Austin Music?

We ask the question, "Is the Pandemic Over For Austin Music?" You'll hear from public health experts, a musician, a fan, a venue owner and a venue manager about what whether or not the CDC's change in mask guidance for vaccinated individuals coupled with the big reopening in Austin music venues that took place on Memorial Day weekend signals the end of the pandemic for Austin's music scene. In this episode you'll hear from: Jason R. Pickett, MD, FACEP, FAEMS: Deputy Medical Director for Austin Matt Lara: Public Information Officer - City of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency…

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May 18, 2021

To Play, or Not to Play?

In the latest episode of Pause/Play we tackle the question "To Play, or Play or not Play?" We asked 15 Austin Musicians the same questions -- Have you performed during the pandemic?  Are you ready to perform now?  What would it take to make you feel comfortable performing the way we used to pre-pandemic? Their answers provide insight into what it's been like to be a musician during COVID and what kind of decisions artists are faced with now that more people are getting vaccinated and COVID restrictions are loosening. [caption id="attachment_257291" align="aligncenter" width="546"] AUSTIN, TX. May 7, 2021. Pause/Play.…

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