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here is one thing that Austin is particularly good at: having fun. It’s ingrained in our lifestyle that if we’re together, whether it's a baby shower or a backyard barbecue, it’s a party. Drinks will be mixed, brisket will be served and you better believe the music will be great. Anyone who thinks that Southern hospitality doesn’t exist deep in the heart of Texas has clearly never spent a night out in Austin. One evening, about a year ago, a friend of mine invited me to see her Baby Lucy and I had a blast brass band perform in the backyard of a Cherrywood bungalow. It was on the Weather Up patio. Read about Lucy and her right before the holidays, and the lawn had been transformed with rope parents, Catherine and Fidel, and twinkle lights. Kids ran around, stopping only to dance or grab in "Raising the Bar." a juice box from the buckets of ice. A smoker piped in the corner and guests were invited to grab a bratwurst or a veggie burger. Across the yard families and friends laid out blankets and invited one another to sit and enjoy the crisp night air. This being the digital age, I snapped a picture and posted it to Instagram with the caption, “When I first moved to Austin, I assumed every party would be outdoors and involve a brass band and a big fire. Luckily, many of them do.” This issue celebrates the many facets of Austin nightlife. For “Art of the Dive” we took over the legendary Longbranch Inn to capture an integral part of Texas culture: the dive bar. We join Deana Saukam as she offers us an Austin foodie’s guide to London. (“Oh, Those London Nights,” page 60.) With British Airways announcing the addition of an even bigger aircraft to service the direct route between ABIA and London’s Heathrow Airport, I expect quite a few us will be bookmarking the piece for our next trip. But Austin nightlife is more than just a quirky part of our culture; it’s a multi-million dollar industry that employs thousands. In this issue we meet three couples who balance raising families with careers in the service industry (“Raising the Bar” page 72.) I also chatted with the creators of and masterminds behind Fun Fun Fun Fest (“The Architects of Fun,” page 92). In the decade since launching FFF, members of this dynamic group have gone on to start Transmission Entertainment and Guerilla Suit, among other businesses.

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At The Contemporary Austin’s Laguna Gloria, foodies sampled delicious bites from Austin’s best culinary tastemakers, while enjoying beats from DJ Gatsby and drinks curated by Tipsy Texan author David Alan. String lights and colorful projections lit up the grounds of the sculpture garden, making it perfect for sipping and strolling. And in the VIP Cocktail Lounge, guests enjoyed cocktails from Austin's top bartenders including Justin Elliott of The Townsend and drink.well owners Michael and Jessica Sanders, who mixed up first tastes of their new project, Backbeat. La Dolce Vita: 1. Laura & John Loudamy 2. Melissa Young & Nick Swerdfeger 3. Laura Lee Kozusko & Elizabeth Rogers 4. Carrie Frugé Walker & Suzanne Porch 5. Jenny Aghamalian & Kimberly Reynolds 6. Lora Reynolds & Tiffany Craven 7. Laura Villagran Johnson, Lauren Adams & Laura Aidan 8. Nina Helvey & Kasey Lee 9. Abby Hendel & Michelle Cohen 10. Kiera Rycaj & Lena Draiman

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The sleek and hip athletic apparel company Outdoor Voices celebrated their first birthday with appetizers from Clark’s Oyster Bar and cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

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Guests dressed in calavera-inspired looks to celebrate el Día de los Muertos at the inaugural black tie masquerade ball at The Four Seasons Austin. The swanky affair included dinner and cocktails, a fashion show and live music from The Brew.

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Austin’s most stylish came out to The Belmont to meet the 12 finalists competing for CultureMap’s inaugural Stylemaker Award. In addition to food from Bullfight, drinks from Cat Tequila and music from The Sour Notes, guests also enjoyed local pop-up shops from SUAVS, The Distillery Market, and Noah Marion Quality Goods.

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Spectators at the 10th Annual Boots and Pearls event watched an exciting polo match at the Austin Polo Club in high style. The fall celebration included classic cars, great food and delicious drinks to boot.

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GUESTS WERE greeted by dynamic projections courtesy of Matt Garcia Design.

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TRIBEZA’S 12TH ANNUAL STYLE WEEK started off with a bang at Fair Market,

where many bottles of bubbly, a few shirtless waiters and a live mermaid were all spotted at this debonair dinner party. Five interior designers — Mark Ashby, Joel Mozersky, Fern Santini, Tracey Overbeck Stead and Style Week’s presenting sponsor Katie Kime — collaborated with five of the city’s top culinary geniuses to create themed menus and tablescapes. Leading the kitchens that evening were Larry McGuire of McGuire Moorman Hospitality, James Robert of Fixe, Rene Ortiz of Launderette, Murph Willcott of Texas French Bread and Sterling Ridings of Uchiko. Some diners time-traveled back to the extravagant ‘80s while just a few feet away, other guests sat down to a chic reiteration of Truman Capote’s legendary Black and White

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White Ball with a candlelit table headed by a stately white peacock.

mate fête. Drinks were poured by Cointreau, Deep Eddy Vodka, Shiner and The Austin Winery. Guests rounded out the evening by enjoying a special Jaguar Land Rover Austin display featuring chocolates from Chocolatier and Casa Brasil Coffee. b y J A M E S R U I Z | Photography by M I G U E L A N G E L ( U L O V E I ) & J E S S I C A AT T I E

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AUSTIN'S MOST stylish took over popular nighttime spot Justine's for a sunny soirée.

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AUSTIN STYLE IS OFTEN CASUAL , but TRIBEZA’s Style Brunch at Jus-

tine’s Brasserie sponsored by Outdoor Voices saw no shortage of high heels and colorful getups. For one special afternoon, the popular nighttime spot was reimagined as a sun-bathed bistro thanks to the soirée’s hosts, a roster of Austin’s most stylish, including Pepper Ammann, Samantha Bernstein, Amy Byrd, Cristina Facundo, Katie Kime, Kelly Krause, Lauren Greenberg, Laura Villagran Johnson, Elizabeth Mollen, Marnie O’Donnell, Jackie Rangel, Charisse Sayers, Stacey Smith, Camille Styles, Alex Winkelman and Ane Urquiola Lowe. Guests gathered for delectable French fare at lovely tablescapes created by Transplants Floral Design. Before brunch was served, guests sipped on drinks from Barbecue Wife Bloody Mary Mix, Cointreau, Deep Eddy Vodka and Shiner. Meanwhile, models sporting athletic fashions from Outdoor Voices entertained themselves with a round of croquet court while

Sofia Avila, Laura Villagran Johnson, Cassie LaMere & Victoria Avila

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Kim Jones & Suzanne Negley

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OUR WALLER ART POP-UP was hosted at the newly-opened South Congress Hotel.

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Waller Art Pop-Up

STYLE WEEK isn’t all about fashion — it’s also about giving back. Chaotic Moon Studios and DEPT. OF CULTURE helped transform the event space at the newly-opened South Congress Hotel into an art gallery for a pop-up show benefitting the Waller Creek Conservancy. Guests placed bids on original photography, paintings and mixed-media artwork inspired by Waller Creek, and enjoyed drinks from Cointreau, Deep Eddy Vodka and Shiner. Pieces were curated from 30 local artists, including Fielding Baxter, Mia Baxter, Chris Bilheimer, Marty Butler, Rich Cali, Mia Carameros, David Clark, Clif Claycomb, Kelly Colchin, Casey Dunn, Ann Edgerton, Alyson Fox, Chelsea Fullerton, Joy Gallagher, Cody Haltom, Kate LeSueur, Avalon McKenzie, Aaron Michalovic, Wynn Myers, Matt Rainwaters, Jack Sanders, Nick Simonite, Kelti Smith, Joe Swec, Peggy Weiss and Keith Davis Young. Chaotic Moon Studios created a special projection chronicling their work with Waller Creek Conservancy. Lisa Jennings of DEPT. OF CULTURE showcased models wearing art-embroidered shirts to celebrate the intersection of art, fashion and philanthropy. Between small bites and large bids, guests enjoyed tunes from DJ I Wanna Be Her, while Jaguar Land Rover Austin was on hand

Lisa Jennings, Dept. of Culture

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THE RUNWAY at Brazos Hall for the grand finale Fashion Show.

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TRIBEZA STYLE WEEK wrapped up at Brazos Hall with a grand finale — the Fashion Show. We invited Austin’s top trendsetting designers and boutiques — including André Phillipe, Beehive, FOUND, Estilo, The Garden Room, Julian Gold, Katie Kime, Kiki Nass, Raven + Lily, RedBird, Service Menswear and STAG — to present thoughtful collections featuring luxurious fall looks from their stores. Before the house lights went down, guests enjoyed bites from Chinatown, Fork + Vine, Liberty Kitchen and Swift’s Attic in the VIP Lounge, sponsored by Engel & Volkers Austin and SWBC Mortgage. Fashionistas also enjoyed a pop-up shop from SUAVS and libations from Cointreau, Deep Eddy Vodka and Shiner before grabbing a coveted seat along the runway. Once the show started, models brought rich fabrics, bright colors and hot trends back into the minds of Austin’s sartorial mavens. The runway, which was built by DSN X MFG, was anchored by a lush floral installation by Transplants Floral Design and flanked by ghost chairs by Panacea collection. After the final look

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Pet Projects BY K R I S TI N A R M S TRO NG I LLU S TR ATIO N BY JOY G A LL AG H ER I JAMMED EARPLUGS into my brain, and pulled pillows over my head. I found a sound app on my iPhone and cranked up the fake waves. I closed every door between “it” and me, hoping for any buffering at all. But it was relentless. Eventually I would creep into the guest room, to the epicenter of the cacophony. There, my teenage son Luke (who has since moved downstairs to take care of such matters) would be snoring, oblivious to the racket, right next to the kennel housing his yapping puppy who clearly had to pee. I had a moment of weakness and took pity on my tired son. I stood in the yard, slapping mosquitos at 4am, wondering when on earth I had ever been this tired. Oh yeah, now I remember, it was over 13 years ago when my twin daughters were born. The closest thing to newborn baby exhaustion is a puppy. Which is why when my son said he wanted a puppy for his 16th birthday, I was quite surprised. I expected a request related to a car, something more akin to freedom than responsibility. I asked a lot of questions and made my role very clear. You know puppies don’t sleep through the night? And you realize you’ll need to crate train him because he can’t pee in the house otherwise the other dogs will pee on top of his pee? And you will need to feed him and walk him and train him? And scoop his poop, even when he is fully grown and 160 pounds? A dog that big cannot jump on people or be wild and scare them, so training is imperative. You understand you can’t just take off with friends all weekend long and forget about him? And you can’t assume I will be home to take care of him on weekends with your dad, okay? I have work and grad school and a cute boyfriend and three kids to take care of so I cannot, no I will not, do this. It’s all you. So many claims and caveats, I fully expected him to change his tune. Yet he did not. So we drove out to Kerrville to see our friend, a breeder, and we came home with almost 20 pounds of 10-week old puppy named Reagan. He was truly the cutest thing on the planet — puppy breath, squiggly wiggly body, Buddha belly and huge white feet. The newness and excitement began to wear off shortly after Luke introduced Reagan to everyone he knew. Reality set in — harsh reality. Reagan did not sleep, so neither did Luke. Reagan peed where he pleased, including in his kennel and no dogs are supposed to pee where they sleep. Crate training was foiled. We went to Costco to buy paper towels in bulk. Luke’s friends went to swim parties and Blues on the Green, and spent the night at other friends’ houses. Luke

