The FeedBak is a conversation about the Austin nightlife to help people navigate the scene and give a voice to those who make it.
Hi. My name is Bak Zoumanigui (pronounced “back zoo-mah-nee-guee“. Try to say it. It’s fun). I am an entrepreneur, blogger, podcast host/producer, and nightlife expert in Austin, Texas. I am here to help you navigate the Austin night scene.
My Bak Story
Born in Senegal, West Africa and raised near Paris, France, my family moved to Austin, Texas when I was 16. It was not an easy transition. School was tough and I struggled to fit and make friends. I spoke differently, dressed differently, and was stuck spending most of my time studying so I would not get behind my studies. Even though I had my family, I wanted to belong and experience the great things Austin had to offer.
I had a passion for dancing. Where do you go to dance when you are 18? Bars and dance clubs, of course. So I started going out and the people I’d meet there became my friends. They were DJs, bartenders, performers, musicians, bar managers, and other party goers.
The nightlife saved my life because I was finally able to connect with people.
Why The FeedBak?
Over the years, I became fascinated with the Austin nightlife. I used to stay late and help the DJ pack while we chat about music. I used to sit at an empty bar to listen to a bartender’s story. There is more to nightlife than just events; nightlife is also about an experience and we all have different experiences. Those experiences should be shared with the world.
The FeedBak provides a voice for the people who make the nightlife what it is (i.e. DJs, bar staff, artists, performers, etc) and engages its audience into a fun and insightful conversation about their nightlife experience in Austin, Texas.
Also, as fast growing city, we have an opportunity to help transplants and visitors navigate the scene and show them what Austin is about. Between the live music, the festivals, the different areas, and the wide variety of entertainment options, Austin has a lot to offer. The FeedBak is here to help you make sense of it all by providing you with insight and recommendations.
What Is The FeedBak?
- IT’S A BLOG: We feature stories, rants and observations about the local bar scene like guy/girl ratio and the anatomy of a bachelorette party.
- IT’S A PODCAST: We sit down with DJs, bar staff, artists, musicians, producers, and party goers and let them share their stories on our podcast.
- IT’S A SERVICE: We provide media coverage for events.
- IT’S A PARTY: We throw our own parties. Different talents. Different venues. Different themes. Check out the Bak It Up: Flash Mob party.