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12-13-18 – Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

Can you believe it’s already that time of year again?? Here at SouthPop we’re gearing up for our annual appearance at the Austin’s Arts Institution, The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. We’ll have vintage posters for sale, photos by artists such as Bob Zink and Ken Hoge, paintings, coffee mugs by our good friend Sam Hurt of Eyebeam comics, CDs by local old …

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11-11-18 – Micael Priest Memorial Service at Threadgill’s

In Memoriam… Born October 21, 1951, Armadillo Art Squad artist Micael Priest passed away September 11, 2018. Micael Priest was one of the artist involved in the underground comic scene in Austin, Texas, which was mainly based around concert hall Armadillo World Headquarters. Together with Jim Franklin and Guy Juke, Priest was the leading force behind creating the famous Austin …

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10-14-2018 – It’s a Plaid Plaid Plaid Plaid World: The Art of Davy Jones

SouthPop is kicking off our 15th exhibition season in truly weird Austin fashion by celebrating the life, music, and artwork of Cowpunk Icon Davy Jones. Like many of us, Jones wasn’t from Texas, but got here as soon as he could when he joined the army. After his time in Killeen was up, he traded in his camo for, you …

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3/15-17/2018 SouthPop at Flatstock – SXSW

    SouthPop is getting ready for our annual booth at Flatstock 65! Hosted by the American Poster Institute and held at the Austin Convention Center March 15 – 17, come check out some of the world’s best poster artists, including our dear friend Billy Perkins. The event is one of the few official SouthBy events that are FREE and …

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3/11/2018 Austin Aqua Fest

From a small debutante ball sponsored by The Austin Admiral’s Club to a major Cultural Festival hosting the likes of Ringo Starr and Dolly Parton until it all came crashing down, Austin Aqua Fest celebrated a side of Austin most people don’t think of. With humble beginnings as an effort by the Austin Admirals Club to bring awareness to local …

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40 Years of Esther’s Follies

For our first exhibition of 2018 SouthPop Presents: 40 Years of Esther’s Follies! In partnership with the crew at Esther’s and help from Jesse Sublett’s new retrospective book, we’ll dive into the history of Esther’s from the comedy act at Liberty Lunch featuring some rag-tag UT students, to the mainstay and must-see attraction featuring music, comedy, magic, and oh so …

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A Month of Sundays – Brought to you by SouthPop with Threadgill’s!

To help keep bringing great music and great fun to out community, SouthPop is continuing our Month of Sundays Free Concert Series! But this time we’re switiching it up a bit — our great friends Threadgill’s (301 W. Riverside Dr.) will be hosting us with live music the last Sunday of the month (Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb — taking a break in …

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SouthPop Founder Henry Gonzalez Passed Away

In Memoriam… Obituary for Henry B. Gonzalez Henry Gonzalez was born August 6, 1950, in Brownsville, Texas to a large and loving Latino family who have been residents of Tejas since before the US stole the territory from Mexico. He died on February 29, 2016 after an intense 16 month battle against cancer. Growing up in Brownsville and Corpus Christi, …

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Ken Hoge: Man on a Mission

South Austin Popular Culture Center Presents Ken Hoge: Man on a Mission   Ken Hoge began his professional photography career as a music journalist during his years as a student at the University of Texas at Austin. As a freelance and staff photographer for the Austin Sun (the predecessor to the Austin Chronicle) he covered the heady Austin music scene …

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Bob Wade’s Tangoing Frogs Reinstalled at Taco Cabana in Dallas

In the News… SouthPop friend and Armadillo Artist Bob Wade has been featured in the New York Times! Three of the original 6 10-foot tall dancing frogs he created for the Tango Nightclub in Dallas are being reinstalled at their original location, by the space’s new owners…Taco Cabana. If you’re in the area, go check them out as early as June …

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