Friday, December 31, 2010

End of A Decade NYE 2010 - Beauty Bar - December 31, 2010

From the poppin bottles department... Just got back from H-town into the good ol AT of X. So haven't kept up with the latest on New Years Eve parties but here's one... Check out Zeale and DJ Mel @ Beauty Bar tonight!

Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe night!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Music: Chop Steak - The Christmas Mixtape 2010

From the Happy Happy department... Hope everyone's having a great Christmas and enjoying time with family and friends. And also enjoying some good music! Talking about music... and brings us The Christmas Mixtape 2010! Check it out and as always... please leave comments!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Cipher World Music Night - Momo's - December 21, 2010

From the vacation time department... Check out The Cipher tonight @ Momo's for the World Music Night!

KUT90.5/ and Bemba Entertainment present World Music Night every Tuesday night at Momo’s, giving Austin a chance to connect with cultures from all over the world through music. Each week there are multiple artists that allow for a more diverse music experience. All of the artists are local musicians that have backgrounds in other cultures.

More info:

In 1999, formerly homeless teen Chris 'Kazi' Rolle created The Hip Hop Project through New York City's Art Start program. Despite common struggles faced by youth artists, the participants produced their own collective hip hop album, and in the process, gained confidence in their abilities, higher knowledge, and life skills towards a positive future.

A documentary of The Hip Hop Project (produced by Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah) released in spring 2007 has inspired other cities to create similar programs.

Complementary to the original, The Cipher - Austin's Hip Hop Project is on a mission to build a community of young leaders and engaged hip hop artists and to strengthen the East Austin community in multiple ways.

The creative expression and public performances encouraged through "The Cipher" create a group of confident and engaged young people. They leave our program empowered, authentic and connected to the Austin music and poetry community. The program provides these young people with positive learning experiences through which they gain new skills and competencies, build self-esteem, improve academic performance and expand possibilities for their futures.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Spitfest 20 - Ruta Maya - December 18, 2010

From the make it rain department... Make It Wet Spitfest 20 @ Ruta Maya tomorrow, Dec 18th! Say farewell to Zell Miller III.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Austin Poetry Slam - ND @ 501 Studios - December 15, 2010

From the getting things done department... After 15 years in the game, the current Slammaster, Mike Henry, of the Austin Poetry Slam is stepping down tonight with one last slam. Check out the Austin Poetry Slam tonight @ ND @ 501 Studios!

A great line of poets will be representing...

Ernie Cline, Da'Shade, Big Poppa E, Brian Francis, Faylita Hicks, Christopher Lee, Christopher Michael, Zell Miller III, Krissi Reeves, Lacey Roop, Minister Sin, Danny Strack, Hilary Thomas, Genevieve Van Cleve, Wammo, Phil West and Funky Mike Whalen.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Music: Gerald G - I Can PIMP

From the what's the right thing department... Check out the latest song by Gerald G, "I Can PIMP".

As always, leave feedback on Facebook:

Gerald G - I Can PIMP

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Destiny by Design Performance - George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center - December 8, 2010

From the tis the season department... The Destiny by Design students from Kealing Middle School will be performing their semester's work on Wednesday, December 8th at 6:30 @ the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center, located at 1165 Angelina Street in Austin.

Please come through to support the kids in their efforts.

Below are 2 songs that the Kealing students wrote, produced, and recorded in their after school classroom over the course of the Fall semester.

Destiny By Design Song 1

Destiny By Design Song 2

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Day After: Knuckle Rumbler Big Boi Show

