This Week at the Cactus Cafe

Monday, August 7th – Open Mic (Hosted by Kacy Crowley) – 7:30pm Signup [FREE]

Free open mic!

Tuesday, August 8th – Views & Brews: “Being Trans in Texas: Education, Advocacy & Support” [Free – Suggested Donation]

Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy along with Chuck Smith from Equality Texas, Carmarion Anderson of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Attorney Claire Bow, and Professor Shane Whalley from the UT School of Social Work, to talk about what it means to be transgender in the current social and political moment and how allies can provide effective and helpful support to the trans community. Views and Brews is free and open to the public.

Friday, August 10th – Shane Bartell w/ Mono in Stereo [$7 Advance – $8 Door]

Following the release of 2006’s “Too Soon to Say” and the subsequent tour, Shane Bartell decided to take a few years away from performing and concentrate on song writing and just living life. “Too Soon to Say” was included on a bevy of local and national top 10 lists, but after 2 solid years promoting the album, Bartell was burned out. Now back with a new batch of songs and a new album “The Art Of Departure”, he brings his long time band back to the Cactus Cafe for a night of soaring melodies and rousing choruses.

Mono in Stereo: Mono is Stereo is the new psychedelic art-pop project led by longtime Austin-based drummer and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Bres. After spending a decade+ playing drums with many great Austin artists, like Shane Bartell, Chris Brecht, The Jellydots, Honeybrowne, and The Plastic Habit, Bres took some time away from music to start a legal career and a family. Now, with Mono in Stereo, he is reemerging onto the scene as a frontman with a new band.

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