Here’s what our All-Stars were up to last week, April 18-24:
…like her Easter Sunday plans and super stylish outfits
and Founders Day in Dripping Springs – BBQ Cook-off & carnival
with adorable candy apples and delicious baby alpacas. YES.
All-Star TapeBombs is a lover of all things loud, exciting, party and MUSIC. The 2 contributers, Jennifer and Nate from the East Side will tell you about the house parties, garage bands and Red River madness on their blog, tapebombs.com. They offer music news, reviews, interviews and other greatness for your viewing, reading and listening pleasures.
Most recently they’ve got Pachanga! on the mind.
“When we think of summer in Austin, only one word comes to mind — HEAT. Lucky for us, East Austin is holding a festival where the music is even hotter than Farenheit can measure. For one day only, Fiesta Gardens is home to a broad spectrum of Latino music, from legendary Tejano performers to multi-piece mariachi bands to radio rock stars and everything in between, creating a sampling of the vast landscape and deep cultural ties of the genre. Mark your calendars for Pachanga! Fest on May 22nd founded by co-organizers Richard Garza and Alex Vallejo. Read about bands Pacha Massive, Girl in a Coma, and more.”
Friday, April 23rd they headed to 29th Street Ballroom (formerly United States Art Authority) for a Fusebox Festival performance with Zorch and Cartright.
Here’s what they have to say about the bands:
“There’s something dark in the music of Cartright, their sea shanty tales of booze, women, and haunting loss carry over their audiences with a wave of mememorizing hypnosis. Ben Cartright’s mouth opens to a black pit of sound, pouring over all who watch him sweat, body flailing, with his husky deliver inspiring chills. The band seems not to play out in Austin too often, and I’ve only caught them a hand full of times in the past months, but this band has stuck with me more than any other. I look for them on bills, excitement builds to catch their raucous, heartfelt performance.Cartright captures the room.
There is no band I can speak the praise of more than Zorch, and there is also no band I’ve seen play more in the past year than Zorch. It seems impossible to say, but they truly sound better and better with each show. Be it a house party, a packed co-op, downtown bar, or in their small practice space, Zorch’s experiemental noise rock of drums, vocals, keyboards, with omnichord, and computer mixing is unlike any other, controlled insanity that continues to ring in your ears. No matter the number of times I’ve seen them play, I still want to see more, and cannot reccomend enough for others to attend a Zorch show. Plus, they’ve always got some nice stage banter.”
Here you can find a recap of Fashion For Compassion at Saks. “Last Friday, Austin Children’s Shelter staged a stellar event featuring some of the brightest stars on the social scene walking the runway for a great cause. Fashion for Compassion set the right tone from the moment guests walked in the front door of Saks, with cocktails flowing as fluidly as the spring dresses on the ladies.”
It’s SO easy being green… especially on Earth Day… especially when Bruce Hornsby, a Spring Soiree & Potluck, and free give-aways have anything to do with it. Read more all those happenin’ Earthy Day events here.
I mean look at this guy, is he a partay peep or what?
What have they been up to? Last week included…
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Cool stuff you probably don’t know about, that they’re talking about:
“During the past three decades, Texas Performing Arts has sold more than six million tickets to more than 4,500 performances. That legacy continues with the 30th Anniversary 2011-2012 Season, bringing world-class entertainment experiences to Central Texas audiences.”
“Our 11-12 season honors the remarkable contributions that Texas Performing Arts has made to our community over the last 30 years, and celebrates our vision for the future,” said Texas Performing Arts Director and Associate Dean Kathy Panoff. “As we continue to upgrade our classical offerings, Texas Performing Arts is building a strong theatre component, which I’m proud to say that – for the first time ever – will include a UT Theatre & Dance production on the season.”