Austin is famous for it’s music — the Live Music Capital of the World, or so they say. But the city is also the fastest-growing city in Texas and all those new people and that high demand for real estate is changing things, making it tough for musicians and music lovers. Thanks to a discussion on 91.7 KOOP this afternoon I found out about a documentary called Echotone that covers that subject and gets great reviews. It will be shown at the Alamo Drafthouse several times in the next few days and I plan to see it. It features music from Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Belaire, Sunset, The Black Angels, Ghostland Observatory, Dana Falconberry, The Octopus Project, and others.
Looks pretty good doesn’t it? It will be shown in a number of upcoming festivals around the U.S. Here is the website for the movie if you want to learn more.