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Faster Than Sound: Pop Goes the Arts District
Fight over an empty lot near Riverside Drive intensifies, Xetas’ Kana Harris will open Bluebonnet Records in Lockhart, and Why Bonnie get a peachy opening gig
"...toted a DJ's vinyl carrying bag to go buy records during lunch. Frontwoman of established local punk act Xetas,..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Checking In: Kana Harris Reveals Her Vulcan Side
Live wire wax healer wants to sell you a record for your health
"...and now frontwoman Kana Harris’ musical apothacarium in Lockhart, Bluebonnet Records – but after the steely local used to..."

Oct. 21, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Vinyl Saved My Life Tonight: Record Stores Deliver in a Crisis
Local media emporiums maintain online shipping during C-19 lockdown
"...I’d already begun hoarding earlier in the week: Waterloo Records, Antone’s Records, Half Price Books. When I walked into..."

March 24, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Faster Than Sound: Austin Record Stores Hang On, Together
Online and curbside pivots support an altered Record Store Day for Austin vinyl emporiums this Saturday.
"...Gabe Vaughn, co-owner of North Loop's Breakaway Records, remains hurt by an impassioned email from a would-be..."

Aug. 28, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re playing
"...CDs are for sale from UK imprint All Saints Records in addition to an immediate download upon its June..."

June 5, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Racist Relic Rock Removed in Lockhart
Campaign to move Confederate statue finally clicks
"...joined with recent Austin transplants including Cody Kimball of Bluebonnet Records, as well as the staff of Mano Amiga,..."

Dec. 24, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Old Settler's Music Festival goes to 25
"," he recalls. "It's hard to know because the records before that did pretty good."..."

April 20, 2012 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

What a Drag
West Campus Loses a Piece of Historic Charm
"...and the era of corporate conformity, there was the Bluebonnet Plaza -- a ramshackle but cozy clutch of shops..."

Aug. 29, 1997 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Old Settler's Music Festival preview
" in the hands of Jake Shimabukuro (Sat., 1:25pm, Bluebonnet Stage). Having drawn comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles..."

April 15, 2011 Music Feature

Heavy With Tradition, Old Settler's Music Festival Springs Eternal
We talk to Sierra Hull and spotlight favorites for next week’s campout
"...for Old Settler's 2022. – Kevin Curtin Sierra HullSaturday 23, Bluebonnet Stage, 6:20pm..."

April 15, 2022 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Settling in but Never Settling at the Old Settler's Music Fest
Executive Director Jean Spivey looks back at three decades of roots music
"...a 2019 lineup showcasing new talent like local ATO Records signees Black Pumas, bluegrass staples à la Del McCoury,..."

April 12, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Young, Gifted & Americana
"...Della MaeThu., 6pm, Campground stage; Fri., 4:30pm, Bluebonnet stage..."

April 19, 2013 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Playback: John Doe Moves to Austin
X's John Doe moves to Austin, Adam Nurre celebrates his late bandmates, and The Shopkeeper takes Congress House Studio to the movies
"...Nurre slept in the back of Porter & the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes' tour vehicle last October when an inattentive trucker..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Be It Flood or Fire, Austin Is Preparing for Disasters to Come
Austin residents must be prepared for hell or high water
"...a wildfire – 2022 has already exceeded all previous records in the Eastern Hill Country, or the western half..."

May 27, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Day Trips
"...Bluebonnet Festival in Burnet, the "Bluebonnet Capital of Texas," features..."

April 10, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Page Two: Inner Sanctums, Outer Orbits
The intertwined legacies of indie music and the alternative press
"...This weekend, however, Inner Sanctum Records, which from 1970 through the early Eighties was a..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Playback: Robert Johnson Plays Antone’s Anniversary!
Antone’s resurrects Robert Johnson for its 42nd anniversary
"...born on May 8, 1911, in Hazlehurst, Miss., various records from Johnson's school, marriage licenses, and death certificate mark..."

June 30, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Sad Songs Say So Much
Old Settler's Fest headliner and soul survivor Bettye LaVette loves country but the bad old days not so much
"...Signed to Atlantic Records, the Detroit native made her pilgrimage there to cut..."

April 18, 2008 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Playback: Top 100 Austin Albums of 2017
Top 10s? Feh! Multiply that by 10 – locally.
"...2) Impalers, Cellar Dweller (540 Records)..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Gilded Palace of Sin
Downtown Mystic isn't only the title of Lomita's second disc
" haven, his parent's two-story log cabin, replete with bluebonnet fields out front and kayaks in the back beneath..."

April 27, 2007 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Summer Fun Playlist: Forget the Piñatas
" the watery, cleansing, insistent piano plink of Holodeck Records' trending local composer Juan Cisneros...."

May 29, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Day Trips & Beyond: September Events Roundup
Festivals all over Texas!
"...Bluebonnet Air Show Sept. 10, Burnet,"

Aug. 31, 2016 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Festival Fest
Old Settler’s, Austin Reggae, and Convergence converge
"...Dripping Springs, a densely-packed crowd gathered on the picturesque Bluebonnet stage for Grammy-winning revivalists the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who..."

April 22, 2013 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Dome Sweet Dome
How do you contain an international music festival? Build a dome, and they will calm.
"...a proposed Saxon Pub, Emo's South, and the Waterloo Records kiosk on the sixth level? Having all the "rehydrating"..."

April 1, 2011 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Off the Record
A prostitute-turned-pop-star exposes her Austin roots; Voxtrot readies for round two; and Rock City Icehouse goes to 11
"...Touch has managed to score a deal with Justice Records and a slot at the coveted Coachella Valley Music..."

March 28, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

"...are thoughtful, committed leaders with long and successful track records of community service and smart ideas for leading Austin..."

April 28, 2006 News Feature

Let Us All Celebrate Roky Erickson
" son, Craig Stewart (of SXSW and Emperor Jones Records), was worth quite a bit more than he had..."

Jan. 11, 2006 Postmarks

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...retailer produce a multiuse development at the corner of Bluebonnet Lane. But about 140 people, many of them from..."

Sept. 10, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...agencies that have failed to comply with his recent open-records request, seeking two years worth of racial-profiling data. West..."

July 23, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Dream Lady
Cindy Walker, the queen of Western Swing, reflects on a lifetime of songwriting
"...CW: Well, I wrote "Cherokee Maiden" and "Bluebonnet Lane" for Bob Wills and was gonna send them..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

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