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Upcoming Events

Tuesdays - Local Artist Night

Open Mic / Americana / Country / Rock

Local Artist NightLocal Artist Night is held every Tuesday, starting at 8pm, hosted by local Musicians. All artists are welcome so bring out your acoustic guitar and join in playing with some of Central Texas' best talent!

Come out and have a great time at O'Briens Irish Pub enjoying free live music. No Cover!

 

 

Aug 18th - Lilly Millford

Acoustic / Americana

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Lilly Millford

Lilly Millford will be taking the stage with Stevie Nicks passion and classic rock style.

 

Join us for Friday August 18th right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

 

 

Aug 19th - Jordan Valentin

Americana / Folk / Indie

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Jordan Valentin

Just a 20 something year old gal who likes to have a good time with good people and holler some tunes. Come see singer songwriter Jordan Valentin and her band take the stage.

Join us Saturday Aug 19th right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 25th - Harper Rye

Acoustic / Folk / Alternative

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Harper Rye

Harper Rye started out as a teenage singer and guitar player. Since she has spent her time hangin out and writing some decent music and then performing it at some awesome places!!

 

Join us Friday August 25th right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 25th - Michael Alan Gill

Acoustic / Folk / Punk

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Michael Alan Gill

Michael Alan Gill is originally from Waco but has since moved to Austin to play original music for you! He released his EP "Thoughts of you" in 2013 and his most recent Digital Album Eulogy released in January of 2017 is a fine showcase of his higher tempo original folk punk music.

 

Join us Friday August 25th right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 26th - Johnny Reynolds

Rock / Indie / Americana

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Johnny ReynoldsStoneFace Cowboys frontman John Reynolds is taking the stage. The StoneFace Cowbys originally hail from Killeen, Tx blending styles of indie, folk, and Americana all with a Texas Rock sound. Opening for AARON EINHOUSE.

 

Join us Saturday August 26th right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

 

 

 

Sept 1st - DJ & Brandy

Acoustic / Covers

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DJ and Brandy

Acoustic duo DJ & Brandy bring smiles and fun, with music and friends. They are accompanied by "Rooster" on the box and Doyle on the leads. Enjoy as this high energy acoustic set takes the stage.

 

Join us for Friday September 1st right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

Sept 16th - Nick Sterling

Americana / Country

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Nick Sterling

Nick Sterling is a Singer/Songwriter and Purple Heart Veteran based in Central Texas. Like many Combat Veterans, transitioning to civilian life and finding his next mission was difficult for Nick. He strived for that sense of purpose that he had while serving his country. He found that purpose in songwriting and using his music to help his fellow Veterans. He began to use songwriting as a healing tool for himself and realized that it was positively affecting the other Veterans that heard it. He knew that Music was the mission he had been longing for. His Americana and Roots sound is a perfect fit for the diverse Texas Country music scene. His songs of loss, struggle and love feature strong vocals and honest lyrics that are as heartbreaking as they are inspiring. Sterling is bringing the heart and soul of a combat veteran to the Texas Music Scene. Opening for JOHN BAUMAN!

 

Join us Saturday September 16th right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

Sept 16th - JOHN BAUMANN

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Texas Country

www.johnbaumannmusic.com

John Baumann

Hard-working, creative, and possessed of admirable humility and good humor, John Baumann likely would have seen success in whatever field he chose to ply his talents.  Fortunately for listeners who love country music graced with a literary eye for detail and poetic charm, he made the bold choice to try his hand at singing and songwriting. 

A San Antonio native who has also called Amarillo, Lubbock, Fort Worth, and now Austin his home at some point or another in his young life, Baumann tinkered with the mechanics of songwriting in between college and day jobs for several years before making the leap of faith to record a debut EP West Texas Vernacular in 2012. 

The personable young musician honed his craft on the way up, making connections within the business (not to mention with thousands of fans) en route to releasing his full-length 2014 album High Plains Alchemy and landing coveted opening slots at some of the state’s most revered venues.  At Gruene Hall, Floore’s Country Store, and the Nutty Brown Amphitheater, among many others, he has shared the stage with red-hot headliners like the Turnpike Troubadours and the Randy Rogers Band. 

