Party Train: Must Knows, Must Gos

Hello my neglected friends – I apologize for not having one out last week (what DID you do?) but I was busy vacationing and moving into a new building at work. Now I need a vaca from my vacations. I’ll be washing sand out of my clothes for weeks. Poor me 🙂

Before we get into your busy week, things you should know:

a. There is a band that is pirate themed – AWESOME. The Jolly Garogers

b. So apparently the new cool thing to do in A-town is to join a Lodge. What? Yes… You too can be a member of the Moose or Elk Lodge. Make sure you join the right one: Elks are more preppy, white collar and the Moose lodge is more of the hipster, tattooed, rock-a-billy set.

c. There is a social cycling club. Every Thursday they sponsor an Urban Night Ride. Could be fun – apparently occasional free beer. Live dangerously!

d. Free cycle… http://www.freecycle.net/ Freecycling is when a person passes on, for free, an unwanted item to another person who needs that item. From silverware to mobile homes, people worldwide are choosing to freecycle rather than discard. Don’t just throw that couch you’ve artfully slipcovered since college out – give it to someone that will appreciate the green and gold velour.

 

Is there something that happens in the summer that I am tragically missing? Email me and I’ll add it. Since this is coming out so early in the week, I’ll probably have updates to the blog. Now, to start overplanning the next 7 days of my life!

 

Yours in shouldn’t every day start with a bloody mary?

 

Kelly

 

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To do this summer:

· Float the river at Don’s fish camp. No rules, no clothes, no problem. Take a grill and leave it at the end of the float for a perfect meal to end the perfect day.

· Check out a roadside attraction in Austin: Cathedral of Junk: Strategically placed junk… resembles a cathedral… people just get weirder and weirder.

· Go Swimming! Barton springs does full moon swims on nights with.. you guessed it! Full Moons. Why are things centered around full moon appearances so much cooler?

· Blues on the green has started, Every Wednesday, and soon so will KGSR’s Live At The Lake: Austin Lakeway resort, huge pool, drinks, backdrop of the lake. Can’t go wrong. June 14th – Mother Truckers, July 14th – Nelo, August 9th – Bob Schneider, September 13th – The Gourds.

· Supa Soul Sundays… Because brunch isn’t enough and your weekend wind-down also needs to include Austin’s soulful happy hour. Third Sunday of every month at Cantina Laredo (201 W. 3rd st.) from 3pm-8pm and features all the music you wish you heard more often in Austin.

· Austin under the stars: : http://www.yelp.com/events/austin-austin-under-the-stars: Austin Under The Stars is a special event, free to the public, offering a full experience of astronomical observation

 

To Try:

· Check out the Fried Cactus @ Mesa Ranch

· Cabo Bobs: Apparently they have the MOST amazing burritos.

· Back Alley Social – Great happy hour prices… especially on Tuesdays when they have MICKEYS!

· Black Sheep Lodge. See Below for why.

 

Reviews:

· India Kitchen – Indian buffet down south. Really delicious and everything is clearly labeled. Can’t beat it with a stick.

· Twin Lions Chinese – Try their version of general tsos called “wonderful chicken”. Its crispier and sweet and delectable. I hate to cheat on Din Ho but…

· Perla: I hear this place is no good – replaced mars on SoCo. bad decor, worse food. If anyone knows different, tell me tell me.

· Lustre Pearl: The word on the street is hot bartenders, great drinks, hula hoops, a disco ball and beer pong

· Max’s Wine Dive – a “to try” recommendation gone very well. I didn’t get to try it personally but I’ve been assured that its fabulous!

 

Free and Cheap:

· Free movie at redbox: FM63H7

· Free appetizer buffet at Texican Café during their happy hour

· Free beer at… El Chile on SoCo. http://envymags.com/2009/05/free-beer-at-el-chile/ Waiting for their liquor license.

· Also at Black Sheep Lodge: giving away a draft pint or a frozen margarita with food purchases. Dinner options: Fresh-beef burgers with custom-baked buns ($6.99 with a side of sweet-potato fries), roasted garlic sliders with Gorgonzola butter ($7.49 with a side), hand-battered Nathan’s corn-dog bites ($5.99), a portobello mushroom cheesesteak ($7.49 with a side), housemade beer mustard and curry ketchup (75 cents each).

