26 March 2008

April Shows

Thunderbird is featuring live music every Friday in April! Here's our current schedule:

Friday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.: Elizabeth Hobbs/Kathleen Taylor
Friday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.: Qbist Sound System Birthday Party with Passenger and other special guests!
Friday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.: Heather Bishop/Kevin McCarthy
Friday, April 25, 7:00 p.m.: Plastic No No Band/Dwayne Williamson/Wilson Getchell

24 March 2008

Pics by Jen Hellow

Photographer Jen Hellow just took a few wonderful pictures of our store. Check them out here.

18 March 2008

Cave Coffee

Comfort is important in a coffee shop. It's nice to go to a place to study, read, or meet with friends and find comfy chairs and couches to sink into. Unfortunately, some places take the comfort concept and turn it into what I think of as a "cave coffee shop." Places like this feel like you should expect to find dirty laundry on the floor; they have a comfortable feel in the same way that a couch potato find his favorite recliner comfortable. It's not exactly wallowing in your own filth, but it's not too far off.

Thunderbird is a comfortable place, but it's also clean, bright, and filled with natural light. Check out these pictures from today--a cloudy afternoon if there ever was one--to see what I mean.

08 March 2008

Our friend Kristi Willis has a blog, Austin Farm to Table, which can be found here. The blog features recipes and info about the Austin Farmer's Markets, which we're a huge fan of. Do yourself a favor and check it out!

The Austin Farmers Market, via the Austin Farm to Table blog
Elijah Wood came into the coffee shop today, presumably in connection to a movie being filmed a few blocks away.

Things we didn't ask him:

"What was it like to film Home Alone?"
"What was it like to film Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over?"
"Can I have some money?"

Things we did ask him:

"What can I get for you?"

He had a iced quad espresso, if you're interested.

02 March 2008

Sorry for the lack of posts lately--Thunderbird had a busy weekend! Lots of planning for our upcoming live music series during the week of March 12-18. Places to go, people to see, etc.

Unrelated: I also saw Soylent Green today. Of all the things I knew about that movie, I didn't know that "soylent" was a portmanteau word using "soy" and "lentils." Charlton Heston is a god of an actor.

The first of our live music events starting on the 12th is the Acoustical Breakdown showcase. Info is below.

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