As Baumann’s music came into its own – a follow-up 2015 EP, Departures, garnered him some radio play for new signature songs like “Bay City Blues” and “Vices” – a clearer picture of what he is going for has emerged.  Like his heroes including Texas songwriters Robert Earl Keen, James McMurtry, and Adam Carroll, he has cultivated a gift for near-journalistic lyrical detail, leavened with humor and spiked with heartache.  

His songwriting talents have garnered co-writes with artists including Pat Green, Cory Morrow and Wade Bowen that he was once content to just enjoy on a fan level: not insignificantly, Morrow included three co-writes with Baumann on his recent album The Good Fight.  Even the country music mainstream took notice: Baumann’s poetic “Gulf Moon” was on hold for a platinum-selling country artist for several years before a last-minute change of direction handed him a rare disappointment in a still-new career that has otherwise been steadily on the rise.

2016 was overall a solid year, including a run of shows opening for Texas music’s ultimate hero Willie Nelson and laying the groundwork for what should be a much-anticipated 2017 full-length album.  With his growing crowd of fans, peers, and even a few musical forefathers rooting for him, John Baumann has become one of the newest worthy links in the long chain of ambitious, progressive, and relatable artists that plays the singer-songwriter-performer game by their own rules.

Saturday September 16th. Doors are at 8pm.

 

O'Briens is NON SMOKING inside, a smoking patio is provided.

 
 

Sept 23rd - One Eye Open

Americana / Roots

www.oneeyeopenband.com

One Eye Open

One Eye Open is an upbeat four piece American Roots band from Austin Texas. Featuring fine pickin', male and female vocals and musical inspiration from Monroe to Leadbelly, Hank Williams to Hot Rize, Bob Wills to Blue Highway, and Scruggs to Johnny Rodriguez. 

 

Join us Saturday September 23rd right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

Sept 30th - Black Dirt Rebellion

Americana / Alt. Country / Southern Rock

The Black Rebellion @ Reverb Nation

The Red Dirt Rebellion

A band made of misfits from different backgrounds of music The Black Dirt Rebellion hail from Central Texas and are coming to rock our stage.

 

 

Join us Saturday September 30th right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 7th - The Six Pack Stranglers

Ska

Six Pack Stranglers on Facebook

Six Pack Stranglers

The Six Pack Stranglers are a Ska/Punk Rock band based in Central Texas.  They are known for their upbeat and high energy shows as well as the ability to get the crowd dancing with great 80’s covers...they never disappoint. Made up of five talented musicians and a drummer, the Six Pack Stranglers have big personalities with plenty of showmanship. Everyone in the band is laid back, outgoing, funny and it translates to the stage. They will be bringing down the house with a great show opening for THE TOASTERS!

 

Join us Saturday October 7th right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

Oct 7th - THE TOASTERS

Touring Artist

Two Tone Ska

The Toasters Facebook   

The Toasters

The Toasters, are "Ska Pioneers" ~Billboard magazine, and boldly go where no ska band has gone before. Having been compared to the Ramones, due to their longevity and adherence to core principles, the Toasters are held to be one of most influential ska bands out there. Their lean, mean ska machine has galvanized audiences and musicians alike with their embrace of the Jamaica-born pop music style that overwhelmed England in the 1960's, migrated to America in the early 1980s, and went global in the 1990s. The hallmark Toasters sound sits at the nexus of Reggae, Jazz, Punk and Soul and is the musical equivalent of a brass knuckle-duster.

Formed in New York City by British guitarist/frontman Rob "Bucket" Hingley in 1981, the Toasters exploded onto the Lower East Side scene. Cutting their teeth with a residency at legendary clubs like CBGB and Danceteria, the band has defied gravity and industry skeptics alike by staying true to their original 2-Tone ska roots, whilst logging over 4000 globe-trotting live appearances.

