"Sometimes life gives you lemons and you make lemonade," lead singer Dicken Schrader, lead singer of DMK, the Colombian Depeche Mode cover band. The audiovisual artist from Bogotá, Colombia turned hardship into a positive family affair that would later gain the attention of Oprah Winfrey, Perez Hilton and CNN.
As a musician, having freedom of speech, access to information and exposure to the world music scene, whether in English or Spanish, not only enhances the art, but enriches life. This, says Venezuelan punk band La Vida Bohème, is what motivates them to create powerful music.
Known for the caliber of its talent and wildly popular festivals such as South by Southwest and Austin City Limits, where thousands of artists, musicians, filmmakers and tech gurus flock to the "live music capital of the world," Austin literally covers its bases with more music venues per capita than any other U.S. city.