Music to Your Ears
Austin County Limits
If Austin, Texas, has two things going for it, it's barbecue and live music. Here in Albuquerque, The County Line (9600 Tramway NE) has long served as an outpost for Austin's mesquite-smoked meats. But that's only half of the equation. To get the true flavor of a Texas barbecue in your craw, you need electric guitars ringing in your ears.
This summer, the County Line Music Series is emphasizing rock and roll in the Texas tradition: American stories told with soul and a little twang.
You can hear that breed of honest-to-goodness music live on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. as The County Line imports a different artist every week until August. The concerts are sponsored by your pals here at the Alibi, along with Giant Convenience Stores and KRST.
On July 2, we'll get Stoney LaRue, who hails from New Braunfels, Texas—geographically and sonically halfway between San Antonio and Austin. Then on July 9, there's David Nail (Missouri); July 16 is The Band Of Heathens (Austin); and July 23 is Micky and the Motorcars (Austin).
The concerts are free, but y'all are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to Roadrunner Food Bank. And you'd be wise to bring enough cash for a plate of ribs and a beer—though Shiner will have to substitute for Lone Star.
For directions and other useful information, visit the County Line website at countyline.com or call 856-7477.