Beers with the Band featuring Calliope Musicals
Close your eyes for a second and imagine a magical place where there is glitter, flashing lights and a giant alien art piece that eats a band member. Now open your eyes, wait…this is just a Calliope Musicals concert.
By Kaylin Balderrama
There are certain artists who are just good singers, and then their are artists who are good singers AND performers. The band that is bound to make all your wildest dreams come true consists of four band members who perform on stage and a member dedicated to creating all of the crazy, creative stage effects for their live performances. They have been described as a cheerful psychedelic party folk band and are known for being cheerful and a show you won’t forget. With a new single out called “Cosmic Poison Arrow”, I’m excited to see what Calliope Musicals has in store for us next. The band has three albums out and an EP which you can listen to here.
BLEND had the opportunity to hang with Calliope Musicals at Zilker Brewing Company which is one of my all time favorite spots to grab a beer. Located on E 6th Street in the heart of East Austin, the brewery is the definition of a cute Austin hang-out spot. They pride themselves in offering “craft-beer accessibility” which in my opinion is VERY important for the Austin community. They have a delicious food trailer on site, which has the same hours as their tap room, and a variety of beers to sip on. My suggestion is the Honey Blonde which is my beer of choice every time I go here. There is an outdoor patio area with lots of seating and large tables inside which is perfect if you are meeting a big group of friends.
The bar was built by a local Austin company and brings the whole vibe of the bar together. There’s also wifi available in case you’re trying to get some work done and need an excuse to go here.