Best Comeback

Steamboat

When you lose your Sixth Street guitar palace of many decades around the same time you're diagnosed with hep C, making music may not seem like the salve it always was. Unless, that is, you're Danny Crooks, Steamboat's down-with-the-ship Commodore. He went down with the steamer alright, but up from Davy Jones' locker he rose with a bigger and better Steamboat. In a location bequeathed by the lately unforgiving local music gods, the new Steamboat, at the tony corner of Riverside & Congress, is once again giving veteran and fledgling local acts a kingly stage to combat expensive, hyped-up roadshows. Aqua Fest may have come and gone from the Austin landscape, but Steamboat is afloat once more and weathering the perfect storm that threatens the live music in the capital city. Ahoy, Danny!

Steamboat
110 E. Riverside, 512/707-2628
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