6 episodes

What happens to the live music capital of the world, when there’s no live music? Hosts Elizabeth McQueen and Miles Bloxson explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted live music in Austin, Texas and beyond. In each episode listeners will hear from people across the spectrum of the live music ecosystem about their personal experiences, survival strategies, adaptations and what they think is possible on the other side of this pandemic. Produced by KUT & KUTX Studios.

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What happens to the live music capital of the world, when there’s no live music? Hosts Elizabeth McQueen and Miles Bloxson explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted live music in Austin, Texas and beyond. In each episode listeners will hear from people across the spectrum of the live music ecosystem about their personal experiences, survival strategies, adaptations and what they think is possible on the other side of this pandemic. Produced by KUT & KUTX Studios.

    The Venues

    The Venues

    In this episode, you’ll hear from the owners two Austin venues. Brodie Elkins tells the story of Scratchouse which closed due to the pandemic. Then Maggie Lea and Tamara Hoover talk about how they’ve kept their venue, Cheer Up Charlies, afloat and explain what it’s been like to get ready to reopen. Listen on The...

    • 52 min
    • video
    Prepared for the Worst: Being a Musician During COVID-19

    Prepared for the Worst: Being a Musician During COVID-19

    From finances to healthcare access, being a musician during a pandemic isn’t easy – even in the Live Music Capital of the World. In episode two of Pause//Play, the new podcast from KUT/KUTX Studios, Austin musicians Mobley and TEDDYTHELEGACY tell their stories of survival and creativity. Video by Julia Riehs

    • 5 min
    The Musicians

    The Musicians

    In this episode you’ll hear the pandemic stories of two Austin Musicians — Mobley and Teddythelegacy. You’ll find out how their ability to access financial help has impacted their lives, what creative projects they’ve been working on and hear their perspectives on the uprisings for racial justice. Listen to this Episode of Pause/Play   Listen on The...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Pause

    The Pause

    On March 6th, 2020 the Austin City government canceled SXSW.  That decision had an economic ripple effect throughout the city. It also marked the true beginning of the COVID-19 crisis for Austin. In this first episode, hosts Miles Bloxson and Elizabeth McQueen explore why Austin calls itself the Live Music Capital of the World.  They’ll look at the effect that the cancellation of SXSW and the subsequent shut down of the bars had on Austin through the experiences of some of the musicians, venue owners, venue staff, and music non-profits who make up this live music ecosystem.

    • 31 min
    • video
    Pause/Play Video Trailer

    Pause/Play Video Trailer

    What does a city do when it calls itself the Live Music Capital of the World, but there’s no live music? Video trailer by Julia Reihs.  

    • 2 min
    Trailer: Pause/Play on the Austin music scene

    Trailer: Pause/Play on the Austin music scene

    “Pause/Play” will tell the pandemic stories of artists, venues, venue staff, festivals, sound technicians, music non-profits and more. What has the shutdown been like for them so far? What help have they received in order to survive? What adaptations have they been making, and what do they see as the future for Austin Music?

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

The JMQ ,

Great new show

This podcast hits right at the gut of what’s happening to musicians and venues during COVID-19. It’s current, tough and hopeful all in one.

reihs07 ,

Great reporting

Very well done, really enjoyed listening! Looking forward to the next episode, hope it inspires contributors from other cities!!!

cindyred60 ,

Wonderful!

So up to date and fun. Thanks for keeping us in the Light!

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