 

To Do:

 

06/01/09

Love and a 45 Record Player Party: Every Monday 8:00PM @ Rio Rita (East Side) Bring your 45’s down to the Rio Rita, sign up, spin 3 tunes, sign up again!

Bob Schneder and Lonelyland 8:30pmSaxon Pub, The $10 cover %

Dark Summer Dawn 8:00pmRed Eyed Fly$?

Girl In a Coma5:00pmWaterloo Records and Videosno cover

 

 

06/02/09

Balmorhea 8:00pmMohawk, The $? /outside

Bryan Adams 8:00pmParamount Theatre $52-$103

 

 

06/03/09

RARE Event: Free food, free cocktails, live entertainment, an incredible venue and 4 hours of some of Austin’s most talented musicians. 6-10pm @ The Long Center **

Blues on the Green Begins! Ruthie Foster **

Grupo Fantasma 6:00pmLong Center PAC$?

Passion Pit w/ Harlem Shakes, Cale Parks (outside)

James McMurtry & The Heartless 12:00amContinental Club $7 cover Jazz Pharaohs 6:00pmElephant Room no cover

Jon Dee Graham & Fighting Cocks10:30pmContinental Club $7 cover

Krush Groove Wednesdays 10:00pmLucky Loungefeaturing the Best of the 80’s Hip Hop

La Mona Loca (formerly Cienfuegos) 7:30pmRuta Maya HQ$?

Monte Montgomery 8:00pmSaxon Pub, The $10 cover

Paula Nelson 7:00pmAmsterdam, The $?

Rich Brotherton 8:00pmCactus Cafe, The $12 cover

Spazmatics, The 9:30pmCedar Street Courtyard $?

Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros 10:00pmSaxon Pub, The $10 cover

Shamanic journey circle, learn about contemporary shamanism

 

 

06/04/2009

First Thursdays! **

Al Stewart 7p&9:30p One World Theatre $20-$45

Dave Insley9:00pmScoot Inn $5Scootenanny

Flatlanders 8:00pmCactus Cafe $30 adv. Tx Union f/Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Ryan Bingham

Miss Lavelle White 9:00pmVictory Grill Kenny Dorham’s Backyard

Ryan Bingham 5:00pmWaterloo Records and Videos

 

06/05/09

Brew 9:30pm Elephant Room

The Majestic Pride Week Party, $35 VIP

Sufis, Seers & Sitars, inspirational music of india and Pakistan, 8700 suothview road

Bus Stop Stallions 11:00pmSaxon Pub $5

Craig Chaquico7p&9:30p One World Theatre $20-$60 Smooth Jazz lead guitarist and songwriter for Jefferson Airplane and Starship

Eric Tessmer 10:00pmOne-2-One Club

Everydudes 6:00pmLucky Lounge

New York Dolls n/a Emo’s **

Raul Malo n/a Gruene Hall, Gruene New Braunfels

Seth Walker9:00pmSaxon Pub $10

Suzanna Choffel 10:00pmMomo’s$10

Violet Crown Revue w/Liz Morphis6:00pmElephant Room

 

 

06/06/09

Afrofreque10:30pmLambert’s

Alan Haynes 10:00pmOne-2-One Club

Blaggards 10:00pmFado Irish Pub21+

Bob Schneidern/a Antone’s Night Club

Boxing Lesson 10:00pmEmo’s $12

Bruce Robisonn/a Broken Spoke

Carolyn Wonderland 9:00pmThreadgill’s World HQ$15

Leeann Atherton 9:00pmThreadgill’s World HQ$15

Mika Miko 9:00pmRed 7

Oh No Oh My9:00pmMohawk/outside

Shelley King Band 10:00pmAmsterdam

Shelley King Band 10:00pmAmsterdam

Topaz & the Mudphonicsn/a Tim’s Porch @ The Backyard **

W.C. Clark 8:00pmSaxon Pub $10

Conspirare – Four time grammy nominated, long center

 

06/07/09

Onion Creek Crawdaddies8:00pmBarton Springs $3 gate Barton Springs Full Moon Swim **

Conspirare – Four time grammy nominated, long center

 

