It's a great birthday, when bands full of my favorite people come to town. Salim Nourallah is a talented Dallas musician and producer, having worked on the last several Old 97's projects, as well as a forthcoming new release of his own. I've been lucky to interview him on a few occasions (here or here or here) and have gotten to see him play many times, as you can see throughout this site.
But the fun didn't stop there. Another favorite, San Antonio's Buttercup was also on the bill, and I've interviewed them as well. They even serenaded me with Moon River. What more can a girl ask for on her birthday?! Plus the great Leatherbag also played, rounding out a fantastically fun night! If you haven't heard him yet, check him out. He's a mix of Dylan, Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed... all the good stuff. He's really one of Austin's best right now.