Choo Choo: Hippies, Snobs & the rest of us

Short and sweet kids. Sorry for being such a slacker – but actually it turns out to be a good thing. There are SO many things this weekend that I would’ve gone insane trying to get TWTH in too. Also it would’ve been the longest email ever.

Check out the crazy hippies at eeyores, be snobby and drink wine in the hill country or do the ride for AIDS, watch unintelligible art films and pretend you know what the heck theyre about, leer at peepshow girls, gape at pizza eating contests, be moved by maya angelou, drink beer and listen to texas music, eat curry at the Indian cultural fair, be all contemporary at the fusebox festival… it’s a weekend full of endless delights. Have some freaking fun.

Before you do any of the above, another bacon themed website. Really people, I like bacon as much as the next red blooded flag waving American but this might be a overkill:

Yours in Friday Fever,




· T bird and the breaks: Awesome. I’ve seen them twice now and will definitely go see them again. Love them – great to dance to and the highest percentage of attractive males in a band I’ve seen in a while.

· Sanctuary: Overpriced, but what do you expect in Westlake? Cute gifty stuff.

· Kenobi: Guy was rolling sushi at the sanctuary party. We got to talking – surprise! – and he told me about their Monday madness with $2 rolls, $2 domestics & sakes (call and check). Michael says you should get the M&M roll too – something he and the other chef made up.

· Unplugged at the grove – This is great every year – even better that it starts at 8 pm. Take a chair, blanket and definitely get the nachos

· James McMurtry: He was solo, good background music but I wasn’t particularly inspired. I was also drinking beer and talking so maybe if I paid more attention…

· Nordstroms Bistro: What a surprising find! I had the best sandwich of my life in that joint. Rosemary chicken delight. Run, don’t walk.

· Avenue Q: full on puppet $ex. I’m not kidding. I was totally shocked. It was hilarious.

· Donn’s Depot: Can you go wrong with red shag carpet, an audience of 25 – 65 year olds and lots of dancing? I actually heard “cupid draw back your bow” here. schweet.

· Polvos: Fajitas are really delicious, try the guajillo chili kind

· Maudie’s: ate breakfast there the other day. Breakfast was good, salsa is burning hot death.

· Sazon: hear the food is good but we went for the margs. GET THEM. Lima margaritas, no sweet and sour nastiness

· PorterDavis: Great sound – really interesting drumming and an English harmonica player. Plus they played Bill Withers Use Me Up. I heart that song

· Saxon Pub: Small, crowded but they get great bands so who am I to complain? Drinks to knock you on your tookus

· Scholtz Garden: FREE Music Wednesdays! I hadnt been there – german + bbq = good.

· El Chile North: East side fave apparently moved north a year ago – who knew? Try their chilango. Spicy orange infused margarita


Recommendations from friends:

Amy: Go to Maria’s Taco Xpress on Sundays – great tacos, amazing music from Guy Forsyth and hippies! What more could u ask for?! Guy is really terrific!!!

James: Counter café has fabulous food and is a total Austin throwback


Deals & Steals

· 30% off old navy: Click here Instructions below – I swear I am not making this up.

o Click on Start Hunting
2)Click on Kelly’s hair (wearing the women’s crochet racerback tank and blue capris). Her hair will flip over and your 30% off coupon will pop up
3) Click on Add to your in-store coupon
4) Click on Make Coupon
5) Print out your coupon or email it

· Free lip product with any purchase:

· TGI Fridays $1 food or 1 cent appetizer: Offer valid through 4/30/2009

To Do:

This Weekend:

Lone Star State Jam – went last year, fabulous! Bring Cash. All the texas music you could want in one place ever.

Fusebox Festival:

Art Week Austin: At Various Venues

Eeyore’s Birthday: Http://Www.Eeyores.Com/

Texas Hill Country Wineries’ Wine & Wildflower Trail:

Balcones Songbird Festival Weekend

Cine Las Americas Film Festival


Additional Recurring Music

Every Wed at Scholtz Garden:

Every Thurs at Shady Grove:

Every Friday at Southpark Meadows:


