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    Heard Presents:
    Altın Gün
    at #EmpireATX Control Room on 10/3

    All Ages, $5 Minor Surcharge
    Doors: 8pm

    On their debut album ‘On’ (Bongo Joe Records), Altin Gun show what happens when you open doors between Turkish folk songs on the one hand and a dirty blend offunk rhythms, wah-wah guitars and analogue organs on the other. The Amsterdammers who come from various backgrounds (Turkish but also Indonesian and Dutch) comfortably create their work in the adventurous no-man’s land that exists between these two worlds.

    Older generations of Turkish musicians have also experimented with opening doors between previously unconnected sonic worlds. During the seventies, artists such as Baris Manço, Selda Bağcan and Erkin Koray practiced a way of songwriting and composing similar to Altin Gün’s.

    Manço, Bağcan and Koray have all influenced Altin Gün, but their foremost inspiration is Neşet Ertaş, a Turkish folk musician whose musical legacy is invaluable. Comparisons are almost impossible to make but imagine someone with the same impact and status as Bob Dylan or George Gerschwin and you’re getting close. Many of the songs he wrote have become standards in Turkey, national treasures which are cherished up until the present day. Altin Gün retain the lyrical and thematic structure of Ertaş’s songs, though they often alter their time signatures and add fuzzy bass sounds, sweltering organ sounds and raw saz riffs. Ertaş wrote the majority of the songs on the album even if these are hardly recognisable after all the work Altin Gün have done on them.

    Let Altin Gün open that door for you and get ready to indulge in their fresh and beautiful sound.

    Altin Gün are
    Ben Rider (guitar)
    Daniel Smienk (drums)
    Jasper Verhulst (bass)
    Merve Dasdemir (vocals)
    Erdinc Yildiz Ecevit (saz, keys, vocals)
    Gino Groenveld (percussion)

      7 P.M. – 2 A.M.

      Tickets Available Here:
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        Rather Unique + Sunday Dinner Records present

        Dibiase (LA)
        Fatbeats | 10Thirty Records

        LA Beat Scene veteran DIBIA$E returns to Austin TX to deliver his signature sound of J Dilla descended moonlight soul, G-Funk’s LA swing, slumped out, off-the-grid drum programming, arpeggiated synths, pixilated sounds and filthy bass lines.

        FREE. Doors at 9pm.

        Support from:

        The Deli
        IFe Neuro
        Bubs Rubino

        Datapoint on Visuals

        Drink specials and complimentary cocktails courtesy of
        Benzo Drinks Austin while supplies last

        Presented in part by Dub Academy

          Live at Empire Control Room // Sunday Sept. 8, 2019

          CLOUD RAT (Michigan) – 10:45

          HAUNTER (San Antonio) – 10:00

          SLEEPING ANCIENT (Houston) – 9:15

          THUNDERKIEF – 8:30

          21+ // doors at 8
          S U P P O R T

            Join South Congress Hotel on Thursday, August 1st from 6 to 9 pm for First Thursday featuring a live performance by Kalu and the Electric Joint, dance jams by DJ ulovei, a VIP Pool Lounge hosted by Bumble, drink specials and more. Hungry? Guests are invited to head up to Otoko for the à la carte #staffshokuji or grab dinner at Café No Sé or Central Standard. To RSVP, visit

              Join us as we celebrate National Hammock Day with a Neighborhood Sale + Concert at the Kammok Gear Shop. Come by for live music, drinks, food, and hot summer savings to get you geared up to spend time outside.

              Here’s a little taste of what’s in store:

              – Exclusive neighborhood deals, pick up a 2018 Roo Double Hammock, Python 10 Straps, and an upcycled tote for just $50.
              – Enjoy FREE cold beers from our favorite brewer, Hops and Grain.
              – Stay hydrated with FREE sparkling waters by Rambler Sparkling Water.
              – Pick up special happy hour pricing from Sauce Odyssey food truck: $1 off Avocado Toast, Eggplant Croquette, Herbed Fries, Hummus & Pita, Chips n Queso, Roasted carrots and more!
              – Live music and good vibes by Good Heavens!

              First come, first serve on drinks and gear, so get here early! This event is dog friendly, as long as your furry friend is well-behaved in our Gear Shop.