photograph by Laura Skelding   Laura Skelding

Best Weekly No-Cover Blowout

Paul Minor's Rock-N-Roll Free-For-All @ Hole in the Wall

We at the Chronicle confess to having a special affection for 30-year-old Austin native Paul Minor. At the age of 16, Minor presented himself to us as a music intern and -- since we probably earned the equivalent of his weekly allowance back then -- we worked his willing little butt to the bone. What he learned was that he did not want be a journalist, and he has amply proved his mettle as a musician in the ensuing years. So here's to the Free-for-All, to Paul Minor, to the beloved Hole in the Wall, and to all the musicians who have performed those Sunday nights. Traditions, after all, must be kept up.

Hole in the Wall
2538 Guadalupe, 512/472-5599
www.holeinthewallaustin.com

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