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May 14, 2022

Artists For the Betterment of Kids at the Border

By: Laurie Gallardo

From poster design by Billie Buck.

It was a mammoth undertaking pulling together Artists For the Betterment of Kids at the Border, now in its second year. Austin oil artist Sandy Martinez worked diligently alongside Redlands, CA-based nonprofit The Artlands and East Austin creative space/recording studio The Electric Church to keep building momentum. Even in the days leading up to this weekend’s event, the Church featured social media profiles of the various Texas and California artists participating in the group exhibition – Dé Randle, Kime Buzzelli, Jenaro Goode, Lisa Alley (bassist from The Well, FYI), Joey Zazueta, Jina Imani, Pavel Acevedo, even Martinez herself. Visual art is a big part of the experience, bringing all eyes to an even bigger cause.

The benefit combines art and music in support of The Angry Tías and Abuelas of the Rio Grande Valley, who in turn provide basic health and safety necessities to individuals and families seeking asylum along Southern U.S. borders. The huge art display can be seen inside the Church, 5018 E. Cesar Chavez, while live music is on the outside stage. Catch sets by Being Dead (graciously covering a last-minute Holy Wave cancellation – due to the arrival of a new family member), Urban Heat, White Dog, Croy and The Boys, The Rotten Mangos, The Honey and Aux Cutter. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets available via Eventbrite.


October 30, 2023


Genesis Owusu returns to Austin to perform tomorrow night at Empire Garage.


October 28, 2023

LEVITATION: Saturday and Sunday

AMM picks for LEVITATION weekend, including Amyl & The Sniffers, Durand Jones, Altin Gün and more.


October 27, 2023

LEVITATION: Friday & Saturday

The AMM’s LEVITATION 2023 picks for Fri/Sat, including Alan Palomo, Allah-Las, Queen Serene and more.


October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

A Curious Mix of People book launch reunion show, Saturday at The Parlor on Guadalupe.


October 25, 2023

Friday at Radio East

Black Live Music Fund & Radio East present a DAWA benefit with Latasha Lee and Blakchyl.


October 24, 2023

The Returner

Allison Russell brings The Returner Tour to 3Ten tomorrow night.


October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

Cover your neck. Or don’t. It’s the Goth Gala tonight at Sagebrush, with Haunt Me, and a screening of the original ‘House of Dark Shadows.’


October 21, 2023

Bienvenido al Laboratorio

Carrie Rodriguez’ LABORATORIO at Stateside on Sunday, with Angélica Garcia & Cat Cardenas.