Michael Hoinski


December’s must-attend concerts, shows, and festivals.

November’s must-attend concerts, shows, and festivals.

The Drop Everything List

Cryptopalooza, the Rothko Chapel Poem, Norah Jones, and the Chocolate & Wine Festival . . .

The Drop Everything List

A Victorian sèance in Galveston, the Spurs v. the Thunder, Roky Erickson, and the Texas Custom Bicycle Show . . .

The Artist's Transformation

How Trenton Doyle Hancock is reinventing his work.

The Drop Everything List

Dobie Dichos, Marfa Architecture and Design Symposium, the World Championship Wild Hog Cook-Off, and Farm Fest . . .

The Drop Everything List

Tesla v. Edison, the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, Nick Curran's posthumous CD release party, and the Ferrari Festival . . .

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Lyle Lovett, a trip to the King Ranch, and a talk about "ancient Rome’s equivalent of a celebrity sex tape" . . .

Why Is Willie Nelson Called Booger Red?

Willie reveals this and several other details in an excerpt from his new memoir, Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die.

Waylon Jennings Loved Big Bird More Than Mitt Ever Could

The outlaw country musician, who had a close friendship with Big Bird, would probably blast Mitt Romney for his threats to stop funding PBS.


October's must-attend concerts, shows, and festivals.

The Drop Everything List

Learning Butchery, the Dragonfly & Damselfly Workshop, "The Price Is Right Live," and Boogie, Blues & Brews . . .

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Secret Sex Lives, Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, the State Fair of Texas, and the Banned Book Bash . . .

The Drop Everything List

La Follia, Zine Fest, Love This Giant, and the Master Model Builder competition . . .

The Drop Everything List

The One O'Clock Lab Band, Cuero's Turkey Trot, Kenny Rogers, and the Scarecrow Festival . . .