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Music News 4.26.16

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016

Music on East Riverside Gets Grizzly

Jason Sabala began bartending at Emo’s back in 1996. That’s also when he started saving his money to buy his own venue, and not only has he done it, but he’s done it right next door to the current Emo’s location on East Riverside. Sabala opened lumberjack coffee-pub Buzz Mill on East Riverside back in 2013, and in addition to opening-up new Buzz Mill locations in and around the city and country, Sabala has turned the venue adjacent to Emo’s that’s been home to Beauty Bar, Antone’s, and most recently, the Midway Field House sports bar into Grizzly Hall: a log-cabin-themed music and events venue that will feature not only a mixture of genres, but a mixture of mediums like comedy, film, and sports. Grizzly Hall’s grand opening is May 28th with High on Fire, Eagle Claw, and Bridge Farmers.

 

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MTV: Return Emphasis on the “M”?

As MTV steadily falls in ratings, it’s trying to circle back around to what they used to do best: music. Though the attempt seems a bit half-hearted. MTV has been boasting that its new program line-up has an emphasis on music, but so far only 3 or so music shows are slated to air compared to at least 11 new reality television shows. Even with an MTV: Unplugged revival, experts seem unanimous in thinking it’s not the aggressive return to music that the network needs to turn things around, nor is it really enough to boast a “return” to music.

 

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Gary Clark Jr. Gets Hitched!

What do you do if you’re Gary Clark Jr., you and your fiancé want to get married near the area of California where you met, and you’re playing both weekends at Coachella? You get married in Palm Springs on a Tuesday. The Blues singer and Austin music superstar married supermodel Nicole Trunfio at the Colony Palms Hotel on April 19th smack between the two Coachella weekends. The couple spent the week celebrating their love and vows with friends, family, and their 1-year-old son Zion. Gush on more wedding pictures here.

 

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-Taylor Wallace