The beginning of the Austin music scene
(Re)discover the roots of Austin music
Austin. Yep. You're welcome here...
Only in Austin can you find Austin City Limits, SXSW, and an Afro-jazz-to-Zydeco musical night life. In the late '60s and early '70s, Austin music already is sizzling with it's own brand of psychedelic rock, progressive country, and jazz fusion, fueled by 40,000 University of Texas students, a booming high school garage band scene, and the center of Texas government. The Austin sound starts here.
Back in time 50 years!
Once again, please time travel with us back 50 years to Austin, Texas, birthplace of Sonobeat Records. While we're reliving a slice of Austin's storied past, we also take a look at what's happening in 1970 in the U.S. and the world. Things like Vulcan Gas Company's closing and Armadillo World Headquarters' opening, the ill-fated Apollo 13 moon mission, and more. It's Yesterday Once More...
Find ’em in a flash!
We've partnered with Site Search 360 to bring you a quick and easy way to search Sonobeat. Looking for a particular band, musician, singer, songwriter, or song? You'll find a search box at the bottom of each page. Enter your search criteria and press Enter or Return to get a graphic list of the pages where your search term appears. Just another way to help you find what you're looking for here at Sonobeat.
Happenin's around Sonobeat
Did you get our Memorandum?
If you received an Apple iTunes gift card as a holiday gift, consider this: last month, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its original release, we reissued Plymouth Rock's 1969 Sonobeat single Memorandum in a new stereo remix. The sparkling Apple Digital Master of Memorandum is now available worldwide on iTunes and Apple Music.
We're celebrating our 15th birthday
This past November SonobeatRecords.com turned 15! Since 2004, we've been celebrating the '60s and '70s rock, jazz, pop, funk, country, and folk artists Sonobeat recorded in Austin during a seminal era that gave us psychedelic rock and progressive country. Stick around for surprises throughout 2020 as we continue to celebrate our 15th birthday.
Things Our Children Learn In School
America's got a school shootings crisis that threatens our kids' lives every day. Our friends at Austin Music History want to talk about it, so they've created an urgent song and video, Things Our Children Learn In School, to inspire change. We can stop the violence against our children, but there's just one way to do it: stop talking and start acting. Now.