News broke last week that owners of Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater have taken steps to change the music venue and restaurant’s name to Liberty Lunch, an iconic Austin concert hall in operation 1975-1999. Many considered it successor to the Armadillo World Headquarters, which closed in 1980.
The denizens of Austin’s Downtown high-rises never asked for an anthem, but then Bryce Clifford never set out to write one – or make a video for the song. The local singer/guitarist idled in gridlock one day near the W hotel, when he saw a Segway tour roll up.
Margaret Moser has shown lots of love to Austin music for over 40 years. Today, the community reciprocates with a spirited video tribute featuring 63 friends, fans, muses, and admirers saying “thank you,” “I love you,” and singing one of her favorite Rolling Stones songs, “Monkey Man.”
Exactly 100 seconds into the video for Transit Method’s “Parasight,” which finds the Jersey-bred/Austin-based heavies jamming in a rundown warehouse, a Motörhead-reminiscent riff unfolds into an epic, three-section breakdown/solo that recalls the instrumental explorations of Rush.