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The Best Activations at SXSW 2019 | The Seven Deadly Sins of SXSW

by Daniel Ramirez on March 7, 2019

Every year, media titans and Interactive outlets – networks, nationally recognizable brands, movie productions and A-list personalities work overtime to craft activations that draw attention from conference attendees – to achieve peak interest from the...

Hendrick's Orbium Martini

A Dream Within A Dream | Hendrick’s Orbium

by Daniel Ramirez on March 5, 2019

It’s like a dream for craft cocktail consumers, everywhere. The cocktail renaissance has touched nearly every spirit in its long quest to bring well-constructed cocktails back to the fore. Popular culture has done its part,...

Austin Film Festival 2018 | Everybody Knows

by Daniel Ramirez on October 27, 2018

Photo Courtesy © Memento Films The wisdom goes, “the truth shall set you free,” and rarely is this maxim challenged.  To that end, few films have challenged the age-old saying as much as “Everybody Knows (Todos...

October Surprises | ACL Fest Weekend 2

by Daniel Ramirez on October 11, 2018

It’s important, when crafting the ultimate playlist, to follow some rules. Nick Hornby’s “High Fidelity” and its subsequent film (and forthcoming series!) get close to a definitive set. “You gotta kick off with a killer,...

Your Austin City Limits Music Festival Cheat Sheet (Weekend One)

by Daniel Ramirez on October 2, 2018

(Photo Credit: Charles Reagan Hackleman) It is almost time. The stages are set up and the park has been sealed. Supplies are purchased and lineup changes made on the fly. Everything is ready for a...

Music Monday (Thursday Edition) | Langhorne Slim at Antone’s

by Daniel Ramirez on July 19, 2018

In Austin and most of Texas (particularly Marfa), you wouldn't think much of him to see him walking on the street. Brimmed hat, well-worn t-shirt and jeans, he might as well be a local. He...

Music Monday | The Honest Truth by Langhorne Slim

by Daniel Ramirez on July 9, 2018

It's almost like he should live in Austin, with that lonesome, quietly defiant sound of his. It's almost like the tunes fit every facet of Austin, from the country soul that haunts places like Donn's...

Music Monday | The Evolution of Sarah Sharp

by Daniel Ramirez on June 11, 2018

Hidden beneath the marquee-lit moniker of "Live Music Capital of the World," there is a powerful undercurrent. With so many talented musicians calling the same place home, it's inevitable that, in addition to the singer/songwriters...