It is that time again. Back to school in Austin is in full effect and we’re helping our friends at Spider House Ballroom celebrate. Beginning this Thursday, Aug. 28, Spider House Ballroom will feature two weeks of great live music showcases presented by Do512. We even helped them curate three great Austin Music showcases this week to kick off the festivities. If you are new to Austin or just unfamiliar with what our amazing local scene has to offer, Back To School Week is the crash course you’ve been looking for.
In addition to the stellar live music showcases, we’re offering our Red River Noise readers a chance to get on the guest list with a plus one. Not only will you save the cover charge to put towards your bar tab or band merch, but we are also throwing in a $25 Spider House gift card to spend at the bar or cafe whenever you choose.
How To Enter:
The giveaways will be conducted as a raffle from our email list. Just click “enter the drawing” below each show banner and description after submitting your full name and email address. Only submissions with full names will be officially entered. We will pick the winner from these submissions before 10 a.m. on the day of the individual show. The winner will be notified via email from Red River Noise. You must attend the individual show to claim your gift card or the prize is void. Good luck!
Kicking off Back To School Week is one of the best alternative showcases we’ve put together. Austin-based quartet Ben Baxter Band graces the Ballroom stage for the first time, leaving the 6th street market (dirty and west sixth) they’ve conquered behind to share the stage with southern alt-rockers The Brothers Vinyl, Color and The Victory March from San Marcos. Visit the Facebook event page here. Enter the drawing to get on the guest list for this show with a $25 Spider House gift card below.
Fridays were made for dancing, so we put together a nice little party with electro-pop fave GOBI together for you. GOBI will turn the Ballroom into a jungle of lights and beats, but before we have three of Austin’s best to get the party going. Austin-based synth-pop group Vinyl Dharma have been featured in MTV2 and recently placed second in the 2014 X-Games battle of the bands contest. Show up early as you won’t want to miss the always entertaining indie-soul group Mobley or the eclectic hip-hop/jazz fusion group MODAL. Visit the Facebook event page here. Enter the drawing to get on the guest list for this show with a $25 Spider House gift card below.
There is no better soul party series than the Super Soul Party at Spider House Ballroom. There is no better night for a soul party than Saturday. So, we bring you the third installment with a group of bands new to the series that we are really excited about. Kicking things off are Beaumont-based Doo-wop group Mad Maude & the Hatters. The sassy rock and roll soulstress Emily Bell and 10-piece soul band The NIGHTOWLS close things out vintage Motown style. Visit the Facebook event page here. Enter the drawing to get on the guest list for this show with a $25 Spider House gift card below.