Music News – March 28, 2019

I first heard Austin Meade sing a year ago during an all-star tribute to Tom Petty shortly after Petty’s untimely death. I was very impressed with his performance and made a mental note to keep an eye on his career. Fast forward to a few months ago when I received a copy of his latest album titled Waves in the mail. The front cover photo could have been an outtake from Bro Seger’s 1978 Stranger in Town album. Meade has that 70’s rock star look and I was blown away by the new collection of songs. Deftly combining his Americana roots with classic rock puts Austin in a class all by himself. Few young artists are trying this style, much less able to do it successfully. Several of the cuts on this CD are in heavy rotation on KNBT 92.1 FM so I’m sure you’ve heard his music by now. If not, you need to do so immediately. The best way to get the new album is to catch his show on Friday night at Freiheit Country Store. Their website doesn’t mention an opening act so get their early and be sure to buy his new album. Tickets are available now at


Floores Country Store is the place to be this weekend with two nights of the Randy Rogers Band. When they play the historic venue in Helotes, people flock from miles around to witness the event. Rogers loves this place and even recorded a live album at Floores a few years ago called Homemade Tamales. His new album, titled Hellbent, is due out April 26 and is available now for pre-order. You can hear the first single, Crazy People, on Randy’s website. William Clark Green will open the show on Friday night and Casey Donahew will handle the Saturday night opening slot. Green and Donahew are both headlining acts on their own so this is like getting two major shows in one night for the same price. It’s the perfect way to kick off springtime and hopefully say goodbye to old man winter for about seven or eight months. This show will definitely sell out so get your tickets now at


Billy’s Ice is under new ownership and since Bob Wilson purchased the iconic local venue he’s been ramping up his live music schedule. He’s got live music booked for the entire weekend featuring Colton O’Neill tonight, Jamie Talbert on Friday, Nautical Nation on Saturday and Tony Taylor and Geoff Hill closing things out on Sunday. It’s nice to see live music making such a strong comeback at Billy’s Ice. It has been the home for many fantastic live shows in the past plus literally hundreds of local benefits. I predict that the tradition will continue and I’m happy to see them doing well. Check them out on Facebook and on their website at


Krause’s Café in downtown New Braunfels has a triple threat weekend on tap. Friday night brings Zack Walther and his band to the Krause’s stage. I think Zack is working on a new album and hopefully it will be out soon. It’s always a good day when there’s new Zack Walther music. Hipsonic will be on hand Saturday to rock the crowd with their unique blend of rock and pop. Blues guitar ace Ruben V will play an early gig at 3pm on Sunday to finish out the weekend. If you’ve never seen Ruben V you need to remedy that situation right away. This guy has the chops and the voice to play anything he wants. This is Ruben’s makeup show from a few months back when old man winter came calling with some really cold weather and forced him to cancel. Check out their full music schedule at that also includes some cool polka bands on Wednesday nights.


Rosie Flores has been one of my favorite guitar players since the first time I heard her debut album back in 1987. Born in San Antonio and raised in San Diego, Flores formed her first band called Penelope’s Children while still in high school in California. Flores would go on to form several more bands, tour with Wanda Jackson and even join Asleep at the Wheel for a few years. Her latest album is called A Simple Case of the Blues and it was produced by Austin’s ace guitarist Charlie Sexton with help from Kenny Vaughn, Marty Stuart’s guitar player. The album spotlights her incredible guitar playing and amazing voice. You can catch Rosie at Riley’s Tavern on Saturday night with a mere $10 cover charge. Check out the other great acts coming to Riley’s at





Adobe Verde  (1724 Hunter Road, 830-629-0777)

Tonight – Caleb Hynes – 6:30pm

Fri – Dan White – 6:30pm

Sat – Bru’s Tunes – 6:30pm


Aztec Theater  (104 N St Mary’s Street, San Antonio  210-812-4355)

Tonight – Ella Mai – 7pm

Fri – Heart vs Queen – Night of Tributes – 6:30pm

Sat – Third Eye – Tribute to Tool – 6:30pm


Billy’s Ice (1193 Loop 337, 830-692-8169)

Tonight – Colton O’Neill – 8:30pm

Fri – Jamie Talbert – 8:30pm

Sat – Nautical Nation – 9pm

Sun – Tony Taylor & Geoff Hill – 3pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm


Black’s BBQ (936 Loop 337, 830-358-7006)

Sat – The Merles


Black Whale Pub (367 Main Plaza, 830-625-6605)

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm


Brookshire Brothers (18275 FM 306, Canyon Lake 830-935-3130)

Fri – Larry Dial – 6pm

Sat – Billy Snipes – 6pm


Cheatham Street Warehouse (119 Cheatham Street, San Marcos, 512-353-3777)

