Party Train: Why Wait ‘Til the Weekend?

Back in Austin darlings and have I got a lineup for you! Each day (well, except Tuesday, but you have to sleep sometime!) has an impressive array of things to attend/participate in.

Certainly there are the normal peeps (mcmurtry, wonderland, marcia ball, Patrice pike, Shelley king, skyrocket, susanna choffel, suede) but there are also a ton of austinesque events for you.

Here are a couple: croquet and crawfish, blondes vs. brunette powderpuff football, geekstravaganza, moonlight kayaking, pirate party, pat green at coupland (with camping!), 80s prom night, Americana Music Festival, rolling stones tribute, sublime tribute.

As always, ** means I am attending. Or hoping to attend as schedule allows.

But before we get to your to-do list, ever have that moment where you want to call someone but you don’t really want them to pickup? Thanks to Kristina for this little gem: If you dial 267-SLY-DIAL, it will take you directly into someone’s voicemail (pretty sure it has to be a person’s cell phone) without ringing on their phone. Perfect way to “make the effort” without really “making the effort”. Sweet.

And second, if you find yourself in front of a bbq grill this weekend, get steak, rub it with garlic and pepper, slice it thin, place raw jalapeno strip and cold cream cheese in middle, roll steak around them, wrap with bacon, toothpick it, grill it on medium heat and then eat as many as you can before succumbing to food coma. Shamelessly stolen from this old guy we met tailgating at a Texans game a couple of years ago. Here is the closest thing I could find to a recipe.

Yours in bring on the summer tan,



Free and Cheap:

· Olive garden $8 off two entrees:

· Free hallmark card: NEW! Another FREE Hallmark Folded 5×7 Card *new code* Code can be used once per person/per account.Use code: ICTCARD. Choose a 5×7 folded card, personalize it, and Hallmark will mail it directly to the recipient. Get it free (even the stamp is free) when you select “I Want Hallmark To Mail My Card For Me”. You must have an account and be signed in to use the code.

· Great new AUSTIN specific deals site:

To check out:

· New! Mister Tramps European Sports Bar: On 183 and ohlen: Happy Hour 4-9 Daily with drink specials and 1/2 price appetizers, 4 dollar happy hour Irish Car Bombs
Food Samples: Red White and Blue. Goat cheese, marinara, parmesan and fresh basil in a cast iron skillet with blue corn tortilla chips./Meatball Sliders/Blackened Pork Sandwich/Various Pizzas including this one: Brie, Roasted Garlic, Pears, Figs, and Pesto sauce.

· Happy Hour Iron Cactus: Mon-Fri 4-7pm and all day Wednesday. $2.50 Frozen Margaritas (excluding Top Shelf), $2.50 Domestic Beers. Monday! All you can eat fajitas for $11.95

Around Austin (not so much “in”):

· Concerts at Sea World: Bud & Barbecue:

· Sweet Berry Farms: Have your pick of fabulous fresh berries! This is an actual farm where you can pick your own. They make homemade ice cream too:

·         Scarborough Fair. April & May Renaissance Festival


05/12/09 Tuesday
Planet Casper 6:30pmContinental Club w/Warren Hood & "Scrappy" Jud Newcomb
311, Austin Music Hall
NIN, Janes Addiction, 

5/13/09 Wednesday
Yellow lady slipper, carousel lounge
Cienfuegos 7:30pm Ruta Maya HQ     
Dan Dyer9:45pmMomo's   $8 cover  
Fireants Scholz Garten  
Frank & The Station Masters  9:00pmDonn's Depot     
James Hyland 10:00pmSaxon Pub $7 cover  
Nico Vega 10:00pm Emo’s   **
Patrice Pike  8:00pm Momo's   $8 cover
Shelley King & Elizabeth Wills  7:30pnArtz Rib House   song swap
Spazmatics  9:30pmCedar Street Courtyard    
Rent **

05/14/09 Thursday 
Soul Revue with T Bird and The Breaks/the Reaction/scorpion Child at Beauty Bar 
Dave Insley & Brennen Leigh  9:00pmScoot Inn $5 cover  Scootenanny
Hard Proof Afrobeat 9pm door Flamingo Cantina  $5 cover  21+
Ian McLagan & The Bump Band  6:00pmLucky Lounge   
John Gorka Blue Rock Studio Wimberley $25 cover RSVP at
Lee Mork f/Gary Clark, Jr.7:00pmLambert's   
Shelley King  7:30pmRed Shed    8504 South Congress Avenue
Texas Sapphires9:00pmScoot Inn $5 cover  Scootenanny

