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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Bon IverWhile 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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsIt 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 >>
Different vibe in Austin, sayeth this T-shirt for sale on South Congress.
Born in Oak Cliff. Raised in Duncanville. Citizen of Dallas.
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 >>
[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 >>
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, ... More >>