Longtime fans and critics agree, the current "International All-Stars" posse (featuring members of some of the world's greatest ska bands) is one of the most formidable in The Toasters' long and chequered history. Along with the irrepressible Bucket on lead vocals and guitar, The Beat's Andy Pearson is featured on bass. Expect to see Neil Johnson (Planet Smashers) and Tommy Quartulli on saxophone (The Allstonians), Greg Robinson (Mephiskapheles) on trombone and Jesse Hayes (Westbound Train) on drums. Special appearances by Arjen Bijleveld (Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation) and Buford O'Sullivan (Easy Star All-Stars) are also to be expected in 2009. Legendary keyboardist Dave Barry rounds out the posse.

As the founder of Megalith Records (and former boss of the legendary Moon Ska Records, the most influential ska label of the 1990s) the Toasters' leader, Rob "Bucket" Hingley has a ska resume that trumps virtually anyone else in the business. With the aid and support of likeminded musicians such as producer Joe Jackson, who has worked with the band over the years, he has been able to compile a recorded legacy and a songwriting catalog. Among the many ska classics Hingley has penned: "Weekend In L.A.," "Matt Davis," "2-Tone Army," "Social Security," "Dub 56"—and the list goes on and on.

In the commercial realm, the Toasters have recorded jingles for AOL, Cisco Systems, Miller, Anheuser-Busch, and Coca-Cola, and have contributed to movie and television scores (Bleached, Bang!, MTV's Wildboyz, Mission Hill, Kablam!, Showtime's Brotherhood, etc.). Where Bucket and The Toasters truly excel, and live up to their reputation as one of the greatest bands of all time, however, is on the road. Averaging more than 200 performances a year, the band is well on its way to playing its 5,000th gig, a milestone they should achieve by the end of the decade. Toasters fans from all over the world have known for a long time that their favourite ska band is the coolest group around, a true classic. Now, it's time for everyone else to catch up, and get hip to The Toasters!

Saturday October 7th. Doors are at 8pm.

O'Briens is NON SMOKING inside, a smoking patio is provided.

Oct 13th - THE O'S

Touring Artist

Folk / Good Timin' Music

The O's Website

The O's

We started our group in the summer of 2008, and after having known each other through all of our other groups (Polyphonic Spree, Young Heart Attack, Slick 57, Rose County Fair, Hi-Fi Drowning, etc), it was an easy upstart and took no time jumping in head first. We both had songs that we felt needed to be played but no band to use as an outlet. Three months later, we entered the recording studio and recorded an EP which ended up being half of our first album "We Are The O’s" (2009 Idol Records).

We have since toured relentlessly all across the US, UK, Europe, and even jaunted to Hawaii, hi-fiving friends and fans alike; just trying to keep ourselves out on the road and creating new music for good people. In 2011, we recorded our second album with the Grammy award winning Stuart Sikes. Entitled “Between The Two,” we decided to play every instrument on the album and had Stuart man the helm. It was liberating and excited and brought us further than we had been before.

We hit the road again jumping back and forth across the great ponds, made music videos, bought and broke vans, bought and broke gear, ate poorly, ate well, had fun and not so much fun, met amazing people, learned a lot about life, forgot a lot of things, slept a little, bought and wore out hundreds of pairs of pants and shirts, resoled our cowboy boots countless times, played with incredible artists, performed on TV shows, talk shows, radio shows, festivals, clubs, bars, restaurants, several different countries and continents, swam in clear water, dredged through the gulf, and other countless, endless adventures to name.

We did this all as we have always, to make good music for good people.

And into the future we go with "Thunderdog", our third studio album to be released in July 23, 2013. We decided to record the majority of the new album, at the recommendation of our great producer, Chris “Frenchie” Smith, in Tornillo, TX at the legendary Sonic Ranch Studio. It's a state of the art, top notch studio where we could stay on site, eat on site, and record without distractions (other than the delicious Sonic Ranch "Salsa de Roja" that lead to many debates on whether or not anything would taste good without it afterwords…) We finished up the album at The Bubble in Austin, TX and look forward to getting it out the door and into everyone’s hands!

