- Armadillo Art SquadThe South Austin Popular Culture Center features the artwork of the infamous “Armadillo Art Squad” dating from the 1960s to today. These artists have garnered international acclaim for their influence upon rock art in the 1970s and the contemporary Austin culture. They continue to producer art in a variety of mediums, including the quintessential Austin art form, the poster. Old and new works by these celebrities will be displayed on a permanent basis along with periodic displays, including the numerous notable contemporary Austin artists. Click on the images and names below to learn more about the artist. Danny Garrett Nels Jacobson Guy Juke G.L. McElhaney
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The South Austin Popular Culture’s next exhibit The Road to Austin opens Saturday, March 8th with an event that will include live music. The exhibit will be a historical pictorial pondering of the Austin music culture.
The Road to Austin is a documentary film chronicling the decades of musical evolution that elevated Austin as the Live Music Capital of the World. The long and winding history includes influences from Mexico, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Gospel, Polka, Native American Chants, Blues, Hillbilly Country, and many, many more. It wasn’t until the 1960s and 70s with the influences of Rock n Roll spectacle that Austin’s music scene came into its own.
SouthPop opened its archive of images to the FORMAX group and through this exhibit will present many of the posters and photographs of Austin’s music history used in the documentary.
As live music capital of the world, Austin’s identity is more than just a sound; it’s an experience. Thanks to the work of musicians like Stephen Bruton and his friends, Austin’s vibrance became a wave any musician would be honored to ride. From the twang of the guitar on stage vibrating in your chest to the exchange of energy between the performers and the crowd of fans, no matter the flavor of music, the show will always be uniquely Austin.
The opening event is Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:09pm
For more information contact SouthPop.
South Austin Popular Culture Center Presents
The Austin – San Francisco Connection
The counter-culture revolution of the late 1960′s and early 1970′s in the United States is undeniably attributed to the widespread embrace of drugs, sex, and rock n roll among young people, and San Francisco was the epicenter of authority clash. The city drew disenfranchised youth from all over the country to join together to celebrate peace, love, and harmony while the government sowed discord at home and abroad. While the political and social upheaval was promoted by global artists such as the Beatles and Peter Max, it was a troupe of Austinites who would forever define the psychedelic aesthetic.
South Austin Popular Culture Center:
Exploring Austin’s Alternate Route