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"...Austin novelist Jesse Sublett first tackled the enhanced e-book market earlier this year, when he reissued his novel Rock Critic Murders digitally via the then-new iBooks Author app...."
"...One of the victims is impaled on a Gibson Flying V. What more do you need to know? ó Jesse Sublett..."
"...Seen that way, the challenge that Jesse Sublett (author of 1960s Austin Gangsters and Grave Digger Blues, among others, and a longtime Chronicle contributor) faced in penning a history of Esther's was on the scale of the Lone Star State: How does one capture 40 years of performances and performers, comedy onstage and drama off, in one book? His answer, as is apparent in Esther's Follies: The Laughs, the Gossip, and the Story Behind Texas' Most Celebrated Comedy Troupe, was: Talk to a lot of people who were there (and in some cases still are) and cram in as many photos as you can. Threaded through the heavily researched narrative that Sublett himself provides is an oral history from people who have been affiliated with the Follies – cast members, writers, technicians, support staff, artists – and assorted real estate types, pols, chefs, and other locals whose paths crossed that of Follies founders Michael Shelton and Shannon Sedwick over the years..."
"...[Ed. note: Jesse Sublett is a contributing writer for and a friend of The Austin Chronicle; Lois Richwine, his wife, is a senior advertising account executive here..."
"...Case in point: The Oct. 6 edition, which includes locals Gabino Iglesias, reading from his deep-sea thriller Hungry Darkness, and rock & roll noir ace Jesse Sublett, contributing music as well as reading from his recent history of crime in the capital city circa the Sixties (see review, at left), alongside Irish crime writer Stuart Neville reading from his latest novel, Those We Left Behind..."
"...Broke, Not Broken: Homer Maxey's Texas Bank Warby Broadus Spivey and Jesse Sublett Texas Tech University Press, 338pp., $29.95..."
"...I wanted to know who else had danced eyeball-to-eyeball with the Grim Reaper. I found it in Jesse Sublett’s Never the Same Again...."
"...It also means I love to wrap myself in memories of years past because in almost 33 years of writing about music in Austin, I’ve had a few good times, my friend. Many of my good times I had with the Skunks, gathering tonight at the Continental Club for their annual reunion. The trio of bassist Jesse Sublett, guitarist Eddie Munoz, and drummer Billy Blackmon was the first headlining punk act to play Raul’s right after the Sex Pistols, kicking off the scene that still throbs on Red River nightly..."
"...So are the former Skunks themselves. Jesse Sublett and Eddie Muñoz met in Austin in 1975, just as both were turning 21..."
"...Never the Same Again: A Rock 'N' Roll GothicBy Jesse Sublett..."
"...Jesse Sublett: Like other pockets of spiky-haired people around Austin, we thought the local scene sucked big-time, with its cosmic cowboys and progressive rock geeks. We were rock & roll terrorists, primed to strike..."
"...The comments excerpted below have been gleaned from various individual interviews as well as Sunday's panel. Panelists included Southwestern University professor Jim Fritzler, who directed In the West and was production designer for Deep in the Heart; Jesse Sublett, the film's co-screenwriter; Deep in the Heart director Purvis; English actor Kenneth Cranham, who plays the film's newly created protagonist - "BBS" documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty; and several Big State troupers including Sidney Brammer, Aralyn Hughes, Janelle Buchanan, Marco Perella, C.K..."
"...Barnum, but the memoir reveals a Mark Twain streak of insightfully folksy prose. Co-author Jesse Sublett played the 'Dillo in homegrown punk pioneers the Skunks..."
"...Jesse Sublett Jesse Sublett is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Rock Critic Murders, Tough Baby, and Boiled in Concrete. His extensive television writing and production credits include History Channel programs such as The Killer Storm and the popular long-running series, The Great Ships..."
"...Worth, New Orleans, Biloxi, Oklahoma, and Florida. The local branch was a cadre of what author Jesse Sublett describes as "Cadillac-obsessed hoodlums" with "Elvis hair," pinky rings, and sharp suits, consorting with strippers and call girls...."
"...New plays get developed in Austin all the time, but not that many that get a hearing at the Continental Club. Believe it or not, that venerable music venue – or at least its upstairs art gallery next door – is the place where the new work Marathon is in the midst of a series of workshop performances, and it's as fitting a venue as you could find for this new musical drama by Jesse Sublett and Darden Smith..."
"...Marion Wilkinson | Jan Grape | Tom Grimes | Tom Doyal | Evelyn Palfrey | Marian E. Barnes | Elizabeth Crook | Jim Bob McMillan | Barbara Bonds Thomas | Jesse Sublett..."