New Year's Eve Live Music Guide

I'm sure there are other areas in the United States or beyond that have some good live music on New Year's Eve, but I would venture to guess that we have the most live music per-capita of any community out there... I LOVE THIS TOWN!

New Braunfels:
• Billy's Ice: Aaron Stephens + Pardo & Reed
• River Road Ice House: Cody Canada & The Departed + Tom Gillam's Kosmic Messengers
• Gruene Hall: The Georges at 1
• Gruene Hall: Charlie Robison w/Thieving Birds
• Tavern in the Gruene: Stewart Mann & The Statesboro Revue w/Poor J Brown
• Phoenix Saloon: Javi Garcia + Bird Dog
• Scores: 3 Man Front
• Black Whale Pub: Austin Gilliam
• The PourHaus: Dirty White Horse
• Watering Hole Saloon: Whiskey Rodeo
• Freiheit Country Store: Jay Eric & Blieders Creek
• Vino en Verde: Jess and Dave
• Vineyard at Gruene: Zack Walther
• Goofy's (Canyon Lake): The Locals

San Marcos/Hunter:
• Riley's Tavern: Pepper's Blues
• Happy Cow: Jordan Minor and the Bottom Dollar Band
• Cheatham Street Warehouse: Foscoe Jones and The Distractions
• I Don't Know Bar: Open mic w/T-Bone and the Bluetones (full band)
• Triple Crown: Blackwater Revival + Foxmoor Express + The Red District
• Taxis: Matt Wilson & Taxi

• Schertz VFW: Smoke Wagon
• Sportsman's Bar: Open jam w/Kerosene Drifters at 8

San Antonio:
• Sam's Burger Joint: Hayes Carll w/Band of Heathens
• Barriba Cantina: Adam Johnson Band
• John T. Floore's: Kevin Fowler w/Crooks

3rd Annual Blowin' Off Steamboat Music Festival

Presented by Hippy Gypsy Boutique:

We are pleased to announce the performers for the 2015 Blowin' Off Steamboat Music Festival (presented by Hippy Gypsy) that is just a month away on January 17th at Freiheit Country Store!  Your friends at Music of NB and the TX Citizen have been working hard to make this 3rd annual event the best one ever, and if you'll check the Facebook page you can see information about the exciting news about Callen's Castle, the beneficiary of this year's event.

Starts at NOON
$10 at the door covers ALL DAY!
Here is the full schedule for the day!
12:00 Gerald Burns, Buddy Vargas, RC Sanders
1:00 The Relatives
2:00 Scott Morgan, Caleb Boles, Manzy Lowry
3:00 Carol Cochran and 2-Way Street
4:00 Ashley Monical, JJ Villarreal, Doug Garrett
5:00 BJ Thibodeaux and Backwater BLVD
6:00 Zach Nytomt, Bo Brumble, Daniel Thomas Phipps
7:00 Smoke Wagon
8:00 K Phillips & Ryan Ready
9:00 Poor J Brown
10:30 Devil's Hollow

Also special acoustic/solo performances by Alli Mattice, Dennis Jay, Kori Free and more!

Photos of the performers
The Clawson's Journey

Blowin' Off Steamboat (Facebook)
Music of New Braunfels (Facebook)
TX Citizen (Facebook)
More info on Callen's Castle
Freiheit Country Store


Bracken Store Cafe

Photo from BSC on Facebook
There's a cool, old building that was built next to a 9-pin bowling alley during the 1930's in Bracken, TX. Originally a beer joint, Bracken Store Cafe has been operated by Linda Waggoner in this same building since the late 80's, and they served truly one of the best burgers I've ever eaten. In fact during one visit there I had what they called their "bean and frito burger" which in fact was featured in Texas Monthly's "Top 50 Greatest Hamburgers in Texas" in 2009. Apparently Linda Waggoner and her landlord Bill Wetz were unable to agree upon a mutually beneficial lease agreement, so as of 3pm on December 13, 2014 the store ceased operations in this location. I sincerely hope Linda is able to find a new location, but it's a shame it will no longer be at 18415 Bracken Drive. Below are few things I found online about the store, and if they do re-open I will be sure to mention it here even though this isn't music related.

Photos (from Bracken Store Cafe on Facebook):

Homepage of


Bracken Store Cafe on Facebook Bracken Cafe flooded with customers after closing announced (Dec 2014)
mySA: article from Dining Divas (Dec 2013) Bracken Store Cafe (Aug 2011)
silvercreek78250: Lunch Report: Bracken Store Cafe (Apr 2010) Review #46 - Bracken Store Cafe (Feb 2010)
Texas Monthly: The 50 Greatest Hamburgers In Texas (Aug 2009) Review #31: Bracken Store Cafe - Bracken, TX (Mar 2009)

Lone Star Music's 100 top selling albums of 2014

Lone Star Music is releasing a list of their 100 top selling albums of 2014 20 at a time starting today. I'll try to keep up with this each week, but they will be posting it for sure... Be sure to visit Lone Star Music in San Marcos regularly, support the real record store, I don't want it to completely die off like so many other things have!

These are your TOP SELLING albums (CD & LP) on and at Superfly's Lone Star Music Emporium in San Marcos for the 2014 Calendar Year (As of December 1st).

Starting at 100....

100. Jason Isbell - Live From Alabama *
99. Aaron Watson - Real Good Time
98. American Aquarium - Burn. Flicker. Die *
97. Sons Of Fathers - Burning Days
96. Aaron Stephens - Hard Times, Straight Lines
95. Ryan Bingham - Tomorrowland *
94. Shane Smith & The Saints - Coast
93. Scott H. Biram - Nothin' But Blood *
92. Matt Hillyer - If These Old Bones Could Talk
91. Ryan Bingham - Mescalito *
90. Fire In The Pines - Heart Of The Machine
89. Shooter Jennings - Don't Wait Up (For George) *
88. Corb Lund & The Hurtin' Albertans - Counterfeit Blues *
87. Drew Kennedy - Sad Songs Happily Played {double live acoustic}
86. Gary Floater - Who Cares: The Songs Of Gary Floater
85. Chad Sullins & The Last Call Coalition - Wicked Spell
84. Whiskey Myers - Firewater
83. Sons Of Bill - Love & Logic *
82. Dolly Shine - Room To Breathe
81. Slaid Cleaves - Still Fighting The War
80. Damn Quails - Down The Hatch
79. Cody Johnson Band - Six Strings One Dream
78. Canvas People - Sirens
77. Guy Clark - My Favorite Picture Of You *
76. Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy *
75. Sarah Jarosz - Build Me Up From Bones *
74. Lincoln Durham - Exodus Of The Deemed Unrighteous *
73. Kyle Park - Beggin' For More
72. Willie Nelson - Band Of Brothers *
71. Old 97's - Most Messed Up *
70. Hard Working Americans - First Waltz {CD/DVD}
69. Robyn Ludwick - Little Rain
68. Joe Ely - B4 84
67. Shovels & Rope - Swimmin' Time *
66. Cody Johnson Band - A Different Day
65. Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park *
64. Green River Ordinance - Green River Ordinance
63. John Moreland - In The Throes *
62. Paul Thorn - Too Blessed To Be Stressed *
61. Jeff Whitehead - Bloodhound Heart

Each Thursday through the month of December we will be posting 20 albums! Check back weekly!

* album is also available on vinyl

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