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    The guys who bring you Geeks Who Drink bring you adult-only trivia nights!
    The Trivia Factory brings the nation’s best live hosted trivia night to The Parish starting on November 18th! Join us for our new Trivia Night! Our weekly event is free to play and we’ll be giving away gift cards for our top teams at the end of the night. Gather your smartest friends and come down.
    Join us every Monday, Nov 18th – Feb 3rd
    18 + FREE ENTRY (Minors $5 Cash Surcharge)
    Doors: 8PM – 10PM

      Heard Presents:
      JP Harris with The Beaumonts
      at Empire Control Room 12/11

      ☞: 18+ with $5 cash minor surcharge
      🚪: 7pm

      Resurrecting the ghosts of a time when real hardcore Honky Tonk ruled the airwaves, JP Harris has lived the songs he writes with the humor, grit, and grace that only a truly road-worn author can summon. In Fall 2018 he released his latest Sometimes Dogs Bark At Nothing and headed out as support for JD McPherson as well as select headline dates to come.

      Looking ahead in 2019 a follow-up duets album is in the works. 2017’s Why Don’t We Duet In The Road features duets with Nikki Lane, Leigh Nash, Kelsey Waldon, and Kristina Murray. Harris calls the project “a pure, honest time capsule of what living in Nashville has been like for me.” The project is a collection of old-school country duets inspired by Will the Circle Be Unbroken‘s lengthy guest list and will feature a new round of leading ladies.

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      Band vs. DJ

      This is totally a preference. Bands will be more expensive but can create a much livelier dance floor. They also typically have DJ capabilities and can still play specific songs you request if it doesn’t fall into their book of songs they know, otherwise there  can be a fee for a new song to be learned. DJs are typically cheaper (unless you go with a big name), and you will have more control as to what they play.

      Another nice touch during the ceremony is a string quartet, violinist and/or soloist! There are a ton of great bands and DJs in the Austin area. Most you can see live around town to really make sure it’s the perfect fit for the big night. 

      Favorite Bands:

      The Nightowls! Born and bred right here in ATX, The Nightowls have long been a staple of the local music scene. In fact, you’ve probably seen them before either at their famous annual NYE Bash or their legendary (over six years running!) Sunday Funday show at Icenhauer’s on Rainey Street. From soul to funk, pop to rock, disco to ’80s, they play just about everything and seamlessly weave everyone’s favorite songs into a non-stop, all-out, dance-packed party!  

      With more than eight years industry expertise and plenty of custom band options to offer (dynamic light show, continuous play, specialty bands), you’re able to handcraft the band’s performance to fit your unique event. The Nightowls are our obvious choice for any wedding or event and are simply your one-stop-shop for the greatest party ever.  And don’t worry, if you’re planning a destination event, The Nightowls travel regularly all over the U.S.  

      For a full article on the Nightowls, click here

      They are also the featured music on our Wedding Guide Podcast!

      Love & Happiness – $6K for 4 hours, 8pc band.

      PDA – $6.5K for 4 hours, 9pc band. You can see PDA live every Wednesday at the Highball on South Lamar at 9 p.m.

      Matchmaker – $8K range 4 hours, 10pc band. You can see Matchmaker live every Monday at the Highball on South Lamar at 9 p.m.

      Hot Sauce ATX – $9K for 4 hours, 10pc band.

      Blind Date – $9K – $10K range.

      DJs in Town:


      DJ King Ding – For all the emo kids out there, this is the DJ that performs at Jimmy Eat Wednesdays at Barbarella!

      DJ Gatsby – Frequently spins at The W and Container bar, and has opened for artists such as Questlove, Earth Wind & Fire, Gary Clark Jr., and T-Pain.

      DJ Cassandra – Current residencies at Wanderlust Yoga Austin, Fairmont Austin Hotel, #BossBabes ATX, Fabletics, and South Congress Hotel.

      Greenbelt DJ Productions – Also provides photobooth, uplighting and videography services.

      String Quartets:

      Terra Vista Strings – Depending how on how big you want to go, this can range from a solo violinist at $230/60 minutes, all the way to a duo, trio, or quartet with the highest being $675/60 minutes. 

      Grace Plays Violin – Solo violinist, she knows a lot of modern songs and is also adorable! $250/60 minutes.

      Pro Tip: Check out the band’s song list before booking. If you’re specific about the types of songs you want this is a good idea. You don’t want to book them and realize later they don’t know any songs you prefer. It also costs a lot of money to add on songs they don’t know ($250+ per song).

