Happy Holidays, awesome Austinites! Not to terrify you or anything, but as of this article, there are 13 shopping days left until Christmas. But don’t panic! There’s relief from the madness in the form of killer Austin music. This weekend, we suggest snarling Southern rock, a beautiful Christmas party, and high-quality ’70s psych rock. Stay cool, Austin, and always listen local![Read more…]
Music is the lifeblood of Austin. Anyone who tells you different hasn’t spent a Saturday night on Red River or discovered a random artist during SXSW. On any given night, there are 100 shows to choose from in the greater Austin area. Music is a piece of who we are.
But the vein is starting to clot. Rising cost of living, higher venue rent, and dozens of entertainment options force world-class artists to stagnate.
Enter Black Fret, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support, both financial and practical, to Austin musicians. On Dec. 7, 2019, during the annual Black Fret Ball gala, the group awarded $250,000 to 19 local artists. It was an evening of heart, community, and giving.[Read more…]
It’s the holiday season, intrepid Austinites! With the calendar filled to the brim with parties, company hootenannies, and gift-buying galore, it’s easy to sleep on our fantastic live music scene.
To help, this weekend we recommend one of Austin’s premier soul bands, introspective folk, and a series of standout Saturday shows at the Saxon. Enjoy the weekend and keep on listening local![Read more…]
It’s easy to get swept away in holiday chaos. From Black Friday deals to office parties to last-minute gifts, December is a swirl of madness. As a result, the meaning of the season often gets lost: the joy of giving to those in need.
With dozens of local charities looking to aid needy Austinites, giving back to the community is only a click away. To help you choose where your donation dollars should go, here are 10 worthwhile organizations to consider assisting this holiday season.[Read more…]
Howdy, Austin! With Thanksgiving only a week away and another holiday season looming on the horizon, let’s take this weekend to dive into some rad Austin music. This week, we recommend a dynamic electro-indie duo, stylish soul/funk, and a local legend’s album release shindig. Enjoy the music and always listen local![Read more…]
Howdy to the weekend, fellow frozen Austinites! As many of you deal with delayed openings and icy cars, be comforted by the flood of hot Austin music to look forward to. This weekend, we recommend an incredible music festival, ’90s alternative rock, and an Austin great’s record release.
Enjoy the weekend and listen local![Read more…]
Everyone has a home base, a place in town where they feel welcome, comfortable, and relaxed. For me and many of us at The Austinot, that place is Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches.
It’s easy to explain why. Not only does Batch produce exquisite baked goods, but the exceptional craft beer tap list, awesome bottle selection, and family-friendly environment sets it apart from the rest. Whenever I’m planning to meet friends, Batch is my go-to recommendation.
But with a new brewery open as of this past weekend, our venerated local hangout is wading into uncharted waters. Luckily, Batch has approached this new venture with the same heart and spirit of adventure that created Austin’s kolache haven in the first place. And with an initial offering of brews you won’t find anywhere else, there’s nowhere to go but up.[Read more…]
Good day splendid Austinites! Another pleasant weekend looms on the horizon, so let’s plan on checking out some live, local music. This weekend we recommend a rad indie groove band, a yearly psych rock festival, and a 20-year celebration of local Americana music. Enjoy the weekend and listen local![Read more…]
Happy Halloween, awesome Austinites! While this weekend may be earmarked for costume parties and keeping Trick or Treat candy away from the kiddos, consider penciling in a bit of live music on your calendar.
This weekend, we recommend tight, catchy alternative rock, over a dozen artists at a major sporting event, and another Eberly Sunset Session for your Sunday Funday. Enjoy the weekend and always listen local![Read more…]
Breakfast tacos, Tex-Mex, and barbecue. The three points of the foodie Texas Trinity. Arguably the tip of this triangle of tasty treats, barbecue fandom goes beyond intense. Tell somebody you prefer Rudy’s over Franklin’s and prepare for battle.
But barbecue doesn’t stop with Central Texas. The Lone Star State is flush with some of the finest pitmasters in the world, 31 of whom will be attending the 10th Annual Texas Monthly BBQ Festival on Nov. 3, 2019, at the Long Center.
Six local masters of meat will be representing Austin (more than any other major city). In true hyperlocal fashion, here’s our guide to each and every one of them. Though they won’t be offering their full menus at the event, you can build up your appetite with this review of their smoking hot strengths.[Read more…]