stayed home to tend to his baby. He became weary and worn, a shell of his former freewheeling teenage self. After nearly 10 days, he cracked. “Mom,” he croaked, after another long, sleepless night. “I thought I could do this, but I can’t. I just can’t. It’s so hard. I think it’s best to take Reagan back to the breeder.” Can I please just tell you how much I wanted to keep that puppy and raise him as my own? He may be a difficult puppy, but he is going to be an amazing dog. I can tell these things. Much the way I can tell my son is going to be an amazing man. Especially if I can somehow manage to teach the lessons I need to teach. The breeder is our friend, and a dear one. She also has about a two-year waiting list for these gorgeous dogs, so I knew we would be fine. I ached and called her, wondering if it was possible to have puppy post partum depression. The drive back to Kerrville was long and sad. Reagan slept peacefully in the backseat, like a little angel, which didn’t help matters. I confessed to Luke how much I wanted to keep his baby and train him myself and make him my dog, but I asked him what the lesson would be for him if I did that. He thought for a minute, quietly looking out the window. “I guess that I can screw up and screw off and you will always clean up my messes.” Yeah, that’s what I thought. Sigh. One of the hardest parts about parenting is when the right thing feels so damn wrong. “Here’s the deal, Luke. We can take this puppy back to the breeder because it’s too much for you. But if you have a baby when you are too young and too immature, guess what babe, you are the breeder. No take backs. And a baby can’t go in a crate when you are tired of it or want to go out. When you leave the house you have to either bring it with you or pay someone else to stay with it. And it poops in a diaper, not on the grass. And it needs to eat every couple hours, not twice a day.” “Oh God Mom, I don’t think I can ever have a baby. Or at least I probably need to be like 40.” Good boy. So forget the health class experiments where they send the egg home or the swaddled plastic baby doll that fake cries at intervals. No, a teenager needs a puppy. (At least for 10 days.)

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Brian Gaar

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Austin comedian Brian Gaar has every funnyman’s dream job — he gets to say whatever he wants on television. (Well, almost.) At least that’s the idea behind ATX Uncensored-ish, his brand new comedy show airing nightly at 9:45 pm on The CW, combining Austin-inspired man on the street bits with a traditional late night vibe. Described by Gaar as “an Austin version of The Daily Show with much less talented people,” the show (where he’s joined nightly by correspondents Kath Barbadoro and Joe Barlow) will spotlight the Austin comedy scene, with a huge emphasis on the Austin part. And while ATX Uncensored-ish is still very fresh, Gaar hopes that Austinites will really embrace this innovative concept, and help it grow along with the city they call home. Here, TRIBEZA talks to the Austin comedy veteran about his love for comedy, his nearly 90,000 Twitter followers, and why he’ll never live up to Kevin Hart. M. FLOYD

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community WHY LATE NIGHT? The network really wanted to do something different that wasn’t local news. Comedy is very rare in terms of local television, and they wanted something funny that was late at night so that the content could be edgier. It’s a show about going out and having fun. But most of all, it’s about Austin. ON BEING “TWITTER FAMOUS” I think there’s a certain connotation with being “Twitter famous” which is that you’re an Internet personality. I was doing standup long before Twitter, and don’t get me wrong, Twitter’s great – it really helped get me exposure – but I’m funny in real life, too. I think a lot of people get huge Twitter followings, but then they don’t have anything to back it up in reality. So I think Twitter can be great at opening a door, but then it’s like ‘Okay, well, what do you got? ’ AUSTIN’S UNIQUE COMEDY SCENE It’s just incredible. I’ve been doing comedy for seven years, and the Austin scene is at least three times as big as it was when I started. These days, there’s not just an Austin comedy scene, there are little subscenes that have sprung up. People are moving to Austin from bigger cities in order to do comedy because they can get more stage time and the city has a reputation for producing good comedy. Scouts come here to look for that talent, and to find people to book on late shows and send to festivals. As a comic, the people surrounding you are so good that they force you to get better. I don’t think a show like this would have been possible anywhere else – we just have this vast reserve of talent to draw from.

The comedian's Netflix special, Never Gonna be Famous, was filmed at Spider House Ballroom.

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HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL Working on a comedy show is very structured, as I’ve come to realize. It’s much different from stand-up in that onstage, if an idea comes to you – great! But there’s not really a lot of pressure. Here, you need to be creative on a deadline, and that’s a new skill that I’ve had to learn as a comic. But it sure beats having a real job. BE A PART OF THE SCENE

The show isn’t just about us. Okay, it’s mostly about us, but we want to share the spotlight. At the end of each show, we feature a different stand-up clip from a local comic. ATX Uncensoredish will host a monthly show at Spider House, which will feature four or five local comics, and we’ ll use their clips on the show. They get exposure and we’ ll have something funny to play.

WHAT MAKES HIM LAUGH? Pratfalls and pranks are my favorite. Someone slipping and falling is —and will always be — hilarious to me. But I also like humor that is very honest about life, almost like jewels of funny wisdom. I appreciate that comedy helps make sense out of things, and helps people realize that they’re not alone. But my dad’s favorite comic is Kevin Hart. Whenever something good happens to me, I’ll call him up and say, ‘Hey dad, I got this show!’ He’ll say, ‘That’s great! But did you see Kevin Hart last night on Jimmy Fallon?’ I’ll never live up.

Gaar jokes that no matter what happens in his career, his dad's favorite comic will always be Kevin Hart.

Brian Gaar has been named one of the Funniest People on Twitter by Playboy and Paste Magazine.

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NOVEMBER CALENDARS arts & entertainment

Entertainment Calendar Music AWOLNATION

November 3, 7pm Stubb’s Outdoors DAVID FINCKEL AND WU HAN

November 6, 8pm Bass Concert Hall

FUN FUN FUN FEST

November 6-8 Auditorium Shores

ZAC BROWN BAND

November 8, 7pm Circuit of the Americas DON WILLIAMS

November 20, 8pm The Paramount Theatre JAMES BAY

November 25, 7pm Stubb’s Outdoors BOB SCHNEIDER AND HIS MOONLIGHT ORCHESTRA

November 28, 8pm Bass Concert Hall

RECKLESS KELLY WITH MICKEY & THE MOTORCARS

November 28, 8pm The Paramount Theatre

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DUEL IN THE SUN

AUSTIN ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

VERDI’S AIDA

November 7, 3pm Harry Ransom Center

November 12-15 Marchesa Hall & Theatre A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

November 25, 7:30pm The Long Center SPECTRE

November 5-8, 7pm Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar THE SEARCHERS

November 21, 3pm Harry Ransom Center THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE

November 28, 3pm Harry Ransom Center

Theatre KINKY BOOTS

November 10-15 Bass Concert Hall POTTED POTTER

November 10-29, showtimes vary Stateside at The Paramount

November 14, 3pm Harry Ransom Center

Children WINNIE THE POOH

LAST STRAW FEST

November 1, 11-4pm UMLAUF Sculpture Garden

November 7-15, showtimes vary The Long Center

September 18—December 12, showtimes vary Zach Theatre

TRAVIS HEIGHTS ART TRAIL

ROOM ON THE BROOM

ROOM ON THE BROOM

NIGELLA LAWSON

THE WILD PARTY

SECOND SATURDAYS: HIDDEN HISTORIES

NEIL GAIMAN

November 8, 2pm Paramount Theatre

November 20 - December 5, showtimes vary Bass Concert Hall

Comedy JEREMY ESSIG

November 6-7, showtimes vary The Velveeta Room D.L. HUGHLEY

November 12-14 Cap City Comedy Club CHRIS MATA

November 13-14, showtimes vary The Velveeta Room STEVE-O

November 21, 7pm Paramount Theatre THE CAPITOL STEPS

November 14, 8pm The Long Center

November 8, 2pm The Paramount Theatre

November 14, 11-3pm The Contemporary Austin — Laguna Gloria RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

November 27-29, showtimes vary The Long Center

GILDED ANTLER TEA: AFTERNOON TEA WITH SANTA

Nov 22, 12-2pm Palmer Events Center

Other TEXAS MONTHLY BBQ FESTIVAL

November 1, 1pm The Long Center Terrace

November 7, 11am Travis Heights Neighborhood November 10, 7pm BookPeople November 13, 8pm The Long Center

EASTSIDE POP UP HANDMADE AND VINTAGE MARKET

November 14 The Liberty T.C. BOYLE

November 19, 7:30pm University of Texas at Austin BLUE GENIE ART BAZAAR

November 27-December 24 Marchesa Hall & Theatre CHUY’S CHRISTMAS PARADE

November 28, 11am Congress Avenue TRAIL OF LIGHTS

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Umlauf Prize 2015: Murmurs 7pm NOVEMBER 7-28

WALLY WORKMAN GALLERY

Malcolm Bucknall: Solo Show

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East Austin Studio Tour BACK FOR ITS 14TH YE AR , E A S T IS S TIL L TH E B E S T W AY T O E X P E R I E N C E A U S T I N ’ S A R T S C E N E .

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NOVEMBER 14-15 & 21-22 EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR

11am-6pm | Locations vary NOVEMBER 14-22

CIRCLE ACRES NATURE PRESERVE

Field Constructs NOVEMBER 19 BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

Perspectives: Latin American Design 6:30-7:30pm THROUGH NOVEMBER 22 GRAYDUCK GALLERY

Confluence then Redaction NOVEMBER 1-DECEMBER 3 GALLERY SHOAL CREEK

Speaking Silence

NOVEMBER 12-DECEMBER 22 PHOTO METHODE GALLERY

Kevin Greenblat: Child of the Mississippi

ONGOING BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm Through November 15

YARD DOG

Brad and Sundie Ruppert: Flying Wild Through November 15 MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM

31 Years of Mexic-Arte Museum’s Dia de los Muertos: A Voice of the Community Through November 22 BIG MEDIUM GALLERY AT CANOPY

Pablo Taboada Through November 22 VAUDEVILLE

Texas Abstract Through November 30 FLATBED PRESS

Memento: Monotypes and Monoprints Through December 1 LBJ PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beatles! Through January 10 BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978 Through January 17 THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN — JONES CENTER

Strange Pilgrims Through January 21

BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

Donald Moffett Through February 28

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THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN: LAGUNA GLORIA

3809 W. 35th St. (512) 458 8191 Driscoll Villa hours: Tu–Su 10-4 Grounds hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 10–5 thecontemporaryaustin.org

