Saturday, October 17, 2009

Halloween in the ATX


October 15th, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Community Halloween Carnival at Metz Recreation Center, .... Free.

October 27th, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Halloween Workshop at Turner Roberts Recreation Center, .... Free.

October 28th, 3:00pm-6:00pm
After school Fall Harvest Festival at Gus Garcia Recreation Center, .... Free for Gus Garcia after school participants.

October 29th, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Fall Carnival at Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center, .... Free/ 5 ticket allotment.

October 30th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Rosewood Haunted House 3-D    at Rosewood Recreation Center, .... Free.

October 30th, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fall Festival at Givens Recreation Center, .... Free for after school/drop in.

October 30th, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Community Pumpkin Festival at Hancock Recreation Center, .... Free.

October 30th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Ladies of Distinction Halloween Carnival at Conley Guerrero Senior Activity Center Center, .... Free for Conley Guerrero participants.

October 31st, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Haunted House at Dottie Jordan Recreation Center, .... Free.

October 31st, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Halloween Trick or Treat Village at Alamo Recreation Center, .... Free.

October 31st, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Haunted House 3D at Rosewood Recreation Center, .... Free to be part of the Weed and Seed event with Alamo .
October 23th, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Halloween Trick or Treat Trail at Northwest Recreation Center, .... $3.00 per chid.

Thanx to for these cool Halloween options...
We are only 2 weeks away!! Get yer costumes ready and make plans to have some fun!

October 23th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Dove Springs Halloween Carnival at Dove Springs Recreation Center, 512-458-4107. $3.00 per chid.
October 29th, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Montopolis Halloween Carnival at Montopolis Recreation Center, 512-38.... FALL FESTIVAL tickets are $.25 each and there will be games, activities and food! Come out and have a good time at the Montopolis Recreation Center.
October 30th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Harvest Fest at South Austin Recreation Center, 512-44.... It has carnival games for $.25 per ticket.

October 30th, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Costume Ball and Ghoulish Party at McBeth Recreation Center, .... A monstrously fun event at the McBeth Recreation Center for families and adults! Carnival games, Music, Costume Contest and Scary Snacks! $3.00 per person. Volunteers are also needed for this fun event!

October 31st, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Pumpkin Carving Carnival at Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, 512-478-7695. Carnival games 50 cents, haunted house $1.00 pumpkin carving is free (one pumpking per family).

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Heads up...

ACL weekend is coming up fast...
Over 130 cool bands from all over the world on 8 stages over 3 days!!
Gotta Love it! Beyond the Fest itself--there are tons of cool after shows all over town!
This one just got announced...
Los Lonely Boys...playing Momo's on Friday October 2nd. Only 300 tickets available.
So will sell out! But you got one day's notice on the competition...
Tickets go on sale tomorrow...Friday September 18, 2009.
Fo'Mo' info check out

Peace out yo!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ever notice...

That sometimes there are weekdays that should just be made into an honorary weekend?!?
Tomorrow, for example, there are several cool events that should all be on Saturday!!
You are gonna try to be in 6 places at once, but trust can't do it...maybe 3-4!!?
Last I checked, tomorrow is Wednesday July 22, 2009 - not a major holiday on my calendar
(and I did check, but Bastille Day was last week!)

Check out some of the cool things going on in the ATX...on a Wednesday!!
Dale Watson will be at the Broken Spoke; Freedy Johnston and Jon Dee Graham are at the Continental Club; Vallejo is at Antones w/ Love at War; Monte Montgomery will be at the Saxon Pub; Suzanna Choffel is at Momo's; The Derailers at Hill's Cafe; Free Live music at Scholz's Bier Garten with Will Taylor & Strings Attached; Atash at Red Fez; The Scoot Inn has the Austin Poetry Slam!; Matt the Electrician is at Flipnotic's; Paula Nelson is at the Amsterdam; 3rd base opens the new Southpark Meadows location;
Plus, you gotta join Paul Saucido's lil' Reversa Sonida Boombox! Happy Hour...Este Vato performs and Michael Ramos of CHARANGA CAKEWALK will do an interview, with lots of giveaways at Sazon!! (1816 South Lamar)
and...Alamo screening of THE COLLECTOR!...but get there early! If the movie is at 10pm, get there by 8!??? G'Luck!!!
For most cities that would be enough for a weekend, but in the ATX...that's just a Wednesday!!?Gotta love it!

Friday, July 10, 2009

What else ya doing this weekend??

