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Chris Cowan
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Always looking to learn and take on new challenges
Always looking to learn and take on new challenges

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SxSW 2015 Wrap-up
File this in the better late than never category Day 0 - Badge Pickup So, this year was a bit different. For the first time since 2010, my little brother Sean was unable to make it here. We usually have a good time getting our badges Thursday night, and t...

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Hot Night at the Austin360 Amphitheater
Elvis Costello So, my friend Ron and I arrived at the venue right around 7PM. After quickly wolfing down food at the trucks, we got seated just as Elvis and the band started playing. Like the previous Rush show, although the sight lines were good, the sou...

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RIP: Chris Squire
Chris Squire , founding member and bassist for the band, Yes , has passed away. During my early teens, I was heavily into Progressive Rock, and Yes was my second favorite band, after ELP. Throughout my life, I would hazard a guess that I have seen Yes app...

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A Double Helping of Steven Wilson
Tour Announcement After anxiously awaiting the release of Steven Wilson's latest solo album, Hand Can Not Erase, he announced the North American tour dates. My friends and I picked these shows because they were on the weekend, and within close proximity o...

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Bert Lams and Fabio Mittino at MOCHA
MOCHA at Monterey Oaks My good friend Bruce Stofft has hosted several concerts at a church in South Austin. The common thread has been Bert Lams, who has appeared here with Tom Griesgraber, California Guitar Trio, and now, Fabio Mittino. Best of all, this...

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Rush at the Austin360 Amphitheater
This is the seventh or eigth time that I've seen Rush, since 1981 or so. I describe myself as a fan, but not as rabid or fanatical, as their core demographic. In fact, I've really taken to seeing every other tour, and unlike my friends, I would not travel ...

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Beards n' Beck at the Cedar Park Center
Jeff Beck So I'm never one to pass up a Jeff Beck show, one of my favorite guitarists. This show was a double dinger, and also allowed me to catch ZZ Top for the first time. For 2015, Jeff is touring with some new and some familiar face. His band included...

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Requiem for a friend
I decided to wait a while before writing this post. Since October of 2000, I have had two companion cats, Pumpkin (an Orange Tabby) and Sacagewea (a Calico). They were farm cats; sisters from the same litter. I got them from a friend, right after they ha...

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Phil Alvin and the Blasters at the Continental Club
About a week ago, I was recently having a conversation with a friend about Rockabilly music. I happened to have mentioned the Alvin Brothers , and the Blasters . Then in a moment of serendipity, I was listening to KUTX as I was driving home from work Thursd...
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