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Save Austin Music (or Else)

Hats off to the diligent folks at Save Austin Music. The local grassroots organization, led by veteran songsmith Troy Dillinger and working parallel to the City Council-appointed Live Music Task Force, recently gained non-profit status though sponsorship from the Austin Community Foundation. All donations to SAM are tax-deductible and will be used to promote its Public Service Announcement campaign, which premieres tomorrow night at One World Theatre, 7-11pm. With any luck the commercial will convince a few more average joes to go out and catch a show. The event includes performances by Dillinger, John Pointer, Dan Dyer, Neckbone, Nakia & His Southern Cousins, and Ian McLagan & the Bump Band, not to mention free food and an open bar. There’s also talk of an all-star jam featuring Ponty Bone and Murali Coryell. Tickets are $35 for the general public and only $20 for working musicians.

In other Austin music happenings, the Bravery has canceled its performance next Saturday at the Backyard, but on the plus side, Direct Events has turned the all-day outing – featuring Del Castillo, the Boxing Lesson, White Ghost Shivers, Alpha Rev, and Driver F, among others – into a free show. Also, tickets for the Weezer show at the Frank Erwin Center Monday, Oct. 20 are available today for a mere $10.15

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