Talk:Music of Austin, Texas

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Changed Spoon link to Spoon (band).--demonburrito 04:29, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

Can i play?

The real austin. (talk) 06:13, 4 July 2016 (UTC)


I moved this article from Austin music scene because that is the normal title for articles like this, and is listed at the Wikipedia:music encyclopedia topics list. Tuf-Kat 03:54, 17 November 2005 (UTC)

I added some info about the Austin Music Network because I felt it was important to the history of the subject. Since it was a lot of writing, I created a new sub-heading, Television, and moved the information about the Austin City Limits TV show to appear under the new heading. I did not remove any information from the page, only moved it. Superbo 04:48, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

List of Musical ActsEdit

The list of musical acts is attracting quite a few vanity edits. I am going to add an editor's note (note that is only visible when editing) kindly asking people not to add themselves or groups/people that do not have Wikipedia articles. An example of this kind of editor's note can be found on any date page ([[February 28, September 5) in the "Births" section. I am also going to clear out all the red links. Natalie 02:11, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

I will also clear out the redlinks. ubiquity (talk) 20:13, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Black Books is linked to The British Sitcom page

Venues listEdit

Despite it's intro that it's a "short list of notable venues", the venues list has grown to ridiculous proportions. I'm going to trim everything out that does not have a Wikipedia article. Natalie 01:36, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

So, unfortunately, this would only leave us with a list of two. Suggestions? Natalie 01:37, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
    • Umm, we could write articles for the notable ones? Your cleanup is an improvement even with only two venues. TheMindsEye 03:19, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
I suppose that's true, we could just write articles. It might be good, though, if instead of just a list we could write something about the local venues - the history, the culture, etc. I'm not sure where to find this information though. Natalie 17:38, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Classical musicEdit

Wow, I had no idea Austin was completely devoid of classical music. No mention of the Austin Symphony Orchestra (not even an article about it!), no mention of Austin Lyric Opera, no mention of Ballet Austin, no mention of student and amateur groups like the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra, Chorus Austin, and the Austin Civic Orchestra (more red links!). +Angr 12:56, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Austin Lyric Opera officially changed its name to Austin Opera on October 7, 2014. It remains the same company celebrating its 28th Season. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:12, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

No defining "sound"Edit

Seattle had Grunge, but Austin has no defining sound. It's up to you to decide if this is a positive, negative, or 'doesn't matter' type thing. For instance Metal can get really hot here, but it's not a Metal town. It's not a (insert anything here) town. The blues is the closest thing but it seems to be warmed over leftovers from I guess the Double Trouble or Thunderbirds days, which in iteself was warmed over leftovers from the Joplin days. That seems to be as defining as it gets. Hanz ofbyotch (talk) 19:51, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

In the 1970's it was supposedly "Cosmic Cowboy" (see Armadillo_World_Headquarters#History)... AnonMoos (talk) 03:09, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

The beauty of the Austin Sound is much like the beauty of Texas Music History itself, it is a melting pot of many styles of music and so many times is known as simply "Texas Music", this could be Singer songwriter or blues. As far as Double Trouble or Fabulous Thunderbirds being leftovers from Janis Joplin is simply absurd. They have multiple Grammys and crated a sound derived from the masters and overwhelmingly lauded by those same masters of the blues. The two bands are considered by most as the finest of their generation and they helped put Austin on the music map. (Texascafe (talk) 03:06, 27 June 2012 (UTC))

Article introEdit

The intro needs a rewrite. "The music of Austin, Texas, USA has gone beyond 6th Street" seems to start half way through the story. - Fayenatic (talk) 17:59, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

M*E televisionEdit

Not sure that there should be such a long section on it when it's kind of semi-defunct... AnonMoos (talk) 03:10, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Austin and spaceEdit

Music The real austin. (talk) 06:12, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

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