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The Rise of Weird City

Written by Laura Valencia Video shot and edited by Kendra Sells KTSW Weird City Fest Press Coverage Team Weird City made their triumphant return this past Saturday. With 30+ acts, live art and a photo booth, this festival kept it live. Artists brought their best and it definitely showed. From lyrical flow to beat boxing, this fest was weirder than ever. Spider House Ballroom was poppin’ with quality performers, such […]

todayJanuary 19, 2016 141


Weird City Fest: KB the Boo Bonic

By Kendra Sells Hip-Hop Reviewer Artist KB the Boo Bonic Website Texas State Alumni KB the Boo Bonic took stage to give Austin a little taste of what she’s about. In only 15 minutes, the hardcore femcee wowed the crowd with her dirty south swagger at Weird City, which featured 30+ hip-hop artists, DJs and graffiti. She began her set with songs from her latest mixtape Batsh!t, an ode […]

todayJanuary 18, 2016 18


Weird City Fest: Interview with Chief and TheDoomsDayDevice

By Kendra Sells Hip-Hop Reviewer I sat down with Chief and TheDoomsDayDevice at Weird City Hip-Hop festival to discuss his contribution to experimental hip-hop. The San Martian performed on the Chapel Stage at the festival along with his mysterious DoomsDayDevice, a trunk equipped with pedals and other cool gadgets. Song used: "Money from Home" by Chief and TheDoomsDayDevice Chief and TheDoomsDayDevice published his last work Transition Man in August of 2015.

todayJanuary 18, 2016 291


Weird City Fest in Photos

Photos by Kendra Sells, Laura Valencia and Alexx Ward KTSW Weird City Fest Press Coverage Team Weird City Fest was held at the Spiderhouse Ballroom in Austin on January 16.

todayJanuary 17, 2016 301

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Weird Fest Video Recap

Words by Emily Parma –– Assistant Web Content Manager Video by Jordan Williams –– KTSW Music September 26-28 marked Weird history in Austin, as Austin Mic Exchange sponsored the inaugural Weird City hip-hop festival. The three-day event took place at event centers like Empire Control Room, Lamberts Downtown BBQ, The North Door, Red 7 and more. Artists included Crew 54, Lyric Michelle, Riders Against the Storm (RAS), Exploded Drawing, Magna Carda and […]

todayOctober 15, 2014 13

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I Heart Weirdos: Austin’s First Hip-Hop Festival Shows Some Love

Words by Jordan Gass-Poore' -- Web Content Manager Photos by Taryn Peters -- Assistant Music Director Austin's inaugural (and first ever) hip-hop festival put a new spin on the saying "Keep Austin Weird." The skinny: Weird City Fest, sponsored by Austin Mic Exchange, aimed to connect local and national hip-hop acts for a three-day Red River invasion late last month. The eclectic lineup included Phranchyze and MR Fest artist Chief and The Doomsday […]

todayOctober 6, 2014 211

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Weird Fest: Jean Grae Show Review

By Taryn Peters Assistant Music Director From the beginning, it was easy to tell that Jean Grae was going to put on a unique show. Grae walked onto the stage like it was her own living room, wearing a cut-up Siouxsie and the Banshees T-shirt and carrying a mason-jar-shaped tumbler cup. Immediately she began talking to the audience at Austin's Empire Control Room as if they were all long-time friends; […]

todaySeptember 29, 2014 27

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