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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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
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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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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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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Sunshine Matinee w/ Panic Stricken
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Sunshine Matinee w/ Panic Stricken

Spring is almost gone, but more good times to come! Panic Stricken plays their last monthly sunshine matinee of the spring season at Half Step. It will be a FREE SHOW as always at Half Step and we are sending it off with a bang! 

First set we've got Phil Davidson from the Invincible Czars sitting in with us on the fiddle. And then the second set it's all Boogaloo Deep Fried Brass being our mini Dirty Dozen. It's gonna be a big #WSMFP time!

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Bourgeois Mystics w/ Lunar Eclectic, Koodookoo
Jun
4
3:00 PM15:00

Bourgeois Mystics w/ Lunar Eclectic, Koodookoo

The Hippie House & Half Step Presents: FREE Sunday Funday w/ Bourgeois Mystics, Lunar Eclectic, Koodookoo on June 10th from 5-8pm at Half Step on Rainey St!

Since 2014, Bourgeois Mystics has captivated audiences with their distinct combination of funk, art rock, and hip-hop which they dub “Art Funk.” The group couples its infectious and bombastic compositions with witty tongue-in-cheek lyrics and electrifying live performances. Distinct originals and unique covers are sung in various languages including French, English, and Hindi. The band’s debut album “Eureka!” is available now.

Joining them is up & coming jam/funk fusion Lunar Eclectic and Koodookoo!

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Prodigy Music Group
May
31
9:30 PM21:30

Prodigy Music Group

Prodigy Music Group began in 2001 with Vince Wiley a Pianist/Keyboardist/Production Manager who has traveled the world sharing his gift. He had the vision to build a team of artist that can play music in a variety of genres to satisfy the ears of those who hear it. This team of musicians has performed in concerts, corporate events, weddings, parties, and more. For additional information on bookings, samples, and a non-exhaustive song list go to prodigy2music.com

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Zack Morgan & Friends Memorial Day All Star Jam (FREE)
May
28
3:00 PM15:00

Zack Morgan & Friends Memorial Day All Star Jam (FREE)

Hey everybody! I'm SUUUUPER excited to present my first ever Zack Morgan and Friends superjam on Memorial Day at Half Step - and it's FREE!! 

I can't believe I convinced all these awesome musicians to get together for this, it's gonna be off the charts! We'll be playing 2 sets with a variety of tunes (original and covers) from funk to hip hop, jam to classic rock and everywhere in between.

Here's the all star lineup: 

Jose Gutierrez (A Live One, Audyssey, Dallas Mavs Drumline) on drums
Logan Dance (Mamafesta, strawberryJAM) on bass
Josh Pearson (HeartByrne, Moving Matter, A Live One) on guitar and vocals
Jay D. Stiles (Jay Stiles Trio and all the funkiest bands in town) on keys and vocals
Evan Bozarth (Graveltooth, HeartByrne) on bass
Dustin Bozarth (Graveltooth, Moving Matter, HeartByrne) on keys
Lowell Carrico (Mamafesta) on guitar and vocals
Alan Eckert (The Deer, Dimitri's Ascent) on drums
Doug Leveton (Canned Beats, KP and the Boom Boom) on drums
Drew Davis (Drew Davis Band) on vocals (and maybe keys??)
Erin Stein (HeartByrne, Drew Davis Band) on vocals

This is a FREE/ALL AGES event so make sure to invite some friends and let em know this is the spot to be on Memorial Day!

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