Only in Austin could there be an event dedicated to listening to a DJ spinning sad and depressing songs for peoples’ enjoyment. Well, it definitely exists, and that party is DJ GrossYall’s monthly DJ showcase, No Dancing: San Bastard Music. This Tuesday, July 14, at The Volstead, the monthly celebrates their two year anniversary with a special guest DJ set from Will Johnson (Centro-Matic, Monsters of Folk).
According to the press release, typical sets include “selections from the likes of Loretta Lynn, Nina Simone, Mountain Goats, Ray Price, Smokey Robinson, Roy Orbison, Angel Olsen, Hank Williams, Liz Phair, Merle Haggard, Belle & Sebastian and countless other sad bastards.”
If the sad bastard tunes alone don’t entice you, the two year anniversary party will also include free commemorative Austin Beerworks Kleenex boxes, a “Please Don’t Smilebooth” presented by Smilebooth and various drink specials. For more info, visit the Facebook event page here.
The Volstead is located at 1500 E. 6th Street. Event will be from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. 21+ welcome. No cover.