Holy weekend, there are a billion things going on in Austin today.
Some rock-tastic teens are playing this afternoon at Highball, 1:00pm, for the Girls Rock Camp Showcase. There's a gourmet grilling party happening at Breed that I totally meant to blog about. I'll be at the Hollywood Gossip release party tonight, while a ton of you will be getting your faces melted off at Stubb's for Night 2 of the Passion Pit madness. Yow!
(Speaking of. Can we talk about the fact that I sold my Passion Pit ticket last night, for reasons I'll explain later, and saw Sex & The City 2 instead?
Actually... let's not talk about it. It's embarrassing).
Anyway, GARY! uncovered one more bit of fun going down tonight, happening on Austin's east side. Take it GARY!:
A few weeks ago, a show took place that I regretfully didn't have time to write about called Night Fever! VOL I: Hip Hop. Not only did I fail to post about it, I also didn't make it out due to conflicting plans (and the lack of a clone).
Well leave it to our friends here at Austin Eavesdropper to tell me that I missed a pretty stellar event. You see, last time Night Fever occurred Soul of the Boot and Strange Tribe Productions brought in DJ NuMark, and apparently it was amazing. (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the part where I nod and pretend like I know who GARY! is talking about).
So the next time one of these events rolled through town, I knew I couldn't miss it.
Rich Medina, who headlines tonight, is a total grab bag in terms of musical stylings: Think hot soul, funk, hip hop, house, even afro-beat. Here's a sample here, and here. Deliciously chill, non?
Also on the bill are Austin's own The Lost Soul Revue. These guys are an anachronistic wonder, essentially a Motown cover band, but damn are they good. If you ever catch one of their sets, listen up for Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Otis Redding, The Shirelles, The Ronnettes, Stevie Wonder, Sly and The Family Stone... all accompanied by a 10-piece band. This lady just opens her mouth, and spills out two tons of soul.
Hope to see you guys there for what is sure to be another amazing night in Austin!