The Contemporary Austin at the Jones Center
"...Online or in the (get off my) cloud, film and music won’t even be sold some day, just utilized for a fee. One fossilized DVD that didn’t make deadline in this week’s issue (yes, that’s me buying a Laser Disc at Half Price Books last month...) was a new Blu-ray by the Rolling Stones, From the Vault: Hyde Park Live 1969, out on Eagle Vision...."
"...Firstly, do not start your Rolling Stones panel by playing “Satisfaction,” mixing down the vocal, and having live gypsy violins on top! And don’t keep doing this through “Paint It, Black" and other Stones hits. “Oh, it’s just kids adapting the Rolling Stones for the times.” No! Bad idea..."
"...Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell With the Rolling Stones..."
"...Rare photographs of the Rolling Stones are on view in Austin – snapshots showing a relaxed and casual group of young men enjoying the early stages of superstardom. The 23 small-format photos, taken during the band's 1965 American tour, depict all of the original Stones – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and founding member and road manager Ian Stewart – taking in the motel environs of Savannah, Ga., and Clearwater, Fla...."
"...The Rolling Stones marked their 50th anniversary with two Paris performances in October 2012, followed by three tours: 50 & Counting, 14 on Fire, and the current Zip Code trek. Previous to Saturday’s sole show in Texas at AT&T Stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play, the furthest south they’d ventured in the U.S..."
"...Dear Editor, Mick and the boys were superb! It's a shame that Charles Attal and gang can't seem to mix the sound like the Stones' board operator. There was no booming bass guitar, no pounding bass drum – just a clean sound – even from a mile away..."
"...Last Friday, March 25, the Rolling Stones staged a concert in Havana on the same weekend President Barack Obama made a historic visit to Cuba. Longtime Chronicle photographer Gary Miller made the trek and shot the entire performance, which by the band’s own account attracted some 1.2 million spectators..."
"...Dinosaurs as large and ancient as the Rolling Stones aren't built for speed, of course, but as an institution that didn't even daydream of playing together, the boys had a very, very good year. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman revving up Chuck Berry's “Around and Around” for Ed Sullivan in 1964 on a new DVD – über alles?..."
"...Earth, stones, and thorns of the wild ground growing ..."..."
"...Directed by: David Maysles, Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin. Starring: the Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Ike & Tina Turner Revue and Marvin Belli..."
"...Even when her prayer book of rock & roll wisdom, What Would Keith Richards Do?, gets it wrong, she got it right. West's Keith Richards = heroin punch lines are de rigueur, but she includes the Rolling Stones guitarist pointing out that his junkiedom ended more than 30 years ago, and more importantly, she understands that even a shrugging defense of his past (and present, i.e..."
"...Brian Jones: The Making of the Rolling Stonesby Paul Trynka Viking, 384 pp., $28.95..."
"...“If the band’s a bit off tonight, it’s because we spent all our energy last night... fucking.” Mick Jagger leading the Rolling Stones through a July 18 performance in Fort Worth on 1978’s Some Girls tour, a DVD tie-in to the LP’s new deluxe reissue and screening one-night-only in Austin yesterday, is a bit off alright..."
"...Four shows from the European leg of the Rolling Stones' 2005/2006 Bigger Bang tour hadn’t produced such a nugget, but two weeks after the band’s razing of Austin’s Zilker Park (10.22.06), they pulled it out at the Oakland Coliseum. A song long dismissed save perhaps for its equally forgotten slapstick clip running many cable lifetimes ago on Night Flight, live it sent me scrambling back to Undercover..."
"...Box sets from the Beatles and Bob Dylan prove that all of their recordings until 1968 saw far more care and attention paid to the mono mix, with stereo basically considered a gimmicky afterthought. In the Rolling Stones' case, prior to Beggars Banquet, the latter designation means the former plays in both the left and right channels, slightly unsynchronized and swimming in reverb..."
"...It sits on my shelf gathering dust, a bottle of Rolling Stones wine from my editor Raoul Hernandez. Not opening it is a kind of symbol for me, but nothing overly spiritual or meaningful..."