See you folks on the other side and we look forward to the ride.

Friday The 13th. Doors are at 8pm.

All Inside Shows are NON SMOKING,  Smoking patio provided.

 

Oct 20th - Kody West

Alt-Country 

KodyWest.com

Kody West

Kody started playing music in the beginning of 2014, eager to take on as many acoustic gigs and songwriting competitions in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area that he could. As a frequent support act of the Texas Country/Red Dirt band Dalton Domino and the Front Porch Family, he took on the role of tour manager beginning of 2015. On the road with the band, he rapidly gained valuable hands-on experience working and playing music across the state of Texas. Thanks to his time on the road and his ability to fill in and play when needed, he was quick to gain a fast following of loyal fans.

Kody's music has been described as a mix of Texas Country and Bluegrass with some good-for-the-soul grooves. His debut album "Green" now available on iTunes. The title of the new album taking on the meaning of 'new, and growing' representing a 21 year old Kody West and his band indescribably well. OPENING FOR DALTON DOMINO!

 

Join us Friday October 21st right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

Oct 20th - DALTON DOMINO

Touring Artist

Southern Rock / Americana / Blues / Country

www.DaltonDomino.com

Dalton Domino

There’s a perfectly natural reason as to why Dalton Domino’s debut LP, 1806, carries a varied and skillfully unpredictable quality to it. Domino is filled with the wandering spirit of a storyteller that’s never content with simply drawing from the tales of others. Over his life, he’s lived in a number of places, some of them such as Frisco, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada, might as well be on different planets for all of the contrasts a perceptive fellow like Domino can tune into. Though he’s also lived in Alabama and Mississippi, a couple of states with a rich musical heritage to rival most states, Domino says Lubbock, Texas, no matter where else has laid his head or worked a job, has been, and always will be home.

“I was born in Memphis, and I’ve lived in several spots,” explains Domino. “But I seem to move every five years, and Lubbock is the place I lived the longest, so that is where I’ll always call home.”

Another key driving factor to Domino’s ability to expertly proffer a number of styles that still feel cohesive and thoughtful on 1806 is in the musical upbringing he enjoyed. Whether it was the hymnal singing from his Grandmother, or the 1950’s Sun Records his Grandfather would play, Domino soaked it all in – even the heavy metal his own step-father would often listen too. Indeed, Domino’s formative youth was somewhat unusual, and as a result, his musical choices of the past, might seem strange, given the powerfully grizzled way he can deliver a sage line of West Texas wisdom now.

Whether it’s gothic western of “Howl,” the rocking roadhouse vibe of “Dallas,” the sawdust shuffling, rootsy ode to an inspirational women “Jesus and Handbags,” or the menacing, swampy, stomping “Killing Floor,” the tunes on 1806 fit well, and offer the listener a well-rounded, satisfying experience. For good measure, “All that Matters” is suited for country radio with its delicate electricity, declarations of a pleading lover, and Domino’s ability to simply tell a story we can all relate to, yet can’t express in the same way.

Two key moments as Domino traveled the oft-difficult path from adolescence into his teenage years proved to be the foundation from which he would build his identity as a musician with something personal and unique to say. Even in Junior high, Domino recognized music was the way in which he could best express what his soul wrestled with.

“A big musical moment for me was in 2003, when I went to a punk show in Las Vegas,” Domino clearly recalls. “New Found Glory and MXPX were playing, which was perfect because I had grown up skateboarding and hearing the live bands at the Van’s Warped Tour. Punk music really was my base, because I loved the freedom of the lyrics. The songs dealt with the stuff that was relevant to me. The older I’ve become, the more I’ve enjoyed that same freedom I see in the writing of so many great Texas and Red Dirt artists. The feeling I get from great lyrics is what will has always stuck out to me.”

Shortly after Domino’s punk-tinted epiphany, his Grandfather passed away, and at the age of 14, Domino began to explore the depths of personally vulnerable songwriting in order to cope with the loss of the man that had raised him for the first 10 years of his life.

