The North Door
"...Fourteen days. That’s how long you have to say goodbye to Red 7...."
"...Prominent Red River live music venue Red 7 will shutter at the end of September, at which point its owners will partner with operators of nearby club Red Eyed Fly to open a new venue, tentatively called Sidewinder...."
"...Monday last, I relished a final show at Red 7. Booked by Chaos in Tejas triggerman Timmy Hefner, Australian pop hardcores Royal Headache unleashed “destructive joy” on the venue’s front room for 34 hold-your-breath minutes..."
"...Austin’s live music faithful have been battered with bummers all summer via Red River’s Seventh Street corridor, notably the shuttering of clubs Holy Mountain and Red 7. Today’s news brings hope to the district..."
"...On Sat., Aug. 14, Austin's Red 7 hosted eight bands on one bill who were making their debuts as part of La Lotteria, described on the Facebook event page as a "random grab bag of impromptu bands and musicians." Prompted by friends of mine who participated last time, I signed up..."
"...The platinum value of property in our central business district doesn't bode well for music venues in the area. Case in point: neighboring Seventh Street clubs Red 7 and Holy Mountain are fighting to renew their leases in the face of rent increases..."
"...It’s appropriate for Chaos in Tejas to end with metal on metal action, and that’s what we got for many hours at Sunday’s Red 7 blowout...."
"...There are not many bands in Austin that could engross such a large crowd as rain spewed through the perforated roof at Red 7, however Peelander Z left their audience cold, wet and begging for more. This picture shows Peelander Red being held up by his loyal audience as he jerry-rigs a rope to the rafters..."
"...Jeff Burke couldn’t coax his Japanese punk outfit the Novice back to Texas with him, but Friday night inside Red 7 the local guitarist corralled Radioactivity. Sparking bromance in a front row of awkwardly pumping fists and sloppy hugs, the quartet burned through its self-titled EP, a ring of sweat starting at the singer’s collar and working its way down...."
"...From our perch, we can see three establishments Wickham owns: Elysium, Valhalla, and Red Eyed Fly. The latter's slated to become Sidewinder once neighboring club Red 7 closes at the end of September and the two ownership entities merge..."
"...Last time through, August 2009, Green Day sold out San Antonio’s AT&T Center, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong rising to Springsteenian heights as a man of the music faithful and entertainer. Last night at the Bay Area trio's two-and-a-half-hour show at Red 7, he was Clark Kent once again, skinny punk rocker in bleached hair and Converses quaffing beers...."
"..."In the public eye, Red River is dead and gone," acknowledges Jared Cannon, one of three owners at Red 7...."
"...We've used the occasion of the remake's release to dig up the Chronicle's review of the original, which appeared in the September 7, 1984 issue, right around the time of the paper's third anniversary. It was written by Steve Fore, who was an avowed John Milius fan and expert on Westerns and war films, and a friend of ours from our graduate-school days at UT and CinemaTexas..."
"...Nevertheless, it was Tosh who arguably possessed the more mellifluous vocal talents. Campbell's documentary employs a unique take on the time-honored notion of the voiceover: Tosh himself, dead since 1987, narrates his life story via the “Red X” tapes, a series of microcassette recordings that were originally to be used for the singer's autobiography..."
"...The street became a hotbed of underground music in the Nineties, and by the time Council's decree came around it had become one of the densest strips of live music clubs in the entire country. But while that was happening, rooms like 710 and Headhunters had closed, and venues up and down the street were suffering staggering rent increases that eventually displaced stalwarts like Holy Mountain and Red 7...."
"...They are going to have to mass-produce runs on a made-in-China scale in order to keep up with the Red Sox. Especially if John Lackey (I won’t bore you with his ERA at Fenway … oh OK, if you insist, 7.49) is your No..."
"...If Schilling doesn't get through this game, I don't want to be around to see the carnage. Not wanting to be "the ass" that was the cause du jour for the Kyle Emergency Services to shut down I-35 at 7:30pm, I decided against driving into the Kyle Parkway bridge abutment..."
"...WHEN: Monday, November 3rd Doors Open at 7:00 pm..."
"...Mixing interviews with and acting from the actual defendants alongside a fictional investigative reporter (Onur Tukel) and his sister-in-law (Marija Karan), Booger Red falls somewhere between Errol Morris’s The Thin Blue Line and Call Northside 777’s cynicism...."
"...You add more geographic representation, more diversity of opinion, and a more accurate reflection of the city's needs. Well, the neighboring districts of 7 and 10 have a nice bucket list lined up...."
"...As the room quickly filled, there was buzz was about one property – Case No. CH14-2014-0007, the long-beloved, creme stucco International Moderne house at 3805 Red River...."
"...Time/Cover Charge: 5:30 VIP $75.00 Complimentary food, drink, and ticket to concert. Musical Performance Paris 49 with special guest Chrysta-Bell 7:00 General Admission $25.00..."
