Monday, March 13, 2017

This is INsite's All Local / All Free list for the 3rd week in Austin - 2017

There's a little bit of music happening in Austin this week... truth is if you trip.. you'll fall into a great show with a local band... playing for free. We took the liberty of putting together some names you should check out.
This is INsite's All Local / All Free list for the 3rd week in Austin.

Monday March 13 –
Fragile Rock (5p) Spider House Cafe and Ballroom
Black Heart Saints (8p) – The Chuggin' Monkey
@Dr. Zog @ Rodeo Austin

Tuesday March 14 –
James McMurtry @ @The Backstage at EL Mercado Restaurant South (noon)
Amplified Heat (4:15) Hotel Vegas
The Sour Notes (5p) Hard Luck Lounge
Wink Keziah & Delux Motel The Saxon Pub (2-5p)
BLXPLTN (9p) @Wolfshield Ranch
Rocky Erickson @ Historic Scoot Inn

Wednesday March 15 –
The Octopus Project (12:30p) @ Mohawk Austin
Stupid Drama (4:30p) Heart of Texas Rockfest (7th & Neches)
Warren Hood (6:15p) @ The ABGB
Roses (9p) @ Fine Southern Gentlemen

Thursday March 16 –
The Band of Heathens (2p) Broken Spoke Dancehall
Darkness;Ending (5p) Dizzy Rooster
Sweat lodge (6p) Beerland, Texas
Wild Tinderbox (9p) The Posse East

Friday March 17 –
Bob Schneider (8:30a) W Austin
Nakia @ Shady Grove Restaurant
Spoon (6p) Waterloo Records
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead @ Cheer Up Charlies
The Jitterbug Vipers (6:30p) C-Boy's Heart & Soul

Saturday March 18 –
Jon Dee Graham @ The Continental Club
Butcher Bear (noon-5p) @ Exploded Records at JuiceLand
The Zoltars (5:30p) The Volstead
Uncle Lucius (7p) Dogwood West 6th
Zeale Rapz (7p) @Parlour & Yard
Problem Child (8p) – San Jac Saloon
Riverboat Gamblers (8p) The Jackalope
Mayeux and Broussard (10:15p) Whip In

Sunday March 19 -
Leo Rondeau (6p) Oskar Blues Brewery Austin
Ray Wiley Hubbard (6p) Lucy's Fried Chicken
Los Texas Wranglers @ Travis County Exposition Center

Drink lots of water and tip lots of bands... make notes.. these are the bands who play here the other 51 weeks of the year as well... check them out all year long.

Have fun, y'all.
- INsite

p.s. If you check there's MANY MANY shows we didn't post... we love that site.. here's the link -

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Press Release: Stevie Ray Vaughan exhibit curated by The GRAMMY Museum® makes final stop at the Bullock in Austin

Press Release:

Stevie Ray Vaughan exhibit curated by The GRAMMY
Museum® makes final stop at the Bullock in Austin
Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan opens 3/10
MARCH 3, 2017 (AUSTIN, TX) — On March 10, 2017, the exhibit, Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan, will open at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. Presented by the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE, this one-of-a-kind exhibit will offer visitors an in-depth look at the iconic career of Stevie Ray Vaughan. It opened in L.A. in 2014  as  the first exhibit exclusively highlighting the career of the legendary Texas bluesman. Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie's brother, serves as a guest curator for the exhibit that will make its final stop on the tour and only stop in Texas at the Bullock Museum in Austin.
“I'm excited to partner with the Bullock and GRAMMY Museum to honor my brother and his music,” Jimmie Vaughan said. “I know Stevie’s many Texas fans will enjoy this exhibit, as many of his personal, never-before-seen items will be on display. I hope by doing this, it will remind people of the incredible musician he was and all the music and love he gave to the world. I miss him every day." 
On display through July 23, 2017, the exhibit will feature numerous guitars, including Vaughan’s “Number One” Fender Stratocaster; early family photographs; original stage outfits, including Vaughan’s iconic hat; handwritten lyrics; original concert posters/ tour ephemera; and much more.
"We are thrilled to bring this incredibly rich Stevie Ray Vaughan experience to Texas," Bullock Museum Interim Director Margaret Koch said. "Through a stunning array of artifacts, personal photographs, and multimedia features, our visitors will be able to gain insight into the life, artistry, and legacy of this influential and much-loved musician. As the final and only Texas venue, we've nearly doubled the size of the original exhibit to include artifacts from musicians who had an impact on Stevie's early years, a never-before-exhibited drum set from Chris Layton, personal photographs from Antone's, and footage of Stevie's ACL Live performances. The museum is honored to have worked closely with the Vaughans and GRAMMY Live Museum to remember Stevie with this one-of-a-kind exhibition."
Vaughan was a world-renowned guitar player who made an enormous impact on the history and widespread popularity of Texas blues. As the only Texas stop on this tour, the museum is proud to work closely with Jimmie to offer visitors this personal glimpse into Stevie's life and work."
With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the 1980s. He drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Buddy Guy, and Albert Collins and rock 'n' roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as jazz guitarists like Kenny Burrell and Wes Montgomery, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist. 
Vaughan bridged the gap between blues and rock like no other artist had since the late 1960s. From 1983 to 1990, Stevie Ray was the leading light in American blues, consistently selling out concerts while his albums regularly went gold. His tragic death in 1990 at age 35 cut short a brilliant career in blues and American rock, just as he was on the brink of superstardom.
“As a former music journalist, I had the pleasure of knowing him and writing about him,” said GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli. “I couldn’t be more pleased to pay tribute to him and share this exhibition with his Texas fans.”
The Bullock Museum is located at 1800 N. Congress Ave. The galleries are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, including details on exhibition-related programming, visit

