FRI. JAN. 11 2002
Like the Kang himself, Elvis’ birthday has come and gone. Here in Austin, folks are still celebrating the event. Similarly, the Chronicle’s birthday has come and gone and we’re still celebrating it too. Elvis may have left the building permanently, but the Chronicle is still entrenched in the bluegreen bunker on the corner of 40th and I-35 – a de facto monument to the 20 years of the Chronicle’s existence. Since early September the Chronicle has been sponsoring different events spotlighting its involvement in the community. Friday Beerland (owned by former Chronicle drivers Randall and Donya Stockton) will host a night of performances by bands featuring Chronicle distribution drivers – truly some of the hardest working guys in show business, at least for one day a week. Kicking the show off will be Covert Operation with Chronicle drivers Erik Conn and Michael Wane followed by the veteran Austin pop act Quatropaw which includes driver Jason Richard. Closing the show will be Arista recording artists Color featuring Chronicle driver Chris Robbins. That’s three great bands for three bucks. Not to mention the proceeds benefit the SIMS Foundation. Most importantly, you’ll get a chance to meet the people responsible for bringing you this fine publication. See you there.