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Down the Line
The 2010-11 Austin Music Awards crown South by Southwest's Saturday night
Music Story  March 25, 2011, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Between cult Texan Josh T. Pearson taking a page out of Blaze Foley's beard on Urban Outfitters' back patio construction site at high noon ("I'm playing the Gap at 4pm and American Apparel at 6," he deadpanned), and the Plastic Ono Band stilling and thrilling Elysium 13 hours later – matching no less than Mr..."

Blaze Foley
Music Review  August 13, 2010, by Lee Nichols
"...Blaze FoleyThe Dawg Years (Fat Possum)..."

Blaze Foley
Music Review  July 16, 2010, by Lee Nichols
"...Blaze FoleySittin' by the Road (Lost Art)..."

Lovett Longtime Foley Fan
Postmarks  July 15, 2010
"...Dear Editor, Just a knowing comment about an error in one of your articles – a review of the new Blaze Foley album [“Texas Platters,” Music, July 16]. The statement that is incorrect is that Lyle Lovett came to Blaze's fold posthumously..."

"Since Reagan Was President"
Rhythm Rats top Outhouse reunion
DAILY Music  April 9, 2010, by Margaret Moser
"...Emmajoe’s was home to Lyle Lovett, Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt, and Nanci Griffith, folks who often drifted up the street to the Outhouse. Blaze Foley best immortalized it in Blaze Foley Live at the Austin Outhouse...."

The Tire Mound of Mystery
Thousands of city tires lie moldering southeast of town – and the city is claiming ignorance
News Story  December 4, 2009, by Jordan Smith
"...(Almaguer says he recently restacked the entire field because it had become a mosquito-breeding wonderland and attracted a number of snakes.) Abandoned tires also have a nasty habit of catching fire – and when they do, the fire can be very difficult to extinguish. A 3-acre dump in southeast Houston caught fire in 2002, sending flames 300 feet into the air; it took nearly four days to quell the blaze..."

Page Two: The Incredibles
SXSW Film lines 'em up
Columns  March 13, 2009, by Louis Black
"...Drunken Angel: The Legend of Blaze Foley: I haven't seen the film but again let me note Sybil Rosen's memoir Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley, because it is damn wonderful...."

Page Two: Wild & Free
Surveying the SXSW landscape
Columns  March 6, 2009, by Louis Black
"...There's a documentary on Blaze Foley that I haven't seen yet, but let me plug writer Sybil Rosen's poetic, evocative memoir Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley one more time, because it is damn wonderful. The SX Global program is bringing a large number of international films to SXSW..."

Film News
Is the Texas film scene resuscitating itself?
Screens Column  February 13, 2009, by Joe O'Connell
"...Meanwhile, the South by Southwest Film Festival (March 13-21) is showing a lot of Texas love this year, including the world premieres of Tim McCanlies' The Two Bobs, about a pair of video-game legends whose latest game is stolen; Kevin Triplett's long-awaited documentary of the late musician Blaze Foley; and Karen Skloss' Sunshine, about two generations of single mothers. On the panel side, John Pierson will moderate a discussion with indie distribution sage Bob Berney (The Passion of the Christ, My Big Fat Greek Wedding), the Chronicle's own Marjorie Baumgarten is part of a panel that will examine the shrinking film criticism marketplace, and Jeffrey Tambor is back with more profound (and hilarious) advice for actors..."

SXSW 09 Film Lineup Announced
What's all the ruckus? Why, it's the SXSW Film lineup!
DAILY Screens  February 1, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...Blaze Foley Inside Director: Kevin Triplett A documentary on the everyday man behind the legend, Blaze Foley. Born in a tree house, killed in a friend's living room and 86'ed from his own funeral, is now a bona fide country music legend whose songs are covered by Merle Haggard, John Prine, Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett..."

Page Two: A Cheating Top 10
An introduction, then a list of lots of cool things, shoved into 10 slots, that are not necessarily related to 2008
Columns  January 2, 2009, by Louis Black
"...8) Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley, by Sybil Rosen It's not just a beautifully written book, offering a great portrait of Foley, but in addition captures a certain lifestyle of the 1970s as well as anything else and better than most. It was great not only to get to spend some time with Foley again but to do it without the often-destructive craziness of when I really knew him...."

