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Monday, June 13, 2011
Summer Charity fun
Another blazin hot summer here in central Texas. BUT that only means the summer shows will be heating up. Concerts in the park, blues on the green and summer fun everywhere! Carlos N Charlies ( http://www.cncaustin.com/ ) is one of those places you would hope and expect to have some great music going down on the beach. Here was another charity event, this time for Safe Place ( http://www.safeplace.org/ ). And this is an awesome charity...check it out, and help it out!
Got to see Automatic Cycle ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/Automatic-Cycle/183728606088 ) on the inside stage....these kids fuckin blew me away! They were modern, edgy, and very good. It was a little bit of a sound like Creed and Linkin Park mashed up! I was really surprised to see and hear them with no bass player, they made it work! I liked the DJ, not the typical things a rock DJ would spin, but it was a great change from keyborads or bass. I didn't know if the non existent bass player was on purpose this day or just how they roll (afterwards I did find out that the bass player was stuck in Dripping Springs). Well, it really worked for these guys and was an awesome start to the day.
Lixbox ( http://www.lixbox.com/ ) was first up on the outside stage to start the evening festivities. With a great mix of covers that were perfect for a giant outdoor party and some really catchy originals that were easy and fun to groove to, Lixbox is a must see when you get a chance, although an indoor show in the middle of summer would be an even greater load of fun! I'll tell you, with no fear, it takes HUGE BALLS to play a Jimmy Hendrix tune, that was covered by one of the city of Austins greatest son (Stevie Ray bitches)! A good or bad version doesn't matter that's Just B A L L S!. With great confidence the lead guitarist tore into the song and I loved it, for the band as a whole it wasn't stellar, it was good, but that guitar really brought it together. This group really an awesome unit and they do what it takes to please the crowd and make it fun and enjoyable.
There were many more bands that performed and with the heat of the day waning, it was just a great night. Not that there was anything more to write about, but as far as the local side of what I want you to know, there it is.
On a dramatic side note, the Owner/GM of CnC's apparently doesn't give a shit about people. Money is what money is. You got enough of it to shit on people then you will. No regard for the appropriateness of your words or actions is the proof in how you talk to and treat people with no regards for the surroundings or who the company or crowd is. Look, if you wanna dress someone down for fucking with you and or your money or business, call them into an office and lay it down. Do it in front of a crowd and it makes you an asshole! Right or wrong about what bug climbed up your ass doesn't matter, it's how you handled it. But you have money and businesses so why should you care what I say....but I will post this none the less.