Join The Trash Walk this Saturday!
6/6/2013 12:25:00 AM
A local resident of East Riverside, Leslie Redden, decided to take the trashy walk she experiences every morning on the way to the bus stop into her own hands. She created an event to help beautify East Riverside and get her community involved as well! Neighborhood businesses The Buzz Mill Coffee Shop and Antone's Nightclub heard about the event and jumped right on board. Buzz Mill Coffee will offer free coffee to attendees, and Antone's will be giving away free passes to shows to those who attend the Trash Walk.
Meet at The Buzz Mill, at 1505 Town Creek Drive at 10 a.m. this Saturday, June 8, for some free coffee to get started. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.
Organizers emphasize that this is a great way to give back, meet your neighbors, have fun, and clean up your neighborhood! They plan on doing this again on East Riverside and would love ...
Meet My Friend Charles
5/30/2013 11:54:00 AM
Charles is 90-something, goes Tango dancing every week ("I dance fast," he says,) and writes poetry.
I met him at the 23rd Annual Summer Fan Drive Kickoff Celebration, which featured Mayor Lee Leffingwell (who received some good-natured heckling from Charles.)
The event was sponsored by Family Eldercare, who have been serving seniors, adults with disabilities, caregivers and families for over 30 years.
Family Eldercare and KGSR will team up once again for our summer fan drive at Fan Fare Friday, on Friday, June 21st. Mark your calendar, and plan to join us!
After 23 years of awareness and community support, Family Eldercare will deliver the 73,000th fan to a deserving senior this summer!
Text And Help Oklahoma
5/22/2013 8:05:00 AM
The massive tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday was one of the strongest in US history, and the destruction left in its wake is devastating.
Here are some quick, easy ways that you can help:
Text the word "Storm" to 80888 to contribute $10 to the Salvation Army's relief efforts.
Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
Text "LIVE to 25383 to make a $10 donation to AmeriCares disaster relief team.
The list goes on and on. Here are a couple of sites with extensive listings of ways to help:
Thanks, KVUE and USA Today.
Looking for a Mother's Day Brunch?
5/11/2013 6:23:00 PM
Oh, you've waited til the last minute. Not to worry--here's a list of Mother's Day Brunch options in Austin, thanks to Open Table. Enjoy!
Unplugged At The Grove Honored By City
4/29/2013 2:34:00 PM
At last week's City Council meeting, Mayor Lee Leffingwell proclaimed the entire summer of 2013 as "20 Years of Unplugged at the Grove in Austin." We're honored!
Here are the official words:
Be it known that
Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road has been serving up Austin-inspired home cooking since 1992 and serving the City’s live music appetite with Unplugged at The Grove since 1993; and,
This month, Unplugged at The Grove kicks off 24 consecutive weeks of concerts for its 20th Anniversary summer series, making it one of Austin’s longest-running free concert series; and,
Past performers have been local favorites like the Dixie Chicks, Asleep at the Wheel, Brave Combo, Gary Clark Jr. and Monte Montgovmery; and,
During 2013, fans can look forward to performances by Bob Schneider, Alejandro Escovedo, The Trishas, Reckless Kelly, Band of Heathens and more special guests to be announced; ...
Record Store Day Is Saturday 4/20
4/18/2013 2:46:00 AM
Lovers and collectors of music worldwide will descend upon their local indie record stores this Saturday in hopes of getting their hands on limited-edition releases on CD, vinyl, and cassette! Record Store Day is a celebration of the art of music, with hundreds of artists participating globally.
Here in Austin, Waterloo Records is ready for the deluge of fans, and offers the following info:
RECORD STORE DAY 2013: A FEW THINGS TO KNOW
Yes, Records Store Day is right around the corner and we want everyone to be as prepared as possible in order to get the exclusive releases that they are excited about. We have ordered up on all the releases on "THE LIST" below. These are all made in limited quantities and what we recieve will be all we get in most cases. Remember these titles are being distributed between independent record stores all over the country, so ...
The Lumineers ACL Taping Tuesday To Be Streamed Live
4/12/2013 3:35:00 AM
Tuesday, April 16th at 8:00 p.m., Shovels and Rope and the Lumineers will be doing a dual taping for Austin City Limits at ACL-Live at the Moody Theater. Didn't get tickets? Watch the taping as it happens here.
The Lumineers will be back in town April 26th to play a show at the Austin 360 Amphitheater. Here are the details.
Watch Muse Live From Atlanta
4/4/2013 10:27:00 PM
If you missed Muse in March when they came through Texas (yeah, I didn't make the drive to Dallas or Houston, either,) here's your chance to see them. They're part of the m-m-m-m-madness in Atlanta this weekend, headlining a free party called "The Big Dance Concert Series." They play Saturday (4/6) at 7:30 pm; link to the stream here.