Over the years, Domino has kept the fuel for creating original music from his own viewpoint burning on high. With musical heroes ranging from Lubbock legend Terry Allan, to Bright Eyes, to another young singer-songwriter with West Texas ties, Charlie Shafter, its clear Domino wants his music to hit the listener in both the gut and the mind, just as his favorite artists’ best tunes always manage to.

“Every song I have was about a specific moment or a period of time,” Domino explains. “I can’t just make up a song. I have to live in it, or I have to relive the emotions I felt in my life at the moment the song requires.”

Domino's tragic and triumphant travels through musical and geographical terrain have led to this moment where he’s a man with serious things to say, as music is the one true way he can fully express it all to us.

Join us Friday October 20th. Doors are at 8pm.

O'Briens is NON SMOKING inside, a smoking patio is provided.

 

Oct 21st - Nick Sterling

Americana / Country

Nick Sterling on ReverbNation

Nick Sterling

Nick Sterling is a Singer/Songwriter and Purple Heart Veteran based in Central Texas. Like many Combat Veterans, transitioning to civilian life and finding his next mission was difficult for Nick. He strived for that sense of purpose that he had while serving his country. He found that purpose in songwriting and using his music to help his fellow Veterans. He began to use songwriting as a healing tool for himself and realized that it was positively affecting the other Veterans that heard it. He knew that Music was the mission he had been longing for. His Americana and Roots sound is a perfect fit for the diverse Texas Country music scene. His songs of loss, struggle and love feature strong vocals and honest lyrics that are as heartbreaking as they are inspiring. Sterling is bringing the heart and soul of a combat veteran to the Texas Music Scene. 

 

Join us Saturday October 21st right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

Oct 27th - Jamie Talbert and the Band of Demons

Texas Country

www.jamietalbertandthebod.com

Jamie Talbert

Jamie Talbert & The Band of Demons are known for a raising a few eyebrows — not only with their name, but with their music. As edgy and innovative as their namesake song (Charlie Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”), this Jam Band influenced group feels the lyric, “and a band of demons joined in, and it sounded something like this,” sums up their style perfectly. These boys like to have FUN, and it SHOWS! As all of this is packed into devilish antics that are infectious, it becomes something everyone wants to be a part of.

 

Join us Friday October 27th right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

Nov 3rd - BRI BAGWELL AND THE BANNED

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Texas Country / Red Dirt

www.bribagwell.com

Bri Bagwell

Bri Bagwell is real country music, and what country music should strive to be. She is an independent artist without a record deal, and without management. Her popularity is derived 100% by word of mouth and her raw talent. This grass roots effort is rare these days; it speaks to her infectious music and appeal.

She fell in love with music at an early age, and started playing in a band with her older brothers while just a teenager growing up in New Mexico. A couple of weeks after turning 18, she moved to Austin, TX to study at UT and begin her music career in the live music capital of the world. Late nights, rowdy Texas crowds, and being alone on stage with just a guitar shaped her onstage charismatic charm. She learned to gain a crowd’s attention with her beautiful voice, singing songs she wrote herself. 

Her first CD, “Banned from Santa Fe”, released June 2011, sold through several printings, and gained traction very quickly among music fans. Bri Bagwell was the only female artist on the Texas Music Chart for a few weeks with her single, also titled “Banned from Santa Fe" and her song "Whiskey" became her 1st top 15 hit and has passed 70,000 YouTube views on the single's video. 

In 2013, Bri released her self-titled EP, which featured two brand new radio singles, “Hound Dog” and “Crazy”. Her latest radio release, “Crazy,” has been praised for its witty and relatable lyrics, and it continues to climb the Texas charts. When she’s not on tour, you can find Bri in Nashville, Tennessee, writing songs for Sony/ATV Publishing on Music Row. 

In the internet age with music coming at you from every type of media, it is harder and harder for artists to get attention. Bri Bagwell is not only gaining attention, but she is also drumming up excitement; and, she does it all without a million-dollar budget.

