Alexalone at Captain Quackenbush’s Cafe (Photo by Rachel Rascoe)
Saturday evening, Alex peterson of Alexalonethunderous guitar work turned out Captain Quackenbush’s Cafe will not be limited to Java store strummers. The new signed Polyvinyl discs act, including Sam jordan, Husband Rubio, and new Austin resident Hannah Read of Lomelda on stage, offered a 45-minute improvised post-rock immersion in the new listening room. The space opened earlier this month in the former home of the famous South Austin venue Strange drink, which closed in 2017 due to bankruptcy.
“It’s got a complete makeover, and we’ve been working on it for a few years now,” says Hiking‘singer / guitarist No Wilkins, events coordinator for the new venue after years behind the counter at Quack 43rd Street Bakery. “Right before the pandemic hit we had a show, then shut down. We’re trying to get everything set up, so if you want to have a show in Austin where people aren’t actively trying to speak louder than you are. play, here’s a good space for that. “
After Alexalone, Keeled scales folk player Of them showed the ability of the turquoise space to listen up close to a silent sold-out crowd. Soloist Matt Davidson contrasted a recent outing in the city center: “It was really intense. It’s much more manageable.
Race sound, Estuary registration engineer Evan kaspar helped build the acoustics in the 100-seat room. Wilkins says the bar and venue, separated from the bakery by glass doors, will eventually be renamed Sound space with reservations every evening. Saturday ended with the screening of a new short film from the YouTube series in co-presentation A little bit of that, please, Little Mazarn efficient Daniel johnston‘s “The Story of an Artist” in a field of tall grass.
Upcoming shows include Staccato Club with special guests Barbara nesbitt and Wendy colonna this evening, Thursday, at 7 p.m., and Petit Mazarn and Calliope musicals front person Carrie Fussell Friday, 9 p.m. The two reservations prove to be emblematic of Wilkins’ scene fusion efforts. Using the contacts of Texan tornadoes drummer Ernie Durawa, they “boosted the confidence” by having coffee with dozens of Strange Brew veterans before opening up.
“The play is legendary, so it was nerve-racking to walk in,” Wilkins admits. “Being a young, queer, non-binary person, I don’t like to feel like I’m intrusive. I just want everyone to be comfortable in the space.”
Photo by Sean Daigle
Invite chaos to the Outer Heaven Disco Club
In January 2020, Dozen street owner Maydee Distefano has closed its 12th Eastern Hall, hoping to find a like-minded heir for the legacy space, which once housed Club 1808. She paired up with a local artist Sean Daigle, who took over the lease with the intention “of a bar as if Willy wonka smoked crack at Studio 54. “At the beginning of May thus made its debut Outer Heaven nightclub.
“When COVID happened, everyone [my plans] went out the window, ”says the owner, also a photographer with credits like Rolling stone. “I was paying rent to work myself to renovate the whole place ourselves. Then I had a negative balance of $ 350 in the bank and I was like, ‘I have to open. There is no other way to pay rent. “”
Daigle and bar manager Chauncy james, formerly of East side showroom and Cocktail bar garage, spent the year transforming the weirdness of Eastside, which now houses a dance floor, large back patio and a dildo vending machine. After a slow start, the owner posted an impassioned article on the Austin Reddit page, attracting thousands of likes. Some readers have recognized Daigle from his old Travis Heights front yard with The Simpsons and king of the hill cutouts – handwork now seen in the Outer Heaven murals.
Last Saturday at midnight, the full capacity bar drew a line of glittering twenties in neon cowboy hats. In the DJ booth, Daigle focused on the hits of ABBA, Justice, and Talking heads. The dance club currently operates on Fridays and Saturdays with karaoke on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
“I don’t want pretension,” he says. “I don’t want people to come in and feel cool enough to be there, which a lot of dance bars try to do. It should feel like a house party – inviting, chaotic and kind of apocalyptic.”
Waterloo Park Moody Amphitheater (Courtesy of Waterloo Greenway Conservancy)
News from other sites
• Waterloo Park finally gets a reopening date after a decade of shutters and construction. Waterloo Green Lane announced that the park will debut on August 14 with a “Taste of Austin” showcase at the new Moody Amphitheater that evening, programming to be confirmed. The park’s first concert in partnership with C3 presents follows August 20, with hometown hero Gary Clark Jr. break-in into the 5,000-seat concert hall. Learn more on our Daily Chron Events blog.
• Levitation returns to local theaters Stubb, Mohawk, Empire, Las Vegas Hotel, Cheer Up Charlies, and Central Presbyterian Church October 28-31. The return of the festival after a pandemic year Thunder cat, Japanese breakfast, Yves Tumor, Black Midi, the Urticaria, Connan mockasin, and Crumb alongside locals like the founders of the festival, the Black angels, Gentle spirit, and Representation of guilt. A launch show leads on October 27 with red fang, Nothing, and Starcrawler at Empire. Tickets for four days and for one show on sale now. Find the full daily schedule on our Daily Music blog.
• Frequency system, a traveling electronic event concept, began a three-month stint in a downtown warehouse in early June. The weekly parties center on a massive sound system bought in upstate New York. Contributing producer Plʉm posted: “They say low frequencies can bend water and since our body is 60% H20, it feels good to be in front of a system like this. I guess that’s why they call it ‘body music’. “On July 10, the speakers will take charge of the Birmingham DJ Exchange the meeting!, Houston Mr. Sticktalk and Clyde, alongside the locals Nick mcdonnough. Stay on Instagram @freqsystem.
Brandon hamilton (via Bandcamp)
RIP Brandon Hamilton
Brandon hamilton, a local musician known for a number of punk projects, passed away on Thursday, June 24. He was 42 years old. After participating in Austin groups like Stroke and jam guy, the poignant and quirky songwriter began recording solo in his garage studio as Prisoner. The playful merger of scuzzy garage last landed a 7-inch split in April with Witch cake, still available via Records beaten dead.
ADD records‘cheeky bio for the 2013 release of Dude Jams How to become famous Recording artist It reads: “Sonic man of the ages and supplier of free beers, Brandon Hamilton shares his secrets on how to be successful in the industry. Baller status. Gods of punk rock.” Following the news, Iowa Swollen Kat discs released on Bandcamp a collection of 19 songs from the artist’s former pop-punk store Prince, all profits being allocated to end-of-life expenses. The label called Hamilton a “genius of music and comedy”, adding that “naming his band Prince takes a deep reservoir of humor and bullets.”
Local concert promoters Sound, who worked with the artist, shared on social media: “Brandon Hamilton was a backstage magician who helped make so many of our dreams come true. A fiercely loyal friend who had far more impact than ‘he’ll never know. “