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KOOP Radio and 3rd Coast Music magazine present 5 days of roots music this week at Not-SXSW showcases at G & S Lounge, Amelia’s Vintage and Giddy Ups. The showcases run Wednesday March 12th through Sunday the 16th, and include performances by Gurf Morlix, Bill Kirchen, and Betty Soo, as well as Mitch Webb and the Swindles, Ruthie and the Wranglers, Chuck Mead and nearly 200 more musicians. More information and a complete schedule of showcases can be found at countryrootsmusic.com/3rdcm
The Spring Membership Drive is over, with KOOP surpassing its $65,000!
Current Total: $65,915!!!
KOOP would like thank you for your support and asks you to thank our
Spring Business Members 2014
Lori Jo Hansel, Attorney
What's New features SXSW updates including interviews from the Texas Film Hall of Fame, Jeff Smith from The Hickoids, Margaret Moser from the Austin Music Awards, David J. Neff on non-profits at SXSW, several bands playing this week, and more. Whew! Monday, 10-11 am.
Join host Ted Smouse on Rancho Del Ray as he welcomes members of Washington DC favorites Ruthie and the Wranglers. The entire band will be playing four NotSXSW shows this coming weekend in Austin. Another surprise guest may also join in.Wednesday, 3/12, 11 am-noon.
On Writing on the Air, La-Love Robinson returns with a retinue of poets and performers to talk about Women of the World Poetry Slam 2014. Also, David Allen, a screenwriter and co-author ofEmotionally Bulletproof, discusses the principle of trust that helped him to build a new family after he lost his biological one. Wednesday, 6-7 pm.
The Country, Swing and Rockabilly Jamboree welcomes two singer-songwriters from the Washington DC area: Karen Collins and Arty Hill. Thursday, 9-11 am.
The International Folk Bazaar features live music and conversation with Rhode Island singer-songwriter Allysen Callery. Thursday, 3/13, 11 am-noon.
Lights, Camera, Austin continues to spotlight Austin-made films screening during SXSW. Writer/director Michael Tully takes us back to the 1980s with his comedy Ping Pong Summer. Director Jeffrey Radice and producer Mike Blizzard discuss No No: A Dockumentary, which looks at Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis. Also, director and UT alumnus Wes Anderson explains the bizarre goings-on at The Grand Budapest Hotel, which opens March 14 after screening at SXSW. Thursday, 3/13, 2-3 pm.
Tune in on Friday to the Last Roundup as the Jesus Lizard (David Yow, David Sims & Mac McNeilly) spend the hour talking about their new coffee table book titled Book out on Akashic Books. Friday, 3/14, 3:30-4:30 pm.
Texas Observer Radio Debuts on KOOP
Hitting the airwaves November 5th, and airing Tuesdays 2:00 - 2:30 p.m., KOOP proudly announces a new partnership with The Texas Observer, an investigative social justice news organization, to air a compelling new program: Texas Observer Radio with host Jonathan McNamara. The weekly program will feature exploration of current statewide news stories with Texas Observer journalists and an in-depth interview on a particularly thorny political issue with a knowledgeable source.
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