Author Archives: Elizabeth

Austin Art Mercado

Mercado 1
Saturday June 21 2008
810 East 13th Street
Austin, Texas

The Mercado is an anarchic open market where artists and collectors can connect directly, with live music and refreshments. Our goals are to make art more affordable, to help artists make a living, and to provide a venue for ephemeral and noncommercial art. Click here to learn more.

Bill Baird and Sunset ~ Beerland ~ 28 November

For me, the neatest thing about this band is the way that it has evolved over time. For a while, Bill had a bunch of songs that he had written and played on his own. Then, he invited all-comers to form an almost all acoustic guitar band that really filled out the live performance. So many guitars sounded warm and inviting, and if you knew the songs’ words, it was more like a a sing-a-long than a show. Over time, new people have joined, other people have moved on, and now there is nary an acoustic to be seen. The group has changed gradually and each person seems to have found their own niche. The band’s sound is full, and the instrumentation is rich. I particularly enjoy the addition of the pedal steel. As for categorizing the music, I would sooner direct you to some of Bill’s videos, viewable below, or his MySpace page. Continue reading

Mi Victoria Bakery~Taco Time

mivictoria1.jpg
So, I’ve driven by Mi Victoria, located at 5245 Burnet, a number of times before stopping in this morning. I like the overall look of the place, some of the tables are an appealing, bright yellow color. I typically feel a little apprehensive about new taco spots…heaven knows there are bad tacos out there. I felt relieved when we walked in and found the spot full of all kinds of people. A crowd is always a good sign, and there were families with little kids, single folks grabbing a bite, ladies meeting to chat and have cake, all sorts. Continue reading