ATX6 Makes It to Asia and Back All in One Piece
By Leslie Sisson, March 11, 2020,
Anyone who knows me knows I’m an open book, especially when it comes to challenges and anxieties. This didn’t manifest until a series of traumatic events changed my life nine years ago, causing PTSD that I’ve been recovering and healing from thanks to my musical outlet, Moving Panoramas.
A decade ago, I toured nonstop, flying around the continent and overseas with ease. In 2010, I recall a terrifying red-eye flight on a smaller jet that lost altitude and found my bandmate and I exchanging is-this-it? looks like the Seinfeld finale. I continued to fly without worry, but once PTSD began in 2011, things I used to do all the time, like flying or riding in a van, became trickier.
Reeperbahn Festival might be considered the R-rated version of SXSW, located in the same cultural district as Hamburg’s infamous red-light district, the Reeperbahn. Off the tongue, it even sounds ominous. This festival has become a regular destination for Project ATX6 over the last several years because we’ve discovered the incredible attraction that our German counterparts have for music from Austin.
In fact, the festival is legend for our inaugural group of travelers in 2014, which featured Dana Falconberry, Jesse Moore, Carson McHone, Mrs. Glass, Aisha Burns, and myself subbing for Leo Rondeau. We all ventured across Germany by train into an unexpected sold-out showcase at the now defunct Hasenschaukel. Attendance at the show was so impressive that the owner spent three hours frantically slinging drinks with her staff while half of the audience was left standing outside the venue and holding their cameras up to the glass. READ MORE and WATCH THE VIDEO at the AUSTIN CHRONICLE
A New ATX6 Ventures to Vietnam | Music scene ambassadors prepare for far-flung adventures - by Kevin Curtin Inside one of Austin music’s most enduring proving grounds on Saturday afternoon, multitudes gathered in the front room of the Hole in the Wall to welcome in the new ATX6, a group of local songwriters who will represent our fair city at international events throughout the next year.
The Austin half-dozen: A new Project ATX6 crew will travel abroad to music fests - by Peter Blackstock Each year since 2014, Project ATX6 has given a half-dozen local musicians the chance to be ambassadors of Austin music at a handful of international events. This weekend, the organization revealed its 2018 participants: Cory Reinisch, Carrie Fussell, Nnedi Nebula, Georgia Parker, Michael Booher and Jacob Jaeger.
Project ATX6 | The city’s unofficial music ambassador program turns 4 thanks to the sweat equity of founder Chris Brecht - by Doug Freeman As Lindsey Verrill steps onstage with her banjo and arrests the room with her haunting, atmospheric folk, Chris Brecht calmly assures the organizer that they're on time. By the time the third set ends, with Sisi Berry of Torino Black fronting an unlikely band composed of Otis the Destroyer's Taylor Wilkins, Croy & the Boys' Corey Baum, and electronic soulman Mobley, the showcase is back on pace (FULL ARTICLE)
Project ATX6 - which since 2014 has brought six musicians to a handful of international music festivals as a collective representatives of the city's music community has announced this year's participants: Mobley, Corey Baum, Acey Monaro, Taylor Wilkins, Lindsey Verrill, and Sisi Berry.
Six local musicians head to Canada, France, and other foreign lands this year as part of Project ATX6, which turns up-and-coming local acts into Austin ambassadors at international festivals annually. The new chosen ones: Jai Malano, Elijah Ford, Tate Mayeux, Beth Chrisman, Andy Bianculli, and Grace Park.
It was an intriguing if relatively simple idea: Round up six local musicians and sponsor their journey to an international music event. But when local musician and filmmaker Chris Brecht started Project ATX6 last year, neither he nor his subjects knew exactly how it would pan out. (FULL ARTICLE)
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Austin, Texas’s Aisha Burns makes music that confidently drifts far away from the mainstream–it is a sound that one could imagine being just as relevant in the ‘70s as it is today. (more...)