Pop Unknown, known to me at least as the band that came after Mineral that’s not the Gloria Record, are playing their first shows since 2002 in their hometown of Austin, TX this February and then again in March for SXSW. And since aging hipsters and turn-of-the-millennium emos are freaking out about it, they are gonna host a day-after party for the first of these shows to allow dudes with enough money to fly to Texas for the show a chance to spend some more of that money drinking booze, but also helping out a good cause: the Texas Hearing & Service Dogs and Blue Dog Rescue. The totally tl;dr press release is after the jump:
POP UNKNOWN REUNION SHOW and REHAB PARTY:
After five years of touring the world, putting out over a dozen releases (including 2 full lengths) and playing shows with indie rock royalty, Austin’s POP UNKNOWN went their separate ways. When they stepped off the stage at their packed show at Emo’s in Austin, Texas in 2002, no one knew it would be their last!
Now, over six years later, POP UNKNOWN have decided the time was right to give it one more go. So, on FEBRUARY 21st, at The Mohawk in Austin TX , the boys will join forces with a hand-picked line-up of local bands and dj’s to take over Red River once again. Like battery acid and honey, POP UNKNOWN have combined that old school, in your face debauchery with Austin’s latest local buzz.
Jets Under fire – 9
Crash Gallery – 10
Pop Unknown – 11
Low Line Caller – 12
Mock Tigers – 1
Team Fabrication is set to keep the party going all night and will be spinning in between sets.
Don’t miss the POP UNKNOWN REHAB PARTY the following day!
After hearing that more than a few people were flying in for the show, Pop Unknown decided to put together an intimate party to catch
up with old friends and have an excuse to continue the party.
Join Pop Unknown the day following their reunion show to relax, eat some food and have a few drinks while listening to some of their
friends do acoustic sets.
acoustic sets by:
chris simpson and members of zookeeper
mitch billeaud and members of the lemurs
marc ferrino and members of black before red
rory allen phillips (impossibles/slowreader) and members of LAX
christian kyle and members of schatzi
Along with live music, Pop Unknown have asked dj’s Team Fabrication to join in on the fun. The gathering will take place at The
GoodLife Team outdoor venue and garden. Sponsored by Method Hair, The GoodLife Team, The Austin Art Garage and produced by
Pop Unknown and Revolution Productions, this charity event will benefit Texas Hearing and Service Dogs and Blue Dog Rescue. All
parties have forgone compensation to aid in this worthy event.
A small suggested donation at the door will benefit Texas Hearing & Service Dogs and Blue Dog Rescue.
food and drinks provided!
Sponsored by: method.hair / Austin Art Garage / Revolution Productions / Krisstina Wise and The Goodlife Team / RED Light
Energy Drink / Tito’s Handmade Vodka
1114 east cesar chavez from 3p to 8p
Pop Unknown will also be playing shows during SXSW in March ’09!