It’s A Wonderful Life! – One Amazing Spring 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, believe it or not, I am BACK! Against all odds and despite the incessant rumors, I have not fallen off the face of the Earth. In fact, quite the contrary. While I greatly apologize for the lack of blog posts over the last two months, I can honestly tell you that this […]

SXSW 2013: Music Recap & Photos

Well, well, well, the dust has finally settled and the curtain drawn on yet another incredible SXSW here in Austin. It’s been way too long, I realize, but just this weekend, I’ve had the chance to sit back down, get to writing again, assess the greatness of the past few weeks and recap the amazing […]

SXSW 2013: What You Need To Know & Where Ya Need To Go

South By Southwest 2013 is finally upon us and not a moment too soon. In my mind, we are in the midst of the best two weeks of the year here in Austin, hands down. While SXSW can be completely overwhelming to even the most grizzled “fest veteran,” having now experienced the previous five years […]

Lone Star Tunes: Top Five Songs That Help Define The Great State Of Texas

This past January, I celebrated five years living back here in the great state of Texas, in my favorite city imaginable – Austin, and yesterday, we celebrated the 177th birthday of the Lone Star State during Texas Independence Day. While drivin’ around in my Tahoe over this weekend, enjoying the ridiculously perfect, beautiful weather we’re […]

Austin’s Top Five “Off The Beaten Path” Live Music Venues

For those of us who live here in Austin, Texas, many may find our title of the “Live Music Capital of the World” a bit overused and clichéd, but there’s no questioning the incredible amount of amazing performances, across all genres, that occur at venues, large and small, every night here in our fine city. […]

BEST BETS: THIS WEEK IN AUSTIN – FEBRUARY 14-FEBRUARY 20, 2013

BEST BETS: THIS WEEK IN AUSTIN – FEBRUARY 14-FEBRUARY 20, 2013 Thursday, February 14, 2013 – VALENTINE’S DAY 2013 ACL Live at Moody Theater: Bob Schneider & The Moonlight Orchestra, the Tosca String Quartet, Shakey Graves, Lex Land The Continental Club: Loves It!, White Ghost Shivers, the Urban Achievers Brass Band, Whiskey Sisters The Continental Club […]

BEST BETS: THIS WEEK IN AUSTIN – FEBRUARY 8-FEBRUARY 13, 2013

BEST BETS: THIS WEEK IN AUSTIN – FEBRUARY 8-FEBRUARY 13, 2013 Friday, February 8, 2013 The Broken Spoke: Two Tons of Steel Cactus Cafe: Wood & Wire The Continental Club: The Blues Specialists, NRBQ, Homer Henderson Gruene Hall (Gruene, TX): Alejandro Escovedo, Amy Cook One-2-One Bar: Shelley King, Ginger Leigh, Ruthie Foster, Uncle Bruno Scottish Rite Theater: […]

Back To The Basics Of Love: Luckenbach Blues Festival 2013

Quite simply, there’s few places in the world that I love as much as Luckenbach, Texas, located in the amazing lil’ hamlet between Johnson City and Fredericksburg, Texas that, honestly, if you blink, you’ll miss…and you DO NOT want to do that. Toward the latter part of every January, the good folks in the great […]

BEST BETS: THIS WEEK IN AUSTIN – FEBRUARY 1-FEBRUARY 6, 2013

BEST BETS: THIS WEEK IN AUSTIN – FEBRUARY 1-FEBRUARY 6, 2013 Friday, February 1, 2013 Antone’s: Cory Morrow, Brian Keane Gruene Hall (Gruene, TX): Radney Foster, Michaelis The Lucky Lounge: Carson Brock & the Effect, Swimming With Bears, Dat Boy Supa, Execution by Music One-2-One Bar: Tameca Jones, DJ Mahealani, the Southern Sirens The Saxon Pub: Nakia, Uhlrich […]

BEST BETS: THIS WEEK IN AUSTIN – JANUARY 24-JANUARY 30, 2013

BEST BETS: THIS WEEK IN AUSTIN – JANUARY 24-JANUARY 30, 2013 Thursday, January 24, 2013 Cheatham Street Warehouse (San Marcos, TX): The Dirty River Boys The Continental Club Gallery: Tameca Jones, Dan Dyer The Mohawk: Rosie & the Ramblers, Mayeux & Broussard, the Hang Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Jeff Lofton Trio The Saxon Pub: Michael Holt, […]