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Los Straitjackets at the Continental Club in Austin, Texas on August 31, 2012

Los Straitjackets is an American instrumental rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 1988. Originally comprising guitarists Danny Amis (formerly of Raybeats) and Eddie Angel and drummer L. J. “Jimmy” Lester under the name The Straitjackets, the band split up soon after forming and reunited as Los Straitjackets in 1994 with the addition of bassist E. Scott Esbeck. Esbeck left the band in 1998 and was replaced by Pete Curry; drummer Jason “Teen Beat” Smay replaced co-founding member Lester in 2005. Danny Amis is currently undergoing cancer treatment and has been temporarily replaced by Gregorio el Grande as co-lead guitarist.

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Krudas Cubensi at the Sahara Lounge in Austin, Texas on August 31, 2012

From Ignite:
Krudas is Odaymara Cuesta and Olivia Prendes, both Cuban natives. They met in 1995 doing Stilt Theater and established Krudas in 1999.
Krudas can best be described as a movement for “womyn” (the feminist/lesbian/political variation of “woman” or “women”) within the LGBTQ community. They radiate Cuban culture and are a cultural and political voice infused with Cuban hip-hop and a dose of reality. They rap fearlessly and boldly, and their music is an eclectic mix of reggae, Cuban soul, Latin heart, and musical activism.
Prendes affirms: “Our message is about queer people, emigrants, womyn and people of color united, defending our rights. We dedicated our art to all the good people for justice, peace and for the resistance by matriarchal cultures to continue the eternal struggle to life in balance.”

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Csilla Wear Fashion Show During Austin Fashion Week

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Super Freak by Dmitri’s Ascent

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Leila Bazzani – New Year’s Eve at Justine’s

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I Love Taxicabs at Night

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Dale Watson at the Highball

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Dan and the Treehouse

Dan Phillips is a world-renowned pioneer in the construction of eclectic, energy-efficient houses using recycled and salvaged materials. “Attractive, affordable housing is possible and I’m out to prove it,” Phillips told the New York Times. Phillips’ company, Phoenix Commotion, has been building stunning, one-of-a-kind homes with mostly reclaimed materials for over 12 years. “You can’t defy the laws of physics or building codes,” he said, “but beyond that, the possibilities are endless.”

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Singin’ the Yodeling Blues

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