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…]
As May continues its thundering march towards summer, the days of comfortable evening listening are becoming scarce. Take advantage of the pleasant temps with even better music. This weekend, we recommend an indie rock duo, outstanding music festival, and an Austinot favorite bringing down a brunch. Listen local![Read more…]
Forget Fortnite, ban Battlefront, and let go of League of Legends. For those of us who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, competitive multiplayer was Battle Mode in Mario Kart or slappers in Goldeneye. Decades removed from classics like Mario, Sonic, and Duck Hunt, those who yearn for the simpler days of gaming may feel like fossils.
Never fear, brave gamer. With Austin’s rich history of video games, it’s no wonder the retro scene is well-represented. Enter Game Over Videogames, purveyors and supporters of the games of yesteryear for well over a decade.
Whether you cut your teeth on the Atari 2600 or played the mess out of an NES, Game Over is a nostalgia overload of epic proportions.[Read more…]
Another weekend, another roundup of rad local music. If you’re graduating this weekend, then congrats! Celebrate your newfound independence with some killer music. This time around, we recommend a stellar hip hop showcase, world class electronic, and a cumbia band dedicated to good vibes and positivity. Enjoy the weekend and listen local![Read more…]
The month of May marches on with mass quantities of awesome events and exceptional music. This weekend is no exception! This time around, we recommend lo-fi indie rock, Austin’s favorite street festival, and a Latin/rock band with deep ATX roots celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
Enjoy the weekend, intrepid music lovers, and listen local![Read more…]
Mocktails. The mere mention of the word conjures up images of boring nights at the bar sipping cranberry-splashed tonic water, while your friends knock back whiskey, gin, and beer. Three years ago, when my wife was pregnant, we were literally laughed out of bars and restaurants for uttering the word. Those were dark times.
But now, there’s a revolution brewing. Many of Austin’s finest drinkeries and eateries are no longer embarrassed of the non-alcoholic cocktail. In fact, they’re treating mocktails with the respect and craft given to their boozy counterparts.
So whether you’re ditching alcohol for health, lifestyle, or recovery reasons, here are 10 local spots to snag outrageous mocktails in Austin.[Read more…]
Another weekend is on the horizon, music fans! As we continue the slow and steady march towards May, take this time to dig live music before the summer swelter. For this weekend, we recommend rad indie folk, a legendary hippie event, and the queen of Austin rock playing for a good cause. Enjoy the music and listen local![Read more…]