Author: Amanda Boles

CODY & LYDIA + RE-FILL PIZZA @ NEW REPUBLIC BREWING CO.

Beer and pizza, pizza and beer, there has never been a better pair. There’s only one thing that could make this power combo any better: live music. Head on over to New Republic Brewing on November 12 for their signature brews, live music from Cody & Lydia, and freshly baked pizza from Re-Fill Station Mobile Pizza food truck. New Republic has amped up their weekend scene by adding food trucks to their concert and beer series. The delicious food on wheels fits right in with New Republic’s rustic outdoor area, complete with twinkling lights and wooden tables.   Saturday’s...

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Exclusive Interview: Joey McGee

Joey McGee is a singer-songwriter with a sound like a mixing pot. His self-titled “folk rock groove” sound fuses gospel, jazz, and blues influences into a unique blend that shouts to be heard. Mostly performing in and around Bryan, TX, it’s easy to forget McGee’s New Orleans roots. McGee strives to bring “Cajun spice” to Texas through his rhythmic music – and does not disappoint. Lately, McGee has been experimenting with his sound. His latest studio project, Terlingua Taproot, hints at Southern country influences and a different vibe compared to his earlier works. We sat down with McGee to...

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Shane Smith and the Saints @ The Tap

By Amanda Boles On February 4, Shane Smith and the Saints will be stopping at The Tap in College Station on their southern tour. The eclectic sound of Shane Smith and the Saints is hard to pin down. Hints of folk, country, and Americana can be heard in their harmonic sound. But this group is more than catchy beats; the poetic integrity is apparent in the depth and weight of their lyrics that appeal to a wide audience. Smith finds lyrical inspiration in everything, and at any time. His lyrical style is notorious for writing down prose on napkins,...

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Olate Dogs Rescue Tour @ Rudder Theater

By Amanda Boles Led by Richard and Nicholas Olate, “The Olate Dogs Rescue Tour” is coming to Rudder Theater at Texas A&M University on February 6th at 2pm and 7pm. Best known as the winners of the competition show “Amerrica’s Got Talent,” this variety show of trickster dogs incorporates music, comedy, and awe-inducing stunts sure to entertain any audience. It all started with a stray dog. Richard Olate grew up as a third generation circus performer and the second youngest of 22 children in Santiago, Chile. Every day was a struggle, but everything changed when he found a straggly...

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Creative Workshops in Downtown Bryan

By Amanda Boles Originally founded as a railroad stop town, Downtown Bryan has evolved into a vibrant place known for its artistic atmosphere. Most people in Aggieland know Downtown Bryan as the place to go to see colorful vendors, eat delicious food, and attend a plethora of music shows. The start of the new year hasn’t slowed the notorious town’s thirst for art cultivation with a variety of workshops available this January and February. Creativity Recovery: Workshop for Restoring Your Creative Soul, January 27th 5:30 – 7:00 PM New year, new me–I’m sure all of us have had a...

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