Sonic Transmissions Festival

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Third Annual Sonic Transmissions Festival
Illustration by YeYe Torres

Now in its third year, Sonic Transmissions Festival incorporates a fantastic lineup representing a diverse range of musical styles and cultural diversity. Festival-goers will experience an incredible array of musical entertainment incorporating aspects of punk rock, improvised music, jazz, free-jazz, psychedelic cumbia dance, futuristic hip-hop, and more.

This year, the festival expands its footprint, spanning across four venues in three days. Showcasing over 35 local and international artists from Austin to Norway to Colombia, the lineup includes Austin’s own Lung Letters, Joe McPhee, Los Toscos with Carmelo Torres, Jawwaad Taylor, Stefan Gonzalez, Ken Vandermark, and more.

Schedule of events

  • September 14: Kick-Off Party at Barracuda, exploring the latest in adventurous punk, noise, and incendiary improvised music from around the world. Co-presented by Self Sabotage Records and Astral Spirits. 8 pm-2 am.
  • September 15: Psychedelic Bogotá Cumbia Dance Party at Kick Butt Coffee, where deep tradition meets experimentation. Co-presented by Epistrophy Arts. 8 pm-2am
  • September 16: Kenny Dorham’s Backyard and Victory Grill - Freedom jazz - classic meets new wave on the historic East 11th Street District. 2 pm-midnight.

Event Details



Victory Grill
1104 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78702

611 E. 7th St.
Austin, TX 78701

Kick Butt Coffee - Airport
5775 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752

Kenny Dorham's Backyard
1106 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78702


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