News: Vegatron Singer Andrew Collins in Intensive Care After Accident, Needs Your Help

Andrew Collins Vegatron

We just received word that Andrew Collins, best known as the singer of local group Vegatron, is in intensive care after a motorcycle accident. Here are the details that were forwarded to us and which echo a post made on Vegatron’s page:

“Austin musician Andrew Collins was in a serious motorcycle accident on Tuesday, and is currently in a coma. Andrew is best known as the vocalist for Austin bands including At All Cost, LAX, and Vegatron. 

His family has put up a page for donations to help him with the expenses involved with his medical care and what is sure to be a very long recovery process. 

Here’s a link to the donation page set up by his family:

Here’s the latest update on what happened. We don’t have any more info on his current condition, other than that he is still unconscious as of today.

On Tuesday, August 12, Andrew Collins was in a motorcycle accident that left him in Intensive Care. He sustained 4 broken ribs, a broken nose, broken leg, broken scapula, and a basilar fracture in his skull which has caused bleeding in his brain.”

We’re deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts are with Collins and his friends and family. We know that it has been a very trying week for everyone but if you are able to donate or spread the word, it would be very appreciated. We will keep you updated as we learn more.


News: You Blew It! Needs Your Help Tracking Down Stolen Gear

Yesterday in San Antonio, Florida punk band You Blew It!‘s van was robbed by some thugs driving a grey Chevy Suburban. The band is understandably distraught and is currently raising donations through PayPal to replace the gear so they can continue with their tour, their PayPal e-mail is You can also buy merch from them or buy their albums if that’s more your speed, since their merch company is waving processing fees and the band’s label Top Shelf Records is sending all proceeds the band’s way. We’ve got a list of the gear below with links to pictures, but the band also lost personal effects including a retainer, so if you know any grey Suburban drivers in San Antonio with a dental equipment fetish, let the band know.


News: Austin Music People Announces Venues for 2nd Annual United We Jam Fest

Perennial do-gooders Austin Music People announced the venues that will be taking part in their second annual United We Jam fundraiser festival, and it’s a murderers’ row of awesome Austin venues.

The 2014 participating venues to date include:

  • Beerland
  • The Blackheart
  • Cheer Up Charlie’s
  • Empire Control Room & Garage
  • Holy Mountain
  • Hotel Vegas
  • Mohawk
  • The Scoot Inn
  • Side Bar
  • Spider House Ballroom
  • The Volstead
  • The White Horse

United We Jam takes place August 29th and 30th, with each night kicking off at 8 pm and going until closing time. Every venue that participates will charge no more than $5 for cover, and AMP Executive Director Jennifer Houlihan says “There are no VIP lines and no street closures for this event,” which already puts it ahead of every other Austin festival. The venues will also be curating their own talent, and we’ll keep you posted on the line-ups as they come in but in the meantime keep an eye on AMP’s site. We expect this to be a must-see festival not just for the local talent it will showcase, but for the worthiness of its cause.


News: Austin Music Office Needs Funding Badly

Austin Music People, one of Austin’s best and most active music activism organizations, has started a letter writing campaign to get better funding for the Austin Music Office. As AMP points out, music brings in nearly $2 billion in revenue for the city of Austin and is of course built into the city’s very identity as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” yet the Austin Music Office only receives $47,000 a year in funding. As AMP Executive Director Jennifer Houlihan said on Facebook, that’s a little more than a fifth of what the city spends on the Zilker Park golf course each year and that’s unacceptable. AMP has made it extremely easy to voice your opinion on this matter with an easy to use automatic letter generator and we highly recommend you add your voice to the campaign.