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July 9, 2020

Beth Lee & The Break Ups

7 - 9ย  PM CST

Beth Lee & The Break Ups

Here's the link to the livestream:

Come and join us online at The Honkiest, Tonkiest Beer Joint In Town for some fantastic Live- Streaming music with Beth Lee & The Breakups from 7:00p-9:00p !!

No cover, but do remember to TIP the band that work hard for you! Please remember in showing your appreciation to the band by: buying merchandise, tipping, applauding, hooting, hollering, or all of the above.

Paypal: PayPal.Me/bethleemusic
Venmo: @BethLee13

Please support our small local business... Austin has lost to many small local family businesses in the last few years. Without us โ€ฆ Austin has nothing left !! All donations help support us while the City of Austin has us Closed for the 2nd time on June 26th @ 12:00 noon. Not sure when we will get to reopen, but will keep you informed.

Venmo: @terry-gaona

A Big Thank You to everyone for your generosity and support during these crazy times!!

Sophia Johnson w/ Devin Jake & Matthew Mefford


Lil Darlin

Live stream With Sophia Johnson, Devin Jake and Matthew Mefford on the bass. Please feel free to request your favourite Ol Lady Country songs!

Tips gratefully received - Venmo @devinjake

Bonnie Whitmore with Kim Richey The Virtual Continental Gallery

8:30ย  PM CST

Bonnie Whitmore with Kim Richey

In light of this new unknown living we are all in now, and in an effort to try and keep some consistency in my life, Iโ€™m taking my weekly residency into the Virtual Gallery! Every week I will have a new virtual friend join me and Stephanie via the interwebs, and this time at a more reasonable time frame of 8:30pm CST to 10ish. For those who havenโ€™t had the pleasure of meeting Stephanie Marlar, you have no idea how lucky you are about to come!! Sheโ€™s the ringleader, the hero, the rebel, and the sass to every gallery show I do and sheโ€™s also a helluva bartender. Sheโ€™ll be my copilot on these shows as long as her country ass internet works

You can donate by way of
Venmo @bonniewhitmore
Cash App $thebonniewhitmore

Thank you and sending love your way!

July 10 2020

Abeline Quarantine with Evan Christian


Evan Christian

Venmo: Evan-Christian-5

The Monte Warden Feel Good Hour

7 - 8 PM CST

Monte Warden

Howdy Friends! For this weekโ€™s show (Episode 16!!), Iโ€™m gonna focus on your REQUESTS and DEDICATIONS. Please email or message me what YOU would like to hear me pick this week. Anythingโ€ฆFew, Wags, solo, cuts, covers (even Whoa!, dare I say).

I so look forward to these shows. Yโ€™allโ€™s viewership, support, patronage, and enthusiasm for the Feel Good Hour continues to be such a blessing for this entire family.
โ€˜Seeโ€™ yโ€™all Friday!


VENMO: @monte-warden

(for patronage or to order your Dangerous Few CD - $15 + $5 p&h - exclusive thru the Feel Good Hour until June 19)

Live From Bandit Town with Whitey & Joey

8 - 11 PM CST

Whitey Morgan & Joey Spina

"I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink" a night dedicated to the songs of Merle Haggard. Live from Bandit Town with Whitey Morgan & Joey Spina! Friday, July 10th at 8pm CST! Tune in right here on Facebook, also on Youtube.

Tips Appreciated.
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July 11, 2020

Move Together - Dancing Towards an Inclusive Commuinty & Global Social Justice

12 - 2 PM CST

JOIN THE GLOBAL LINDY HOP, SWING DANCE & BLUES DANCE COMMUNITY for an online forum featuring Black artists and academics Saturday, July 11th, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon Pacific Time to discuss the pressing issues facing us as a society and as a global dance scene. Letโ€™s talk about how to be anti-racist; making the dance world more inclusive; and how we can all do a better job making the scene safe and welcoming for everyone.

๐‘ท๐‘ณ๐‘ฌ๐‘จ๐‘บ๐‘ฌ ๐‘บ๐‘ผ๐‘ท๐‘ท๐‘ถ๐‘น๐‘ป ๐‘ผ๐‘บ!