Film News
Watchdog group Texans for Public Justice has a bone to pick with the guv and his new film incentives proposal
Screens Column  December 26, 2008, by Joe O'Connell
"...Ten years in the making, Kevin Triplett's documentary Blaze Foley Inside, about the late Austin singer-songwriter, is complete (somewhere between a rough cut and a final cut). He got oodles of help from director of photography Mike Nicholson, editor Rita Sanders, and too many more to name....."

Sing Me Back Home
Merel Haggard at the Paramount
DAILY Music  June 19, 2008, by Doug Freeman
"...Though starting a little rough, Haggard and the Strangers finally fell in sync with “That’s the Way Love Goes” and “Big City,” rousing the crowd to sing along. His version of Blaze Foley’s “If I Could Only Fly” especially brought the cheers, as shouts of “Blaze!” rang throughout the song..."

Outlaws Update
DAILY Sports  June 13, 2008, by Ashley Moreno
"...In last Saturday’s game, the Austin Outlaws shutout the New Orleans Blaze 48-0. It’s no wonder defensive coordinator Narlen Baker felt fairly confident going into their first away game against the Blaze..."

Playing Through
The Austin Outlaws' Shadana Hurd averages 13 yards per carry, but that doesn't exclude her playing a second position on the field
Columns  May 23, 2008, by Ashley Moreno
"...Hurd (previously of the University of Texas at San Antonio's track team and a three-year Outlaws veteran) constitutes no exception. In the Outlaws game on May 10, against the New Orleans Blaze, Hurd ran 274 yards for five touchdowns..."

The glories of extreme skiing are proclaimed from international mountaintops.
Film Review  March 7, 2008, by Marc Savlov
"...The parallels between the surfing community's Endless Summer and Steep's endless winter (or the "Lords of Snowtown") are there for all to see, and many of the goggled maniacs on display here are revealed to be, in the end, pretty sane people. Certainly they're no more mad than Lewis and Clark or more foolhardy than the Donner Party, all of whom sought to blaze trails into previously unexplored, almost certainly treacherous territories with mixed results and little more than snowshoes..."

Music Review  September 7, 2007, by Raoul Hernandez
"...BlazeNight Sangin'..."

Snake Charmer
Ray Wylie Hubbard survived the crash, recovered the black box, and continues to fly high and get lowdown with 'Snake Farm.'
Music Story  June 23, 2006, by Margaret Moser
"...Michael Murphey was a folk singer, who added Herb Steiner on steel guitar. There were also the more underground guys like Blaze Foley, Townes Van Zandt, and Guy Clark...."

Page Two
The artistic genius of 79-year-old cinematographer Haskell Wexler is only the beginning of his story; the passion and eloquence of his lifelong political commitment stand equal to his cinematic achievements
Columns  June 10, 2005, by Louis Black
"...Listing all his credits is impossible in this space, but among the films he has shot are Elia Kazan's America, America (1963), Tony Richardson's The Loved One (1965 – he also co-produced), Mike Nichols' Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), Norman Jewison's In the Heat of the Night (1966) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Milos Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975 – he was replaced toward the end of the shoot), Hal Ashby's Bound for Glory (1976) and Coming Home (1978), Blake Edwards' The Man Who Loved Women (1983), Dennis Hopper's Colors (1988), Ron Shelton's Blaze (1989), Arthur Hiller's The Babe (1992), and Michael Moore's Canadian Bacon (1995), as well as Matewan (1987), The Secret of Roan Inish (1994), Limbo (1999), and Silver City (2004) for Sayles and Renzi...."

Unclothed for Business
Kitty Kitty Bang Bang keeps burlesque alive in Austin
Arts Story  July 9, 2004, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...By now, at least seven have made the cut to become Kitties and strut their stuff in the fashion of Blaze Starr and other legends at local clubs and parties. Besides those already mentioned, there's Venus Velvet, Legs Cadillac, and Lucky St..."

Yogurt Shop Trial Turns Fiery
Week Two of the capital murder trial of Michael Scott, the second defendant charged in Yogurt Shop Murders.
News Story  August 30, 2002, by Jordan Smith
"...Relying on evidence he collected at the crime scene in 1991, AFD investigator Melvin Stahl originally concluded that the blaze began in a back corner of the store, on a set of metal shelves where paper and Styrofoam supplies were stored. The fire, he testified, spread upwards, out and across a walk-in freezer, and eventually to the floor, burning the bodies of the four girls..."

