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HAAM Day returning in-person with Blackillac, Bob Schneider headlining

Blackillac performing at the Moody Amphitheater in 2021. (Laura Figi)

The annual free live music event supporting Austin musicians is returning in person for the first time since 2019.

HAAM Day, put on the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, will bring free live music to different venues around town on Sept. 13. The event benefits Austin musicians in need of affordable health care; this year the organization hopes to raise nearly $1 million.

The main show will be held at the Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park starting at 6 a.m. with a different act every hour until headliner Bob Schnieder. Here's a look at the day's lineup.

  • 6 a.m. – Lesly Reynaga
  • 7 a.m. – Bob Appel
  • 8 a.m. – Dawn & Hawkes
  • 9 a.m. – Jon Dee Graham
  • 10 a.m. – San Gabriel
  • 11 a.m. – The Waterloo Beat
  • 12 p.m. – DJ Shani
  • 1 p.m. – D-Madness
  • 2 p.m. – Andrew Cashen
  • 3 p.m. – Beat Root Revival
  • 4 p.m. – West Texas Exiles
  • 5 p.m. – Lesly Reynaga
  • 6 p.m. – Kings of the Night Time World
  • 7 p.m. – Blackillac
  • 8:30 p.m. – Bob Schneider
Throughout the day, you can also score free food at the amphitheater, including coffee, breakfast tacos, pizza, ice cream and alcohol tastings.

You can also catch music showcases throughout the day at Fareground, Guero's Taco Bar, Austin Beer Garden Co., Antone's, Yeti on South Congress, Volstead Lounge, Still Austin, Geraldine's, Mohawk and Cheer Up Charlie's. See their lineups here.

You can donate to HAAM here.


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With deposition and trial looming, Elon Musk has offered $44B for Twitter, again

Elon Musk has proposed once again to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share.

The news that Musk is offering to carry on with the $44 billion buyout was first reported by Bloomberg. Now, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows Musk made the proposal in a letter to the tech giant on Monday.

The New York Stock Exchange temporarily halted trading in Twitter stock twice Tuesday, first because of a big price move and the second time for a news event, presumably the announcement of Musk's renewed offer.

While the per share offer price on this latest proposal remains the same as the original offer, it’s unclear if Musk has made other term changes or if Twitter would reject it. According to other reports, a deal could be reached this week.

The stock closed at $52.00/share Tuesday, indicating market uncertainty around the $54.20 offer.

After Musk informed Twitter of plans to terminate the original agreement in July, Twitter sued. A trial has been expected in Delaware Chancery Court on Oct. 17.

With the proposition of a buyout on the table again, it revives the question of whether Musk might move Twitter from San Francisco to Central Texas.

He’s done so with some of his other companies. Tesla’s headquarters in southeast Travis County had its grand opening earlier this year and tunneling business The Boring Company moved to Pflugerville. At least two other Musk companies, SpaceX and Neuralink, have a Central Texas presence without being headquartered here.

Technology journalist Nilay Patel this afternoon voiced concerns that owning Twitter and Tesla together could be problematic for Musk, as his Tesla manufacturing facilities in Germany and China are both in countries that have disputes with Twitter over content moderation and censorship.

Telsa shares fell after the Twitter news became public, before rallying to close up, at $249.44.