Steamboat 1874 Austin – Unisex Ultra Heavy Cotton Tee. This ultra cotton tee has the classic cotton look and feel. Excellent quality print adds statement to casually elegant appearance.
- Classic fit
- 100% Cotton (fibre content may vary for different colors)
- Heavy cotton (6.0 oz/yd² (203 g/m²))
- Sewn in label
- Runs bigger than usual
Steamboat 1874 was an iconic Sixth Street live music venue for 22 years opening in 1977. On the venues opening night Christopher Cross headlined. Tommy Taylor, the drummer for Christopher Cross, also played the venues last night September 25, 1999. Mr. Cross would go on to sign a deal with Warner Brothers. The album release party was at Steamboat.
Over the years Steamboat has been the home of most of Austin’s best bands. It was where Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “In The Beginning” was recorded. Where Dino Lee took a shot glass to the head. Where Gibby Haynes unknowingly relieved himself on Ian Moore through the ceiling of a packed crowd. Where comedians Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison would jump up on stage from time to time. It’s also where Steamboat bands turned into national acts. Bands like Timbuk 3, David Garza, Chris Durante, Vallejo, Eric Johnson, The Scabs, Johnny Law, Soulhat, Charlie and Will Sexton, Ian Moore, Billy White, The Ugly Americans, Joe Rockhead, Arc Angels, Pushmonkey, Too Smooth, Killer Bees, Onyxx, Little Sister, The Bizness, Steamroller, E.R. Shorts, The Electromagnets, Breedlove, Storyville and so many more.
National acts like Train, John Mayall, Willie Nelson, The Byrds, Los Lobos, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slash, Roger Waters, Bernie Taupin, Dr. John, Helen Reddy, Al Dimeola, Dick Dale and on and on. It was marijuana-friendly music club that was vital to the throbbing music scene of the times. When Steamboat 1874 and Liberty Lunch were run out of downtown in 1999 Austin lost a lot of its soul.