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for Fri., Feb. 1
  • Great ATX El Paso Mexican Food Challenge

    Love El Paso Mexican Food? Enjoy it at these great ATX eateries during the Great ATX El Paso Mexican Food Challenge! You are invited to participate in the “Great ATX El Paso Style Mexican Food Challenge!”, a contest focused on which restaurants can serve the best El Paso Style Mexican Food in the greater Austin area.
    March 20-April 20  
    Austin, Texas
  • National Taco Championships: Austin

    Journey through a Taco-Tastic event of epic portions featuring 35+ Taco Makers battling it out for the $10,000 prize fund. Eat your way through $3 tacos around the festival, live music, Lucha Libre wrestling, Hot Chili Pepper Eating contest, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, Day of the Dead Wedding, a boutique Tequila Expo with 100+ tequilas to sample, VIP experiences, and more!
    Sat. Mar. 30, 11am-6pm  
    Austin American-Statesman
  • Music

    Rex the Dog, Ian Orth, Mouthfeel, Dylan Reece, Cap'n Tits

    London dance music producer Jake Williams wields serious firepower in his Texas debut. A veteran of Cologne’s legendary Kompakt Records, the king of canines travels with a modular synthesizer featuring parts he designed himself specifically for live performance.: Austin Chronicle: Describe your music.: Jake Williams: I’m obsessed with analog synthesizers. That’s one theme that’s present throughout everything. There’s an Eighties vibe and bits of electro and techno, but not pure techno. There’s a four to the floor drum beat, so you’ll be able to dance. It’s for fun rather than chin-stroking.: AC: Why do you use a modular synth live?: JW: I tweak and mod the sequences and sounds, which is really fun. You can have big mistakes that sound amazing or can fuck up the flow completely, which gives a nice element of risk. And I have the modular facing the audience, which looks so great, [because] it acts as the second member of the band. Half the value of having a machine like that is people see what you’re doing.: AC: Any advice for potential modular hobbyists?: JW: Start small. Get the minimum you need to get a sound: a VCA, an oscillator, an envelope, and a filter. There’s a hell of a lot you can do with that.: AC: In the Nineties you had a crossover hit, “There’s Nothing I Won’t Do.” Do you ever consider making another song for radio?: JW: You know, my mother asks me this question: “Why don’t you do another one of those hits?” I have no clue. I was making club music in the right place at the right time and those records resonated in a crossover market, but that was never my intention. There’s no way I could control that or do it again. You make what you make and that’s that.
    Fri., Feb. 1, 9pm
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