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Battle of the Bands:

Full Throttle

Main Stage



 Lightning Lounge

 Acoustic Stage



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       Acoustic Stage     

In addition to the 31 act Battle of the Bands on the Full Throttle Main Stage, we're featuring a continuous acoustic Singer/Songwriter stage, in the Lightning Lounge upstairs in the Arena.

Relax in the A/C, enjoy our free coffee and wi-fi from 9am to noon,  and enjoy

Austin area's finest singer/songwriters.



Singer/Songwriters battle to be the best of

Thunder Rally '11!

Your vote counts!


Mark your calendars now and don't miss out!

King Kohn

King Kohn is an all-acoustic artist with booming vocals, ravaging passion and eloquent lyrics that bring out the beauty and the beast of Rock-N-Roll.  Pooling from his diverse interests of folk, rock and metal music, he combines these elements in a creative, off-beat style. Imagine Elvis meets The Dead Kennedys with a 1970s sound and a modern metal twist.

John Edward Baumann

John Edward Baumann was born in Amarillo, raised in San Antonio, went to TCU in Fort Worth and now lives in Austin. He is a Texan through and through. John started writing songs after seeing Cory Morrow, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Hayes Carll play at venues around the Hill Country. His ties to Americana and Red Dirt music stem from a deep love for the independent songwriting spirit. He is working hard at improving his craft as a songwriter, showman and guitar player. John busies himself with the outdoors, sporting events and gigging around the Austin area.

Kari Renee

Kari Renee has been singing and performing since an early age from California to Nevada to Austin. She’s been in the live music capital for 30 years, and has played with numerous bands, performed solo, won several music contests, and played in the second ever South by South West music festival. A strong vocalist with a lot of soul and down to earth tones, she can bring you feelings of nostalgia, joy, passion, and a party spirit. She is in the process of putting a band together, recording, and making a music video.

Billy Barnet

Nasally growls, outlaw anthems, and songs for the damned and lost. Bullet For Joey sings for you, the ones who can't get through life without a bottle of whiskey. For the ones who need to shoot up in order to get by and deal with the ever changing, constantly evolving road to Damnation.

Let the words of William Barnet be your guide through the belly of the beast. Let him take you by the trembling hand and lead you past the valley of dead things. Let him ease your temptations and curb the cravings for liquor and loose women.

Pay no heed to the false prophets and the devil's lies. On the radio or on the web, his legions will find you. They will take you in the night and burn your soul with their Pop Culture. Be strong and stand tall when face to face with the Fallen; turn away from the bright road and walk the long twisted dark road, for it is the road to salvation!

To those of you who seek the light, and choose to walk the hard road to paradise, we welcome you.


Mark Hendricks

Mark Hendricks was born in Austin to Lyle and Elaine Hendricks. His mother taught him piano at an early age, and his father, an artist, sold a painting to buy him his first electric guitar. His first band, Sweatband, was a popular band in high school. Mark went on to play with an original band, with most tunes written by the bassist, and was bitten by the songwriter bug. Mark went on to play and record with a rock trio, and countless blues jams, before attending open mics and booking solo gigs. He has written an impressive number of songs of various genres, with a focus on songs of regional interest. Most recently, Mark performed at Austinite’s, where his solo CD, Plain and Simple, is available.

Cody Jasper

 Cody Jasper is a true born Texas artist. It is not uncommon to walk along the world famous 6th Street in Austin, Texas and hear the harmonic and often mesmerizing hum and moan of Cody’s guitar.  His humble beginnings from the Texas Panhandle and the countless hours of playing in events and bar gigs eventually took the young Cody to Austin, Texas. “Austin is a Mecca for musicians, if I ever really wanted to consume the life of a musician, I knew, I needed to try my hand with some of the most avid listeners in the world. I knew that coming to the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ would allow me to transcend and expand my musical perspectives and abilities” recalls Cody. In just 5 short months of Cody’s arrival he did just that…within this time period he racked up a resume that many artists in Austin could only dream about and very very few have accomplished. By the time two months had passed he had already played in half a dozen bars on the famous Austin strip, and within 4 months he had solidified five residencies and continued to play when available in new venues lining the heart of Austin’s entertainment vessel. It does not take one long to walk in and see why Cody has received such success and accolades from so many in the music industry. His rock skills often remind his audience of some the world’s greatest guitarists of all times. There is rarely a concert that goes by when someone has not tried to compare the young Cody Jasper to the mix or merge of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, and Woody Guthrie. Currently Cody has had a full schedule of playing shows, recording his first album, solidifying band members and management, and various other appearances at special events and television. His EP will be released in early-mid November followed by a beginning of the year tour.

C. David West

My name is C. David West. I am a native Texan, born in 1979. I have also lived in New Mexico, Virginia, and Louisiana. I love many types of music, and have a wide range of styles that I enjoy playing. I love diversity in and through music. I have been working on songs for years, and I am currently working on getting myself recognized in the music industry. I can hold my own with an acoustic, or amp up and get loud. I am currently looking for like minded individuals to play with.


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