"...John Mills Times TenCaffeine Dreams (Fable) The Jon Blondell QuintetAlive! at the Elephant Room (Fable)..."
"...15, Parish, 11pm A decade in and Band of Heathens have become a force behind principal anchors Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist. The Austin quintet's new fifth studio effort, Duende, cuts expectedly eclectic touring through funked-up soulful Southern rockers, easy rolling Eagles-esque harmonies, and poignant ballads behind the outfit's expert songwriting. – Doug Freeman Indrajit Banerjee..."
"...Despite the fact that the Kinman brothers are known for their classic twang act Rank and File, there's still no word on whether PCH stands for "Pawned our Cowboy Hats"... Although he's booked to play a bunch of gigs over the next few weeks in Austin and Houston with the Lucky Strikes, Friday is the last scheduled date for Karl Siegfried's own group the Siegfried Quintet All-Stars before he moves to Chicago at the end of this month..."
"...BREEDLOVE: The critics may be divided about this Austin quintet's bluesy brand of rock but audiences are not: Their popularity on the radio and the packed club gigs are testament to Breedlove's potential. Voted "Best New Band" in the Chronicle's Austin Music Awards last year, this band is just beginning to achieve its promise with a rich blend of thick, contemporary blues spread over loping funk..."
"...The latest Austin-area band to sneak onto a major label is Houston-to-San Marcos transplants Blue October, whose debut for megalabel Universal comes out this week. The quintet's Consent to Treatment hits stores on August 15, two days before the band's big local show at La Zona Rosa next Thursday....."
"...The always astonishingly cool Norton Records label has a new out-of-the-blue release as well, San Antonio Rock, culled from the vaults of the local Harlem, Warrior, and Satin labels. A 1957-61 roundup of Doug Sahm's early 45s and demos, San Antonio Rock also includes rare tracks with Sahm as a sideman, as well as interviews, bio info, photos, and session data for the pre-Sir Doug Quintet recordings..."