Events, Weird Fest

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, […]

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Events, Weird Fest

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 […]

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Music, Weird Fest

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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