๐๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฃ๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐ฏ๐จ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ ๐๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐จ๐จ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐:

We believe we have the power to shape the future starting with our global dance community first, as part of a broader global social justice movement for equality. Hollywood Television Editor, LA-based dancer & DJ SHAHEED QAASIM is leading the discussion, and the panelists are:

โ€ข RYAN FRANCOIS: Broadway, TV & Movie Dancer & Choreographer

โ€ข REMY KOUAKOU KOUAME: International Lindy Instructor & DJ

โ€ข KIM NALLEY: Iconic Jazz & Blues Vocalist Featured at Lincoln Center, Ethnomusicologist, Dancer

โ€ข DAMON STONE: International Blues & Lindy Hop Instructor

โ€ข BRITTNEY CARAWAY: Dancer, Jazz vocalist, Event MC, past Miss Camp Hollywood

โ€ข ODYSSEUS BAILER: Dancer, Actor & Workshop Leader on African-American Cultural History of Lindy Hop

โ€ข MARIE N'DIAYE: Teacher at Herrรคng Dance Camp and Managing Director/Choreographer at HotCha Chorus Line

โ€ข AISHA QAASIM โ€“ CA-based Lindy Hopper, Attorney & Academic

โ€ข KENNETH SHIPP โ€“ St. Louis-Based Blues Dance Instructor, DJ, Dancer

โ€ข DR. ANDAIYE QAASIM โ€“ PhD in Ethnomusicology, Diversity & Anti-Racism Trainer

The purpose of the event is three-fold:

1. EDUCATION: To further educate people about the nature of racism in a โ€œRacism 101โ€ educational segment, presented by diversity and anti-racism trainer Dr. Andaiye Qaasim, who will deconstruct some of the prevailing myths and misconceptions about racism; give a brief overview of the historical context of racism in the U.S.; and help define terms like systemic, institutionalized racism, and white supremacy.

2. STORIES: To have a โ€œreal-talkโ€ conversation, amplifying the voices of Black dancers, musicians, artists, and academics, who will share their experiences in dealing with personal experiences of racism, and their ideas about ways to make the global dance scene anti-racist, and more welcoming and inclusive.

3. ACTION: To establish a baseline Code of Conduct to help make the dance scene truly anti-racist by delineating what is appropriate and inappropriate, and to provide tools to empower us all to have more open conversations. We plan to leave everyone with clear action steps designed to create positive change in the global dance community, to help us move forward together as a community, and make this a sustainable movement.

Some of the tools we will provide as suggested actions steps are:

- an anti-racism pledge for dancers, musicians, and organizers.

- anti-racist and inclusive language and guidance for teaching contracts

- guidance on language or committment statements organizations can incorporate in their mission/ vision statements

We believe that we as dancers can be an example of how to create positive change in our global community, and have a ripple effect on the world.

Live Streaming with Johnny McGowan & His Rugged Gents

7 - 9ย  PM CST

Johnny McGowan

Here's the link to the livestream:

Come and join us online at The Honkiest, Tonkiest Beer Joint In Town for some fantastic Live- Streaming music with Johnny McGowan's Rugged Gents from 7:00p-9:00p !!

No cover, but do remember to TIP the band that work hard for you! Please remember in showing your appreciation to the band by: buying merchandise, tipping, applauding, hooting, hollering, or all of the above.

Venmo: @JohnnyMcGowan

Sunny Sweeney

8 - 11 PM CST

Sunny will be taking requests in real-time on this livestream show.

Sunny SweeneyTotal Request LIVE Livestream on Facebook & YouTube

Tips Appreciated.
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Cash App -$unnysweeney

July 12, 2020

Chris Beall

7 - 8 PM CST

Chris Beall (Every Sunday)


VENMO: @beallstreet

A Walk Down Memory Lane With Those That Came Before Us


The set of dances we know as Texas Two Step and all the Swing Dances (including Fox Trot and Lindy Hop) evolved from Czech and German Polkas, Schotzies (Schatzis), and Brute dances. Our most popular version of swing in Texas, next to Jive, is the Texas Push (the category of swing that includes West Coast Swing and Shag). Does watching some of these "old timers" go at it in the video below remind you of watching the 'grown ups' dance with real joy and emotion? Southern dancing and its derivatives are the best! Check out the Czech kicks throughout the dances. Love it!!!

These are some of the people who taught us to dance. Most are no longer with us. But, man, could they move. May we always remember them, in one way or another, for helping pass along hundreds of years of knowledge on how to move our bodies to music when partner dancing.