Let’s go to Valentine, Texas for Valentine’s Day


The semi-ghost town of Valentine, 39 miles west of Marfa, is gonna be wide open for bidness Saturday February 14 for the big Big Bend Brewing Company Valentine’s Day Party and Dance at Valentine Merchantile. The music lineup includes Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars, Mike and the Moonpies, the Crooks, and the Joe Ely Band. The Texas Music Hour of Power will be broadcasting live from the event and taking listener dedications and shoutouts online (texas@marfapublicradio.org), and the Image Wranglers will be doing Picture Radio in a show of force.

It’s gonna be nothing but a good time. For info: www.valentinemercantile.com

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A Doug Sahm Groove-In Mon Nov 18 Cactus Cafe


Come on out to the Cactus Cafe on the University of Texas campus on Monday evening, November 18 for a Views and Brews discussion about Doug Sahm, the original Austin groover moderated by Jody Denberg of KUTX and featuring Marcia Ball, Ernie Durawa, and Speedy Sparks in a panel discussion, along with a screening of a four minute sizzler reel of a proposed film documentary directed by Joe Nick Patoski. Doors 6:30, show at 7

Doors 6:30 showtime 7 pm

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Austin barbecue reaches critical mass

Aaron Franklin’s bricks-and-mortar joint on East 11th, two blocks east of I 35 is packing em in. http://www.franklinbarbecue.com/

Today, the Austin Statesman notes competition with Live Oak Barbecue (liveoakbbq.net) on East Second Street today (taken down at Mike Sutter’s request)

But keep your eyes peeled for a third big dog moving into East Austin over by Airport Blvd. and Shady Lane the first week of July. Road trips to Lockhart, Luling, and Taylor may become a thing of the past.



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