As if I wrote a letter to Santa, and he booked the gig himself, the KGSR 20th Anniversary Party featured not just one, but two, of my favorite bands - Old 97's and Quiet Company. The lineup also included Austin's big breakout act of the year Alpha Rev and the legendary Joe Ely, making it one of the strongest anniversary shows that station has pulled together in years. Add to that free barbecue from Salt Lick and lots of good friends, and you just couldn't ask for a better Christmas. If you didn't make it, check the station's Web site, as they live streamed the event and may be posting excerpts. But here are some images and video that I took at the show.
We ran a little promo with Gowalla with great success - 33 check ins with photos, and everyone getting a free download from both the 97's and Quiet Co. Look for more Gowalla promos from these bands soon.
I hope everyone is having a rockin' holiday!
Old 97's - Let the Whiskey Take the Reins
Old 97's - Won't Be Home
Quiet Company - How Do You Do It