Visitor Q
Sheesh. I'm still recovering from last year's Miike film to play Austin -- the mind-warping, soul-blighting Audition -- which arrived stateside bearing little indication of the horrors contained within. This...
Film Review  May 24, 2002, by Marc Savlov
"...Mom is routinely battered by her son (Uchida) and finds refuge in everybody's favorite anxiety obliterator, heroin, while the household is blasted with fireworks by a roving high school gang eager to make meat pies out of junior. Enter Visitor Q (Watanabe), who arrives in an almost farcical blaze of glory (he beats dad senseless with a rock) and introduces the brood to a whole new level of bloodshed, sex, and, everyone's favorite fetish, out-of-control lactation..."

There's much to like about Bandits, Barry Levinson's new film about a romantic triangle that blossoms among a pair of gentlemen bank robbers and a suburban housewife who has grown...
Film Review  October 12, 2001, by Marc Savlov
"...Willis and Thornton are immensely enjoyable, but Paul Newman and Robert Redford they're not, and the film's tone falls somewhere short of revelatory. The script, by Harley Peyton (of Twin Peaks fame) breaks up the narrative drive with sequences of the semi-dynamic duo being interviewed by an America's Most Wanted-type program, and the whole film is presented as a series of flashbacks -- Joe and Terry, we're told in the first few minutes, are dead, having gone out in a blaze of glory sometime before..."

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 16, 2001
"...BLAZE: Austin drummer Brannen Temple has a knack for assembling combos of amazing individual merit and collective chemistry, and Blaze, may be his best. The quintet's self-titled debut CD is straight jazz played sharp, and just a little bit funky..."

Co-op in Smoke
The fire that destroyed the Arrakis Co-op left more than embers in its wake.
Features Story  January 12, 2001, by Stuart Prestidge
"...The severity of the blaze was exacerbated by the interior design of the 1930s wooden house and by flames coming into direct contact with a gas line, directing the path of the fire into the attic, where it quickly spread through the cavernous walls and ceiling, making any real possibility of sustained firefighting extremely hazardous. Firefighters eventually left the scene at approximately 5am the following morning..."

Critics Poll 2000
Music Story  January 5, 2001
"...Christopher Hess: Brannen Temple's Blaze..."

Blaze Foley Inside: BFI Three (Deep South)
Texas Platters
Music Review  September 29, 2000, by Lee Nichols
"...Blaze Foley Inside: BFI Three(Deep South) We're up to the third volume in a tribute series to the most famous singer you've never heard of. Surely, you think, a good idea is being beaten to death and it's time to end this thing..."

Drunken Angel
Decades before Lucinda Williams turned the phrase “drunken angel” into a beautifully elegiac song for the departed musician Blaze Foley, the Japanese film maverick Akira Kurosawa used the phrase (Yoidore...
Film Review  July 12, 2000, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Starring: Michiyo Kogure, Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura. Decades before Lucinda Williams turned the phrase “drunken angel” into a beautifully elegiac song for the departed musician Blaze Foley, the Japanese film maverick Akira Kurosawa used the phrase (Yoidore Tenshi, in Japanese) as the title for this 1948 gangster film..."

SXSW Music Festival
Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 17, 2000
"...BLAZE/BRANNEN TEMPLE: Not only is Brannen Temple one of the best drummers in Austin, he's also one of the busiest. That's because he can do anything; funk, rock, jazz, R&B, and rap acts all turn up on this man's resume..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  December 24, 1999
"...It would be a multipurpose celebration not only of school spirit but of the wonderful qualities of North American housing. The students could live in the structures for the year prior to bonfire and get another round for the following year's blaze..."

