Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Go West for a full bar ...and great food

Posted on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-04-30 West Avenue Kitchen continues to be a surprise for three reasons, the first being food. For those who enjoy casual dining with excellent quality in the tradition of Liberty Bar and La Frite, West Avenue Kitchen must be added to that short list. In fact, based...

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Ian McFeron Band

Posted on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-04-30 From soulful ballads to feet-movin’ grooves, Ian McFeron rocks the guitar and piano in addition to his vocals, joined in live performances by the Texas fiddle of Alisa Milner, the backbeat rhythms of Jon Markel, and Mark Bateman on the skins. The Seattle-based foursome effortlessly blends roots...

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Kid Koala w. DJ Jester

Posted on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-04-30 Known as one of the fastest crab scratchers (breaking up a song to make that stuttering sound), Kid Koala earned his reputation opening for such acts as the Beastie Boys, Björk, and Radiohead. He’s released two full-length CDs that have defied expectations, using the turntable to tell...

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Diana Chaloux FAME South Texas Championship & Fitness Expo

Posted on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-04-30 Hosted by fitness professional Diana Chaloux, the day includes pro wrestling matches, fit mom and dad competitions, swimsuit and bodybuilding competitions, and a full-on power-team gym showcase. Natural health is the expo’s focus — featuring rock-climbing, obstacle courses, dance competitions, YMCA children’s activities, and more. Expo 9am-5pm,...

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2nd Annual Super Bad James Brown Birthday Fest w. Suzy Bravo & the Soul Revue, & JJ Lopez

Posted on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-04-30 James Brown would have been 75 on May 3rd, and what better way to celebrate then with a super swingin’ soul bash? Supergroup Suzy Bravo & the Soul Revue will play homage to the late, great master of raw energy and pure funk by playing some of...

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Solar Fest

Posted on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-04-30 San Antonio’s annual showcase of solar power and other renewable-energy technologies gives the community some bright ideas about sustainable living and green building. Solar vendors will be on hand with products and activities for the kids, while live music from Los #3 Dinners, Peacefield, and The Krayolas...

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Blast From The Past Bicycle Fest

Posted on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-04-30 They say don’t drink and drive, but who ever said don’t drink and bike? Kick off National Bicycle Month the right way by joining other cycling enthusiasts for great Blue Star brews. Don’t miss the all-ages bicycle rodeo, rides through the historic King William District and to...

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Deadbeat Darling, Johnny Goudie & the Little Champions, Alpha rev, & The Green

Posted on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-04-30 Joseph King was a fixture on the Austin music scene for seven years with the band Canvas, but when he wanted to explore new rhythmic possibilities, he went to New York to do it. Deadbeat Darling, King’s current, Brooklyn-based band, excels at jagged, stutter-step, reggae-inflected material,...

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Art At Our Doorstep Publication Party

Posted on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-04-30 A San Antonio labor of love, Art at our Doorstep: San Antonio Writers + Artists, is a new book that celebrates its title’s subjects with works from luminaries such as the late Linda Pace, known for her mixed-media pieces (“Green Peace,” a collection of Astroturf and...

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The Woodzie

Posted on Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-04-30 Grab a tent, firewood, instruments, and some friends for the annual folk festival and campout party in New Braunfels. A flatbed trailer serves as a stage for headliner Jason Wilbur, while drum circles, campfires, and homemade food add to the festivities. Come for a day or the...

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