"...Even in full-tilt-forward growth mode, Austin values its natural places. As infill development heats up and the central city densifies, neighborhood parks and their protected green spaces become an increasingly precious part of Austin's urban fabric...."
"...By freedom I don't mean the "rights" we clamor about, arguing what's a right and what's not; I mean what makes us really free, the most drastic space of all: The human heart -- the mystery...."
"...But we were imagining an artist taking this journey, and what this means for you, if you're an artist, is that the sense of space here is not only on the ground, or in the air, but goes far deeper into the earth, and reaches up from those depths toward you. Stay long enough and it will shake you, maybe kill you, but its mere presence is enough to change you -- for artists are human seismographs, of a kind..."
"...This is how Litschi starts his sandtray therapy sessions at his space on East Seventh and Concho streets. He first works to relax the client..."
"...This typically draws a crowd. A June residency at the Electric Church last year crammed the sweltering Eastside DIY space every Friday night, while Bill's December record release show at Hotel Vegas became uncomfortably packed...."
"...But what translates less well to film is the monologist’s egocentrism. Characters not named Matt Pandamiglio aren’t afforded their own stories or inner space; it’s as if they power down in between interactions with Matt, just waiting to be called on again to push his plot forward..."
"...Here, the grid – that sleek inner world of the game created by programmer Kevin Flynn (Bridges) – is all crystalline club life and roaring, tempestuous crowds craving gladiatorial blood(-less)sport. Visually, it owes a great debt to both 2001: A Space Odyssey and, more recently, The Matrix..."
"...No reason they can't have a few of their own. – Kate X Messer Cave In: (Inner) Space Explorers Welcome..."
"...Starring: Sam Rockwell, Dominique McElligott, Kaya Scodelario, Matt Berry, Benedict Wong and Malcolm Stewart. Any cinematic space odyssey of the past 40 years surely owes a debt to Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey; Moon's most obvious debt is the strategic use of a computer that has a cozy name (Gerty to 2001's HAL) and maybe homicidal tendencies..."
"...Farmer also focuses on pop art's take on TV. Andy Warhol's Outer and Inner Space occupies another room..."
"...In a move that, temporarily, may appease the thousands of ticked-off fans angry at Comedy Central for canceling the cable program Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K to its devotees), the small show with the big following has hit the silver screen. The Satellite of Love -- the spaceship commandeered by MST3K regulars Mike Nelson (as himself), Crow T..."
"...Even Hewitt seems to know this: Perhaps that’s why he cuts in footage from Benji and Lassie movies. Heck, The Cat From Outer Space smells like a rose by comparison...."
"...Dr. Evil (Myers) is back from his banishment in space, looking to once again make a go at world domination..."
"...His presence has nothing to do with the movie's plot: It's merely another sight gag and a way for the Farrellys to showcase their breakthrough revelation that beauty is only skin deep. Kirby's “walk-ons” only serve to interrupt the movie's flow and further space out the already thin laughs..."
"...7:30pm, Swan Dive Austin psych trio the Boxing Lesson finally broke orbit with 2013's sixth LP Big Hits!, an intergalactic indie rock disc with major-label polish and self-assurance. The locals' melodic thrust warps a healthy dose of colored-vinyl standards – journeys through time, space, and a whole bevy of narcotics..."
"...These cold, dark holes in the ground shall be your refuge from the coming inferno. Longhorn Caverns and Inner Space Cavern www.longhorncaverns.com www.innerspacecavern.com..."
"...A failed playwright newly dumped by her socialite boyfriend, Imogene fakes a suicide attempt to win him back; instead, she’s hospitalized and handed over to the care of her estranged mother, Zelda (Bening), an Atlantic City casino bunny. Imogene hits rock bottom when she is forced to move into the basement of Zelda’s seaside bungalow, where she must jostle for space – emotional as well as physical – with her mom’s weirdo new boyfriend (Dillon), her hermetic but sweet brother (Fitzgerald) who sells crabs on the boardwalk, and the hunky tenant (Glee’s Criss) who is renting her childhood bedroom...."
