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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.

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Attic Ted

Parade Dust Mischief

Music Review, Nov. 23, 2016

Ethan Azarian & Jeff Johnston

When You Were Young

Music Review, Nov. 23, 2016

Cherubs Flourish in the Afterlife at SOS Fest

"We didn’t want to be a Cherubs cover band playing Heroin Man over and over for people"

Music Feature, Nov. 3, 2016

10 Freaks and Geeks to Redefine Austin Music

Local passion projects with singular visions

Music Feature, Sep. 1, 2016

Quin Galavis Turns Darkness Into His Magnum Opus

Obfuscating the narrative between fiction and lived experience on My Life in Steel and Concrete

Music Feature, Aug. 25, 2016

Adult Audio Coloring Book Sampler

A look back at illustrated album covers old and new

Music Feature, Jul. 28, 2016

Levitation Imaginings

Sat., 9:35pm, Reverberation stage

Music Feature, Apr. 28, 2016



Music Review, Apr. 28, 2016

Parquet Courts

Human Performance

Music Review, Apr. 28, 2016

Everybody Wants Some Soundtrack

Everybody Wants Some

Music Review, Apr. 21, 2016


Fist in the Air

Music Review, Apr. 7, 2016

SXSW Music: Wahid Allan Faqir

Pakistani’s Sufi devotionals heal the world one note at a time

Music Daily, Mar. 19, 2016 2:05 PM

SXSW Music: Dion

Bronx bard was never, ever a Dick Clark confection

SXSW Daily, Mar. 18, 2016 9:50 AM

SXSW Music: Iggy Pop

More “Funtime” from the king of punks

Music Daily, Mar. 17, 2016 11:35 AM

Dirtnap Records

Music Feature, Mar. 16, 2016

Panache Booking

Music Feature, Mar. 16, 2016

Taiwan Beats

Music Feature, Mar. 16, 2016

Guerilla Toss

Eraser Stargazer

Music Feature, Mar. 16, 2016

Death by Unga Bunga

Pineapple Pizza

Music Feature, Mar. 16, 2016

Tuesday SXSW Showcases

First night hangs – showcases!

Music Feature, Mar. 10, 2016

Tuesday SXSW Picks

First night picks

Music Feature, Mar. 10, 2016

Half Japanese


Music Review, Feb. 18, 2016

Reissues: Spoon

Gimme Fiction

Music Review, Jan. 28, 2016

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

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