The Bleet-Up Is Coming....

If you spend most of your day checking out blogs, tweeting and checking into Gowalla hot spots then this is the party for you. This is the party where you get meet all these people you admire from your computer and actually meet them face to face.

We had such a huge turn out last year that this time around we thought we would give ourselves a little more breathing room so we are taking over the rooftop terrace at Whole Foods HQ downtown. Everything thing you need in one place. Samples of both food and drinks, pop up shops for you fashionistas and a full size skating rink.

Music provided by Politics, The Lennings and MoTel Aviv all performing live along with special guests 23 Positions covering all of Princes classics. uLovei will do DJ sets throughout the night. Here is your guide:


1. Get There Early - It's going to fill up early and you don't want to be left out. There is a capacity and once we reach it it's one in one out.
2. Bring Cash - The cover is $7 and there are a lot of samples to try. Make sure you have your cover ready and plenty of tip money.
3. Tweet It - This is a social networking party after all. Make sure to tweet all night and use the hash tag #bleetup.


MoTel Aviv are an Austin foursome with a particularly potent brand of poppy rock and roll. Their major strength is in the songwriting. When all systems are firing 100 percent, it’s hard to find fault in MoTel Aviv’s assembly of the moving parts or their delivery of a hook. If the jangling, ringing guitar work doesn’t get you, you ignore the stomping beat and you’re somehow impervious to a chorus that easily gets lodged auditory canal like an earwig, then, who knows, you might be allergic to fun. - Austinist

“The Lennings, vocally and musically, continue to brilliantly manipulate an impossible thread of continuity that links folk to rock to Americana to indie pop.” -Amanda Warr, Best of

This Austin alt-indie group can be found regularly at some of Austin’s favorite rock haunts like Mohawk and The Parish performing with other local acts such as The Authors, MoTel Aviv and Whitman. The music of Politics is thankfully much less complicated and messy than the practice of politics. Layered guitars pinging and fuzzed out are in league with the blended pulse of the rhythm section and the echo of haunting vocals. “Light In Your Eyes” is a great place to start - Austinist

23 Positions

Something like this.....

Miguel Angel's style would best be described as a mix between Radioclit and New Order with a little touch of Roy Orbison. He also has a bit of a punk-rock back ground, so dont be surprised if you here a some The Clash dropped with a little cumbia. - Art


-Green Cart
-Kohana Coffee
-Batter Blaster
-Buddha's Brew Kombucha Tea
-Honest Tea
-Live Oak Brewery

Boutique pop-up shops:
-Magnolia Family Vintage
-Rene Geneva
-Wonder Craft

-Photo booth by Cory Ryan, for lasting FB memories!
-Yard Farm Austin, who will be giving you seeds for your garden!
-Make-n-take Christmas ornament-making table from The Wonder Craft!
-The afore-mentioned Whole Foods' ice skating rink!! We may or may not be ridiculously excited about this detail!

The first-ever Austin Blogger Awards, hosted by Republic of Austin, will also be honoring their winners at the Austin Bleet-Up!
Voting has been extended for the next few days so get your votes in now!


All this and yours for - wait for it - $7 door cover. What? YES! Believe it!

We take space capacity seriously so we will close up shop once we hit it. RSVP here:

See you Friday!!!