About: 'NITES, a Music Blog for Austinites


'NITES is an Austin-based music blog that covers the local music scene in Central Texas. 'NITES started as a YouTube account called NitesATX on Fourth of July weekend, 2008. I'm a videographer by hobby and I wanted to showcase my concert videos online. In September 2008, I launched the blog 'NITES. The name is a play on words: short for "Austinites" but also a reference to the fact that this blog mostly deals with nightlife-related stuff. Why all-caps? I don't know; it just looks better to my eyes. 'NITES has been featured in The Daily Texan, Republic of Austin and the Do512 Blog.

My name is AJ Miranda, though some of you know me as Ajay Miranda. I strictly go by AJ nowadays. I produce videos for other publications, including Austin Vida and Red River Noise.