As the police are still searching for clues, Esme Barrera was laid to rest in her hometown of El Paso Tuesday, and this week there will be several benefit shows (both in Austin and in Brooklyn) to celebrate Esme's life, and support the causes she participated in, and to help support her family and help with the memorial expenses.
Tonight, Thursday, 1/12, starting at 7pm, the Scoot Inn will be hosting a show. Friday, starting at 5pm, Club 1808 will open its doors for another benefit show, and then Sunday starting at 3pm Frontier Bar, GSMG, and 3 Rules will be having another benefit. More details on these three Austin shows are below.
Also on Sunday a memorial service for Esme for friends and colleagues will be held in Austin at 2pm at Fiesta Gardens. Later this month, Ted Leo will be coming in for another benefit on January 28th at Beerland.
Esme's prescence was also felt and missed throughout the music clubs of Austin last week aka Free Week. Austin360 says:
Throughout the week, the loss of Esme Barrera was felt as clubs collected donations for her family. Some musicians also mentioned Barrera from the stage, including A Giant Dog, who dedicated John Wesley Coleman's "Can't Stop Dreaming" to Barrera, and Quin Galavis, who encouraged people to attend one of the benefits being held in Barrera's honor in the coming weeks.Full details of the this week's benefit shows, and a John Wesley Coleman video that Esme starred in, below...
"It's been hard, but people are coming together and doing some great things," Galavis said of the benefits.
John Wesley Coleman - "Come On Cops"
Thursday (1/12) at Scoot Inn:
Please come and celebrate the life of a beautiful, vibrant person with music & friends- 2 things that were very important to Esme.--
Admission will be $5-$10, with 100% of the proceeds from the door going to Esme's family. Doors open at 7PM.
Obselete Industries will be doing on site screenprinting!
Bring a t-shirt choose a print & donate 5 bucks to Esme's family.
12:45- Follow That Bird
12am- Love Collector
11:15- The Dead Space
10:30- Kingdom Of Suicide Lovers
9:45- Foreign Mothers
9pm- Ichi Ni San Shi
7:30- Eric Static
The Scoot Inn
1308 East 4th Street
Invite your friends - help spread the word!
Please consider other ways to help as well:
- You can make a Paypal donation to help Esme's family here.
- You can buy a t-shirt here, with proceeds going to help Esme's family here
Friday (1/13) at Club 1808:
-One Love Kitchen at The Orun Center for Cultural Arts will be serving healthy food in the backyard brought from their foodtruck
-there's a benefit with some of the bands we couldn't fit on this one at scoot inn thurs:
-Sundragon Martial Arts has been kind enough to do a demo. It will be at
8pm in the backyard of 1808.
Some great women are setting up the silent auction out back. Sara Crumley is point person for the silent auction. Please
contact her to get involved or if you know a local business that would like
to support with a gift certificate, etc. email@example.com
This incudes 2 tickets to Pitchfork music fest, local restaurants, book and recod stores and lots more. Please visit the auction out back at some point during the night.
James Brandon is printing up t-shirts that are available now:
The paypal for those out of town, who can't make it is the button on the site
2 stages from 5-2am. 5-10$+ sliding scale
Anyone is welcome to speak between bands as well. Join us to celebrate and pay tribute to her life with music as she would've wanted us to.
rambler rose 7pm
laute leute 5pm
atomic duo 530pm
gospel and the wolf 5pm
Sunday (1/15) at Frontier bar:
GSMG, 3 Rules, and Frontier Bar will be presenting you with a night of great music in remembrance of our beloved Esme Barrera. 100% of the (door) proceeds will go to Esme's family and to Girls Rock Camp, where Esme volunteered as a Music Mentor and Counselor. Below are the details for the benefit show. We encourage you to attend and help support Esme's family through this tough time.---
The Nouns: 12:15am
Luck Mountain: 11:30
Higher Than Why: 10:45
Money Chica: 10:00
Soul Pilots: 9:15
Little Emily Warfield: 8:30
The Scarlett Effect: 7:45
Northern Paradox: 7:00
Monarch Box: 6:15
Bloody Knives: 5:30
Eons Ago: 4:45
Mc Homeless: 4:00
DJ sets by DJ Matt Rose and DJ Pnyce
Doors at 3PM - $7 Cover - 21+
RIP "Esme" Barrera: