If you’ve ever taken a long road trip, you’ve long been familiar with the phrase “pass the aux” — or “pass me the aux cord.”
When I would take long road trips with my best friends or older siblings, getting your turn at controlling the music was an exhilarating but also nerve-wracking predicament. You could be as consistent as they come at picking the right tunes, yet your friends never fail to remind you of the time you played Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun.” All it takes is one bad track and you’re back at the end of the line, the auxiliary cord passed to the next person, playlist at the ready.
Pass The Aux was founded by Mark Ortega in August 2016 after I had written for various music publications for the previous few years. Follow us for show announcements, concert reviews, weekly concert calendars, ticket giveaways, interviews, and widespread festival coverage.