South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...The ensuing full-length of the same title, patient, deep-thinking Americana that earned a four-star rave in the Chronicle, served as a troubadour turn for then-26-year-old Evan Charles, who formerly fronted pure, homegrown rock & roll acts the Sweet Nuthin and the Daze. Producer Jonas Wilson, keen on the Austin native's distinct voice and poetic lyrics, all but dragged Charles into the studio to document a subdued DIY vision on the order of Leonard Cohen's Songs From a Room...."
"...Altamesa, the cosmic Americana outfit led locally by Evan Charles, portions out its new album in novel form: over the course of a monthly serial entwining songs, art, and storytelling...."
"..."Most country records suck, and most Americana records around here are boring," shrugs Douglas, who debuts the new project live at Sidewinder on Friday. "We went in with the premise of making a country record as an indie band and being cocky about it, like, 'Yeah, we don't do this music, but our record's gonna be better than yours!'" Evan Charles Goes Solo..."
"...The Southwest horns swerving opening opus "The New West" set a scene of desolation, looking at hinterlands not as possibility but rather as opportunity wasted ("The new West is a ghost town of dreams already dreamt"). Calexico hangs heavy in tone at the outset, with Evan Charles' sleepy vocals and Sean Faires' cinematic guitar licks sharing the same ambivalent desert explorations as Joey Burns and John Convertino..."
"...Consider Evan Charles a musician's musician amongst the eclectic Austin scene. Helping populate a plethora of local acts including day-trippers the Daze, basement grinders the Sweet Nuthin, and R&B jammers the Happen-Ins, the singer here immerses himself in folk and Americana as if he and his new backing trio Altamesa were born to it..."
"...When Wally Grossman perished in a motorcycle accident in 2011, Midwood's condolences to Penny and offer to cancel the evening concert was met with her telling him, "The show must go on." That rings true now as Midwood helps continue the legacy of the 31-year-old bar with music most nights of the week. Saturday brings platinum-voiced country singer Lucas Hudgins, Thursday loads Fingerpistol, and next Friday lights up Wild Bill's "Joint at the Point" series featuring Carson McHone, Evan Charles, and eight other Austin songwriters...."
"...“He loved all things Southern. It was started by our family’s love of the 1973 zydeco album Another Saturday Night and Bobby Charles!”..."
"...Harlem rapper A$AP Ferg joins homegrown concert promotions executive Charles Attal of C3 Presents, Billboard editorial director Mike Bruno, and Angela Yee, co-host of hip-hop-leaning syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club, for a discussion about tech’s effect on creation, distribution, monetization, and music consumption...."
"...So how does Days of Future Past fare? It has its moments, though nothing here approaches the emotional sock in the jaw of Jean Grey’s self-sacrifice, or that bullet to Charles Xavier’s spine, or, more to the point, the way mutants’ few options – live a closeted life or risk being hunted down for being different – resonated with gay viewers, an analogy the first X-Men movies made movingly. (And progressively: Anti-bullying messages and the push for gay marriage were barely part of the cultural conversation back then, let alone national rallying cries.) Which is all to say: Comic-book movies have the capability of being a lot more than just two air-conditioned hours of snazzy special effects...."
"...Retaining some of the flavor of the community of voices he fashioned in 1994's Nobody's Fool, director Benton keeps the story moving forward through its tenuous social connections. The script by Allison Burnett, based on a book by Charles Baxter, is another thing entirely, positing so many ridiculous coincidences, illogical occurrences, and sandpapered truths that this "feast" quickly becomes a veritable trough..."
"...Directed by: Charles Stone III. Starring: Bernie Mac, Angela Bassett, Michael Rispoli, Brian J..."
"...(Dir. Charles Lum & Todd Verow) - Southwest Premiere..."
"...Directed by: Charles T. Kanganis..."
"...In addition to the previously announced opening night film from hometown hero Richard Linklater, Everybody Wants Some, Keith Maitland has two films making their world premiere. TOWER delves into mass murderer Charles Whitman's UT Tower shooting, while A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story traces the history of the venerable music show..."
"...Night Owls Director: Charles Hood, Screenwriters: Seth Goldsmith, Charles Hood After Kevin has a one night stand with Madeline, he discovers she’s actually his boss’ jilted mistress. When she takes a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin has to keep her awake....."
"...In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy. Cast: Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier, Victoria Lefebvre, Aline Charles FESTIVAL FAVORITES..."
"...Salvant, Kathy Hinson, and Jay Rather, as well as photographs by Laura Calfee. Spicewood is currently featuring new paintings by Al Brouillette, Gary Thornton, Jerry Seagle, Herb Rather, Ann Templeton, and Carrie Ballard, as well as sculpture by Cindy Burleson and Charles Umlauf...."
"...• Charles Caldas, CEO of global digital rights agency Merlin NEWS AND JOURNALISM..."
"...Fort Tilden Directors/Screenwriters: Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers It shouldn't be this hard for Allie and Harper to get to the beach. Cast: Bridey Elliott, Clare McNulty, Griffin Newman, Jeffrey Scaperrotta, Neil Casey (World Premiere)..."
"...Charles Russell, president of the West End Association and owner of the Pecan Street Emporium on Sixth, says the loss of onstreet parking and pedestrian access caused by the Fifth and Sixth Street tunnels would cause West Austin to deteriorate. "We're one of the few viable downtown areas that has residential areas and business areas together in harmony," says Russell, "and we're a thriving area, unlike downtown, which has very little shopping and very little residential area."..."