Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Free The West Memphis 3 Benefit w. Desdemona, Jar of Flies, Top Dead Center, So Unloved, The Heroine, Virgins Never Die, & more

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

Release Date: 2008-07-30 Jessie Misskelley, Jason Baldwin, and Damien Echols (pictured left to right) were arrested as teens in the spring of 1993 and convicted of killing three 8-year-old boys. The trial, featuring testimony about satanic rituals and heavy-metal music, led to a swift conviction. However, the case has been...

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Element Tattoo Benefit Show

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

Release Date: 2008-07-30 Element Tattoo needs your help! The popular studio on Fredericksburg — selected as a third-place Reader’s Pick in the Current’s Best Of 2008 issue — has been temporarily shut down due to an electrical fire. Nina Diaz of Girl in a Coma takes the Rabbit stage to...

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Lucky Tubb & The Modern Day Troubadours

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

Release Date: 2008-07-30 Ernest Tubb was considered by many to be the King of Honky Tonk, nicknamed the “Texas Troubadour” by his fans. These days his great nephew, Lucky Tubb, is carrying on the family name and legendary music. The third-generation Tubb just released his second record, Damn The Luck....

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Dog Days of Summer

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

Release Date: 2008-07-30 Bring your four-legged friends along as the Botanical Garden opens its gates to SA’s dog lovers. Dog Days of Summer offers two days’ worth of pet-related activities, including dog adoptions, discounted microchipping, pet licensure, and more. The Milk-Bone SpokesDog search gets underway as dogs pose for the...

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Peachcake

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

Release Date: 2008-07-30 Arizona electro-intellectuals Peachcake come through SA on their Make Mixes, Not War summer tour in support of their forthcoming debut full-length, What Year Will You Have The World? After a slew of unfortunate incidents, arrests, accidents, and a family death, the band decided to get out of...

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Candlebox w. Another Black Day & The Kings Royal

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

Release Date: 2008-07-30 Candlebox signals their return to the modern music biz with their first new record in 10 years — Into The Sun, their fourth full-length, was released July 22 featuring the new single, “Stand.” The original Candlebox songwriting team of Kevin Martin and Peter Klett, along with original...

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Geeks Who Drink

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

Release Date: 2008-07-30 Calling all beer-soaked nerds! Geeks Who Drink hosts live pub quizzes in Colorado and New Mexico, and the nerd empire is marching into Texas. If you’ve got your own seat next to the neighborhood bar’s Megatouch machine, we want you! Bring friends — the UK-style trivia quiz...

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Coheed & Cambria, Secret Machines, & Russian Circles

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

Release Date: 2008-07-30 It’s fun to think that maybe the Aughties neo-prog-rock movement with its 80-minute concept albums and piss-contest guitar riffage originated in response to the castrato pseudopunk that wussified late ‘90s airwaves – an exact reversal of the way it happened back in ’77. But while the Sex...

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Lucky Tubb

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

Release Date: 2008-07-30 Ernest Tubb was considered by many to be the King of Honky Tonk, nicknamed the “Texas Troubadour” by his fans. These days his great nephew, Lucky Tubb, is carrying on the family name and legendary music. The third-generation Tubb just released his second record, Damn The Luck....

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Hill Country trailer nirvana

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

Release Date: 2008-07-30 Mac and Ernie’s Roadside Eatery sounded too good to be true: High-quality food in the Hill Country served from a trailer that even FEMA might not certify. But the myth called to me like an idyllic taco-truck rumor, except with pan-Texas cuisine instead of al-pastor tacos, and...

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