Saturday 7/11/09:
Stubbs - night 3 of Spoon w/ Atlas Sound & The Strange Boys and then after, catch The Black;
Antones- ARC Angels; Austin Music Hall - Wanda Sykes; Mohawk - La Snacks, Woven Bones, The Coathangers; Emos - Drop Dead Gorgeous; White Water on Horseshoe - Reckless Kelly; Momos - Earle Brown Band; Erwin Center - Jamie Foxx; Continental Club - The Lonely Choir; Cactus Cafe - Asylum Street Spankers; Saxon Pub - WC Clark & Bugs Henderson; Bates Recital Hall - Golden Hornet Project & ACMC Festival Workshop Students; Trophy's Manifesto Cd release party... during the day...get thee to the pool...Barton Springs does feel pretty damn cool at a steady 70 degrees! Also... $1 beers at Mohawk, bringing day drinking back! at 3pm, Redd does his free gig at the Continental Club that you gotta see; and what the hell is Giant Chess Game Playing at Wooldridge Park at 12:30pm!? check it out a
or, get free bratwurst every Saturday at the Draught Horse Pub ...

Shangri-La - Second Sunday Sock Hop; Antones gets Psychedelic w/ Christian and Alex of the Black Angels; Barcelona has Chango ( I don't know what they do but I do like the name); Continental Club - Jon Dee Graham; Lambert's - Ephraim Owens; Belmont - Jane Bond Band; Antones - Natalie Zoe fundraiser; Mohawk - The Winter Sounds (sounds cool to me!); Eddie V's - DJ Kurupt; Lakeway Resort - Nelo; and of course every Sunday I do recommend the chicken Shit Bingo...if you do not know where... look at my past blogs!

2 options...
Crybear...Continental Club Gallery...
Little Elmore Reed Blues at TC's...
nuff said!!
or Pete Yorn at La Zona Rosa too... and there is also some Zappa going down at the Alamo Ritz; 200 Motels at 9:15pm yo!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

the 4th is over, now what???

Here are a few of the top picks for ya!!
Of course the BIG shows this weekend are at Stubb's! Spoon is doing 3 nights on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so get down and get you some if ya can!! The opening bands alone will be worth it... tonight Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears have the honors, tomorrow Dale Watson and Saturday Atlas Sound and the Strange Boys! Plus there will be cool after shows there too!! FYI!

The Parish - The Story Of w/ The Soldier Thread; Long Center - Kathy Griffin; Antones - Mother's Anthem w/ Beaux Loy; Stubbs - The Low Low (Spoon aftershow); Lamberts - Gary Clark Jr.; Scoot Inn - Dave Insleys Scootenanny; Jovita's - Cornell Hurd Band; Continental Club - Star*Star Rolling Stones Tribute; Dirty dog Bar - MC Overlord; Rio Rita - Arts & Drafts; Momo's - Chris Jamison, Deadman, Matt McCloskey and more...; Lucky Lounge - OJ & The Broncos... but get there early for the Ian McLagan Happy Hour Show --nuff said...

Bass Concert Hall - Bill Maher; Antones - Robert Cray; Stubbs - Nakia & His Southern Cousins (Spoon Aftershow); Mohawk - White Rhino + Mocktigers + Son of Fire + Castle + DJ Scorpio; Maleverde - DJ Mel; Maria's Taco Express - Leeann Atherton; Vintage Lounge - Bocastria;
The Parish - Spinning Chain; Red Eye Fly - Bombing Stassney, The Scotland Yardsale, Tandoorifinger; Red7 - Anti-Nowhere League, Cobra Skills, Asher, Born to Lose; Flamingo Cantina - Ugly Lion and at Threadgill's North - VALLEJO!!

more to come....

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sometimes 10 ain't enough

I love living in the ATX... and I know it has been freakishly hot lately, but this holiday weekend, you should try to make an effort to get out and about!  Each day I whittled down the options for you to the TOP 11... because sometimes 10 ain't enough!! 

Thursday July 2nd highlights:
Antones-Shurman, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers; BD Rileys - Alan Haynes; Beauty Bar - Show Me Tiger; Continental Club - The Service Industry, Moonlight Towers; Lambert's - Gary Clark Jr. ; Beerland has comedy w/ Tom Rhodes; Hole in the Wall - The Jungle Rockers; Broken Spoke - Jesse Dayton; Jovita's - Cornell Hurd Band; Momo's - Kevin Smith band, Deadman, Matt McCloskey, Margo Valiante; Shady Grove - Unplugged at the Grove w/ Del Castillo; Dirty Dog Bar - MC Overlord; Red7 - Este Vato; One2One Bar - Wayne Sutton; and the gem of the night...La Zona Rosa has the Austin Child Guidance Center Benefit w/ Ian McLagan, Alejandro Escovedo, James McMurtry!  