"...There are only two things that can happen when you play Iowa State and one of them is good. The Texas Longhorns brung it on Saturday, honoring beloved former Coach Darrell Royal, who passed away Wednesday at age 88, by trouncing the Cyclones 33-7...."
"...He was out cold, convulsing on the floor like an infantile retard." In Sunday night's parallel scenario, the Chronicle was Tyson, Julius, and the sanitation man all at the same time. Indeed, an already shaky and rusty team would have even less time to shake off the rust, and they wallowed in the unfairness of it all while warming up. By 7:30 – gametime – covered in mud and mold and sweat, the Chroniclers (or whatever you want to call them) had started to come apart at the seams like a softball struck by co-captain Shawn Badgley (above-right)..."
"...Inspire Pro: The Beginning at Marchesa Hall and Theater, 6226 Middle Fiskville, Sunday July 7. Doors 5:30pm, first bell 6pm..."
"...According to a series of scathing reports published in the Chicago Tribune, the company apparently lavishly bribed a Chicago official charged with overseeing the company's contract there. "Following Tribune reports [in 2012] about the close relationship between Redflex and [Chicago city employee John] Bills, a company-sponsored internal investigation found that Redflex plied him with 17 vacation trips including airfare, hotels, rental cars, meals and golf outings..."
"...1917 Manor Rd., 391-9500..."
"...Dowell, during a court hearing (see "APD Infiltrates Occupy," Sept. 7, 2012)..."
"...Warning: You better try this at home, or else risk losing the hard rock, techno, dance punk, and country that sets River City apart from Bayou City.Beerland7111/2 Red River; 479-ROCK; www.beerlandtexas.com (6:30pm) Walking into Beerland during daylight hours is always disorienting, but tonight it's worse. There stands owner Randall Stockton by the pool tables with two buddies the only folks in the joint..."
"..."And the year after that. And the year after that." Actually, if current trends continue, it will be fiscal 2005 when the red ink really hits the fan -- the city's General Fund gap, pegged at $54.7 million for FY 04, will balloon to an estimated $106 million the next year..."
"...After the first 22 games, the team looked unbeatable with the best record in the league at 18-4. The next 17 games showed fans a completely opposite Toros' output, and the consequence was losing..."
"...Like in the olden days! I bought one for myself, of course, but these will also make wonderful gifts. Beeswax burns much longer than other waxes and smells great, and beeswax candles are truly fancy. [image-7] But if you want to be plain and not fancy, Austin Honey is also selling bars of beeswax for polishing furniture (it is saddening to think about, because oh, so much work– but ladies used to wax hardwood floors with beeswax, too, in the Nineteenth century) I have heard that beeswax is the most awesome wax for antique woods; but did you know that is is great for polishing concrete countertops? More green uses for beeswax here. [image-8] Quite a few farmers and vendors are putting out Christmas gift displays and special products, and the potters and jewelry makers are beginning their once a year sales vigil..."
"...Randomly shot not posed, of the Lone Ranger and Tonto and Silver, events with Jimmy Stewart and President Richard Nixon; black and white and color prints by M/Sgt. Louis Lee, some matted, including: military planes in the air, race cars, portraits, and abstracts, some of which he won photography awards for: 305th Bombardment Group 15th and 8th Air Force Division, Air Force Missile Development Center Strategic Air Command, Tactical Air Command AF Systems Command, Air Research Development Command, and 67th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron..."
"..."You was supposed to call me at 7:30, boy," chides Katey Red, New Orleans' original transvestite gay rapper. Calling 15 minutes late was mistake No..."
"...The wild boar ragu was lusty against pappardelle ($16 for a small serving), the slight gaminess tempered by shaved Parmiginano-Reggiano. Brown butter sussed out the sweetness from the capelletti's ($17 small) ricotta filling...."
"...Primarily, there's the double CD, 27 tracks sold at retail for $22.98, which is also available as a four-LP set for roughly $100. Then there's a 3-CD "Deluxe Edition" with 39 cuts, which comes in a hardcover slipcase and includes a hardbound book of singles covers from around the world, a 7-inch vinyl 45 of tracks already included on the discs, and, while supplies last, a poster for Theme Time Radio Hour (Dylan's satellite-radio show)..."
"...Having recently received information about the April relaunch of Sub Pop's "Famed Singles Club," the editors at "7 & 7 Is" debated seriously whether to raise $70 for a year's subscription (12 singles), being sold with names such as Radiohead, Luna, Cornershop, Jesus & Mary Chain, and Modest Mouse. Thanks to some recent bad venture capital losses, the board of directors voted down the initiative, choosing instead to invest with Peek-a-Boo Global Industries, a growing DIY empire based out of Austin, Texas..."
