February 28 2019
Oskar Blues Celebrates Amplify Austin Day
Come celebrate Amplify Austin Day with us!
Let’s show our city how big of a difference we can make! Come and learn about some of the local non profits in our city and how you can get involved.
The night would not be complete without some live tunes for those ear holes!
Hecho en Queso will be onsite from 4-9 to keep those bellies in check.
Wondering who will be here?
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians – HAAM
Austin Humane Society
Austin Swing Syndicate
Groundwork Music Project
Kids In A New Groove
Beyond the Grade
Tapestry Dance Company
::About the Bands::
(RAS) Riders Against the Storm is a musical movement in Austin, TX that can only be described as ‘historic.’ As recent recipients of ‘Band of the Year’ honors at the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Austin Music Awards, Chaka and Qi Dada (husband and wife) represent a significant first in the ‘Live Music Capital.’ Over the past 32 years, hip hop has never received the top honor at the annual awards show. Winning the title twice in a row is an accomplishment shared by only a handful of bands.
As comfortable in small intimate venues as they are on large festival stages, RAS transforms every audience they reach with a refreshing magic and flair that few possess today. In everything they touch, ceremony scrapes the floor and atmosphere – hopping through, from seam to seam, cloaked in their own ideas of regalia and change, Riders Against the Storm cast out invitations to world – come and party. From beginning to end, audiences need to get ready for what Deborah Senguptah Stith (Austin American Statesman music writer) calls a ‘post-milen
nial second-coming of George Clinton’s mothership.
A powerful ensemble stretches its legs and strides into its auspicious future. It is clear how the group appeals to many with its various themes and open atmospheres of possibility. Shy Beast hails from Austin but plays to the entire world.
The music showcases Mariclaire Glaeser’s immense vocal range and tones of diamond clarity. Her voice is feminine but also liberated and absolutely commanding of the songs. The guitars of David Tenczar and Andrew Bennett are undeterred in growing the forest of melodies in which Glaeser sings. Drew Silverman’s unmistakable drumming guides us through the musical abundance and back again, all hits, no misses. Farther down in the sonic underworld, Jay Cesak’s bass rhythms don’t wait for verses, choruses or instrumental breaks. They continue to call until we become the monster and dance with the beast. The beast invites you to hop on for a rumbling ride through the forests of imagination to the deep dark hideouts of the heart.
Songwriter Dabney Dwelle has a habit of looking beyond the obvious. Normally a guitarist, he decided to use the limitations of an unfamiliar old Wurlitzer electric piano as a means to write. This forced him to re-imagine the line where his musical instincts and abilities met, and it was on this creative border that he first discovered the shapes his songs would take for My Golden Calf.
Now with two albums (‘Rituals to Make New’ and ‘Perfume Brute’) and five years of performing under their belts, My Golden Calf are in peak creative form. Comprised of keyboardist John Hale, drummer Karl Lundin, and bassist Gregg White, each member possesses years of musical experience in the creative melting pot of Austin, TX, and their prowess shines in their dynamic arrangements of Dabney’s songs.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CST
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