From the contractions department... After having been to enough concerts, you can quickly tell from the moment you walk up to the venue gates whether the night will be another check mark in the list of concerts seen or one of those really memorable shows you'll be talking about for years to come. Last night started off with a phone call from "D", a coworker, who was to join me at the Big Boi show, "My wife's having contractions so I think I'm going to play it safe tonight and make sure she's ok." My coworker's wife is just a couple weeks away from her due date and we would joke about him having to miss the Big Boi show because of it. So it really didn't come as a shock but you're always amused at the timing.
         As my girl and I drive down East 6th, you can see the energy and the vibrancy of the hoppin' Austin night life. Party goers were running in front of cars holding hands to get across the street either driven by the excitement of getting to their destination or just that needed relief of a port-o-potty. After parking the car, we walk up to the front gates of the Eastside Drive Inn and you could just feel the energy in the air. Peeps where excitedly getting their tickets and wrist bands. The Unspoken Levels team was promoting their upcoming show. I'll unabashedly use the old cliche here, there was definitely a buzz in the air.
         We walk through the gates and nicely nestled to the right is an assortment of food trailers. I'm always amazed at how large the food trailer phenomenon has become, it's great! As a seasoned partier, you know it's time to get your drink on! Before that, I need to take a detour to the port-o-potty, then I get my drink on. As we stroll through the venue, I'm hit with a familiar thought and feeling, I'm always in awe at the planning and coordination that has to take place to pull a show like this off. Props to the Knuckle Rumbler team!
         At the Eastside Drive Inn the patrons work a little for the ultimate pleasure of seeing The Son of Chico Dusty. You have to walk down a windy path to arrive at the concert stage where the boys from the Table Manners Crew and the Peligrosa All Stars are getting the crowd hyped. By this time, which was still early, the venue is about half filled and quickly people are filling up behind us. The night air is crisp and chilly so the extra body heat is welcomed. Next, Vonnegutt, Big Boi's own new group, comes on stage and not having heard them before, I quickly dismiss them but then just as quickly, I'm caught by the sound and find myself groovin' to the band. I'm interrupted by a txt from my coworker, "D", saying "Good thing I stayed. At the hospital right now." Wow.
         But alas, this night is about Sir Lucious Left Foot himself and at this time the air to weed smoke ratio is just about right for Big Boi to make his appearance. Before the show, I was reading reviews of Big Boi's tour and it was given high praise and so I kinda new what to expect going into the show. However, there's nothing like standing in front of the stage with that sweet smell of haze and seeing one of the best live. We are immediately taken down a roller coaster of memories and feelings with old memorable Outcast tracks like "Player's Ball" and coming up for some breaths of air with newer works like "Shutterbugg".
         I could go on and on but I'll just leave with... After having been to enough concerts, you can quickly tell from the moment you walk up to the venue gates...


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Saturday, December 04, 2010

Unspoken Levels CD Release Party! - Carousel Lounge - December 10th, 2010

From the bleet department... Unspoken Levels is a local, Austin hip hop crew focused on true lyricism, positive energy, turntablism, and universal spirituality. Their brand new album, Welcome To Where You Are, is chock-full of guest appearances by some of hip hop's dopest, conscious emcees including; Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Zumbi (Zion-I), Raashan Ahmad (Crown City Rockers), Braille, and Manchild (Mars Ill).

To celebrate the release of the new album, Unspoken Levels is throwing a big party at Carousel Lounge on December 10th, 2010. Mark your calendars, invite all your peeps, and help spread the good vibes all over ATX. Here's the details:

Friday, December 10th, 2010


Unspoken Levels
About Blank

Carousel Lounge
1110 E. 52nd Street Austin, TX 78723

$5 Suggested Donation

More info at:

Welcome To Where You Are (Sampler) by UnspokenLevels

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Free Big Boi Ticket Giveaway

From the Sgt. Slaughter department... The kind folks at Knuckle Rumbler are giving away a pair of free tickets to Austin Hip-Hop Scene readers for the Big Boi show @ Eastside Drive Inn on Dec 4th! So how do you get these free tickets?! Go to the AHHS Facebook Page and "like" this post and we'll be selecting a lucky winner Friday morning!


There really isn’t much to say except that Daddy Fat Sax, General Patton, Sir Lucious L. Leftfoot, The Son of Chico Dusty, Sgt. Slaughter, Chief, Billy Ocean, Hot Tub Tony, Francis the Savannah Chitlin’ Pimp aka BIG BOI will be hitting Austin on Dec 4th at the East Side Drive Inn (1001 E Sixth Street) . Knuckle Rumbler is teaming up with the lovely folks at Transmission Entertainment to bring you one of the biggest hip hop shows Austin has seen so far this year.

Tickets are $20 ADV / $25 DOS. Catch them online here:

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Knuckle Rumbler Presents... Official Big Boi After Party - The Scoot Inn - December

From the check back tomorrow department... Knuckle Rumbler Presents... Official Big Boi After Party @ The Scoot Inn, Dec 4th!

Also check back tomorrow morning on the AHHS Facebook Page for your chance to win a pair of Big Boi tickets!


DEC. 4 @ THE SCOOT INN - SUPA DUPA PURPLE HAZE: MISSY ELLIOT VS. JIMI HENDRIX | Doors at 9pm | Official Knuckle Rumbler Big Boi After Party

No more gossipin folks we know its been too long since our last versus event. And with the Big Boi show December 4, the wind’s just right for a dance party with two artists that have influenced us more than many others, Jimi Hendrix and Missy Elliot.

Planet rockas Orion and Prince Klassen have saddled up the blue madina (alwayz beamin) and are taking you on the electric highway around the 3rd stone from the sun to the land of the Supa Dupa Purple Haze where the clouds stay low and the people stay high. Come lose control to the head bangas with the heartbreakas and lovemakas December 4 at the Scoot Inn with us and hope you can find your way back to reality.

Annie Ray will be passing the dutch in the photo booth.

You won’t have to fight crosstown traffic to find the hottest Big Boi after party – walk over to the Scoot Inn for some Supa Dupa Purple Haze – $3 with Big Boi wristband / stub. Get ready to lick shots, no platinum visas needed. Free entry with afro (real or wig)!

Oh ya and we are going to have a special guest performance at midnight...