Blog greetings / POW hosted by The Family Saturday, August 21

Well folks, I'm finally jumping on the blog bandwagon because I've been hearing from lots of folks (including my lovely soon-to-be bride, Jenny) that blogs are a great way to get the word out about the good things happening in my world...

Since starting on this journey about 11 years ago here in Austin, TX, my goal has been and continues to be to bring some of the best music events possible to our hometown.  This dream is influenced by some of my favorite nights out - ever - including dancing for 8 hours to Danny Tenaglia playing CLASSICS at his now defunct residency "Be Yourself" at Vinyl in NY; seeing Amp Fiddler and Gilles Peterson GROOVE a dirty abandoned warehouse in London; stumbling down an alley in Barcelona to vibe out to funk and disco classics in a tiny Absinthe bar; leaving the main rooms in Ibiza to see the locals do DEEP HOUSE MUSIC right; dancing all night and then the next day to House Music on a hilltop patio in Thailand; and of course, many fun nights at clubs (and yes, even raves) with the oh-so-talented locals here in Austin and in our sister cities of San Antonio, Houston and Dallas.  All of this and much more stir together in my brain, driving me to create POSITIVE music and events that can truly penetrate the SOUL and make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.  It really is a spiritual thing, and WE NEED THIS!

Ok, sorry for getting a little carried away there...  What people really need to know now is what's happening this Saturday, August 21.  So here's the lowdown - For those of you who love True House Music and Classics (and even Dubstep), this one's for you!

After a helluva night last Saturday at the new night "POW" @ Club Encore - 611 Red River, The Family is taking the torch for this Saturday's festivities, and we're doing it the only way we know how - with plenty of funk and soul and classic appeal, but with enough of a bottom end to keep it moving.  "No parking on the dancefloor", haha!

DJs Millhouse (Houston via ATX) will get it rockin' early while the club provides the full bar at half-price from 9 to 11 pm, then Brotha Jibril (Houston) will join me (Paco) to keep it goin' until 3 am.  Come early to support, because the party is what YOU make of it, ya feel me?

Oh yeah, I shouldn't fail to mention that the L.I.T. crew brings the HEAVY dubstep vibes to the upstairs "Rant Room" every Saturday too!  So there are plenty of options for your diverse musical tastes...

And for those of you saying "Encore?  Isn't that just the old Spiro's?", quit sleepin'!  This place has been completely transformed!  The dancefloor is positively the best in Austin, with world class lighting and sound like you've never seen before.  Literally, I guarantee you've never seen the light arrays they have on the ceiling of this joint.  So, if you've been hangin' at home on the weekends for the past few years waiting for the right time to go out and enjoy quality underground house, techno and dubstep, the time has finally come to step out!

ps POW happens every Saturday, so if you can't get out to get your fix this Saturday, come soon...  Plenty of talented crews and DJs will be in the mix in the coming weeks, so drop on in!