Your Austin Music Minute host gets overwhelmed trying to keep up with…well, everything. A big chunk of said “everything” comes from all the performances, parties, comedy sets, fundraising events, and general lunacy you’ll find at any given time at the shared space of Hotel Vegas and The Volstead on E. 6th. From the trippy head-spaces of Me-Mer-Mo Monday, to Oh Sees annihilating the area in a ballroom blitz frenzy two nights in a row, to ULoveI‘s tantalizing cumbia and hip=hop nights, to the mondo bizarro shakedowns paying tribute to Hunter S. Thompson, it’s been an endless adventure, and then some.
Today marks the venues’ 8-year anniversary, and that means – what else? – a major party to celebrate. Doors open early at 4 p.m. today, and the event kicks off with songwriter sets by Leslie Sisson of Moving Panoramas, Brendan Bond, Corey Baum of Croy & The Boys, Mike Wiebe of Riverboat Gamblers (and AMM fave Drakulas) and more. Later in the evening, soak in sets by A Giant Dog, Leather Girls, Sailor Poon, Mean Jolene, Nolan Potter’s Nightmare Band and Borzoi.
Definitely an evening of not behaving. A very Happy Anniversary to Hotel Vegas and The Volstead. And here’s to more fun on the way.
-Photography of the band A Giant Dog by Mike Manewitz.