When Rob Pascolo and Sharna Haine founded Penny Loafter PR a few years ago, the PR end of it wasn’t at the heart of the matter. It was created out of their love of music. The husband-and-wife team from Australia, along with Penny Loafter PR partner, New Orleans-based promoter Dwayne Banks, are interested in promoting Australian and American bands to “bridge the gap between local and international music.” All of the hard work that goes with it – promotion, booking tours, social media support – is part of a bigger picture – worldwide exposure for music artists.
Naturally, Penny Loafer knows how to throw a damn good party. Enter Pennyfest 2017, the annual mini-muisc festival with another fantastic line-up of local and regional music artists performing tonight at Empire Control Room, 606 E. 7th St. Feast your ears upon all this: Girl In A Coma (headliners featured on today’s Austin Music Minute), Lincoln Durham, My Jerusalem, Emily Wolfe, Emily Bell, Darkbird, The Ghost Wolves, Slomo Drags, Otis the Destroyer, Cari Q, MCG, Chill Russell, and Scott Collins.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. And make sure you get some sweet official Pennyfest 2017 t-shirt or tank top merch, designed by the fine folks of Fine Southern Gentlemen; 25% of proceeds from those purchases go toward Hurricane Harvey relief support.
-Photo of Girl In A Coma by Josh Huskin.