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Red & White Winter Party, 2011

Wednesday December 21, 2011 at Frank: Literature, Hidden Ritual & Bitter Birds, doors 9:30pm – 407 Colorado Street, Austin TX – $5 cover, all ages – RSVP

http://hotdogscoldbeer.com/austin/events/ – Frank

So it’s been awhile, but this year it just seemed appropriate to bring back the “Red & White Winter Party” presented by Tangled Snark.

I guess you could say that it had been a tradition for me a few years in a row – a fun show to play right before or after the holidays with local bands and friends that live in Austin that had no where else to be during that strange week of Christmas.

These parties took place while I was still doing a lot of the local booking at Emo’s Inside (during the good ole days), and still had a good amount of friends and contacts from the college/art school scene that my band Red Leaves was acquainted with.

Looking back through the “archives” (haha), I found some pictures and flyers from one of the shows in 2007 with The Black, Christmas Special (Jason from Voxtrot & Belaire), Red Leaves, & School Police. Check out song: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Christmas Special to get a sense for the weird and fun vibes we had going with the quirky line-up of bands that year.

  • Then there are a few pictures that I found on the web by David  Weaver here that make us all look so young.

So, here we are at 2011, and for this Red & White Winter Party on December 21st I was able to invite some familiar faces from “back in the day” to play with my new band Bitter Birds (opening the show at 10pm). Excited to have Literature as the headliner (with Kevin Adickes from Mothfight! & Spells), and then Hidden Ritual (with past Horse + Donkey lead singer Jaime Zuverza).

Show up to Frank wearing your best Red & White Attire!


November: E.A.S.T. Austin Studio Tours & “West of East”
October 11, 2011, 7:18 pm
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November is a busy month in Austin for many local Artists, largely because of the  E.A.S.T. Austin Studio Tours  (celebrating it’s 10th year!). To add to the hype for Austin’s local Artists, Gallery Black Lagoon will be hosting Weekend Events to coincide with the E.A.S.T. Studio Tour dates and times. http://www.eastaustinstudiotour.com/

Be sure to check out bios and pics from the 15 Artists that will be featured at Gallery Black Lagoon’s “West of East” Group Exhibition here: http://galleryblacklagoon.wordpress.com/nov-12-west-of-east/

Looking forward to this year’s Ditch the Fest
August 8, 2011, 8:28 pm
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Well I have to say that Lucy the Poodle Productions has been hard at work to make the 2nd Ditch the Fest on September 17th (the same weekend as ACL in Austin) an even bigger and better event this year. Instead of taking place at just one venue (Cheer Up Charlies), this year the festival will take place at 4 different venues at a CHEAP price of $2 per club, or access to all four clubs with a $5 WRISTBAND!

I hear that there is a possible shuttle bus in the works to carry folks from the East Side venue, Cheer Up Charlies, over to the 7th/Red River venues on the other side of IH-35 – this would be really awesome. If anyone out there has ideas I recommend sending Lucy the Poodle a message. I think it would be really awesome to just rent a yellow school bus for the day even!

Anyways, there are sure to be awesome line-ups and cool sponsors – you can stay updated on all this through the Facebook Event Page here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174114385992322

Bitter Birds plays Club Deville
August 8, 2011, 6:44 am
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Another fun show put together by Lucy the Poodle Productions. Bitter Birds was excited to be on this bill with other local bands Megafauna & Chase Frank.

Video taken August 6, 2011 – (inverted, oops!)

Look out free week…
December 18, 2010, 7:49 pm
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Tangled Snark Presents: Double Stage Free Week Show at Emo’s Thursday January 6th, 2011

Check out the Facebook Event Page here and RSVP!

doors 9pm, show starts at 10pm on the Outside Stage

Ringo Deathstarr, YellowFever, Missions, The Carrots, Spells, The Ugly Beats, Silent Diane, & The Hi-Tones 10pm

Plus* Visuals on the inside stage by VIDKIDZ

603 Red River, Austin TX

FREE TO ATTEND ($5 for under 21)

november is a busy month…
November 2, 2010, 5:52 am
Filed under: Art, Shows

Tangled Snark Presents many things this month…here’s a list of events I hope to see you at:

Wed. November 3rd at The Ghost Room (304 W. 4th St) – PAPERTHREAT,  RED LEAVES, ODE TO OSCILLATOR, CHILI 9:30pm, $5. RSVP here on Facebook, and pick this event on DO512.com

Thurs. November 11th at Gallery Black Lagoon (43rd & G uad) – Opening Reception for “Syntrophy” (Front Room) – New works by Jamie Spinello & an installation by Kristen Van Patten. 7pm, Free to Attend!
RSVP here on Facebook, and pick this event on DO512.com

Sat. November 13th at Antone’s (213 W 5th St) – Lonesome Heroes, Reverend Glasseye, & White Dress 9pm, $8 RSVP here on Facebook

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Themed Party – Oct. 16th
October 12, 2010, 9:31 pm
Filed under: Shows

It seems more and more that Austin is becoming a “Festival City” or that all succesful music events have to somehow be themed. People don’t seem to go down to 6th street or Red River to just “go see some live music” anymore (or did they really ever?). From Tangled Snark Parties, to Lucy the Poodle Productions and themed shows like “Andy Warhol’s Birthday Party”, there is a new group of young booking agents who are finding that their job title  is leaning towards being an “event or party planner.”

This seems to be the case for my Art, Music, Promotion booking venture Tangled Snark. Teaming up with San Francisco transplant, music reviewer Lulu McAllister, we bring you a very promising event on Saturday October. 16th!

Local bands Missions & Hatchet Wound headline the show, while DJs Acid Abe and Faith Gay start off the night at 9pm.

The theme of this event titled:  “Un-Birthday: A Mad-Hatted Affair” – is somewhat of a costume party. Attendees are encourage to wear a hat, any type will do, but creativity is definitely encouraged. If you don’t have any cool hats, we have that covered for you! Local milliners Milli Starr, Tula Hats, Chia Guillory, and MC Woodward will be setup selling their hats at the event, so there will be no excuse for not participating!

Where: Gallery Black Lagoon, 4301 A. Guadalupe St, Austin

Admittance (21 & up): $2 with hat, $5 without

Show starts at 9pm!

RSVP on Facebook, and pick this event on DO512.com