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        Exceptionally versatile Vocalist/Songwriter Maggie Rose released Change The Whole Thing to critical-acclaim with Rolling Stone naming it one of the “Best Albums of 2018” lauding her as an artist who has, “… come into her own with this current earth-conscious, trippy country-soul stage of her ever-evolving musical persona…“ NPR classified her in a class of young pop crossovers calling her “What’s Next In Nashville” and American Songwriter called her a “…soulful show stopper.” Stamped with her affinity for finely crafted melodies and intricate storytelling, the project encompasses a blend of American music melding rock, soul, blues, and gospel.

          11.15.19 The Parish
          214 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
          22:00 – late
          Tickets on sale now

          Fleetmac Wood presents Sea of Love Disco – a plastic free party with proceeds going towards Sea Shepherd, with Fleetmac Wood DJs Roxanne Roll & Smooth Sailing playing remixes and edits of the Mac, crafted for the dance floor.

          “It’s as close as you’ll get to raving with Stevie Nicks” Time Out London 2019

          The sirens are calling you to a night of ONLY Fleetwood Mac.

          Dress code: Thriving in a sea of love; aquatic elegance, maritime marvels, submerged splendor within the wings of a storm.

          This is a plastic free event with proceeds going to the Sea Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

          Listen to the Fleetmac Wood conch shell here:

          Since 2012, we have been hosting our tunnel-visioned event and celebrating the extensive back catalogue of Fleetwood Mac. With a curated and created assortment of remixes and edits we’ve shared our passion with like-minded hedonists at some of the best festivals and clubs in the world. Glastonbury to Robot Heart (Burning Man), from fabric London to Kantine am de Berghain. We’ve twirled through mud, dust, and lasers.

          A warning:
          If you don’t like Fleetwood Mac at all, Stand Back, Stand Back. It’s not advised that you take this journey to the Rainbow’s End. Fleetmac Wood is a safe place that welcomes Mac fans of any gender and ethnicity. In the words of Mick Fleetwood “Be kind to one another”, you’ll make some fabulous friends. If you feel unsafe, harassed or uncomfortable please talk to security at the venue – they are there to help.

            We are heading back to Austin on November 15th w/ special guest MONTU!

            Tickets on Sale Now!

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              Heard Presents:
              Tim Reynolds & TR3
              at The Parish 11/7

              ☞: 18+ w/ $5 cash minor surcharge collected at door
              🚪: 8pm

              TIM REYNOLDS/TR3

              Tim Reynolds: Guitars, vocals
              Mick Vaughn: Bass, vocals
              Dan Martier: Drums, vocals

                Dreamers will play The Parish on October 30th! RSVP to this event for updates and grab your tickets here:

                Doors at 7:00 PM.


                  The Hippie House Presents:

                  The 2nd Annual Night of the Grateful Dead Halloween Party featuring Mostly Dead Music (Grateful Dead) and ICING – Cake Tribute!

                  Wednesday, October 30th at Empire Control Room & Garage
                  (This show in the Garage!)

                  Special event of the evening is a “dead rockstar” themed costume contest. Top contestants will be announced and voted on between sets and a $50 bar tab grand prize will be awarded to the winning individual/couple costume as well as a $25 bar tab prize for the runner up.


                  🚪: 7pm
                  Mostly Dead: 8pm
                  Costume Contest: 10:20
                  Icing: 11pm

                  18+ ($5 Minor Surcharge)

                  :: More about Mostly Dead ::
                  “In the spirit of the Grateful Dead, these 6 like-minded individuals bring a youthful resurgence of the Grateful Dead catalogue, along with a few select covers from the golden era of classic rock.”

                  :: More about ICING ::
                  “Austin based velvety vocalist Ryan Authier loves the band Cake. So much in fact, he once joked with his friend Matt Bradshaw (Wild Child, Bad Bolts) about creating a tribute band called “Icing,” as icing does indeed cover cake. It was a joke for years. What followed was an unearthing of fellow fans, Chris Applegate (Mechanical Boy, The Canvas Waiting) and Etan Sekons (Barbara Nesbitt, Hayes Carll) who happened to also be world class musicians. Joined by a slew of incredible drummers (Clint Simmons and Chris Mead) and the occasional aid of fiddler/guitarist, Eddie Dickerson, Icing gives people what they want: More Cake.