2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Sylvain Sylvain

Wednesday, March 16
12:30AM - 1:15AM

Hotel Vegas Patio
1502 E 6th St


As a founding member of the legendary New York Dolls, guitarist Sylvain Sylvain helped invent the garage-punk sound and outlandish look of puckered-up, glam-rock decadence.

Disbanded in 1975 after only two now-classic albums, the Dolls’ music and theatrics nonetheless influenced countless bands and artists from the Sex Pistols, KISS and Motley Crue to Morrissey and Lady Gaga. Not surprisingly, Martin Scorsese’s HBO series, “Vinyl,” prominently features the Dolls’ music and personas as definitive models of glam-rock excess.

Today, Sylvain Sylvain is backed by a crack troop of Austin musicians lovingly billed as – what else? – The Sylvains. Guitarist Ginchy and drummer Chris Alaniz are full-time members of the Bulemics, winners of the Austin Chronicle’s 2013 Best Punk Band. Bassist Gabriel Von Asher plays in Profane Anything Band.

When the guys aren’t being Dolls or playing in one of their myriad other bands, the Syl...

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