Barton Springs

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    With Daily Juice, LYFE and Modmarket, Dallas Is Determined to Off-Set All That Meat

    It will be healthy, they said. It will nurture your body, they said. "I've got donuts," a coworker said. Those are the last words you want to hear when you are engaged in the kind of nutritionally dense, smacks-of-moss undertaking that is drinking cold-pressed vegetables. So when this coworker wen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    The Ten Best Bands at ACL 2013

    BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA If you want to catch an act in the one and only tented stage at ACL, it's recommended to do it early in the day or towards the end of the weekend. It always seems to get pretty packed on Saturday when people realize they can escape the sun and hear some pretty good jams ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Casey McPherson of Alpha Rev Found Love and Stopped Getting Arrested

    For nearly a decade, Alpha Rev has been one of Austin's most dependable alternative rock outfits. Surprisingly, in that time, the band has only released four albums, culminating in the recently released Bloom. However, the dedication to song writing and presentation of epic themes does suggest a ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Sunset is Open (Again) on Ross Avenue

    The new, new, old Sunset is back. And this time it has gone tiki-style. Wednesday marked the grand re-reopening of the bar on Ross Avenue, this time with Free Range Concepts owners Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan and celebutender Lucky Campbell heading up the bar program. According to the bar's swank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    ACL 2012: Sunday's 10 Best & Funniest Moments at Zilker

    The rains came early on Sunday morning, but by the time the ACL opened up for business before noon, there was hardly a cloud in the sky, making for an extremely warm and muddy day. The biggest acts of the day -- Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy & the Stooges, Crystal Castles, and the Avett Brothers -- he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2012

    ACL 2012: Friday's 12 Best and Funniest Moments at Zilker

    In the interest of being tidy and not boring you with minute details of the three-day exercise in sweaty and human endurance underway in Zilker Park this weekend, Rocks Off is giving you a break. Our team on the ground at the Austin City Limits Music Festival -- Brittanie Shey, Craig Hlavaty and Mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    John Cornyn Seeks to Fend Off Latest Threat to Texas Economy: Salamanders

    I suppose it was only a matter of time before Texas politicians, still on a high from their glorious victory over the evil, job-killing dunes sagebrush lizard, turned their attention to similarly insidious threats to our economic well-being. This time, the threat comes from four species of salamand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Top Five Non-Musical Moments of 2011

    Bon Iver​While it's been a great year for concerts in the 'hood, it'd be too easy to simply list my favorite concerts of 2011 (Bon Iver/Kathleen Edwards at the Winspear Opera House in September edges out the Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Granada that same month). Instead, let's focus on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Top 100 Reasons Texas Is Twice as Awesome as Any Other State

    Merritt MartinOh, you can damn well bet this is on the list.​By now most of you dear readers are well aware of the Gawker-produced list of the 50 Worst States In America. Gawker placed their home base at 50, and the Lone Star State at 13. Sure sure, our placement could be worse, but instead of ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Searching for the Soul of Austin

    The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.

  • News

    February 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    ACL '09: Heartless Barstards' Erika Wennerstrom Soothes Our Souls

    Photos by Patrick Michels‚ÄčIt wasn't the heat so much as it was the humidity--just like they say, really. But this humidity... on this day... in this mud... it was all pretty overwhelming at first. While their feet dragged through the mud, the rest of the attendees' bodies were forced to swim throu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    The Top 10 Reasons Austin is Better Than Dallas

    Different vibe in Austin, sayeth this T-shirt for sale on South Congress. Born in Oak Cliff. Raised in Duncanville. Citizen of Dallas.‚Äč But every time I go to Austin - like this past weekend when I skeedaddled from Cowboys' Camp in San Antonio for a quick getaway - I feel like I belong ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    SXSW Dispatches: Telegraph Canyon Shares All The Good News From Its First SXSW Trip

    [Last week, we asked a few bands to check in with us from time to time over the course of the week to tell us about their SXSW experiences. Now, with the fest over, those diatribes are starting to show. Here's Telegraph Canyon frontman Chris Johnson's SXSW diary, for your reading pleasure...] Hal S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    What's In My Closet? Jackass Edition

    I did go 10 days without food and I'm committed to finishing this on December 13. But there was a time when I was a real, live thrill-seeker. Found some evidence recently. I wasn't insane in a Johnny Knoxville way or a one-on-one interview with Charles Haley sorta way, but as in "Hey, that ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009
  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.

  • Film

    January 25, 2007

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • News

    August 29, 1996

    Thank Heaven for Little Country Girls

    She's only 14, but child star LeAnn Rimes knows what she wants. Can Nashville handle it?

  • News

    June 8, 1995

    A whorin' we will go

    Texas Lege folds to pressures of Republicans and lobbyists