Among the performers headed to Austin's South By Southwest conference is a contingent of New Orleans bounce rappers. Former Gambit columnist Alison Fensterstock organized a benefit show at the Saint (961 St. Mary St.) tonight (10 p.m. Wednesday) to support the group of artists. The show features DJ Rusty Lazer and raffle prizes, including a limited-edition Defend New Orleans T-shirt signed by Katey Red, DJ Jubilee, 10th Ward Buck, Wild Wayne and others. There are rare cassettes for sale and a DVD with rare bounce songs, mostly ripped from Fensterstock's collection of vinyl.
The Austin bounce showcase will feature Partners-N-Crime, DJ Jubilee, Katey Red, Big Freedia, Vockah Redu, Magnolia Shorty and Ms Tee. Anyone unable to attend the show tonight may be interested in the Kickstarter page for the entourage, which features further information and prizes for different levels of support. Fensterstock and photographer Aubrey Edwards also are working on a documentary project about New Orleans bouncers called "Where They At" which will be on display at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.