Here's one big post on the summer music I have enjoyed since returning to Austin.
My first week back was a big one. One of my favorite places, Hole in the Wall, was celebrating its 40th anniversary, so I was happy to be back for some of those shows. I got to see Austin faves Lil Capn Travis, Moonlight Towers and Grand Champeen, which was all I needed to feel right at home again.
Then that same week, I was lucky that a Twitter friend at Austin City Limits came through with Jeff Tweedy tickets. It was great to hear those new songs that he plays with his solo band that includes his son Spencer. No photos at ACL, but it was great to enjoy the show from the floor and spend time with my friend Brent Adair!
And it's always great when my friend Neal Mehta plays. This show was at in.gredients anniversary party, the eastside bulk and natural grocery store. There were lots of kids and friends, a very excellent time.
More fun with friends, went to Whip Inn, the convenience store/Indian restaurant, to see Neal's friend's band Mesa Inn.
And, it's been great checking out Strange Brew a couple times, with shows featuring friends Johnny Goudie, Salim Nourallah and Joe Reyes. The second night featured Alex Dezen of the Damnwells.
I am so lucky to live in a place with so many amazingly talented people. It's good to be back!