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May 2016

It’s a long way from the Pink Pussy Cat

During the buffalo trade, Mobeetie was the mother city of the Panhandle. They called it Hidetown, because everyone lived in little condos of buffalo hide. Then it was known as Sweetwater, for a nearby river. It grew fast, with more permanent structures sprouting like weeds, especially saloons and dance halls. …

Noir at the Bar Austin Gets a New Home

Thursday, May is noir night at Threadgill’s. Join me and my pals to hear a couple of new murder ballads in my repertoire and hear real, live authors read their new books. I’ll be kicking things off with my guitar and our host with the most, ace bookseller Scott Montgomery, …