Peppermint Harris, Jesse Sublett, Austin true crime author, noir novelist, musician

Peppermint Harris

I really dig this song by the late, great Peppermint Harris, another boozy anthem of his. Goes without saying that it is as true as ever today: I’m Telling You People spoken: I went down to grocery store  And he began to cry You need to order neck bones, fella …

DOWNTOWN AUSTIN EARTHQUAKE SHAKE

Dear friends: I’ve been swamped with writing work as you may have heard, working with Eddie Wilson on his great Armadillo World Headquarters memoir, a book on Esther’s Follies, and more vintage Austin underworld crime. In the interim, we have the gig at the Townsend Saturday Nov. 14, and a …

Jesse Sublett, true crime author, noir aficionado, blues singer

Austin Gangster Chronicles

The Austin Chronicle review of “1960s Austin Gangsters” is out. A fine critical appraisal by Tim Napalm Stegall. I’ve pasted the text below so you can enjoy it right here. Busy week: Noir at the Bar is Tuesday (10.6.15), my presentation at the Dallas Historical Society is Thursday (10.9.15) and …

Jesse Sublett, Jon Dee Graham, Austin's first punk band, the Skunks

Jon Dee & Friend Show featuring Jesse Sublett

Sunday August 2, 8 PM, a rare treat: Jon Dee Graham & Friend Show with Jesse Sublett. That’s the official billing, but those of you who’ve been around for a while will note the irony. That is, Jon Dee Graham & I have been friends and musical co-conspirators since 1979 …

#ThugBackThursday with “1960s Austin Gangsters”

Update: See a brand new review of “1960s Austin Gangsters” on LoneStarLiterary.com. Come see us at Barnes & Noble Sunset Valley Thursday July 9th, 5 PM, for their #ThrowBackThursday #GetPopCultured book signing for “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capital.” This is my eighth book and it’s been a huge hit …

Jesse Sublett, Austin author, musician, legend

KING OF NOIR (UPDATED)

KING OF NOIR Hello: You may have accessed this post from November 30, 2012 via another host, a ghost host, and if so you won’t see the illustrations and you’ll basically be lost. Please use this link to access this post. It’s been lovingly updated, with all the graphics from …

Jesse Sublett, Austin author, musician, The Skunks: Austin's First Punk Band, "Earthquake Shake," by the Skunks from Austin, TX

The Splash Four covers “Earthquake Shake”

Although I’ve known about this record for several years, I only recently scored a copy of “Do the Earthquake Shake” by The Splash Four, a punk band from Paris. Their version of the Skunks‘ original “Earthquake Shake” is pretty damn solid. They changed a few chords between choruses, which is …