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The Applicators What's Your Excuse (Cornerstone R.A.S.)
Music Review  May 25, 2001, by Christopher Gray
"...The ApplicatorsWhat's Your Excuse (Cornerstone R.A.S.) Coming and going in less time than it takes Robert Downey Jr. to score drugs, the Applicators' What's Your Excuse takes a mere 25 minutes to remind us all why girls kick ass..."

The Applicators
Bonus Tracks
Music Review  November 3, 2006, by Austin Powell
"...The Applicators..."

The Applicators
Bonus tracks
Music Review  January 27, 2006, by Greg Beets
"...The Applicators..."

The Applicators
Music Showcase
Music Review  March 15, 2002, by Jerry Renshaw
"...The Applicators Hole in the Wall, Thursday 14 Awhile back, a friend noted that latter-day punkers are like Civil War re-enactors. They put on the clothes, go through all the motions, and don't miss a trick, with the full knowledge that it was all done before, and quite awhile back at that..."

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 17, 2006
"...Either way, this Aussie fivepiece makes a SXSW return after a scalding set in '05 and its first proper LP due out later this year on Rainbow Quartz. – Michael Bertin THE APPLICATORS12mid, Emo's IV Austin's Applicators inject uncommon passion and pathos into the oft-rote confines of modern-day pop-punk..."

The Applicators apply themselves, inside the Bubble Empire, and more
Music Column  August 12, 2005, by Christopher Gray
"...French Twist Local musician, producer, and Bubble Studios co-founder Chris "Frenchie" Smith is usually as animated offstage as he is cranking out the riffage with Young Heart Attack. Whether talking about good friends like the Applicators or the thrill of opening for Ted Nugent, his enthusiasm for boisterous rock & roll is palpable, and, not surprisingly, it's almost off the charts when he starts in about his new record label, Bubble Empire Recordings..."

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 19, 2004
"...The Applicators1am, Fox & Hound The Applicators' alluring stage presence doesn't hurt these local gals' cause, but it's sneering, hook-heavy tunes like "Puke on You" that keep folks coming back for more. Their 2001 debut, What's Your Excuse (Cornerstone RAS), was produced by Circle Jerk Greg Hetson and featured credible covers of Sleater-Kinney and the Dead Milkmen..."

Outer-space transmissions picked up by recent dental work
Music Column  December 19, 2003, by Christopher Gray
"...Austin punk lionesses the Applicators have a good-sized local following, temporarily including original Jackass Johnny Knoxville, but across the pond they rocked the BBC Radio 1 stage at this summer's Reading and Leeds festivals. "People knew who we were, which was weird," admits singer Sabrina Ewing..."

Austin readies for Super Bowl weekend with roller skates, TV cameras, and a "yuppie makeover"
Music Column  January 24, 2003, by Christopher Gray
"...stopping by the Flamingo Cantina tonight for Echoset, with Room 710 and the Rollerderby tryouts (see above) somewhere in the mix. That's if the acerbic comedian survives a night at the Yellow Rose with a guy who makes metal underwear for some of the dancers, followed by an afterparty at South Austin studio/rehearsal space Million Dollar Sound, where punk queens the Applicators could be on hand for some wee-hours rocking..."

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 15, 2002
"...THE APPLICATORS: Formed in 1999, this Austin all-girl punk quartet delivers loud bursts of two-minute hate that retain just enough Ramonesy pop aspirations to keep things fun. Their debut, What's Your Excuse? was produced by former Circle Jerk Greg Hetson..."

Dancing About Architecture
Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...
Music Column  July 27, 2001, by Ken Lieck
"...It looks like a similar relationship between the Applicators and the Circle Jerks means good news for Austin. Seems the Jerks are playing only five shows on their reunion minitour next month, but Austin is one of them and the Apps will open for the legendary punks at Emo's August 11..."

Sk8 Baby Sk8
Austin author Inga Muscio (Cunt, Seal Press) reflects on her experience as a badass skateboard babe and wonders why more women in Austin don't fancy life on four wheels.
Features Story  April 7, 2000, by Inga M. Muscio
"...Stephanie Tower, drummer of the kickass punk band the Applicators, started skating seven years ago, and the passion hasn't abated:..."

Sunset II
Ag Department Cleans House
News Story  June 30, 1995
"...The M-44 "Use Restriction Bulletin" states this pretty clearly: "M-44 devices and sodium cyanide capsules shall not be sold or transferred to, or entrusted to the care of any person not supervised or monitored by the Texas Department of Agriculture... Supervisors of applicators shall check the records, warning signs and M-44 devices of each applicator at least once a year to verify that all applicable laws, regulations and restrictions are being followed." Similar instructions are part of the Compound 1080 use restrictions...."

The Cult of Nick Curran Remembers His Guitar Genius
From rhythm & blues to rockabilly and punk, the late Austin shredder lived to subvert genres
Music Story  September 28, 2017, by Tim Stegall
"...Meanwhile, Curran's private life came to a head as well. He was seeing Applicators guitarist Avery Carl, and enjoying domesticity as only he could...."

Exploring Eco-Friendly Period Products
When Mother Earth meets Aunt Flo
Features Story  April 20, 2017, by Rachael Hellman
"...Over the course of her menstruating years, the average woman produces 250-300 pounds of garbage from "pads, plugs, and applicators," according to Elissa Stein's book, Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation. This waste adds up, and still doesn't reflect hidden costs such as the resources consumed in the production of disposable products...."

Friends of SIMS Wanna Be Your Dog
Locals cover classics for musicians healthcare provider
DAILY Music  December 14, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Sabrina Worthington, punk rock wailer for warrior princesses the Applicators, unleashes Iggy Pop’s dog-in-heat declarations over the heavy pounding of bassist John Michael, Schatzi drummer Kyle Schneider, and ex-Pariah guitarist Kyle Ellison. Meanwhile, the real fireworks discharge in a double-dose of screaming, octave-warped guitar solos from Butthole Surfers guitarist Paul Leary...."

A Boy Named Emo
What was your favorite show on Red River at Emo's?
Music Story  December 30, 2011
"...Sets from the Dragons, Lords of Altamont, the Immortal Lee County Killers II, Scandinavian badasses Demons, and the Lazy Cowgirls blew my rock & roll-starved mind. Better still, Austin was well-represented by the Sons of Hercules, Riverboat Gamblers, the Crack Pipes, the Applicators, the Hard Feelings, the Deadites, and Total Sound Group Direct Action Committee..."

Banging the Drum
Fun Fun Fun Fest after parties
DAILY Music  October 22, 2010, by Audra Schroeder
"...Beerland: The Applicators, the Motards..."

La Lotteria
The annual grab bag returns to Red 7
DAILY Music  August 13, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...La Lotteria kicks off at 9pm. With members of Heartless Bastards, the Applicators, Gorch Fock, Manikin, the Strange Attractors, and the Chronicle’s own Mark Fagan taking part, there’s a strong chance you might see the debut from a Red River super-group...."

Shock and Awesomeness
Stephen Romano puts the movies in his mind down on paper in his fake-history coffeetable book, Shock Festival
Screens Story  October 24, 2008, by Marc Savlov
"...Over the course of the past year and a half, Romano called in virtually all of his Austin friends and associates to portray the various characters that would make up Shock Festival's exploitation universe. Keen-eyed observers of the Austin film and music community will see everyone from go-go babes the Satan's Cheerleaders to punk purists the Applicators in supporting roles, as well as a who's who of local genre enthusiasts who heeded Romano's clarion call for "fresh meat." (Full disclosure: My lousy mug appears in a single photo as Italian film producer Umilli Bonito..."

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