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Culture Foundations :: New ‘Escapism Plan’ Promo Hits The Internet

The city of San MarcosTexas has been through many changes over the past decade or so.  There has been nearly enough turnaround in regards to the population of the town that past events such as Electric Mayhem that defined the scene are forgotten, if not completely unknown.  Therefore, when a venue steps up to take a chance at locking down an event that will help define the direction of the scene and the culture, it’s on the people to take notice and support.  Tantra CoffeehouseChief and TheDoomsdayDevice and Bad Ingredients have teamed up to provide their respective talents and help create Escapism Plan… Tantra provides the atmosphere (as well as the infamous Happy Minutes specials that bookend the event and the newly instituted discount on all Hops and Grains beers during the night), Chief Doomsday spins a vast array of hip-hop, and Bad Ingredients sets up their infamous pop-up record shop with their ever-rotating inventory.  Friday nights, no cover, and all ages… what’s not to love?

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Inner Visions :: Ryan Darbonne And Company Embark Upon ‘I AM TX’

Local musician and actor Ryan Darbonne, in light of experiences growing up in Austin and experiences within the Austin culture as a young adult, felt inspired to capture that experience into something he could share.  After sharing his script with OVRLD creator Morgan Day, the two felt that the idea needed to become a reality.  After enlisting the help of cinematographer Mariana Gonzalez, the gears began to turn for I AM TX.  Ryan reached out to Audrey Campbell of Pleasure VenomJonathan Horstmann of BLXPTN and Greg Williams, better known as Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice, and boom, a cast was born.

I AM TX is now in the crowdfunding stage, and the Indiegogo Campaign is up and running.  If you would like to help turn this vision into a reality, there are many things you can do.  Share the campaign with your friends, whether they’re in Austin, in Texas, or anywhere else in the world.  If you feel inspired, go ahead and donate, as there are many levels with many excellent perks available.  This vision will happen, but every bit of support that is garnered will improve the vision.  We thank you in advance.

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO GO TO THE I AM TX INDIEGOGO PAGE

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New Perspectives :: The Outlook Release Their Self-Titled Debut EP

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Summer will soon transition into Fall, and as that annual change approaches, musical soundscapes tend to shift as well.  Gone are the party-driven turn-up anthems, and ushered in are more introspective and relaxing sounds.  the outlook, based out of San MarcosTexas, seem to be way ahead of the sound curve with the release of their self-titled debut EP.  This short but powerful set of songs echos bands the likes of The ClienteleYo La Tengo, and a score of other underground rock and roll champions.  I am looking forward to catching a live show, or hoping that visual material is put to some of these songs.  Give it a listen, a share, a download, and maybe a buck or two if you so choose.

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Deep Rooted :: Dubb Sicks Releases New Music Video For ‘Dolla $to’

You’d have a challenge on your hands finding a more humble and down to earth MC than Dubb Sicks.  Not many people really and truly embrace their city and their lifestyle in such an honest and forthright manner.  This time around, Dubb embraces the values of living the non-baller glamour life with Dolla $to.  He went to DVZN Media, and the quality of the work speaks for itself.  A banging track and vivid visuals are hard to beat at any level… yet another shining example of how central Texas is killing it in 2017.

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Jazzlife Renaissance :: Emcee Eats Presents ‘Lakshmi’

One of my alltime favorite central Texas creative minds is emcee eats, hands down.  Dude is an amazing painter and an unparalleled wordsmith.  Whenever he drops new music, it’s all hands on deck, as it deserves attention each and every time.  His latest single and video, Lakshmi, wonderfully captures the emcee eats vibe.. it’s DIY, yet it’s oozing creativity and ideas on a much higher level.  Wonderful imagery over a solid song.. that’s all we can really ask for.  This one is supposedly going to see the light of day on an upcoming collaborative mixtape with StormShadow titled Rare Ingredients, so we should all be on the lookout for that future dopeness.

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Shreddin’ Texas :: Old Man Skateboards’ Daily Skate Sessions Hit Texas

Recently, Old Man Skateboards took to the road for a return trip to Texas, his former stomping grounds.  Since the inception of Old Man Skateboards, we have since growth in terms of board confidence and skill set.  This video, maybe due to the fact that he’s home again, shows some wonderful growth.. longer manuals, boardslides, 50-50 grind attempts, and even some transition skating into bowls, hips and so on.  My man even took a couple of decent spills and got right back up.  Inspiring stuff, for real.

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Heavily Influenced :: Attic Ted’s Educational Mixtape

Texas-based musical innovator Attic Ted will soon be visiting Bulgaria for an appearance at Neu Berlin.  In anticipation of this huge event, Attic Ted put together a polite greeting/introduction, followed by a 12 song education of his musical influences from Texas.  It is an exciting journey down a history of  wonderful sounds.. dive right in, and share it with your friends.

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