August 2012

DiverseArts Presents August 2012 East End 4th Friday! All-Teen Band Back to School Music Festival

What: DiverseArts presents The Youth of the East End Fourth Fridays!

Who: Seaside Swifts, Charlie Belle, Casino, Jack Montesinos and Lunatic Theory

When:  August 24th, 2012
Gates Open at 6:30pm
Music Starts at 7:00pm

Where: Kenny Dorham’s Backyard,
1106 East 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

Cost: $5 suggested donation, Kids free

Contact: Harold McMillan


Join us again on August 24th for the East End’s monthly celebration of culture and community! For the eighth consecutive season, DiverseArts Culture Works hosts East End Fourth Fridays!: a fun, family-friendly celebration of art, music and community in East Austin.

This Friday you will experience punk, rock, pop and blues for the all-teen band bacl to school music festival

The East End Fourth Fridays! helps showcase this cultural legacy for the benefit of the community. In partnership with neighborhood artists, businesses, cultural, civic and governmental groups, this monthly event is designed to bring a relaxed, communal open-air art and culture block-party to the newly revitalized East End. It's an open house in the East End along Eleventh Street. Sample food and drink established at the new venues, take in the headline concerts and bring the kids to enjoy the East End Kid's Corner at Kenny Dorham's Backyard.

Headlining this month’s lineup are a few of Austin's young musicians. This back to school event is about our dedication to young musicians, giving there performances opportunities, encouraging them, programming for youth and kids. These groups are some of Austin's best, most promising under-18 bands and musicians coming together to share their talent with each other and the local community.


Charlie Belle
Originally from Philadelphia, Charlie Belle is an indie-pop U -18 band based in Austin TX. Made up of brother and sister duo Jendayi (guitar and lead vocals) and Gyasi (back up vocals and drums), Charlie Belle is part of the new generation of Austin live music. A regular fixture at SXSW, they are also featured at many popular venues in Austin throughout the year. Download their newest single "Six" for free from their website:

Seaside Swifts
The Seaside Swifts are an Austin Indie band lead by singer-songwriter-guitarist William Graham, 13.  The group includes hip jazz bassist Sam Jackson, 14, and Henry Wheatley-Rutner, 14, a natural drummer whose dad, Paul Rutner, was in the Mumps, a seminal NY punk-era band with Lance Loud. The Seaside Swifts original songs are complex, rich and melodic. Graham's lyrics whistle through your head for days.  Graham started the Proper Nang Night for teens and their families to build community. Graham (environmental activist, architect enthusiast and national Davidson Young Scholar) is influenced by his dad, three time Austin Hall of Famer, of punk legend the Skunks and the True Believers, Americana artist, Jon Dee Graham.

Casino is composed of Brandon Astor Drums, Dave Ziolkowsky Base and
Benjamin Root Guitar.

Jack Montesinos
Jack is a ten year old blues guitarist from Austin Texas. He has been a student of local guitarist Jake Andrews for over a year now. This summer he attended two blues workshops with Ted Hall at the Austin Guitar School. He now plays around town at local blues jams. He's a ten year old boy obsessed with the blues. Not much more to it than that. He loves to play with and learn from older musicians

Lunatic Theory
Lunatic Theory, a young bad from Austin, Texas started in 2008 in creating member and drummer Justin Dorland’s backyard along with guitarist Brett Patterson. Since then, numerous incarnations of the band have come about, as today the band has added Austin Simonds, a guitarist, and David Alvarez, who is not only a singer, but a keyboardist, guitarist, and saxophonist. The band started out playing ‘60s rock covers like Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, but has branched out to include more modern hits such as Cage the Elephant and the Shins. They also write their own original rock and funk songs, some with lyrics and some without. Lunatic Theory’s unique blend of both soft, lyrical songs and upbeat rhythms is guaranteed to keep a crowd on its feet.

In addition to this high-energy lineup, we offer free Live Oak beer for adults and free East Side Pies pizzas for the kids (while supplies last)! from 7 to 8 pm. Our food vending partner, Sun Kitchens Co-op, also has tasty organic vegan and non-vegan treats available for purchase, including lamb kabobs, avocado milkshakes, sweet and savory crepes, hamburgers and more.

Friday, August 24, 2012 - 6:30pm