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Mic Trey Debuts New Single “P.H.W.H.” At Fresh Fridaze 

The monthly “Fresh Fridaze” at Independence Brewing Co. is a real treat for local Austin rap and hip-hop fans…

As this showcase respects and appreciates lyricism and bars…

While it still leaves room for diverse genres and styles.

The Fresh Fridaze lineup on February 9th did not disappoint…

With well-written, entertaining songs from San Antonio singer-songwriter, Ryley Hall

San Antonio was in the house with talented acts like Floozi Inc and Kai Factor (pictured below)…

The rest of the show was full of Austinites.

Ryan Dove showed off his bars and showmanship…

Ative Evita performed fan favorites like “Dopamine…”

Space Goonz member, The Boy showed off his diverse vocal talents and styles…

A dope hip-hop set from the AKAdemics

And of course, Mic Trey stole the show with his new single “P.H.W.H.” and music video release.

(Music by King Farrow. Video by Big & Little Production.)

The single was released with local hip-hop label College of Hip Hop Knowledge Records aka CHHK… 

CHHK also organizes Fresh Fridaze.

There was tons of talent in the crowd too, like Josh Taylor (pictured below with Monikker)… 

Josh has been on stage with Chamillionaire and produced beats for other Houston legends like Trae the Truth.

Fresh Fridaze is a “can't miss" monthly event for Austin area hip-hop and music fans…

With great local beer, food, music and networking opportunities for local artists.

All photos in this post by Will Tompkins.

5th Annual Birthday Roast of Symply Courtney  

Folks from all over the state came to watch Symply Courtney get roasted for his 39th birthday…

Hosted at The Tiniest Bar in Texas on February 8.

Symply Courtney is a mainstay in the Austin comedy community…

He started his career doing improv at the Coldtowne Theater…

Back at its original Airport Blvd location over 10 years ago.

He now runs Symply Haha, which produces comedy shows in both Austin and San Antonio.

Host Jose Da'Hype (pictured left of Symply Courtney below) opened the show to introduce all the comics onto the stage…

Anastacia then sung her renditions of classic songs by Dolly Parton and Tina Turner… 

6 of Austin's best comics then took the stage to roast Courtney and the other comics.

Finally, DJ Monikkrome spun a 2000s throwback mix for an hour after the roast.

You can stream Monikkrome's mix here.

Here's the full crew with all the comics and musicians:

From left to right: Anastacia, Destiny Lalane, Dizzy, Tiffany Epiphany, Symply Courtney, Jose Da'Hype, Bryant Smith, Grace Morton, DJ Monikkrome.

Until next year…. happy birthday, Courtney! 

Thanks for being a pillar of the Austin entertainment scene.

(All photos taken by Kenny Clicks.)

DJ Monikkrome Opens 4/20 Variety Set With Stoner Anthems & Classic Hits  

DJ Monikkrome…

An open format DJ in Austin TX…

Kicked off the evening for The Lake Show's 4/20 spectacular on South 1st St.

Thrown by local event promoter, Lake Mic ATX.

They have a local open mic night for comedians and musicians on Tuesday nights.

The thunderstorms caused some minor hiccups…

But it wasn't enough to drown out the rock band, Paper Machete.

The group can rock your face off…

They can also play quieter intimate songs just as well.

Other musical acts included Freeze Frame & Kirk…

A duo that plays an eclectic mix of guitar and intense rap.

They have a weekly radio show on KOOP 91.7 called The Stopped Clock. 

They tell sci-fi stories with their signature musical style.

“Cosmic music, broadening tales, and humorous skits bring to life the jagged edges of the imagined universe.”

It reminds me of mysterious “alien-like” places, like Marfa out in West Texas.

The show is every Wednesday from 6-7 pm.

Enjoy replays of their show here.

The Lake Show on 4/20 lineup also included musician Neil Dorsey…

And local comedians, Derek Dimpfl, Hunter Carney, and Pat Duggan.

Issue 5 of the Austin print magazine, Sidecar Junkaroo, was on display…

And I enjoyed flipping through the interviews, art, and comedy pieces. 

Last but not least, enjoy the full DJ Monikkrome set below…

Full of hits throughout the decades and stoner anthems.

Simply hit the play button.

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