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SUPER LATE Events at Reviewed Venues Aug 30 – Sept 1

In Honky Tonk on 08/30/2013 at 8:21 am

Sorry!  Something happened to this week.  See below for what is left.

Billy Bob’s Texas, Forth Worth:

August 30 – Kyle Park $16

August 31 – Terri Clark $18

 

Billy’s Ice, San Marcos:

Website down – Check schedule

 

Floore Country Store, Helotes:

August 30 – Blue Edmondson $12

August 31 – Bart Crow $12

September 1 – Drugstore Cowboys FREE

 

Hanging’ Tree Saloon, Bracken:

August 30 – Cornell Hurd Band

 

Mercer Street Dancehall, Dripping Springs:

August 30 – Dave Insley’s Careless Smokers $7

August 31 – Texas Gold $7

 

Railroad Blues, Alpine:

August 30 – Grup De La Paz $6

August 31 – Liquid Skin $10

September 1 – The Lonesome Heros

 

Riley’s Tavern, Hunter:

August 30 – Amber Digby and Midnight Flyer $5

August 31 – Roy Heinrich and The Pickups $5

 

Sam’s Burger Joint, San Antonio:

August 30 – Mingo Fishtrap

August 31 – Nightbird

September 1 – The 3rd Annual Texas Legacy Music Awards

 

Tavern in the Gruene, Gruene:

August 30 – Monty ‘Guitar’ Tyler $3

 

The Old Coupland Dance Hall, Coupland:

August 30 – Bret Mullins

August 31 – Bleu Edmonson

 

White Elephant Saloon, Fort Worth:

August 30 – Lost Immigrants $5

August 31 – Steve Carrasco, Scott Copeland $6

September 1 – Scott Copeland, Phil Wallace FREE

*Please note prices are for non-minors.  If you’re going to send your kids to these things, get more details & give ‘em something to pay the piper.

 

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Events at Reviewed Venues August 19-25, 2013

In Honky Tonk on 08/19/2013 at 3:03 pm

Billy Bob’s Texas, Forth Worth:

August 23 – Whiskey Myers $16

August 24 – Ted Nugent $40/$20

 

Billy’s Ice, San Marcos:

August 19 – Wes Nickson FREE

August 20 – Claire Domingue FREE

August 21 – Aaron Stephens FREE

August 23 – Wally West & Them Lostbound Souls FREE

August 24 – LC Rocks $5

August 25 – Joe Teichman FREE

 

Floore Country Store, Helotes:

August 23 – Johnny Cooper $10

August 24 – Doug Moreland $8

August 25 – Wilburn Brothers FREE

 

Hanging’ Tree Saloon, Bracken:

August 23 – Burgundy

 

Mercer Street Dancehall, Dripping Springs:

August 22 – Doug Moreland and the Flying Armadillos

August 23 – Leland Williams $7

August 24 – Eric Neznik $7

 

Quihi Dancehall, Quihi:

August 24 – Cactus Country

 

Railroad Blues, Alpine:

August 23 – The Rockin’ Jake Band $8

August 24 – SPONtaneous COMbustion $6 minimum (Benefit)

 

Riley’s Tavern, Hunter:

August 20 – Steven Roloff FREE

August 21 – Michael Fletcher FREE

August 22 – The Hillbilly Jug Band FREE

August 23 – Joel Hofmann Band

August 24 – Lost John Casner $5

 

Sam’s Burger Joint, San Antonio:

August 19 – Johnny P & The Wiseguys

August 21 – Coles Whalen

August 22 – Ruben V and Friends

August 23 – Johnny Nicholas & Hell Bent

August 24 – Max Stalling

August 25 – Matt Adler

 

Tavern in the Gruene, Gruene:

August 19 – Court Nance

August 22 – Jeff Jacobs Band

August 24 – Darryl Lee Rush $5

 

The Old Coupland Dance Hall, Coupland:

August 23 – Weldon Henson

August 24 – Jamie Richards

 

White Elephant Saloon, Fort Worth:

August 19 – Crop Dusters FREE

August 21 – Bryan Lucas Duo FREE

August 22 – Burton Tyler FREE

August 23 – Blacktop Gypsy $5

August 24 – Steve Carrasco, Davin James $10

August 25 – Bodie Powell, Mike Calaway FREE

*Please note prices are for non-minors.  If you’re going to send your kids to these things, get more details & give ‘em something to pay the piper.

