For close to ten years now, I’ve been DJing with a group of fantastic guys in Austin under the moniker “Soul Happening” formerly, WAXPLOITATION! The shows we do together are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to toot my own horn, I just see more people having nothing short of a blast at the shows, something I’m very proud of.
We figure it’s time we do some good because, well… we can. We should. So we’ve put together this show with our very bitter friends/enemies the Second Sunday Sock Hop. I hope to see you there.
Soul Happening vs Second Sunday Sock Hop Benefit 07-30-2010
The Battle for Soul Supremacy!!!
Soul Happening vs. Second Sunday Sock Hop
A Benefit for the Gulf
Friday July 30th, 2010
At The Mohawk – 912 Red River
Nobody is happy about the BP spill in the gulf. We’ve watched friends and family lose their way of life, their livelihood, all they know striped from them by a black plague of sorts. States on the Gulf of Mexico have always played an important role in our lives. Most, if not all of the record collections you hear at the two big soul nights in Austin seem to have a rather large percentage of singles from these areas. Gulf States artists like Eddie Bo and Little Beaver have been staples at Soul Happening and the Second Sunday Sock Hop since their inception and have worn out many a dance floor. When Mardi Gras comes around, the Sock Hop celebrates it to the fullest, putting on a decadent party every year. When Katrina’s dark waters ran amuck, Soul Happening held a benefit show playing nothing but Louisiana soul and funk. These lands provide the food we eat, the music we love and more culture and traditions than entire countries could dream about having. And now these lands need our help.