The famous Liberty Lunch "Wall" design adorned the legendary club/bar/eatery over the final years of its life (1975-1999). Throughout much of the 1980s and 90s, Liberty Lunch hosted music acts from Dave Matthews Band, the Smashing Pumpkins, and Nirvana to the Neville Brothers, the Uranium Savages) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, to Iron Butterfly, Run DMC U2). It was considered by most to be one of the best music venues in Austin.
Liberty Lunch's reputation was laid back, unassuming and inclusive — everything patrons hoped Austin would continue to be. But it closed its doors for good July 31, 1999, killed off by the inexorable growth as small town Austin morphed into what it is today. But back in the day, $7 or $8 would buy an intimate evening with the likes of:
Dave Matthews Band, the Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Neville Brothers, The Uranium Savages, Timbuk3, Dwight Yoakam, The Skunks, Poco, The Tragically Hip, Fishbone, The Violent Femmes, Green Day, Beck, Alanis Morissette, Nirvana, The Foo Fighters, k.d. lang, John Sebastian, No Doubt, Asleep At The Wheel, Dolly Parton, Hootie and The Blowfish, Hot Tuna, Spirit, New Riders of The Purple Sage, The Flaming Lips, Black Flag, Wendy O. Williams, Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, They Might Be Giants, David Persons, Zeitgeist, Sonic Youth, Husker Du, Iggy Pop, Björk, The Cramps, 10,000 Maniacs, Natalie Merchant, The Meters, The Killer Bees, George Clinton, Jessie Colin Young, Brave Combo, David Bean and the Dishes, The Fleshtones, The Lemonheads, My Bloody Valentine, Kinky Friedman, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Butthole Surfers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Big Boys, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, John Hiatt, Todd Rundgren, Jellyfish, Dread Zeppelin, Iron Butterfly, Run DMC, John Lee Hooker, X, John Hammond Jr. and U2.
Enjoy this interpretation of the renown and loved meeting place. Liberty Lunch is no longer serving cold beer and hot music, but you can relive the memories and share the stories with this evocative design.
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Our WALL heavy cotton tee is the basic building block of Austin Cool wardrobes. Grow your collection starting with this one. With specially spun fibers for smoothness and no side seams and tapered shoulders.
.: 100% Cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Medium fabric (5.3 oz/yd² (180 g/m²))
.: Classic fit .: Tear away label .: Runs true to size
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