CJ Edwards (Shorti C)
Aug
16
9:30 PM21:30

CJ Edwards (Shorti C)

CJ Edwards (also affectionately known as Shorti C)grew up knowing music would be his life long passion. He began leading hymnals at the congregation his father was minister to in Austin, Tx. He gained an affinity for literature, performance, and the arts being the youngest son of his mother an educator in Austin as well. Throughout school he participated in music programs. He recorded and toured first with a 12 piece vocal Gospel/Jazz ensemble by the name of Testimony in college. Upon return he continued his career by being one of the founding members of SouthSydeSide, a hip-hop oriented collection of emcee's, vocalist ,and music producers. Working alongside DJ Protege he began to master his skill at recording in the studio. From there he became a founding member of the group Diasporic, a Funk/Hip-Hop/Rock/Jazz fusion ensemble. They released 3 eps and one full length album to much critical acclaim by fans and peers. Since that point he has performed in countless festivals, stages, and with some of the best talent you could imagine.

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Flyjack w/ Kev Bev & The Woodland Creatues (FREE) at Half Step
Aug
19
5:00 PM17:00

Flyjack w/ Kev Bev & The Woodland Creatues (FREE) at Half Step

The Hippie House & Half Step Present: FREE Sunday Funday w/ 
Flyjack & Kev Bev from 5-9pm at Half Step on Rainey St!

The Hippie House will be bringing out
• Live Painting • 
• Craft Vendors • 
• Art Installations • 
• Workshops • 
• Set Break Yoga • 

This event is ALL AGES, so feel free to bring out the kiddos!
Did we mention FREE admission??!?

Kev Bev 5:00 - 6:30
Flyjack 7:00 - 9:00PM

Half Step is located at: 
75 1/2 Rainey St Austin, TX 78701 USA

:::: About The Hippie House ::::
The Hippie House all began in a backyard in South Austin. Our belief was that art & music, when used in conjunction, are the most powerful tools that we as humans possess today. 

The Hippie House serves as a canvas for local artists, musicians, photographers, crafters, students and educators to collaborate in commUNITY. When we create together we create a safe space for artists and music lovers alike that survives on a symbiotic relationship based on transparency and LOVE. Our duty as the House is to spread your art, teachings, learning through a variety of different mediums we call "Gatherings"
www.facebook.com/thehippiehouse512

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The Good Good:  Summer Reggae Series
Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

The Good Good: Summer Reggae Series

The Good Good is finally here!  This Sunday and every last Sunday all Summer long.  It's a Summer Reggae Series here at Half Step featuring DJ's Rich Austin and Mixer Rogers.  We'll be playing only the best reggae, dub, dancehall, rocksteady and Rasta remixes.  There will be specialty Jamaican and Island inspired cocktails from Appleton and Wray & Nephew to keep things loose.  It's a daytime affair and as always NO COVER!

 

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The Good Good:  Summer Reggae Series
Jul
29
4:00 PM16:00

The Good Good: Summer Reggae Series

The Good Good is finally here!  This Sunday and every last Sunday all Summer long.  It's a Summer Reggae Series here at Half Step featuring DJ's Rich Austin and Mixer Rogers.  We'll be playing only the best reggae, dub, dancehall, rocksteady and Rasta remixes.  There will be specialty Jamaican and Island inspired cocktails from Appleton and Wray & Nephew to keep things loose.  It's a daytime affair and as always NO COVER!

 

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Drew Davis
Jul
26
to Jul 27

Drew Davis

FREE SHOW

Drew Davis has been performing live since she was 11-years-old and began writing music when she was 6-years-old. Throughout her career, fans have compared her talent and soulful sounds to Grace Potter, Allen Stone, Sly & The Family Stone, Steely Dan, Fiona Apple and Brandi Carlile. 

She has four albums of original music that were fully-funded by a licensing company. She has another one on the way in 2019. Her original songs hves been used on several MTV shows including “The Hills,” “When I Was 17,” “Made,” “Snooki & JWoww,” “True Life” and more.  She has also had songs placed Showtime, Bravo TV, and most recently several songs on ABC's General Hospital. 

