Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mat McHugh, John Butler Trio, and the Flashlight in My Eye

We had a great time during the John Butler Trio and Mat McHugh show. John Butler Trio reminded me of Xavier Rudd blended with Dave Matthews Band live (with a hint of Ozomatli's energy).

I was expecting to see The Beautiful Girls play as the second band, but apparently I didn't read the fine print and was very bummed (I sent C3 an email explaining why). We still were very impressed with both performances, and I have been a big fan of Mat for quite some time. It was great to see him perform live all the way from Australia, and I look forward to his next trip into town (hopefully with the whole band).

The only annoyance (good parking karma was had) was the bouncer who kept shining his light at anyone taking pictures or taking video, he even came out into the crowd, leaving the stage unguarded, something I've never seen before. So I had to get all James Bond on him.

Overall, good music was had and it was great weather to be under the stars at Stubb's.

Here is Mat live at Stubbs:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dreaming of Surf

Only bad thing about living in Austin TX? No surf. Have had several dreams about surfing and Baja lately, and here is a cool pic courtesy of Matt Clark via Surfline:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

San Francisco Giants: 2010 Champs! FIrst Time in My Life!

For the first time in my life (anyone's life for that matter) the San Francisco Giants are Champions of the World! See my previous article and you can feel my pain/JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Watching and waiting! Some of the most exciting moments of my life! Thanks Leyla for capturing it!

Finally, remember, Fear the Beard!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Music on My Mind - SoundCloud

When you have ridiculous headphones that you bought for your European Honeymoon that happened to be invented by Snoop Dogg's best friend --- aka  Beats Studio by Dr. Dre - Hi-Def Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones, it's important that you listen to good music. Here are some of the tracks that I would recommend via my soundcloud:

Best lazer show you can see these days Ghostland Observatory:

 Ghostland Observatory - Give Me the Beat by Matt Kuhn

Saw these guys recently and the cops shut these Dirty Heads down! Sucked for us...

 The Dirty Heads - Lay Me Down by Matt Kuhn

Zion I kills it, saw him with our boys Rebelution earlier this year (thanks for the VIP Marley!):

 Zion I - Coastin' by Matt Kuhn

Great band called Sparta, and this song has Baja sentimental value.

 Sparta - Glasshouse Tarot by Matt Kuhn

Check these guys out, really like these Scottish guys: We Were Promised Jetpacks

One more by these guys We Were Promised Jetpacks:

Makes for good headphone music!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bay Six Studios: Sharon Kyle Kuhn!

For those of you who haven't met my wonderful Step Mom Sharon Kyle Kuhn, she has a wonderful space called Bay6 Gallery and Studios. It will be a part of the EAST Studio Tour taking place the next two weekends, and I highly advise that you go check it out!

Also, keep a look out for The Treachery of Others, who have several shows lined up at the gallery, and are playing all over town these days!

 Here is Sharon on the news discussing the upcoming event and the Sustainable Food Center  project that she has been working with.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

ACL 2010 Saturday, the after party, and free chips!

ACL 2010 was the typical amazing Austin weekend! After sneaking in over $600 in booze, we had plenty of left over cash to gorge ourselves with sloppy nachos and every other delicious type of Austin trailer food one could have. Saturday was a highlight, with Two Door Cinema Club, Broken Bells, LCD Soundsystem, Deadmau5, and Muse. The crew was fired up after an epic setlist by Muse, and we were ready for what you do after the party is over, aka, the elitist run after party! We were on the list (coughing noise here) for the Pop Chips party that included free booze, chips, and several awesome bands.

With the first beer cracked at 2 in the afternoon, this was going to be one hell of late night party! I started with a couple of Red Bull and what I think were whiskeys--- and I was on my way. After cruising the grounds of the American Legion Hall, the red bull had ran out, so I grabbed a couple of Asahi Beers, and we hit the red carpet.


We went upstairs, where we saw Matt & Kim, Local Natives, and Two Door Cinema Club.

Local Natives

Two Door Cinema Club (for the second time)

You can hear TDCC here:

  Two Door Cinema Club - I Can Talk by Matt Kuhn

After the party shut down (5 or 6 bags of chips each plus booze), we headed to Magnolia Cafe where the night took a crazy turn..... But that's a different story! Cheers ACL!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Austin Beer Week 2010 Part II

Pop quiz, it's Friday afternoon, your in Austin, and it's not shark week. What do you do? Go find some of Real Ale's Devil's Backbone! This beer is a monster, but tastes as smooth and light as a day at the beach in Mexico.

After that, it was time to peruse the menu. We were at The Marina and here is what we were looking at (I-Phone 4 HDR):

I went with the Thirsty Planet Yellow Armadillo. After the Devils' Back Bone, I was looking for something to keep the warm afternoon lighter than some of the other selections on the menu.

As the afternoon proceeded, and 4 beers later, we decided to make our final two choices of the afternoon. We opted for the Southern Star Bombshell Blonde, and the Lost Gold IPA. Combo that with some appetizers and we were well on our way to a fun filled evening and the start of an amazing beer filled weekend to come. Cheers to North Austin and The Marina for serving some excellent choices for Austin Beer Week 2010.