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Live Music & Dead Clubs: A Visual History Through T-Shirts

December 1st marks the opening of SouthPop’s holiday exhibit Live Music and Dead Clubs: a visual history through t-shirts. Music.  T-shirts. Rock n Roll Images.  A modest article of clothing, the T-shirt, can tell a real story.  Of bands, clubs, musical and artistic performances, political events or what ever happens to be on someone’s mind that shows up in print …

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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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Virtual Tour: Tribute To Two Austin Music Icons

This show was a special tribute to two clubs in Austin: one that closed 40 years ago and one that opened 40 years ago. The Vulcan Gas Company and the Armadillo World Headquarters had a substantial impact on Austin’s culture, music and effected not only locals, but people statewide – and some say even the nation. We had a pretty …

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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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Caught On Google’s Camera

When we say you can always happen upon the Center “by chance,” it’s because you can usually find Henry Gonzalez, the facilities manager, working on the art installations outside. He was even caught on Google’s street camera! The space around the Center is always evolving, from the outdoor gallery space to the memorial wall. So even if the doors to …

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Official SAPCC Events During SXSW

RARE: An Exhibit of Hard To Find Concert Poster and Prints by Austin Poster Artists OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 12 at 7:09pm RSVP HERE Featuring the Austin members of the American Poster Institute, the show will consist of oddities and rarities- all posters that are now unavailable. The artists will be present at the opening reception on Saturday, March 12.  …

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Rag Radio: Austin’s Rock ‘n Roll Art

Thorne Dreyer of Rag Radio on KOOP, 91.7 FM talks with Leea Mechling and Henry Gonzalez of the South Austin Popular Culture Center. In the hour-long interview, they “discuss Austin culture since the 60s and 70s; its history of exhibitions featuring major graphic and poster artists; and the Memorial Wall featuring fallen heroes of Austin and Texas culture. We also …

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Benefit For Political Prisoner Marilyn Buck

Convicted of politically-motivated crimes, Marilyn Buck has spent 25 years in prison. Set for release in August, she’s now being treated for cancer. Join us for an evening of music, poetry and consciousness-raising in her honor on Friday, June 25 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 3105 E. Cesar Chavez Street in Austin (on the north bank of the …

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Tour Outside Art Installations By Henry Gonzalez

“Sometimes people don’t even know to go into the building,” says artist Henry Gonzalez, arms crossed, as he looks over the art installations surrounding the South Austin Popular Culture Center. “This is the legacy I’m going to leave behind,” Gonzalez says. Each piece is a reflection of South Austin, and as one of the founders of the Center and creator …

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