Talking music biz survival – pandemic style – with The Hickoids’ Jeff Smith

“If one word pops into my head about The Hickoids, it’s resilient.” We’re halfway into 2020 and it seems like this year is doing its best to test One Man Brand’s Ray Seggern in his assessment of the beloved Austin band led by Jeff Smith. After all, the band was supposed to be traveling far …

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Essential thoughts on the pandemic from Dirty Dog’s Blair Smith

Try telling a loyal dog owner that having their favorite pet cared for and sheltered isn’t an essential service, pandemic or no pandemic. Blair Smith will tell you, that’s a losing argument. The co-owner of Dirty Dog Grooming and Self-Serve Dogwash talked with One Man Brand’s Ray Seggern about the starts, stops and frustrations of …

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JuiceLand’s Matt Shook on music fest recruiting, and pandemic recovery

There’s a method to Matt Shook’s madness. Many thousands of Austinites and visitors have seen the JuiceLand “originator” (owner is too pedestrian a term) making his way around the grounds at local music festivals on a trademark bicycle, spreading the gospel and brand of one of the city’s most beloved juice bars. It’s an effective …

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