Monday, June 23, 2008

Field Trip Continues in Austin with Islands

Austin is my sort of Texas.  I got in yesterday afternoon and visited the capital, roamed 6th Street, put in a little time at the pool, then trekked down Congress for some quality Mexican at El Gallo.  (Note to all you Tarantino fans, a good portion of Grindhouse was filmed there.)  I might have slightly spoiled my appetite when I stopped for dessert before dinner, but it was an airstream trailer with a big cupcake atop it--I had to stop!  Ironically, there was a Magnolia Cafe across the street, invoking images of the Magnolia Bakery.  
Since I chose awful days to visit Austin in terms of the music scene, I was excited to see that Islands are playing Emo's tonight and doing an in-store at Waterloo Records at 5 today.  I'm definitely heading to the in-store and we'll see if I can make it to Emo's with my 3 am wake-up for my flight in the morning.

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