Ponytrap – Showcasing Artist SXSW Official 2018

Ponytrap performing a SXSW 2018 showcase

Ponytrap had a fun and successful SXSW 2018. We were an official artist for this year’s event with a showcase at the Hideout Theatre on Friday, March 16. The show was a blast and we hit the streets all week with the machines where we made lots of noise and lots of friends!

Dotman hanging out at the Ready Player One activation for SXSW 2018

Austin Chronicle Top Ten of 2016

Ponytrap’s Promethean Waltz

Ponytrap was excited to present our multi-media show Promethean Waltz twice in 2016 and thrilled to have the Austin Chronicle rank the show as one of the top ten theater arts performances of the year!

Ponytrap Builds a ‘Bot for Make Magazine

The finished MakeZine robot

The finished MakeZine robot

More good stuff for 2015, the Ponytrap Year of the Robot: Make Magazine found us through Austin’s Mini Maker Faire and asked us to create a make-your-own-drummer project. It was challenging to come up with a design that represented our machines, functioned nicely and was simple enough to build as a DIY project, but we think it came out pretty strong! MakeZine.com published the article today and we’ve gotten some great response – go have a look for yourself, and build you a drummer!

Ponytrap in the Daily Texan

Photo by Marshall Tidrick for the Daily Texan

Photo by Marshall Tidrick for the Daily Texan

A big thanks to Kat Sampson and the Daily Texan for writing this feature on Pony Trap — which is also a look ahead to our show at Dive this coming Friday at 5 p.m.

Here’s the full text of the article:

Four years ago, Austin music teacher Quentin Thomas-Oliver went looking for a drummer willing to play the type of music he wanted. When he couldn’t find one, he built one.   Read more