Upcoming Events

Hector Ward & The Big Time atStrange Brew Lounge Side

Every Friday in May and June Hector Ward & The Big Time bring their Latin Grooves Funk Orchestra to Strange Brew 6-7:30pm $7 for a Funktacular time!

Hector Ward & The Big Time is an original 9 piece Latin Grooves Funk Orchestra. The son of Cuban refugees who met in Texas, Ward’s Twenty years of experience in the Austin music scene, including his previous band Sigmund Fraud are obvious in the band’s high energy, dance-floor filling shows. The members include Ward on guitar and lead vocals, Cheryl Kaderli on backup vocals, Robb Kidd on Drums, Kai Roach on Bass Guitar, Rain Cross on Guitar, and Rodney Corbin on congas and percussion. The horn line, known for enthusiastically leaving the stage and taking the music into the audience, includes Tiger Anaya on trumpet, Houston Rawls on Tenor Saxophone, Ben Taylor on Trombone and Mark Wilson on Baritone Saxophone.



Papa MaliA‑Town Get Down atParish
Art Seen Alliance Presents The Funk Hunters • Feat. Chali 2na atParish

Borrowing inspiration from classic funk and hip hop, The Funk Hunters are putting the soul back into electronic dance music. Having honed their craft at over 450 performances in 16 countries, the DJ duo’s show is a brilliant technical display of creative collaboration between 4 turntables. But words can’t do justice to two friends whose passion is dance floor mastery – breathless audiences at global festivals including Wakarusa, Burning Man, Rhythm & Vines, Shambhala, Ottawa Bluesfest, and Envision are the ultimate testament.

The Funk Hunters’ reverence for the roots of dance has also lead them into unique live collaborations, sometimes drawing on a cast of supporting musicians to add dimension to their signature sound. Most recently they toured North America with iconic rapper Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, who has called them “the selectah’s of the century!”

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds atParish

Ultimately, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds stand poised to shake up rock ‘n’ roll all around the world. “This all stems back to why I loved performing and singing to begin with,” Arleigh leaves off. “I want to make crowds happy and see them smile and dance. Singing brings me so much joy. I hope our music does the same for everyone.”

On May 19th, the band will unleash their most rambunctious, raucous, and righteous recording to date in the form of The Weather Below, which features the band’s roster of her brother, Jackson Kincheloe (harmonica), Sasha Brown (guitar), Josh Myers (bass), Phil Rodriguez (trumpet), and Brian Graham (saxophones), and Dan Boyden (drums).

“Sister Sparrow, Arleigh Kincheloe’s nom de disque, is a soul queen with a voice strong and raspy enough to compete with riffing horns and clipped funk beats.”
– Washington Post

“…frontwoman Arleigh Kincheloe has one of the biggest voices in the soul-funk business. Prepare to be blown away.”
– Baltimore Sun

“What do you get when you cross Amy Winehouse and Tina Turner with Mick Jagger…?”
– Glamour


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