by Rachel Brodsky

Noise Pop week is finally here! Brace yourselves for seven days of indier-than-thou bands, boozy industry mixers and a rockin' film series. And on that note, Noise Pop's film festival kicks off tonight at the Roxie Theater with a sneak preview of Austin, TX: Live Music Capital of the World?.

The rock doc takes a long look at Austin's music culture, interviews local working musicians and discusses the commercial expansion of the city in a post-Bush age economic age. We're pretty sure this subject feels entirely relatable to most music-lovers (or any underground art fan, for that matter). After all, how many of you have slunk into your favorite watering holes and griped over a beer that things just ain't the same as they were before that high rise was built next to your three-story walk up? Frustrating, indeed.

Austin, TX is the directorial debut of Nathan Christ, an Austin-based writer and photographer. Stick around for the end, where there will be a Q&A with the film's crew.

What: Noise Pop: Austin, TX: The Music Capitol of the World?
Where: Roxie Theater (3117 16th Street)
When: Wednesday, February 24 (7pm)
How Much: $10