Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
"...But, okay, and this Fragile Rock thing happened because –..."
"..."And we wanted somebody to work with Ronee, and find out what happened to Ronee." The Larivees didn't wait for Prudential's next move; Ronee's well-being was too fragile. Although again, it was not their "choice" to do so, the Larivees found another, female therapist for Ronee -- out-of-network. Determining "Medical Necessity" Prudential does provide for a three-level process of appeals when "members" have grievances (although on January 1, 1996, the company amended this policy to only two appeals). Sheri, rocketing between despondency and outrage, has already exhausted all three of her appeals -- during which, she says, Prudential mangled many of the facts of her case..."
"...I am backstage at America's Got Talent with my emo puppet band Fragile Rock, being interviewed after our performance...."
"...Losing both her parents within three years of each other changed rock & roll hero Joan Jett. Working with the Blackhearts and high profile guests Dave Grohl and Laura Jane Grace from Against Me!, the guitarist tapped into an introspective mood on September’s Unvarnished...."
"...With his black trenchcoat and jaded, doom-centric mien, he pulls it off, capturing, however improbably, the sheer, soulless exhaustion of a man who has nothing left to lose and everything to gain. Of course, he’s no longer playing in punk rock band Mucous Membrane, as Alan Moore would have it, but all in all it’s a fair trade-off..."
"...She is almost always somebody else's mother, but she is so full of warmth and kindness and of such a generous nature she has plenty of mothering to share. So it is with Joe's mother, Rebecca, whose shining eyes and fragrant glow fill in all the empty spaces in Simon Birch's cold and rocky life..."
"...This premise provides the perfect narrative set-up for Emma to become a murder witness. Enter detective Hallstrom (Quinn) a stereotypically tough-talking Chicago cop with whom Emma, after a rocky beginning, inevitably becomes involved..."
"...By our count, today’s additional names brings the running total to 1,443 of what will ultimately be nearly 2,000 performers. Also on the Friday inventory: stirring singer-songwriter Crywolf, nü-metal survivors Otep, New York songman Richard Barone, veteran NOLA roots rockers the Iguanas, Dallas rapper Blue, the Misfit, upbeat indie Americana band Horse Thief, and Anti Records-signed soul/blues badass Son Little...."
"...Austin Fun Laugh, Dammit!: Live comedy game show where, if contestants resist laughing, they win. Fri., 1:20-2pm Fragile Rock: America's favorite emo puppet band slits its felt wrists and lets its angsty feels bleed all over the stage..."
"...At the age of 17, he joined Monks' Night Out, a leading local troupe in the Nineties, and two years later joined Only 90% Effective, the first gang of improvisers launched at the University of Texas. The group's shift to more scripted work and Heilbron's focus on stand-up led him away from improv and Austin for several years, but since returning in 2010, he's found a base at the Institution Theater, where he's written the hit Fuck It's Hot sketch shows, guested with Girls Girls Girls during a Boys of Summer run, and begun teaching "Stand-Up for Improvisers." He also fronts the emo puppet band Fragile Rock and produces the Stand Up Empire TV program...."
"...Note: Last year the Hideout’s Improv Marathon was produced by a guy named Ryan Hill – he’s one of those Fragile Rock people, too – and this year that same Hill’s wrangling it again. Which works out well for your reporter, since I’ve already got an interview with Hill from last year that will serve to background the current situation...."
"...alum Aaron Sinclair moved under his own truncated moniker in 2016 for Get Out of the City. The shift allowed the decadelong Austin scene veteran to fully embrace brooding indie rock, full of guitar nerd solos and power chord bursts that recall a time when it wasn't helplessly cliche to like the Black Keys..."
"..."Dude, I service society by rocking. Okay? I'm out there, on the front lines, liberating people with my music..."
"...Most anticipated set goes to the first solo appearance in Austin by the B-52s' Cindy Wilson. A far cry from the shake and shout of Georgia's New Wave heroes, Wilson unveils swooning electro-pop described as "turbo chill." A poet, guitarist, and composer from San Francisco, Luke Sweeney melds a classic rock vibe with a psychedelic strain of pop..."
"...American SharksSat., 4pm, the Keep stage Superfast stoner-rock trio thunders drums, latent pop, and Seventies glam-fluences...."
"...Other international intrigues include UK troubadour Frank Turner, Brit-pop royalty in Supergrass singer Gaz Coombes, Korean hip-hop duo XXX, catchy Spanish garage rock quartet Hinds, and young Irish vintage rockers the Strypes...."
"...Queer Art Show: Beth Consetta Rubel’s Higher Learning Artist Rubel melds childhood toys into adult games while taking a satirical look at pop culture. From the racial passing of Rachel Dolezal to the ongoing protests at Standing Rock..."
"...There’s been no shortage of Nirvana-centric books, films, and posthumous music released in the 16 years since Kurt Cobain’s suicide. Brett Morgen’s doc magically captures something few rock docs convey: the heart and soul, the very essence of their subject...."
"...Martin's Press. Every Anxious Wave, a novel of love, time travel, and Nineties indie rock, will be out in about a year..."
"...Last time we told you about local comedy mover-and-shaker Brently Heilbron, it was because of his emo puppet band, Fragile Rock. This time it's because of his new show on PBS: Stand Up Empire...."