"...With roots in the Neville Bros. and the Meters (not to mention almost the entire history of modern New Orleans music), Neville and his estimable cohorts have made music alongside the likes of the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Etta James, Dave Matthews, Emmylou Harris, and Bonnie Raitt..."
"...Margaret Moser has shown lots of love to Austin music for over 40 years. Today, the community reciprocates with a spirited video tribute featuring 63 friends, fans, muses, and admirers saying “thank you,” “I love you,” and singing one of her favorite Rolling Stones songs, “Monkey Man.”..."
"...Falling between this year's crossfire PR hurricane for 1972 Rolling Stones magnum opus reboot, Exile on Main St., and now Keith Richards' sensational autobiography Life – published Monday – the Screen's Greatest Rock & Roll Band also reissued another defining time capsule, cinematic and perhaps otherwise...."
"...Wings of Desire reach skyward, while underground, ghostly bookcases purged for a sodden bonfire stand empty. Holocaust memorials begin in the cobblestones underfoot and, near the Brandenburg Gate, rise overhead as monoliths..."
"...Keith Richards arrived next and found Stu. “Boogie with Stu,” on Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, now welcomes a second best celebration of the late sideman, Ben Waters’ new Stones throw, Boogie 4 Stu: A Tribute to Ian Stewart...."
"...The announcement came via my Rolling Stones fan club email: The Biggest Bang DVD was on the way! Seven hours of Jagger huffing and puffing across the stage in front of a million people in Rio de Janeiro (take that, Woodstock!), plus clips from Japan, Buenos Aires, and Shanghai (for that well-heeled armchair traveler feel). For the Stones fanatic, there are six unreleased songs plus interviews with ....."
"...All I can say is thank God it wasn't the Stones. When the Frank Erwin Center sent out a press release Wednesday morning proclaiming "a major concert announcement" a few hours after the Rolling Stones unveiled a tour with a lot of holes in it, I thought, "It couldn't be the Stones!?" It's not..."
"...Leader of local garage-blues act Eve & the Exiles, and co-owner of the Drag’s aforementioned vinyl emporium, Monsees can be glimpsed in a picture with a teen Clark Jr. in the feature’s art hole, which includes the subject onstage with the Rolling Stones..."
"...It’s high-quality quilting, patching together the best pieces into a new tapestry all their own, but not trying to obscure the obvious influences. The Byrds’ chameleon country rock, the Animals’ gritty jangle-psych, and especially the Rolling Stones’ bluesy swagger are all evident, along with just about every other touchstone nugget of rock & roll’s foundational quarry...."
"...Who makes their biggest announcement of the year on a weekend? One paralyzed by Antarctic temperatures at that? The Grammys! Business as usual for the award avatars, contemporary flavors (Lorde, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk) versus fossil rock (Sabbath, Zeppelin, Stones). Sarah Jarosz and Gary Clark Jr..."
"...It’s perhaps the Great pyramid of live music venues. Save for the Beatles and Stones, the Fillmore birthed the big bang of Sixties emancipation..."
"...Like the Rolling Stones, the Heartbreakers’ live mix now boils down to the essentials, basically marginalizing all other catalog stabs. This could be the last time, sure, but first-timers weren’t going home without hearing “I Won’t Back Down.” And if either act lasted another 200 years, virgin fans would still expect to hear the pier and beam pillars of 20th century radio...."
"...Frehley’s Comet notwithstanding, the band’s original guitarist has traded on that first solo disc ever since, despite penning and singing some of Kiss’ permanent make-up: “Parasite,” “Cold Gin,” “Shock Me.” Anthrax’s late-1980s cover of “Parasite” made Frehley friendly to another generation’s metal paradigm, while his own cover of the Rolling Stones’ “2,000 Man” on Dynasty proved Spaceman Ace’s allegiance to his forefathers. “Getaway” on 1975’s Dressed to Kill could almost rep a ’65 Mick & Keith moment...."
