Live Music: Songs Under the Stars at Austin’s ZACH Theatre

by Britni Rachal on April 14, 2021

With an intriguing variety of musical performances, Austin’s innovative and award-winning ZACH Theatre is back in action Now through May 9, Songs Under the Stars is back for a spring season. The socially distant series...

#FoodieFriday: Get Your Irish On at Cork & Barrel, Round Rock

by Marika Flatt on April 9, 2021

The "craic" (pronounced “crack” in Ireland) is high in Round Rock these days! Cork & Barrel Craft Kitchen + Microbrewery opened on St. Patrick’s Day to a long line of fans, bringing an authentic Irish...

Road to Recovery: Musically Fed Food Drive to Benefit Music Industry Workers

by Leean Vargas on April 7, 2021

Live music is back in Austin and better than ever! And for a great cause, too.  Long Live Music, in partnership with the Long Center and the Luck Family Foundation, has been raising funds and...

#MusicMonday: For The Barrens, All Roads Lead to Austin

by Gracie Watt on October 19, 2020

Playing country covers for weddings and farmer’s markets across San Antonio, vocalist Jordan Gibbons and guitarist Dana Smith decided it was time to showcase their songwriting and create original music. So in 2018, the duo...

Five Minutes With the North Texas E-Flat Porch Band

by Bob Valleau on April 9, 2020

In today’s stress-filled times, what’s not to like about music billed as “angst-free?” We sat down, pre pandemic, to get the backstory from this McKinney-based two-man acoustic blues band. The self-deprecating duo of Duane Brown...

#FoodieFriday: Austin’s Central Machine Works

by Haven Lindsey on April 3, 2020

Something special is on tap at this East Austin brewery and it’s not just the craft beer. This place is “neighborhoody!” Update: This review was written before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Central Machine...

#MusicMonday: The Traveller’s All-American Road Show Makes Stops in Texas

by Brian Maass on March 9, 2020

When I was growing up in Austin, country music was defined by legends like George Strait, Johnny Cash and Waylon, Willie and the boys.  Update, Mar 13, 2020: In response to the growing concerns over...

Rounding Up the Top 5 Music Picks at Houston Rodeo 2020

by Richard Bonnin on March 5, 2020

We wait all year for the shiny belt buckles, cowboy hats, Ferris wheels and over-sized corn dogs that are a prelude to the bucking bronco and bull riding events that have made the Houston Livestock...