Congratulations to JEN LEIGH our First Annual Texas Shred-Off CHAMPION!!

And to runners-up John McCane and Elias Acevedo!
We’re so grateful to the incredible 16 finalists who made the First Annual Texas-Shred Off a wild night. Y’all killed it.

Saturday October 21
9.30pm – late @ Mohawk, Austin TX

Sixteen shredders enter, one shredder leaves. In the first annual Texas Shred-Off guitarists will battle head-to-head in a series of tournament style challenges to determine who will reign supreme as the greatest shredder in all of Texas.

Guitarists of Texas submitted a short video of their shred for a chance to compete to win the $1666 grand prize. Finalists will be chosen by the brutal panel of 5 judges including Kyle Shutt (The Sword), Laurie Gallardo (KUTX), Rusty Cooley (Day of Reckoning), Chuck Loesch (NO CONTROL Radio), and Mike Wiebe (Riverboat Gamblers).

First Annual Texas Shred-Off Competitors

Aaron J Moss  Warriors of the Afterlife – Kerrville

Avery Ross – Austin

Damian Silvas – Pico and the Guyos – El Paso

David DiDonato – Running With Pendejos, FuneralizerChamberlain Greene – Austin

Dave Grooman – From Beyond – Austin

Dudeman Delahou – Fire starter ’82 – Austin

Elias Acevedo – Elias Acevedo – Austin

Jamey Simms  Jamey Simms – Austin

Jen Leigh (Dirty Jenny) –  Jen Leigh & The Dirty Bunch – Austin

Jesse White – Force of Rage – Austin

Jim Ortiz – Amplified Heat – Austin

John McCane – Invincible Czars, Zest of Yore – Austin

Jonathan Horne – Young Mothers, Plutonium Farmers, White Denim – Austin

Mauricyo FurtadoDark Legacy – Austin

Nathan Dart – Austin School Of Rock – Austin

Truman Clark – Austin

The shredpocalypse of the 2017 Texas Shred-Off will begin when the bell tolls 9.30pm on Saturday October 21 at Mohawk in Austin, Texas. The anointed champion will receive a soul-damning cash prize of $1,666. Second place takes a cursed $666.

Join us for a night of electric mayhem, sure to crucify.

Hosted by Thor Harris & Erica Nix. Backing band Shred Bed provided by members of The Sword. Also featuring on the inside stage:  Big Balls TX (AC/DC) and Think Lizzy (Thin Lizzy).

Proceeds of the Texas Shred-Off benefit The Museum of Human Achievement (MoHA) and Fusebox, two arts non-profits of Austin, TX. Together MoHA and Fusebox have served artists, musicians, and the Austin community for more than two decades through innovative festivals, residencies, programs and events.