"...In Part 1, we mostly talked about a song she penned called, "My Southwest Louisiana Home," for a tourism campaign for her hometown, by the Lake Charles/SW Louisiana CVB. (We also talked about kolaches.) But 2014 had been busy before the Lake Charles gig..."
"...Just in time for Mardi Gras, the Austin heartthrob honey crooner put those satiny vocals to work and released the sweet ode, "My Southwest Louisiana Home," a song commissioned by the Lake Charles Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau for a new video being placed across the planet to promote the warmth and whimsy of the region...."
"...7. Side Dish: In spinach season, regular servings of the Jalapeño Creamed Spinach as prepared by Bill and Cheryl Jamison from their book American Home Cooking...."
"...No, we're not referring to the liquor known as Texan Janis Joplin's swill of choice or to the Keith Carradine/Powers Boothe swamp movie. We're talking about genuine Southern hospitality and down-home victuals prepared in the time-honored Southern tradition..."
"...Unfortunately, there are no real statistics as to how many acts have been signed over the years as a direct result of the conference. And if there were, how would one quantify that data? Does finding a lawyer, manager, booking agent, or publisher at SXSW qualify? What about finding an indie home for your band's next 7-inch single? Conference organizers admit they're equally empty-handed when it comes to hard `n' fast data..."
"...In the studio, Flanigin asked the Rev. Gean West of Dallas gospel outfit the Relatives to talk about trying to make your way home..."
"...Kinda. Currently, the building looks like a cross between a high-school wood shop and what it is -- a structure erected in the late 1920s that housed at various times a drugstore (with soda fountain), liquor store, and most recently Guy's News, a newsstand/bookstore that, Wertheimer notes, called 3700 Main home for 20 years...."
"...It Was Great, But I Was Ready to Come Home Director: Kris Swanberg. Writer: Kris Swanberg, Jade Healy, David Lowery, Ben Kasulke A woman tries to get over her recent breakup by backpacking in Costa Rica with her best friend, and through traveling together, the two women realize they may be on separate trips..."
"...Austin resident Sindy Holmes is all too familiar with the phenomenon of Rita frustration. She's one of about 100,000 Texas Rita survivors the Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates were displaced from their homes and are now living in other areas of the state..."
"...Tuva, deep in the heart of Siberia, is primarily known in the musical world for a particular type of singing called "khoomei" (also known as throat-singing), in which a vocalist sings between two and four notes simultaneously by specifically emphasizing the natural overtones that exist when a single note is sung. Traditionally, this singing is the folk music of a nomadic people who call the geographical center of Asia home..."
"...Cajun music doesn't belong in studios, it belongs in smoke-filled bars, beer-soaked festivals, and living room jams. She chose the latter, laying down these 14 tracks at her home last December, resulting in a warmer feel, full of the vibrant life that has defined Acadiana for the last 233 years..."
"...This book round-up being purely subjective, my favorite book (along with Des Barres' and Tosches) is Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm & Blues by Shane Bernard (University Press of Mississippi, $17 paper). A terse, dry, no-frills examination of the regional sound that sprang primarily out of the Louisiana Gulf Coast region, swamp pop is notable as a sub-genre partly because it is more readily defined by its sound than with words. A peculiar hybrid of rock & roll crossed with black Creole and Cajun influences, swamp pop hits dotted the chart landscapes of the Fifties and early Sixties until it almost died out, its home turf conquered by the British Invasion. Although swamp pop was deeply influential in the formation of the pop side of rock, it has been criminally underrated as a genre...."
"...It's not about UT but the burg of College Station. The Aggies -- a perennial Top 20 fixture, have lost two games at home since 1990..."
"...Last year's On Night explains that in a fashion that might remind locals of Kacy Crowley. Raoul HernandezFOLLOW THE TRAIN10pm, Lava Lounge Patio Is there any greater indie cachet than cutting your debut in a funeral home? Thus is the story of the Louisville outfit Follow the Train, who build on R.E.M., Cure, and the Church on their new The Great Disturbance (Debauchery)..."
"...THE DISCO BISCUITS: Making their music industry debut on the SXSW Outdoor Stage, Easton, Pennsylvania's Disco Biscuits are almost as colorful as their hometown's claim to fame: Crayola. Colorful as in what you see when your drink gets spiked..."
"...I'm not a soul or a blues man. I feel more at home doing Cajun and Creole styles -- my grandmother couldn't speak English; my whole family spoke French."..."
"...This is not the first time distinctive sandwiches have experienced culinary migration: Louisville’s Hot Browns, Philadelphia’s Cheesesteaks, New York City’s Reubens, Cuban’s from Miami, hell, those pork tenderloin behemoths left Iowa and Indiana. New Orleans’ beloved muffuletta is making a home for itself in Austin...."
"...On the road from Austin to Nashville? Edge steers you toward spiritual eats in small towns that wouldn't register on your retinas at highway speeds. On one level, this book is a godsend for frequent travelers yearning for good food away from home..."
"...There are narrative and documentary, animated and experimental, industrial and commercial filmmakers and there are writers, directors, set designers, actors, cinematographers, animators, editors, producers, sound people, set decorators, and all other kinds of film crew. Austin is home to all kinds of support services, from caterers to Teamsters, prop suppliers to special-effects creators, equipment rental businesses to animal wranglers..."
"...During their too-brief lifespan, Australia's brutarian roots/noise terrorists the Birthday Party seemed like this secret you only dared whisper to your more open-minded friends -- dare to speak their name aloud and there's no telling what hideously dark forces of nature you might unleash. This illusion was likely sustained by the fact that their albums were as rare as elephant feathers in Corpus Christi, snuck around on murky homebrew cassettes passed from friend to friend..."