Lou Reed Music: An Austin Tribute
Austin artists pay tribute to the legacy of Lou Reed in the intimate setting of the Cactus Cafe, Sat. Feb. 1, 2014. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM).
Leader of the Velvet Underground, beloved solo artist and cult favorite, Reed died in October of liver failure.
Performers include Jesse Sublett, Jon Dee Graham, The Reivers, Kacy Crowley, Why Not Satellite, Kim Simpson, Wild Seeds, Kathy McCarty, Steve Bernal, Dashiell Sublett. $20.
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The Reivers began their existence as Zeitgeist, one of many melodic, jangly pop bands to emerge from the fertile Austin, Texas music community during the 1980s. Led by singers/guitarists John Croslin and Kim Longacre, Zeitgeist debuted in 1985 with the album Translate Slowly, which included their cover of Willie Nelson's "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain....
Inspired by '80s post-punk greats like the Fleshtones, Dream Syndicate, and Gun Club, Texas music writer Michael Hall formed the rootsy pop Wild Seeds in 1984, on the cusp of Austin's much ballyhooed "New Sincerity" period....
Best known for his stint as a member of the acclaimed '80s roots-rock band the True Believers, singer/guitarist Jon Dee Graham was also a longtime fixture of the renowned Austin, TX music scene....
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Kathy McCarty helped make her former band Glass Eye one of the most interesting (if not commercially successful bands) to come out of the Austin, Texas music scene in the 1980's....
Hippie chick/rock & roller Kacy Crowley took her time getting started. In the early '90s, she drifted from Los Angeles to New York, filling hushed coffee houses with her high-energy, intensely personal folk ballads....
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