All right. For the sake of today’s Austin Music Minute purposes, let’s say that you moved to the Live Music Capital not too long ago, maybe fairly recently. And since your arrival, you’ve been captivated by the endless pools of badass musical talent in the ATX. Whether it’s at venues all along Red River or E. 6th St., ACL Live or 3Ten , the random magical SXSW homespun gig you happened upon totally by accident in your neighborhood, some gargantuan celebration out at COTA, or some ear-splitting set at The Lost Well on Webberville Rd., you’ve loved the local musicians you’ve seen. They’re working their butts off to sound damn fantastic. Most of them juggle two or three day jobs, but they won’t quit the music. It’s in the blood. And you love it.
In addition to going to their shows and buying all their merch, here’s another way you can help them out. And you should.
Today is HAAM Benefit Day, an annual event in which participating local businesses all over Austin donate a portion of their day’s sales to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM). And at these various business locales, you can see live music performances by the very musicians you’re helping out. It started bright and early this morning, and it’ll continue through tonight. Catch some great music and leave your generous contribution in the designated HAAM donation boxes.
The following is a short list of AMM-recommended HAAM Day shows going down tonight:
-A huge line-up curated by William Harries Graham at The High Road on Dawson, 700 Dawson Rd., which includes Betty Soo, Jeremy Nail, Carrie Fussell, Matt the Electrician, Bukka Allen, Nichole Wagner, Rosie Flores, Shawnee Kilgore, and the Wild Seeds. The music begins at 6 p.m.
Check HAAM’s website for today’s HAAM Benefit Day schedule. Please note: Most of the daytime shows are family-friendly, so bring the kiddos. Very recommended.
-Image courtesy of HAAM.