Space Capone Interview

Space Capone Interview

From the classic R&B to the energetic funk comes a music phenomenom called Space Capone. The 70’s funk/R&B/ soul and more energy than e teenager on 3 cans of Redbull sums up this funky vibes from this music group. One can not help but dance or a least attempt to during the performance of their latest tunes. We were lucky to catch up their performance at ACL (Austin City Limits) Fest in Texas and knowing the guys would be a hit we secured an interview before hand, just to make sure we cover this new breed of young musicians bringing the funk back to the table


How did you get into music?

Space Capone– Through the church. I was fortunate enough to play in a traveling church band at a young age.

Where does the name SpaceCapone comes from?

SC– It came to me in a dream. Or what I supposed to have been one. The name was inmy head when I woke up one morning.

What countiy(ies) would you like to tour next?

SC: UK, Germany and Japan.

What inspires you to create?

SC-Others who have done it before me.All of my predecessors who did it better or simpler. Als, the creative process is a very ethereal thing. Almost like a drug. There are moments in writing a song where you feel someone or something else has a hand in it as week. That moment inspires me to search for it over and over.

What album,song puts you in a good mood not matter what?

SC-”On your face off the Spirit album by Earth Wind and Fire.

What is your favorite movie?

SC-”Bottle Rocket.”

What’s next for Space Capone?

Space Capone- We’ve been fortunate enough to perform at Bonaroo,CMJ,Hangout,SXSW, Summerfest and now ACL. I’d like to keep the ball rolling in that direction and hopefull become somewhat of a mainstay in the festival market.

Space Capone Interview 2012 images be ©Akin Abayomi


First Thurdays

First Thurdays

Every first Thurday of the month, there is a gathering of vendors around South Congress Ave. in South Austin. This is a great time to head down there and enjoy the cool atmosphere, there is usually music and something for every age old and yound to do and see little of the weirdness and laid back attitude that Austin has to offer. It also gives you a chance to experience some great food, music and arts and crafts.

Check the link for additional info.


Fire spinning on film /image credit Akin ©


Blanton Museum

Every Third Thursday of the month, the Blanton museum at Austin UT campus has its free night with multiple activities . One of them is Yoga in the Galleries. I try to make it a habit to get myself down there but I’ve failed miserably lately.

Just to be clear, I meant get myself to the museum not the yoga class. I really enjoy going to the Blanton whenever I can fit this into my schedule. They also curate works from other museums and the Blanton also has a revolving collection of their own, the works range from Classic art to Modern collection. Cameras are allowed in the permanent collection but no flash. I usually carry around my Hasselblad 530CW when I do make it there. Here are some of the familiar scenes from the Museum.

Aug 18,2011

Blanton Museum

Austin, Texas

Blanton Museum
Benini Studio & Sculpture Ranch

Benini Studio & Sculpture Ranch

The Benini Studio is located in Johnson City, in the hill country of central Texas. The Ranch is located on a 140 acres  property. The drive to the property is about an hour away from Austin and it’s a good way to enjoy a nice afternoon whenever the weather cools down in Central Texas.

The whole ranch is an open studio where you can drive and enjoy the grand sculptures from national and international sculptors and artists.  I would call the experience more of Art safari that make use of the landscape to showcase these work of art. There is also an indoor gallery on the property that houses more scultures that would fit nicely on a coffee or a mantle. ranch

Benini Studio, Sculpture Ranch / Image credit: Akin©


Bright sculpture surrounded by nature. Image credit: Akin ©



Helmut at MFAH .

it was a full week filled with car adventures and lost keys but I was not going to let that stop me from heading to MFAH to see the Helmut Newton exhibit there.

This was one of the things that come up and you don’t pass on. So, on Saturday a little bit afternoon hopped in the car and made the 3 hrs drive to Main St in Downtown Houston. I finally go the chance to catch some rain there also, something we’ve been missing in Austin.

The exhibit was totally worth it, I could not take any shots while I was in the museum, there were dark blue suits in every corner so I spent the next 3 hrs enjoying the exhibit and some of the permanent installations there. This was my first time at MFAH and I have so say, I’ll be back for more it was worth it.

On my way out, I picked up some souvenirs but I still needed to stake a shot so I had my camera set and ready to go. As soon as I got around the corner of the tunnel I fired of the shutter before the man in the dark blue suit even knew, I had my shot. Thank you MFAH I’ll be back again.



The second and third week of November is usually a time I look forward to in Austin. This is when the East AUSTIN Studio Tours “E.A.S.T” occurs.

I get the chance to see more of the Austin art community, everything from painters, sculptures, woodworkers and glass blowers. The tour is really well organized and it gives me the chance to see more of the east Austin Architecture also. East Austin has really changed over the years but it seems to have really taken off something in 2005, that was when most of the gentrification was at it full force. I kind of remember this because I also bought a place then but because of the commute I had a change of heart.

Anyways, the tour is really enjoyable and I can’t wait for this year to kickoff.

Check out the site for additional info on the many places to visit..

Here are some snaps from Sunday.


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Sonambulo means Sleepwalker and we covered the group’s performance on Zilker stage on Saturday the 13th at 2:30.

The audience loved their “psico-tropical” rhtyms, a fusion of traditional African and modern Latin American beats. From the side of the stage to the end of the covered portion of Zilker stage people from all age groups and across all ethnicities were seen enjoying the group’s performance. The crowd was a good mixture of people dancing and just chilling to the tunes. One couldn’t help but enjoy the contagious energy of the vocals and rhytms. Flags and hats were all present but the vibe of the venue could be felt from far away.

For more on Sonambulo visit:

La musica de Sonambulo se puede encontrar en

O en la pagina de Facebook Sonambulopsicotropicalbanda

1-A donde van de gira despues de aqui?
Sonambulo- A Aguascalientes a un festival que se llama para el dia de los muertos Octubre y Noviembre

2-Que nos puedes decir de tu musica, como empezaron?
S- Nosotros empezamos hace 6 años, eramos 5 y ahora somos 11, la idea es hacer musica para bailar,, basados en ritmos tradicionales y fusionados en ritmos modernos y ahora estamos en proceso de grabar nuestro segundo album.
3-Donde estan basados?
S- En Costa Rica, esta es la primera vez que venimos para Austin y al festival.
4-A que paises han viajado?
S- El año pasado hemos viajado a Belgica, Holanda, Suiza, Francia y España.
5-En España a que parte han visitado?
S-Estuvimos en Galicia
6-Que planes tienen a future, despues de la gira a Mexico, piensan ir Sudamerica?
S-La idea es ver si podemos conseguir mas contactos para seguir viajando, ahora estamos empezando hacer una red de grupos centroamericanos para viajar por centro America, ya hemos ido a Nicaragua y tenemos unas invitaciones para El Salvador, y Panama y Guatemala nosotros vamos alla y vienen grupos a Costa Rica como para generar un Mercado, una red. Ya hemos conocido a personas de Chile que tambien tienen una red y a nosotros nos encantaria ir a Argentina.

7-Que les quieres decir a tus fans.
S-“Que sigan bailando que de eso trata. ”

La musica de Sonambulo se puede encontrar en
O en la pagina de Facebook Sonambulopsicotropicalbanda