There’s seven seconds on the clock, you deek the defender as he eats the parquet, you do a somersault in the air, culminating in a righteous jam accentuated by the announcer exclaiming: THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN!!!! ….. sound familiar? Just when you thought the days of NBA Jam were forever lost to antique gaming systems and troublesome emulators, EA Sports decides to hit you And-1 from the ankle up by introducing NBA JAM for XBOX 360 and PS3. So leave it to local PR guru’s Knuckle Rumbler to throw a launch party, hosted by Bun B, featuring exclusive demoing ability of the new twist on the arcade classic…… oh that’s right, we’re in Austin, FOR FREE. DJ Protege will be killing it while you sip on free cocktails and munch on complimentary hors d’hoeuvres while your friends embarrass a virtual Lebron James with likes of Paul Pierce, Derrick Rose and other praise-worthy NBA-ers, as well as the classic lineup of All-Stars. Keep it 64-bit and make sure to wear your retro kicks, and as always, don’t forget to RSVP! Not to bum you out or anything but I’ll probably embarrass you… but really try and put out my fire…. BOOM SHAKA LAKA!
Since moving to Austin, I’ve become familiar with the whole ‘throw-a-party-market-yourself’ campaign that seems to be running rampant across the city. Recently I went to a small apartment complex opening that featured a DJ, some free sweet tea vodka, and an interesting presentation of some of the rooms available for rent. Tomorrow’s event, however, takes this seemingly overdone campaign and flips it on its head, breathing new life into the world of creative marketing. Yes there will be free drinks supplied by Tito’s Vodka, Budweiser, Republic Tequila, and Waialua Soda Works. Yes there will be free food supplied by My Fit Foods, Luna Bar, and Backspin Bar & Grill. But.. a performance by the Southern Sirens? All I know is they will be mingling with the crowd and presenting some sort of dance/musical performance hybrid that, if judging by the pictures from this year’s SXSW, should be well worth it:
And did I mention this is all supporting the grand re-opening of the IMT Monterey Ranch, who you’ll have to google to believe that the following photos are accurate:
If this isn’t convincing enough to make reschedule your Thursday night plans I don’t know what will, but as always with these type of events, make sure you RSVP! Word is its almost at capacity! Its going to be a night of indulgence and debauchery, well, if I have anything to do with it it will… expect lots of photos (hopefully some provocative video) to follow!
What is better than seeing three legit bands perform in a venue that truly lives up to its name?? Seeing those bands for FREE! That’s right, tonight at The Hole in the Wall our friends in Grandchild and The Amorist, a band you need to check out if you haven’t already, are supplying hump day entertainment for … zero dollars. If that isn’t an excuse to make it out, then I don’t know what to tell you. See you there!
Location: 2538 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX
“A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople. ”
I am… more or less… obsessed with the Alamo Drafthouse. How could I not be when they have $1 events where CRITTERS is playing!? Terror Tuesday happens every week, but this will be by far the best movie they’ve picked.
Location: Alamo Ritz on 6th St.
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The 5th Annual Domy Monster Show will be up for viewing until Dec 2nd, and this might be the best exhibition yet ! there are some really big names in the show, like michael seiben and travis millard… and amazing local artists like briar bonifacio, kevin munoz, mason mcfee - oh! i also have a small piece in it :D
check it out!
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Another free event that makes Austin such a fun city to live in… today herds of nomadic trailers from around town will gather at Auditorium Shore from 11am to 8pm for the GYPSY PICNIC.
see you there (x_x)
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Tonight @ The Ghost Room !
My good friend Andy Lane and his band, Grand Child, will be performing, along with bands Old Coyote and Whiskey Folk Ramblers. They have been working long& hard the past few months on their not-yet-released two part album, so I’m very excited to get a chance to listen to all the new tracks, in full length, at the show tonight !
