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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...

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#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...

#MusicMonday: Let’s Rock with The Black Keys

by Brian Maass on November 25, 2019

As part of their 31-city North American Tour, The Black Keys played Austin’s Frank Erwin Center November 13. The tour, which has taken the duo-driven band from Las Vegas to Detroit, and Nashville to Vancouver,...

#TXAway: The Grand Canyon Railway

by Brian & Dana Maass on November 14, 2019

All aboard for an unforgettable adventure to the South Rim! The Grand Canyon is one of America’s natural wonders. Tourists from all around the world come to the Canyon to hike its rugged trails and...

Five Minutes With DFW’s Multiple Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Damoyee Janai

by Bob Valleau on November 12, 2019

Damoyee Janai dishes about surviving hard times and what it takes to make it in music. Your interest in music started at age two. Tell us how it all began. My parents listened to a...

#MusicMonday: Invincible Tool Brings the Fear Inoculum Tour to San Antonio

by Brian Maass on November 11, 2019

There’s an old saying: Good things come to those who wait. For fans of Tool, waiting 13 long years for new music was definitely worth it.  In August, Tool not only released their new album...