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Austin Live & Local

MIX 94.7 has something new for you - "Austin Live & Local," a weekly segment that showcases different local talent each week hosted by Austin After Dark's Patrick Davis. Patrick will introduce you to some of the best live local musicians in the Austin area.

Patrick started Austin After Dark in 2010 with the belief that Austinites would support local musicians even more if it was easier to find out where local artists and bands are playing. Now it's easier, with "Austin Live & Local" on MIX 94.7!

Patrick says, "It's a great chance to showcase some of Austin's finest to a new audience. Being on MIX 94.7 lets us feature the future hitmakers of Austin along with established hitmakers of today."

Local talent, who would like to be featured, can submit music for MIX 94.7 presents "Austin Live & Local."

Send CDs:
MIX 94.7 Studios
c/o Patrick Davis
4301 Westbank Dr. Escalade B, 3rd Floor
Austin, Texas 78746

Duncan Carson, David Jimenez & Ryan Cownie


Duncan Carson - Duncan is a guy that tells jokes. He lives in Austin, Texas. He has performed at the Moontower Comedy Festival, the Limestone Comedy Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest, a few other fests, and been a Finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin Contest.

Every Saturday at 8 Duncan co-hosts a FREE show called SURE THING, at the original Austin Java on 12th and Lamar. He is also the co-founder of SURE THING RECORDS, a comedy record label that will release cds from funny people.

Duncan interview other Austin comics for his podcast Sincere Tweets.

Baby Atlas - Baby Atlas is a roots influenced power trio based in Austin, Texas. Each member hails from a different corner of Texas, and brings different influences to the band. David Jimenez (guitar/vox), has a distinctive sound in his playing, something difficult to do in the electric guitar Mecca that is Austin. He draws on many influences with his soulful voice in the style of Shuggie Otis and Donny Hathaway. The rhythm section of Wendy Simmons (bass/vox) and David Carroll (drums) has a unique chemistry. Simmons, is influenced by her gospel upbringing. She is a multi talented singer/bassist/arranger and loves her some Ludwig Van and George Porter Jr. Carroll, aka Pow, lists his influences as Bernard Purdie and Levon Helm. He prefers grooves that are honest and heartfelt. Together they deliver the goods as Baby Atlas, Austin’s premier roots based power trio.

Ryan Cownie - Ryan Cownie is a funny young punk. But it's not just how effortlessly he plays the star in his own mind, the perfect satire for a culture in which everyone is their own multi-platformed icon. It’s also his deadpan and disconnected ballsiness. At one performance, I watched him riff for minutes with an audience in audible discomfort and mild offense on how men who love UT football do so because they are cock gobbling bottom bitches. It wouldn’t have been funny had it been delivered in aggression; instead Cownie’s act is at the intersection of an autism spectrum disorder and Yelawolf.

Yes, he also does more traditional riffs on relationships that prey on the visual dissonance of sociopathic undertones coming out of the mouth of someone who looks like Harry Stiles' library science alter ego. But the real magic happens when he picks a random person in the audience and tries to initiate a friendship, desperately, with a maliciously sexual subtext that reads like the index of the DSM-V. Cownie’s playful, bright and experimental sense of fucking with you make him one of the most intriguing voices in the Austin comedy scene. That he’s also proficient in subtle micro expressions and ambushing punchlines makes the viewing of his debut short film, Cownie, all that much more required.


Duncan Carson - duncancarson.com

Baby Atlas - Baby Atlas on Facebook

Ryan Cownie - Ryan on Twitter

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