"...In-between, you get the ambient dub equivalent of putting your ear to a conch -- interesting, but perhaps unnecessary. Interesting and necessary for those who yearn for a real Eighties flashback lunch is the new Big Records split 7-inch featuring The Hamicks' thick, Ian Dury-ish "I Don't Believe in Valentine's Day (not on the group's new Ventriloquist-Conartist full-length), and the Prima Donna's brilliant synth-rush, "Mad-Dog." If only it had a cool sleeve..."
"...Or, as it's succinctly stated on the label: "fucked up by Ken Gibson." The flip side features the Electric Company working over the fuzzpuppies' "Porno Queen's Love Polemic," which is merely "refashioned by Brad Laner," and thankfully so; tribally enhanced we can handle. Glorium are always a welcomed handful and no more so than on their new Golden Hour 7-inch, whose A-side, "Black Market Hearts," sounds like one of John Carpenter's electro New Wave scores in which the vocal lurks about menacingly, leaping out occasionally, knife in hand..."
"...That's on Dallas' indie, Mind and Eye. Uprising's split 7-inch featuring Boston's Shiva Speedway and Austin's Enduro sounds rather underproduced itself, but not enough to blunt the former band's L7/Scrawl grrrwl or the latter's pissed off thrashings complete with flying-saucer moog effects..."
"...In fact, their recent, red-vinyl single on the Trance Syndicate imprint, Emperor Jones, seems more zoned on early Pink Floyd than anything else and the results are one of the best local singles this year. The Water Margin's clear-vinyl 7-inch (Framed Records!), plies a similar hypnosis, veering towards atmospheric, early-Eighties English sadcore, but unfortunately the Houston-by-way-of-UT band has a vocalist who's trying to be David Yow, and that's something the Jesus Lizard frontman himself can barely get away with..."
"...Singles are the jawbones of rock & roll: Indicative of the band, but only partially - and they make fine fossils for later discovery. Looking most like artifacts are a couple of Inhalants 45s that could preserve the Austin band for posterity if news of their demise is true. A rough-hewn Unclean 7-inch, knocks out two songs in under four minutes, bitch-slapping you good in the process..."
"...Case in point is bassist Tony Scalzo's (the punk part of the equation) ripping "Human Torch" and Miles Zuniga's (the New Wave half) "Back Door," both of which can be found on the band's Eater tape, but not on Diablo Musica's green vinyl. Great single, though Zuniga's B-side pales a bit next to Scalzo's A-side, and any live performance you might catch. With Killing Oscar you're not likely to catch any live performances, since these locals mostly make records (for a number of years now), so without a concrete visual image of the band, this self-released 7-inch flashes pictures of vocalist Charles Warlick as a Glenn Danzig clone fronting some lesser Eighties metal band - you know, the big, omnipresent voice..."
"...Smoking collectibles include large matchbook collection; Zippo lighters et al; pipe holder; and vintage ashtrays. Men's clothing, shoes and baseball caps; Strategic Air Command hard hat; 20 Playboy magazines, dating from 1978-92..."
"...You will see how Margaret's stuff got a reputation of its very own! And lucky you, you get to take a piece of Austin music history home with you!South Austin Popular Culture Center, 1516-B S. Lamar; Sat., 11am-7pm. [image-1] [image-2] [image-3] [image-4] A Taste of History Mr..."
"...Alejandro Escovedo became my SRV and I never tire of his Stooges ode, “Everybody Loves Me,” while Butch Hancock now usurps him as my own personal Jesus. When Hancock's kid and new guitar sidekick Rory and I agreed that his father's You Coulda Walked Around the World in 1997 was our favorite LP at a Cactus Cafe gig last month, I added how much I loved “Roll Around.” Hancock scratched his chin and said, “That's the one that doesn't rhyme.” I've listened to that song 'til it grooved the insides of my ears and never noticed...."
"...7) Kansas State [4-3; 2-1]: "I can't tell you this was anticipated," said Bill Snyder of his Wildcats thumping A&M to take sole possession of first place in the North. Well, coach, I can't, either..."
"...Grandfather Musty Braun passed his musical career to their father, who made Muzzie Braun & the Boys a family affair. Cody was sawing fiddle in the Western swing band by age 7, with Willy singing along by 5, performing at the Grand Ole Opry and on The Tonight Show..."
"...Each week through Nov. 12, 2007, a different group will present seven short plays written during the same week four years earlier..."
"...At a Glance: PO Box 12363, Austin, TX 78711; Touch & Go: PO Box 25520, Chicago, IL 60625; Big Jerk: 1411 Norwalk Ln., #201, Austin, TX 78703; Caulfield: PO Box 84323, Lincoln, NE 68501 "7 & 7 Is" reviews all local and national singles. Send to: "7 & 7 Is," The Austin Chronicle, PO Box 49066, Austin, TX 78765..."