The Hideout Theatre & Coffeehouse
"...Amid rising rent and lease uncertainty, Threadgill’s owner Eddie Wilson tried everything over the last couple of years to keep “clinging to the curb” at 301 W. Riverside...."
"...Directed by: Tom Herod. Filmed in 1971 by a bunch of University of Texas film students that included Herod, Daniel Perl, David Schmoeller, Ted Nicolaou, Stuart Dworeck, Fred Homes, and Tom Roberdeau, this restored 22 minutes of film documents a typcial night at Threadgill's, where proprietor and father of the Austin music scene, Kenneth Threadgill, sang and held forth..."
"...If your first reflex is to judge a book by its cover, you'll be missing at least half the fun of Eddie Wilson's new Threadgill's: The Cookbook. On the surface, it seems to be an innocent restaurant cookbook -- the commercial alternative to having a friend cooking in the well-known joint's kitchen. Judging from the cover, you'd expect to find a few menu secrets from Austin's downhome institution and maybe learn how to cook some of your favorite dishes at home...."
"...Days before Threadgill's World Headquarters permanently shuttered last Sunday, the joint packed out with lunchers consuming chicken-fried pork chops and vegetable plates. The restaurant and music venue's owner, who previously oversaw the three-ring circus known as the Armadillo World Headquarters, sat at table one having his lunch interrupted by a relentless stream of well-wishers...."
"...(See the Chronicle ACL Fest Supplement feature "ACL's Food Court Continues to Expand Its – and Our – Horizons," for more.) Establishing that new musical-culinary convergence in Austin is a worthwhile goal we certainly support. But for going on nearly 30 years, locals have known that Austin's music and food scenes converge at Threadgill's, the Austin-themed restaurants that are the brainchild of entrepreneur/raconteur/historian Eddie Wilson...."
"...Threadgill's: The Cookbook by Eddie Wilson Longstreet Press, 244 pp., $24.95..."
"...Indeed, the council had so little to do that it killed time by voting on its consent agenda twice. That agenda included the official handover of management for the perpetually star-crossed Austin Music Network to the nonprofit Kenneth Threadgill Foundation, spawned and helmed by Threadgill's (and, back in the day, Armadillo World Headquarters) impresario Eddie Wilson and his colleague Woody Roberts..."
"...Threadgill's6416 N. Lamar, 451-5440..."
"...Meanwhile, the Music Commission, which mystifyingly sanctioned the widely panned first policy draft, didn't endorse the revisions on Monday, but also couldn't muster a vote recommending postponement, despite urging from AMP and Austin's Music Venue Alliance. Threadgill's World Headquarters Saved!..."
"...John was playing harmonica and singing with Lannie Wiggins and Janis Joplin as the Waller Creek Boys. The early folk scene was being born at the Student Union's weekly hoot nights, then moved to Kenneth Threadgill's gas station/beer joint on North Lamar for even rowdier runs at musical fun...."
"...For musical inspiration, there was Austin's Kenneth Threadgill playing hardcore country music, not country folk for hippies...."
"..."Coming Back to Texas," Kenneth Threadgill..."
"...For its grand reopening on March 14, the original Threadgill's on North Lamar hosted a tribute to Walter Hyatt with David Ball of Uncle Walt's Band and the Belleville Outfit. Two nights later, Roky Erickson joined Powell St..."
"...Threadgill's301 Riverside Drive, 472-9304..."
"...In addition to the usual espresso service, the drafthouse will be serving mimosas, granola, fritattas, omelettes, and fresh bagels with lox. Down at Threadgill's World Headquarters (301 Riverside, 472-9304), they've added a beer garden, enclosed the neon-decorated porch bar, and turned the back dining room into the Threadgill's Saloon..."
"...The origins of the AMN Team Report can be traced back to Threadgill's, of all places. In connection with the Kenneth Threadgill Music Fund, a program to provide music lessons to under-privileged children, Woody Roberts, who administers the fund, had been trying to get an INet drop at Threadgill's so that the AMN could air music live from the restaurant and raise awareness among the public about the fund (and, not coincidentally, promote the restaurant)...."
"...The original outfit formed behind Cleve jamming country rock with guitarist Pat Pankratz (drummer Lisa Pankratz's uncle), bassist Mike Pugh, and percussionist Tony Laier. They discovered Mary Egan sitting in on fiddle with Kenneth Threadgill one night...."
"...If we were to recommend one restaurant significant to the history and soul of Austin music, it would without a doubt be Threadgill’s. It was there in the original North Lamar location in the Sixties that Austin’s cultural big bang occurred via the rednecks and hippies hanging together..."