With four MUSICat collection launches so far in 2019, the Rabble team has been listening to local music pretty much nonstop. We’re proud to be a part of these new projects that amplify the work of artists based in Austin, Pittsburgh, Davenport, Iowa and Appleton, Wisconsin.
Austin Public Library announced the opening collection of Electric Lady Bird in January. It’s no surprise that “The Live Music Capital of the World” put together a treasure trove of local music that aims to “represent everything the Austin music scene has to offer.”
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh launched STACKS, “an ongoing document of the region’s vital, evolving music scene” on February 15, and immediately garnered accolades and excitement from local press and musicians.
Also in February, Davenport Public Library launched QC Beats, “not only to share local music, but also to support local musicians." Their stellar collection goes to show that talented musicians are working in communities of all sizes.
Most recently, Appleton Public Library published its opening FlipSide collection “that highlights Fox Cities artists to help [the] community discover & celebrate local music.” The library celebrated the opening of the collection with a kickoff concert featuring FlipSide artists.