WEEKEND PREVIEW: Megafauna, Emily Bell, AustinFanFest

Big Weekend ahead in Austin, TX with the first race on the new Formula 1 track and of course a slew of live events across downtown. Thursday night brings a charitable event benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank. Rock Out for Hunger is TONITE at the Mohawk with Megafauna, SkyAcre, We’ll Go Machete and Burning […]


Artist Spotlight: The Baker Family

The Baker Family are an indie rock quartet from Austin, TX, comprised of Stu and Liz Baker, Nathan Ribner, and Darryl Schomberg II. They make their way by blending intense lyrical prowess and catchy folk influenced melodies that can leave you contemplative or dancing all the same. As song titles like “Family Happiness” and “Loneliness” suggest, The Bakers […]

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Artist Spotlight: Black Pistol Fire

Bringing the dirty blues rock to Freakout Fest is Black Pistol Fire. Locals by way of Toronto, this blistering rock n roll duo blends classic rock with garage punk into infectious riffs of their own. Kevin McKeown (Guitar/Vocals) and Eric Owen (Drums) have been lifelong friends and musical cohorts, starting high school bands in Toronto […]


Artist Spotlight: Sundress

It doesn’t matter where you’re jamming out, listening to the psychedelic harmonies of Sundress will make you feel like a sandy-bottom, beach bum chillin’ on the golden coast of California. This dream pop quintet may be from Denton, Texas but definitely know how to channel the inner surfer dude or dudette in anyone. Labeled as […]



We’ve got a really diverse group of shows and events to mention this week.  Continuing the festival spirit in Austin, Art Outside will be going on this weekend at Apache Pass.  This three-day creative fest will host an array of visual art, performance art and live music. Les Rav, Mother Falcon, Megafauna and Henry + […]


Artist Spotlight : The Black and White Years

The Black and White Years formed in 2006, and since then have been supplying Austin and the world with retro grade pop jams of the finest quality. Often drawing comparisons to a modern day Talking Heads, it may only be coincidence that their debut album was produced by Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison. The monotonous, […]

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Shakey Graves, who is currently on his fall tour, will be performing at Eye in the Sky’s very own Freakout Fest: a celebration of music, dance, and artistic display in honor of the 15-year anniversary of the Flaming Lips’ album, Zaireeka. Shakey Graves, is solo artist Alejandro-Rose Garcia. His music can best be described as bluesy-folk […]


WEEKEND PREVIEW: ACL, Sphynx, Ditch the Fest, ATP at CUC

Obviously, everyone knows that ACL will be here this weekend, but dive a little deeper and catch some of the independent artists kicking it off earlier in the day. This might just be their big break. Some of the early artists we thinking are bound for greatness include Austin’s own Wild Child, The Eastern Sea […]

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Artist Spotlight: Emily Bell

Joining us as well for Freakout Fest is soul-pop starlet Emily Bell. Her sultry voice always compliments the raw, rockin’ side of her sound. Fresh off her Summer Camp concert series (which EITS was very happy to be a part of), Emily is gearing up for her debut album release in 2013. Co-written with John […]


Artist Spotlight : Old Coyote

So out of the ashes rises a new coyote. At least a new Old Coyote. On the heels of their first EP, recorded in cahoots with Rory Phillips of The Impossibles, and an appearance at Everyone Knows Everyone alongside Recover and Young Love. Old Coyote have brought their years long hiatus to an end. With […]