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Liberty Lunch (Places)

"You're on the air with Desmond Fellows of My Pretty Pony, playing a benefit tomorrow night at Liberty Lunch, brought to you by Wrigley's Extra gum."

Freedom Fries? Independent Ice Cream? Enfranchised Empanadas? Okay, they're all alliterative, but none pack the same punch as Liberty Lunch. This rockin' venue is the former crown jewel of the Austin, Texas, music scene. Like any happenin' joint, Liberty Lunch began serving, well, lunch in the '40s. By the '60s, it was attracting all sorts of acts, from reggae to punk, and by its closing in the late '90s, Liberty Lunch had hosted such big names as Bush, The Flaming Lips, and Hole. After Neptune's own Liberty Lunch hosts My Pretty Pony's Desmond Fellows, we can only guess the crowd went out to Amy's Ice Cream for dessert — for Neptune, CA, is fast becoming Austin, TX, redux.

3.17 "Debasement Tapes"

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