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ARTBASH

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hen it comes to art, the unfamiliar and sometimes stuffy gallery experience can be a turn-off. Fortunately, this month the Art Alliance Austin offers a solution: ARTBASH. The event gives attendees the opportunity to experience art in a fun, non-traditional way during a one-night-only event at The Belmont. “It’s much more of a party,” explains Asa Hursh, Executive Director of the Art Alliance Austin. “It removes all stiffness … gets people away from the normal way of looking at art. You’re going to be able to interact with [these artists] in a familiar setting.” According to Hursh, the Alliance’s main mission is building a community of art patrons and an infrastructure in which artists and galleries can thrive. ARTBASH works to serve that purpose, and the organization partnered with two local curators to totally transform The Belmont and create an immersive experience featuring art of all different mediums. Attendees can expect to see everything from video and live performance to sculpture and photography from both local and international artists, big names and up-and-comers. The unconventional evening exhibition runs from 9pm to 2am, during which attendees will enjoy drinks, a DJ and dancing amongst the array of installations. And for those who want a preview before the main event and a more personal experience with the artists and their work, there’s an intimate dinner reception planned beforehand with a live performance by Austin-based musician Dana Falconberry. “The amount of time and energy we’re investing into this art party is unparalleled.” Hursh says. “It’s a full sensory experience.” ARTBASH will be held at The Belmont on November 7. For more details about the event and to purchase tickets, visit artallianceaustin.org/artbash. S. SUMPTER

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THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN: JONES CENTER

700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: T-Sa 11-7, Su 12-5 thecontemporaryaustin.org BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 471 7324 Hours: Tu– F 10–5, Sa 11–5, Su 1–5 blantonmuseum.org

BULLOCK MUSEUM

1800 Congress Ave. (512) 936 8746 Hours: M–Sa 9–6, Su 12–6 thestoryoftexas.com ELISABET NEY MUSEUM

304 E. 44th St. (512) 458 2255 Hours: W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 ci.austin.tx.us/elisabetney FRENCH LEGATION MUSEUM

802 San Marcos St. (512) 472 8180 Hours: Tu–Su 1–5 frenchlegationmuseum.org

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MUSEUM

1165 Angelina St. (512) 974 4926 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/carver HARRY RANSOM CENTER

300 E. 21st St. (512) 471 8944 Hours: Tu–W 10–5, Th 10–7, F 10–5, Sa–Su 12–5 hrc.utexas.edu LBJ LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

2313 Red River St. (512) 721 0200 Hours: M–Su 9–5 lbjlibrary.org

MEXIC–ARTE MUSEUM

419 Congress Ave. (512) 480 9373 Hours: M–Th 10–6,  F–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 mexic–artemuseum.org O. HENRY MUSEUM

409 E. 5th St. (512) 472 1903 Hours: W–Su 12–5 THE THINKERY

1830 Simond Ave (512) 469 6200 Hours: T-Fri 10-5, Sa-Su 10-6 thinkeryaustin.org UMLAUF SCULPTURE GARDEN & MUSEUM

605 Robert E. Lee Rd. (512) 445 5582 Hours: T-F 10-4, Sa–Su 12–4 umlaufsculpture.org

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Galleries ART AT THE DEN

317 W. 3rd St. (512) 222 3364 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-6, Su 12-5 artattheden.com ART ON 5TH

3005 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 arton5th.com ARTPOST:

THE CENTER FOR CREATIVE EXPRESSION

4704 E. Cesar Chavez St. artpostaustin.com

ARTWORKS GALLERY

1214 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1550 Hours: M–Sa 10–5 artworksaustin.com

AUSTIN GALLERIES

5804 Lookout Mountain Dr. (512) 495 9363 By appt. only austingalleries.com AUSTIN ART GARAGE

2200 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. J (512) 351 5934 Hours: Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 austinartgarage.com AUSTIN ART SPACE GALLERY AND STUDIOS

7739 North Cross Dr., Ste. Q (512) 771 2868 Hours: F–Sa 11–6 austinartspace.com BIG MEDIUM GALLERY AT BOLM

5305 Bolm Rd., #12 (512) 939 6665 Tu-Sa 12-6 bigmedium.org

BIG MEDIUM GALLERY AT CANOPY

916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2 #101 (512) 939 6665 Hours: Tu-Sa 12-6 bigmedium.org CAPITAL FINE ART

1214 W. 6th St. (512) 628 1214 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 capitalfineart.com

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(512) 473 2665 Hours: M-Sa 12–8, Su 12–7 farewellbookstore.com FIRST ACCESS GALLERY

2324 S. Lamar Blvd (512) 428 4782 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-7, Su 12-5 firstaccess.co/gallery FLATBED PRESS

2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 477 9328 Hours: M-F 10-5, Sa 10-3 flatbedpress.com

905 Congress Ave. at Nelsen Partners (512) 300 8217 Hours: W 5:30-8 co-labprojects.org

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GALLERY BLACK LAGOON

702 San Antonio St. (737) 703 5632 Hours: Tu-Su 10-6 gallery702austin.com

613 Allen St. (512) 300 8217 By event and appt only co-labprojects.org

4301-A Guadalupe St. (512) 371 8838 Hours: Sa 1-5 galleryblacklagoon.com

DAVIS GALLERY

GALLERY SHOAL CREEK

837 W. 12th St. (512) 477 4929 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 davisgalleryaustin.com

2832 MLK Jr. Blvd. #3 (512) 454 6671 Hours: Tu–F 11–5, Sa 10–3 galleryshoalcreek.com

DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER

GRAYDUCK GALLERY

1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4000 Hours: M-Th 10-9, F 10-5:30, Sa 10-2 austintexas.gov/department/ dougherty-arts-center EAST SIDE GLASS STUDIO

3401 E. 4th St. (512) 815 2569 Hours: Tu-Sa By appointment only eastsideglassstudio.com FAREWELL BOOKS

913 E. Cesar Chavez St.

2213 E. Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78702 (512) 826 5334 Hours: Th -Sa 11-6, Su 12-5 grayduckgallery.com JULIA C. BUTRIDGE GALLERY

1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4025 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–2 austintexas.gov/department/ doughertygallery LA PEÑA

227 Congress Ave., #300 (512) 477 6007

Hours: M-F 8-5, Sa 8-3 lapena–austin.org LORA REYNOLDS GALLERY

360 Nueces St., #50 (512) 215 4965 Hours: W-Sa 11-6 lorareynolds.com LOTUS GALLERY

1009 W. 6th St., #101 (512) 474 1700 Hours: M–Sa 10-6 lotusasianart.com MASS GALLERY

507 Calles St. (512) 535 4946 Hours: F 5-8, Sa-Su 12-5 massgallery.org MONDO GALLERY

4115 Guadalupe St. (512) 296 2439 Hours: Tu-Sa 12- 6 mondotees.com

PUMP PROJECT ART COMPLEX

702 Shady Ln. (512) 351 8571 pumpproject.org ROI JAMES

3620 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. C (512) 970 3471 By appointment only roijames.com RUSSELL COLLECTION FINE ART

1137 W. 6th St. (512) 478 4440 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–6 russell–collection.com SPACE 12

3121 E. 12th St. (512) 524 7128 T-F 10-5 space12.org

STEPHEN L. CLARK GALLERY

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1101 W. 6th St. (512) 477 0828 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–4 stephenlclarkgallery.com

AGAVE GALLERY

208 E. San Antonio St. (830) 990 1727 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 agavegallery.com

STUDIO 10

1011 West Lynn Hours: Tu–Sa 11–5 (512) 236 1333 studiotenarts.com

ARTISANS AT ROCKY HILL

234 W. Main St. (830) 990 8160 Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30, Su 11-3 artisansatrockyhill.com

TINY PARK GALLERY

1101 Navasota St. #2 (512) 809 3242 Hours: Sa 12-5 and by appt.

FREDERICKSBURG ART GALLERY

314 E. Main St. (830) 990 2707 Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30, Su 12-5 fbartgallery.com

TESTSITE

502 W. 33rd St. (512) 453 3199 By appointment only fluentcollab.org

INSIGHT GALLERY

214 W. Main St. (830) 997 9920 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5:30 insightgallery.com

VISUAL ARTS CENTER

2300 Trinity St. (512) 232 2348 Hours: Tu–F 10–5, Sa 12-5 utvac.org

LARRY JACKSON ANTIQUES & ART GALLERY

WALLY WORKMAN GALLERY

209 S. Llano (830) 997 0073 Hours: M-F 9:30-5, Sa 10-5 larryjacksonantiques.com

1202 W. 6th St. (512) 472 7428 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–5 wallyworkman.com

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1710 Lavaca St. (512) 477 1064 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–5 womenandtheirwork.org YARD DOG

1510 S. Congress Ave. (512) 912 1613 Hours: M–F 11–5, Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 yarddog.com

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230 E. Main St. (830) 992 3234 Hours: M 8-6, W-F 8-6, Sa 8-9, Su 8-5 vaudeville-living.com WHISTLE PIK

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N IG HT MOV E S

A N I N S I D E R ' S G U I D E TO A U S T I N ' S H I D D E N G E M S . BY N ICO L E B ECKL E Y

NIGHT RIDERS

Gear up for Bike Austin's Moonlight Serenade Social Ride. Launched in July, the night ride explores a different area of the city each month. With an aim to attract newbies as well as more seasoned cyclists, the rides are meant to be social, with an easy pace and a route that spans between five and eight miles. During the last week of the month, a group of about 20 will clip on their bike lights and follow the ride leader, wrapping up at a spot for food and drinks. For more information, visit bikeaustin.org

THE BLACKHEART — “There’s really good sound and a cool vibe.”

A LIT TLE NIG HT MUSIC

At 25, singer-songwriter Ariel Abshire already has two albums under her belt, with a third, Unrequited, released just this past September. For the new album she looked to Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright and Patsy Cline for inspiration. “I just wanted to make something that I would want to listen to,” Abshire says. HERE SHE SHARES SOME OF HER FAVORITE VENUES FOR PLAYING AND SEEING LIVE MUSIC.

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BROKEN SPOKE — “I have very fond memories of playing at the Spoke. I think I learned everything that I know there. You have 90-year-old couples that have been going there every week for 50 years, [dancing next to] college kids.” WATERLOO RECORDS —“There’s [always] a really good crowd.” THE MOHAWK — “When I try to interact with people my age, I al-

ways end up at the Mohawk.”

THE WHITE HORSE — “I think that the White Horse does a good job of putting country and Americana out there. [Playing there] is one of my goals.”

