The Austin Music Map

From 2012 to 2013, I was the lead producer of the Austin Music Map, created in collaboration with KUTX, Zeega, AIR, and Public School. The project is an interactive, audiovisual portrait of the city’s evolving music scene. Check out our website, which was nominated for a Webby Award.

Here’s a snapshot of all ten Localore projects, including the Austin Music Map. These projects unfolded across the country over the course of twelve months, and each one experimented with new methods of digital storytelling.

The project was covered in Current, NPR’s Tell Me More, the Columbia Journalism Review, The National Center for Media Engagement, the Austin Chronicle, and Tribeza.

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MapJam

We organized a daylong festival to celebrate the first year of the Austin Music Map’s development. 9 venues, 8 bands, 1 day.

Haley Howle, the AMM’s community outreach and events coordinator, did it again in 2014.

Annie Street

Austin musicians Lindsey Verrill and Dan Grissom moved into their tumbledown duplex on Annie Street in 2006, and because Lindsey played music and Dan painted, they decided to call themselves the Annie Street Arts Collective.

Seven years later, the name fits. Their band—Some Say Leland—rehearses in their living room every Wednesday night, they host performances on a homemade stage in their backyard, and they’ve become known for the secret shows they put on in unusual outdoor locations around the city—in parks and abandoned buildings, sometimes underneath bridges. Most infamously, they invited audiences to crawl into a downtown sewer duct during SXSW a few years back. “The acoustics down there are amazing,” says Verrill.

I shot and produced these videos about the Annie Street Arts Collective for the Austin Music Map. The first gives you a glimpse at what their secret shows are like, the second introduces Dan and Lindsey and what they do.

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