Save Austin Music (or Else)
Happenings around town...
By Austin Powell,
3:40PM, Thu. Oct. 16, 2008
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