Four months after its initial encounters with the gentrification of East Austin, the satirical comic Tales of the Really White Vigilante
returns with a second issue. Masterfully written and drawn by Michael Schliefke
, the masked superhero battles hipster cynicism and Spurtz-thirsty zombies, two of which look strikingly similar to Ghostland Observatory, at some festival called SWXS. Local screen printing kingpins Bearded Lady Printing host a free art show with Schliefke on Saturday, 6-9pm at their new chop shop (3504 E. 4th St.). Personally, OTR can’t wait for the issue when the RWV steps into Club 1808.
Chris Davis of We Dream in Daylight was killed while bicycling home on Sept 28. He was 32. A memorial benefit and bicycle forum is taking place this Sunday at the Alamo Drafthouse South, while a tribute show is being planned for Saturday, Nov. 15, at Hole in the Wall.
Transmission Entertainment has rounded out the lineup for the third annual Fun Fun Fun Festival
, Nov. 8-9 in Waterloo Park, with the addition of the Black Heart Procession, Municipal Waste, and Neil Hamburger, along with locals the Black Angels, Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears, the Octopus Project, Golden Arm Trio, and Ume. Other notable adds include James Petralli of White Denim, Spot & Albert, Grampall Jookabox, Camp X-Ray, and Zeale & Phranchyze. Flipper has regretfully dropped from the bill, due to the departure of former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic.
Another stellar bumper crop of local talent is heading to the Big Apple next week for the 2008 CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival, Oct. 21-25, including the Lovely Sparrows, Ringo Deathstarr, Tenlons Fort, the Belleville Outfit, the Black & White Years, Black Joe Lewis, and Headdress, not to mention Australian Cattle God’s Lick Lick, Good Times Crisis Band, and the Snake Trap. Safe travels! Read More | 3 Comments »