Homegrown: Austin Music Posters 1967 to 1982

A new book from UT Press, has just been released: Homegrown: Austin Music Posters 1967 to 1982

It was compiled and authored by Alan Schaefer, of the Whitliff Collection and Texas State University. My work is included in it, as is the work of my colleagues Kerry Awn, Ken Featherston, Jim Franklin, Henry Gonzalez, Jack Jackson, Guy Juke, Bill Narum, Micael Priest, Sam Yeates, and Dale Wilkins. This is a comprehensive collection of Austin poster art from that period. If you are curious about how Austin got it’s musical reputation and garnered the title, Live Music Capitol of the World, this book is an indispensable visual explanation of how that came to be. Beautifully done, with excellent reproductions of some of Austin’s finest music posters, this volume is a must for anyone interested in this art. It is an especially important resource for those who collect Austin music art.

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Visual Flights of Fancy: The artwork of Danny Garrett

South Austin Museum of Popular Culture

is pleased to present

Visual Flights of Fancy:
The artwork of Danny Garrett
June 17 – July 23, 2006
For all the morning, drive-time, KGSR listeners, hip to all things funky & weird about Austin, you’d better listen up close at the magical hour of 7:09 am, when Bryan Beck offers daily tips into the mystery of 7/09.

There are many events scheduled in conjunction with Danny visit to Austin from Auckland and his show at the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture, including:

Thursday, 22 June 2006 5:00 – 6:00 pm: At the Austin City Council Chambers, Mayor Will Wynn will declare 7/09 officially Danny Garrett Day in Austin, Texas.

Saturday, 24 June 2006 7:09 pm: At the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture will host the official opening party. Click here for a printable copy of the Press Release (Microsoft Word Document).

Sunday, 9 July 2006 Threadgill’s World Headquarters will be the scene of a massive celebration of all the Austin Artists, including Guy Juke, Bill Narum, Micael Priest, Jaxon, and others. Please join us for this special art sale, with music provided by the Uranium Savages and Guy Forsyth.