Your Austin Music Minute maven didn’t mince words when describing the Hole In the Wall on today’s AMM.
That weathered and worn building at 2538 Guadalupe is not just a favorite happy hour spot. It’s a touchstone – historic, iconic, a symbol, and a survivor. Think of any big names associated with the Austin music scene, and chances are, they’ve played some of their very first gigs there. Genuine badasses mingling with up-and-comers building their chops…that connection is a huge part of what it’s about.
This month, the much-beloved dive celebrates its 45th year in the ATX with a weeklong, gigantic birthday celebration, filled with all manner of bands, starting tonight. This evening’s show includes sets by PR Newman, Mike & The Moonpies (featured on today’s AMM), Mayeux & Broussard, and John Evans. The music kicks off at 8 p.m.
Make sure to check the HITW calendar for this week’s birthday schedule. So many awesome bands that your head will explode.
-Photo of Mike & The Moonpies courtesy of the artist.