For more information, visit arielabshire.com

IL LUS TR ATIONS BY A SH L E Y HOR SL E Y | PHOTO COU RTE SY OF B IKE AUS TIN


GO B B L E AND GR AIN

With Thanksgiving nearing, a few local brew masters share their selections for perfect pairings for the big meal. Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.: Road Trip, paired with the traditional turkey “The spicy, peppery notes of the Saison, which come from its yeast profile, help liven up the flavors of the turkey. And unlike a wellcooked turkey, the beer finishes extra dry on the palate, so it won't wear you out before you get to second helpings.” Adelbert’s: Naked Nun, paired with cranberry sauce “The citrus and coriander notes in Naked Nun compliment the tartness of the cranberries and balance with the sweeter notes of the sauce.” Hops & Grain: A Pale Mosaic, paired with cheesy potato casserole “The cheesiness of the dish is a perfect backbone for layering notes of grapefruit pith, blueberries and an earthy dankness that comes from the beer. It’s rich, satisfying and delectable.” Adelbert’s: Flyin’ Monks, paired with pecan pie “Aged on rum-soaked oak cubes, this ale presents a rich complexity

RIDDLE ME THIS

Where can you travel to another realm without leaving a single location?

of sweet oak and warming rum notes which balance well with the

The answer is at one of Austin’s escape rooms. Groups enter a room and

spices in the pie.”

the doors are locked, with a timer set for one hour. The group’s challenge

For more information, visit theabgb.com, adelbertsbeer.com, and hopsandgrain.com

is to solve a series of puzzles that will help lead to their release. While it might not sound like a typical Saturday night, the growing scene has led to a boom over the past year, with Puzzle Room Austin, Austin Panic Room, and Lockdown Austin all offering the escape room experience. “I can’t think of another example of something that challenges you mentally and that you can do with friends and enjoy a social experience at the same time,” explains Karen Kuhn, general manager of Lockdown Austin. “It’s a really wide variety of people,” Kuhn says. The newest escape room, which opened August 31, Lockdown Austin sees corporate teambuilding groups, friends, families and tourists alike all trying to take on the challenge — and open the door. For more information, visit lockdownaustin.com, austinpanicroom.com, and puzzleroomaustin.com

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December 6, 2015 I Hilton Austin

It’s time again for our Austin celebrity dancers to take the dance floor! 5 201 Y UR LU X FFLE ! RA CA R

Don’t forget to purchase your raffle ticket for a chance to win a new Lexus!

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ONE OF AUSTIN’S MOST FAMOUS FOODIES, DEANA SAUKAM, SHARES HER CAN’T-MISS SPOTS IN ENGLAND’S CAPITAL CITY.

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IF THERE ARE TWO THINGS DEANA SAUKAM KNOWS, it’s travel and food. Having made a name for herself as a partner in the qui and East Side King empires, Saukam has spent the past few years traveling and dining at some of the best restaurants in the world. (And gaining an impressive Instagram following in the process.) Now, Saukam is about to embark on the next phase of her career. With two books underway and a reality television series about her life in the works, Austin’s golden gal is ready to go global. In between trips to Paris and Portland, Saukam landed in London to join Austin photographer Knoxy Knox on an epic culinary adventure. Fortunately for us, they let TRIBEZA tag along.

HOW TO GET THERE

British Airways | Nonstop routes available daily British Airways flies a daily, direct route between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and London’s Heathrow Airport. Since its launch in 2013, the route’s popularity has soared. Due to an increase in demand, the airline announced that beginning February 2016, it will be servicing passengers using the luxe Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

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WHERE TO STAY

The Hoxton Shoreditch: 81 Great Eastern Street London EC2A 3HU

Deana Saukam (@faimfatale) has amassed almost 17,000 Instagram followers, most of whom log on to see drool-worthy dishes from her travels. Here, she shares some of her favorite posts from London. Beigel Bake was recommended to

Holborn: 199 - 206 High Holborn London WC1V 7BD

me by my friend Mark Rosati, the

Whether you want to stay in the heart of London or in the hip East

who told me this is an institution

End, The Hoxton has you covered with locations in both Holborn and Shoreditch. Explains Deana, “It’s super hip and has great service,” ex-

culinary director for Shake Shack, in Shoreditch. Beigel Bake is open 24 hours and they are famous for their salt beef bagel.

plains Deana, who chose to stay in The Hoxton Shoreditch for its proximity to new restaurants and walkability to the rest of London. To start the morning, Deana suggests grabbing a bag of the hotel’s complimentary granola and a spot in the lobby. With its cozy exposed brick and deep-seated leather furniture, the room may encourage more napping than touring, but Deana says to resist the urge. “There is mega people watching … Shoreditch is so happening.”

N T H E H OX TO

The Hoxton Shoreditch and Holborn both frequently play host to exhibits by local artists.

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SKETCH

British artist David Shrig-

SKETCH

ley created hundreds of

9 Conduit Street | London W1S 2XG

drawings for the Gallery.

This may not be your traditional English cuppa, but the afternoon tea service at Sketch is not to be missed. Begin in The Gallery, a luxurious pink room featuring an installation of more than 200 drawings by British artist David Shrigley. (His delightfully absurd ceramics also appear on the tables.) The room, which was created by interior designer India Mahdavi, features plush banquettes, tiled floors and a backlit bar that offers specialty cocktails like the Benoit Bulleit (a take on an Old Fashioned) and the Far From Vanilla (a vanilla gin-based cocktail.) The design pays homage to the building’s storied history; it previously housed Christian Dior’s London-based atelier and also served as the headquarters of the Royal Society of British Architects in the early 20th Century. For tea service, enjoy an assortment of homemade finger sandwiches, scones served with clotted cream and jam, pastries and tea (£41). Deana suggests opting for the decadent Champagne Afternoon Tea (£ 54-65), which includes a magnum of Champagne. The treats, made in house by Chef Pierre Gagnaire were so delightful, says Deana, that she ordered a second round for the table. “We re-upped on the treats,” she laughs.

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Duck & Waffle is located at the top of the Heron Tower (on the 40th floor) in the center of London. It is an incredibly beautiful space with amazing 360 degree views of the city. The food is inspired by British and European influences and the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.

The Champagne Afternoon Tea comes with three options: Pommery Brut Silver; MoussĂŠ Fils RosĂŠ; or Ruinart Blanc de Blancs.

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THE SHRUB & SHUT TER

THE SHRUB & SHUTTER 336 Coldharbour Lane | London SW9 8QH

Though it’s barely been open for a year, The Shrub & Shutter has quickly built a reputation as one of the best craft cocktail bars in Europe. (The U.K.’s Condé Nast Traveller recently gave the bar a prestigious Gold Standard 2015 award.) If you’re staying in Central or East London, the trip to Shrub & Shutter’s Brixton neighborhood may seem like a bit of a hike. But, says Deana, it’s well worth it. “They are known for their innovative cocktails,” she explains, “[working with] things like

Deana ordered a “Goodfellas,”

Vegemite bitters.”

a vodka-based cocktail garnished with basil, mozzarella

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and bacon.


Deana suggests spending a little more for a hotel in Central London. It’s the best way to find the city’s hidden gems.

TS LO N D O N M A R K E DEANA SUGGESTS THESE FIVE MARKETS FOR COOL FINDS AND DELICIOUS EATS

KERB

Stable Street, King’s Cross London N1C 4AA

DINERAMA

19 Great Eastern Street London EC2A 3EJ

POP BRIXTON

49 Brixton Station Road London SW9 8PQ

BOROUGH MARKET 8 Southwark Street London SE1 1TL

DALSTON YARD Hartwell Street London E8 3DU


Deana says the whole salted fish was one of the best meals she ate.

OP-UP SOM SAA P

Climpson’s Arch plays host to a revolving series of pop-up and “pocket restaurants.”


St. JOHN is iconic. Chef Fergus Henderson opened the restaurant on St. John Street in Smithfield in 1994 with Trevor Gulliver and Jon Spiteri. Henderson led the way in “nose to tail eating” focusing on offal cuts of meat and revitalizing meaty, traditional British food.

SOM SAA POP-UP AT CLIMPSON’S ARCH HACKNEY 374 Helmsley Place | London E8 3SB

Culinary pop-ups and “pocket restaurants” are all the rage in London, but Climpson’s Arch in Hackney is home to one of the most lauded: Som Saa. What was supposed to be a “winter residency” has stretched on for more than a year and a half. Som Saa serves some of the most celebrated Thai cuisine in Europe, garnering rave reviews from diners and critics alike. “This is super authentic Thai,” says photographer Knoxy Knox. Though Som Saa will end its residency this fall, the owners recently announced they had raised over £700,000 for a brick-and-mortar restaurant, giving everyone a chance to try Chef Andy Oliver’s nam dtok pla thort (Thai deep fried sea bass with Isaan herbs and roasted rice powder) or gai yaang (grilled chicken leg with jaew dipping sauce). Climpson’s Arch, which is part of the locally-owned Climpson’s and Sons coffee roasters, will likely host another pocket restaurant after Som Saa makes its departure, so check climpsonsarch.com for more information. And if you’re the mood for locally-roasted coffee (which, let’s face it, what Austinite would pass up a good cup of joe?), walk over to the Climpson & Sons cafe. In addition to coffee, the restaurant also offers a breakfast and lunch menu featuring locally-sourced dishes. tribeza.com NOVEMBER 2015

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In addition to cocktails, last Tuesday Society hosts unusual classes like taxidermy 101.

A bitters-heavy Old Fashioned helps aid digestion after a day’s worth of delicious meals.

THE LAST TUESDAY SOCIETY 11 Mare Street | London E8 4RP

After a decadent dinner, Deana suggests unwinding at The Last Tuesday Society, a part cocktail lounge, part curiousity shop. Order an Old Fashioned (the bitters aids in digestion) and head downstairs to take in such oddities as taxidermied sea creatures and eerily lifelike mannequins. The most disturbing piece in the collection? “An actual human skeleton in a coffin,” says Deana. In addition to craft cocktails, The Last Tuesday Society hosts special events like cocktail making classes, movie nights and, naturally, taxidermy lectures.

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SHAPES

117 Wallis Road | London E9 5LN Austin may have her honky-tonks, but when it comes to grime music, London is the capital of cool. Grime music, which began as a musical subgenre with roots in electronica, hip hop and garage in the early aughts, has grown exponentially over the past 15 years. One of the best places to experience this grime is Shapes, an event space housed in a warehouse on the banks of the Thames River. Though the lineup changes daily (check the Shapes Facebook page for the most up-to-date listings), Deana says the hip hop battle she caught was one the highlights of her trip.

Barrafina is a can’t-miss in London. They serve modern Spanish tapas with fresh and simple meat and seafood dishes. They do not accept reservations so get there early (or really late) and be prepared to wait in line for a seat. Deana fell in love with their crab bun, so make sure to order that.

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MEET THREE AUSTIN I N D U S T RY CO U P L E S JUGGLING BAR HOURS W I T H E A R LY B E D T I M E S

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Catherine Weisnewski and Fidel Campbell met four years ago working at Weather Up on East Cesar Chavez Street. Here, they hang behind the bar with their six-month-old daughter, Lucy.

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Campbell, who honed his craft cocktail skills under Weisnewski’s direction as her bar-back, makes one of her favorite drinks: a Manhattan.

For most of us, starting a family

means our nights of closing down the bar have come to an end. But for parents who work in the city’s burgeoning nightlife industry, late hours are part of the job. As Austin grows up, so too does our service industry — and the people who work in it. From downtown to West Sixth to the east side, these three families share the realities of raising a family while serving a nocturnal city.

