Archive for October, 2009

The Finer Things

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

The Finer Things from Trophy’s Bar and Grill
An undeniable dose of 20′s swing with a hint of 90′s swing ressurgence, but the record holds elements of Tenacious D, Django Reinhart, Bette Midler, Queens of the Stonage, Roy Smeck, John Hartford, David Cross, Tom Waits, Poe, M, Cheap Suit Serenaders, Zoe Lewis, Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boing, and the infamous Fats Waller. Austin Texas is the glue in their music, inadvertantly sculpting their tastes. That environment, and mp3 players set to random, have added to a more diverse listening community worldwide to which the Finer Things hopes to appease.

Gurf Morlix

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Gurf Morlix from Jovita’s
Gurf was named Instrumentalist of The Year for 2009 at The Americana Music Awards at the legendary Ryman Auditorium, in Nashville, Tennessee!
Gurf has been playing lots of shows and spending lots of time in the studio as well, producing forthcoming albums for Slaid Cleaves, Romi Mayes, BettySoo, and Porter Davis.
Gurf’s new album, “Last Exit To Happyland”, is finally here. A great collection of new songs.

Grant Peeples

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Grant Peeples at Jovita’s in South Austin.
Message from Grant…
Song is always in my head, impetuous and immutable. And I write every single day. Sometimes people say to me things like, “Man, why don’t you write something a little Happier, maybe?” But Im compelled to write down what scrolls across my cerebral screen. That’s the only honest way I know to do it. I’ve tried chasing stuff down, inventing songs, making-up songs, and when I do, when I finally think I’ve got it, it rings all wore-out to me—the same damn song other people have been writing over and over and over. And that don’t do nothing for me. I’d just as soon work at WalMart.


Thursday, October 29th, 2009


Troy Campbell

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Betty Soo

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Betty Soo at Jovita’s

Sick’s Pack

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Sick’s Pack from Trophy’s Bar and Grill
Lead man Sick told us, “Film everything, I don’t ever do anything on stage I don’t like.” Watch any of these videos to find out why.
Austin based band with more than a half dozen multi-instrumentalists, SICK’S PACK combines sounds akin to Danny Elfman’s haunting melodies applied to speedy bluegrass. Or sometimes, gypsy-jazz swing applied to Louis Armstrong/Frank Sinatra/Tom Waits vocal styles, infused with black metal rhythm guitar. Led by Sick, a local songwriter and fiddler, this absurd octet is as diverse as Ween, as catchy as Cake, and as raunchy as Tenacious D. To describe their sound, you must list some of the instruments: fiddle, banjo, cello, mandolin, drums, kazoo, tuba, accordian, trumpet, clarinet, harmonica, amd the occasional stand up bass.

Carousel Cabaret

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Carousel Cabaret at Trophy’s Bar and Grill in South Austin.
Carousel Cabaret Mission Statement
As an independent dance and costume show, we do all our own choreography, blocking, witing, directing and set design. Not only producing the entire show with sets, props, costumes and lighting design, but designing and applying the perfect makeup for each series of shows is one of the key strengths we possess. All of our girlies have ideal height and bodytypes for fashion, glamour and artistic photography, and faces to match. Our performers have experience on runways, in studios, and posing for fine artists.

Special guest appearance by Coco Lectric from Jigglewatts Burlesque

The Canvas and Eye with Jim Peters Episode 2

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Building on the success of last episode, Jim is back with an underwater extravaganza sure to rival the first episode.