A week ago today, OV stood in the effervescent company of local artists and community members at the Mohawk to celebrate the very first “Hi, How Are You?” Day, honoring the birthday of local artist, Daniel Johnston. Most well-known for his famous “Hi, How Are You?” alien-esque graffiti mural, Daniel Johnston is an American singer, songwriter, and artist whose works have been renowned for decades. Kurt Cobain was even amongst the late fan base of Daniel Johnston, mentioning him in several interviews along with wearing a “Hi, How Are You?” t-shirt to the 1992 MTV Music Awards. With a lengthy history of stomach-wrenching and heart flushing works of musical and visual art, Daniel Johnston took his devotion of artist therapy to new heights on Jan. 22nd by being a leading light in the local community’s mental-health awareness scene; a winning night for ATX as a whole.
Many times music fans buy tickets to see their favorite headlining artists, overlooking the opening acts, sometimes even going as far as to arrive late so that they don’t have to sit through it. But just because it’s done, doesn’t mean it should be. Often times these types of fans miss out on some great performances because of those bad habits. Here is a list of some really great artists who will be performing at The Mohawk this year that are openers now but will one day soon be the headliner.
As the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin’s night life is heavily centered around loud performances and late nights. The city is full of notable music venues, but the Red River District seems to trump them […]
Saturday’s Coattails release party was loud as hell, and as fun as it was loud. My photographer for that event, coworker Cody Mason, was also my ride there. Cody picked me up, NPR blaring, and we whipped down to the Mohawk for the night’s show. I shoved my earplugs in, shouted at the doorman for a while before either of us could understand the other, and finally we were let inside.
Free Week is great because in a city where everything else is so expensive, having some fun at no extra cost is a blessing. Free Week is also great because a lot of that free fun is local Austin music at several different local venues.
Planning on swimming through people on 6th Street until something sparks your interest? Although that might work, here’s our recommendations for making NYE kick ass.