Tonight's the night! First up we have The 2011 Roaries Music Awards. Republic of Austin's brainchild with nominees and winners chosen by the readers. The awards for everything from Best Weekly to Best Band will be given out at The Ghost Room starting at 7pm. They were also kind enough to invite yours truly to present an award tonight so I will be handing out the award for Best Weekly Event to a lucky winner. Some of Austin's finest local talent will also be performing during the show with The Black and White Years closing things out.
Voting is going on till the end of the day so make sure to get in those last minute votes now! [The Roaries.com]
After my presenting duties are completed I will head down to the brand new ACL Live for my very first show at the venue. I have heard a lot of good things and I am excited to check it out. It will also be my first time to check out Robyn.
For those not familiar with Robyn via ACL Live:
Robyn puts on a hell of a show. It’s a chance for hipsters to see the kind of production that a pop diva can offer without having to lie to others about their plans for the evening. And even though there may be a little bit of arbitrary snobbery in Robyn’s free pass as a pop singer, the fact is that she is pretty damn awesome. Body Talk Pt. 2 sees coll-abs with artists as diverse as Diplo and Snoop Dogg (one of the best singles of the year, easy). This venture does appear to be a pretty minimal endeavour (small venues, few stops), but remember, Body Talk is a trilogy, Body Talk Pt. 3 comes out November 22, so surely she will end this pretty rad experiment with a bang.
Natalia Kills and Diamond Rings support. Tickets are still available for only $15!!! [Purchase]
And after the show we will be finishing up things with a little celebration ourselves as we celebrate 5 years in the blog game. That's 5 years of drunk blogging, procrastination, +1's, undeserved VIP credentials and other kinds of randomness. What started out as a hobby has turned into something really special over the years and I want to thank everyone that has read, supported and worked with us over the years in person so please join us.
The extremely talented Learning Secrets DJ's have been kind enough to share their weekly with us and will be spinning throughout the evening. There is no cover and we will have drink specials all night [$2 Tall Boys and $3 Wells]. The party begins immediately after the Robyn show at ACL Live. If you read this blog you are probably going to be there and Malverde is right across the street! Ahh convenience......
See you all tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!