Interview: David Ramirez on ‘Apologies’ and growing as a songwriter

David Ramirez

Local singer-songwriter David Ramirez tells Austin Vida about his new album, Apologies. “I used to wait to be inspired before I sat down, but I’ve since grown past that and learned that if I’m going to call myself a writer I’m gonna write every day,” he says.

Festival Recap: Primavera Sound 2012

Barcelona. Very few cities provoke such raw emotions. I’m not quite sure if it’s the Spanish wind or the fact that you know that all the vices—even the ones you just thought about for a split second—are just a fingertip away. A city which has been a nursery for the creative and social outcasts.

[3/31] Preview: Pop Pistol at Frank

This week, Pop Pistol was voted as San Antonio’s best indie rock band by readers of the San Antonio Current. The trio returns to Austin this Saturday, March 31, to perform at the Red River Noise showcase along side The Soldier Thread and Rebecca Butler & the Richards.

Watch: Vinyl Dharma rocks Sixth Street during SXSW

Spontaneity is a big part of the fun and appeal of South by Southwest. You can walk the streets of downtown Austin and not be sure what sort of party or performance you might stumble upon, but you know—you can feel it—that something eventful is around the corner. That was the case on the Saturday of SXSW […]

Free Week Photo Recap: Austin Vida showcase at Frank

One of the goals I wanted to achieve when my friends and I took over Austin Vida three years ago was to change the way people viewed what a “Latin” band was and/or how Latino musicians were perceived. Sure we pay our respects to grandfather Tejano and  love large member, mini-Latin orchestra style salsa bands. […]

Interview: Band life, through Western Ghost House’s kaleidoscope

I’m talking to a group of boys, and their lives all seem so uncomplicated: Steven García works in an advertising agency he started with two friends; Jesse Pantoja spends his day at an office products company; Adrian Carrillo works at Home Slice Pizza; and Andrew Romero is finishing his MBA at the University of Texas […]

Watch: “Dejenme Llorar” music video by Carla Morrison

Singer/songwriter Carla Morrison presents the video to her single “Dejenme Llorar” from her upcoming album.

Photo Recap: Western Ghost House, Ledaswan & Politics at Frank

Austin Vida’s last showcase of 2011 happened Friday, December 9,  at Frank. We ended the year with one of our regular indie showcases where we feature or present indie rock bands who have Latino members. It matters not whether the lyrics are English or Spanish, we just care about the talent. It is all part […]

Austin Vida presents “Indie Latino Free Week Showcase” at Frank

Free Week in Austin is an annual event in which a handful of the city’s independent live music venues waive cover charges and host an array of Austin’s best local artists. The idea is get Austinites a chance to see more Austin artists and provide the artists a chance to perform in front of large […]

Interview: David Ramirez, from Music City to Strangetown

Austin-based singer-songwriter David Ramirez talks about his third album, Strangetown, as well as starring in a movie and trying to build a local fan base for his folk stylings.