The Reader’s B.J. Huchtemann Honored with National Award

Congratulations to The Reader longtime Hoodoo Blues columnist B.J. Huchtemann, who is the official 2015 recipient of the Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Journalism, given out annually by the Blues Foundation in Memphis.

The awards will be presented at a luncheon during the International Blues Challenge competition in Memphis  in January.

"It is a huge honor and I'm delighted beyond words,"...

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Changes, Bel Airs, KLB & More

If you missed the letter from editor/publisher John Heaston in the Thanksgiving issue or the weekly updates that have appeared since then, The Reader is going monthly beginning in January 2015. You can read John's announcement here. Hoodoo’s event-oriented content will move to online only. There will continue to be a Hoodoo presence in the new monthly Reader. Each issue will be organized around...

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The Return of Cellophane Ceiling, Ritual Device and Main Vein Productions

An obvious problem when booking a show that includes two bands that haven't played in years — whose heyday was nearly two decades ago — is there's a very good chance no one will remember who they are. At least no one who still goes to rock shows. 

Let me set the stage, because this isn't just a story about two rock bands putting together a reunion show. It's the story about the making of a...

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Giving & Celebrating

The Toy Drive for Pine Ridge is in the home stretch. By the time you read this, the toys will be on their way to the Pine Ridge Reservation to bring some joy and holiday hope to the children there. In recent years, the Toy Drive has been able to expand to offer emergency heating assistance and other support. While toy donations have been generous, this year’s donations are less than half of...

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Graham, TUF, Németh, RSB

The remarkable alchemist Jon Dee Graham brings his luminous music to Lincoln’s Zoo Bar Monday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Graham’s songs cut to the core of real, daily joys and pains. His music delivers quicksilver flashes that are light in the darkness and even light in celebration of light. Graham’s music makes a difference. He’s also a three-time inductee into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and a veteran...

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Musical Cornucopia

There are great music options for getting out this holiday weekend. The 21st Saloon hosts Brad Cordle & The Mighty Jailbreakers in a special reunion show Wednesday, Nov. 26, 6-9 p.m. There is no show on Thursday this week since it is Thanksgiving Day.
Matt Cox presents his fifth annual Barley Street Tavern Thanksgiving eve event gathering donations for the food bank. Cox and friends perform....

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Giving & Celebrating
by B.J. Huchtemann



Graham, TUF, Németh, RSB
by B.J. Huchtemann



Remembering Dave
by Tim McMahan



Totally Crushing on Millions of Boys
by Tim McMahan



Future Tense: 2012 Music Predictions, Pt. 2
by Tim McMahan



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