"...“[I] figure we’ll do some of the quiet stuff now – get it out of the way,” apologized Beck after having commingled the master class songcraft of his two best LPs, February’s Morning Phase and 2002 precursor Sea Change. “Blue Moon” rose far too bompy, but little else about Austin City Limits’ second taping of its 40th season Sunday night waned...."
"...David Beck and Paul Cauthen banded together to play their first Sons of Fathers gig in October 2010. The frontmen met in San Marcos when they showed up at a new club for a gig..."
"...In the beginning, there wasn't much love lost between David Beck and Paul Cauthen. Back in 2009, the two men ran in similar musical circles in San Marcos and frequently found themselves vying for the same gigs at the same clubs..."
"...Rounding the corner of Jason Archer's South Austin home, the first thing I see is Archer and friend/accomplice/co-animator Paul Beck huddled over a nasty-looking bomb. They're polishing this piece of artistic ordnance to a high gloss in preparation for their upcoming show at the new art space in town, Science 102, marking the venue's grand opening..."
"...Fitting that the latest from über-guitarist Jeff Beck contains the cut "THX138," a fitting nod to über-filmmaker George Lucas' first film THX-1138, because Beck's hour-long Who Else! -- like Lucas' 1970 sci-fi drama -- is futuristic without being formulaic. In "What Mama Said," the British string slinger quivers over a jungle beat osmotically procured from London's underground scene..."
"...Contributions from Attorneys: Thomas Harkness, Michael Archuleta, Stephanie Whitehurst, Sue & Jerry Galow, Cindy Stewart and Andrew Austin, Alice London, Scott & Elizabeth Ozmun, all from Watson's law firm (Whitehurst, Harkness & Watson), $27,500; Mark Mueller, $2,500; Melanie Barnes (Griggs & Harrison), $1,500; Austin law firm of Ray Wood & Fine, $1,250; L. Kent & Andrea Clay (McDonald Clay & Crow), $1,000; Colbert, Freeman, & Stribling, $2,000; Herron & Associates PC, $1,000; Paul William Kruse, attorney for Blue Bell Creameries, $1,000; Williams Patillo & Squires, $1,000; Dean Davis (Davis & Davis PC), $1,000; Bratton Law Firm of Austin, $1,000; Liddell Sapp Zivley Hill & LaBoon LLP, $1,000; Kenny & Valicia Bigham, $1,000; Hampton Skelton (Skelton & Woody), $1,000; David Beck (Beck Redden & Secrest), $1,000; Tom Albright (Scott, Douglass, Luton and McConnico), $1,000; Neal Jones, $1,000; Calame, Linebarger, Graham & Pena, $1,000; Scott Atlas, (Vinson & Elkins), $500; Kim & Terry Brightwell (Vinson & Elkins), $500; Susan Conway and John Howell (Vinson & Elkins), $500; Richard Hightower (Brown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline), $250; John T..."
"...While David Beck and Paul Cauthen had run in the same musical circles down the road in San Marcos and here in Austin, it wasn't until a weeklong sojourn in Brooklyn in December 2010 that they decided to join forces. They haven't looked back...."
"...• Christian "historian" David Barton announced on Glenn Beck's radio show that he could have totally whooped Sen. John Cornyn's ass in the primaries, but he is just so sore from lifting all those weights...."
"...Throwing Frisbees at the Sun: A Book About Beckby Rob Jovanovic Jawbone Press, 256 pp., $19.95 (paper)..."
"...Blue Healer can't help but be the best adult-contempo band in Austin's underground. The trio, anchored by David Beck and Bryan Mammel of aborted Americana darlings Sons of Fathers, formed in daring concept: pop music via distorted upright bass and Reagan-era keyboards..."
"...Aside from the fears of toxins, as well as property value and nuisance issues that justifiably worry those living near landfills, "To me, it's more about the truck traffic than anything else, and that's why I'm opposed to it being used for the zero-waste uses as well," says David Beck, another area resident. (Like the Gunlocks, Beck doesn't live in Webberville proper but belongs to the surrounding Park Springs Neighborhood Association.) "It doesn't make sense to have one central [facility] that's not even central – it's way out, on the edge of the county..."
"...The journey to that artistic realization wasn't easy or direct. It meant Cauthen splitting with Sons of Fathers and his songwriting partner David Beck just as the Austin roots outfit began garnering national attention behind 2013 sophomore effort Burning Days ("The Prodigy & the Prodigal," March 29, 2013)..."
"...› Sons of Fathers are now on hiatus. Bassist/vocalist David Beck explained that the rigors of the road and the trappings of the music business were causing the local roots band to become disillusioned..."
"...Behind the fervent core duo of Paul Cauthen and David Beck, opener “Big Diamond Waltz” set the tone. Tony Browne’s electric guitar ripped into Cauthen’s acoustic six-string, and celebrated local multi-instrumentalist Kullen Fuchs layered horns into the sound..."
"...File under Most Ridiculous Cease and Desist Ever. This local roots-rock act, fronted by David Beck and Paul Cauthen, used to be called Beck & Cauthen until Beck ("Loser") insisted the band change its name..."
"...With Jakob Dylan & the Gold Mountain Rebels following in the footsteps of last year’s headliner Bob Dylan, the rest of the 2008 Austin City Limits Music Festival, September 26-28 in Zilker Park, is suiting up. While there are still a number of high profile veteran artists (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Manu Chao, John Fogerty, David Byrne), the lineup, announced today, is dominated by alternative staples (Foo Fighters, Beck, the Mars Volta, Iron & Wine, Gnarls Barkley), right down to the local delegates (White Denim, the Strange Boys, Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears)...."
"...The remarkably short time frame in which these CenTexans have followed up their acclaimed 2011 debut demonstrates the continued growth as songwriters and producers (with an assist from Lloyd Maines) of David Beck and Paul Cauthen. Burning Days finds the pair leading a group that expands upon what worked so well before, primarily the vocal interplay between the frontmen and the elan of their youthful storytelling..."
"...Lamar, 206-1000) was a great success. All the participating cooks produced delicious food and enlightening commentary: Deborah Ben-Nun shared the secrets of the Moroccan fish that is her Sephardic mother-in-law's favorite Rosh Hashanah dish; Marilyn Scher, former pastry chef for Jeffrey's (1204 West Lynn, 477-5584) prepared the cheese blintzes her family serves for Break Fast at Yom Kippur; Lockhart native Abby Michelson demonstrated the herring in sour cream with apples and onions and the lox and cream cheese mold that are traditional Bar Mitzvah or Break Fast fare in their Ashkenazic Russian Jewish home; and retired Philadelphia baker David Beck brought his own Rival™ mixer from home to make the dough for his elegant, five-braid Challah..."
"...Twin Liquors has reached a settlement with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in a case that could have shuttered the liquor giant. Carolyn Beck, spokesperson for the TABC, confirmed the settlement, but did not offer further comment...."
"...According to a joint statement to be released Tuesday by Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Capital Metro President and CEO Linda Watson, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe, Rene Van De Zande of the Austin Aztex, UT-Austin President Bill Powers, Governor Rick Perry, and international soccer legend David Beckham, the planning group said, "We think it's time to acknowledge that Austin has long since become a major league city – and what better way to show it than by bringing a professional sports team into the heart of the city, along with an actual, functioning mass transit system." According to initial reports, the project will be funded by a combination of transit bonds (to be brought to the voters in November, as soon as the land-based routes are finalized), private investment, toll road overpayments, and a 25-year commitment of $10 million a year from the Texas Special Events Fund...."