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Elbow Grease: The Art of Jon Narum, Nic Russell, and Sam Yeates

SouthPop’s 2017-2018 exhibition season kicks off with Elbow Grease: The art of Jon Narum, Nicholas Russell, and Sam Yeates – paintings created by three artists who have been involved in the music scene since the early 1970s. Narum, Yeats, and Russell have been mainstays of the Austin art and music scene for 40+ years. Their fine art and design will …

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The Road to Austin

The South Austin Popular Culture’s next exhibit The Road to Austin opens Saturday, March 8th with an event that will include live music. The exhibit will be a historical pictorial pondering of the Austin music culture. The Road to Austin is a documentary film chronicling the decades of musical evolution that elevated Austin as the Live Music Capital of the …

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Randy “Biscuit” Turner: The Real Punk Pioneer

View the exhibit online Randy “Biscuit” Turner is an iconic force of Punk Rock worldwide and Austin popular culture. Born in Gladewater, Texas, he was encouraged to create art and was drawn to the odd-ball, skate-punk culture of Austin where he and his friends formed the band The Big Boys. The Big Boys were innovative, sarcastic, and passionate in their …

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Austin Opera House: Way Down Texas Way

The South Austin Popular Culture Center is proud to announce an exhibit focusing on the Austin Opera House.  This concert hall, a partnership between Tim O’Connor and his friend Willie Nelson, opened in July 1977 with a special performance featuring Waylon Jennings.  This club was not your typical Austin-hippie-hangout; it was more known for its “outlaw” country slant. The Austin …

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Artful Musicians

The South Austin Popular Culture Center hosts an exhibit featuring Austin musicians who also make art. It makes sense that creative people would have more than one outlet for their talent. The show will include Greg Anderson, Bill & Ruth Carter, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Cleve Hattersley, Lissa Hattersley, Guy Juke, Elizabeth Lee, Billy Perkins, Howard Rains, Jesse Sublett and …

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Peyote Dreams

From now until February 18, come check out Ken Featherston’s 1974 mural “Peyote Dreams.” The approximately 20-foot long mural was the Center’s first acquisition in 2004. Ask Henry to tell you how they got the mural in the museum! A selection of Ken’s concert posters will also be on display. Click on the slideshow below to check out some of …

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Austin Cartoons Tribute Comes To Life

In February, 2011 Kerry Awn approached the South Austin Popular Culture Center about painting a mural on the premises. The mural would pay tribute to Austin cartoon icons. Characters created by the likes of Gilbert Shelton, Jim Franklin, Tony Bell, Sam Hurt, Mike Judge and Jack Jaxon would be painted on the back wall of the outdoor stage at the …

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New Mural In Progress

The Center recently experienced an attack by some taggers. They defaced the wall behind the stage where so many people had written messages over the last few years. Henry Gonzalez, the facilities manager, decided to start over and painted the wall white. However, he was concerned about what would appear next. What if someone considered it a large, public blank …

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Special Exhibit & Tribute: 2 Austin Music Icons

During the summer of 1970, Austin’s first successful psychedelic music club, the Vulcan Gas Company, closed. In August 1970, the Armadillo World Headquarters opened. Both venues made dramatic changes to Austin’s culture.

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Popular Culture Center Among Spinner’s Best Of Weird Austin

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