"...For the creative process, a spiritual dimension within the artist must be carved out. As Mark Tobey, an American modernist painter, said, "This inner space is much closer to the infinite than the other, and it is the privilege of the balanced mind and the search for an equilibrium is essential to be as aware of inner space as he is of outer space."..."
"...Inner Space Cavern was discovered during the construction of I-35 near Georgetown. Water dripping through the limestone roof has created a gallery of spectacular rock formations such as soda straws and cave bacon..."
"...Inner Space Caverns Located 20 miles north of Austin, Exit 259 off of I-35. 512/931-2283 Inner Space Caverns, Texas’ most accessible caverns, are offering 20% off the original ticket price with I.D..."
"...Nik Turner, playing 12:30am tonight at Rebels Honky Tonk, remains a space rock pioneer borne into the musical cosmos on the wings of Hawkwind, stranger in a strange land and a friend to all. He’s the hippie playing with punks, the free jazz saxist amongst metallers, as happy busking in London as improvising in Egypt’s Great Pyramid...."
"...Bob holds all the cards, and therefore has nothing to lose. (A crueler interpretation would be that Bob is the one with no inner space.) Irregardless, the film’s frequent use of Così Fan Tutti’s goodbye trio “Soave sia il vento” – "May the wind be gentle" – is telling..."
"...The trio works as both an interactive unit and as a springboard for Lovano's probing explorations on a variety of horns. Other than a beautifully rendered turn on the evergreen "Ghost of a Chance," all the tunes here are Lovano originals including the contemplative "Sanctuary Park," which is also a vehicle for his Symbiosis Quintet, and "Studio Rivbea," a jaunty tribute to Sam Rivers' Seventies NYC avant-garde performance space..."
"...Patti Smith – National Book Award-winner, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, acclaimed visual artist – offers a peephole into her private world with M Train. Stream of consciousness metered by her poet's rhythm, stories upon stories thread seamlessly through time, space, and tangential memories..."
"...Chui Wan Sat., 6:45pm, Elevation Amphitheater Beijing's no psych-rock mecca, so Chui Wan developed in artistic isolation, bringing its own swirling, echo-laden vision to fruition. Led by multi-instrumentalist Yan Yulong and guitarist Liu Xinyu, and owing nothing to any specific culture, the Chinese quartet reaches the outer limits of inner space on its upcoming LP. – Michael Toland..."
"...Other standouts among the 15 tracks include "Live at Switched On" by Austin-based house spelunkers Bodytronix and Dyad's silky-smooth "Vertical Hold." Amino from Denver's Formant offers a tightly wound half-hour of atmospheric delights, some passages bringing to mind Raymond Scott bending circuits alongside Goblin, though the overall mood is surprisingly naturalistic. If Georgetown's Inner Space Cavern ever resurrects its Aquarian-era "Sights and Sounds Show," this could be its soundtrack..."
"...Bilbao’s Capsula already had its cover of David Bowie’s The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in the can when the Spanish/Argentine trio enlisted Tony Visconti to produce its album this fall. The Man Who Fell to Earth and the Brooklyn Boy have dialed in outer and inner space together since 1969’s Space Oddity, including Low/Heroes/Lodger, Scary Monsters, Heathen, and even this year’s comeback, The Next Day..."
"...Drummer King Coffey, guitarist Craig Clouse, and bassist Matt Turner paid little heed to the sparse gathering other than waiting an additional 15 minutes to start their 11pm set. Once they materialized from the venue’s outside patio, they soundtracked the inner space with the sound of a building being brought down...."