Upcoming:

 

6/2/2009

Bryan Adams

8:00 PM

 

6/3/2009

Ozomatli

Republic Square Park

 

6/4/2009

The Flatlanders

Texas Union Ballroom

 

6/4/2009

Robin Trower

La Zona Rosa

 

6/4/2009

KNBT FM Free Live Music Series W/ RADNEY FOSTER

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

7:00P

6/5/2009

Animal Collective

Stubbs

 

6/5/2009

Craig Chaquico

7:00 PM

 

6/6/2009

Ballet Folklorico

Paramount Theatre-Austin

 

6/6/2009

JERRY JEFF WALKER “On the River, under the Stars”

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

8:00P

6/8/2009

Gomez

Stubbs BBQ

 

6/9/2009

Matisyahu

Austin Music Hall

 

6/11/2009

Peaches

Emos-Austin

 

6/11/2009

KNBT FM Free Live Music Series W/ CODY CANADA & FRIENDS

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

7:00P

6/12/2009

The Blue Hit

Stubbs

 

6/12/2009

David Allen Coe

Emos

 

6/12/2009

SAKE OF THE SONG ACOUSTIC- RANDY ROGERS & FRIENDS

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

7:00P

6/13/2009

Ringo DeathStar

Stubbs

 

6/13/2009

SAKE OF THE SONG FESTIVAL-RANDY ROGERS BAND

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

4:00P

6/17/2009

Goran Bregovic

Bass Concert Hall-Austin

 

6/18/2009

KNBT FM Free Live Music Series W/ BRANDON RHYDER

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

7:00P

6/19/2009

Steve Earle

8:00 PM

 

6/19/2009

Acoustic Alchemy

One World Theatre

 

6/19/2009

Steve Earle

Paramount Theatre-Austin

 

6/20/2009

Xavier Rudd

9:00

 

6/20/2009

STEVE EARLE ..all seating event “On the River Under the Stars”

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

7:00P

6/21/2009

Full Moon Barn Dance

   

6/22/2009

Heartless Bastards

Stubbs

 

6/22/2009

Jenny Lewis

Stubbs BBQ

 

6/24/2009

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

Toyota Center

 

6/25/2009

KNBT FM Free Live Music Series W/ JIMMY LAFAVE

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

7:00P

6/26/2009

Ballroom Extravaganza

8:00 PM

 

6/27/2009

Ben Kweller

Emos-Austin

 

6/27/2009

THE FLATLANDERS- JOE ELY w/ Special guest Walt Wilkins & Mystiqueros

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

8:00P

6/28/2009

Poodie Locke

2:00 PM

 

7/1/2009

Maxwell

Bass Concert Hall-Austin

 

7/2/2009

KNBT FM Free Live Music Series W/ BAND OF HEATHENS

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

7:00P

7/4/2009

Explosions in the Sky

Stubbs BBQ

 

7/4/2009

JACK INGRAM & ELI YOUNG BAND “On the river under the stars”

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

8:00P

7/9/2009

Spoon

Stubb’s BBQ

 

7/9/2009

Kathy Griffin

Dell Hall at Long Center-Austin

 

7/9/2009

DWIGHT YOAKAM w/ Two Tons of Steel & Modern Day Drifters & David Fenley

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

5:00P

7/10/2009

Boney James

One World Theatre

 

7/10/2009

Bill Maher

Bass Concert Hall-Austin

 

7/11/2009

Spoon

Stubb’s BBQ

 

7/11/2009

Wanda Sykes

7:00 PM

 

7/11/2009

Jamie Foxx

   

7/11/2009

RECKLESS KELLY & Micky and the Motorcars & Texas Renegade

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

8:00P

7/13/2009

Pete Yorn

La Zona Rosa

 

7/15/2009

Tortoise

The Mohawk-Austin

 

7/16/2009

KNBT FM Free Live music series W/ STONEY LARUE – (Solo)

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

7:00P

7/17/2009

Ray Price

One World Theatre

 

7/17/2009

Rise Against

Stubbs BBQ

 

7/17/2009

GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

7:00P

7/18/2009

GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY (2nd night added!!!!)

Whitewater Amphitheatre New Braunfels

8:00P

 

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