FREE WEEK came and went in Austin. As we all know this is a week of the capitol city being chalk full of great free local music and events, kind of like a pre-sxsw warm-up. This particular week I was feeling a little like a shutterbug and carried my camera virtually everywhere and took an obscene amount of shots. Photos of some great musicians, cars, street art, and…bacon. enjoy , these are pretty jumbled, but you can get an idea of what a week in the ATX looks like.
This shot of Austin rapper, Phranchyze, is especially Austin because of the fans throwing up the longhorn signs. This photo was taken during the #ATXTAKEOVER show at Antones which together with ZAPATA! and Hour Band was the most heavily attended FREE WEEK show at Antones.
This photo is the exterior of one of our favorite venues in Austin, the very DJ friendly, PLUSH. The best hip hop DJ’s in Austin every Saturday, and the homie Bruce who is our favorite bartender in the ATX.
Phranchyze holding court at the legendary Antone’s.
Here’s some dope graffiti we caught on Lamar headed to downtown.
Art by Marc Zuazua
Graffiti at Plush
Phranchyze is readying for his upcoming album , STARS.
This was the first of two Hour Band shows we caught in the week. Red 7 is where it was, and their system is mad loud, awesome, and their green room is purty cool also.
Moshe of Hour Band hustling it on bass at Antones during the #ATXTAKEOVER show.
Ron English sticker in Austin? interesting.
ZAPATA! rocked he house during the #ATXTAKEOVER show at legendary Antone’s.
In between catching shows, we had a chance to check out our friend Chris’ new ride…a sweeeeeeeet 63 T-Bird. After the photoshoot ,we journeyed ion a cruise around Austin on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
DJ Tako is one of the realest doing it. We had a great time catching up with opur old friend at Ruta Maya as we talked music and food. When Tako is not dropping beats for b-boys, he is commandeering the kitchen at Austin sushi hotspot, Imperia.
B-boys and b-girls can sometimes seem like the forgotten stepchild of hip hop culture..well at least to mass media, but here in Austin there is no shortage of talent. Break dancers battled at ruta Maya for tickets to the Wu-Tang show and some of our Mofoz art and clothing.
Karthik of Hour Band at the #ATXTAKEOVER show
When Austin favorite Gary Clark Jr isn’t whirlwind touring to and fro, he also helps out on drums for ZAPATA!.
DJ Charlies is a Dj’s DJ. harlie is rooted in unapologetic, real hip hop and his mixes always get feet moving. In this photo Charlie was spinning for a b-boy competition at Ruta Maya.
Always good to see the homie Sertified of Die Slo at the best Austin hip hop shows, check out some of his new music on his website.
The Hi-Tones at Mohawk
DJ Orion is a great DJ to catch, his almost eccentric mixing of everything from kumbia, hip hop, funk, and soul, sometimes feels like a fun case of musical terrets.
The Hi-Tones are one of our favorite Austin rock bands. Their sound evokes classic rock but with the subtleties of modern ideas.The band is readying for their west coast tour in early March.
Johny Flores of the Hi-tones
More PLUSH graffiti.
Kris Krishna and Mr Access, ATX.
This is a wall outside of Stubbs BBQ on red river..every time I walk by this place i guesstimate at howmany trillions of staples from posters and handbills are on this corner.
When Austin Surreal is presenting a show you know its as good as it gets.
Artists of South Austin Soul Amber and John.
Had lunch at some point in the week at this uber amazing restauraunt aptly named Bacon. What do you know about Chicken and bacon waffles?