Eric Webb, Austin 360

Eric Webb

Austin 360

Austin, TX, United States

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  • StarNewsOnline
  • Florida Times-Union
  • heralddemocrat
  • Austin American-Statesman
  • 512Tech
  • Hookem.com

Recent articles by Eric:

Jmblya cancels 2020 music festival

Austin hip-hop music festival Jmblya has decided to cancel its 2020 event, according to an announcement on Instagram. View this post on Instagram 💔 jmblya.com A post shared by JMBLYA (@thejmblya) on May 29, 2020 at 3:00pm PDTThe festival’s announcement says that refunds will be made available according to how tickets were purchased.Originally set to return to Circuit of the Americas in May,… → Read More

Veracruz All Natural opens taco window on Congress Avenue

Haven’t been to a hotel in awhile? You may soon reconsider your thinking. Veracruz All Natural, maker of some of the best tacos in the city, has → Read More

Most Torchy’s Tacos dining rooms in Austin reopen after coronavirus closures

Torchy’s Tacos, a popular homegrown chain, has reopened most of its dining rooms in Austin, the company announced this week. The taco restaurants → Read More

Lady Gaga’s ‘Rain On Me’ video was directed by Austin’s Robert Rodriguez

I thought all that cyberpunk hair-whipping looked familiar. Lady Gaga’s new single featuring Ariana Grande, “Rain On Me,” dropped at → Read More

ATX Television Festival adds ‘Perry Mason,’ ‘Justified,’ ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ panels

ATX Television Festival already had standout programming lined up for its first digital festival — the cast of “Scrubs,” c’mon. On Friday, the festival announced new additions to the lineup.• HBO will present a panel with the cast and creative staff of its new “Perry Mason” reboot, which premieres June 21. Panelists have yet to be announced.» RELATED: These Austin bars are now reopening after… → Read More

Austin strip clubs reopening after coronavirus closures

Several Austin-area bars plan to turn on their lights Friday, thanks to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s order allowing drinking establishments to reopen at 25% capacity and with new safety protocols. A handful of the city’s strip clubs seem to be taking advantage of the order, too.Local adult establishments including the Yellow Rose, the Landing Strip, Palazio Men’s Club, XTC Cabaret, Chicas Bonitas… → Read More

Austin Film Society starts virtual showcase for Texas indie films

It’s a state-of-the-art platform for the art of the state: Austin Film Society on Thursday launched its new Lone Star Slate, a virtual screening → Read More

We Love This So Much: ‘And Then We Danced’ and ‘The Red Shoes’

Here are a couple pieces of pop culture we would kiss if we could.‘And Then We Danced’ and ‘The Red Shoes’Dancing is discouraged by state decree.We’re not quite in “Footloose” territory (yet), and the reason you can’t cut a rug right now is a good one. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday ordered that bars can reopen at 25% capacity starting Friday, but not without safety guidelines. At booze… → Read More

These Austin bars are now reopening after coronavirus closures

Some restaurant dining rooms in Austin have started to reopen after closing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now it’s the bars’ turn.Texas Gov. → Read More

Dripping Springs’ Sky Cinemas closes permanently due to coronavirus

Movie lovers in Dripping Springs will have to drive a little farther to catch a new release in a post-coronavirus world. Sky Cinemas has closed permanently, the theater announced Monday.Located in the Belterra Village shopping center, the sibling theater to downtown Austin’s Violet Crown Cinema closed temporarily on March 18 due to a Hays County order meant to stem the spread of COVID-19, the… → Read More

Catch up on Magnolia Pictures faves on Violet Crown’s virtual cinema

Magnolia Pictures has distributed independent and foreign films since 2001 — probably including some of your favorites, if you’re an indie film fan. Starting Monday, Austinites can catch up on notable entries in the catalog through Violet Crown Cinema’s Magnolia Mondays, screening through the theater’s virtual cinema.Titles planned as part of the series include:• "The Wolfpack," a documentary… → Read More

Cedar Park couple say ‘I do’ at drive-in theater during pandemic

Bri and Lindsey Leaverton have 16 bottles of leftover bubbly. Good to have on hand while you’re sheltering in place.When the Cedar Park couple join a Zoom video call last week, they show up sipping the sparkling wine. They’re quick to laugh and in great spirits, and they should be. They toast through the camera, because it’s not every day people get married at a drive-in movie theater during a… → Read More

North Austin gay bar closes permanently amid coronavirus pandemic

Bars in Austin have been closed for weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic. One long-running gay nightclub announced this week that it will not reopen. North → Read More

Alamo Drafthouse launches its own curated VOD service, Alamo On Demand

If you’d like to shop local even when you’re renting a movie on the couch, this might be for you.Alamo Drafthouse on Thursday launched Alamo On Demand, its own video-on-demand platform. Film lovers can take it for a spin at ondemand.drafthouse.com, with apps for iOS and Android on the way, according to a news release. The service joins a growing number of streaming and VOD platforms like Amazon… → Read More

It’s real: Texas whiskey made using Shiner Bock’s recipe

Time for a Texas toast.Waco’s Balcones Distilling on Monday announced its new whiskey made using the recipe for Shiner Bock. View this post on Instagram After waiting patiently for what seems like forever, it is finally here. We paid our respects to a true Texas original by making whisky from their iconic Shiner Bock beer recipe. It's rolling out across Texas this week. Have you tried it yet? A… → Read More

Austin hot pot spot makes GQ’s best new restaurants list

Well, we told you to say yes yes yes.GQ on Monday released its 2020 list of the best new restaurants in the U.S., and Austin’s DipDipDip Tatsu-Ya made the cut.Writer Brett Martin praised the North Austin shabu-shabu spot for its interactivity, interior (“a Matrix version of the New York Public Library reading room”) and hot pot cuisine (“chicken meatballs dispensed directly into your broth by a… → Read More

Alamo Drafthouse gets new CEO; Tim League staying with company

A beloved Austin brand is shaking things up at the top.Movie theater franchise Alamo Drafthouse announced Thursday that founder and CEO Tim League will → Read More

Miss Moontower Comedy Fest? Check out SiriusXM this week

Moontower Comedy Festival usually punches our funny bones every spring. Not so this year during the coronavirus pandemic. The annual comedy festival rescheduled its 2020 event for Sept. 16-19.But there’s still time for some April guffaws. SiriusXM has teamed up with the Austin fest for the Virtual Moontower Comedy Festival, which started 11 a.m. Tuesday, with replays at 4 p.m., on SiriusXM Raw… → Read More

Coronavirus in Austin: What movie theaters are saying about Abbott’s reopening plan

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced that he would let the state’s stay-at-home restrictions begin to expire at the end of April.Beginning Friday, movie theaters, retail stores, restaurants, museums, libraries and malls will be able to reopen at 25% capacity — part of the first phase of Abbott’s plan — after restrictions meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus led to shutdowns across… → Read More

Report: Austin’s iconic Threadgill’s closing for good

It looks like another slice of old Austin is turning off the lights. Threadgill’s on North Lamar Boulevard has closed permanently, according to the Austin Chronicle on Monday.The Southern cooking restaurant, synonymous with Austin’s history as the Live Music Capital of the World, had closed due to the coronavirus pandemic earlier this month. The Chronicle reports that owner Eddie Wilson has… → Read More