Emo's, the popular Austin, Texas, rock club that has booked indie, punk, electronica and underground music for the last 15 years, has signed a deal for C3 Presents to be exclusive talent buyer for national acts, effective today (July 2).

C3 is an independent promoter/producer that books more than 800 shows per year, and also produces the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza in Chicago, and Big State in College Station, Texas.

Charles Attal, partner at C3, and part-owner of Stubb's in Austin, has a long history of promoting and talent buying both nationally and locally, including the local Austin mainstay Stubbs. “We all book the same types of bands, but Emo’s is a very famous establishment known among the punk, underground scene,” Attal tells Billboard.biz.

“We’ve known Charles for quite some time and look forward to working with him going forward,” says Frank Hendrix, owner of Emo's.

Emo's has become a go-to play for young bands routing through Central Texas, and the club has been instrumental in breaking such acts as White Stripes, Interpol, the Donnas, Riverboat Gamblers, Ghostland Observatory, Death Cab for Cutie, and others.

“Emo’s started as a crusty punk rock club, and has evolved into a full-blown, three-stage music venue that does a little bit of everything from hip-hop to metal,” says Hendrix. Emo’s capacity ranges from 350-1,000.

According to Hendrix, local booking will stay in-house, with Deb Gill (metal) Timmy Hefner (punk) and Michael Booher (local).

Effective immediately, artist management and agents should contact Amy Corbin at C3 Presents at acorbin@c3presents.com.

“The good thing about this is nothing’s going to change,” says Attal. “Same expenses, same ticket pricing, we’re not going to change anything. We’re very honored to be working with this club.”