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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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The Austin-San Antonio Connection: So Close and Yet So Far Out

South Austin Popular Culture Center with South Texas Popular Culture Center Presents: The Austin – San Antonio Connection: ~So Close and Yet So Far Out~     Opening Saturday June 14, 2014, SouthPop and its sister organization in San Antonio, TexPop, present an exhibition exploring the shared music history between the two cities. Separated by only 80 miles of I35, …

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SouthPop’s 10th Anniversary Exhibit

South Austin Popular Culture Center Presents 10th Anniversary Exhibit   Through generous funding from the Phogg Phoundation for the Pursuit of Happiness, the South Austin Popular Culture Center (SouthPop) opened its doors March 2014 and almost immediately an important and sentimental acquisition was made: Ken Featherston’s mural, Peyote Dream. Charitable donors came forward with the necessary funding and so began SouthPop’s permanent collection documenting Austin’s …

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Jack Jaxon: Exile into Consciousness

View a portion of the exhibition online Jack Jackson (pen name Jaxon), artist, designer, art director, writer, illustrator, historian, and Austinite began a search for answers in the 1960s. His odyssey dove inward, illustrating his acid trips in pen and ink as he explored his own subconscious and moved to San Francisco to join the counter-culture revolution. He became art …

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