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Corey Taylor Rallying Stone Stour Street Team Members for SXSW Support

Corey Taylor may be a well-established name in the rock world, but there's an awful lot of competition for attention this coming week at Austin's South by Southwest music conference in Austin. As such, Taylor is turning to the Stone Sour street team for support during the major music week.

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John Mellencamp to Headline Fundraiser in Austin

For a guy whose longtime nickname is 'Little Bastard,' John Mellencamp sure can be a softie when it comes to the right cause -- or if he's approached by famous pals like, say, actor Matthew McConaughey, recording artist Jack Ingram, and University of Texas football coach Mack Brown.

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Rush Kicks Off 2013 Clockwork Angels Tour in Austin

Rush fans, get ready to see Canada's power trio in April, as the band has added another 15 dates to its already-extended Clockwork Angels tour.

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85 Mph is One Thing, but 203 is Incredible!

When the Texas State Highway Department announced that they were raising the speed limit on certain highways to 85 mph, I thought that was very cool, especially since even though I do tend to drive above 70 on the highway, (shhh...don't tell anyone!) but 85 is faster that I usually want to drive. How would you feel about hitting speeds above 200 mph?

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3 Texas Cities Named the Best for Young Marrieds

When it comes to cities that are rated as the best for young married couples, Texas leads the way. Our state capitol, a city that also happens to be one of the coolest in the nation topped the list.  

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Willie Nelson Statue Unveiled in Austin on 420

Country Music legend Willie Nelson was honored in Austin,  Texas on Friday with the unveiling of a statue of his likeness. The statue is located in front of the legendary Moody theater, which is the location of the Austin City Limits studio in downtown Austin. The singer songwriter performed a song called "Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die", certainly an appropriate choice for the longtime marijuana legalization advocate, who has had his share of brushes with the law on the subject.

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America’s Ten Kinkiest Cities

You might wanna rethink that vacation plan of yours. Why go to a resort in the Bahamas when you could spend some time in Roselawn, Indiana?

Seriously.

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Waste Not, Want Not — Grocery Store Vows to Be First ‘Zero Waste’ Store in the US [VIDEO]

A new store is taking on Whole Foods in the company’s hometown of Austin, Texas.

Like the well-known chain, In.gredients will specialize in local and organic edibles, but with one key difference — it vows to be first “package-free, zero waste grocery store” in the US.

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Found Disposable Camera Leads to Search for Mystery Rocker [VIDEO]
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Found Disposable Camera Leads to Search for Mystery Rocker [VIDEO]

In 1999, a man found a disposable camera on the ground at a David Lee Roth concert in Austin, Texas. He forgot about the camera until a couple years later when he spotted it in a pile of his stuff.

He developed the pictures on a whim and discovered, much to his delight, the camera's previous owner had taken a bunch of shots of himself and his friends pre-gaming for the David Lee Roth concert.

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John Mellencamp at the Moody Theatre in Austin, TX
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Mellencamp – No Better Than This

John Cougar, Johnny Cougar, John Cougar Mellencamp, John Mellencamp. Regardless of what you call him, there’s no question as to why he is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Last Saturday night in Austin, Mellencamp made one of his two Texas appearances for his current “No Better Than This” tour. When you couple Mellencamp’s great stage presence with the new Moody Theatre on Willie Nelson Boulevard (2nd Street) in downtown Austin, you knew it was going to be a great show. Although, there was apprehension on our part on how Mellencamp was going to integrate his new project cd/album into his show, in the end it was a flawless presentation.

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Super Mario Brothers Get the Indie Film Treatment in ‘Mario’ [VIDEO]

A live-action re-imagination of Nintendo 8-bit hero Super Mario as an angsty, mushroom-eating, down-on-his-luck plumber was a big hit this week at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas.

"Mario" is a trailer-length short which filmmaker Joe Nicolosi doesn't intend to turn into a feature film. You can check out all two minutes of the project below.

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