Category Archives: SXSW

Mike Carroll tribute with East Side Suicides, Crack Pipes, Poison 13/Lord High Fixers Hoot, Sugar Shack – SideBar during Chili Dog Fest, March 18, 2018

I missed Poison 13 while they were an active band. They pre-dated my move to town by a few years and at the time (mid-80s), the band from Austin I was rabid about was Scratch Acid. Upon arrival to attend … Continue reading

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Dale Watson sets the record straight

Rumors flew around Austin like a wildfire in high winds the last few weeks about Dale Watson leaving ATX for Memphis. And Watson is adamant to set the record straight after a recent interview gone askew. When I read his … Continue reading

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LUCK REUNION – a slice of WILLIE heaven… by Jerry Milton

Away from the hustle and bustle of the hell that is SXSW down Willie way, it’s almost time for the annual LUCK REUNION. Always one of the hardest events to get tickets for, as your Platinum badge will get you … Continue reading

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Hybrid Moments: SXSW Unofficial Spotlight of Kick Butt Coffee, Music, and Booze

Hybrid Moments The fever of SXSW is about to hit all residents near ground zero (6th Street) and beyond. While all the hype of wrist bands and corporate sponsored bands fill the air for most festival goers, there are some … Continue reading

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REFUSED … by Jerry Milton

90’s Swedish Hardcore Punk ? I’m in. Formed in ’91 and burned out by ’98. Refused had a well publicized reunion tour back in 2012, rumbling thru Austin as part of Fun Fun Fun Festival. A reunion despite lead singer Dennis … Continue reading

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Willie Nelson’s annual SXSW shindig at Luck, TX – by Jerry Milton

Come Friday during Spring Break and SXSW, there is always ONE place you’ll find me, no matter WHAT or WHO is playing elsewhere, and that place would be LUCK, TX. Where is Luck, TX? Or more accurately what? LUCK, TX is … Continue reading

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Tears of Diamonds & A Heart of Silver: The Legendary Bill Carter and The Blame — by Nicolette Mallow

Tears of Diamonds & A Heart of Silver: The Legendary Bill Carter and The Blame  Walking into The High Road to see Bill Carter play music, I knew I would recognize him on stage but I was ambivalent whether or … Continue reading

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Van Dammes: Flash In The Night — by Nicolette Mallow

Van Dammes: Flash In The Night Last month I received an inquiry and a lovely, detailed promotional package from a group of musicians in Finland known as Van Dammes. After listening to their second EP, I happily decided to write … Continue reading

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Party Wizard: Seizing Life One Track at a Time — by Nicolette Mallow

Party Wizard: Seizing Life One Track at a Time Soon to grace the stage at 512 Brewery this past October 25th, band members of Party Wizard  imbibed and relaxed before their show. Sitting on a blanket near the stage under an … Continue reading

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Jesse and Janet’s Picks for you folks with a badge.

  Far-Out Fangtooth Garage-a-delic fuzzers from Philly, the song “What I have hurts” is one of my latest favorites. Hotel Vegas,Thursday 3/13 at 11:00 pm JS   JC Satan Fast and catchy, slow and dreamy all with a heavy dose … Continue reading

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