The Boys
Absolutely uncompromising in its depiction of the tedium of garden-variety evil, this feature debut is as relentlessly downbeat -- and as stoically uncompromising -- as they come. Sad to say,...
Film Review  October 22, 1999, by Marc Savlov
"...Younger brothers Stevie (Hayes) and Glenn (Polson) are both petty criminals and do their best to assuage Brett as their cowed and frightened mother putters about ignoring the seething, low drone of coiled tension within the household. Stevie's pregnant girlfriend cowers, uncomprehending, while Brett's old flame Michelle (Toni Collette of The Sixth Sense) backpedals furiously, simultaneously trying to calm her drunken ex and blaze trails as fast as possible..."

Texas Platters
Music Review  July 11, 1997
"...You'd think I would've learned after Blaze Foley's death. But no..."

SXSW Music Adds 80 Acts
Steve Earle and Easy Life highlight sixth list
DAILY Music  January 31, 2019, by Kevin Curtin
"...Also added in this sixth lineup drop, is Blur guitarist Graham Coxon, whose long solo career recently sprouted the soundtrack for popular Netflix dark teen comedy The End of the F***ing World. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, one of the most exciting up-and-coming artists in country, signs on as well, alongside rock & roll revelators Banditos, Americana songster and recent Blaze (Foley) star Ben Dickey, Nashville bar rockers Thelma & the Sleaze, dancehall OG General Smiley, and Too Free, which features Merchandise singer Carson Cox...."

Austin Terror Fest Drops the Big One
Third year comer triples down at Empire & Barracuda June 7-9
DAILY Music  January 23, 2019, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Panopticon (Texas debut: two sets – one all-Blaze Foley)..."

My Years With Townes Van Zandt
Twenty years with Townes Van Zandt riding shotgun
Music Story  December 20, 2018, by Doug Freeman

Bill Leissner: I Shot the Eighties
Event to fund photographer's book showing the decade in Austin
DAILY Arts  December 7, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...Judging by what he shot, he looks to have been at just about every rock show, theatre production, and political schmoozefest that took place in that decade, capturing everyone from Lady Bird to Biscuit, Joe "King" to Gov. Ann, Stubbs to Blaze, the Uranium Savages to the cast of In the West..."

Review: Revel's Existential Solstice
In a concert evoking winter's cold and darkness, warmth
DAILY Arts  December 5, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...But it wasn't just the music that brought the coziness. The spirit of all the people onstage – McElhaney, the musicians of invoke, Heller and his 16 Chamber Ensemble singers, and guest poet Nathan Brown – made Existential Solstice as welcoming as a crackling blaze on the hearth..."

ZM3 Live Productions' Echo of a Refugee ... Me?
Zell Miller III's latest was a state of the city address that called out Austin for gentrification and policies harmful to its black citizens
Arts Review  August 16, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...This was Miller doing what he has done so powerfully for more than 25 years: igniting words and firing them at audiences, where they blaze and dazzle, casting heat and light. He is a poet of the first order, molding language and rhythm into passion-fueled vehicles for truth able to, as I wrote on Miller's induction into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame in 2017, "crack open any issue, pierce any position, slice through bullshit ....."

Thousand Foot Whale Claw
Music Review  July 26, 2018, by Alejandra Ramirez
"...1 (2013), the quartet's third LP winds cyborg sagas, Krautrock explorations, four-on-the-floor synth freakouts, walls of drone, and jam instrumentals. Opener "No Kingdom" burns slow with space-prog electronics that blaze into caustic distortion and frantic riffs..."

Recommended Live Music for the Weekend
Psych, pop, and punk this weekend? Yes, please.
DAILY Chron Events  June 29, 2018, by The Music Staff
"...Ethan Hawke’s gorgeous cinematic ode to Blaze Foley hits screens in August, and Arkansas native Ben Dickey inhabits the late local songwriter with uncanny heart. Charlie Sexton is cast as Townes Van Zandt and together they’ll offer up tribute to Foley and Austin’s gritty Eighties..."

Mark Duplass: Brothers, Netflix, Respect, and Kindness
Austin's most famous filmmaking siblings return
DAILY Screens  May 9, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Our little circle, it's there, but there's a lot of auteur bullshit that goes on. "I have to have my vision, I have to do it my way, and if somebody doesn't agree with me, then I just have to blaze through them."..."

Review: con flama
Salvage Vanguard puts us on the bus for an illuminating ride
DAILY Arts  April 6, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...The burning of that neighborhood is just one way that con flama is true to its title. Literal flames blaze in more than one of its stories, but there are also metaphorical fires – the burning of a heart with love for another, the inferno of rage..."

