Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Benefit Concert for George Kinney Feb. 5th at the Highball in Austin


Mal Thursday’s Texas Tyme Machine to Stage Benefits for Austin Music Legend George Kinney

AUSTIN, Texas (January 20, 2011) – "Mal Thursday’s Texas Tyme Machine," the Austin-based podcast and floating concert series, is producing a series of benefits for Austin psychedelic music legend George Kinney, who has been diagnosed with cancer of the liver. The first benefit concert will be held at the Highball in South Austin on Saturday February 5th from 4 to 10 p.m.

In addition to Kinney, performing on the show at the swank ballroom/bowling emporium will be Haunt, Thom Tex Edwards, Steve Garrett, ST 37, The Texreys, White Dress, and Austin Renaissance man Jesse Sublett, the author, artist, and musician. Sublett founded the original Austin punk band The Skunks in 1979, and is also a cancer survivor. Other special guests are to be announced.

Kinney was the leader of the Austin psychedelic band The Golden Dawn, whose 1968 album Power Plant is recognized as a classic of the genre. The band were friends and labelmates of The 13th Floor Elevators. He has continued to make music as a solo artist and with his current band The New Riders of the Golden Dawn.

Kinney will be appearing on the "Texas Tyme Machine" podcast to tell “The Golden Dawn Story” on the series’ fifth episode. The show was recently spun off from the long-running podcast “The Mal Thursday Show.”

The floating concert series will produce at least three more benefits for Kinney at other Austin venues, and possibly in Houston as well. There will also be a Texas Tyme Machine show at Beerland on Friday February 18th, headlined by San Antonio garage kings The Sons of Hercules and Dallas ’60s legends Kenny and the Kasuals.


J.M. Dobies

Industrious Media

Austin, Texas


“A Benefit for George Kinney” Facebook event page

Mal Thursday’s Texas Tyme Machine podcasts

The Highball website

"George Kinney Benefit" on the Texas Psych blog

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