The Continental Club's owners find you can't re-create Austin in Midtown...but you can survive.
Back in the Near Dark Ages when LOM was in grad-school journalism, one of the things that stuck with me was a lecture on "the lunatic fringe." These are the people who call in to radio talk shows or send long, vitriolic letters to newspapers, magazines and blogs. Negative reviews always bring out th ... More >>
Note to lonesome L.A. cowboys (hangin' out and hangin' on): DO NOT put your too-trite, beat-up, scuffed-up, working-man's boots on the cover of your CD. Ditto your two-tone cowboy boots. LA tonky David Serby has the Dwight Yoakam look nailed on his second album, Honkytonk and Vine, right down to tu ... More >>
"Wine Me Up," live at D&L's Texas Music Cafe, Austin, SXSW 2005 I remember a time when it seemed like I went to Blanco's every week. If it wasn't the Hollisters, it was folks like Jim Lauderdale or Chris Wall or some other totally legit act that would pack the little joint like a sardine can. Un ... More >>
Miss Leslie and Her Juke-Jointers, "Yes Ma'am" Houston's own Miss Leslie Sloan of Miss Leslie and Her Jukejointers was tipped for a slew of honors in the most recent Best of 2008 voting by FAR (Freeform Americana Radio) members. She was voted Female Artist of the Year over Eliza Gilkyson and C ... More >>
Redd Volkaert, "Always Late (With Your Kisses)" Redd Volkaert Reddhead (Telehog) www.myspace.com/rvolkaert Another little item that slipped through the cracks this year Lonesome Onry and Mean feels negligent for not reporting is Austin king picker Redd Volkaert's Reddhead. It says something about t ... More >>
City Hall and the Greater Houston Restaurant Association once again threaten the right to light up in bars
Saturday, October 15, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.