The Contemporary Austin at the Jones Center
"...With ACL’s second weekend already being dubbed the locals’ Fest, Austin quintet Sons of Fathers played hometown heroes to a hilt with their noontime set on the Austin Ventures stage. The hard-touring locals returned from summer travels with a live show honed for maximum impact...."
"...David Beck and Paul Cauthen banded together to play their first Sons of Fathers gig in October 2010. The frontmen met in San Marcos when they showed up at a new club for a gig..."
"...Sons of Fathers at Paper Cuts, 'The Austin Chronicle's live music series, at the Palm Door on September 18, 2012..."
"...Six months ago, Sons of Fathers were running the South by Southwest marathon, promoting sophomore effort Burning Days – released on their own Blanco River Music – through a combination of juggernaut live shows and tidy plots to get the discs into listeners' hands. They gave away copies at shows, then enacted a social media Easter egg hunt at home here in Austin..."
"...Spencer Tweedy and I share the fact that we’ve grown up in musical households, following in the footsteps of our celebrated fathers. That’s Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and Jon Dee Graham, respectively..."
"...Not reviewed at press time. This faith-based film tells the story of two sons of fathers who fought in Vietnam...."
"...Sons of Fathers (3/29/13)..."
"...'The Austin Chronicle's 'Best of Austin' party at Emo's East on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, with Crooks and Sons of Fathers..."
"...This is an interesting little independent film that's liable to get lost in the post-Christmas dump pile and it deserves far better than that. Though its screenplay is at times too preciously poetic (borrowing the title Fathers and Sons from Turgenev's great novel gives you some idea of this movie's ambitions), it also manages to make palpable some of the unspoken distances and connections between people..."
"...Then there’s movie No. 2, the one about the painful reality fathers have to face when their sons don’t become the men they raised them to be or, even worse, when they do..."
"...Love is the greatest adventure of all, according to widower Harry Mitchell (Thompson) in the newest Australian export The Sum of Us. Co-directors Dowling and Burton mark their directorial debuts with a poignant and humorous film that celebrates the different manifestations of love between gay couples, women and men, and fathers and sons..."
"...It may look as if the cards are stacked against this town, a place that only the corrupt, political machine mayor could call “The City of Hope” with a straight face. But there are characters like Morton's councilman, project mothers who teach their children to tell the truth, and fathers who can be saved by the love of their sons, that make the mayor's words true..."
"...5) Young Fathers, Cocoa Sugar (Ninja Tune)..."
"..."Life is there," George says of the plot. "It goes to a point where we express a nature of differences; what is child abuse and what isn't? It's not good when fathers start to demean their sons, and the crowd gets a reaction out of that because they know it's wrong."..."
"...Foundation Communities Executive Director Walter Moreau doesn't consider Southwest Key part of the tight-knit nonprofit community in Austin, but more like a "big multi-state government contractor." In the thick of the family separation policy, Moreau lambasted the group for taking in children who had been ripped from their mothers and fathers. "When you cooperate with a regime that removes children from parents and try to justify it with 'somehow we would be nicer to the kids than someone else,' that is still morally reprehensible..."
"...Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code, known as the Civil Service Act, was written decades ago with the intent to reduce political influence in hiring, training, promotions, and discipline in Texas fire and police departments. Before civil service statutes, those departments tended to be lily-white boys' clubs, where men were hired because their fathers had been cops or their uncles had been firefighters or they knew a guy who shot pool with a guy who worked down at the hiring hall...."