Happy Fourth of July weekend, friends! Amidst the barbecues, fireworks, and American flags, there’s a solid slate of awesome local music waiting to be enjoyed. This weekend, we recommend Mexican electronic, an award-winning indie rocker, and a singer/songwriter worth traveling miles to see. Enjoy the weekend and always listen local![Read more…]
Seriously? June is almost in the rear view and the summer swelter is officially in gear. After a day of floating the river, dipping at Barton Springs, or simply avoiding the temps, get out on the town for some sweet live music.
This week, we recommend spacey ’70s folk rock, a wild folk/punk band with a 20-year career (and counting), and a bouncy pop/rock group designed around fun and Austin weird. Stay cool, stay awesome, and listen local.[Read more…]
Here in Austin, the battle for taco supremacy is a bloody one. Families divided, friendships dashed, and Twitter feeds triggered over the age-old argument of who does it better. With the multitude of options available, it’s easy to get lost in the debate.
For those weary of the war, there’s a familiar shelter in the storm. A mainstay of excellence in the local Tex-Mex scene for almost 20 years, Tacodeli has endured using fresh ingredients, attention to quality, and a heart for all things local.
With a new downtown Austin location ready to open its doors, a whole new audience is poised to try this old favorite for the first time.[Read more…]
Howdy, hella rad Austinites! The heat of summer is upon us and what better way to celebrate the warmer months than steamy music from around the world. This weekend, we take a sonic tour through dozens of genres, styles, and influences. We start with Middle Eastern, segue into female-fronted Latin, and close with a band so diverse, I’d run out of space defining them. Enjoy the weekend and listen local![Read more…]
Happy Father’s Day, dads and dudes! As a fellow member of the I-dad-so-hard community, I say Sunday should be a day of appreciation and reflection on all the hard work, sacrifices, and love you pour into your families. And yes, dadding can also be super fun.
But why does Dad Day have to be limited to Sunday? There’s great live music all weekend! This week, we recommend ROT Rally heavy metal and two record release parties guaranteed to please. Enjoy the weekend and listen local![Read more…]
Whenever I do a food tasting, it’s usually in a public setting. A small shop on 25th Street, a bustling dining room, or even in a commissary kitchen, surrounded by clouds of flour smoke and blazing ovens. Imagine my surprise when I found myself at the baker’s dining room table, tasting delectable treats for the purposes of this review.
A storefront isn’t necessary to create baked good magic. With a handful of pop-up events on its side and a menu of sensational sweet treats to share, Basilflower Patisserie creates unique takes on classic dishes and across-the-pond culinary delights.[Read more…]
Another weekend, another massive slate of incredible live music. This time around, we recommend a Black Fret showcase, Austin rock violinist’s latest project, and ’80s synth Knight Rider would be proud of. Dig the weekend, dig the vibes, and listen local![Read more…]
It’s 7:30 in the evening on a random Wednesday and Little Woodrow’s at Southpark Meadows is rocking. As smokey Colombian rhythm mainlines into my ears, my right leg refuses to quit jumping to the beat. A perma-smile is plastered to my face. With a quietly attentive Black Fret crowd behind me, everyone seems transfixed by the soulful, haunting sound of cumbia, salsa, and Latin jazz.[Read more…]
Happy weekend, intrepid music fans! Full disclosure. This is an incredible weekend of music. I could have easily picked eight shows instead of my usual three. My recommendations include a pair of record releases and an Americana/outlaw country artist plying her trade at a rock and roll brewery. Dig the weekend and listen local![Read more…]
There’s nothing better than a three-day weekend and this Memorial Day is no exception. Before we get to the picks, we’d like to recognize the thousands of brave men and women who gave their lives while serving our country in the armed forces. A thousand thank you’s to you and your loved ones, for your sacrifice in protection of our freedoms and liberties.
As we honor our heroes local and abroad, we have a wonderful weekend of live music to explore. This time around, we showcase a local soul diva and a two-day festival celebrating creatives, and the magic they make. Get out in the open, invade the city, and listen local![Read more…]