Personal opinions, rants, raves, links and info from the Editor in Chief of Austin Vida and Red River Noise.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Moving my blog to Backbeat Magazine
While I am not retiring Ian's Music Blog, I am moving it over to the new Backbeat Magazine website we are currently working on.
I started this blog as a fun way to express my thoughts and opinions about music and concerts. I ended up getting real work as a result of this blog with cdFuse, now Double Stereo, and was offered to take over Austin Vida in the fall of 2008. Do512 made me one of their "All-Stars," an honor I am still flattered about to this day. Long story short, my blog has served its purpose.
Thank you to all that read and supported me. Thank you to those who read and hated or disagreed with what I had to say. It would be a boring world if we all thought the same thing right? A little less indie and bottle service pop music would be nice though.
So please follow me and my good friend AJ Miranda (pictured above) at Backbeat Magazine. We are working hard to make it the publication that fills the void in local coverage that our local artists so desperately need in these changing times (Waller Creek Tunnel Project, noise ordinances, etc). We also want to make Backbeat the magazine that takes Austin and San Antonio more national with a new website. Why should Chicago or the coasts hog all the national media fame?
And of course AJ and I will make sure Latino artists are spotlighted and treated like every other mainstream band or genre. We've never been happy about the Latino coverage, or lack thereof, by other mainstream local blogs and publications. That being said, I am happy to assist and consult. Feel free to reach out.
Ian is a graduate of Round Rock High School and attended St Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. In 2008 he joined the team at Double Stereo (formerly CD Fuse) as their Blog editor where he reviewed concerts, albums, and did interviews for the popular music site.In January 2009, he became the Editor in Chief for Austin Vida. In 2010, with the help of some of his most talented friends, he launched Red River Noise. "Ian's Music Blog" is also one of the few blogs selected to be a Do512 All-Star.
On any given night of the week he can be found in downtown Austin on 6th Street and the Red River live music district.