Announcing Sonic Transmissions Festival III


Sonic Transmissions Festival III







Three-Day Music Festival Features Punk Rock, Improvised Jazz, Cumbia Dance Party, Futuristic Hip-Hop, Artist Collaborations, and More


Tickets on Sale June 20, go to


June 19, 2017 (Austin, Texas) Sonic Transmissions Festival III, Austin’s only improvisational music festival without boundaries, takes place Thursday, September 14 through Saturday, September 16 across four eastside venues: Barracuda, Kick Butt Coffee, Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, and Victory Grill.

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.

Pre-sale festival passes are just $30 (pre-sale ends August 1, 2017, after which prices will increase slightly). Single day passes are also available. Go to the Sonic Transmissions website ticket link to purchase.

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 Columbia, the lineup includes Austin’s own Lung Letters, Joe McPhee, Los Toscos with Carmelo Torres, Jawwaad Taylor, Stefan Gonzalez, Ken Vandermark and more. Festival highlights are:

Thursday, September 14 at Barracuda: Kick-Off Party, 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 P.M. to 2 A.M. Located at 611 E 7th St, Austin, TX. 

Friday, September 15 at Kick Butt Coffee: Psychedelic Bogotá Cumbia Dance Party where deep tradition meets experimentation. Co-presented by Epistrophy Arts. 8 P.M. to 2 A.M. Located at 5775 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX.

Saturday, September 16 at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard and Victory Grill: Freedom jazz – classic meets new wave on the historic East 11th Street District. 2 P.M. to midnight. Located at 1106 and 1104 E 11th St. Austin TX.

Founded and curated by internationally renowned musician Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (The Thing, Atomic, The Young Mothers) and presented by Austin’s revered independent record label Self Sabotage Records, Sonic Transmissions Festival has quickly become the musician’s music festival, providing a platform for artists to perform, collaborate, and unite through music and culture.

“The motivation for starting the festival was to create an event where artists from all kinds of music and cultures could come together to share, create and celebrate music,” said Sonic Transmissions Festival Founder and Curator Ingebrigt Håker Flaten. “Music does not always have to be locked into general categories or descriptions and Austin is the perfect city for an open minded, creative type festival like Sonic Transmissions.”

“I love the concept behind Sonic Transmissions Festival — and Self Sabotage Records is extremely proud to be involved,” said Richard Lynn, Owner of Self Sabotage Records. “Ingebrigt has put together, what I consider to be, the best music festival in Austin. Most music festivals often have a narrow focus on musical genre; this festival’s focus is almost indescribable… If you were to attend each session of this festival, it would be like taking a musical trip around the world.”

Sonic Transmissions Festival takes place September 14, 15, and 16. Additional artist and exciting lineup information to be announced. To purchase tickets to the three-day festival or one showcase go to for pricing and details.


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Twitter: @SonicTrans


Instagram: @sonictransmissions 



Founded and curated by Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and presented by Self Sabotage Records, Sonic Transmissions Festival is a three-day showcase presenting a far-reaching spectrum of genres, such as free jazz, post-punk, world music, experimental hip-hop, improvised music, and more. Sonic Transmissions Festival was born out of a passion to bring audiences and musicians from different communities together to collaborate, experience, and explore the possibilities of what a music festival can express to audiences today. This event is partially funded by the City of Austin Cultural Art Division.



Kris Ferraro, KFPR, 818-480-0229


Lauren Lyman, Other Side Austin