Less like the trials and tribulations of surviving high school, Austin’s up and coming bands of 2016 have quickly leaped from freshmen status to celebrating the successes of senior graduation. Austin’s Class of 2016’s compilation features 17 talented acts that have attained the public’s attention and recognition of being musically sound, dedicated to their craft, and gaining quick notoriety within their local music scene. Flavorsound Production’s playlist does nothing short of highlighting a vast sample of music genres to quench everyone’s ears — from Planet Manhood’s fuzzy distorted throwback to 90’s alt-rock, Common Velvet’s sensual electronic melodies, and The Sister Ray’s lo-fi rock ‘n’ roll-meets-pop reminiscent of The Shangri-Las, listeners are sure to stumble across notable recent favorites as well as explore new musical discoveries they can’t help but play on repeat. Austin’s Class of 2016 doesn’t draw lines separating the cool from the nerds; instead it tosses away the notions of boundaries and celebrates what makes Austin’s music scene so diverse and extraordinary to begin with.
Be sure to swing by Barracuda (611 E 7th St) for Austin: Class of 2016’s tape release show tomorrow night! There’s a little something for everyone with six Class of 2016 bands of varying musical sensibilities performing sets starting at 9PM. Flavorsound Productions will be selling cassette tapes for you to own, but remember, these sounds are meant to be shared.
Trish Connelly is the Austin-based guru who does booking and promoting at Cheer Up Charlies under The Nothing Song. She’s always down to collaborate and plan a show or event in town. She’s an expert with mixtapes (for all musicians out there you’ll want to send her your stuff!), and making connections with the cool kids. She may have a tad obsession with comics and Corgies, but she keeps it under control. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.