The last weekend of the month is going to be a scorcher in more ways than one. This weekend, we recommend brand new indie pop and a one-two shot of rock-and-roll power. Enjoy the weekend, the weather, and three days of top notch local music. Yes, friends. Listen local![Read more…]
Whenever people talk about summer in Austin, water activities are always recommended. Dipping in Barton Springs, a trip to Hamilton Pool, floating the river. All fantastic ways to beat three straight months of 100-degree heat.
But what if you don’t even want to be outside? Regardless of your water activity of choice, the blazing sun can turn the coolest of pools into bath water, and fry skin to a crisp. And forget it if you have little ones. Spending any amount of time in broiling temperatures can be downright dangerous. What’s a parent to do?
Cedar Park’s micro indoor water park may be the perfect solution. Allow me to introduce you to Splash Shack, a family-focused waterscape and play area, designed with big and little kids in mind. All without reliance on greasy sunscreen or suffering through triple-digit temps.
And, more good news: Splash Shack is open year-round. So when the heat has passed and it’s actually a bit cool to swim outside, you can find swimming fun right here, every month of the year.[Read more…]
Welcome to mid-August, Austin! With the kiddos going back to school and parents scrambling for last minute supplies, it may feel like the end of summer is here (despite the 105-degree weather). Whether you’re prepping for the school year or dreading the uptick in traffic that high school car lines cause, there’s plenty of live music to help you through.
This weekend, we recommended an experimental art/rock duo’s album release show, a yearly festival of hip hop togetherness, and a shock rock innovator turned adopted son of Austin. Keep cool and listen local![Read more…]
Austin! Welcome to the weekend! One of my favorite aspects of this article series is the pure discovery. I have my favorite ATX artists, but scratching around in the underground for cool new sounds is what makes this less a promotional device and more a musical expedition.
This weekend I bring you three wonderful finds: a smooth yet funky soul/jazz/funk act, screaming shoegaze, and minimalist goth rock in the vein of Nick Cave and The Velvet Underground. In a city full of fun surprises, there are a hundred reasons to listen local![Read more…]
Well, I done did it. When I moved here from NYC six years ago, if you told me I’d end up having a kid and living in an Austin suburb, I would’ve called you insane. Yet two months ago, my wife, three-year-old, and I moved into an adorable home in Cedar Park. It’s even on a cul-de-sac for Pete’s sake. We’re officially ‘burbing.
While the cool kids in Austin proper consider Cedar Park a cultural wasteland, I’m here to set the record straight. Sure, it may not be a bastion of foodie goodness like the city’s hipper neighborhoods, but Williamson County dwellers have more than chain restaurants and fast causal to keep the taste buds tantalized.
Here’s an insider’s guide about where to eat in this fine town of friends and families, including a couple spots just outside the city limits.[Read more…]
Happy awesome August, lovely Austin! While the sweltering heat may feel less than exceptional, there’s an entire city of killer music to explore, heat or no heat. This weekend, we recommend an ATX guitar goddess, music benefit for a worthy cause, and the finest beer and brats bash of the year. Enjoy the weekend and always listen local![Read more…]
Welcome to the weekend, Austin! If you can’t stay cool outside, you might as well feel cool watching our local musicians do what they do best. This time around, we recommend a local legend record release celebration, standout gig during a Red River extravaganza, and local singer/songwriter on the brink of a breakout year. Have a smashing weekend and listen local![Read more…]
When you think of local baked goods, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Giant slices of pecan pie? A heaping mound of Cop Stop ice cream from Amy’s? Or maybe a doughnut sandwich from Gourdough’s tickles your sweet tooth.
Prepare to add something a bit more delicate to that pantheon of delectable Austin treats. By perfecting the under-appreciated and oft maligned meringue, the team at Fluff Meringues & More has filled a niche local foodies didn’t know they needed. These sweet treats are created with impeccable technique, exquisite style, and out of this world flavors.[Read more…]
The heat of summer is in full effect and there’s nothing better for a case of the hotness than fine local music. This weekend, we suggest an incredible lawn party, and a double tap of indie rock and power punk. Grab some sun tan lotion, get out on the town, and listen local![Read more…]
Another steamy weekend is on the horizon and, with it, another slate of sensational local music. This weekend, we recommend old school country, an all-female singer/songwriter showcase, and a local musician’s legendary birthday party.
It’s a fine time to be hanging out in Austin, Texas, so do it up in style, y’all. Listen local![Read more…]