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Catherine Weisnewski & Fidel Campbell

Those early days spent working as a team is

These days, Weisnewski and Campbell rarely

what gave the couple the confidence to embark

work behind the bar together anymore, instead

on a much bigger project: starting a family. “We

alternating shifts and doing a lot of “baby hand-

already knew we worked really well together. Our

offs.” But it’s clear that the initial chemistry

personalities complimented each other in that I

and communication is still there. On any given

take things really seriously and am very detail

night, it’s common to find Campbell working

oriented and he snaps me out of it, and makes

a bar manager shift (“I’m technically her boss

Catherine Weisnewski and Fidel Campbell have

me laugh,” explains Weisnewski, who, after leav-

now,” he laughs), while Weisnewski hangs inside

known they work well together under pressure

ing Weather Up and the industry three years ago

with Lucy. The baby is clearly one of the gang,

together for a long time now. Well before their

to work as a teacher, is once again taking shifts at

constantly cooed at by regulars and scooped up

six-month-old Lucy Weisnewski was born, the

the bar. “There’s so much more flexibility in the

by staff for “rides around the bar.” Weather Up

pair was practicing multi-tasking together. “He

schedule [of an industry job],” explains Weisne-

has played host to Lucy’s baby shower, and her

was my bar-back,” says Weisnewski, who moved

wski, “And especially here, they were like ‘What

six month birthday party last month. And a few

to Austin four years ago from New York City to

do you need, how can we help you?’ [There are]

weeks ago, crouching on all fours and with a

open Weather Up Austin as the lead bartender.

not very many jobs where you can be like ‘I can

very serious look of intent on her face, Lucy took

“We met [at Weather Up] on the first night,”

only work two days a week’ and they’re going to

her very first crawling steps in one of the bar’s

says Weisnewski, “I was living with [Weather

make that happen for you.”

booths. “Yeah, Weisnewski says happily, “she’s

WEATHER UP AUSTIN

Up owner] Kathryn Weatherup at the time, and I went home and I was telling her how great a

Sporting a onesie knit for her by her “Nana,” Lucy practices her crawling

worker Fidel is, I was like, ‘Dude, he’s great, he’s

skills on the Weather Up patio. The

one of the best bar-backs I’ve ever had. I can

bar is not only where her parents

already tell he’s going to be amazing.’ And she’s like, ‘Yeah but he’s in love with you.’ And I said

gonna grow up here.”

shared their first kiss, but also where she crawled for the first time.

that’s hilarious, like that will ever happen.” And at first, it looked like it wouldn’t. “She was extremely rude,” says Campbell. Weisnewski confirms: “I was really mean to him. I totally fit all the New Yorker coming down here to Austin with attitude stereotypes.” But Campbell wasn’t discouraged. “I thought she was cute, and that she needed a friend,” he says. He kept working hard to make sure her bar was stocked and her juices and syrups were prepped, and she started requesting that all her shifts were with the hardworking Campbell. “It just evolved from there,” she says. “We worked a lot of shifts just the two of us from open to close, and we just became really close. We had so much fun together.” tribeza.com NOVEMBER 2015

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Ashley & Sean Fric

J. BLACK’S FEEL GOOD KITCHEN & LOUNGE + THE GOLDEN GOOSE

Sean and Ashley Fric began working together

and Champagne. “It was cool, and thoughtful,

on the very first night they met. At an art gal-

and then all of a sudden I was celebrating Valen-

lery event for non-profit Catalyst 8, Ashley had

tine’s Day,” she recalls. “That was probably when

signed up to work registration. “I was young and

I started dating him.”

just trying to figure out how to network in Aus-

Nine years later, and the pair are still working

tin, so I was going to all these random groups

together in hospitality. In addition to the West

and happy hours,” says Ashley.

Sixth J. BLACK’s and the J. BLACK’s Hous-

Meanwhile, Sean, who was a co-founder of the non-profit, was working the bar at the event. “I did think it was really cool that he was working the bar because a lot of people think

ton location, Sean, with business partner Jason Steward, recently opened the Golden Goose, a new dive bar in the former Horseshoe Lounge on South First Street.

that’s beneath them,” Ashley remembers, “But I

The couple is also working together to raise

mean, I wasn’t charmed. He thought he was re-

their two-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. Sean says

ally charming. I thought [he was] old,” she jokes.

the determined but relaxed attitude he brought to

At the time, Sean, 10 years Ashley’s senior,

opening up a bar with Ashley is how he approached

was working with a business partner to open

starting a family with her. “I haven’t done this be-

up J. BLACK’s Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge

fore,” he remembers feeling about opening up the

on West Sixth Street. When it opened in 2007,

first J. BLACK’s, “but, we’ll figure it out. As long as

West Sixth was hardly the entertainment dis-

you try hard enough, whatever it takes, we’ll figure

trict that it is now. “Key Bar was down there,

it out, and it’ll be fine.”

and Star Bar, and the old Molotov, and that was about it,” says Ashley.

“We consciously made the decision to have a kid knowing that we worked in this industry. But

Looking for a change from her 9-to-5 job with

I don’t think I realized how much I worked be-

the state, Ashley took a risk and joined the J.

fore,” says Ashley, who no longer puts in the 12-15

BLACK’s team as events manager. “She was our

hour days she used to, instead choosing to tran-

first hire,” Sean chuckles. “We weren’t dating

sition into more of a daytime operations manger

when he hired me!” Ashley interrupts. “And I

role once Elizabeth was born. “Now we have to

don’t recommend people date people they work

balance our schedules where we keep Elizabeth

with. I think it’s a bad idea. It works for us, it still

on a normal schedule. She doesn’t work a night-

obviously works, but it definitely comes with a

life schedule,” Ashley laughs.

unique set of challenges and it has to be a unique relationship to work.”

That’s not to say Elizabeth doesn’t make the occasional bar visit during the day. “We’re fine

As the two started working together on open-

with babies coming into J. BLACK’s,” says Ashley.

ing the restaurant, an all-hands-on-deck, seven

“It’s the 18-year-old kids we’re worried about!”

days a week process that involved “a lot of sweat

For Derby Day, Ashley brought Elizabeth in to

equity love,” Sean’s charm began to work on Ash-

watch the horse races, dressed up in a hat and

ley. “I don’t think I even realized it was happen-

dress. She even made an appearance at open-

work,” in pink Converse

ing,” says Ashley, who remembers that first year

ing day of the Golden Goose, although about 30

Chucks, a tutu and a shirt

telling Sean she wasn’t celebrating Valentine’s

minutes in, “I was I was like, ‘Okay we gotta go,’”

that says, “Dream big,

Day, only to have him show up at her house with

Ashley laughs, “’You’re making people feel bad

food from Cipollina (one of her favorite spots),

about getting drunk.’”

Elizabeth dressed herself for a mid-morning hang at “Mommy and Daddy’s

little one.”

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“I HAVEN’T DONE THIS BEFORE,” SEAN FRIC REMEMBERS FEELING ABOUT OPENING UP THE FIRST J. BLACK’S, “BUT, WE’LL FIGURE IT OUT. AS LONG AS YOU TRY HARD ENOUGH, WHATEVER IT TAKES, WE’LL FIGURE IT OUT, AND IT’LL BE FINE.”

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For Boudreaux and Wyeth, breakfast, not dinner, is their family meal together. The table often includes treats like macaroons or muffins freshly baked by Wyeth, a pastry chef.

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“It’s really cool to be able to push through it,” says Boudreaux of juggling their long days and sometimes opposite schedules. “Caitlin does all her baking and I work a

Caitlin Wyeth & Josh Boudreaux

year later, after Wyeth and her boy-

WYETH PÂTISSERIE +

cally waiting for their 10-month-old

LA CORSHA HOSPITALITY GROUP

daughter, Lila Pearl, to drop a treat

friend split, a couple.

lot of days in a row, and Lila’s just laughing and cracking up and dancing.”

Today, Stella, the Boston terrier, is Boudreaux’s dog, too, and can often be found in the kitchen of their Highland neighborhood home, optimisti-

off of her highchair. The Boudreaux-Wyeth’s family time happens in the morning, before Boudreaux heads into Second Had it not been for a tipsy family friend, things

Bar + Kitchen around 4pm to man-

between Josh Boudreaux and Caitlin Wyeth

age the front of the house. (Soon, he’ll

might never have been set into motion. Five years

be heading over to the soon-to-open

ago, Wyeth, who worked her way through pastry

Boiler Nine Bar + Grill, La Corsha

school as a cocktail waitress at Bar Congress,

Hospitality Group’s new venture in the

was serving Boudreaux, his mom and the afore-

Seaholm Power Plant, as general man-

mentioned family friend. “[The friend] came up

ager.) Wyeth works at night, too. On

to me and was like, ‘He thinks you’re the most

Fridays she picks up shifts next door

beautiful thing he’s ever seen, and he’ll never hit

to Boudreaux at Bar Congress, and

on you because he thinks you’re the worst if you

during the week she bakes for her own business,

ditional job isn’t something either of them feels

hit on people when you’re working,’” remembers

Wyeth Pâtisserie, from her home kitchen once

compelled to do. Says Boudreaux, “I’ve worked

Wyeth. “And I was like, ‘Well, he’s right, and oh,

Lila goes to bed. When Boiler Nine opens, she’ll be

9- to- 5 jobs — years ago — and now I’m like, ‘I

he’s totally cute but I have a boyfriend.’”

baking macaroons for the three-restaurant concept

couldn’t do that.’ Right now, this is what I actu-

and helping train the new cocktail waitress hires.

ally love to do, I actually love to go to work and

And that might have been that, had they not kept running into each other. “I saw her around

Juggling their non-traditional schedules can

get to meet so many different people.” “Maybe

town a couple times, which was weird,” says Bou-

certainly be a challenge, says Boudreaux. “Trying to

sometimes people freak out, like, ‘Oh my god —

dreaux. One day as he was leaving Castle Hill Fit-

work these late hours and then coming home late

I’m having a kid, I need to get a quote real job,’”

ness he saw a Boston Terrier puppy waiting outside

at night and trying to wake up early to hang out

Wyeth muses. But for Boudreaux and Wyeth, this

of the Einstein Bros. Bagels next door. “So I’m

with Lila, and then [Caitlin] has to do her baking

set up is working out just fine, even if sometimes

petting it and messing with it, and Caitlin walks

work … you got to have a lot of communication as

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out and I’m like, ‘Oh, what’s up?’ says Boudreaux.

far as how to balance [everything] when you both

telling [Caitlin] yesterday how we went to get

Wyeth chimes in, “He didn’t know it was my dog!”

work in the industry.” The flip side of that, though,

some lunch, and I’m tired from working the night

After a few more chance meetings and some

is that they can both wake up and spend the day

before and I have to go to work again and I’m just

purposeful ones ­— “You totally started coming

with her before work. “We probably get more time

sitting there, eating my food and I look over and

and sitting at the Second Bar + Kitchen bar,”

together than a traditional [9-to-5] couple would

Lila’s just sitting in the chair swinging her arms,

Wyeth teases Boudreaux, to which he retorts,

get as a family,” says Wyeth.

looking at me and it’s just like, ‘Wow — I made

“One time!” — the two became friends, and a

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IN A CITY FAMOUS FOR ITS FESTIVALS, only one brings

together rock and hip hop, comedy, extreme sports, and a giant taco cannon for an annual extravaganza on the shores of Lady Bird Lake. Named after a 1982 song by Austin band Big Boys, Fun Fun Fun Fest is the brainchild of legendary promoter Graham Williams and The Mohawk owner James Moody. For ten years, the festival has built a reputation on being, well, the most fun festival in Austin. Since its inception in 2006, FFF has morphed from a one-day, single stage event at Waterloo Park to a three-day, multi-stage festival at Auditorium Shores that employs hundreds and relies on thousands more to make it a success. Its founders have gone on to create one of the most powerful event companies in Texas (Transmission Events) and a sought-after creative and marketing firm (Guerilla Suit). Despite its devout fanbase and reputation for creating epic musical moments (RUN D.M.C.’s reunion in 2012; Glenn Danzig’s infamous meltdown in 2011, just to name a few), FFF faces an uncertain future. Faced with an ever-changing festival landscape and battles with the City of Austin over space and permitting, the festival’s founders say they aren’t sure what the future holds. In honor of its 10-year anniversary, we sat down with the FFF team to pay homage to the festival that brought us, among so many things, the Jambulance (a Van Halen-themed ambulance) and a FFF logo made entirely of Luden’s Throat Drops. It’s a team comprised, mostly, of people who grew up in Austin, met in high school as fellow “music nerds” and have since gone on to become some of the most powerful people in Austin’s music scene. We sat down with Graham Williams, James Moody, Ian Orth, Bobby Garza, Bianca Flores, Max Gregor, Neil Maris, Antonio Bond and Alison Narro to discuss their favorite memories, the inspiration behind some of the festival’s famous ideas and all those little moments that BY KATI E FR I E L

draw 20,000 people together for a weekend of fun.

