515 E. Sixth, 512/494-9336
Austin’s home for reggae, dub, and ska both locally and from far-flung locales, Flamingo Cantina’s island oasis on Sixth Street remains a true diamond in the rough. With a tropical vibe wafting straight from Jamaica and closing in on the quarter-century mark, the funk mini-amphitheater space provides a laid-back alternative to the collegiate tomfoolery encompassing the rest of Dirty Sixth. Stadium seating surrounds a floor space to grok reggae legends like Lee “Scratch” Perry and live music residencies including the Mau Mau Chaplains.
Fri., Nov. 23, 9pm
The Meditations, The Contrabandits, Shashamani Soundsystem
Sat., Nov. 24, 9pm
Duane Stephenson, Charmaine Limonius
Sat., Dec. 1, 9pm
Dreadneck Night w/ the Mau Mau Chaplains