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Saturday, July 9, 2011
Red River Noise is now Backbeat Magazine
Yes folks, it is true. I decided to post this video because I am still getting emails and questions about my involvement with Backbeat Magazine and what's happening with Red River Noise. I made this announcement officially at Club de Ville on July 1st. Red River Noise merged with Backbeat Magazine from San Antonio. We will not only be writing for the Backbeat Austin print edition, but also online when we launch the new website. We are currently working on launching that this summer. The first issue drops today at our Block Party on 7th. I can't wait for you all to see it. Click here for the Block Party details.
My role, just so you are clear, is to wear many hats. I'm part owner, national content editor, handle online promotions and will do some writing when time permits or if the mood strikes. This past month during the transition I've been helping with the debut issue, the Block Party planning, setting up video shoots and wrapping up Red River Noise stuff. I do whatever is needed basically. Our Red River Noise staff is also accompanied now by a great team recruited by our current Editor in Chief, Sarah Vasquez, that she brought with her from The Accent.
So as you can see, this is a big task but a worth while endeavor. Austin has needed something like the new Backbeat to continue coverage of national touring acts but also take better care of our local scene. In my opinion, the best thing you can do for your local bands and artists is spotlight them professionally in a National publication that gets readership outside of Austin. The web will make sure of that while the print helps tell their story or spread the word here at home. Reaching San Antonio directly and instantly is pretty cool too, something no other publication in town can claim.
I hope you like what we're doing at Backbeat and look for it in Austin, San Antonio and online. While we get things going online, feel free to visit or "LIKE" the following links to keep up-to-date with Backbeat happenings. We'd love to hear from you.
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.