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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Slow Couple of Months, ACL Recap and Other Odd-and-Ends

Sorry there hasn't been much activity here recently but it's been a slow 6 weeks since the ACL Festival - which rocked. I'll recap my ACL Saturday briefly which for me blew the doors off any single day of ACL I've been part of: Kicked things off in the sun at the AT&T stage with the Old 97s. Caught some of the Fratellis set before moving back to AT&T for the Drive-By Truckers. Caught some chair time before Robert Earl Keen and John Fogerty at the AMD stage. Closed the night out with Beck back at the AT&T stage. I was drained at the end of all that and actually didn't attend any of Sunday's festivities.

What else has been happening? The OKOM live music scene has been a little slow in the 512 for a month now. I only saw a few/taped shows

The Martindale Chili Cookoff sucked. OK, I'm supposed to say that because the Martindale folks want to keep it small and a relative secret. In reality, it was awesome. I went down with some friends for some chili, beer (it's BYOB) and bands-o-plenty. The highlight was my introduction to the Beaumonts (think of some David Allen Coe but intentionally funny and smart). I can't wait to see them again. Anyway, there was plenty of good music from Mark Jungers and others (names escape me at the moment). Really enjoyable afternoon and evening spent in Martindale.

The lack of other activities has been a little disappointing...Not to worry. There's plenty of good stuff coming soon. The Beaumonts (will devote more time to them soon) are at the Hole In The Wall tonight (11/12). Terry Allen is at the Saxon Friday (11/14). Brock Zeman is at Gruene Hall, The Triple Crown and Riley's Tavern (Sunday 11/16, Monday 11/17 and Tuesday 11/18, respectively). And....Holy crap. The Supersuckers are at the Scoot Inn next Friday (11/21). That will rock. And then one my favorite events of the year - the Triple Crown Anniversary Party - is Sunday the 23rd.

Couple of album notes, in case I haven't mentioned them or have mentioned them and forgotten:
Waylon Forever - Skip it. Put in Waylon Live and be move along.
Peter Cooper/The Mission Door - Check it out if you like Todd Snider. I really love a bunch of the tunes on this record.
Scott Miller/Appalachian Refugee - Awesome set of demos from ASM. Buy it if you can find it.
Wow. I think that's all the stuff I've checked out lately.

Finally, I have a few bands to check out next time your on the town in Austin:
American Graveyard (myspace)
The Flatcar Rattlers (myspace)
The Beaumonts (myspace)

That's all the info I have to share. Take care. See ya down the road.

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