Events at Reviewed Venues August 12-18

In Honky Tonk on 08/12/2013 at 2:18 pm

Anhalt Hall, Spring Branch:

August 17th – Monte Good and the Honky Tonk Heros $10

Billy Bob’s Texas, Forth Worth:

August 16th – Texaco Showdown $10

August 17th – Dwight Yoakam $45

Billy’s Ice, San Marcos:

August 12th – Wes Nickson FREE

August 13th – Austin Gilliam, Joshua Cole FREE

August 14th – Aaron Stephens FREE

August 15th – Luke Wade & No Civilians FREE

August 16th – Wes Nickson Band FREE

August 17th – Jamie Talbert Band FREE

August 18th – Horseshoes & Hand Grenades FREE

Floore Country Store, Helotes:

August 16th – James McMurtry $15

August 17th – Cody Canada & the Departed $20

August 18th – Drugstore Cowboys FREE

Hanging’ Tree Saloon, Bracken:

August 16th – The Vinyle 45s

Railroad Blues, Alpine:

August 16th – Chuco Soul Project $7

August 17th – Tessy Lou and The Shotgun Stars $8

Riley’s Tavern, Hunter:

August 13th – Mark Sebby FREE

August 15th – Medina Moonshine Band FREE

August 16th – James Pardo $5

August 17th – Hill Country Gentlemen $5

 

Sam’s Burger Joint, San Antonio:

August 12th – Two Tons of Steel

August 15th – TPOS

August 16th – Paul Thorn

August 17th – Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis

Tavern in the Gruene, Gruene:

August 12th – Court Nance

August 15th – Broken String Road Band

August 16th – Sam Riggs and the Night People

August 17th – Whiskey Rodeo $3

The Old Coupland Dance Hall, Coupland:

August 16th – Eric Lawson & The Peacemakers

August 17th – Kenny Orts

 

White Elephant Saloon, Fort Worth:

August 12th – Crop Dusters FREE

August 14th – JD Monson FREE

August 15th – Phil Pritchett FREE

August 16th – Doug Moreland $8

August 17th – Mike Calaway, Bodie Powell $6

August 18th – Don Mcray FREE

Making a Case for Improvisation, Dripping Springs edition

In Food, Honky Tonk on 08/10/2013 at 11:34 am

First, an apology.  As the title suggests, this trip was not a normal, scheduled event and my official photographer was not present. Check websites for additional pictures.

What originated as dinner in Dripping Springs with my sister turned into a delightful jaunt to multiple establishments.

We began at the Texas Hill Country Olive Company.

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The building and patio are beautifully constructed, although the flow inside is a bit choppy.  The counter area sports olive oils on one side, and balsamic vinegars on another.  This area can get a bit crowded; it was difficult to determine organization.  We noted to the ladies behind the counter, we wanted a tasting and shortly, another lady came out to give us the skinny.  She also makes the bread for dipping and while not overly informative about the process and complexities, she did start us out nicely.  Six olive oils, of which are internationally three award-winning.  I purchased the jalapeno olive oil and fig balsamic vinegar.  Also offered are wine and light food.

One our way from the olive place, we saw the Bell Springs Winery and decided to swing in.  The tasting room is cozy and nicely organized; tasting was free if wine is purchased.  Our sommelier was friendly, knowledgeable and kept us on track.  Extreme spectrums were absent and all were palate pleasing.    I bought a bottle of the Reston Wild West White.  The name did have something to do with the decision.  Admittedly, it was delightful to have the place to ourselves.

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The facility has a lovely porch and patio surely ideal in all months not beginning with ‘A’.

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Upon recommendation, we dined at Cafe 131, a converted house which is much bigger than it seems on the outside.  Starters included Drippin’ Mud, which is pico, fried avocado, queso and house chips.  Thicker than typical queso and equally as addictive.

