Attendance Records Benefit Tonight at The Mohawk
When public schools suffer budget cuts, the first things usually affected are art programs. Oftentimes, they’re completely eliminated. Fortunately for some communities, there are local organizations that step up to fill in the gap and provide students with outlets in a variety of creative fields. Austin-based Attendance Records does this kind of outreach, with the involvement and cooperation of the local music scene.
Attendance Records, sponsored by Austin Creative Alliance, is a non-profit student-run record label, connecting teachers and students with creative individuals, including artists, writers and musicians. The label gives students access to local resources to record, produce and design artwork for their own music albums. Two local bands work directly with students in the classroom, per semester, to offer guidance and instruction in songwriting. Then the bands take the students’ ideas to engineer John Michael Landon at Premium Recording to make original albums.
Local bands are gathering to show their support and help raise funds to keep Attendance Records going with a benefit show tonight at the Mohawk, 912 Red River. Performances by Guns of Navarone, Mother Falcon, The Sour Notes, and Matt Hines of The Eastern Sea will be on the outside stage, while inside you can catch Hello Caller, Shakey Graves, and Whiskey Shivers. It’s an early show – doors open at 6:15 p.m. Highly recommended.