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By Christopher Gray, September 3, 2004, Music


Red Dawn

As civic leaders investigate ways to make Sixth Street more "family-friendly" – just lower the drinking age, geniuses – Red River is poised to stake its most serious claim yet for the title of Austin's premier live-music district. Long discussed on the street and off, the first annual Red River Rock Out is a little more than a month away from being a reality. On Oct. 8 & 9, Emo's, Room 710, Headhunters, Beerland, Elysium, Red Eyed Fly, the Caucus Club, and the newly opened Side Bar will all throw in for a weekend that sounds, on the surface, pretty routine. Dozens of bands will play, the street will resemble a carnival midway – like it doesn't already – and a lot of money will change hands. The principle difference appears to be the $20 wristband good for two-night admission to any participating club; details for where and when to buy them haven't been set, but each venue will also offer a separate cover. Further plans call for a poster show, daytime panels, and "next generation" day showcases at Emo's. (Sound familiar yet?) In keeping with the strip's spirit of charity amid debauchery, some proceeds will benefit the SIMS and Handsome Joel foundations. But even more than giving Red River regulars a reason to celebrate after a rough year, if the Rock Out goes over, the repercussions will be felt throughout Austin.

Copyright © 2019 Austin Chronicle Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Austin Chronicle

https://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2004-09-03/227238/

TCB

By Christopher Gray, September 3, 2004, Music


Red Dawn

As civic leaders investigate ways to make Sixth Street more "family-friendly" – just lower the drinking age, geniuses – Red River is poised to stake its most serious claim yet for the title of Austin's premier live-music district. Long discussed on the street and off, the first annual Red River Rock Out is a little more than a month away from being a reality. On Oct. 8 & 9, Emo's, Room 710, Headhunters, Beerland, Elysium, Red Eyed Fly, the Caucus Club, and the newly opened Side Bar will all throw in for a weekend that sounds, on the surface, pretty routine. Dozens of bands will play, the street will resemble a carnival midway – like it doesn't already – and a lot of money will change hands. The principle difference appears to be the $20 wristband good for two-night admission to any participating club; details for where and when to buy them haven't been set, but each venue will also offer a separate cover. Further plans call for a poster show, daytime panels, and "next generation" day showcases at Emo's. (Sound familiar yet?) In keeping with the strip's spirit of charity amid debauchery, some proceeds will benefit the SIMS and Handsome Joel foundations. But even more than giving Red River regulars a reason to celebrate after a rough year, if the Rock Out goes over, the repercussions will be felt throughout Austin.

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