Winning the Future, Part One

Young writers incite local shindig

Austin Bat Cave's I Don't Have a Mane
Austin Bat Cave's I Don't Have a Mane

Thanks to some talented young writers and inspired local musicians, this Friday Austin gets a chance to enjoy its own twist on the song-poem genre.

Austin Bat Cave, the nonprofit that offers a diverse group of kid scribes free writing instruction programs year-round, recently mixed and matched lyrics resulting from a songwriting workshop at Anderson High with some local musicians, who put the words to music.

The recorded result, CD I Don't Have a Mane, features collaborations with such notables as Ghostland Observatory's Aaron Behrens ("In a Faraway Time") and Focus Group ("Dear Katy Perry"), among others. Sales of the CD will benefit the writing programs, as will a live performance of the songs by many of the bands involved, including Comanche Club and Sunset; it's at Mohawk, 912 Red River, on Friday, May 13, starting at 9:30pm, free with a $5-$10 suggested donation.

Read more in this week's "Off the Record," Music LIstings, or Calendar section, or go to

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