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GHANA , G R EG G I A NNUKOS, R EAG A N H AC KL EMA N ,

FEST PHOTOGRAPHERS TO SHARE THEIR FAVORITE

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PHOTOS AND MEMORIES FROM THE PAST DECADE.

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“To me, this photo of Jello Biafra perfectly sums up Fun Fun Fun Fest.

REAGAN HACKLEMAN

The fans and their reactions to the music make it one of the best festivals for photographers.”

1994-2006

tween McCallum and Austin High [School] there

Graham Williams, Ian Orth and Antonio Bond grew

was this era of “everyone is friends with everyone.”

up in Austin and met when Williams and Bond were

All the punk rock kids [were] hanging out with the

attending Austin High School and Orth was attend-

hip hop kids who [were] hanging out with the skate-

ing McCallum High School. By 16, Williams was al-

board kids who hung out with the weird goths.

IAN ORTH

ready growing a reputation for curating shows and festivals with compelling musical lineups.

By the late 1990s, Orth is attending college on the East Coast and Williams is hired to do security at the

IAN ORTH (Creative Events and Brand Manager

original Emo’s on East Sixth and Red River streets.

at Transmission Events; DJ and musician): Gra-

Within a year he is the venue’s full time booker. Bond

ham and I basically grew up together. The way

joins him at Emo’s a few years later as a bartender.

that Graham and I met … I was at Sound Exchange listening to some records. Graham came

ANTONIO BOND: At Emo’s [Williams] was still

up to me and said, “If you like this band than you

just putting together magic. He’s like an artist

should check out this band and this band and

putting things together.

this band.” He had a flier with him and he said, “I am putting on this show — you should totally

2006

come out.” I was like, “I don’t know who you are

In 2006, James Moody opens The Mohawk just a few

dude, but I’ll totally go.” When I met Graham, I

blocks north of Emo’s at 10th and Red River streets.

was like 14, and being invited to this show was a total game changer.

GRAHAM WILLIAMS (co-founder of Fun Fun

Fun Fest; partner in Transmission EntertainANTONIO BOND (Driver for FFF; owner

ment): I was at my wife, [Audrie San Miguel]’s

Transplants Floral Design): What I loved about

store, Prototype Vintage, and [Moody] was there

[Williams’ shows] was there would be all walks

buying something. I overheard Moody talking to

music: hardcore, ska, pop punk, crust punk.

the guy working the cash register. I remember he had a Bad Religion shirt on, and [Moody] was

IAN ORTH: This was ‘93, ‘94 and at the time, be-

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telling him he was opening a club at the old Cau-

ANTONIO BOND


cus Club. And I thought, “This guy is gonna lose money because that location is jinxed.” JAMES MOODY (co-founder of Fun Fun Fun

Fest; partner in Guerilla Suit; owner of The Mohawk): Especially [wearing] that shirt. GRAHAM WILLIAMS: (Laughs) Yeah. Every-

one thought for sure that that place was just cursed. Every year it opened and closed. Obviously, [The Mohawk] took off and became a super successful venue. In the fall of 2006, Williams and Antonio Bond drive a van to Detroit to pick up some pieces for Prototype Vintage when Williams tells Bond about his idea for Fun Fun Fun Fest. ANTONIO BOND: I had a kidney transplant

two years before, and had just started recovering. I was bartending, maybe working three days a week, a part time thing, and doing odd jobs for the Williams family, working at Prototype with Audrie, driving around with Graham… We were driving from Chicago to Detroit to pick up furniture and

ANTONIO BOND: [Graham said,] “I’m going to

Graham said, “I think we’re going to do a big day.

need a driver.” And I love to drive... I said, “for

All these bands wants to play at the same time.”

you? Oh buddy, of course.”

GRAHAM WILLIAMS: I want to say like 10 or so

The first FFF takes place at Waterloo Park on Fri-

artists just happened to be touring through the

day, December 1, 2006. In addition to headliners

first week in December and needed a show... It

like Spoon, Circle Jerks, and Peaches, FFF adds

was sort of an accident, but it was sort of a dream,

local bands like The Black Angels and The Octopus

too. I [thought] it would great to put something

Project to the bill.

together for the fans, for the people in the scene, music die-hards, record store geeks, those type of

IAN ORTH: There’s never been a small scale fes-

people who really want to see a lineup of bands

tival like this that catered to this area of Austini-

that falls more into their record collection.

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After the inaugural FFF, Williams decides to leave Emo’s. He and Moody meet at Lamberts to discuss the idea that would eventually grow into Transmission Entertainment, an event production company that books shows every year in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. JAMES MOODY: [Before I met Graham], I was

an Emo’s regular. I went to over half the shows Graham booked without knowing Graham. So I had already liked what was going on in the scene. But I’m an entrepreneur, business kind of guy and was recognizing that a lot of the scene wasn’t being serviced as much as it could. GRAHAM WILLIAMS: And I had been traveling

because of Fun Fest and ... I’d look at other [cities] versions of the Chronicle and notice there was one group doing all the best shows. Like in LA, Golden Boys does all the cool shows. In New York, Bowery SXSW is even bigger than that. In 2006, you really

trying to figure everything out. No one knew how

didn’t have anything like that... You could feel that it

to run a festival at that point. Whoever we had

was the beginning of a new trajectory for the city.

for security behind the stage was awful. Or non-

JAMES MOODY: So we met at Lamberts not know-

existent, they may have just not been there.

ing Graham was a vegetarian. And just started talking

JAMES MOODY: There wasn’t anyone at the

Presents does all the cool shows.

about shows. I think he had been in one place for long

time who [cared] about The Octopus Project or

JAMES MOODY: God, we gave away all the booze

enough to where, I don’t want to speak for you, it felt

Black Angels, discovery bands, the nerdy side of

backstage. And the fences were falling down.

like he was done with that part of his life.

version of Red River. It’s everything that we do

MAX GREGOR: The fence, right behind the

GRAHAM WILLIAMS: I still loved Emo’s. It was

on Red River, amplified.

[stage] there was a little gap. That’s where all the

a big part of my life. I mean I helped build it into this

bands were keeping their gear — right within eye-

pretty cool place. But you’ve been anywhere for almost a decade it starts to feel a little less interesting.

things… [The festival] was a very exaggerated

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IAN ORTH: I DJ’d the very first year. When I got

shot of the street. Quintron and Miss Pussycat [were

on stage and looked out and saw the entire tent

on the bill and] all of their gear got stolen. And they

was full with about 2,000 kids, my first thought

were so pissed off and I was so bummed out and so

was, “Who are all these people?”

upset. I remember thinking, “I’ve let everyone down!”

MAX GREGOR (Production Director at Trans-

GRAHAM WILLIAMS: The first few years were

mission Events; musician): Everybody was just

messy. Let’s just say that.

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2007-2010 Over the next four years, both Transmission and FFF continue to grow. Transmission Entertainment is quickly becoming a major player in the Austin nightlife scene booking for such venues as ACL


Live at the Moody Theater. Meanwhile, FFF is gain-

being able to watch the shows. It was very chill.

ing a reputation as a destination festival thanks to

Then year two came along and ... it was com-

its well-curated lineups.

pletely different. [One year], I clocked how many

GRAHAM WILLIAMS: The next year, [Fun Fun

Fun Fest] became two days: Saturday and Sunday. JAMES MOODY: Then two and half days. GRAHAM WILLIAMS: And then three days. And

then we added a fourth stage: the comedy. ANTONIO BOND: I just remember the first year

miles I drove in three days. It was the equivalent of driving from Austin to Phoenix going in a lap – airport, hotel, venue, airport, hotel, venue. BOBBY GARZA (General Manager at Trans-

mission Events): FFF at Waterloo — it was very small and intimate. It felt like your best friend’s gigantic party kind of thing. And everybody sort of latched on to that vibe that was in the air.

BOBBY GARZA

DAVE MEAD “As a veteran photographer of the music fest circuit, I’ve been fortunate to witness and document some pretty wonderful moments. Fun Fun Fun Fest has always been a favorite festival of mine. The lineup is diverse, the fans are diverse and the festival hasn’t strayed from its freewheeling roots. After ten years, it still feels fresh. It’s important

Jack Black of Tenacious D, exiting the Jambulance, backstage at Auditorium Shores.

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IAN ORTH: Growing up here, I remember going

for everything. It was the coolest and craziest

ky, and started using his [brand] identity, which is

to this street festival called “Safari.” it was put on by

thing I’ve ever been to because of all the different

when I think the application of a genre-based stag-

the Zilker Nature Preserve in the ‘80s and early ‘90s.

stages and seeing so many acts that are now re-

ing system that was color-coded [began].

Fun Fest is worlds away from Safari, but in my mind it

ally big. I saw Neon Indian and Vega that year and

was the most Austin thing ever. The way Safari made

I remember like falling in love with Neon Indian’s

As FFF’s popularity grows, so to does the lineup.

me feel as a kid, is [how] Fun Fest makes me feel.

music. At the time, I was only listening to the ra-

It’s no longer just a music festival, but includes a

It made me realize Austin is a unique place and a

dio and I really love the Jonas Brothers, to this day.

dynamic comedy lineup as well as skateboarding,

city that is like no other city. It felt like community and

So it was crazy… Fun Fest was what started it all.

BMXing and wrestling, among other things.

family and everyone doing stuff together.

