The ABGB
Sun 17 Feb
Hell Yes Project: Ghisallo Cycling Initiative Marathon Station
Show 10:00AM

From Our Friends At Ghisallo Cycling Initiative:

We are in need of 30-40 Aid Station Volunteers!

As one of Austin Marathon’s Charity Partners we run one of the Aid Stations (where runners get water) during the event. We have our captain and co-captains set, but need A LOT of general volunteers who help with set-up, water hand-ups, and tear down. It is an easy and fun opportunity, and is easier and more fun the more people we have on-site.

Our station is at mile 20 and will be located at at Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center (https://goo.gl/maps/j5HpmKFZCNC2) in Central East Austin, where we have our Golden Rollers (http://goldenrollers.org) senior tricycle program.

Here is the site to sign-up to volunteer for our Aid Station at Mile 20:
https://eventdog.com/a/volpage.php?eID=711&token=1199&volID=54

The main Event Dog site doesn’t let you sign-up for partial shifts, and many people prefer a shorter than 6hrs shift on a Sunday morning. So, like last year we will internally split this into two shifts, 7am-10:30am and 10am-1:30pm.

SHIFTS:
Full (6hrs, 7:00am – 1:00pm)
First (3.5hrs, 7:00am – 10:30am; set-up and hand-ups)
Second (3.5hrs, 10:00am – 1:30pm; hand-ups and tear-down)

We will be providing breakfast for the 1st shift, lunch for the 2nd shift, and snacks for everyone! If you are interested helping with the Aid Station, please sign up on this Google Form in addition to the Event Dog one so we can plan for the two as well as full shift needs:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvMHYKHbWvMTpkAoVGuDluWNl-o0GkMCVkf-oLOTR_EPKGag/viewform

If people can work the “Full (6hrs, 7am – 1pm)” shift that would be greatly appreciated!

Sun 17 Feb
The Sunday Best Silo Road
Show 4:00PM

We call it the Sunday Best… because there’s no better place to be on a Sunday afternoon than with us at The ABGB.

Hang out under the trees.
Drink some beer (that’s all made here).
Hug your friends.
Have a sandwich… or a slice or two.
Swing your partners.

That’s the Sunday Best.

Wed 20 Feb
All Good In The Hood Warren Hood Happy Hour All Night
Show 6:30PM

If it’s Wednesday… then it’s time to get happy. And it’s time for Warren. Our weekly shows on Wednesdays with Warren Hood are just the thing you need to get you through the week.

Warren is our neighbor here in South Austin. He’s also an ABGB regular. We count ourselves as pretty lucky to have one of our city’s best musicians living so close… and even luckier that we get to put him and his stellar band to work bringing us his unique swinging Texas roots pop. We’ve nicknamed the shows as being “All Good In The Hood”.

Wednesdays are happy hour all night all long with a $1 off pints and reduced prices on pitchers.

So, come over. We’re going to be having a real good time… and we’re going to be dancing. We want you here.

Fri 22 Feb
Micah Shalom & The Babylonians
Show 9:00PM

Micah Shalom & The Babylonians play a mix of Traditional Ska, Roots Reggae, Rocksteady, and Afro-Beat grooves. Lead by a full horn section, with occasional vocals by Micah Shalom and guest artists.

Members of The Babylonians (Micah Shalom – horns, Evan Hegarty – keys) have played with international producer and singer Mikey Dread A. K. A. Michael Campbell, as well as Israel Vibration singer Craig “Apple” Garbriel. The Babylonians also play as a backing band, and have done so for Kevin Batchelor(The Skatelites, Steel Pulse trumpet player) and Cedric IM Brooks(Skatelites Tenor Saxophone, and original Studio One musician) as well as Grammy award winner Calton Coffie of Inner Circle fame. Another member, Mark Wilson – sax, has played with countless artists most notably Burning Spear through the 90s.

Together the group has formed strong ties to the reggae community with crossover into the world music scene. Always looking to mix genres to create a modern sound and original feel while keeping true to the roots of the music.

Sat 23 Feb
Big Mama Red's 50 Shades Of RedA Night Of Beer & Burlesque
Show 9:00PM

Big Mama Red’s Fifty Shades Of Red
A Night of Beer & Burlesque!

