Robert Earl King Is At Track 29 Jan. 17

Friday, December 28, 2012

Robert Earl Keen, “Texas’ ranking nice guy poet” will be at Track 29 on Jan. 17. 

Review for Robert Earl King:

Known for the wit of his songwriting pen and for vivid, memorable story songs and high-powered live performances, the Texas Heritage Hall of Fame singer/songwriter, Americana Legend and Texas “music hero” will be performing at Track 29.  Music lovers will be treated to what Keen does best – writing and performing – with a prime opportunity to enjoy his lyrics and satire, hear some amusing stories, and enjoy the sounds of REK and his band of talented musicians.

Tickets For Nahko And Medicine For The People On Sale Friday

Nahko And Medicine for the People with Xiuhtezcatl will perform at the Signal on Wednesday, Aug. 1.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 the day of show and are available at Songbirds Guitar Museum and Online at or by phone at 877-4FLY-TIX. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.    ... (click for more)

Kurt Vile And The Violators Play At The Signal July 14

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Corker Slams Massive $1.4 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill

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Former Juvenile Court Magistrate Says Gay Marriage Is "Nothing You Put In Air Quotes"

A former magistrate at Juvenile Court, who claims she was fired by Judge Rob Philyaw because she is openly gay, said Wednesday that gay marriage "is nothing you put in air quotes." She referred to County Attorney Rheubin Taylor asking her about her ceremony in marrying another woman and raising his hands to form quote marks. Elizabeth Gentzler is suing Hamilton County, Judge ... (click for more)

Avoid Underage Drinking And Other Prom Drama

My high school prom took a dramatic turn when two guys got their tuxedo jackets mixed up. One of them belonged to my date, who kindly offered to keep my wallet in his pocket. That’s the jacket another young man mistakenly grabbed off the back of a chair before heading to an underage drinking party that got shut down by police well after midnight—as kids scattered in every direction.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Famed Freitas Speech

Several weeks ago a member of the Virginia House of Delegates (that’s what Virginia calls the state legislature) stood up and before that body responded to a claim by a Democratic lawmaker that Republicans were pro-Second Amendment and segregationists. Nick Freitas, who did two tours in Iraq with our Army’s Special Forces and has talked candidly about losing friends to terrorist ... (click for more)