Friday, September 09, 2005

Crescent City Waxploitation Benefit

The Austin-based Waxploitation! DJ collective is back at Red's Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th) tonight spinning rare soul and funk sides to raise money for Red Cross hurricane relief starting at 9:30pm. They'll be dropping a full set of New Orleans funk at midnight.

The dance party will feature sets from Little Danny, Greg Most, Dr. Rhythm, the Soul Bandit, a mystery guest DJ and your host, Obatallah. Bring at least $5 to donate and your bottle - Red's is a beer and set-up joint.

There will also be a special pre-party DJ set of New Orleans soul and R&B singles at Gene's Po-Boy (E. 11th @ Rosewood) starting at 6pm. Be sure to bring your appetite, because Gene serves some fine po-boys and soul food.

Dozens of Katrina benefit shows are happening all over Texas this weekend, not to mention the big one being organized by Willie Nelson at UT's Frank Erwin Center on September 21. The Texas Music Office has a statewide listing of benefit shows here.

2 comments:

BB said...

God, that sounds great.

Sometimes when a person's not into whatever's frontmost on the CD endcap, well, it gets lonely. I mean... I don't often bump into people who like (or have heard of) 95% of the stuff I listen to. I'm sure you know the feeling.

But I'll bet at some point some DJ there is going to spin All That, Galactic, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, the Wild Magnolias, the Meters... I can breathe a little easier just imagining it.

Now I'll return to reality in DFW, where the most exciting things on the radio are Jack FM and the Spanish-language stations that bust out some crazy-ass banda stuff sometimes.

Shalom,
BB

Greg said...

I've been listening to the Meters all week to stay balanced.

And I hear Cyril Neville is living in South Austin (for now).