A different kind of Halloween in Austin…

The Krewe du Coeur Maudit is Austin, Texas’ first ever Halloween parade krewe. Inspired by and in honor of New Orleanian parade traditions, KreweDCM brought Austin a new and exciting type of Halloween experience with its inaugural parade October 31, 2007. Every Halloween night since, KreweDCM has continued to astonish revelers with wild new themes and amazing visuals.

Posted in Awesome ATX, KreweDCM History | Tagged , , , , , ,

Thank you LUCKY 2013 Sponsors!

A huge thank you goes out to our fantastic in-kind sponsors for LUCKY 2013:

The Whitehorse: 500 Comal St Austin, TX 78702

the whitehorse

Austin’s only East Side Honky Tonk featuring live music seven days a week. As a friend of KreweDCM and the HONK!TX, these great guys and gals welcomed us into their fine watering hole so we’d have a great place to launch our lucky streak thru the night.

Cheer Up Charlies: 1104 E 6th St Austin, TX 78702

Cheer Up Charlies

Located in the heart of East Austin. Queer- ever shifting, ambigious, multi-valent and indeterminate bar/venue. What Happens at Cheer Up STAYS at Cheer Up.  Believers in the mission of HONK!TX, these fine folks are always the hugely gracious hostesses with the most-esses!  KreweDCM and the Dead Music Capital Band have shared some of our favorite Halloween moments with the staff and patrons of Cheer Up Charlies!

And last but not least, we have our friends and partners from the HONK!TX Festival of Community and Street Bands

HONK!TX

Austin’s biggest, boldest, and brassiest nonprofit, community-driven festival.  HONK!TX brings brass bands from around the country to perform absolutely free in the public spaces of Austin, TX.  Look for HONK!TX 2014 this spring–March 21st-23rd!

 

We are proud to have such great support and friends help make LUCKY 2013 possible!

Posted in Parade Planning

LUCKY 2013

KreweDCM is on the move again–our 7th Halloween Parade rolls this Thursday October 31, 2013 at 8:30pm!For such an ominous number, 2013 has been a year of good fortune–come celebrate the fates with our 7th Annual Parade: LUCKY 2013.KreweDCM’s LUCKY 2013 Timeline:

  • 7:30pm – Meetup for drinks & revelry at the Whitehorse (500 Comal St, 78702)
    •  Come get your wristband on the patio for drink specials–see below for more info!!
  • 8:30pm – Parade rolls when the Dead Music Capital Band and Friends play us out into the streets
    • The first part of our route is residential–we will pass out candy treats to friends and families in the neighborhood
    • The second part of our route is all tricks–MegaBand fun between and at our pubcrawl stops: Violet Crown Social Club and Cheer Up Charlies
  • 11:30pm – Parade is over–everyone’s luck runs out eventually

We are upping our ante this year by partnering with the HONK!TX Festival.  Our parade is the kickoff for their 2014 fundraising–make a donation to HONK!TX and we’ll give you a wristband good for drink specials at our pubcrawl stops.  Everybody wins at LUCKY 2013!

A big thank you goes to our LUCKY 2013 in-kind sponsors–the Whitehorse and Cheer Up Charlies.  Don’t forget to bring cash–parading with KreweDCM can be thirsty work.  Your bartenders will thank you and cash speeds up your time at the bar.  Less time waiting on plastic means more time for dancing!

The parade is sure to be a huge amount of fun–this time next week you’ll be thanking yourself for helping share such Halloween Joy.

Join the Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1388642958038006/
Google Route Map:
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zEgPogt_OHXQ.kAfVFL2x83L4&hl=en

Happy Halloween!

And in the meantime, enjoy Magic Spoon Productions’ fantastic recap from last year:

Posted in Parade Planning

APOCALYPSE 2012: the End Draws Nigh

Laissez la Fin des Temps Rouler!

KreweDCM is ready for our 6th Halloween spectacle…are you?  Get your costume and dancing shoes on and meet up 7:00 PM at 2nd and Caney St Wednesday 10/31/12 for the Apocalypse 2012 Halloween Secondline Parade.  At 8:00 PM, the Dead Music Capital Band will start the music and we will Let the End Times Roll!

The 3rd Street portion of the secondline parade is residential so feel free to bring candy for the kids.  From 3rd and Comal, we will head North to East 6th Street for the pubcrawl portion of the parade.  Dead Music Capital Band will lead our motley lot through stops at the Volstead Lounge, Cheer Up Charlie’s, and a final raucous stop at the Violet Crown Social Club.  Follow the action via the DMCB Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/deadMCBand

The Apocalypse is upon us…go out on your feet, dancing in the street!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Posted in Parade Planning

BUY A SHIRT TO HELP US DEFRAY 2012 PARADE COSTS!

Order Today to help KreweDCM defray the cost of our 2012 Second Line and Pub crawl!

Click below to order an “Apocalypse 2012″ shirt for only $10.31.

Or, for the ominous donation of $20.12 order a two shirt set that includes a KreweDCM Logo shirt & an “Apocalypse 2012″ shirt.

ORDER NOW via PayPal–Credit & Debit Cards always accepted!

AT LEAST 20 SHIRTS NEED TO BE ORDERED BEFORE PRINTING CAN BEGIN – IF WE DO NOT MEET OR EXCEED THAT GOAL, YOUR ORDER WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL

Claim your shirts in person at the parade 10/31/12 or we will ship them to you via USPS.

Posted in Parade Planning

Halloween 2011 YouTube Roundup

As the dust settles from Halloween 2011 and our 5th Anniversary Parade, we would like to share links to YouTube videos of our recent ‘Circus of the 7 Dawns’ spectacle.  As we gather more media, we will update the list here.  Please enjoy, won’t you?

Photos @ Austin360:

Krewe DCM Halloween Parade

Halloween on Sixth Street

Random YouTube Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA4lZniuJ4o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipErKrQH96A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BV3KDxx9ss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPyNBI8jSB4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EjyI4Vjqwo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UreTHlSd0w0

Posted in Awesome ATX, KreweDCM History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

‘Circus of the 7 Dawns’ TONITE! Route Map Attached!

Staging for tonite’s parade begins 7:00 PM at the south side of the South First Bridge

The parade will begin at 9:00 PM when APD escorts KreweDCM out of the park and on to Riverside Dr.

If they don’t want to e recommend families with small children watch the parade from the sidewalks on Riverside Dr or  Congress Ave.

Posted in Awesome ATX, Parade Planning

Run Away and Join the Circus!

Thanks to our amazing backers, our Kickstarter Campaign was funded.  Do not fret if you missed your chance to reserve your spot to march with KreweDCM and the ‘Circus of the 7 Dawns’ via Kickstarter!

Posted in Parade Planning