Spider House Cafe & Ballroom present
The Ultimate Halloween House Party! Free! Bands! Dance Party! Costume Contest! Cheap drinks!
2906 Fruth St.
Austin, TX, 78705
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 18 and over
Graham and Alex met while under the same management umbrella, and collaborated on their first song, "Dollar". The chemistry was undeniable, so they started developing an album and decided to release it together. Graham moved from Atlanta to LA at the top of 2013, and has continued to write and record the Dead Right album with Alex, who produces all of the music. Alex has been involved in production and songwriting for bands and artists such as Panic! At The Disco, Jake Troth, U.S. Royalty and has written original music for brands like Calvin Klein and Target.
The lights can get very hot. When you are the last band to go on for the night, the "headliner" as they call it, after having all night to warm up, those lights can be especially glaring. And, as they begin to fully beat onto the backs of Tyler Wallace, Gregg Maher, and Kim Taruc, of the Austin, TX rock and roll, country, whatever the kids call it, band,Union Specific, the sweat begins to pour out from under those "awful hats" and into the singers' sometimes hollow yet, keenly alert eyes. Any seasoned expectantly listening showgoer, would note that the beads which begin to wet the mops of hair and beard of those up under the lights, do not accrue by way of discomfort. No, rather, this kind of sweat is a product of the hard work this rag-tag outfit has shelled out over the past four years in order to be successful in whatever capacity they could.
Since the off chance meeting of singers, guitar players, Gregg Maher, and Tyler Wallace in Sherman TX in 2008, with the later addition of bass player Kim Taruc, and whatever drummer will have them for the evening, Union Specific has played over 200 shows in the past year alone. The now iconic Ford Expedition, christened "The Union Special", has logged hundreds of thousands of miles, as the band has toured nationally across the greater Midwest, and east coast regions, not to mention the countless drives across the great state of Texas to play shows, and parties, in the big cities, and small towns that speckle the terrain like so many tiny dots on Gregg's handy GPS. Listen to the lyrics behind the steel guitar heavy, harmony droning, Gram Parsonsy, rock and roll, and one can pick out stories about faraway lands, some of which Union Specific has, in their own way, managed to make not seem like such the dreamlike distant destinations they once were.
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