Throughout the years, Drew has traveled all of the world to perform, playing thousands of shows at many reputable venues across the United States and beyond.  Currently, Drew is based in Austin, TX and identifies herself as an Austin musician.  She has a stellar, phenomenally talented band band she performs all over town with and is very excited to bring a rotating 4-piece of all stars to perform her soulful, groovy jams the last three Thursdays in July at a vibey venue perfect for her sound -- Half Step. 9:30pm 

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Shaws of Awe w/ Stumble Brothers (FREE SHOW)
Jul
22
4:00 PM16:00

Shaws of Awe w/ Stumble Brothers (FREE SHOW)

The Hippie House & Half Step Presents: FREE Sunday Funday w/ Shaws of Awe and Stumble Brothers on July 22nd from 4-9pm at Half Step on Rainey St!

The Hippie House will be bringing out
• Live Painting • 
• Craft Vendors • 
• Art Installations • 
• Workshops • 
• Set Break Yoga • 

-- Set times -- 
Stumble Brothers 5:00 - 6:30
Shaws of Awe : 7:00 - 9:00PM

This event is ALL AGES, so feel free to bring out the kiddos!
Did we mention FREE admission??!?

Half Step is located at: 
75 1/2 Rainey St Austin, TX 78701 USA

Poster by: Kamryn Eley

:::: About The Hippie House ::::
The Hippie House all began in a backyard in South Austin. Our belief was that art & music, when used in conjunction, are the most powerful tools that we as humans possess today. 

The Hippie House serves as a canvas for local artists, musicians, photographers, crafters, students and educators to collaborate in commUNITY. When we create together we create a safe space for artists and music lovers alike that survives on a symbiotic relationship based on transparency and LOVE. Our duty as the House is to spread your art, teachings, learning through a variety of different mediums we call "Gatherings"
www.facebook.com/thehippiehouse512

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Drew Davis
Jul
19
to Jul 20

Drew Davis

FREE SHOW

Drew Davis has been performing live since she was 11-years-old and began writing music when she was 6-years-old. Throughout her career, fans have compared her talent and soulful sounds to Grace Potter, Allen Stone, Sly & The Family Stone, Steely Dan, Fiona Apple and Brandi Carlile. 

She has four albums of original music that were fully-funded by a licensing company. She has another one on the way in 2019. Her original songs hves been used on several MTV shows including “The Hills,” “When I Was 17,” “Made,” “Snooki & JWoww,” “True Life” and more.  She has also had songs placed Showtime, Bravo TV, and most recently several songs on ABC's General Hospital. 

Throughout the years, Drew has traveled all of the world to perform, playing thousands of shows at many reputable venues across the United States and beyond.  Currently, Drew is based in Austin, TX and identifies herself as an Austin musician.  She has a stellar, phenomenally talented band band she performs all over town with and is very excited to bring a rotating 4-piece of all stars to perform her soulful, groovy jams the last three Thursdays in July at a vibey venue perfect for her sound -- Half Step. 9:30pm 

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Honey Made w/ Zero Funks (A Town Get Down)
Jul
15
4:00 PM16:00

Honey Made w/ Zero Funks (A Town Get Down)

The Hippie House & Half Step Presents: Honey Made and Zero Funks (Members of A Town Get Down) on July 15th from 4-9pm at Half Step on Rainey St!

Honey Made is Funk & Soul from deep in the heart of Texas. Formed in Austin, Texas in 2015 under the name Mama K & The Shades, and creating a brand new, high energy, original version of funk and soul, they have quickly become known as one of Austin’s hottest party bands. Old school sounds with a new school feel, Honey Made has opened for such artists as George Clinton & P-funk, Lee Fields, The Motet, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and many more. 