"...The phone is already ringing. Who? "Somebody with the Rolling Stones," yells an office mate..."
"...While editing these, I kept humming Janis Joplin's "Get It While You Can," fittingly, since I had been reading Alice Echols' book on her. From the Grateful Dead to the New York Dolls, from Elvis to the Clash, from Keith Moon to the Gun Club to the Rolling Stones, "get it while you can" seemed to be the philosophy..."
"...25. “Only one person speaks to me regularly in Rolling Stones.”..."
"...Directed by: Martin Scorsese. Long after Jean-Luc Godard (One Plus One/Sympathy for the Devil) and Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter), one of the great American neorealists of the 1970s, Hal Ashby, took his shot at the Rolling Stones in Let’s Spend the Night Together, a concert film from the group’s 1981 U.S..."
"...An online biography of Marcus notes that he "unleashed, for better or for worse, the fevered fancies of numberless rock scribes," and that would be an understatement. The way he deconstructed the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed for Rolling Stone magazine made rock criticism every bit as salient as literary or social critique in my eyes..."
"...THE ROLLING STONES..."
"..."If you caught him in the right conversation, he could be the Mod from the Small Faces. He could be the art school student who had his life changed by Muddy Waters at Newport and seeing the Rolling Stones as a local blues band at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond..."
"...The Rolling StonesCharlie Is My Darling (ABKCO)..."
"...Raoul Hernandez: Rolling Stones Hoot, Ruta Maya..."
"...Bobby Keys' drawling laugh is 100% Texan as he talks on the phone from his hotel room in Seattle. It's also colored by nearly 40 years of performing at the left hand of Keith Richards, which makes the Slaton, Texas, native the longest-standing member of the Rolling Stones' auxiliary musicians..."
"...Grungephotos by Michael Lavine Abrams Image, 160 pp., $24.95 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Me and My Friendsphotos by Tony Woolliscroft Abrams Image, 224 pp., $24.95 Travelin' Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Segerby Tom Weschler & Gary Graff Wayne State University Press, 168 pp., $27.95 Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones, Altamont, and the End of the Sixtiesby Ethan A. Russell Springboard Press, 240 pp., $35 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The First 25 Years: The Definitive Chronicle of Rock & Roll as Told by Its Legendsedited by Holly George-Warren Collins Design, 256 pp., $39.99..."
"...Exile on Barton Springs Perhaps you've heard: In a display of pageantry not seen in Austin since UT hosted ESPN's College Gameday last month, the Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang tour touches down in Zilker Park Sunday evening. Gates open at 3pm, with former Stones sideman Ian McLagan & the Bump Band up first at 4pm, then Los Lonely Boys, followed by Mick, Keith, and Company around dusk, as the Austin skyline forms a picturesque backdrop..."
"...By the winter of 1977, when the Rolling Stones entered EMI's Pathé Marconi Studios in Paris to record what would become Some Girls (and parts of Emotional Rescue and even Tattoo You), the Sex Pistols, Clash, Buzzcocks, and Elvis Costello had already released that year's most important albums -- all debuts that would more or less change the course of popular music. The revolution was on..."
"...THE ROLLING STONES..."
"...She crossed paths with Duke Ellington, the Rolling Stones, T-Bone Walker, Mance Lipscomb, Billy Eckstine, Albert Collins, Count Basie, and countless blues and jazz legends. Her family was built out of tragedy and flouted racial mores of the day on the South Texas coast..."
"..."Could be a lover, could be a father. Could be a child -- could be a friend, I don't know." Together, these All That You Can't Leave Behind cornerstones are two of the strongest cuts on Boston, the new material ofttimes surpassing old favorites throughout the disc...."
"...Band: Rolling Stones..."
"...THE ROLLING STONES..."
"...The Rolling Stones on VH-1..."
"...Under Their Thumb: How a Nice Boy from Brooklyn Got Mixed Up With the Rolling Stones (and Lived to Tell About It)by Bill German Villard Books, 368 pp., $25..."