As you might’ve read elsewhere, Elliott Turton (above) of the touring Indiana band Waxeater was hospitalized this past Sunday night after suffering a severe electric shock while onstage at Austin’s Beerland. As of this writing, Turton is conscious and hopefully on the way to a speedy recover at Brackenridge Hospital, just a stone’s throw from Beerland. The venue was given the all-clear by electricians on Monday, reopened for business last night and is hosting a fundraiser for Turton this Saturday afternoon at 2pm.
Contributing artists include Denton, TX’s Wiccans, whose fantastic new LP, ‘Skullduggery’ is out this week, local duo Air Traffic Controllers (guitarist looks familiar but I can’t quite put my finger on it), breatherholes, the new project helmed by former Wild American vocalist/guitarist Lew Houston, Quin Galavis (whose new Threadpull LP, ‘Should Have Known You’ is an early frontrunner for Austin Album of 2011) and Eric Static. If you can’t attend, donations are being accepted via Paypal ([email protected]).