05/15/09 Friday
2nd Annual Alamo Pirate Party at Lady Bird Lake 8pm, $50 Includes drinks, DJs and swashbuckling adventures
See-i Featuring Members Of Thievery Corporation at Antone’s
Annual Deutschen Pfest, Surprisingly fun lineup including rotel and the hot tomatoes
Carolyn Wonderland  House of BluesDallas 
Del Castillo  Nutty Brown Cafe  
Fireants 8:00pmTim's Porch @ The Backyard 
Micky and the Motorcars   Saxon Pub 
Randy Rogers  9:00pmLa Zona Rosa   $22 cover
Skyrocket  Momo's   
Susan Werner  7p&9:30p One World Theatre $20-$40  Composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz and pop,
Wade Bowen 9:00pmLa Zona Rosa   $22 cover 

05/16/09 Saturday
Pat Green at Coupland Dance Hall **
Blondes Vs. Brunettes, PowderPuff Football, 2pm **
O Henry Pun Off:
Crawfish & Croquet in the Park: The day will feature a Cajun style crawfish boil, croquet, and live music by Uncle Lucius, The PJs, Bob Showdown and Blues SCAM., Zilker **
Moonlight Bat Paddle, 6:30: 6:30 PM dinner will be a pot-luck style. At 7:30 PM, we will start launching boats for the moonlight paddle and row down to see the bats. Festivities should continue until about 9:00 PM. The cost is $15/adult and $10/kid (includes a kayak rental). 
Annual Deutschen Pfest, Surprisingly fun lineup including rotel and the hot tomatoes
Car Stereo (wars) CD Release at Beauty Bar
Tv On The Radio at Stubb’s
Built By Snow with The Boxing Lesson @ Your Kisses Cause Crashes at The Parish Room 
Texas Burlesque Fest Ii (night 2) {mainstage} at Emo’s
Blaggards  10:00pmFado Irish Pub   21+
Calm Blue Sea10:00pmHole in the Wall  $3 cover
Ian Moore 12:00amContinental Club  $10 cover 
Lou Ann Barton   Antone's Night Club  
Marcia Ball   Antone's Night Club  
Radio La Chusma Reggae 9pm door Flamingo Cantina  $5 cover   21+
Subrosa Union 9pm door Flamingo Cantina  $5 cover   21+
Suzanna Choffel  Antone's Night Club  

05/17/09  Sunday
Gruene hall, American Music Fest: benefits hop hospice. Jason boland, reckless kelly, stoney larue, Mickey and the motorcards, etc.
Gourds, Stubbs
Geekstravaganza, All-Geek Talent Show, All-Nerd Costume Contest, Sci-Fi Trivia Bee, an Air Combat tournament judged by Austin's favorite ninjas, Cry Havoc, and musical geek goddess, Marian Call. AKA Geekstravaganza 2009!, Buffalo Billiards, benefits safeplace
Carolyn Wonderland  Pfluger Park  Pflugerville 
Jon Dee Graham & Ian McLagan 8:30pmContinental Club Gallery   $15 cover 
Suede   9:30pm Cedar Street Courtyard

Rolling Stones Hoot Tribute – Nutty Brown Café, $25 **

Badfish tribute to Sublime, Emos

80s prom night, Union Park:


05/18/09  Monday
Steve Earle5:00pmWaterloo Records and Videos   



Adult Spelling Bee




The Parish


The Flatlanders

Texas Union Ballroom


Robin Trower

La Zona Rosa


Animal Collective






Heartless Bastards



Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

Toyota Center



Stubb’s BBQ


KGSR Presents Spoon

Stubb’s BBQ



Stubb’s BBQ


Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, & John Mellencamp

The Dell Diamond


Austin City Limits Festival

Zilker Park


Austin City Limits Festival

Zilker Park


Austin City Limits Festival

Zilker Park


Hayes Carll ** & Guest The Sideshow Tramps

River Road Icehouse, NB


Roger Creager ** & Guest Max Stalling

River Road Icehouse, NB


Cory Morrow ** & Guest Sean McConnell

River Road Icehouse, NB


Brandon Rhyder & Guest Brett McCormick

River Road Icehouse, NB


Cross Canadian Ragweed **

River Road Icehouse, NB


Casey Donahew ** & Guest Bart Crow

River Road Icehouse, NB


Doug Moreland Annual Birthday Bash

River Road Icehouse, NB


Back Porch Mary

River Road Icehouse, NB


Zona Jones ** & Guest Kyle Hunt

River Road Icehouse, NB


Bleu Edmondson ** & Guest Matt Skinner

River Road Icehouse, NB


ason Boland & The Stragglers **

River Road Icehouse, NB


Aaron Watson & Guest Kyle Park

River Road Icehouse, NB


Wade Bowen & Guest Josh Abbott

River Road Icehouse, NB


Kevin Fowler

River Road Icehouse, NB



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