Month: March 2016


The Acousticals | Photo by Geoffrey Sutton.

I just now stumbled upon this band — The Acousticals, which currently comprise Richie Reinholdt on guitar & vocals, Chad Fadely on mandolin, and Britt Arnesen on bass & vocals — after seeing a post from Britt Arnesen on Facebook…

Grand Ole Austin at SXSW 2016!

Brian Whelan

Where were you on March 17, 2016? I was at Maria’s Taco Xpress, where I took in this year’s Grand Ole Austin showcase, which Julie Richmond of Carolina Chickadee Presents and Kim Grant of KG Music Press have put on every year for the past few. I had to leave at 7:30pm to head back to San Antonio for another show, but the eight hours I spent at this showcase proved to me, once again, that Richmond and Grant know how to spot talent.

Jack Cade to release new album on Collision Music in April

Jack Cade

Jack Cade once said, “I’ve always thought of myself not as a singer but someone who talks with style, and I write and play simple songs because that’s the way they come out.” Yeah, man. He really nailed his essence with that statement. Check out the first video from his upcoming album.

VIDEO: Chris Taylor Interview

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor has been making music and art for many years, mostly in San Antonio, Texas. A few months ago Steve Circeo grabbed his camera and had a conversation with Chris. They talked about art, life, music, and anything else that…

The OTHER place to be at SXSW

Rebels & Renegades

Hey, now, there’s apparently a new party tradition starting at SXSW in 2016. It’s a joint effort between Jenni Finlay Promotions and Cary Baker’s Conqueroo called Rebels & Renegades, and it’ll be held on Saturday, March 19, from 11:45am to 7:00pm…

The place to be at SXSW

Grand Ole Austin

Grand Ole Austin runs from noon to 9pm on March 17, 2016. In years past the event has showcased such musical notables as Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Rod Melancon, Brian Whelan, Ted Russell Kamp, David Olney & Sergio Webb, Charlie Faye, Mike Stinson, Jane Lee Hooker, The Bluebonnets, and John Moreland, among a whole lot of others.


Leland Sundries

Every now and then we experience a strange confluence of (1) someone sending us some cool music and (2) our having time and motivation to post it right away. This one of those times! Check out this new song, “Studebaker”, by Brooklyn-based LELAND SUNDRIES. Once…