"...While Swearingen touches on this theme, he does so with a light hand – for example, Eastside activist group PODER doesn't make the cut (People Organized in Defense of Earth and Her Resources was established in a fight against a gasoline tank farm – a fight in which Swearingen, in fact, took part) – and only in the endnotes does Swearingen explain how Austin's early planners used the nicest parks to lure whites west and segregate the city. He explains these omissions partly as a matter of space (30,000 words were chopped from his original manuscript) and coherence – Austin's environmental history told through the lens of the east-west dichotomy is a different story, warranting a whole book unto itself..."
"...Woven between these evocative interludes, Shipp's formidable quartet -- Smith, longtime rhythmic foil and bassist William Parker, and drummer Gerald Cleaver -- converse in jazz's favorite tongue: oneness. Smith's forlorn horn opening "Chi," which gathers mass as the rest of the quartet orbits his masterful prowess; Parker's briefly bowed "Orbit 3," and his adroitly droning melodicism on "Paradox Y"; the sunburst of "U Feature." Seems that the search for intelligent life in the galaxy is every bit the odyssey predicted by our own inner space: poetically abstract..."
"...While profiling the couple that runs it, this hourlong documentary also follows the end of one opera production to the beginning of the next. As interesting as it is to see how they pull off an opera in such a small space, owners Sally and Anthony Amato are far more appealing, almost irresistible..."
"...Sun Ra & His ArkestraGreatest Hits: Easy Listening for Intergalactic Travel (Evidence)Sun RaThe Great Lost Sun Ra Albums: Cymbals & Crystal Spears (Evidence)Sun Ra & His Astro Infinity ArkestraPathways to Unknown Worlds + Friendly Love (Evidence)Sun Ra and His Myth Science ArkestraWhen Angels Speak of Love (Evidence)Sun RaLanquidity (Evidence) A few months before he passed from this world in 1993, Sun Ra was approached by Jerry Gordon, longtime fan and Philly record dealer, who for years enjoyed an "in" into the mythic Ra realm -- a backstage pass of insight into the musical spaceman's recorded legacy. Gordon, through his label Evidence Records, has taken on the cause of reissuing Sun Ra: the mythic and prolific commune-leading jazzman from Saturn whose Arkestra survived decades and inspired inner-space escape for millions..."
"...Vernor Vinge's A Deepness in the Sky (Tor Books, 774 pp., $6.99, paper) moves us from inner space to outer -- way, way outer -- space. Deepness is a loose partner to Vinge's Hugo-winning A Fire Upon the Deep; the optimal word, however, is "loose." Unlike Bujold's Campaign, you really don't have to have read the first book to understand the second...."
"...Pink, written by veteran independent film director Gus Van Sant (Drugstore Cowboy, My Own Private Idaho, To Die For, and most recently, Good Will Hunting), is a charming and inventive first novel. It is perhaps best described as a postmodernist book of dead and not-so-dead celebrities that has been injected with generous dosages of lighthearted camp and is framed by sci-fi elements that seem more concerned with inner space than outer space..."
"...Sharing space with Stones Throw at the Empire Control Room on Friday night, the Clash + Vero True Social Presents showcase proved the more eclectic of the two. Running over five hours, the bill featured a wide-ranging stacking of velvet crooners, unconventional R&B songstresses, braggadocio bangers, and bubbly funk rappers...."
"...The underlying myth of Halloween is that it is the time when the space between worlds is bridged, and the supernatural can walk among us. Grisly ghost story We Are Still Here develops its terrors by having the other side be constantly close at hand...."
"...Resembling Jon Voight in Midnight Cowboy, Neeley makes ready presently for a tour after the band's CD release at End of an Ear last week. Stopping by his cramped practice/workspace in an anonymous office park to mix down a song on a multitrack tape machine, he finds James Arthur's Manhunt breaking in a stand-in drummer who'll play Memphis' annual Goner Fest while Neeley's on the road promoting his new album..."
"..."It takes about two days to just calm down and not be around people," he says. "But then you find a space that's not available to you just walking around in the world..."
"...Acid Mothers Temple (Sat., 10:15pm, Elevation Amphitheatre) Osaka krautrocker Kawabata Makoto and his Tokyo fivepiece storm acid rain on Astrorgasm from the Inner Space...."
