If you’re a live music junkie, chances are you’ve been afforded plenty of opportunities to catch local free-wheelin’ folk ensemble Whiskey Shivers.
But on Tuesday, December 11 you can get your fill of the band's bad-boy roots charm with a good conscience during the final night of the Hawg Falcon Variety Show.
This week, the “awesome” culminates in a final show featuring Whiskey Shivers joined by Wild Child, Hello Wheels, the Bluebird Specials and Sam Hadfield.
A five-week fall residency curated by Whiskey Shivers for the famed Antone's stage, the Hawg Falcon Variety Show features a rotating cast of local bands, comedians and oddities taking the stage to benefit a selected group of arts-focused nonprofits.
The idea sprung from “a desire on both [Whiskey Shivers'] and Antone’s sides to get more local talent on their stage,” says Whiskey Shivers bassist Andrew VanVorhees, along with the band’s “need to cram everything awesome that we’ve seen in Austin into one night.”
This week, the “awesome” culminates in a final show featuring Whiskey Shivers joined by Wild Child, Hello Wheels, the Bluebird Specials and Sam Hadfield. “December 11 is an unofficial Sagittarian birthday party, with Sagittarian Kelsey Wilson of Wild Child doing a special hip-hop performance,” VanVoorhees says.
And the best part about the hyper-local “awesomeness” set to ensue? It all benefits Girls Rock Austin, a local day camp dedicated to empowering girls and women through music and performance. The Hawg Falcon Variety Show costs $5, with all proceeds from this week going directly to help Girls Rock Austin continue its mission.
Selected nonprofits have run the gamut from Urban Roots and Austin Bat Cave to Scottish Rite Theatre. It’s a way for Whiskey Shivers and their merry band of performers to give back to nonprofits who continuously make "efforts to shore up glaring holes in children’s artistic education left by recent cuts to the Texas budgets," says VanVorhees.
The final installment of the Hawg Falcon residency takes place Tuesday, December 11 at Antone’s. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.