My first ever visit to the Sahara Lounge on the East side of Austin. As a bonus, there was Marimba music. It was pretty awesome.
What happens at the Rattletree Glow Party, you might ask? You put on your glow stuff, and maybe get your face painted. You take off your shoes at the door as per the rules. Then you can chill out and listen to DJ Happy Happy James, or get your dance on. When the marimba music starts, you are in musical heaven. Joel Laviolette and his band are so much fun. It was a great celebration of the new studio home for the Rattletree School of Marimba.
Rainy weather today brought the Texas Community Music Festival under the overhang and inside the rain tarps at Central Market today. However, that didn’t stop Kupira Marimba from having a good time. They played their sets of music from Zimbabwe and got the crowd dancing in the dimly lit patio. I always recommend seeing this group of musicians if you can catch them around town for a fun party atmosphere and some lovely African Marimba Music.
I wasn’t a very good MAPJAM participant today. Too much stuff going on. KUT offered up 9 great bands in 4 awesome venues, and I only caught two bands. My favorite today was Rattletree Marimba – a super fun band that “plays high energy fully acoustic music from Zimbabwe on GIANT wooden xylophones.” If you see these people in your area, be sure to check them out!