And the next year during South By, I volunteered for a badge. I remember being in line for a show

JAMES MOODY: There was no strategy meet-

BIANCA FLORES (Marketing Manager at Trans-

and just saw all these people exchanging cards and

ing — nothing like that. All this stuff accidental-

mission Events): [In 2009], I went to the festi-

I was like, “If these bozos can do it, I can do it too!”

ly or organically happened because — even like the comedy stuff — it just started to happen. [In

val by myself. I went like a stereotypical festival goer; I had my backpack on, my comfortable

JAMES MOODY: It started to take on a personality,

2010], we just had a skate ramp put in front of

shoes, my camera. And I was like in the front row

which was cool… We found a friend, Bryan Keples-

the Black Stage. Some guys wanted to do it … just

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so they could ride their skateboards while listening to Suicidal Tendencies. GRAHAM WILLIAMS: [They asked], “Can we

bring our ramp so we can all skate?” We were like, “Well that would look cool to have a ramp there!” JAMES MOODY: So they brought their own stuff

and we were like, “Cool, just don’t hurt yourself.” GRAHAM WILLIAMS: [The sports lineup of the

festival] grew and grew and grew. We started getting sponsors and big skaters and BMX folks from other cities and pros that wanted to be involved. But that was totally by accident as well.

2011-2014 In 2011, FFF moves from Waterloo Park to Auditorium Shores. Also around this time, FFF begins to get a reputation for staging fun — and sometimes utterly ridiculous — stunts both during the three day event and in the months leading up to it. GRAHAM WILLIAMS: It was just such a crazy

idea to have Henry Rollins [marry] this couple. [They] didn’t even know [they were] going to get married on stage by the guy they worship. And he did an amazing job. He actually wrote this amazing speech on an iPad, read it to them. They had the band they loved play the wedding song. JAMES MOODY: Sexy Sax Man played the wed-

ding song. GRAHAM WILLIAMS: Yeah he jammed with them. JAMES MOODY: And then there was the Shred

Sled, which is just a hilarious metal band being

pulling the plug on his set. His behavior is covered in outlets across the nation. ANTONIO BOND: As soon as I pick him up,

he has the most insane fake cough. He was like, “They’re going to have move this inside. I’m not going to play.” So I called Moody and I was like, “We gotta problem.” Among Danzig’s demands is a Wendy’s chicken sandwich, French onion soup from the Four Seasons, an

pulled around by a golf cart.

on-site doctor and space heaters on stage. Finally,

That year, Glenn Danzig, former frontman for The

takes the stage only to have festival organizers end his

Misfits, has an epic meltdown that results in FFF

set after a few songs (and a of lot ranting).

45 minutes after his start time, Danzig begrudgingly

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GREG GIANNUKOS “ TO ME, FFF IS SEEING BANDS ON THE BLACK STAGE AND EATING TACOS FOR EVERY MEAL OF THE DAY.”

ANTONIO BOND: [Moody] was like, “We’re not

getting a ticket from this.” And pulled the plug. Meanwhile, another celebrity has Austin buzzing.

Transmission’s Bianca

Bianca Flores (who has managed to go from a fan

Flores backstage with

in the front row to a paid intern running Transmis-

Ginuwine in 2014.

sion’s street team) overhears that director Terrence Malick has asked for permission to film a movie he’s making with actors Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara at Fun Fun Fun Fest. BIANCA FLORES: In 2011, I was overseeing

street team and interns and volunteers for the festival and special events … I told them, I was like, “Hey, just heads up, you might see celebrities or artists that you love. Just keep it chill. Be professional.” Out of all people to freak out, I

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everything from the entryway is going to be a huge

run in and I say, “Hi, I’m Antonio!” and the first

slide that you have to crawl up a ladder and slide in

thing Ice T says to me is: “What’s up, baby?”

to get into the festival to the taco cannon. The next year, 2014, is arguably the festival’s most amNEIL MARIS (Director of Production at Trans-

bitious with multiple headliners and 20,000 attend-

mission Events): I was a [production] intern

ees. It gets off to a rough start when people spend

that first year of the taco cannon. It showed up,

hours to get into Auditorium Shores. Photos of the

I was working at Whole Earth cause I was still

line, which quickly spread thanks to social media,

an intern. So [Williams and Moody] called and

show the line to pick up tickets that extends around

said, “The taco cannon is here.” And I said, “Uh,

the park and over the South 1st Street Bridge.

okay.” And they were like, “You need come figure it out.” … We had to figure out how to transport

IAN ORTH: I think because our team is so small,

it — it’s not the lightest thing — and then how to

everyone feels really invested in it. All the highs

wrap the tacos, how to shoot it properly.

are really high and all the lows are low. And everyone on the team feels it. And everyone on the

Ice T spins wife,

JAMES MOODY: Well, I mean it’s dumb, but we [got]

team talks about… we all have our pat-ourselves-

more press over taco cannon than we [did] our bands.

on-the-back moments and we all have our how-

Coco, in 2013.

do-we-fix-this moments. NEIL MARIS: That first year it made it onto Good

Morning America. It was like, “Why is this thing

BOBBY GARZA: We had some challenges last

on Good Morning America?”

year with lines and stuff and nobody felt good about any of that. My particular focus is to say,

was the only one [who did] when Ryan Gosling

The next year, the taco cannon returns and Ice T

“Yes, we understand that there was deal. What

pulled up. All of my volunteers were right there

plays the festival alongside fellow headliners Snoop

are we doing now to fix it?”

and I’m freaking out. I’m tearing up. I’m like,

Dogg (nee Lion), M.I.A., Slayer, MGMT and The

“Oh my god! Ryan Gosling’s here.”… The entire

Walkmen. Antonio Bond is tasked with driving

IAN ORTH: The unique thing about our festival

time at the festival, I was like, “I don’t need Ryan

around Ice T and his wife, Coco.

is that our fans are comfortable being so vocal with us... I really believe our fans feel like they

Gosling!” So I’m like flipping my hair every time he passes by and giving him ugly looks. I think he

ANTONIO BOND: Picking up [Ice T] and Coco

have ownership in our festival. Graham is hy-

knew I was fronting on him.

at the airport was awesome. I was running really

per-aware of that. It’s almost like our festival is

behind, in the middle of rush hour traffic and I

a co-op. If there’s any sort of misstep… we hear

get there [and Ice T] is just like, “Can you come in

about. We hear about it all year long.

Then in 2012, the infamous taco cannon arrives.

and get us? I don’t want to walk out to the curb.” IAN ORTH: Planning [for the festival] is an ongo-

So I pull up to the front and say to the [security

The year also marks another milestone for Bianca

ing, ever-changing thing. It usually starts with the

guard], “Dude, can I go in real quick?” And he’s

Flores. After years of asking Graham Williams to

core team, 18 of us, and just spitballing ideas. Any-

says, “No.” And I say, “Check it out, it’s Ice T and

book R&B legend Ginuwine, he finally asks him to

thing goes, no idea is stupid. We’ve had ideas [for]

[the guard is] like, “Alright I’ll let you park.” So I

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Girl Talk, 2014

BIANCA FLORES: I [called my mom and said],

council. And also interact with the city’s staff and

er to do what we’d like to do in this current environ-

“Mom, Ginuwine’s playing!” And she’s like, “Oh

say, “Hey, I know there’s this perception of what

ment. So there’s a couple of options on the table for

my god! How did you do that?!” I’m like, “Mom,

our festival is, and it’s probably not as serious or

next year. We’ve already started some talks about

this is what we do!” I was like so mad at her. I

professional as some other events that happen in

what exactly 2016 will look like, but at the moment,

was like, “How dare you ask how Graham did it.”

the parks, but here’s what it looks like for us and

we’re just trying to get through 2015.

here’s my perspective.” When Time Out says that

2015 and beyond By July 2015, FFF and Austin Parks and Recreation

we’re one of the 50 best festivals in the world and

JAMES MOODY: I just gotta do what’s right for

that we’re the highest ranking festival in Texas,

those jobs and all that other stuff we were talking

that has mileage not just for us, but for Austin.

about, the brand. It’s a very Austin event, it’d be

Department are still debating over whether the

hard to do [somewhere else]. But I think I’d be

festival can use part of Auditorium Shores’ off-

In August, the City of Austin and FFF came to a

leash dog park. The city council votes on the issue

resolution that would allow the festival to use about

in August, giving organizers have less than three

1.5 of the two acres. This November, FFF will once

GRAHAM WILLIAMS: We’ve always said we feel

months to re-organize the event. (Note: We asked

again return to Auditorium Shores with headlining

like it’s thrived because of the city we’re in. It’s

the APRD to comment for this story, but received

acts including D’Angelo, Jane’s Addiction, Wu-Tang

sort of built around Austin, but at the same time

no response.)

Clan and NOFX. Now in its 10th year, the festival

you never know. Austin could have 3 more Fun

and it’s organizers are still mulling over the future

Fest-like events next year… We can’t control that.

of the festival.

But for the most part, we enjoy doing it as long as

IAN ORTH: Most festivals that are annual, have

open to anything. We’ll see.

we can make it work.

a pretty set footprint and they work within that footprint. And every year people show up and it’s

JAMES MOODY: I don’t know if [Fun Fun Fun

the same setup every year.

Fest] will ever die, but it’s gotta change because

JAMES MOODY: Yeah, you keep the band to-

if the environment changes and it chooses not to,

gether for as long as the fans are buying records.

MAX GREGOR: We’re faced by a unique issue to

then it’s like killing itself. But I think the brand

our festival in that we are continually getting dis-

is a thing that people understand. It’s pretty cool.

GRAHAM WILLIAMS: As long as we’re not los-

placed by the city and continually getting parts of

Who knows what it can do? It can go big, it can

ing our shirt, then we should continue to do it

our venue taken away. Every time that happens,

go small, it could go different, it could leave the

because it’s something people love. Even during

it creates a new challenge in that we have to de-

state, it could leave the park it’s in. That’s the cool

those hard years, where it was tough, or it rained,

sign a new festival from the ground up. It’s very

thing about a being a boutique [festival]. It’s like

or where we had to move from a tiny park to a

much a butterfly effect.

being in a speedboat as opposed to a battleship.

giant park where it was three times the size, which meant three times the cost… The next day

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BOBBY GARZA: I felt like we really had a re-

IAN ORTH: We don’t want the festival to go

[someone would say], “This was the best week-

sponsibility to educate the new leadership on the

away. We love doing it. It’s definitely much hard-

end of my life. Please never stop doing it.”

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“I’M HAVING A HARD TIME PUTTING INTO WORDS WHAT IS MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE FEST. THERE ARE TOO MANY THINGS. BUT I GUESS AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT’S THE PEOPLE. THE FANS ATTENDING, THE MUSICIANS, COMEDIANS, ATH-

ASHLEY GARMON

LETES AND MOST CERTAINLY THE PEOPLE I GET TO WORK WITH. IT DEFINITELY FEELS DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER FESTIVAL I’VE ATTENDED OR WORKED.” tribeza.com NOVEMBER 2015

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petizers and delicious main courses, all in-

34 diners.

