Experimental electronic musicians Ben Webster and Andrew Brown – known on wax as Butcher Bear and Soundfounder – established the Exploded Drawing party on staunchly Fugazi-like principles: $5 cover, all-ages, fiercely DIY. Seven years later, the semi-monthly event remains a lighthouse for Austin’s producers, beatmakers, and artists. Inhabiting warehouses, art studios, and underground venues, the popular event locks in local talent with national headliners and acts as a petri dish of creative collaboration in the scene.
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