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Events at Reviewed Venues July 29th – August 3rd

In Honky Tonk on 07/29/2013 at 7:20 pm

Billy Bob’s Texas, Forth Worth:

August 2nd – Charlie Robison $16

August 3rd – Wade Bowen $22

Billy’s Ice, San Marcos:

July 29th – Gypsy, Wes Nickson, Payton Nicole FREE

July 30th – Lost Immigrants FREE

July 31st – Aaron Stephens FREE

August 1st – Zack Walther Band FREE

August 2nd – The Washers FREE

August 3rd – File 13 FREE

Floore Country Store, Helotes:

August 2nd – Micky and the Motorcars $12

August 3rd – Johnny Bush and the Bandoleros $25

August 4th – Jimmy Crib  FREE

Hanging’ Tree Saloon, Bracken:

August 2nd – Geronimo

Railroad Blues, Alpine:

August 2nd – The Sideshow Tragedy $6

August 3rd – Doug Moreland and the Flying Armadillos $8

Riley’s Tavern, Hunter:

July 30th – Kyle Reed FREE

July 31st – Mike Ethan Messick FREE

August 1st – Tiffany Alana Dodgen FREE

August 2nd – Amanda Jo Cevallos – FREE

August 3rd – Buster Ellisor and Banana Hammocks $5

Sam’s Burger Joint, San Antonio:

July 29th – Moot Davis $10

July 31st – Truth & Salvage Co. $12

August 1st – The Jam at Sam’s $12

August 2nd – Jerry Fest $13

August 3rd – Omar & The Howlers $12

August 4th – The Reliques $10

Tavern in the Gruene, Gruene:

July 29th – Court Nance FREE

July 30th – Crow Black Chicken FREE

July 31st – Crow Black Chicken FREE

August 2nd – Tony Taylor and Claire Cunningham FREE

August 3rd – Buster Jiggs $3

August 4th – Jason Eady $3

The Old Coupland Dance Hall, Coupland:

August 2nd – Billy Holt

August 3rd – Brady Honeycutt

Twin Sisters Dance Hall, Blanco:

August 3rd: Armadillo Road Band $8

White Elephant Saloon, Fort Worth:

July 29th – Crop Dusters FREE

July 31st – Morris McCann FREE

August 1st – Nate Kipp FREE

August 2nd – Tejas Bros $10

August 3rd – Don McRay, Ronny Spears $8

August 4th – Scott Copeland, Matt Middleton FREE

Immature (Tee hee) trivia: Actor Jon Hamm previously worked as a set designer on soft-core pornography films.


Foodie in a Honky Tonk

In Honky Tonk/ Food on 07/24/2013 at 2:44 pm


It is time to tackle a topic I have avoided: Food in Honky Tonks.  Eating in honky tonks is a slippery slope I prefer to circumvent.  Of course, there are places with scrumptious food but these being atypical, convenience is key and can hoover your will to venture out beforehand to a standalone establishment.  Below is a general guide to comestibles found in and around the hallowed halls of honky tonks.


§  Nothing – too bad for you.  Check to see if your dance partner has gum or you can find that Whataburger fry dropped under the truck seat last week.

§  Snacks – Chips, cookies, bowls of peanuts.  Prepackaged items are the better of these option; just get Doritos and enjoy your descent into junk food cravings.  Do not consume anything open or left out.  Men walking out of the restroom wiping their hands dry are a rare sight.

§  Basic items – burgers, pizza, chicken tenders.  With some notable exceptions, usually this food is pre-frozen, purchased at a wholesale warehouse and slapped together.  If that is your thing, go for it.  Also, the foodie aspect of this blog is not for you.

§  Restaurant in house or next door – this is the best option but proceed with caution.  Sometimes, these restaurants are their own delicious adventure, while other times, they are simply capitalization.

§  Associated Food – In this situation, food is not served directly by the venue, rather by truck, proxy, or wandering vendors.  Use your eyes here to tell you whether this is a good idea or not.

Sometimes its best to leave these things up to the professionals.

Similarities with your hamburger Fact: Cows have best friends.