04/24/09 Friday

Southpark Meadows – Reggae, Free music

George Lopez – UTPAC

Arc Angels 12:00am Continental Club $27 *No Happy Hour Today

Art After Dark: Art Week Austin: At Various Venues

Homegrown 11:30pm Saxon Pub $10

International Poetry Fest’l 10:00am Ruta Maya Hq $

Eggmen 7:30pm Nutty Brown Cafe $

Etta James 8:00pm Music Hall$

Gary Clark, Jr.8:00pm Music Hall$

Greatest American Heros9:00pm Carousel Lounge$

Honeybrowne 10:00pm Midnight Rodeo, $ E Ben White Blvd

James Morrison 9:00pm La Zona Rosa $

Maybelles 9:00pm Room 710 $

Mingo Fishtrap 9:00pm Threadgill’s World Hq$10

Pennywise N/A Stubb’s Bbq$*

Peppern/A Stubb’s Bbq$*

Porterdavis 10:00pm Threadgill’s, North Lamar$10

South Memphis String Band9:00pm Antone’s Night Club$15

Suede 10:00pm Amsterdam $

Foot Patrol, Baby Got Bacteria, &, Terp 2 It At Scoot Inn

Lisa Lampanelli At Paramount Theatre 7 & 10pm


04/25/09 Saturday

3rd Annual Rhythm and Brews Benefit Party – $25

Eeyores Birthday Http://Www.Eeyores.Com/

Dr. Maya Angelou At Paramount Theatre 8pm

East Side Boil Afterparty, Pop Noir Soundsystem At The Mohawk

Tappy Hour, Botecellis, Tap Dancing and drinking… what? Tappy Hour

Los Lobos, One World Theater

Hill Country Ride for AIDS

RubyRicos PeepShow Magnifico, [R] RubyRico’s Peepshow Magnifico: stylishly depraved new avant-vaudeville cabaret

Traditional Indian Fair, Barsana Dham Mela- ‘Traditional Indian Fair’

Sunset Valley ArtFest

Austin Dragon Boat Festival Festival Beach

Marble Falls CityWide Garage Sale

Born Ruffians Sold Outla Zona Rosa sold Out*101x Presents

Carolyn Wonderland 8:00pm Antone’s Night Club$12

East Side Boil Afterparty N/A Mohawk$ The Annual Boilers Ramble Up To The Deck For Rowdiness And Debauchery – Local

Eric Tessmer10:00pm One-2-One Bar$

Franz Ferdinand Sold Outla Zona Rosa sold Out*101x Presents

Gary P Nunn N/A Gruene Hall, Gruenenew Braunfels $

Guy Forsyth 12:00am Continental Club $10

Kat Edmonson Jazz Quintet9:30pm Elephant Room$

Kelly Willisn/A Polo Club Dripping Spgs $

Texas Community Music Festival11am-9pmcentral Market Cafe, N.Lamar

Tia Carrera 12:00am Headhunter’s Club$

Uncle Bruno9:00pm Lucky Lounge $

Vallejo 11:30pm Antone’s Night Club$12

Will Taylor And Strings Attached 9:00pm Threadgill’s World Hq$15 zeppelin Lightshow And Concert (Http://Www.Yourtexasmusic.Com/Songs_Of_Led_Zepplin_P/Sa-Lz-041809.Htm)


04/26/09 Sunday

Its The 8th Grade Party At Beauty Bar ß Photo Booth

Anarchy Championship Wrestling 5pm-8pmemo’s$Patiotickets: General Htp://Www.Ticketweb.Com/T3/Sale/Saleeventdetaildispatch=Loadselectiondata&Eventid=901744

Band Of Heathens N/A Riverbend Church $

Cienfuegos 6:00pm Z-Tejas On W.6th $

Resentments 7:00pm Saxon Pub $7

Stanley Clarke 6p&8:30p One World Theatre$25-$66 *One Of The Most Innovative And Influential Jazz Bassists In History

Tiny Tin Hearts8:00pm Momo’s $5


04/27/09 Monday

Bob Schneider’s Lonelyland 8:30pm Saxon Pub $10

Dale Watson & His Lone Stars11:00pm Continental Club $5

Dengue Fevern/A Mohawk$

Mingo Fishtrapn/A Antone’s Night Club$

Pizza Palooza, Pie Guys Pizza, Pizza Eating Contest, Live Music, $2 Drafts And $2 Slices. The Winner Will Receive A $500 Cash Prize And A 15% Food Discount For Their Organization For The Rest Of 2009.






Mates of State & Black Kids




Stubb’s BBQ



Bass Concert Hall


George Clinton & P Funk

Stubb’s BBQ


Patty Griffin

Gruene Hall


George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic




Frank Erwin


Ryan Bingham

Shady Grove


Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit



Death Cab for Cutie

Austin Music Hall


Richard Buckner

Cactus Cafe


Bonnie Raitt

Bass Concert Hall


Boz Scaggs

Paramount Theater


Indigo Girls

Stubb’s BBQ



The Parish


Brandi Carlile

Cactus Cafe


The Flatlanders

Texas Union Ballroom


Robin Trower

La Zona Rosa





Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

Toyota Center










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