It’s hard to believe but it’s been 15 years since Liberty Lunch closed it’s doors. The end of one of Austin’s most famous music venues was marked by musician Michael Hall (and a few names you might know) by playing “Gloria” for 24 straight hours. Hall, who’s now a senior editor at Texas Monthly, just penned a story on that remarkable night.
Sunday’s New York Times features an article about one of Austin’s few remaining rock clubs with nightly live music, The Hole in the Wall. “At 40, Austin Rock Club Celebrates Rare Longevity” showcases the long-heralded venue that’s changed very little since many of us were in college and making the quick jaunt across Guadalupe to see the likes of Doug Sahm, Spoon and Fastball. While the article doesn’t directly mention Soulhat or Kevin (who are more closely associated with the Black Cat, Steamboat and Antone’s) you might recognize a familiar face at the top of this piece. Check it out.
From Facebook: “On Tuesday, July 1, 12th Street Sound will be hosting a Nashville-style
We received word that Soulhat’s experiment distributing music via Bandcamp is nearly over. Very soon (we don’t know when), they will be removing the downloadable tracks they’ve been posting to the site. So, head on over there, download everything they’ve got and leave the band a nice tip. This is great music and it may be your last chance to snatch up these tracks.
After many years of being out-of-print, Kevin McKinney’s first solo CD, McVein in Green, is finally available digitally. A home-tape masterpiece, McVein contains a few tracks that were Soulhat/SHAT Records staples during the early aughts and many that were not. Below you can peruse our original post from 2002, with links to reviews and interviews. Then, head on over to CDBABY to preview the tracks and get yerself a copy.
Itching to know more about McVein in Green? Here’s a link to our review from 2002. Here’s a link to the Austin Chronicle’s review. And here’s a link to an interview with Kevin from Austin’s InSite Magazine back in August 2002.