The Point Kicks Off Community Garden’s New Concert Series, and More Music News

Sam’s Town Point’s new development & Adrian Quesada’s Latin Grammy

The Point (Photo by John Anderson)

Community Garden launches a new performance series CG LIVE Wednesday, Nov. 22 with a gig by the Point and a DJ set from the team behind (iN)Sect Records. Opened in May by Coconut Club owners Brian Almaraz and Cole Evans and Growth in Decay Records founder James Harcrow, the East Side açaí bowl cafe/wine bar – which regularly hosts local food pop-ups and vinyl spinners – invites Jack Montesinos and Joe Roddy for a live performance. As unpredictable as ever when it comes to genre, the jazz-fusion duo will trade past endeavors in hip-hop, Latin, and psych rock for an ambient soundscape, the venue advertises.

Sam’s Town Point will partner with real estate firm Barton Creek Capital to create a “little Luckenbach” district near the South Austin music venue. Owner Ramsay Midwood told the Austin Monitor he envisions “a little city within a city where you have a farmers market, sort of rural retail like beekeepers, and whatever can be done with hemp production.” The project, in the design phase, follows news that business owners in the area would invest $270 million to build an arts district similar to Rainey Street, complete with apartment complexes, retail spaces, bars, and a one-mile hike and bike trail.

Adrian Quesada took home a Latin Grammy for Best Rock Song last week, for his appearance on Diamante Eléctrico’s “Leche de Tigre.” The Black Pumas guitarist co-produced the title track from the Colombian band’s March album with singer/bassist Juan Galeano. While the funk rockers are Latin Grammy favorites, the award is a first for Quesada, who has taken one American gramophone with Grupo Fantasma and earned seven nods with Black Pumas. Next up, the Pumas will compete against Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, boygenius, and Metallica for Best Rock Performance at the February ceremony in Los Angeles.

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