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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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The Austin – San Francisco Connection

The counter-culture revolution of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s in the United States is undeniably attributed to the widespread embrace of drugs, sex, and rock n roll among young people, and San Francisco was the epicenter of authority clash. The city drew disenfranchised youth from all over the country to join together to celebrate peace, love, and harmony while …

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A Fusion Of Country Culture

Central Texas Dance Halls

View the Interactive Portion of our Show Country culture is not just about the music, but a story of how the Wild West brought together immigrants from Europe, Mexico, Native Americans, and other states, all of whom came to call Texas home. Each group brought their customs, skills, moral values, and their music. While they generally tried to avoid each …

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AWHQ 43rd Anniversary August 7th

On Wednesday,  August 7th, SouthPop will hold an Armadillo World Headquarters birthday party from 7:09pm to 10pm.  Shiva’s Headband will provide live musical entertainment.  The Center will display photos and posters from the ‘Dillo… like a bunch of the staff photos.  Staff, musicians, friends and aficionados are all welcome to attend.  The Burton Wilson exhibit is on display and includes …

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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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South Pop featured on YNN’s Local Wonders

January 8th Interview featuring South Pop director Leea Mechling by YNN’s Drew Moses. “There’s more to Austin’s music scene than just the music. At the South Austin Popular Culture Center, you can find relics of all kinds which tell a different side of Austin’s colorful history. Vintage music bills, posters and comics speak to Austin’s rock-and-roll history. Leea Mechling, the …

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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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SCREEN AND DESTROY by Lindsey Kuhn

The South Austin Popular Culture Center is pleased to announce the current special exhibit featuring the gig posters and art prints of Lindsey Kuhn . One of the most talented artists of his generation, Lindsey has created a large body of work over the past 20 years. He designed many of the posters advertising band that performed at the Austin …

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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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A Tribute To Antone’s

Antone’s Home of the Blues opened in 1975 at 6th and Brazos in downtown Austin, Texas. Clifford Antone loved the blues and he brought it to Texas. The first show at the club featured Louisiana great Clifton Chenier. After that Sunnyland Slim, Chicago blues artist, performed at the club. Once he reported back about what these young kids were doing …

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