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InsideATX is all about that People that make Austin, Austin. Each week, our podcast talks in-depth with the most inspirational members of our community to see how Austin has changed and where this city is going!
Most Recent Episode
Episode 24: Title: How Do We Save the Live Music Capital Of The World?
6 days ago
Despite Austin having an amazing and growing music community, there is so much competition and saturation, that over 40% of working local musicians earn less than $15,000 a year, and venues are facing getting priced out, due to rising real estate. Today’s fun chat is which Clark Nowlin and Nick Schuley of All ATX. They share with us how All ATX makes the local music community their priority, and gives tips to us in ways we can lend a helping hand ourselves. They also break down their favorite current bands, live music joints, and of course… tacos! Key Takeaways: [:32] Today our guests are Clark Nowlin and Nick Schuley of All ATX. This is a group that helps keep the Austin music scene intact. Despite the first two months of his life, Nick has lived entirely in Austin. Clark is from Fort Worth and knew from a young age he wanted to live in Austin. [5:10] Nick frequented Waterloo Records, as it was the only place you could listen to music before you bought it. He would take all the free promo samplers and stickers that record companies sent, and met the college rep of Virgin records as a result. He recommended him for the position, and that got his foot in the music industry door! He also worked at C3 presents, and then met Gary Keller, which led to his role at All ATX. [7:48] All ATX was started by Gary Keller as a celebration of Austin music. He wanted to throw a concert to help local musicians and celebrate, but the need to help musicians grew very strong and they realized this was needed. [9:18] It’s about keeping this city great, and also adapting to the new, and integrating it with what is already working. [10:13] In the 1990’s, touring acts were seen as outsiders and it was all about the local musicians. Now there is so much to choose from on any night that the local musicians can get lost in the shuffle. All ATX is here to make sure they get the support they need. [11:59] KUTX 98.9 is a great source for local music. Black Fret is also another great resource that uplifts local talent. [15:15] Elvis played at the venue, possibly the Armadillo, when it was the Austin Sports Center. He was described as a “blonde haired blue eyed sensation.” [16:20] Their picks for venues for people new to Austin to check out include Broken Spokes, Mo