Tonight – Bart Crow – 8pm

Fri – Wood Street Band – 8pm

Sat – Ben Kadlecek/ Wynn Williams – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm


Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Dan McCoy – 9:30am


Faust Brewing Company (499 S. Castell Street, 830-609-9086)

Fri – Nate Guthrie – 7pm

Sat – Derek Krueger – 7pm


Floores Country Store  (14492 Old Bandera Rd  210-695-8827)

Fri – William Clark Green / Randy Rogers Band – 7pm

Sat – Casey Donahew Band / Randy Rogers Band – 7pm


Freiheit Country Store (2157 FM 1101, 830-625-9400)

Fri – Austin Meade – 7pm

Sat – Gary Glenn & 20X Band – 7pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm


Grapevine in Gruene  (1612 Hunter Rd  830-606-0093)

Fri – Ryan Waguspak – 5pm

Sat – Robert Irwin – 3pm


Gristmill River Grill (1287 Gruene Road, 830-625-0684) Sat – Clifton Jansky – 6pm


Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd   830-606-1281)

Tonight – Powell Brothers – 6pm

Fri – Kylie Rae Harris / Zane Williams – 7pm

Sat – Flat Top Jones – 1pm / Texas Gentlemen/ Band of Heathens – 8pm

Sun – Slim Bawb – 12:30pm / Gus Samuelson & Swampadelic – 5pm

Mon – Marshall Hood Band – 6pm

Tue – Josh Grider & Friends – 6pm

Wed – Shawn O’Neill – 6pm


Happy Cow (9103 FM 1102, Hunter, TX. 512-667-7510)

Sat – AC & Bad Billy’s – 8:30pm


Krause’s Café (148 Castell, 830-632-5076)

Fri – Zack Walther Band – 8pm

Sat – Hipsonic – 8pm

Sun – Ruben V – 3pm

Wed – San Antonio Dutchmen – 7pm


Luckenbach Dance Hall (412 Town Loop, Luckenbach 830-997-3224)

Tonight – Bo Porter – 5pm

Fri – Hayden Whittington – 1pm / Charlie Kelley – 4pm

Sat – Clayton Gardner – 1pm / Kem Watts – 5pm / Kin Faux – 8pm


Middleton Brewing (101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos 512-847-3435)

Tonight – Aurazora – 7pm

Fri – Gerry Burns – 2pm

Sat – Lyn Cody & Jim Colangelo – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic w/ Bill Middleton – 6pm


Phoenix Saloon (193 W San Antonio, 830-643-1400)

Tonight – Ryan Quiet – 5:30pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 5pm / Uptown – 9pm

Sat – Jesse Stratton Band – 9pm

Sun – All Mixed Up – 3:30pm / Lucas Taylor – 7:30pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm


Pour Haus  (343 W San Antonio, 830-214-6033)

Tonight – The Craze – 8:30pm

Fri – Chris Saucedo Band – 8:30pm

Sat – Mark Odom Band – 9:30pm

Sun – Myles Smith – 8:30pm

Mon – BMW Jam – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Josh Holden – 8:30pm


Riley’s Tavern (8894 FM 1102 512-392-3132)

Tonight – Ryan Kennedy Band – 8pm

Fri – Shelley King – 6pm / Brian Duarte Trio – 9pm

Sat – Rosie Flores – 9pm

Sun – Blues Jam – 4pm

Wed – Manzy Lowry & Tyler Cannon – 9pm


Rudy’s BBQ (844 Loop 337, 830-609-3337)

Tonight – Tyler Cannon – 5:30pm


Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E Grayson St   210-223-2830)

Tonight – Tuatha Dea – 7pm

Fri – Nate Rodriguez / Reed Brothers – 8pm

Sat – Saltwater Slide & Josh Pearson – 8pm

Sun – Billy Idol Tribute – 7pm


Tavern in the Gruene (830 Gruene Rd, 830-608-0438)

Tonight – Jordan Minor & Bottom Dollar Band – 9pm


Villa at Gruene (1190 Gruene Rd,   830-625-9463)

Tonight – Sam Byers & Big Valley Band – 7pm

Fri – The Brew – 8pm

Sat – Clever Name Band – 8pm

Sun – Bo Brumble & Garrett Mann – 4pm


Vino En Verde  (2351 Gruene Lake Dr.  830-620-4404)

Tonight – Gregory Grant – 7pm

Fri – BJ Thibodeaux – 8:30pm

Sat – Two Rivers Revival – 8:30pm


Watering Hole  (1390 McQueeney Rd  830-625-0045)

Tonight – Meyer Anderson Band – 8pm

Fri – The Homebodies – 8pm

Sat – Clint Taft & Buck Wild Band – 9pm

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