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"...It steps off the fuzz pedals and finds a razor sharpness in clean tones. Guitarists Cory Plump and George Dishner thread those modulations through delay for something subtle and sunless, downplaying Dinos' affinity for blow-out-your-earholes recordings that battered fans in later years..."
"...One example was the recent Sheets of Easter Everywhere, a two-cassette covers collection (with four more to be released) of Oneida's trance-rock classic, "Sheets of Easter," including tracks by Jana Hunter, the Coke Dares, Excepter, and Oh, Beast!, among others. Now split between Austin and Chicago and run by Hodges, George Dishner, Cory Plump, and Nate Cross, who also make up most of the seven-member thrash behemoth When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, they make music for breaking furniture instead of imitating it. Established: 2005 Kingpins: Jesse Hodges, George Dishner, Cory Plump, and Nate Cross Number of releases: 13 Notable releases: Tuxedo Killers, M..."
"...With last year's debut EP, Spiral Haircase, Tuxedo Killers pulled off a post-punk fission of Austin, 1985, minimalism and maximum freneticism warring to the donkey screams of George Dishner. "NYC Soap," "I'm So Funn!," and "Friendly Feud" kicked black and blue for 17 fan-"Tasticle" minutes..."
"...Their evolution into muscular grunge splendor began with guitarist Marc Voorhees bringing Plump, Hodges, and Daniel Francis Doyle together with counterparts Nate Cross (guitar), Brandon Crowe (drums), and George Dishner (singer/screamer). Neither jokey nor too serious, Dinos are just right...."
"...Third album Clean Blood, Regular Acid opens with the same sort of odd-tuned guitar discordance ("Wet Beer") that ricocheted endlessly from their two bookending 2013 LPs. This iteration, the first on co-frontman Cory Plump's day job – Austin's Monofonus Press – doesn't settle into any single sort of shakeup, ripping 11 songs that register under three minutes (including five that fail to break two), and an eight-minute closer ("Cory's Theme") that defy easy post-punk categorization while firmly resembling his, George Dishner, and Chris Stephenson's noise behemoth When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth..."
"...When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth stomps a wild rumpus of double everything – guitars, bass, drums, and shriek. Satellite Austin trio Spray Paint not only strips back the Dinos' gargantuan clatter, guitarists/vocalists George Dishner and Cory Plump with drummer Chris Stephenson (also Dikes of Holland) nudge post-punk from its latter-day soft/loud axis to a more old-school minimum/maximum paradigm..."
"...When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, playing its biggest show, channeled any nerves it might have had into a 30-minute opening squall, the locals’ strum and drone, slash and drang, powered at times by four guitars, bass, and double drums, one of them manned by Craig Clouse of UK/USA noise showers Shit and Shine. Led by vocal exorcist George Dishner, the Dinos spiked rhythmic jags with stabbing riffs, the right angles clashing in a pummeling update of 1980s post-punk...."
"...The local sevenpiece beast, featuring members of Awesome Cool Dudes; Oh, Beast!; and the late Tuxedo Killers, subscribes to the power of two – on drums, vocals, and guitar – which informed the hot skate-thrash of 2006 debut LP Snacks. While not entirely tamed, WDRTE has found its core heaviness: the doom bass of opener "Toeing the Line," early 1990s grunt of highlight "Sick Legs," distortion blackout on "Hypnotic Locks," and instrumental tornado "Big Fuck Party." Vocalists George Dishner and Jesse Hodges have elbowed into a rhythmic odd couple of scream-talk, which helps focus the album, though they still wander in gibberish for a few songs..."
"...It was like "We Are the World" for thrash fans. The screams of singer George Dishner, plus guests Devon and Dustin (Best Fwends/the Sneezes), were still bloodcurdling by the time they stumbled into closer "Bananafana," the best song off their debut, Snacks..."
"...These aren't well-behaved boys. That becomes apparent as soon as George Dishner's percussive vox drives into "1-2-3 Pissmop." Where his volume ends, Jesse Hodges' creepy melody begins..."
"... Melanie HauptEDIE SEDGWICK8pm, Velvet Spade Edie Sedgwick, aka Justin Moyer, is part iPod-toting karaoke drag queen, part celeb teat-sucker. Debut Her Love Is Real, but She Is Not (DeSoto) features songs like "Martin Sheen," "Christian Slater," "Arnold Schwarzenegger I," and "Arnold Schwarzenegger II." Kate X MesserTUXEDO KILLERS8pm, Velvet Spade Patio Before the first clangy notes are strummed, odds are George Dishner will be nearly naked..."
"...The story of how this came about is almost mundane: Joe Dishner was a special education teacher in San Antonio who decided he really wanted to make films. He came to Austin to go to film school at UT..."
"...1982-83 Chronicle History: By August of 1982, Sarah Whistler had moved out of Austin, Joe Dishner had left to go into film production, and Ed Lowry had just headed off to teach at the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale. Louis Black was still ostensibly a graduate student, Nick Barbaro was more or less living at the paper, and Jeff Whittington had a job at a television station as a cameraman..."
"...From: Joe Dishner..."
"...Baumgarten goes back to the CinemaTexas days and was a graduate student in the RTF Department at UT with Barbaro, Louis Black, and Ed Lowry. Throughout the decades, she has hung with Black, Barbaro, Joe Dishner, and many other guilty parties from that period..."
"...NUTS & BOLTS: How to save money on your film production? "Don't waste it" was the consensus of the Nuts & Bolts panel, which included producers Elizabeth Avellán, Rana Joy Glickman, Cynthia Hargrave, and Joe Dishner; vendors Drew Mayer-Oakes (New Independents Film Labs), and John Schrimpf (Victor Duncan); and production mediator Tom Copeland (Texas Film Commission)...."
"...The Daily Texan: the student newspaper at the University of Texas where many of the different players in this early history meet up. This includes Jeff Whittington and Sarah Whistler meeting Barbaro, Black, Lowry, and subsequently Joe Dishner, which led directly to the Chronicle..."
"...Also (major projects) Joe Dishner, Rich Chapla; (low-budget projects) Susan Kirr, Dirk Higdon, Dominic Cancilla..."
"...But virtually any film-industry professional who has worked with TFC seems willing to line up to testify to the importance of the commission's role in film production and in the state economy. "One of the things that strikes me about the TFC," says Dallas-based production manager Joe Dishner (Two for Texas, The Mothman Prophesies), " -- and this is with both 20 years of working with them and 20 years of working, also, outside of Texas -- is that the commission represents not just Austin but the entire state, and does it very, very well."..."
"...The pom-poms don't usually come out for TNT made-for-TV films, and I'm not gonna shake them very hard for Two for Texas except to note that founding Chronicle co-publisher Joe Dishner was the unit production manager for the film (I tried to preview the film but, well... I couldn't match its testosterone charge.) Two for Texas premieres on TNT this Sunday (1/18, 7pm) and is billed as a "rousing, epic frontier adventure set in 1836, during the time of Sam Houston and the battle of the Alamo"; it stars Kris Kristofferson, Tom Skerritt, Scott Bairstow, and Peter Coyote (what? no Sam Elliot?)..."