Monday, January 9, 2017



(Austin, TEXAS) The Texas Music Legends Hall of Fame induction will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Rd in Austin, Texas as part of the 13th Annual Texas Songwriters Symposium. The goal is to present and honor those in the music community that have helped to shape and make Texas the fertile music landscape that it is. These recipients will include songwriters and musicians, and individuals and groups that created and nurtured the music community.


This a project the Texas Songwriters Association. "It is our belief that the songs and stories of these many Music Legends should be recognized for the legacy they have left us. It is our hope that by shining a light on these bright stars that we will learn more about where we came from though the songs and stories of those that walked before us. Our goal is that their names and contributions will be remembered by future generations," says Executive Director lee Duffy.

The awards are presented and the induction ceremony occurs each year at the Texas Songwriter Association / Austin Songwriters Group Texas Songwriters Symposium. Previous inductees will celebrate the event as a homecoming for members of the Texas Music Legends Hall of Fame.

The 2017 Songwriters Symposium will take place Jan 11-15, 2017.  An opportunity for songwriters and music business professionals, the weekend will focus on the creative side of the industry. It provides a place for songwriters, publishers, and industry professionals alike to join together for four days of workshops, panels, pitch sessions and more on how to have your works exploited…in a good way!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Austin singer Kimberley Freeman (of One-Eyed Doll) performs Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" in memory of him.


Rest In Peace, Leonard Cohen. 1934-2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Week in Austin Music - INsite Choice Cuts - October 18-23, 2016

What are YOU doing to support local music this week?
It's Tuesday... time to make plans. Here's some help


Tuesday 10/18 -  Nick Allison​ @ Cheer Up Charlies​
Wednesday 10/19 - Beat Bodega​ @ The Sidewinder​
Thursday 10/20 - At All Cost​ @ Dirty Dog Bar​
Friday 10/21 - Scorpio Rising​ @ Flamingo Cantina​
Tameca Jones​ @ The Continental Club​
White Ghost Shivers​ @ Iron Cactus​
Saturday 10/22 - my education​ @ Fine Southern Gentlemen​
Dawn & Hawkes​ @ Cactus Cafe​
Sunday 10/23 - The Fledglings​ @ Beerland, Texas​

Go forth and Localize.

Friday, October 14, 2016

INsite Hindsight - Slayer, Anthrax & Death Angel - Austin, Texas 10/8/16

Slayer with Anthrax and Death Angel

October 8, 2016
ACL Live
Austin, Texas

Photos by Rolando Murillo for INsite
Death Angel




Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Slayer/Anthrax/Death Angel - October 8 - ACL at the Moody Theatre



Slayer, with Special Guest Anthrax and Death Angel, will join forces this Saturday, October 8 in Austin at ACL at the Moody Theatre.
 Said Slayer's Kerry King, "It's always super fun for us to tour with Anthrax.  Frank is one of my best friends in the biz!!  Put that together with Death Angel, and fans will probably see the best package this year.  See you there!"
Fans will hear their favorite Slayer songs from the band's 30-year plus discography, as well as a few of the newer songs from Repentless, named "The Metal Album of the Year" by Guitar World.  Slayer and Anthrax stormed through Europe together last fall, amassing a string of sensational live reviews, so North American fans, this will be a night of metal music that should not be missed.

"We are very excited to tour again with our fellow Kings Slayer on a thrash/metal extravaganza," said Anthrax's Charlie Benante.  "Two of the Big Four - now that's a night of metal for all the Kings and Queens!"

Death Angel
Added Mark Osegueda from Death Angel, "We are thrilled and honored to be part of this amazing North American touring package.  Slayer/Anthrax/Death Angel - it just looks, sounds and feels right.  This will be Death Angel's first-ever tour with Slayer, something we've hungered for our entire career.  And we will bring that hunger to the stage every night, so get there early because this will be a show not to be missed; from the first note of the night until the very last! Metal is alive, hungry, thriving, and coming for you!"