Take a look at what some of our Do512 All-Stars were up to last week…
All-Star L Style G Style is the authoritative lifestyle magazine for social and cultural influencers in the gay and lesbian community. They fill us in on some of Austin’s most noteworthy events, parties, fundraisers and performances in their monthly magazine and website lstylegstyle.com.
Sunday, May 1st was their May/June Family Issue ‘People Like Me Party’ release, complete with cocktails, snacks, DJs and art installations.
The Hill Country Ride for AIDS took place Saturday; an annual cycling event that rolls through beautiful Central Texas to provide life saving support for thousands of Central Texas living with HIV/AIDS.
Last week, L Style G Style also supported the super unique exhibitions, art talks, art ride, and collaborative public art projects that was Art Week Austin April 27-May1.
Tweet them up: @lstylegstyle
All-Star Vivogig hosts weekly podcasts, video series where host Daniel Senyard interviews bands with fans’ questions. Here you’ll find all kinds of music, all kinds of questions and all kinds of shenanigans. www.vivogig.com
Vivogig was up to no good at the Do512 Lounge this weekend where he checked out Reggie Watts perform an impressive and hilarious improvised half hour set.
“If you haven’t seen Reggie, you HAVE to get to the ND @ 501 tomorrow night for the last of his two Austin performances – the first one being tonight. His appearance (which my three-year old described as “looking like a lion), vocal acrobatics and general hilarity often overshadow the man’s amazing voice. Reggie is a classically trained pianist and jazz singer, and one of six Americans in possession of full vocal range (ten octaves of tone plus 300 distinct vocal styles). He’s played on most late night talk shows, toured with Conan O’Brien’s “Illegally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour” last year and was named one of GQ’s Man of the Year 2010.”
Read more about the performance here.
Other cool stuff Vivogig supported last week? Ms. Lauryn Hill at Stubb’s, Austin Psych Fest 4 at Seaholm Power Plant, The Decembrists, Okkervil River with Dana Flaconberry at The Scoot Inn and Ruby Jane at Momo’s.
Check out their recently added video podcast of local Suite 709
Twitter them: @vivogig
All-Star G_Ack (Greg Ackerman) gives us previews and reviews of shows in and around Austin that we might not know about in his new media blog at gregackerman.blogspot.com. You can also find his articles in the Round Rock Leader and as Austin Concerts Examiner at examiner.com.
Saturday night he went to Mr Fest (My Radio Fest) at Texas Music Theater in San Marcos. Electro-pop band L.A.X and psych-funk-rockers The Bright Light Social Hour were among the many awesome bands to play the festival.
Here’s what he had to say about some of last weekend’s biggest events.
What else did g_ack have going on last week? Robyn Ludwick’s CD Release at Continental Club, Nocturnal Fest, Psych Fest and a free show at La Zona Rosa with Awolnation and The Soldier Thread and ECHOTONE.
Follow him on Twitter: @g_ack
All-Star CovertCuriosity was all over the map last week, as he does. In his blog last week, he covered the impending Fusebox Festival events. Some highlights including Reggie Watts, The Shipments, Young Jean Lee and Oracle.
Combing through the images of African-Americans that dominate the media, Young Jean Lee wields sharp, offbeat humor to point up the clichés, distortions and absurdities and turns the wearily familiar — a foul-mouthed stand-up comic, a drug dealer, a would-be rapper — into loopy, arch cartoons. Described by the New York Times as a “subversive, seriously funny new theater piece,” The Shipment is a must see. April 26-27.
As always, Covert Curiosity fills us in on music we might not have discovered ourselves…
Like King Tuff:
“Somewhere between Thin Lizzy and T. Rex sits King Tuff, perpetually stuck in that awesome ’70s rock and roll groove. You recognize immediately within the first few bars of his music – King Tuff is not from the here and now.”
Follow Covert Curiosity on Twitter: @CovertCuriosity
He reviewed Okkervil River’s secret show and album debut at The Scoot Inn last week.
“This past Monday night [04.25.11] a relatively small crowd at the Scoot Inn was treated to a secret show by hometown heros Okkervil River, in which they played their forthcoming album I Am Very Far in its entirety. According to lead man Will Sheff this was the first time that 70% of the album was played live in any capacity. While he did make jokes about being nervous for fear of messing up during the songs, the show was captivating. The new material is amazing and even though the music was new to the crowd, they hung on every word and note. The band also threw in some old favorites (“For Real,” “Black,” and “Lost Coastlines”), but the highlight was being the first to hear the new songs as they made their live debut.”
Read more here.
Here are some of his new portraits in The Portrait Series:
Find him on the Twitter: @WilliamTrinity