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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Jon Dee Graham Benefit Wednesday 7/30

Continental Club Austin, TX
Wednesday July 30th

Benefit for Jon Dee Graham who was in a single car accident Saturday night.


South Austin Jug Band @ 10p
Dustin Welch And Friends @ 12a

Admission is 10$ and I hear 50% of that goes to JDG. Come on out and show JDG some support!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More Joe Pug

We here at alt512 saw Joe Pug (site, myspace) last week here at Antone's in Austin and were really impressed especially by the songs that we're on the EP. We hope he comes back to Austin soon.

Here's some of his stuff on youtube...

"Unsophisticated Heart"

"Hymn 101"

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Introducing Joe Pug & His Nation Of Heat EP

Got an email from this guy's press agent Sharyn and after a listen felt obligated to share with you. His name is Joe Pug (myspace) and he's from Chicago. Got a bit of The Boss, John Prine and Paul Simon rattling around in there. I think you'll dig it.

You can download his EP here:

Or you can stream it from ReverbNation.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Reid Wilson & His So-Called Friends

Axiom: Patience is a virtue.
Reid Wilson & His So-Called Friends (myspace, archive) are finally a go to have their live recordings hosted on's Live Music Archive and I couldn't be happier about it. There are a few shows up there and we here at the alt512 are looking to upload a few more in the coming days and weeks. Until then, enjoy this gem from Jovita's in March of 2008.

The band as always consists of:
Reid Wilson Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

Josh Verrnier Drums
Lew Card Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Jason Daly Lead Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Kevin Fox Bass, Background Vocals

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Roger Alan Wade in the ATX

Roger Alan Wade (site, myspace) played at the Saxon Pub last night. I knew of his connection to the Jackass franchise but I guess I never realized it's at least partially because he's Johnny Knoxville's cousin. Anyway, in attendance last night were a big chunk of my friends from the Stillwater Pioneers, Gunhands, Rattlesnake Deer and Reid Wilson's band as well as Dale Watson and Knoxville himself.

RAW really tore it up last night playing great song after great song and really, dare I say, inspiring the crowd. I was really blown away as that was the first time I'd seen him live. He doesn't tour nearly enough (I know, I's Austin and I'm music-greedy).

After the Saxon, a bunch of us went down to the Broken Spoke to hear Dale Watson (also has a Jackass/Johnny Knoxville) connection and Dale called Roger up to play a couple of songs with him and his Lonestars. They started off with a cover of Billy Joe Shaver's "Just Because You Asked Me To", his own "Reckless Kind" and another of his own whose title escapes me at the moment. It was incredible to see not only his performance of those songs (for the second time that evening) but also to see Dale's band just create the accompaniment for a couple of songs they'd probably never heard before. Wow. The things you can only see in Austin. And Johnny Knoxville was right up front through it all with his video camera rolling (and buying a dozen beers at a time for himself and his friends).

Oh yeah, Roger is still in Austin. He'll be at the Mean Eyed Cat tonight July 3rd. I have a feeling it's going to be a big time so come on out friends and neighbors. The beer'll be cold and tomorrow's a holiday.

Roger Alan Wade's All Likkered Up

Dale Watson's Hollywood Hillbilly