Friday November 3rd. Doors are at 8pm.

 

O'Briens is NON SMOKING inside, a smoking patio is provided.

 
 

Nov 4th - Mike Stanley Band

Americana / Porch Stomp 

www.mikestanleyband.com

Mike Stanley BandThe Mike Stanley Band (MSB) is composed of four friends all from different walks of life as well as musical backgrounds that came together in hopes to create a new and fresh sound that's unlike any other band currently on the scene. MSB delivers a full force of energy with a mix of rock, blues, and funk while still maintaining that Texas Country vibe.

Join us Saturday November 4th right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

 

Nov 10th - Huser Brother Band

Blues / Country / Southern Rock 

Huser Brothers Band on Facebook

Huser Brothers BandThe Huser Brothers Band from Waco, Tx play a variety of music from Country, Blues, and Southern Rock! Opening for the MIKE AND THE MOONPIES. 

 

 

Join us Friday November 10th right here at O'Briens Irish Pub!

 

 

 

 

Nov 10th - MIKE AND THE MOONPIES

Texas Circuit Artist

Country / Honky Tonk

http://themoonpies.com/
http://vimeo.com/themoonpies
http://twitter.com/themoonpies

Mike and the MoonpiesFor the past several years, Mike and the Moonpies have been making a name for themselves as Austin Texas' premier honky tonk band. With the growing regional popularity of their 2012 release "The Hard Way," radio single of the same name, and a non-stop regional touring schedule, they have recently taken the entire Texas music scene by storm. The Moonpies have delivered some of the most memorable performances in recent years in venues like Gruene Hall and Luckenbach TX, and have gained a cult like following in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and throughout the midwest.

Mike and the Moonpies maintained a rotating cast of musicians, and a Monday night residency at the Hole in the Wall in Austin, from '08-'10 before solidifying the current lineup of Kyle Ponder, Preston Rhone, Zach Moulton, and Catlin Rutherford. In 2011, with the addition of John Carbone on piano, the Moonpies moved from Hole In The Wall to a new honky tonk in east Austin, The White Horse. Here, they would carve out their niche. While playing a blend of original material from their debut album 'The Real Country,' and covering songs by their Austin predecessors like Doug Sahm and Jerry Jeff Walker, the White Horse and the Moonpies built what would become one of the most notorious residencies in recent Austin music history. That same year, the band was also approached by Daytrotter.com with an offer to be a part of their annual touring concert event Barnstormer IV. This was the introduction of the Moonpies to the midwest and a national audience.

In 2012, the band self released 'The Hard Way.' A 10 song original album that showcased the tightness and maturity the band had developed over the past year of playing 4-5 nights a week. The following year would prove to be an eventful one for Mike and the band. In February of 2013, Mike Harmeier and his new fiance would find themselves stranded on the Carnival Triumph cruise ship stuck in the gulf of Mexico. This brought on some local news and radio attention and sparked new interest in the band. At the same time, the Moonpies started to open for larger acts in the Texas music scene and were gaining praise from bands like Eleven Hundred Springs, and Hayes Carll.

While on a run with Austin icon Ramsay Midwood through Tennessee, the Moonpies reached out to Nashville/Austin based booking agency Red 11 Music. After seeing the band live, Red 11 decided to help the Moonpies spread their music to a wider audience. Since then, Mike and the Moonpies have maintained a rigorous touring schedule supporting acts like Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Turnpike Troubadours, and the legendary Johnny Lee, as well as headlining iconic venues like Luckenbach TX, The Broken Spoke, John T. Floore Country Store, and Oklahoma City's famous Wormy Dog Saloon. For the past year, they have been making a film documenting their lifestyle as a regional touring band, and writing and recording a full length album both to be released in 2014. With tales of their on stage antics, genuine songwriting, and dedication to playing real country music spreading like wildfire, The Moonpies are on the path to becoming a household name in Texas music.

Friday November 10th. Doors are at 8pm.

All Inside Shows are NON SMOKING,  Smoking patio provided.

 

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