Since I was a wee lass I’ve loved art. I was lucky to grow up in a musical family. My mom played guitar (and later learned the mandolin and ukelele) and sang, my dad was a drummer in rock bands. My grandmother and great aunt taught me to sew, make jewelry and other arts and crafts type projects. My aunt taught me to paint and draw. That was my childhood. I was pretty lucky. So needless to say, since a very young age I’ve been in love with the arts and all that they have to offer. Recently, a few friends of mine, Chris and Melissa Ordonez contacted me about a new project they were working on. Victoria’s first Art Walk. Now, there are cities that have things similar. Corpus has their first Friday Art Walk. San Antonio has something similar as well. However, I’ve always hoped that Victoria would do something similar. There are so many creative and amazing artists, musicians, poets, and photographers in this city. But aside from the few shows that happen on the Friday or Saturday, there really isn’t a place for this underground community to come together and celebrate the art we so passionately create. Well, this Saturday the chance for Victoria to come together to celebrate the beauty that is art has finally arrived. The event will be taking place at the new location of D&D Novelties off of 59. It begins at Noon on Saturday and will end at 10 that night. There will be vendors of all sorts there.. Artists, Painters, Jewelry Makers, and tons of other random bits of awesome. There will be live performances by toxic fuse, cherry bombers, just go, strange angels, the loveletter, something called nothing, corpus gold, and cavegirl. The event is free and is open to people of all ages. For more information on the event, check out the FACEBOOK PAGE.
Well, this weekend is the big AMERICAN holiday. Where we should be celebrating the fact that we are lucky enough to have the freedoms and liberties that we currently have. In other countries? This podcast wouldn’t be possible. Well, OMBG is going to celebrate it the way it should be celebrated! With music, beer, babes, and BBQ! Friday night in Victoria is a GREAT show I recommend you go to. It’s at Downtown Bar and Grill.. starts around 10ish, and is only $5 a head. The entertainment will include Toxic Fuse (local Victoria band), Viet Ruse, Cavegirl, and The Loveletter. Great bands, all of them! OMBG will be at this show collecting interviews and handing out swag. Look for one of us and say you listen to the podcast! We’ll be sure to get you something cool. Here’s the [EVENT PAGE] for more information. If your not in the Victoria area on Friday and want to try out something cool, check out the DOWNTOWN ART WALK in Corpus Christi. It’s a celebration of all things art! Music, painters, dancing, beer, ya know, everything that matters. Next month we plan on setting up a booth here. It’s a very cool thing. The main area is at the park downtown. From there, you can jump on a bus, complete with a band, and be taken around to the different events all over downtown corpus! Support the arts, without them we’re all screwed. On Friday, there is also another show that I’d recommend you check out. The band? Shotgun Party. And they blow my mind. The Victoria Advocate had a write up about them in the Get Out section. Here is the EVENT INFORMATION. Go, you won’t be dissapointed. Now Saturday, OMBG will be in SHINER, TX, my hometown. Why you might ask? Well it’s the annual Half Moon Holidays celebration. I’m going to be in charge of beer at the beer wagon from 2 – 4, come buy a beer from me and give me a tip…say you listen to the podcast! I’ll have some goodies to hand out to ya if do. You might see us at the parade in the morning, and you’ll definately see us at Howard’s once my beer wench shift is over. What exactly is Half Moon Holidays?? Well it’s a nice little piece of Texas Americana. In the morning, there is a parade, during the day there are food and vendor booths set up around Green Dickson Park. There are kiddy rides and events located throughout. And in the far back of the park is my favorite…. the BBQ teams! At around 9 or so, the fireworks go off and the night ends with a huge dance in the park. (For a slight fee… we don’t believe in cover bands so we WON’T be there.) At some point on Saturday, we will be recording a podcast from a secret location in Shiner, TX. Want to join in? Come see me at the beer booth earlier in the day and we might be able to allow it. Now, you might not be able to make it to any of these events this weekend, and that’s fine. But there is a way to keep up with our shenanigans. Follow us on our TWITTER. Tim and I will be sure to update it frequently! Support local music fools! <3 Much love, -Bitter Girl.