"...The space has a very open lay out. There are no walls or separate areas – just eight different activities in an industrial room..."
"...That said, MoG reaches deeper into its stash than its forebears ever did, adding a bluesy boogie to the psychedelic stomp. "To Live" greases its wheels, while "Something From Below" heads for inner space and "Adrift" sways with the desert wind..."
"...And on shelves. And pretty much any flat space available..."
"...It’s like New York – hard to believe. Like all the great cities, ancient Rome, it’s about making space..."
"...In addition, Reed attorney Benjet writes that information obtained from the Travis Co. Sheriff's Office demonstrates that Fennell was accused of trying to force a woman to dance for him naked back in 2004 after he pulled her over near Round Rock for having a "crooked license plate." When Fennell found out the woman was driving with an expired registration, he asked her what she "wanted to do about that," suggesting she drive to the parking lot of Inner Space Cavern, disrobe, and give him a "lap dance." She apparently avoided her fate by mentioning that she was friendly with the wife of the Williamson Co..."
"...My personal fave, however, was over at Art Palace: Jonathan Marshall's The Book of Lenny, which "chronicles the journey of Marshall’s everyman-hero as he navigates a post-apocalyptic landscape." The installation pieces and accompanying video of a bearded man peddling a bike across the ocean, meeting a bear, and watching the stars, created an alternate universe that's often hard to do in such a small space. This was the first year I went to the tour, and I was pleasantly surprised by how many studios there actually are..."
"...Ever so subtly does Roky Erickson's music of the spheres gradually recede during You're Gonna Miss Me. Considering that three generations of the rock & roll literate still haven't flashed back to 1966's The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators, Austin-born and inner-space bound, that might be problematic..."
"...A deluxe version of the album includes a bonus disc remixing the entire piece in order; Jesu, Adem, the Paper Chase, Mountains, Four Tet, and Eluvium manage to hone and expand Everyone's longing. Where 2005 tour EP The Rescue condensed eight days into 33 minutes, Everyone opener "The Birth and Death of the Day" cycles through an Earthbound rotation in steps: opening statement (streaming sunlight), molten peak (heat saturation), and prior to the eight-minute mark, transition into the comet shower of "Welcome, Ghosts." Both tracks act as prologue to the big burning orb at the center of Everyone, 13 mood-altering minutes of "It's Natural to Be Afraid." On it, mystery breaks into inner space, where spins the harmonic weave and tonal collusion at the heart of this atom mother: guitar translucency..."
"...Cameos by Devendra Banhart, Marissa Ribisi, and a double-neck Mosrite leave only a cursory YouBoob double take in the face of Radiohead Nigel Godrich's bottomless aural playscape. The irresistible stairwell echo to "Elevator," puppyish bassline of "Think I'm in Love," and funhouse shuffle causing "Nausea" go merrily round and round the leaky faucet anthem "Cell Phone's Dead." Midway, "Dark Star" wanders into inner space, losing "We Dance Alone," "1000bpm," and "Motorcade" 'til the title bomp and Air-y "Movie Theme" dock at the end..."
"...Argentine actress Juana Molina's fourth disc, Son (Domino), makes a perfect blind date for Thom Yorke's The Eraser. Her electro-emotionalism, intimate and whispery, tangles more organic, yet its inner space remains bedroom-borne, particularly the luminous "Micael" and "Elena." The butterfly flit of Argentine institution Enanitos Verdes, now working their fourth decade, reels in Pescado Original (Universal)..."
"...Happily, the divine accusation of "Gideon" flares into the Tennessee quintet's three-guitar sunburst even as following bash "What a Wonderful Man" is an under-two-minute surprise party. The Hawaii Five-O stomp of "Off the Record" pounds keys before floating off into a Wilco-esque inner space, while "Anytime" finally cuts loose Yoshimi-like, righteously..."