The Hippie House will be bringing out
• Live Painting • 
• Craft Vendors • 
• Art Installations • 
• Workshops • 
• Set Break Yoga • 

-- Set times -- 
Zero Funks: 5:00 - 6:3
Honey Made: 7:00 - 9:00PM

This event is ALL AGES, so feel free to bring out the kiddos!
Did we mention FREE admission??!?

Half Step is located at: 
75 1/2 Rainey St Austin, TX 78701 USA

Poster by: Kamryn Eley

:::: About The Hippie House ::::
The Hippie House all began in a backyard in South Austin. Our belief was that art & music, when used in conjunction, are the most powerful tools that we as humans possess today. 

The Hippie House serves as a canvas for local artists, musicians, photographers, crafters, students and educators to collaborate in commUNITY. When we create together we create a safe space for artists and music lovers alike that survives on a symbiotic relationship based on transparency and LOVE. Our duty as the House is to spread your art, teachings, learning through a variety of different mediums we call "Gatherings"
www.facebook.com/thehippiehouse512

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Drew Davis
Jul
12
to Jul 13

Drew Davis

FREE SHOW

Drew Davis has been performing live since she was 11-years-old and began writing music when she was 6-years-old. Throughout her career, fans have compared her talent and soulful sounds to Grace Potter, Allen Stone, Sly & The Family Stone, Steely Dan, Fiona Apple and Brandi Carlile. 

She has four albums of original music that were fully-funded by a licensing company. She has another one on the way in 2019. Her original songs hves been used on several MTV shows including “The Hills,” “When I Was 17,” “Made,” “Snooki & JWoww,” “True Life” and more.  She has also had songs placed Showtime, Bravo TV, and most recently several songs on ABC's General Hospital. 

Throughout the years, Drew has traveled all of the world to perform, playing thousands of shows at many reputable venues across the United States and beyond.  Currently, Drew is based in Austin, TX and identifies herself as an Austin musician.  She has a stellar, phenomenally talented band band she performs all over town with and is very excited to bring a rotating 4-piece of all stars to perform her soulful, groovy jams the last three Thursdays in July at a vibey venue perfect for her sound -- Half Step. 9:30pm 

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Josh Pearson Trio w/ Ken Carl Project (FREE)
Jul
8
4:00 PM16:00

Josh Pearson Trio w/ Ken Carl Project (FREE)

The Hippie House &  Half Step Presents: FREE Sunday Funday w/ Josh Pearson Trio and Ken Carl Project on July 8th from 4-9pm at Half Step on Rainey St!

The Hippie House will be bringing out
• Live Painting • 
• Craft Vendors • 
• Art Installations • 
• Workshops • 
• Set Break Yoga • 

-- Set times -- 
Ken Carl Project 5:00 - 6:30
Josh Pearson Trio : 7:00 - 9:00PM

This event is ALL AGES, so feel free to bring out the kiddos!
Did we mention FREE admission??!?

Half Step is located at: 
75 1/2 Rainey St Austin, TX 78701 USA

Poster by: Kamryn Eley

:::: About The Hippie House ::::
The Hippie House all began in a backyard in South Austin. Our belief was that art & music, when used in conjunction, are the most powerful tools that we as humans possess today. 

The Hippie House serves as a canvas for local artists, musicians, photographers, crafters, students and educators to collaborate in commUNITY. When we create together we create a safe space for artists and music lovers alike that survives on a symbiotic relationship based on transparency and LOVE. Our duty as the House is to spread your art, teachings, learning through a variety of different mediums we call "Gatherings"
www.facebook.com/thehippiehouse512

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5th Annual 4th of July Extravaganza
Jul
4
4:00 PM16:00

5th Annual 4th of July Extravaganza

Join us at Half Step on Rainey Street for a 4th of July superjam with the Half Step All Stars. We'll be playing a wide variety of music from classic rock to jam, funk to hip hop and everywhere in between. FREE HOT DOGS!!!