Events at Reviewed Venues July 22-27, 2013

In Honky Tonk on 07/22/2013 at 4:07 pm

Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth:

July 26th – Kevin Fowler $20

July 27th – Turnpike Troubadours $18

Billy’s Ice, New Braunfels:

July 23rd – Austin Gilliam FREE

July 24th – Grant Ewing FREE

July 25th – The Bigsby’s FREE

July 26th – Court Nance FREE

July 27th – Texas Renegade FREE

Blue Bonnet Palace, Selma:

July 26th – Clifton Jansky FREE

July 27th – The Spazmatics $10

Coupland Dancehall, Coupland:

July 26th – Roy Torres

July 27th – Roy Torres (Live Recording Show)

Floore Country Store, Helotes:

July 26th – Chris Knight, Thieving Birds $15

July 27th – Stoney LaRue, Reckless Kelly, William Clark Green $20

July 28th – Wilburn Brothers FREE

Hangin’ Tree Saloon, Bracken:

July 26th – Burgundy

July 27th – Brent Allen

Rail Road Blues, Alpine:VIVA BIG BEND Music Festival

July 25th – Anthony Ray Wright, The O’s, Crooks, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights

July 26th – The Reynolds Number, Emile Millar, Breting Engel, Butch Hancock, The BlueBonnets, El Tule

July 27th – Whiskey Shivers, JT Coldfire, Soul Track Mind

July 28th – Folk Family Revival, Thieving Birds, Doodlin Hogwallops

Riley’s Tavern, Hunter:

July 23rd – Chris Edwards FREE

July 24th – Jeremy Steding FREE

July 25th – Ricky Stein FREE

July 26th – Lost John Casner $5

July 27th – Mike Ethan Messick Band $5

Quihi Gun Club, Quihi:

July 27th – Thompson Lee & Company

Tavern in the Gruene, Gruene:

July 22nd – Court Nance FREE

July 23rd – The Blooms FREE

July 24th – Tony Taylor Band FREE

July 25th – Jackson Parton Band FREE

July 26th – Monty ‘Guitar’ Tyler $3

July 27th – Stewart Mann $5

White Elephant Saloon, Fort Worth:

July 22nd – Crop Dusters FREE

July 25th – James Hinkle FREE

July 26th – Greg Reichel $6

July 27th – Steve Carrasco FREE, Phil Pritchett $5

July 28th – Mike Calaway FREE, Bodie Powell FREE

Aww, shucks Fact: Sea otters hold each other’s paws when they sleep so they don’t drift apart.

Events at Reviewed Venues July 15-21, 2013

In Honky Tonk on 07/15/2013 at 2:34 pm

Anhalt Hall, Anhalt:

July 20th – Jeff Woosley and Dance Hall Kings $12

Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth:

July 19th – Corey Smith $20

July 20th – Aaron Watson $16

Billy’s Ice, New Braunfels:

July 15th – Jeff Jacobs Band FREE

July 16th – Emily Herring FREE

July 17th – Aaron Stephens FREE

July 18th – Austin Gilliam FREE

July 19th – Sam Riggs, Tyler and the Tribe FREE

July 20th – Midnight River Choir FREE

July 21st – Joe Teichman FREE

Coupland Dancehall, Coupland:

July 19th – The Crop Dusters

July 20th – Kenny Orts

Floore Country Store, Helotes:

July 20th – Curtis Grimes, James Delgado $10

July 21st – Kathy Bauer FREE

Hangin’ Tree Saloon, Bracken:

July 19th – Jack Man & the Hoe-Downers

Rail Road Blues, Alpine:

July 19th – 7 Year Drought $5

July 20th – The Texas Belairs $7

Riley’s Tavern, Hunter:

July 16th – Steven Roloff

July 17th – Michael Fletcher

July 18th – The Bad Intentions

July 19th – Amber Digby

July 20th – Jason Arnold & The Stepsiders

Tavern in the Gruene, Gruene:

July 15th – Court Nance FREE

July 16th – The Blooms FREE

July 18th – Jordan Minor FREE

July 19th – Tony Taylor and Claire Cunningham FREE

July 20th –Kyle Reed $3

White Elephant Saloon, Fort Worth:

July 15th – Crop Dusters FREE

July 17th – Guthrie Kennard FREE

July 18th – Ryan Ready FREE

July 19th – Darryl Lee Rush $8

July 20th – Bodie Powell FREE, Gary Kyle $5

July 21st – Don McRay FREE


Tuna safe Trivia:  Dolphins don’t drink sea water.  They hydrate through the foods they eat.