TONIGHT: Show N Tell with SPEAK at The Mohawk!!
Do512 is pumped about this one! We’re joining forces with Sanctuary Printshop to bring Austin a night of all-around good. Good music, good drinks, good people, and it’s all for a good cause! Show N Tell is a benefit for Groundwork Music Project, a local nonprofit that facilitates music classes for underprivileged Austin preschoolers. All the money raised this evening goes right to teaching little kids music! Now, here’s a little bit about what we’ve got goin on for ya…
The evening kicks off at 8pm at the Mohawk with a lovely little “Happy Hour” from 8 to 9, sponsored by Lone Star and Austin’s new sweet tea infused Deep Eddy Vodka. The happiest part of this hour is that you get to check out Sons of Sherri, a pair of Austin folk masters who just happen to be brothers. I heard a rumor that Sherri herself might be joining them on keys – oh snap! I haven’t seen much better songwriting than that of Joel and Lee Sadler, and you can’t beat their mandolin, harmonica, and guitar chops.
After Sons of Sherri, DJ Hot Britches! will be takin’ over the ones and twos outside with another one of his rad and sweaty dance parties. We’re going to have Beef sandwiched between two mini-sets by The Redboys, Austin’s favorite 9 and 11 year old rockstars. Taking the stage next is one of my favorite local bands, Crash Gallery. These guys take over shows with mad tunes and a highly interactive performances. You never really know what lead singer, Ryan Lasater, will do next – he’s been known to climb trees, swing on rafters, and dance in the audience. Don’t miss these guys!
If you have yet to see SPEAK live, there is just really no question as to how you should spend this evening. SPEAK is a local electro indie pop band with a talent force propelling it straight towards success. Just selected as the “Best New Band” in the Austin Music Awards, SPEAK delivers a high energy, dancy, you-don’t-know-the-words-but-have-to-sing-along kind of show. The group just sold out of all the new EP’s, but lucky for us they are breakin’ out another batch for tonight’s show! Check out this video for SPEAK’s “Carrie” –
Closing out the evening are two bands that everyone has been talking about. I know you’ve heard of FM Campers, but have you seen them live yet? These electronic pioneers create incredible music and incorporate a unique performance style live, which always makes for a great experience. Castle Nova is up next with its highly entertaining, “electro ghettotech” music. How can you say no to that genre? This group immediately caught my attention the first time I saw them live at Hole in the Wall (that was back when they went by Steg Flex). Check out their video “I Don’t Wanna” –
In addition to all of these straight-up epic bands, Sanctuary Printshop will roll up in their El Camino mobile printshop handing out FREE SHIRTS made just for this event! Sanctuary will also have a pop-up shop on the Mohawk mezzanine, right next to the Clear Communications booth and photobooth by Trevor Ray Thompson. Trevor Ray is bringin’ in the big dogs with his well-known photobooth AND instant prints that you can take home tonight! Public School‘s DJ Will Bryant will take over the tunes upstairs while bands are going inside, definitely check out his set up on the top floor – you don’t wanna miss this guy’s pristine playlist!
We’ll have a raffle running from 8-11 for prizes like NEIL YOUNG, Kid Sister, and Free Press Summer Fest tickets, along with gift cards to local businesses and an original necklace by Austin’s own dEconstructed dEsign. Do512 has the RSVP rollin’ on this event. Cover is $10 (remember, it’s all going to preschoolers!), but you can get in for HALF OFF (that’s $5) if you RSVP on Do512 OR have a ticket stub from the Phoenix / Two Door Cinema Club show going on down the road. RSVP is closing this afternoon, so get on it now!
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