The Year In Music: Top 17 Albums of 2017

Happy Holidays from Austin to all the great people and fellow music lovers in my world! I hope you’re all smack dab in the middle of an excellent holiday season and enjoying every minute of this amazing time of year with friends, family and loved ones. With a mere two weeks remaining in this rather […]

The Year In Music: Top 14 Albums of 2014

Happy Holidays, my friends! It’s been far too long since I’ve written and about damn time that I got back to the “blogosphere” and shared a bit of my world from The “Unofficial Mayor of Austin” to you. Hope that 2014 has brought much success, happiness, love and laughter in your lives. As quickly as time […]

2013 ACL Music Festival Weekend 2: Barton Springs Block Party, Artist Recommendations and more…

Yes, hard to believe that October is upon us already but, with that, comes one of the greatest events every year here in the excellent city of Austin, Texas – the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Thanks to the fine folk over at C3 Presents, this year’s bonanza for the senses takes place not just one weekend, […]

2013 ACL Music Festival Weekend 1: Barton Springs Block Party, Artist Recommendations and more…

Yes, hard to believe that October is upon us already but, with that, comes one of the greatest events every year here in the excellent city of Austin, Texas – the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Thanks to the fine folk over at C3 Presents, this year’s bonanza for the senses takes place not just […]

Get ready to rock! – 2013 ACL Music Festival Lineup Announced

At long last, the lineup for the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival was released earlier this month and is packed with excellent talent, resurgent artists and a definite local flare for Austin-area performers. Not to mention, for the first time, the festival will be held over two fun-filled weekends (October 4-6 and 11-13) at Zilker Park […]

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 […]

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: […]

The “Unofficial Mayor of Austin” Koozie Photo Contest

Alright excellent blog followers, I’ve taken the advice of many great friends and those in my immediate world and it’s finally time…today, I am launching the “Unofficial Mayor of Austin” Koozie Photo Contest. Yep, that’s right, between now, February 2nd, aka “Groundhog Day,” and April 1st, aka “April Fool’s Day,” I am challenging all of […]