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Saturday Picks and Sleepers
Saturday night SXSW blurbs
Music Story  March 14, 2014
"...8pm, Speakeasy The cultural dialogue around Israel remains dark and sobering, so we should be blessed to have bands like Terry Poison to prove that not everything has to be so ugly and complicated. A trio of fashion-forward kids from Tel Aviv playing bubblegum electro-pop that seems genetically engineered to reassure us all that everything's going to be okay. Luke Winkie Underbaby..."

Motel Aviv
Alt Box
Music Review  July 1, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...The quartet's debut, Dream State, lacks a certain spark, sounding too mechanical and precise – in short, like every other act aspiring to Warped Tour inclusion. That's a shame given the band's promising dual-guitar dynamic and the ambition exerted in six-minute closer "Faux." Motel AvivPost Modern Nation..."

Wednesday Rewind
Literature, Motel Aviv, the Act Rights under the lens
DAILY Music  March 2, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...Motel Aviv, “The Unknown” One of OTR's Top Ten Locals to Watch in 2011, Motel Aviv just dropped its debut single and this accompanying video, directed by James Webb...."

Off the Record
Snapshots from Free Week on Red River
Music Column  January 14, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...It might have been New Year's Day, but Motel Aviv flashed back to the 1980s, turning Beauty Bar into a convincing metro-rave that called to mind the early post-punk energy of U2 and the Smiths. Call it Neo-Romanticism..."

Saturday SXSW Sleepers
Music Story  March 17, 2016
"...Night Drive8pm, Icenhauer's Austin/Houston duo Night Drive brings soaring rock to its synth-pop, hardly unsurprising given singer Rodney Connell's former membership in the Eighties Brit-guitar-loving Motel Aviv. He and Brandon Duhon bonded over grief from a mutual girlfriend's demise, and have since played ACL Fest, opened for Chvrches, remixed Arcade Fire, and issued the EP Position 1. – Michael Toland..."

Gay Place
Social action on fire!
Columns  October 7, 2011, by Kate X Messer
"...Yup. It's the hottest ticket of the season, with a lineup that sizzles: Courtney Sanchez, DJ Roland Belmares, MoTel Aviv, and that man among bears, Nakia..."

Off the Record
Throwing the first stone for the Chronicle Music Poll
Music Column  January 7, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...Kydd Jones, Motel Aviv, Crooks, Zlam Dunk, Intimate Stranger, the Trishas, OBN III's, Eagle Claw, Black Books, Shells Playing the Odds..."

Free Week Picks 2010
Oh yes, it's free.
DAILY Chron Events  January 4, 2010, by Logan Youree
"...Sat, Jan 9: -ATTAK (iN)FORMATION, Tia Carrera, Broken Gold, This Horn of Afrika, Zorch at Emo's -Haunting Oboe Music, Watch Out for Rockets, We Aim To Try at Club de Ville -The Bright Light Social Hour, The Frontier Brothers, MoTel Aviv, Detybird, DJ Billy Q at The Parish..."

SXSW Music List No. 3
Dead Meadow, Sad13, Cindy Wilson, Lizzo, Boogarins, and 494 others
DAILY Music  January 10, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Ninet (Tel Aviv, Israel)..."

SXSW List No. 9
Number nine (Wale), number nine (Miike Snow), number nine (Peaches)
DAILY Music  February 26, 2016, by Kevin Curtin and Raoul Hernandez
"...Tesha (Tel Aviv, Israel)..."

SXSW Music: Mega Third List
L7, the Cult, Loretta Lynn and 556 more added to the Fest
DAILY Music  January 12, 2016, by Kevin Curtin and Raoul Hernandez
"...Jewish Monkeys (Tel Aviv, Israel)..."

SXSW Music: Second List
243 + 171 = as many acts as the last two ATX fests combined
DAILY Music  November 18, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Garden City Movement (Tel Aviv, Israel)..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  October 4, 2002
"...Like Mr. Pineo, I also am very familiar with the play, and have seen it many times in different countries (apart from studying it and seeing student productions while I was a theatre major at Tel Aviv University and Rutgers State University)...."

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