Austin Party Train: Your Non ACL Guide to the Hairy Man Contest, Soul Shakin’ & ChumboFest

I am in event paralysis. Too. Many. Things. This is your official NON ACL Guide.  ACL folks… here are all things ACL from do512 and of course, the schedule.  For those of you not attending, there is still pleeeeeeeeenty to do this weekend.  And you’re probably smarter.  You can have fun without standing in a potentially muddy field waiting for the musical inspiration of people with bad hygeine to wash over you and cleanse you of your ordinary nature. What? Yeah i said it.  This weekend you have a scintillating array of choices… will you go to oktoberfest at the lake? the hairiest man festival? chumbofest with new orleans food/music? See T bird @ the awesome soul show at mohawk? Decisions decisions.

Speaking of inspired, win a $50 itunes gift card by helping friend Heather rename her blog.  What was once a workout blog has become so much more… a hilarious chronicle of what goes on in her life. Rules and details here.

Onto the good stuff.

I hope you guys are all having a fabulous friday. As always, let me know if there’s something cool I missed.

Yours in parking myself at ACL with my new portable hammock,



Free and Cheap:

To Check Out:

Feeling active now that its cooler? Good stuff: 

  • 10/11/2009 – 2009 Sweatin’ Burnt Orange Bike Tour – Blanco, Texas 
  • 10/11/2009 – Austin Oyster Urban Adventure Race – Austin, Texas 
  • 10/11/2009 – Austin Run America Run Half Marathon,… – Austin, Texas 
  • 10/13/2009 – Fencing Class – Round Rock Fencing Club – Round Rock, Texas




  • Chumbofest: New Orleans Music and Food on the East Sideau
  • Hairy Man Festival: 15th Annual Hairy Man Festival features food, arts & crafts, children’s activities, special performances, and live music all day. Also, there is a Hairiest Man contest which features a $500 cash prize this year.
  • Oktoberfest on Lake Travis: Oktoberfest on Lake Travis features live Texas music headlined by Ray Wylie Hubbard, great food, German beer and wine, classic car show, fine art show, artist booths, kids activities including kids’ bounce house, face painting and book reading.
  • Viva La Vida Fest Paper Mache Workshop at Mexic-Arte Museum 10:30am-1pm, free for members, $5
  • Wax Poetics Magazine Presents: Supersoulshakedown with Tbird &, The Breaks, Brownout at Club Deville
  • Ballet Austin Season Opener: Swan Lake Act Ii and The Firebird at Long Center
  • Ancient Astronauts  10:00pm La Zona Rosa Austin Official Austin Nights Brass Band 6:30pm Kenny Dorham’s Backyard  Austin  $16  Chumbofest: A Fusion of New Orleans and Texas Music / 1106 East 11th Street
  • Thievery Corporation, Federico Aubele at Stubb’s
  • BASSNECTAR  10:00pm La Zona Rosa Austin Official
  • Big Chief Kevin and band 8:00pm Kenny Dorham’s Backyard  Austin  $18  Chumbofest: A Fusion of New Orleans and Texas Music / 1106 East 11th Street
  • Brew, The  9:30pm Elephant Room  Austin  
  • Bruce Robison  Broken Spoke, The  Austin  
  • Carolyn Wonderland Sam’s Burger Joint San Antonio
  • Malford Malford  Saxon Pub, The Austin  $15 cover  An Evening With the music of Stephen Bruton
  • Micky and the Motorcars  Buda Fire Fest, Buda Austin  
  • Mudphonic 10:30pm Lambert’s  Austin  $5 cover
  • NASA Mohawk, The  Austin  
  • Punk Rock Comedy Show  Headhunters Club Austin
  • Suzanna Choffel 12:15am Momo’s Club  Austin  $10 cover
  • Topaz 10:30pm Lambert’s  Austin  $5 cover
  • ZAPATA  11:00pm Jovita’s Austin  


  • Bamkrupt and the Borrowers Hole in the Wall Austin
  • Dale Watson 11:00pm Saxon Pub, The Austin  $7 cover
  • Eggmen, The  Bayfest  Corpus Christi 
  • Monster Big Band 7:00pm Ruta Maya Int’l HQ Austin  $7 cover
  • Raul Malo 11:00pm Continental Club Austin  $20 cover
  • Sour Soul Band  11:00pm Cannibal Club Patio  Austin  
  • Terri Hendrix w/Band Austin City Limits Music FestAustin  
  • Warren Hood & the Hoodlums 9:30pm Momo’s Club  Austin  $7 cover %


  • COLOUR REVOLT  Parish Room, The Austin  ACL Aftershow
  • Conspirare (rehearsal) 7:30pm Crossings, The Austin RSVP 


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4 responses to “Austin Party Train: Your Non ACL Guide to the Hairy Man Contest, Soul Shakin’ & ChumboFest

  1. Pingback: Austin Party Train: Big Lebowski, BeatleJuice & the Blues « Austin Party Train

  2. Jackie

    do you get paid to write this?

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