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7 Best BBQ Places With No Wait and Open at Night

Franklin BBQ definitely changed the BBQ food game in Austin creating a renaissance of the food since 2009 offering melt-in-your mouth BBQ that one previously had to travel to outside the city limits for. Unfortunately, the name has also become synonymous with excruciating wait times, and an overall tourist trap. No one should …

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Those Are OK Burgers, Walter: In-N-Out Austin Reviewed

People and businesses are not the only thing that has moved in from the West Coast to Austin, but the infamous In-N-Out Burger has finally made it’s way to town after a stop in Dallas and Round Rock. The franchise with it’s signature red, white, and yellow coloring on surface …

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Spoon Prove their Worth, Let Loose on 4th ACL Taping at Moody Theater

Spoon returned to Austin for their fourth time for an Austin City Limits taping last night at the Moody Theater.  The set began with two songs from their new album, They Want My Soul with “Knock Knock Knock,” and the AC/DC like “Rent I Pay”. The crowd was still quiet to …

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Review: Trail of Dead Keep Rock Alive, Bring Back Strings on “IX”

…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead have been a act hard to pin down as they continually evolve their sound from their early records which leaned towards Sonic Youth, to classic rock with 2005’s Worlds Apart,  and prog with 2010’s Tao of the Dead. One thing remains the same: …

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A Spree Outside The Atmosphere: Opposite Day Releases Space Taste Race, Pt. 2

I sat down and tried to describe Opposite Day to myself. The words came to me, and then they left. Then, I smiled at the thought that this could be one of the aesthetics the band is trying to achieve: a pleasant disarray of emotion and interpretation. This Austin fusion, …

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Churn Out Your Rebel Soul: Chasca Celebrates Second EP, Barbarians

With much splendor and glitter splatter, Chasca marches into the next EP, Barbarians (2015), and brings us everything from pop progressive rock to heavy metal to piano mini-serenades. Indeed, Chasca always encompasses the perfect balance of accessibilty, adventurous songcrafting, and a full-body good time. The first track, “Salvation,” begins with …

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Elephantenna in the Room: Electro-Acoustic Band Creates A Fresh Duality

Perhaps one of Austin’s little secrets, but definitely not something to hide, one-man act, L F Antenna, has been promoting his debut album this year entitled Anthills Rise & Governments Fall. On December 5, 2015 at Carousel Lounge, he performed every track off the album, and the musical integrity was …

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Review: Midnight Masses Light It Up at Hotel Vegas

Beginning originally in 2008, Midnight Masses, started by Autry Fulbright and Jason Reece of Trail of Dead, have come back from a long hiatus after the release of their LP Departures and with their latest live incarnation featuring a 4 piece (and no longer Reece on drums). Last Thursday they …

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Trail of Dead Rock Out their Opus and Blast Through “Source Tags & Codes,” and More At Red 7

Party like it’s 2002 in Austin. Just two days after seeing Spoon play a secret club show, …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead played 2002’s groundbreaking Source Tags & Codes from start to finish and carried it off with the live force the band is legendary for.  …

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Review – …Like Clockwork QOTSA Create a Rock ‘n’ Roll Masterpiece

In the year 2000 Queens of the Stone Age were heralded by Rolling Stone magazine and other critics at the time as the band that could save rock and roll. That prediction never came to pass for the band nor the impact to the cultural zeitgeist along the lines of …

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