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Greg Beets

Greg Beets was born in Lubbock on the day Richard Nixon was elected president. He has covered music for the Chronicle since 1992, writing about everyone from Roky Erickson to Yanni. Beets has also written for Billboard,Uncut, Blurt, Elmore, and Pop Culture Press. Before his digestive tract cried uncle, he co-published Hey! Hey! Buffet!, an award-winning fanzine about all-you-can-eat buffets.

46 articles in 2015   •   page 1 of 2

Austin Top 10s

Ninety lines of listicles about Austin music in 2015

Music Feature, Dec. 31, 2015

National Top 10s

Best non-local albums of 2015 – by genre

Music Feature, Dec. 31, 2015

Critics Poll

Music Feature, Dec. 31, 2015

A Drunken Poet's Dream

It's not unusual that Tom Jones doesn't kiss and tell

Music Feature, Dec. 10, 2015


The Civil Service

Music Review, Dec. 3, 2015

The Residents

Twelve essential weekly hangs

Music Feature, Nov. 25, 2015

All Along the Moontower: Austin Gets Psychedelic

All Along the Moontower: Austin Gets Psychedelic

Music Review, Nov. 19, 2015

Ghetto Ghouls


Music Review, Nov. 19, 2015

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Grifters

The acrobatics of a drunk in God’s grace

Music Daily, Nov. 9, 2015 10:00 AM

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Jane's Addiction

More Guns N’ Roses than Nirvana

Music Daily, Nov. 8, 2015 12:15 PM

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Peaches

Then she brought out the dancing vaginas

Music Daily, Nov. 7, 2015 10:12 AM

Friday Fun Fun Fun Fest Album Reviews


Music Feature, Nov. 5, 2015

Opposite Day

Space Taste Race Part 2

Music Review, Oct. 29, 2015

The Kitchen Cinq

When the Rainbow Disappears: An Anthology 1965-68

Music Review, Oct. 22, 2015

Ruen Brothers

Point Dume

Music Feature, Oct. 1, 2015

Unknown Mortal Orchestra


Music Feature, Oct. 1, 2015

Herb Alpert’s School of Music

Trumpeter’s alums include Waylon, Satchmo, and Karen Carpenter

Music Daily, Sep. 24, 2015 10:00 AM


Music Feature, Aug. 27, 2015


Music Feature, Aug. 27, 2015

ATX Flashback

Music Feature, Jul. 23, 2015


My Phone's About to Die

Music Feature, Jul. 23, 2015

Chicago Remixes Chicago

Founding keyboardist Robert Lamm’s gym kismet

Music Daily, Jul. 16, 2015 9:00 AM

Who Let the Dogs Out?

A playlist for the dog days of summer

Music Feature, Jul. 16, 2015

Charlie Pierce & Choctaw Wildfire


Music Feature, Jun. 18, 2015

Shawn David McMillen

On the Clock with JJ & Mitch

Music Feature, Jun. 18, 2015

Pocket Fishrmen

Rocko's Not Feeling Well

Music Review, Jun. 4, 2015

Read My Lips

West Texan law fighter's mysterious death remains just that

Music Feature, May. 28, 2015

Ethan Azarian & Jeff Johnston

Ethan Azarian & Jeff Johnston

Music Review, May. 21, 2015

We Jam by Condos

We Jam by Condos

Music Review, May. 21, 2015


Primitive and Deadly

Music Feature, May. 7, 2015

Eternal Tapestry

Wild Strawberries

Music Feature, May. 7, 2015



Music Feature, May. 7, 2015

Bob Dylan

Shadows in the Night

Music Review, Apr. 9, 2015


2 Ynfynyty

Music Review, Apr. 2, 2015

SXSW Live Shot: Cikatri$

Swedish/French avant punks dignify the keytar

SXSW Daily, Mar. 22, 2015 8:47 AM

SXSW Live Shot: Africa/Caribbean Night

Two-way cultural pollination turns into a dance floor frenzy

SXSW Daily, Mar. 21, 2015 10:35 AM

SXSW Live Shot: Madisen Ward & Mama Bear

Kansas City mother/son duo has it all except better BBQ

Music Daily, Mar. 20, 2015 10:45 AM

SXSW Live Shot: Courtney Barnett/Stromae

Aussie songstress, Belgian star

Music Daily, Mar. 19, 2015 10:05 AM

SXSW Live Shot: Hitchhiker/Perfume

Hitchhiker bounces, but Perfume caramelizes brains

Music Daily, Mar. 18, 2015 12:25 PM


Weird Little Birthday

Music Review, Mar. 18, 2015

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