photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

"An amazing HUGE thank you to everybody who came out last night! We hope you're all as hungover as we are. Thank you thank you thank you!" - Learning Secrets

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012
Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

What's cool is that Learning Secrets parties are rather unpretentious considering the crowd drawn and the talent booked. Packed, but unpretentious. We're not talking bottle service and velvet ropes, we're talking divey dance floors of sheer abandon.

For Learning Secret's 8th birthday celebration on Saturday night, Ian Orth and eramy Neugent Neugent [flew in] Midnight Magic from New York -- a six-piece disco ensemble comprised of members of Hercules & Love Affair -- for a special, one-off show. [CultureMap]

Crazy night Saturday in Austin as Ted Leo and friends celebrated Esme Barrera, power went out on 6th St. which cut the Oh Snap! fest short, Beauty Ballroom hosted a cast of characters including Daniel Johnston for their Grand Opening weekend, and Beauty Bar hosted an 8th Anniversary party for Learning Secrets. Pictures from the latter in this post. More of them below...


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Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Meanwhile elsewhere - the power was out on 6th Street for Oh Snap!

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

...and The Esme Benefit @ Beerland was packed...

Feathers @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012

Midnight Magic @ Beauty Bar - 1/28/2012