I'm writing this on New Year's Day, the anniversary of my friend Esme Barrera's death. I remember sitting in this same spot one year ago, trying to rank and file so many emotions, ones closely tied to Austin and the music scene I'd just left for Dallas. The loss of Esme to a random act of violence w ... More >>
Sandy CarsonUmeIn keeping with their goal of booking Texas-wide this year, the Homegrown Music & Art Festival has announced Austin's The Octopus Project and Ume, San Antonio's Girl in a Coma and Dallas' Mystery Skulls as their first round of bands.
I seriously miss getting to see Ume on a r ... More >>
I was having a hard time figuring out what this column would be about this week. Resolutions? Hot new bands? The fact that three East Dallas liquor stores sold out of Ciroc? All my ideas were falling with a thud. And then, on New Year's Day, my heart did too.
In the early morning hours of January 1 ... More >>