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BOOZE: LOW SHELF BOURBON

BOOZE: LOW SHELF BOURBON

Thus far, Romeo has been the only contributor to the Booze portion of the website and he’s done a fine job of it. Typically, Romeo writes about those $35+ bottles of whiskey….you know, the good shit. Well, since I’ve lived the bulk of 2011 without knowing what percentage of pay I might receive and if […]

VIDEO VAULT FRIDAY:

VIDEO VAULT FRIDAY:

Back in May a collection of fortunate circumstances led to a few of my favorite bands being in town for Tropical Heatwave on the same weekend as my birthday so I decided to throw a birthday party/concert. The resulting videos are from later that night when we were drinking whiskey back at the ninebullets compound. […]

ROWAN'S CREEK – A SMALL BATCH BOURBON

ROWAN'S CREEK – A SMALL BATCH BOURBON

When AIV mentioned an afternoon thunderstorm drinking session in his recent review of Bethany Saint-Smith & The Black Oil Brothers it made want to pull out the emergency bourbon! It also made me remember I had a whiskey review I hadn’t done yet that needed to be taken care of forthwith. You see I had […]

ROCK REPORT: SLOBBERBONE @ THE CONTINENTAL CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS

ROCK REPORT: SLOBBERBONE @ THE CONTINENTAL CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS

Friday night I had a religious experience. I got to see Slobberbone play live. Let me clearly state that what I saw on Friday night was the best rock show I have seen in recent history, bar none! Brent Best and company could have easily been teaching school on how to put on a rock […]

THE ROCK REPORT: JEREMY STEDING AND THE BAND OF BASTARDS @ GOODE'S ARMADILLO PALACE – HOUSTON, TEXAS 12-03-09

THE ROCK REPORT: JEREMY STEDING AND THE BAND OF BASTARDS @ GOODE'S ARMADILLO PALACE – HOUSTON, TEXAS 12-03-09

Some days things just work together. While I was writing up the review of A Damn Good Ride I dropped by Jeremy Steding’s website to look for his bio and such and found out he was playing in town that night. I grabbed a phone number off the site, made a call, and set up […]

WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION – WPA

WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION – WPA

With the word “collective” bringing images of hippies and the faint scent of patchouli to mind I wouldn’t normally jump on a band that defines themselves as such however if you start tossing around names like Glen Phillips and Sean Watkins I start putting aside preconceptions and take notice. Tell me they just released an […]

AMANDA BLANK – I LOVE YOU

AMANDA BLANK – I LOVE YOU

We talk about a lot of serious musicians pouring their guts out on lots of sad songs around here. It’s the kind of music I think needs the press and the attention, but sometimes a person needs something a little lighter. When I got the news that my paycheck was being reduced by an as […]

MICAH SCHNABEL – WHEN THE STAGE LIGHTS GO DIM

MICAH SCHNABEL – WHEN THE STAGE LIGHTS GO DIM

Two Cow Garage frontman Micah Schnabel has quietly self-released a solo album entitled When The Stage Lights Go Dim. The plan is for Suburban Home to release it later this year (or early next) with new artwork, but currently it is only available by emailing Micah’s father. I’ve always felt like Two Cow is akin […]

LEFT LANE CRUISER – ALL YOU CAN EAT

LEFT LANE CRUISER – ALL YOU CAN EAT

Some boxers are like Roy Jones Jr. in his prime and are damned near impossible to hit, some are like Pacquiao and just overwhelm opponents with power & handspeed, while others are like a young Tyson and eschew all style points for pure power. Left Lane Cruiser are like Tyson, and with All You Can […]

AUSTIN LUCAS – SOMEBODY LOVES YOU

AUSTIN LUCAS – SOMEBODY LOVES YOU

When I was growing up I spent my summers on my grandparent’s land in Arkansas. To this day it’s the only set of directions I know how to give that includes “…after the paved road ends keep going 5 miles…”. I have mixed memories of my time there to be honest. I guess it’s one […]