Friday July 3rd:
Saxon Pub - Miss Lavelle White; Antones - The SCABS! and T-Bird & the Breaks; Beerland - The Chumps; The Continental Club - Lil' Cap'n Travis; The Parish - Beaux Loy w/ Atomic Alive & Love at War; Lamberts - Los Bad Apples; Poodie's - La Tampiquena; Stubb's - San Saba County; Emo's - Exile, Lower Class Brats, Vice Squad; Red7 - Total Abuse, Bone Awl; Room 710 The Flametrick Subs; Mohawk - Cattywompus; The Scoot Inn - Rat King...

Saturday July 4th!!
Antones - Fastball, Carolyn Wonderland; Continental Club - Jimmie Vaughan in the Gallery w/ Denny Freeman and the Derailers in the club; Dell Diamond - Uncle Lucius, Jerry Jeff Walker; Emo's - Henry Rollins; Lucky Lounge - Angel Ferrer; Flamingo Cantina - Mau Mau Chaplains; Ginny's - Rosie Flores; Lambert's - Suzanna Choffel, Kat Edmundson;  Nutty Brown Cafe - Bob Schneider; Roadhouse Rags - Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox; Stubb's - The Octopus Project, Explosions in the Sky!  Indeed!!!  Plus the Yellow Bike Project will do a cool event at Woolridge Square Park w/ Invincible Czars... and the HEB Fireworks display at Auditorium Shores!!!

Sunday July 5th:
Look we will be hungover and fireworked out... but if you can make it, check these out...
Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, 4pm - Flat Top Jones (and Chicken Shit Bingo!  Bring all the outta towners for a treat!!)  The Parish - Bill Callahan, Follow that Bird; Red Fez - DJ Kurupt; Roadhouse Rage - Meagan Tubb; Stubb's - Gospel Crunch w/ The Bells of Joy; Iguana Grill - Ginger Leigh... and the Nomad Bar has a cool brunch you should look into if you live near 51st street!  Shhh...our little secret...

Monday July 6th:
Continental Club - Dale Watson; Lucky Lounge - The Spoiled; Ming's Cafe - Brad Houser, Craig Marshall; vino vino - Ephraim Owens; TC's Lounge - Little Elmore Reed Blues Band... and the Continental Club Gallery has CRYBEAR at 10pm, so don't cry...I told you so...
Plus $1 Tecates at Nomad Bar... $1 Modelos at Lucky Lounge... and Serrano's has a good Monday Happy Hour - Check it!
Hey we are all in a recession, I just thought I would help you find some deals...


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Steamboat Reunion Show Sunday 6/14/09

Here are the Basics:

Bands start at 3 p.m. and go to 10:30 or so. The line-up includes:

3:30 p.m. - Rhythm Child
4:30 p.m. - MC Overlord 
5:30 p.m. - Dah-veed 
6:30 pm. - the Alice Rose 
7:30 p.m. - Vallejo 
8:30 p.m. - Sister7 
9:30 p.m. -Johnny Goudie & the Little Champions

Tickets are $10 advance through FrontGate  --  

$15 at the door. 

This year’s proceeds go to HAAM. 

Upon arrival to Austin I immediately went to 6th street and I fell in love with all the bands and clubs.  I would go see Little Sister at the Black Cat and I caught David Garza at Steamboat--maybe some reggae at Flamingo Cantina... plus I learned about other cool bands like SoulHat, Joe Rockhead and later Vallejo, Mr. Rocket Baby, Podunk, Pushmonkey, the Ugly Americans, Breedlove, Dexter Freebish and countless other amazing local bands!  6th street would have so much live music pulsing out the cracks of all the old buildings that you could walk up and down the street and walk into whatever club felt right for the night.   

Steamboat was definitely a favorite.  When you walked into the club you just knew you would be in for a good time... I would bring all my out of town visitors by so they could see some "real Austin, Texas rock!"  I don't know how many times I would just be walking by on 6th street, then... like a magnet, I would just end up partying at Steamboat!?  I would hear the live music,  cough up the cover and I would just have to check out the bands...

Then I started working at KLBJ and in my 14 years there I learned of even more amazing local bands and over time I befriended many of my 6th street heroes... I sure do miss those days, but I'm glad Danny Crooks has put this show together for us to do it again!  So this Sunday will be a special reunion on so many levels.  Please come out and re-live some of your classic Steamboat memories.  Plus it will be a benefit show to help out all Austin Musicians, so let's all give back and enjoy some great music on Sunday afternoon at Threadgill's South.