ATX Film News
Our monthly guide to what's filming and screening
Screens Column  February 15, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...SXSW's Austin contingent grew last week with the new slate of features, shorts, and Midnighters. Joining previously announced names like the Zellner brothers with Damsel, Yen Tan's AIDS drama 1985, and Ethan Hawke's Blaze: Owen Egerton's latest horror, Blood Fest; They Live Here, Now, a documentary about Austin's Casa Marianella, which helps refugees settling in the U.S.; Hold to Your Best Self, the new series from Emily Hagins; and "Come & Take It," with PJ Raval and groundbreaking documentarian/UT professor Ellen Spiro taking aim on the "Cocks Not Glocks" protest against guns on campus..."

"Keith Carter: Notes on the Universe" at Stephen L. Clark Gallery
This solo exhibition shows the photographer in pursuit of whatever unseen cosmic force animates us
Arts Review  December 28, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...On the adjacent wall, however, is a group of animals who seem to see what we cannot: owls. In the eight images from his Nocturnes series, Carter offers commanding portraits of the nocturnal birds of prey, with deep, oily blacks enrobing them and making their pupils into midnight pits surrounded by white rings that blaze like the orb in the photo with the balloons..."

Austin Heads to Sundance
Zellners' latest and Blaze Foley film booked for Utah fest
DAILY Screens  December 1, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...A slice of local musical history also makes its big-screen debut as Hawke dons his director hat and debuts Foley, his take on the life of the late and legendary Blaze Foley. Arkansas rock & roller Ben Dickey stars as the duct tape messiah in this adaptation of Living in the Woods in a Tree, Sybil Rosen's autobiographical account of her life with the singer-songwriter..."

Worm Suicide
Music Review  November 30, 2017, by Tim Stegall
"...A mid-Nineties Victoria hardcore outfit reformed when singer Pablo Flores and guitarist/vocalist Scott Free found themselves relocated to post-millennial Austin, and now these darlings of the former Bull McCabe's scene amp the comic, antisocial snotcore of Fear and the Meatmen to ridiculous levels of aggression. Clean, full production lets the quintet's high-speed, sub-metal riffs blaze with articulation and clarity, so Flores barks his hilariously nasty lyrics with maximum sonic impact: "Now you wear a fanny pack, bring a diaper bag onstage" ("Babies Ruin Bands")..."

Tommy Howard
Music Review  November 30, 2017, by Michael Toland
"...The guitarist zips across the fretboard with impeccable technique and absolute precision, sounding at ease whether he's improvising or comping behind a Durham bass solo. Jumping from the finger-popping swing of "Tune for Lex" to the Latin-tinged blaze of "Tragic Magic" and the sensual seduction of "The Ritual," Howard sounds unleashed but never unhinged, always sticking close to the melody..."

The Crack Pipes
Music Review  October 19, 2017, by Michael Toland
"...The avant-garde electronics of "East Side Injections" contrast with the James Brown funk of "Make Out Party," yet both tracks feel cut from the same Cracked cloth. The album's heart resides in "Q&A," a flowering mini-epic that begins with soulful spoken social commentary before erupting into a frenzied blaze of rock & roll..."

Point Austin: Another Night of Blood
One more episode in the culture of the gun
News Column  October 5, 2017, by Michael King
"...It's not yet clear what might have motivated this latest murderer, although it's unlikely to be complicated. A man angry at the world for some real or imaginary disappointments – things common to all of us – but with plenty of money and ready access to multiple military-style weapons, decides to end it all in a blaze of carnage, attacking a large crowd from above precisely because they provide helpless targets..."

David Lowery on His Haunting New Film A Ghost Story
Casey Affleck plays a spirit unstuck in time
Screens Story  July 13, 2017, by Sean L. Malin
"...With Carruth's input, A Ghost Story evolved from a "rushing river" of a movie into "a series of lakes interconnected by rushing streams," Lowery laughs. The final product is an indescribable combination of "long, placid, still sequences" with the enveloping visual magnificence of Béla Tarr (largely thanks to Andrew Droz Palermo's cinematography) and the melancholic Western lyricism of Blaze Foley..."

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