General Articles About the Hole in the Wall
Miscellaneous Items - I'll never
forget the night Emmy Lou Harris joined Rosie Flores on stage
after taping an Austin City Limits segment. The audience members
kept buying her shots of tequila and within an hour, two of her
bandmembers, one under each arm, helped her back to the bus.
Backstage Pass: The
Hole Truth: June 14, 2002 by Andy Langer - After three years
dedicated mostly to studying, Rombach returned to the Hole
In The Wall for extra cash moving from waitress to bartender,
from office manager to booking agent, and three years ago, to
Austin Chronicle: Feb. 19-25,
1999: Live Music Venue Guide by Christopher Hess - The Hole
in the Wall has always been here and isn't going anywhere.
Daily Texan: Mar. 31, 1999: Neighborhood
bar stays constant amidst chaos By Brendan Sinclair - As bartender
Brooks Brannon, himself a Hole regular of 23 years, will affirm,
"This place looks pretty much the same as it did a couple decades
ago, only with more crap on the walls."
Daily Texan: Feb. 1, 1997:
Students, bar owners question minor bill by Stephanie Friedman
- Doug Cugini, owner and manager of Hole in the Wall Arcade
and Restaurant on the Drag, said sufficient laws already exist
to prevent underage drinking.
Daily Texan: Dec. 12, 1989:
Bathrooms with a view By Charlie Earthman - Word play is always
popular with bathroom graffiti artists. Favorites include, "Urine
the money" at the Hole in the Wall and Yucatan Dan's "You
can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her drink."
Monk.com: When we entered the back
room we found owner Jeff Smith sprawled on a table with his legs
up in the air getting porked by a pool stick
Weekly Wire: October
20, 1997: Girls With Guitars by Christopher Hess - "We were
all just making music and trying to make a living at playing and
writing. I played every Sunday night at the Hole in the Wall
for five years, from the time that it opened. Doug [Cugini, the
owner] literally kept groceries on my table."