HILLSIDE FARMACY

1807 S.1st St. | (512) 215 9778

1209 E. 11th St. | (512) 628 0168

JEFFREY’S

spired by the hip and bohemian Condesa

Hillside Farmacy is located in a beauti-

1204 W. Lynn St. | (512) 477 5584

neighborhood in Mexico City.

fully restored 1950s-style pharmacy with

This historic Clarksville favorite has

a perfect porch for people watching on

maintained the execution, top-notch ser-

LAMBERTS DOWNTOWN BARBECUE

American comfort food reigns at Liberty

the east side. Oysters, cheese plates, and

vice and luxurious but welcoming atmo-

401 W. 2nd St. | (512) 494 1500

Kitchen, with fresh takes on classic plates

nightly dinner specials.

sphere that makes Jeffrey’s an old Austin

Not your standard barbecue fare, meats

like deviled eggs, seafood and burgers.

staple.

at Lamberts have an Austin twist, like the

HOPFIELDS

LIBERTY KITCHEN 507 Pressler, Suite 700 | (512) 840 1330

rib-eye glazed with brown sugar and mus-

LITTLE BARREL & BROWN

3110 Guadalupe St. | (512) 537 0467

JOSEPHINE HOUSE

tard. Tucked away in the historic Schnei-

1716 S. Congress Ave. | (512) 582 1229

A gastropub with French inclinations, a

1601 Waterston Ave. | (512) 477 5584

der Brothers Building in the 2nd Street

From the owners of Botticelli's, this little

beautiful patio and unique cocktails. The

Rustic, continental fare with an emphasis

District.

resto serves New American/comfort food.

wine list is excellent and the perfect pair-

on fresh, local and organic ingredients.

With an impressive 24 seats, this restaurant

Serving lunch, happy hour, and dinner, the

boasts the biggest bar on South Congress.

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LONESOME DOVE WESTERN BISTRO

twists on classic, comforting dishes from

Enjoy Prohibition-style cocktails at Aus-

RAMEN TATSU-YA

419 Colorado St. | (512) 271 2474

a pork belly/sirloin burger to seasonally

tin’s first absinthe bar alongside standout

8557 Research Blvd. Ste. 126 | (512) 339 0855

The Austin outpost of Tim Love’s Fort

topped flatbread pizza.

dishes of smoked duck salad and citrus-

1234 S. Lamar Blvd.

dusted salmon.

Japanese comfort food at its finest in

Worth institution boldly serves up earthy game like wild boar and creative dishes

ODD DUCK

like hamachi tostadas.

1201 S. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 433 6521

PERLA’S SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR

Famed food trailer turned brick-and-mor-

1400 S. Congress Ave. | (512) 291 7300

LUCY’S FRIED CHICKEN

tar, Odd Duck was the first venture from

A South Congress staple, expect the fresh-

RUSSIAN HOUSE

5408 Burnet Rd. | (512) 514 0664 &

acclaimed chef Bryce Gilmore. Expect

est fish and oysters flown in daily from

307 E. 5th St. | (512) 428 5442

2218 College Ave. | (512) 297 2423

seasonal fare and drinks with a Texas in-

both coasts, carefully prepared with sim-

Step into Russian House and you’ll forget

Two locations, same straight-up Southern

fluence at this South Lamar oasis.

ple yet elegant flavors. Go early on a nice

that you’re even in Austin. Come here for a

day to eat oysters and people watch on

slow, relaxing evening to experience deli-

their fantastic front porch.

cious Russian cuisine, and don’t miss out

goodness, from moon pies to fried green tomatoes to corn muffins to the crème de

OLAMAIE

la crème: fried chicken.

1610 San Antonio St. | (512) 474 2796

Austin’s first brick-and-mortar, ramencentric eatery.

on their many infused vodkas!

A menu that would leave any Southerner

PERRY’S STEAKHOUSE & GRILLE

MONGERS MARKET + KITCHEN

drooling, with a dash of contemporary culi-

114 W. 7th St. | (512) 474 6300

SALTY SOW

2401 E. Cesar Chavez St. | (512) 680 5045

nary concepts. The dessert menu offers your

Located dow ntow n in the historic

1917 Manor Rd. | (512) 391 2337

Chef Shane Stark brings a casual Texas

classic apple pie, or alternatively a more

Nor wood Tower, Perr y’s is w ithin

Salty Sow serves up creative signature

Gulf Coast sensibility to East Austin by

trendy goat’s cheese caramel ice cream.

easy walking distance of the Texas

drinks, including a Blueberry-Lemon

slinging fresh seafood in the kitchen and

Also, do yourself a favor and order the bis-

State Capitol and other downtown

Thyme Smash. The food menu, heavy with

at the counter.

cuits (they’re worth every delectable bite).

landmarks.

sophisticated gastropub fare, is perfect for

This

location

features

unique décor, patio seating and Perry’s

late-night noshing.

MOONSHINE PATIO BAR + GRILL

OLIVIA

303 Red River St. | (512) 236 9599

2043 S. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 804 2700

Both a popular dinner and brunch spot,

A South Austin staple emphasizing fresh

QUATTRO GATTI RISTORANTE

1206 W. 38th St. | (512) 419 7482 &

Moonshine’s decadent Southern comfort

and local produce. This famed brunch spot

908 Congress Ave. | (512) 476 3131

5900 W. Slaughter Ln. Ste. 500 | (512) 288 5100

food is a downtown favorite.

also offers an exciting and diverse menu,

Downtown Italian restaurant dishing up

Fresh ingredients, traditional recipes, and

from foie gras to French toast.

delicious antipasti and huge portions of

outstanding margaritas combined with

Italian fare; great date night spot.

bright décor, attentive service and solid

NORTH

award-winning menu. SANTA RITA TEX-MEX CANTINA

11506 Century Oaks Ter. | (512) 339 4440

PARKSIDE

Enjoy modern Italian cuisine in a sleek in-

301 E. 6th St. | (512) 474 9898

QUI

terior at this Domain standout.

This downtown spot is crowded, but the

1600 E. 6th St. | (512) 436 9626

SAWYER & CO.

happy hour — with half-price oysters and

Chef Paul Qui’s headquarters is one of the

4827 E. Cesar Chavez St. | (512) 531 9033

tasty cocktails — is a local favorite.

hottest spots in town for an unparalleled

Bringing more Cajun and soul food op-

dining experience set under an airy, beau-

tions to the east side. The mid-century

tiful backdrop.

modern design adds quirk to some seri-

NO VA KITCHEN & BAR 87 Rainey St. | (512) 382 5651 Subtle design elements make this space

PÉCHÉ

cohesive and modern. Enjoy creative

208 W 4th. St. | (512) 494 4011

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SEARSUCKER 415 Colorado St. | (512) 394 8000

serves up inventive cocktails in a historic

TRACE

VIA 313 PIZZERIA

downtown building.

200 Lavaca St. | (512) 542 3660

6705 Highway 290 | (512) 584 8084

At The W Austin, TRACE focuses on re-

Detroit-style pizza that comes in squares,

TACOS AND TEQUILA

sponsibly- and locally-sourced ingredients

topped with classic ingredients and served

507 Pressler St. | (512) 436 8226

from Texan farmers and artisans. Great

in a no-frills environment. Expect the

Chef Alma Alcocer is serving up a taste

outdoor seating and excellent service.

same at their trailers at the Violet Crown

Stylish Southern fare from San Diego celebrity chef Brian Malarkey. Go for the decadent small plates: duck fat fries with tomato jam and prosciutto "dust," farm bird lollipops with bleu cheese, and the

of the Southwest in this modern, indus-

“cowboy caviar.”

trial space.

SECOND BAR + KITCHEN

400 Colorado St. | (512) 482 9000

VINO VINO

TAKOBA

Enjoy nightly entertainment over steak or

4119 Guadalupe St. | (512) 465 9282

1411 E. 7th St. | (512) 628 4466

fresh seafood. Truluck’s serves the freshest

Two words: mussels and fries. This clas-

Bold, authentic flavors with ingredients

Second offers a swanky bistro experience

crab, direct from their own fisheries, which

sic, dimly-lit wine joint offers exceptional

imported straight from Mexico; cozy out-

in the heart of the 2nd Street District.

they incorporate into nearly every dish.

shared plates and has the some of the

door seating.

200 Congress Ave. | (512) 827 2750 Another venture from Chef David Bull,

SIENA RISTORANTE TOSCANA 6203 Capital of Tx. Hwy. | (512) 349 7667 Set in a Tuscan-style villa, Siena captures the essence of its namesake region. STELLA SAN JAC 310 E. 5th St. | (512) 391 2333

Social Club and Craft Pride. TRULUCK’S

friendliest service around. UCHI

THE BACKSPACE

801 S. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 916 4808

VOX TABLE

507 San Jacinto St. | (512) 474 9899

Chef Tyson Cole has created an inventive

1100 S. Lamar Blvd. # 2140 | (512) 375 4869

Classic antipasto and exquisite pizzas hot

menu that puts Uchi foremost among su-

Across the street from the Alamo Draft-

out of the wood-fired brick oven straight

shi spots in Austin.

house at South Lamar, Vox’s “new Ameri-

from Naples.

can fare” is a perfect pick for date night. UCHIKO

Be sure to try out their brunch offerings.

THE CLAY PIT

4200 N. Lamar Blvd. Ste. 140 | (512) 916 4808

1601 Guadalupe St. | (512) 322 5131

The sensational sister creation of Uchi,

WINEBELLY

Zip in for a buffet-style lunch or settle in for a

kitchen.

and former home of Top Chef Paul Qui.

519 W. Oltorf St. | (512) 487 1569

long dinner of contemporary Indian cuisine.

Try the bacon tataki!

Tapas on Oltorf in a cozy setting. The

SWAY

THE GROVE WINE BAR + KITCHEN

UNIT-D PIZZERIA

vorites and the wine cocktails are a wel-

6317 Bee Cave Rd. | (512) 327 8822 &

2406 Manor Rd. | (512) 524 1922

come surprise.

800 W. 6th St. | (512) 236 1440

Pizza options abound in Austin, but Unit-

Chef Michael Cerrie brings color to Southern cuisine in a modern and contemporary

bistro’s small plates are spins on old fa-

1417 S. 1st St. | (512) 326 1999 The culinary masterminds behind La Condesa cook up Thai cuisine with a mod-

Lively, popular Westlake wine bar and

ern twist. An intimate outdoor area, com-

D uses an Italian-made pizza oven to fire

WINK

Italian restaurant. The wine list boasts

plete with a Thai spirit house, makes for

up pies that are simple, yet thoughtful.

1014 N. Lamar Blvd. Ste. E | (512) 482 8868

more than 250 wines by the bottle.

an unforgettable experience.

Rooted in the traditions of the slow food VESPAIO

movement, Wink is truly a farm-to-table

THE TOWNSEND

1610 S. Congress Ave. | (512) 441 6100

meal. Stop in for their incredible happy

718 Congress Ave. | (512) 887 8778

Rotating menus offer the best of the sea-

hour, or stay a little longer with the 5- or

Nibble on charcuterie and cheese or sip

Overlooking Congress Avenue, Swift’s

son from Vespaio’s bountiful garden and

7-course chef ’s tasting menu.

one of their handsome cocktail creations

Attic draws from global inspirations and

local markets. This Italian-inspired res-

curated by Justin Elliott.

taurant is a longtime Austin favorite.

SWIFT’S ATTIC 315 Congress Ave. | (512) 482 8842

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