first_imgWhat: Couvapalooza, a rock festival to support music programs in Clark County schools.When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.Where: Esther Short Park, West Eighth and Columbia streets, Vancouver.Cost: $18 at the gate, $30 for VIP access.Info: Couvapalooza.com.Post-Palooza Parties:When: After 10 p.m. Saturday.What: The Q Nightclub, 704 Main St., will host Varlet, Lunic, Melvoy and Liftoff; Malibu’s, 115 E. Seventh St., will host The Gallery, LA Velvet and New Liberty.Cost: $5 cover.Lovebomb Go-GoAnthony John/Vinyl DJVarletThe GalleryPeter ChungOne From ManyOiseau BleuLunicLA VelvetBattle Ground High School Jazz BandNew LibertyMelvoyLiftoffHeidi Hahn-Troxler and her husband, Michael Troxler, really wanted to bring something special home to Vancouver after their second trip to the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.But a “Keep Austin Weird” T-shirt and cowboy-hat-wearing stuffed armadillo just didn’t seem to cut it.So, they got a better idea — why not bring some of the bands back? Not just a recording of the bands, but the actual musicians.And that’s how, just a few months ago, the concept of Couvapalooza was born.“As soon as we got home from the festival, we thought: ‘How can we pull these bands together here?’” Hahn-Troxler said. “That was late March, and we’ve been going like gangbusters ever since.”Troxler is a financial planner who works with musicians and other clients across the country. This is the second year he’s had a booth with his wife at South by Southwest.last_img

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