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The #1 Thing Austinites Want To Achieve At SXSW 2012

SXSW kicks off tomorrow and it got me thinking, “What is the #1 thing I want to achieve at the festival this year?”

My goal is to watch Dave Foley piss on the side of a building again. Or if I’m really lucky, it will be a tag-team of Dave Foley AND Willem Dafoe peeing all over 6th Street.

I asked some of my fave Austin bloggers and movers & shakers what their goals are for this year’s SXSW.

Take a look at their tips below!

Cathy Benavides/Found of Austin Slave to Fashion: “I am most looking forward to meeting and chatting with people in the fashion community for Style X. Last year was a great kick off for Style X and they have lined up some great speakers and designers for this year. Fashion is invading SXSW and it warms my cold black heart!”

Chris Apollo Lynn/Founder of Republic of Austin: “During SX, people want to achieve everything from seeing a set number of bands to imbibing hella free booze. I’ve found that setting expectations can either lead to long lines or (more…)

Austin, Music

Learning Secrets Turns 8 Years Old!

One of my face event throwers/DJs/all ’round cool dudes, Learning Secrets, is turning 8 years old this year. Can you believe it? 8 is the age of a freakin’ 2nd grader! I think. Right? Aren’t we 8 in second grade?

Anyways, they’re planning a big event to celebrate and you should go. Here are the deets:

On Saturday, January 28th our little party is turning 8 years old! We’re going to announce the full line up in a couple of weeks, but we wanted to make sure that since you’ve been a huge supporter for years, that you get a chance at some super discounted tix!

 You know we like to go big for anniversarys. Pat Mahoney from LCD Soundsystem and Andy Butler from Hercules & Love Affair DJed a few years ago. We flew in Classixx and Woolfy for their first time in Austin, and last year we brought back old favorite Tim Sweeney and introduced everybody to the LA band Kisses. This year we’re flying in a band from NYC that we’re huge fans of, as well as two local bands destined to have a (more…)

Austin, Music

Bleached Secrets

One of the features I wanted to add to the new Hipstercrite is writing about Austin events I’m excited about. Now, I’m not going to turn into a nightlife or scenester blog. I’m way too lame for that.  However, there are some pretty cool people doing some pretty cool things around here and I want to help share their special-ness. So every now and then you’ll see a post promoting something that I feel is Hipstercritey.

This Wednesday two of my favorite local creative endeavors Learning Secrets and Bleach Online are throwing a shindig for the release of Bleach’s “Wild Mint” issue. The festivities will take place at 29th Street Ballroom 9PM and feature Los Angeles DJ/music producer duo Poolside , Austin’s very own 1950’s shoegazey Boy’s Life, DJ sets by Learning Secrets and a very very very special guest. They’re so special, they deserve three “verys”.

Tix are $5


RSVP here.

Hope to see you there!