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All good things must come to an end... and as far as the Asylum Street Spankers' live show that has awed and amazed audiences for years, this week is it! Here's how the Spankers describe the final three-show extravaganza in their hometown of Austin, TX.
Thursday, April 21 "Givin' the People What They Want" -- 8pm, The Cactus Cafe
The top 20 Spankers songs of all time, as chosen by you via online poll, will be the setlist. Trust us, there are some doozy surprises on tap, plus lots of songs we haven't played in years and we promise a surprise guest you will never expect. The Grey Brothers Trio, starring our former hot shot piano man Reese Grey, opens the evening. And, if that won't do it for you, maestro Stanley Smith is sitting in all night long!
Friday, April 22 "Night of 1000 Egos" -- 8pm, Ruta Maya
It's Spankin' Fest featuring 20 current and former Spankers including Pops, the Mysterious John, Colonel Josh, Olivier, Guy, Stanley, Sick, Paul, Westen, Reese, Tiny Booker and more! Plus opening sets by Pops Bayless' Dark Orchestra at 8:30, Olivier's gypsy swing group Continental Graffiti at 9:15 and The Guy Forsyth Band at 10. The Spankers crank at 11pm!
Saturday, April 23 "Spanks for Everything" -- 8pm, United States Art Authority
The current Spankers lineup playing the acclaimed farewell touring show that swept through 50 cities, playing The Lincoln Center, The Great American Music Hall, and the finest venues around the country. Plus The Guy Forsyth Band opens.
Can't make the shows? Never fear, the Spankers will be recording the entire week to bring you one last recording - a CD/DVD combo entitled "The Last Laugh" and set for October release on Yellow Dog Records. Join our mailing list and stay tuned for details!