Big Mama Red, the namesake of our biggest, most bodacious beer, will be here live and in person, hosting a special evening of sexy and sensational burlesque… and to celebrate her 50th birthday! Backed by Jimmie Dreams and his wonderful band, Big Mama will sing her way into your heart… and maybe, onto your lap. An all-star cast of Austin and International Burlesque performers, Bethany Summersizzle, Nikki Knockout, Fifi Switchblade and Queertini Time will grace our stage and be ready to enthrall.

Come, and be ready and willing to share the intoxicating love of Big Mama Red.

Here’s the VIP ticket link! Very limited seats remain!
https://shop.theabgb.com/products/fifty-shades-of-red

The ticket is your entry into our special VIP section up front and close. It guarantees you one of the best seats in the house for a sure to be memorable evening. 21 and over in VIP section, please.

No tickets will be mailed. You name(s) will be put on our special VIP list.

Sun 24 Feb
The Sunday Best Lucas Hudgins
Show 4:00PM
Ends 7:00PM

We call it the Sunday Best… because there’s no better place to be on a Sunday afternoon than with us at The ABGB.

Lucas Hudgins will be here for all your honky-tonking needs. Hudgins refuses to call what he does “Classic Country” because he says that makes it sound like its gone. And Lucas is proof that it’s not. Listening to him sing with deep and smooth confidence, it’s evident how alive and fresh the sound can be. Timeless, that’s what it is.

“Texas Roots meets snakeskin boots.”
– Austin Chronicle

Hang out under the trees.
Drink some beer (that’s all made here).
Hug your friends.
Have a sandwich… or a slice or two.
Swing your partners.

That’s the Sunday Best.

Tue 26 Feb
Hell Yes Project: At The Central Texas Food Bank
Show 6:00PM

Are you ready to Volunbeer with us?

The ABGB, as part of The Hell Yes Project, is teaming up with the Central Texas Food Bank on the last Tuesday of the month for an evening of volunteering at the Food Bank’s warehouse.

And, after a shift of putting your hands, heart and soul to work, you can enjoy the satisfying taste of a cold ABGB beer. That’s what we’re calling Volunbeer Night, and we want you and your crew to join us.

Different good times are planned for each month! Activities, speakers, and music are all coming up on tap! Come for the first one, February 27th, as it will feature a behind-the-scenes tour of the Food Bank and all its amazing abilities to serve our neighbors in need!

Mark your calendars for the last Tuesday of each month. The shift runs from 6pm-7:30pm, and brews and events go 7:30pm-9pm. All volunteers must be 21+ and provide proof of ID for beverage service. Please drink responsibly and make prior transportation arrangements as needed.

Join us for a cooperative effort in giving-back, and unwinding! Claim your spot here: https://cafb.volunteerhub.com/event/index/7526390

Tue 26 Feb
2019 Rabble Rouser
Show 7:30PM

Our annual rollicking Rabble Rouser returns! Please join Texas Observer staff, local music faves Shinyribs and TC Superstar, and the fine folks at the ABGB for a night of music, fun, pizza and, of course, beer. This is your chance to support the important independent, investigative reporting we do here at the Observer simply by showing up, drinking some beer, and listening to some great music.

Admission is $30 in advance/$35 at the door. The first 100 tickets sold include a beer. All tickets come with a free Observer Fight for Truth koozie. We’ll also have cool merchandise and membership packages ready for the taking, plus the return of our Rabble Rouser silent auction.

Join us February 26 at ABGB, 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704. Doors are at 7:30 p.m.

Wed 27 Feb
All Good In The Hood Warren Hood Happy Hour All Night
Show 6:30PM

If it’s Wednesday… then it’s time to get happy. And it’s time for Warren. Our weekly shows on Wednesdays with Warren Hood are just the thing you need to get you through the week.

Warren is our neighbor here in South Austin. He’s also an ABGB regular. We count ourselves as pretty lucky to have one of our city’s best musicians living so close… and even luckier that we get to put him and his stellar band to work bringing us his unique swinging Texas roots pop. We’ve nicknamed the shows as being “All Good In The Hood”.

Wednesdays are happy hour all night all long with a $1 off pints and reduced prices on pitchers.

So, come over. We’re going to be having a real good time… and we’re going to be dancing. We want you here.

Fri 01 Mar
Jesse Otis Dalton vs. The State of Texas
Show 9:00PM
Sat 02 Mar
The Mardi Gras Dog Parade
Show 2:00PM
Laissez les bon temps roulez with us! We’ll be partying all Saturday afternoon and we want you and your pup here!
 
Come have your pup “bark for beads” and be registered for a chance to win a special raffle contest!
 