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Location: The Ghost Room (304 West 4th Street)
halloween in austin…. requires lots of blood… and a costume change or two !
print+addiction X crash
Creeped out edition of PRINT+addiction with CRASH—Cindy Raschke. Skulls, dismembered limbs, masks and more, all fresh new art from CRASH just in time for All Hollow’s Eve. As always, the t-shirt screen print press will be loaded with 8+ designs created by CRASH ready and available for you to get down on and make some shirts…. purchase a blank shirt (or BYOS), choose your layout and as many designs as you like to create our own one-of-a-kind wearable art. Come out in costume and you will get your shirt printed for half price (normal price P+a shirts=$20, BYOS=$10) top it off with some some cold beer and they might even let you pull the squeegee yourself.
MUSIC BY: meatandbread
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Industry Screenprint
Cost: Free !
Location: Industry Screenprint | 2503 B East 6th St
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
see you freaks there ! maybe even as zombie ( x_x)
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A Couple Reasons why you should attend this MIX! event at the Blanton Museum this Thursday, October 28th !
1. Free food (we all know this is key!)
2. Live Music: my good friends The Eastern Sea are playing.. just returning from a mini tour up to new york city ! plus Dj Honeycomb
3. Art activities - it is good to be creative
4. Door prizes: because who doesn’t love to win prizes !
5. Fortune tellers (perhaps you’ll hear about that mysteriously dark figure in your near future)
6. Art-inspired Audience Interactive Ghost Story Performance by local Improv comedy troupe, Snackers.
7. F R E E
Cost: Free With College Id
Location: Blanton Museum of Art (MLK & Congress)
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Tomorrow night…. i will be in the presence… of the one and only Jonsi ! Many of you probably know him as the lead singer of Icelandic band Sigur Ros but when his solo album “Go” dropped earlier this year, i saw him in a whole new light.
Now he is on his first solo worldwide tour… and tomorrow night, when he performs in austin, you can bet it’s going to be a performance to end all. Described as a performance unlike anything an audience has ever seen… i am ready to be blown away.
time: Doors open @ 7pm
location: Austin Music Hall
tickets: $30 you can purchase them here
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This Wednesday is the opening for A12’s The New Monster @ Fab Gallery! The exhibition is based around the central theme of Frankenstein (appropriate theme, right?). My friend Randy Muniz will be showing a piece, so make sure to go & support our local artists ! Plus there’s an after party starting at 9pm @ Rabbits (E. 6th and Chicon) ! They claim to have the coldest beers in Texas… with ice on the bottom of your beer… we’ll see Rabbits.. we’ll see…
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There’s few things I love more than Sunday brunch. Seriously though - mimosas, weekend stories, delicious food, beautiful weather, good friends.. it’s a killer combo. Austin offers so many wonderful weekend brunches, so I think I might try to go every weekend! I’ve gotten a lot of great recommendations to keep me going for months.. what are your favorite spots to go?
This Sunday I went down the street to Takoba on east 7th to enjoy their $1 mimosas, freshly baked tortilla chips, outside patio and delicious brunch food ! I got the chilauquiles with side of potatoes and refried beans mmmm o_0
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TONIGHT. THE NEW JAM WILL BE HERE.
One of the perks of living on the east side is all the amazing restaurants we have just a bike ride away! i met up with anthony on my lunch break at Blue Dahlia Bistro !
To our pleasant surprise, it was happy hour ! So we both sprung for a tartine, opened faced sandwiches with some type of spread on it…ONLY FOUR DOLLARS! Our tarine of choice? Hummus with avocado, sprouts and tomato on a fresh baked wheat bread.
I loved the atmosphere of the Blue Dahlia.. they have a great little outdoor patio where we enjoyed the amazing Austin fall weather (the inside is equally as beautiful). They pay attention to little details.. for example the check is presented under a rounded, smooth stone and an inspirational quote :D
ONE LAST GREAT THING ABOUT BLUE DAHLIA?
They are part of the Go Local Austin community, which means if you present them with your Go Local Card, you get a discount on your meal ! I’ve had my Go Local card since February, and I can’t tell you how many deals I’ve gotten from it.. definitely a worth while purchase (only ten dollars). Go Austin !
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