A post from GARY!: Adi Fest.

It wouldn’t be Friday without a little dance party / music action, now would it?  Here’s GARY! to debrief you on tonight’s tastiest option, just blocks away from Fashion Freakout at the Mohawk.  Take it away, GARY!

Work has been straight up insane for me this week, and Mother Nature has been downright persistent in her pursuit of bringing me down.  That being the case, I don’t have a lot of time to ramble on here like I normally would, but I did want to take a few minutes out of my day to put on my community organizer hat, in order to drop off an idea at your virtual doorstep for how to enjoy your weekend.

So, first things first: WHO’S ADI?

(While reading this section, may I suggest you pop on over to watch/listen to this slightly racist Kid’s Incorporated cover of the El DeBarge “hit,” Who’s Johnny.)

Adi Fest 2.5: The Cover-Up at Beauty Bar

Now if you are like me, and please bear with me because I’m about to call both of us ignorant, you might be wondering: “Who’s Adi, and why does he get his own Fest?”  I mean, come on! You’ve done some great things, and YOU don’t have YOUR own fest, right?  Well leave it to Aaron Berkowitz and Tolly Moseley (who I now call my “Platonic Friend MPF,” wink wink)  to school me in all things Adi.

If you have ever read anything on the Austin music scene, the man probably wrote it.  His Facebook “work” section reads like the life you wish you had.  He currently writes for the Austinist, Transmission Entertainment’s Blog, LUCY Magazine, Soundcheck Magazine, and Country Standard Time. He is also a VJ for Roxwell and a DJ for BreakThruRadio.  These are just the things he does NOW, the list of previous endeavors actually goes on and on, but keep in mind this is the new and improved less verbose Gary.  SO, to put this in perspective,  Adi is the overachiever your parents are ashamed of you for not becoming.  On paper, the man appears to be a little on the super human side, but word on the street is that in person he is actually just a super nice guy that loves what he does and is pretty damn good at it.

So now we can all just simmer down and realize that until we do half the things this guy does, we probably don’t really deserve our own namesake fest like “Adi Fest.”  Now that we got that out of the way, what the hell is Adi Fest anyways?  Since I’m short on time today, I’m going to turn this over to the Knuckle Rumbler:

“February 5th it is all going down. Knuckle Rumbler is matching wits with the Austinists’ most congenial music journalist to give your ears a cornucopia of sounds to vibe to. Bouncing from the ’60s to ’80s to whatever is in Prince Klassen’s grab bag of vinyl tricks, the night is sure to give everyone something they can appreciate, sing along to or just get dirty to on the dance floor.

How are we going to achieve this? With Jimi Hendrix , ZZ Top, and Queen! Repping each legendary artist are tremendous bands. Stonefree Experience (Jimi) , Cheap Sunglasses (ZZ), and Magnifico (Queen) are completely on top of their tribute game. Get ready to hear Bohemian Rhapsody, Sharp Dressed Man, and Purple Haze. In addition we will have Prince Klassen on the turn tables to fill in the gaps and keep the inside party bumpin.

In true Knuckle Rumbler fashion, we will have Alison Narro running a rock n’ roll photo booth so you can prove to your parents the next day that you saw Jimi and Freddie Mercury on the same Beauty Bar stage. And if you are super thirsty, come early and enjoy complimentary beverage or four with Adi courtesy of Birds Barbershop. Other invited but unconfirmed guests include Mama Cass, Jim Morrison, Buddy Holly, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Brett Michaels’ career, John Lennon, and the drummer of Spinal Tap.

Make sure to get there early – Bird’s Barbershop will be giving out complimentary beverages from 8 pm ’til they run out. It’s only $5 when you RSVP.”  —Thanks, Knuckle Rumbler!