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We also tried the Charred green beans with seasonal vegetables, maple syrup, sriracha, herbs and beet puree.  While tasty, it would have benefited from a bit more heat.

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Overall, the star was the main course of Chicken schnitzel with citrus/jalapeno beurre blanc, panko (highly recommended alternative to bread crumbs) crusted chicken breast, fettuccini and market vegetables.  It was light with a fresh summer taste; the fettuccini tied it together well.

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Next, we migrated to the other side of Mercer Street to The Barber Shop, less for haircuts, more for beer.  Located in a great rock building from 1924, the selection of brews is extensive.  Shout out to Tank 7! Covered patio outside with misters and fans, dogs allowed.  No pics, as I started talking and waving my arms, and then lost track of three hours or so.

Finally, we scuttled across the street to Mercer Street Dance Hall just in time to hear a couple of songs and not get charged cover.

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This place is BRAND SPANKING NEW, which is rare on the honky tonk circuit.  Cash only, now outfitted with air conditioning, also has a great porch and backyard area.  Staff was friendly and it looked like a good place to dance.  Toying with taking another trip out this way to stay here for a while.

Whew!  Incredibly productive.  Just a glimpse of Dripping Springs but I highly recommend roaming around.  You just never know!  Thanks to my sis, who had no idea what I was getting her into.

The koala did it! Fact: Koala bear fingerprints are almost indistinguishable from human fingerprints.

Events at Reviewed Venues August 5-11

In Honky Tonk on 08/05/2013 at 3:45 pm

Billy Bob’s Texas, Forth Worth: August 9th – Chris Knight $16

                                                August 10th – Sara Evans $35

Billy’s Ice, San Marcos: August 5th – Wes Nickson FREE

                                    August 6th – Steven Roloff, Kyle Reed Band, Will Arrington FREE

                                    August 7th – Aaron Stephens FREE

                                    August 8th – Keith Hickle FREE

                                    August 9th – Clay Thrash FREE

                                    August 10th – No Dry County FREE

                                    August 11th – Mark McKinney, Courtney Patton, Jamie Wilson, Aaron Stephens FREE

Floore Country Store, Helotes: August 9th – Stewart Mann and the Stateboro Revue $8

                                                August 10th – Casey Donahew Band $20

                                                August 11th – The Reverend Horton Heat $25

Hangin’ Tree Saloon, Bracken: August 9th – Two Way Street

August 10th – Dos Vatos Locos

Kendalia Halle, Kendalia: August 10th – Bobby Jordan and the Ridgecreek Band

Quihi Dane Hall, Quihi: August 10th – Chilton Vance

Railroad Blues, Alpine: August 9th – Lily Maase and The High Life Band $7

                                    August 10th – Jonathon Matthews Band $6

Riley’s Tavern, Hunter: August 6th – Manzy Lowry FREE

August 7th – Tyler Cannon FREE

August 8th – Zakk Goodman FREE

August 9th – Beau Hinze & The Backporch Shufflers $5

August 10th – Shannon Lee Nelson $5

Sam’s Burger Joint, San Antonio: August 5th – Swing Night with The Texas Pianoman $10

                                                August 7th – Bobby Long $10

                                                August 8th – Vaden Todd Lewis $18

                                                August 9th – Carolyn Wonderland $18

                                                August 10th – Joe King Carrasco Y El Molino $18

                                                August 11th – Will Owen Gage $8

Tavern in the Gruene, Gruene: August 5th – Court Nance FREE

August 9th – Southern Breed

August 10th – Chris King $3

The Old Coupland Dance Hall, Coupland: August 9th – Clayton Adams

August 10th – The Debonaires

White Elephant Saloon, Fort Worth: August 5th  – Crop Dusters FREE

August 7th – Stephen Pointer FREE

August 8th – Zach Coffey FREE

August 9th – Jack County $5

August 10th – Bodie Powell, Jamie Richards $10

August 11th – Chris Watson, Kyle Everett FREE

When the Eucalyptus tree is a’shakin’ Fact: Koalas get chlamydia.