Pennyfest is the brainchild of Penny Loafer PR, which is the husband and wife team of Sharna Pascolo and Rob Pascolo. Following the Pascolos’ move from Australia to Austin, the dynamic duo set about achieving their initial goal – the cross promotion of independent, unsigned Australian and Austin bands to increase their (inter)national exposure. Both Rob and Sharna are music lovers, and both carry a torch for the endless amounts of talent in the Live Music Capital, so they decided an Austin showcase was in order.
Four years later, the mini-music fest is going strong. And it’s another group of solid acts on this year’s roster: Quiet Company, The Well (featured on today’s Austin Music Minute), Darkbird, Dr. Joe, The Black and White Years, Löwin, Blushing, Scott Collins, Chill Russell, and Chase Weinacht of Marmalakes doing a guest solo performance to start the night off right. This year’s fest takes place at Barracuda, 611 E. 7th St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Recommended.
-The Well…and skulls. Photo courtesy of the artist.