What do you get when you cross a geeky 80's cover band, immaturity, alcohol, no inhibitions and a warm Wednesday night? Why a Spazmatics Party, of course.
Sure the Spazmatics are a corporate chain band, sure it's cheesy and gimmicky, and sure they use prerecorded backing tracks, but you know what, it sure is a hell of a lot of fun.
As things keep changing in Austin, so far, the Spazmatics at Cedar Street have remained the same. The Spazmatics are the resident Wednesday night band at Cedar Street Courtyard on 4th. Street. They dress up and act like nerds as they play all of your favorites from the 80's and 90's. You know the songs you know the lyrics so it won't take long before you are moving and shaking and singing right along with the music. You look around and you realize that you are part of a pulsating mass of bodies doing the same thing that you are, and everybody has a smile on their face. For only $10 you get 3 hours of great entertaining fun. So, grab your gang, put on your party clothes some comfortable dance shoes and get your butt down to Cedar Street next Wednesday for a really hellacious time. You know you want to.
There are still tickets available for Queen tribute band Killer Queen. The show is Saturday and doors open at 6;30. If you are a fan of Queen, one of the most innovative concert bands of the 70s and 80s, then here is a chance for a fix.
Lead singer Patrick Myers said “It's been an amazing journey. That first show back in June 1993 changed my life. We thought our band would last maybe a summer at the most but it's a very addictive thing performing these songs! The concerts grew and grew and we've ended up playing and selling out the same arenas that Queen played at their peak. It's been quite a surrreal ride. Playing Red Rocks Arena in America this year looks set to be a highlight . U2, Springsteen, Dylan all play there. This July we'll be there too. ”
KILLER QUEEN formed back in June 1993. Their first public shows were at London University, following in the footsteps of the real Queen who had played their first shows there 21 years earlier.
By 1995 Killer Queen's UK popularity had grown to such an extent they secured a residency in London's Strand Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage - the first tribute to have a show in the West End.
The band's reputation continued to grow both in the UK and abroad. In 1999 they returned from a tour of and Europe and Russia for an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, hosted by Suggs from Madness. He announced they had won the award for “Worldwide Best Tribute Band”.
Queen's music is loved the world over. Their songs have inspired generations. Recreating the songs on a world stage takes a great deal of skill and Killer Queen's musicianship is outstanding. During their various careers the musicians have worked and recorded with a vast array of artistes including Roger Taylor, Brian May and Monseratte Caballe.
The band also scored a number one hit when they were asked to recreate Queen's harmonies for “The Real Life” with Fatboy Slim in 2001.
Killer Queen toured into their second decade, the audiences grew. In 2005 they played Ahoy Stadium, where the reformed Queen would be performing only a few months later.
The next year Killer Queen joined forces with Bjorn Again and The Bootleg Beatles for a Waverly Stadium show in Edinburgh. It was this performance that led to the band being selected to represent Queen in a restaged tribute LiveAid concert held by Sir Bob Geldof. They performed with him at his arena charity concert to raise funds for the homeless.
2009 saw a triumphant return to a sold out Ahoy stadium with their acclaimed “Queen Spectacular” production and another award, this time from Sweden's Vasteras concert hall “Best Concert of The Year 2009”. 2013 saw them performing in another one of Queen's former venues, this time the Brighton Centre to celebrate their 20th Anniversary.
In 2016 Killer Queen took the show to America including Red Rocks Arena in Colorado – one of the country’s most prestigious venues – The Beatles, Springsteen, U2 have all played there. They will be returning there as a part of their 2nd US tour in 2017.
AUSTIN, Texas – Frontier Airlines has announced plans to double the number of nonstop destinations it currently serves from Austin with flights to eight cities including two new destinations. These new routes include:
Columbus, OH(new destination)
New Orleans, LA
Ontario, CA (new destination)
San Jose, CA
Tickets to New Orleans, Ontario, Phoenix and Raleigh/Durham are on sale now. Tickets for all other destinations will be available for purchase by September. Book flights at www.flyfrontier.com.
“With today’s announcement, Frontier now offers our Low Fares Done Right service to 16 destinations,” said Tyri Squyres, vice president – marketing, Frontier Airlines. “Customers traveling from Austin now have a new significantly lower-cost option to reach these great destinations.”
“Frontier has now more than doubled their network of route options for Central Texas,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
The airport of choice for Central Texas is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). Fly Austin on new nonstop international destinations including Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS) during SXSW 2018, www.delta.com, London Gatwick, United Kingdom (LGW) on Norwegian Air, www.norwegian.com/us, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) via Vacation Express, www.vacationexpress.com, Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL) on Volaris, www.volaris.com, Mexico City, Mexico (MEX) on AeroMexico, www.aeromexico.com, Welcome to Sun Country, a new carrier to Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport (MSP) at www.suncountry.com. Welcome other new domestic nonstops: Kansas City (MCI) and Panama City (ECP) on Southwest, www.southwest.com, Raleigh-Durham (RDU) on Delta, www.delta.com, and Indianapolis (IND), Pittsburgh (PIT), St. Petersburg (PIE), Destin-Fort Walton Beach (VPS), and Cleveland (CLE) on Allegiant, www.allegiantair.com. Find all nonstop routes with the free interactive flight guide on www.abia.org. Connect with us on Twitter, @AUStinAirport, Facebook, www.facebook.com/abia and on Instagram, @AUSairport.
Delta Air Lines connects Amsterdam with Austin for SXSW 2018
Austin, Texas – Delta Air Lines has announced four nonstop round-trip flights between Amsterdam's Airport Schiphol (AMS) and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) during SXSW. Scheduled on March 8, 9, 14 and 18, 2018, these flights will be operated using Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 225 seats, enabling almost 1,000 fans to fly nonstop to attend the SXSW festival.
Operated in conjunction with Delta’s codeshare partners, Air France, KLM and Alitalia, the flights from Amsterdam will seamlessly connect with services from across the carriers’ joint European network, including Paris, Frankfurt and Rome.
Delta and KLM flights are available to book on the airlines’ respective websites, by calling Reservations on +31 (0)20 721 9128 or via travel agents. U.S. customers may book flights by calling 1-800-221-1212 or on www.delta.com .
“Events like the SXSW always attract thousands of international visitors so it’s important for Delta to meet the demands of our customers by offering special flights to these events,” said Dwight James, Delta’s senior vice president, Transatlantic. “This is one benefit of both our large fleet and partnership with KLM – we can schedule services across our network as demand dictates, whether that’s a summer seasonal service or these flights to Austin.”
“Delta’s AUS-AMS flights will make it even easier for global customers to experience SXSW, which last year saw 400,000+ attendees at this convergence of music, interactive, and film industries,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
This week young guitar slinger Jackie Venson has 2 local shows. Wednesday night she is at Blues on the Green opening for Shinyribs. The next night she headlines at 8:00 at Shady Grove. We thought that you might like a sample of Jackie. This is from a previous Shady Grove gig. Enjoy!