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 […]


BEST BETS: THIS WEEK IN AUSTIN – DECEMBER 27, 2012-JANUARY 2, 2013 Thursday, December 27, 2012 Antone’s: “Antone’s Alumni Winter Ball” featuring Lou Ann Barton, Malford Milligan, Denny Freeman, Derek O’Brien, Marcia Ball, Mike Flanigin, George Rains, Scott Nelson, Larry Fulcher, J.J. Johnson, Georgia Bramhall, Emily Gimble The Continental Club: The Whiskey Sisters, O:A, Zapata!, Soulhat […]

Birthday Boasting: 39 Reasons I Love Austin, Texas

While seeming incredibly unrealistic to me, today, I celebrate a whopping 39 years on this amazing carnival ride we call life. Considering I still feel like a kid at heart, continue to live life to the fullest (as best I can) and, honestly, have no immediate plans of “growing up” anytime soon,  I felt it […]

Music To My Ears: ACL Expands To Two Weekends!

Fairly simple and to the point today…in case you missed it, the huge news here in the Austin area from the past week is word that the infamous Austin City Limits Music Festival has now been approved for expansion to two weekends in a unanimous vote by the Austin City Council. Beginning next year, the […]

Austin’s Auditorium Shores: Shiner Dog’s Weekend Playground

When the weekend arrives, Shiner Dog makes preparations to head down to one of his favorite locations here in Austin, Auditorium Shores Dog Park in the heart of downtown. Located just across the street from the Long Center For Performing Arts, adjacent to the 1st Street bridge, Auditorium Shores is the perfect spot to let […]