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for Tue., May 15
  • HONK!TX 2019 Festival of Community Street Bands

    HONK!TX is a free three-day festival that features over 30 street and brass bands from around the country, performing in public spaces around Austin, Texas. This family-friendly event will take place in Mueller Lake Park, Friday evening March 29th; Adam Hemphill Park all day Saturday, March 30th; and will conclude with a concert in Pan Am Park Sunday afternoon March 31st.
    Mueller Lake Park
  • 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

    Dirty Projectors

    Last year, Dirty Projectors shed its identity. Bandleader Dave Longstreth is best known for obtuse guitar licks, somersaulting vocal lines, and puzzle-piece arrangements, but his 2017 solo release brooded a breakup document indebted to hip-hop and electronic production techniques. No tour behind it, but he’s reformed the group as a sixpiece in advance of a new album out in July.: Austin Chronicle: On the few shows following the last album you weren’t playing guitar. Will it be back?: Dave Longstreth: I love the guitar, we have a thing, but when I was making the self-titled record, the guitar ideas would gradually fall out of the sessions. I couldn’t figure out how to play guitar in that music. The inadvertent moratorium on guitar does not stand on the new songs.: AC: What inspired you to shift away from rock music to new production styles?: DL: The danger for rock music and all of its varied bastard children is that it becomes a historical practice that’s more or less obliged to use older tools. The music on the self-titled record uses whatever’s there to make the point and to get to the emotional meat.: AC: That album is a year old now. Have your feelings about it changed?: DL: The funny thing about being a songwriter is that you’ve gotta use your feelings. And that makes you vulnerable, because your feelings are your feelings. I’m proud of that record musically and I grew a lot in making it. It’s not an easy listen, but for me it was necessary to do.: AC: Was it a conscious choice not to tour the last album?: DL: Definitely. I thought it would be too devastating to tour that album. That was never in the cards for that one.: AC: It seems unusual, because I associate Dirty Projectors as road warriors.: DL: That’s totally right on, but like Willie Nelson said, phases and stages.
    Tue., May 15, 6:30pm
  • Qmmunity

    Arts & Culture

    AFS & Homo Arigato Present The Doom Generation

    Homo Arigato brings you the second film in Gregg Araki's "Teenage Apocalypse Trilogy." Drugged-out teens, handsome drifters, sex, quickie marts, and Parker Posey.
    Tue., May 15, 7:30-9:30pm. $11.25.  
  • Music


    If you think Finnish metal classicists Apocalyptica are simply a Metallica covers band, well, they are again. After 18 years of chamber thrash originals and a turn to power metal, the four-string freaks (including returning lead cello Antero Manninen) leave Shadowmaker vocalist Franky Perez at home to revisit unlikely 1996 breakout success Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. Metallica are now so old that even their cover bands are doing single album revival tours.
    Tue., May 15, 7pm
  • Community

    Civic Events

    Citywide 2019 Budget Talks With Mayor Adler

    Adler discusses budget options for 2019. Spanish interpretation and translation provided. This event will be televised on ATXN and on the City's main Facebook account.
    Tue., May 15, 6:30-8pm  
  • Music

    Elaina Kay, Enough Rope w/ Hayes Carll, David Grissom (6:00)

    ATX troubadour extraordinaire.
    Tue., May 15
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