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Events at Reviewed Venues Sept. 9-15

In Honky Tonk on 09/10/2013 at 7:01 pm

Billy Bob’s Texas, Forth Worth:

September 13 – Hayes Carll $18

September 14 – Jason Boland and The Stragglers $18

Billy’s Ice, San Marcos:

September 9 – Lazy J and the Dirty Shuffle FREE

September 10 – Austin Gilliam FREE

September 11 – Aaron Stephens FREE

September 12– Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars FREE

September 13 – 3 Man Front FREE

September 14– Ryan McBride and the Groomsmen FREE

Floore Country Store, Helotes:

September 13 – Wade Bowen $20

September 14 – Nick Lawrence $8

September 15 – Kathy Bauer FREE

Kendalia Halle, Kendalia

September 14 – Dale Watson $18

Hanging’ Tree Saloon, Bracken:

September 13 – Jack Mann & the Hoe-Downers

September 14 – The Whoosits (2-5)

Mercer Street Dancehall, Dripping Springs:

September 12 – Doug Moreland and the Flying Armadillos

September 13 – Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars $7

September 14 – Bo Porter $7

Quihi Dancehall, Quihi:

September 14 – Jeremy Richards Band

Railroad Blues, Alpine:

September 13 – Lisa Morales Band $8

September 14 – Bus Stop Stallions $8

Riley’s Tavern, Hunter:

September 10 – Mark Sebby FREE

September 12 – Devin Jake

September 13 – Clark Patterson/ Mando Saenz

September 14 – Riley’s Tavern 80th Anniversary Party

Sam’s Burger Joint, San Antonio:

September 9 – The Texas Pianoman

September 10 – Don Varney’s Comedy Showcase

September 12 – Patricia Vonne CD Release Show

September 13 – Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights

September 14 – Al Stewart with Dave Nachmanoff and Mike Lindauer

Tavern in the Gruene, Gruene:

September 9 – Court Nance

September 12 – Bill Carter

September 13 – Tanner Louis and the Aviators

September 14 – Adam Hood $10

The Old Coupland Dance Hall, Coupland:

September 13 – Austin English Band

September 14 – The Debonaires

White Elephant Saloon, Fort Worth:

September 9 – Crop Dusters FREE

September 10 – Texas Music Showcase FREE

September 11 – Stefan Prigmore FREE

September 12 – Ed Burleson FREE

September 13 – Nick Verzosa $5

September 14 – Steve Carrasco, Ronny Spears $8

September 15 – Casey Thompson 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, Sept. 3-9

In Honky Tonk on 09/03/2013 at 5:56 pm

Billy Bob’s Texas, Forth Worth:

September 6 – Brandon Rhyder $18

September 7 – Kansas $28/$15

 

Billy’s Ice, San Marcos:

September 3 – Steven Roloff, Kyle Reed FREE

September 4 – Aaron Stephens FREE

September 6 – Rob Baird FREE

September 7 – Tony Taylor Band FREE

September 8 – Mark McKinney, Dan Adams FREE

 

Floore Country Store, Helotes:

September 6 – Crooks FREE

September 7 – Robert Earl Keen $25

September 8 – Texas Rimshot FREE

 

Hanging’ Tree Saloon, Bracken:

September 6 – Geronimo

 

Mercer Street Dancehall, Dripping Springs:

September 5 – Doug Moreland and the Flying Armadillos

September 6 – Scott Lyle Band $7

September 7 – Aaron Navarro $7

 

Railroad Blues, Alpine:

September 5 – Horse in The Saddle FREE

September 6 – Joe West and The Santa Fe Revue $7

September 7 – Mister Happy $7

 

Riley’s Tavern, Hunter:

September 3 – Many Lowry FREE

September 4  – Tyler Cannon FREE

September 5 – Tiffany Alana Dodgen FREE

September 6 – Amanda Jo Cevallos

September 7 – Billy Dee

 

Sam’s Burger Joint, San Antonio:

September 5 – Seryn

September 6 – Brian Keane, William Clark Green

September 7 – Will Never Forget 9/11 Tribute Show

September 8 – Rebirth Brass Band

 

Tavern in the Gruene, Gruene:

September 5 – Jordan Minor

September 6 – 3 Man Front

September 7 – Armadillo Road

 

The Old Coupland Dance Hall, Coupland:

September 6 – Billy Holt

September 7 – Chris Salinas

 

Twin Sisters Dancehall, Blanco

September 7 – Buck Shot Band

 

White Elephant Saloon, Fort Worth:

September 3 – Texas Music Showcase FREE

September 4 – Stephen Pointer FREE

September 5 – Songbird Jones FREE

September 6 – Gary Kyle $5

September 7 – Don McCray, Dust Devils $6

September 8 – Bodie Powell, Matthew Middleton 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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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.