Going-ons in the ATX
By Austin Powell, 3:19PM, Thu. Mar. 27, 2008
Considering the popularity of Kimya Dawson's anti-pop songs and the ever-increasing notoriety of Daniel Johnston's artwork, the timing couldn't be better for "Live from Juvie Hall!" The Saturday night art exhibit at the United States Art Authority is meant to capture the essence of adolescent angst and features 19 local artists, including Belaire's Cari Palazzolo, Ben Aqua (aka Assacre), and Adreon Henry of Single Frame, which performs along with Cry Blood Apache and Hey La La. 8pm.
Thanks to booker Nancy Coplin, the last thing many people hear when flying out of town is the sound of Austin music. For eight years Coplin has booked the four stages of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, hosting 11 shows a week. USA Today recently took note.
"It's like a paid rehearsal," says Coplin of the daytime gigs. "When you play an airport or sell a CD there, there's no telling where the music travels."
On Sunday, Coplin celebrates her 60th birthday with an all-star bash at Antone's, featuring frequent airport performers Shelley King, Wendy Colonna, Sunny Sweeney, and Ruben Ramos, along with Stephen Bruton, Rick Trevino, Derek O'Brien, the Marcia Ball Band, and Delbert McClinton. The show starts at 6pm, and all proceeds benefit HAAM.