Before It Was the Live Music Capital, Austin Was a Garage Band Hotbed

Jim Burton has been in one garage band or another for 50 years. The first was in Burkburnett, a small town in North Texas. The rock cover band was called Sons of American Mothers.

In the 1970s in Austin, Burton played guitar and sang in Stranger. The group played jazz rock; think Gentle Giant or Weather Report. Stranger played in places such as Club Foot downtown and Raul’s, the early punk club near the University of Texas campus.
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‘Saturday Night Live’ music: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Sir Paul McCartney perform

This has been a very good year for “Saturday Night Live” when it comes to some of its music. Mere weeks after Adele performed and then also the underrated Leon Bridges, tonight Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band brought some of their musical prowess to the stage. They are the closest thing to living legends to appear on the show this season, and possibly the biggest act since when Prince or Sir Paul McCartney turned up a ways back.
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Godsmack guys play blues, plus more live bands

Cape Coral metalheads Shannon Larkin and Tony  Rombola — better known as half of the popular Boston band Godsmack — bring their local blues-rock project Blue Cross Band to North Fort Myers this weekend.

Other cool live shows this week include reggae heroes Rebelution and '90s country hitmaker Lorrie Morgan.
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No excuses not to find the live music you love on the Treasure Coast

Music for relaxing and dancing can be found all across the Treasure Coast.

More comprehensive lists of art, music, comedy, theater, family fun and special events on the Treasure Coast can be found online at the #TCPalmSocial section of
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Inside The Unique Connection Between Bands And Their Beers

It’s what many of us do after we pass through security and get inside the venue. We stand in line to buy a cold brew before settling in for the first set. Live music and good beer have always gone well together and, just as jam bands are known for lengthy improvisations of sonic exploration, their fans have also been known to push the limits of the beer world by enjoying the hoppier and headier brews. In recent years, there has been a growing partnership between musicians and the beer being poured at their shows. It is an interesting collaboration of two different art forms and it has been producing some delicious results.
Source: Liveforlivemusic Website