The Push Pens at Pride

Texas Hip-Hop with a Positive LGBT Message

Hip-hop. Theater. Acoustic. Spoken-word. These pals from San Antonio make the trek to Austin for a post-Pride Sunday performance put on by allgo.

The Push Pens are Esquivel, Foxx, Muñoz and they'll be bringing the rhymes while Mario Cortes accompanies on acoustic guitar. They are a mix of "queer identified and straight identified men."

If you haven't yet heard the trio, their music tackles issues of domestic violence, homophobia, and transphobia – and they want you in the conversation. Their most recent collaboration is the hip-hop musical Last Call for Truth, parts of which will be incorporated into this Sunday's live show.

For all the serious issues, The Push Pens are hilarious as well as talented.

The party is presented by allgo, a long-time Texas LGBT foundation that celebrates queer people of color, specifically supporting diverse artists and their expressions.

The Push Pens appear live at the Historic Victory Grill
Sunday, September 23, 7pm.
$5 suggested donation at the door

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More by Liz Williams
Girl Fight: Rousey v. Carmouche
Girl Fight: Rousey v. Carmouche
First UFC women's bantamweight title fight

Feb. 11, 2013

It Gets Better… Today!
It Gets Better… Today!
The anti-bullying campaign comes to town

Feb. 7, 2013


push pens, allgo, queer, LGBT, color, mario cortes, Esquivel, Foxx, Muñoz

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Behind the scenes at The Austin Chronicle

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle