Phoenix Rising Benefit for CMA

Elysium Nightclub, 705 Red River St, Austin

The phoenix rises from the ashes and is restored to its former glory! Join us for a benefit for the Council of Magickal Arts with special guests Darwin Prophet, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, and The Flametrick Subs, on Friday, August 26th at Elysium in ATX at 10pm. $7 cover, additional donations accepted.

10:00pm - Darwin Prophet 11:00pm - Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 12:00pm - The Flametrick Subs

Darwin Prophet (of the former Velvet Hammer) joins us from Dallas, playing literary rock like a steampunk time traveler. Local band Before the Devil Knows You're Dead describe their sound as "where Flogging Molly, The Pogues, and Dropkick Murphys meet Social Distortion, X, and the Old 97's". The Flametrick Subs, an Austin institution since 1993, will assail your ears with their "rockabilly trainwreck" - full of energy and great for dancin'!

The Council of Magickal Arts (CMA) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that promotes spirituality based on Pagan beliefs, and is open to people of all traditions who are interested in celebrating nature, spirit and community. Earlier this year, CMA suffered the misfortune of having several thousand dollars, about half our operating budget, embezzled by a former officer. This benefit is a fundraiser to recoup some of this loss; all proceeds will go directly to CMA's operating fund.

This event will have vendors, readers, and items for sale/auction/raffle to benefit CMA. The grand prize of the raffle is two tickets to CMA's Samhain festival in October (a $150 value), on our land outside Smithville, so be sure and get your raffle tickets! CMA festivals happen twice per year and feature guest speakers, live bands, workshops, vendors, rituals, drumming, a meditation labyrinth and other dedicated sacred spaces, revel fires and more, all while camping on our 100+ acre wooded property.

For more information about CMA, find us on Facebook at, visit or email

For more information about the bands: Darwin Prophet -,

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Phoenix artwork by Christos Karapanos Art,

Graphic by Amanda Godwin