San Antonio LoopFest
Written by Noah Peterson   
Friday, 31 October 2014 08:15

The 2nd Annual San Antonio LoopFest sponsored by Blue Moon Brewing and SMART and the FIRST Annual Austin LoopFest: the greatest, most creative musical events you've never heard of are happening Nov 8th and 9th!

What is a “loopfest?” A loopfest features artists using hardware and/or software technologies to instantly record and play back sound. It has its origins in magnetic tape in the and has since expanded through technologies and genres across the globe knowing no boundaries for niche or style.

The San Antonio LoopFest kicks off with a 5pm-midnight showcase at the 1906 Gallery, it is an all-ages free show asking for donations to support the SMART non-profit. Blue Moon Brewing will be onsite during this Second Saturday artswalk on Nov 9th at 1906 S. Flores in San Antonio.

Sunday is in Austin at the Brass House located at 115 San Jacinto Blvd, 5pm start time. Both shows are streaming online via concert window.

This festival includes performers from Mexico, Costa Rica, Ohio, Colorado, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Austin, Houston and San Antonio for an international display of music and technology.

BOSS Loop Station Latin American Champion 2012-2013 Jonathan Mendez from Heredia, Costa Rica is a featured performer as is CIANfx an ambient, pop-jazz duo from
Guadalajara, Mexico. San Antonio Saxophonist Noah Peterson is putting the festivals on and will feature San
Antonio's own local looping legend James Sidlo (Honey Barbara) and the up and coming looper Josh Glenn on the bill with other regional and local talent.

All of the artists are highly talented, highly creative, highly interesting, and amazingly diverse in technologies and styles. Some are noise, some use
traditional song forms, some are ambient, some are powerful, some are subtle. The only commonality being looping.

Complete line-ups for whose playing on what night are online at and Links to artist websites and
video recorded performances from last year’s festivals are there alongside facebook links for those who want to personally interact with the festival and performers, and links to stream the concerts live.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 16:43

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