This All Star jam features: 

Doug Leveton of Canned Beets on drums
Zack Morgan of Mamafesta on keys
Lowell Carrico of Mamafesta on guitar
Rolf Ordhal of Canned Beets on keys
Joseph Woullard of Golden Dawn Arkestra on sax
Jose Gutierrez of A Live One on drums
Miles Altgelt of Cream Cheese Accident on bass
John Taylor of A-Town GetDown on percussion
Vince Seidl of Mamafesta on guitar

This show is FREE and ALL AGES so grab a crew and come hang with us at the coolest spot on Rainey Street.

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Mamafesta (FREE) Sunday Funday at Half
Jul
1
4:00 PM16:00

Mamafesta (FREE) Sunday Funday at Half

The Hippie House & Half Step Presents: FREE Sunday Funday w/ Mamafesta on July 1st from 4-7pm at @half steo on Rainey St!

Mamafesta is an original groove-rock outfit that was born in the fall of 2011 with a broad pallet of sounds and a conscious awareness for the rhythms of life. Over the past couple of years Mamafesta has begun to channel their original sound and reach out to their audiences through their musicianship and vocal messages in and around the Austin and San Marcos, TX scene. The band consists of four diverse musicians with well-rooted friendships in music and in life including Zack Morgan on keyboards, saxophone and vocals and Lowell Carrico on guitar and lead vocals. The rhythm section consists of Vince Seidl on drums and vocals and Logan Dance on bass and vocals. Together these four talented musicians create a high-energy wave of sound that entices and evokes the spirit of the soul. 

The Hippie House will be bringing out
• Live Painting • 
• Craft Vendors • 
• Art Installations • 
• Workshops • 
• Set Break Yoga • 

-- Set times every Sunday -- 
Set 1: 4:30
Set 2: 6:00

This event is ALL AGES, so feel free to bring out the kiddos!
Did we mention FREE admission??!?

Half Step is located at: 
75 1/2 Rainey St Austin, TX 78701 USA

Poster by: Kamryn Eley

:::: About The Hippie House ::::
The Hippie House all began in a backyard in South Austin. Our belief was that art & music, when used in conjunction, are the most powerful tools that we as humans possess today. 

The Hippie House serves as a canvas for local artists, musicians, photographers, crafters, students and educators to collaborate in commUNITY. When we create together we create a safe space for artists and music lovers alike that survives on a symbiotic relationship based on transparency and LOVE. Our duty as the House is to spread your art, teachings, learning through a variety of different mediums we call "Gatherings"
www.facebook.com/thehippiehouse512

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Tbray & One Too Many
Jun
21
to Jun 22

Tbray & One Too Many

Founded in 2015, TBray and One Too Many is the brainchild of saxophonist and composer Tony Bray. Each member brings a wide variety of influences that meld into a category-defying prog-fusion outfit that steps through genres with original music that doesn’t fit into any one box. Are we a fusion group? Funk? Jazz? Metal? ...Yes. 

The band performs regularly in the Austin area music scene and in regional music festivals including SXSW and San Antonio's Jazz Festival Jazz'sAlive.

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Hard Proof Afrobeat (FREE SHOW)
Jun
17
4:30 PM16:30

Hard Proof Afrobeat (FREE SHOW)

Entering their 10th year as a band, Hard Proof has established itself as an Austin institution ready to bring the party to the rest of the world. The Austin-based ten-piece collective of musicians known as Hard Proof began by studying the blueprint of Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 band, as well as funk and jazz from the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. Founded in 2008, Hard Proof features members of Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, The Calm Blue Sea, Cougar, Spoon, the Echocentrics, and several other notable Austin acts.

While their self-titled album was well received on its 2010 release, there seems to be universal agreement that their live shows are something not to be missed. Austin taste-maker Laurie Gallardo of KUTX radio may have put it best: "This local nine-piece ensemble always puts on an electrifying live show, an absolute blowout of non-stop percussion action and blasting brass, bringing the best of both worlds to the stage by mixing classic styles and plenty of their personal panache to own the show."

