Dirty Sixth Street is still bustling with cars as I stare up at a giant plastic statue of a saddled rabbit inside the Jackalope. The jukebox struggles to drown out a plastic bucket drummer pounding away on the sidewalk.

An acoustic guitar and a blues ensemble battle for the few remaining pieces of dead air as barkers desperately beg tourists to step inside, their stained white bar towels dangle from their back pockets and swish from side to side.

It’s only a short walk to the box office at 3Ten, the sister club to the Moody Theater that hosts Austin City Limits. Ticket holders slowly file in and wait for the sold-out duo Heart Bones, a side project for Har Mar Superstar and local rocker Sabrina Ellis, ignoring the man constantly asking to buy one of their tickets to surely re-sell.

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Har Mar Superstar and Sabrina Ellis perform Dirty Dancing. Photo by Andrew Blanton.


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