This year’s event will be raising funds and awareness for the super cool folks of Pug Rescue Austin! They will be onsite collecting donations! And get this, they will also have adoptable pugs here! Adopt one, and you’ll totally be ready to let the good times roll!
 
THE BIG PARADE!
A Doggie Mardi Gras Parade! at 4pm. All dogs dressed in costume are eligible to participate! Have fun with it! We’d love to see your floats and krewes! The parade will take place in The ABGB parking lot, making one big fun lap following a Second Line marching band.
 
FOOD!
Lots of special stuff on the menu via Chef Tim! Think Gumbo. Think Andouille.
 
CAKE!
King Cake, that is!
 
LIVE MUSIC!
Jimmie Dreams & The Crescent Soul Revue at 5PM
Sat 02 Mar
ABGB DEBUTSRickshaw Billie's Burger Patrol / Pelvis Wrestley / Cat Jaguar
Show 9:00PM

ABGB Debuts!
The ABGB is stoked to feature the best emerging talent from all corners of the Austin live music scene. The monthly series will feature a 3-band bill of our newest favorites making their ABGB debuts. Come over and sample a flight of our latest tasty selections. No cover, all ages.

9p
Cat Jaguar

10pm
Pelvis Wrestley

11p
Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol

Sun 03 Mar
The Sunday Best Mitch Webb and the Swindles
Show 4:00PM

We call it the Sunday Best… because there’s no better place to be on a Sunday afternoon than with us at The ABGB.

Hang out under the trees.
Drink some beer (that’s all made here).
Hug your friends.
Have a sandwich… or a slice or two.
Swing your partners.

That’s the Sunday Best.

Wed 06 Mar
All Good In The Hood Warren Hood Happy Hour All Night
Show 6:30PM

If it’s Wednesday… then it’s time to get happy. And it’s time for Warren. Our weekly shows on Wednesdays with Warren Hood are just the thing you need to get you through the week.

Warren is our neighbor here in South Austin. He’s also an ABGB regular. We count ourselves as pretty lucky to have one of our city’s best musicians living so close… and even luckier that we get to put him and his stellar band to work bringing us his unique swinging Texas roots pop. We’ve nicknamed the shows as being “All Good In The Hood”.

Wednesdays are happy hour all night all long with a $1 off pints and reduced prices on pitchers.

So, come over. We’re going to be having a real good time… and we’re going to be dancing. We want you here.

Thu 07 Mar
Hell Yes Project: Barton Springs Pool Cleaning
Show 11:00AM
@ Barton Springs Pool!

Come help keep the pool sparkling for the swim season by jumping in to help Friends of Barton Springs Pool. The group meets the first Thursday of the month. The pool is closed, so it’s so nice to be there when we have it to ourselves.

We’ll be doing the 11a-1p shift, but there are 9am and 1pm shifts, too! …and check it out, everyone that volunteers to join will be welcome to come to the ABGB afterwards for a ‘slice of love’ on us.

Please tell us you’re coming by saying “Hell Yes!” in the comments. And we’ll share the official signup link when it’s available.

ABOUT THE HELL YES PROJECT
We believe that beer makes it better. Times with friends, a hot slice of pizza, seeing a great band, and, after a nice dip in Barton Springs and some time on the pool’s hill, getting something cold to drink. Hell yes, beer makes all of these things better. But we also believe that beer has the power to make our entire community better. The Hell Yes Project’s goal is to prove this idea true. The Hell Yes Project harnesses beer’s innate goodness and puts it into action improving our city and enriching the lives of lots of folks.

Hell yes, the ABGB loves Barton Springs Austin TX. Long before we ever broke ground on the ABGB, we had many a “meeting” on the pool’s hill dreaming the place up. It’s near (thank goodness) and dear to our hearts. We think think it’s one of the best things about our city (and pretty much, Planet Earth, too). So Hell Yes to doing our part to celebrate and preserve it for us and for future generations. That’s why it’s a Hell Yes Project.

Fri 08 Mar
Altamesa
Show 9:00PM
Sat 09 Mar
Ladyfang 10p • Lola Tried 9p
Show 9:00PM
Sun 10 Mar
The Sunday Best Mike Stinson
Show 4:00PM

We call it the Sunday Best… because there’s no better place to be on a Sunday afternoon than with us at The ABGB.

Hang out under the trees.
Drink some beer (that’s all made here).
Hug your friends.
Have a sandwich… or a slice or two.
Swing your partners.

That’s the Sunday Best.