As if they weren’t busy enough between Hard Proof and their other bands, the Hard Proof Horns have found work as sidemen with such notables as Spoon, Antibalas, Gary Clark Jr., Broken Social Scene, the Walkmen, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Toadies, and others.

In 2013, Hard Proof released their first vinyl, partnering with Canada's Kept Records for the Dragon/Tere 45 that they tracked with Adrian Quesada of Grupo Fantasma and Brownout. In 2014 Hard Proof released a Cassette Store Day cassingle, and played the Austin City Limits festival after a successful East coast run. In 2016 the band released a 100% analog 45rpm LP produced by Jim Eno (Spoon) at his own studio for his Public Hi-Fi imprint.Hard Proof’s next full length came out in January of 2017 on Modern Outsider Records featuring production from Chris “Frenchie” Smith.

What the press has said: 

"Afrobeat promulgators Hard Proof began life studying Fela Kuti, but Stinger moves the homegrown 10-piece into another sphere. While the driving horns and rhythms remain central to what the decade-old group represents, nine instrumentals here platform the group's most fully realized ideas and execution. With scorching guitar solos and swirling keyboards offsetting intense polyrhythms, Stinger comes as close to capturing their exuberant, at times fierce live show. The title track leads back to their roots, a rolling tide of African sweeps led by the horns swinging in unison. In Austin, only Grupo Fantasma, their offshoot Brownout, and El Tule match Hard Proof when it comes to crackling energy. Selections like the appropriately titled "Incendiary" and slinky guitar funk of "Boss" cue up prime examples of an even more inventive, cohesive ensemble." - Jim Caliguri for the Austin Chronicle

"Hard Proof Afrobeat are not the only Austin band with international aspirations, but the average band fronted by a jazz studies major has only a fighting chance of being half as good as this Fela Kuti-influenced but genre-busting supergroup of strong performers.  Including players in Black Joe Lewis And The Honeybears, Echocentrics, and Calm Blue Sea, Hard Proof excels in putting on high-energy, dancey shows that betray a careful ear toward a diverse subset of musical styles and approaches." -The Onion AV Club

"It’s no surprise that this Austin supergroup, in which members of the Echocentrics and Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears fuse Afropop to hard funk, has a hot rhythm section. The less expected pleasure is the high quality of the solos. Check out “Men of Trouble,” in which Joseph Woullard’s blistering flute showcase is followed immediately by John Branch’s roof-raising guitar work." Texas Monthly

"...the ten-piece have forged a sound of their own, one that mixes the selective defiance of Fela Kuti and the soft flutter of Ethiopian jazz with hard Congolese drumming and showy Western rock and roll. It’s a polyglot combination that, quite honestly, shouldn’t really work—years of free festivals have proven the hard-rockin’ funk band to be neither sufficiently hard-rockin’ nor funky, and despite their shared continental heritage, Fela’s sprawling afrobeat has little in common with the eastern lope of, say, Alemayehu Eshete. But thanks in part to the production work of Chris “Frenchie” Smith, the band’s new full-length, Stinger, is not only a cohesive exploration of sub-Saharan sounds, but a bright and punchy rock record, too." Flood Magazine

Members

Stephen Bidwell - Drums

Tommy Spampinato - Percussion

Tony Cruz - Congas

Joe Sokolik - Bass

Aaron Sleator - Guitar

Gerardo Larios - Guitar/Keyboards

John Branch - Guitar

Joe Woullard - Bari Sax/Flute

Jason Frey - Tenor Sax

Derek Phelps - Trumpet

Michael P. St. Clair - Guitar/Keyboards/Trombone

Sevylla del Mazo - Percussion

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Jun
14
to Jun 15

Sha Alheem

This from Sha Alheem's ReverbNation page

 

"I'm a Crooner/Emcee that has has a lot of funky soul. Originally hailing from Houston, Tx, but now residing in Austin. I've traveled across the USA performing under the name David Sha for over a decade, but I've been rocking the stage for 3 decades and I still love it!"

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