NEW YEAR'S EVE AT PLAYLAND SKATE CENTER!
WHAT BETTER PLACE TO SEE THE ULTIMATE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA TRIBUTE?
ROLLERSKATING 9pm-11pm / DANCING 11pm-1am
Playland Skate Center is located at: 8822 McCann Blvd (183 & Burnet)
Tickets are $50 and include up to 6 drink tickets, an appetizer buffet, skating from 9-11 PM, and when the skating ends, the rink will become a giant dance floor where we will usher in the new Year with the K-Tel Hit Machine's Electric Light Orchestra set featuring the Tosca Strings.
70's disco attire suggested but not required.
About the band:
AUSTIN CHRONICLE'S CRITIC'S CHOICE, BEST OF 2006:
Best Reason to Pawn Your Karaoke Machine: The K-Tel Hit Machine
That K-Tel Hit Machine is one of the most beloved bands in originality-obsessed Austin should be no surprise to anyone who's seen them do "Hot Legs." Or packed into Antone's for their ELO tribute. Or salivated over their looming "Eighties explosion." What started as a goof among friends has certainly grown - have them quote their fee sometime - but hasn't really changed; it's still a bunch of friends, who happen to be some of Austin's most talented musicians, getting together to jam on songs they all grew up on. The songs may be other people's, but what makes K-Tel so delicious is that they do them with a style all their own.
K-TEL HIT MACHINE plays AM gold from the 1970's, mixed with a few edgy album rock favorites from the 80's. This seven-piece band (six male, one female) takes its name from the series of compilation albums advertised on TV in the 70's, and much of the band's repertoire appeared on those records. If you're thinking "classic rock", think again. K-TEL HIT MACHINE steers virtually clear of typical rock and dance standards driven into the ground by radio and karaoke, and breathes new life into old hits that made you smirk back then and make you howl today.
What makes K-TEL HIT MACHINE unique is the fact that its members have all been firmly entrenched in Austin's original music scene for years. The result is not just a cover act going through the motions, but a professional, street-wise band honoring their craft and heritage and having a ball while they're at it. Their enthusiasm is infectious.
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