RemaindersTCB correction corner: In his Oct. 7 column, TCB reported that Austin Daze, the bimonthly local entertainment magazine that until recently also hosted the weekend [austin swim] party at their East Fourth Street offices, had doubled host Troy Dillinger's rent. This was untrue, and TCB regrets the error. "I wasn't clear enough," Dillinger, who's continuing to seek a permanent home for [austin swim], said Tuesday. "It was a series of misunderstandings over rights and usage of the place." Dillinger and Austin Daze have since ceased all association.
Black Joe Lewis, the Tucson native who's been howlin' the blues in Austin for the past two years, drops his new self-titled EP tonight (Thursday) at the Hole in the Wall with the Weary Boys, whose Brian Salvi produced the album. Longtime local harp-blower Walter Daniels also appears on the EP, released on Italy's Shake Your Ass Records; its raw and soulful vibe will hit fans of Lewis' frequent billmate Scott H. Biram and idol Lightnin' Hopkins right in the breadbasket.
This picture of Ryan Adams (above left), from Rolling Stone's recent "Hot Issue," bears a striking resemblance to a certain Okkervil River frontman. TCB can't help but wonder: Has anyone ever actually seen Adams and Will Sheff (r) in a room together? Could Okkervil really be Whiskeytown in disguise?