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The Designated Mourner
The Designated Mourner is one man's elegiac yet disdainful recollection of a group of people and a way of life that have vanished under the thumb of an unnamed oppressive...
Film Review  July 25, 1997, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...As the so-called “Designated Mourner,” film director and stage actor Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Silkwood, and The Birdcage) is spectacular in his first-ever acting performance onscreen. The movie is the film version of a play written by the multi-talented Wallace Shawn (My Dinner With André, Radio Days, Toy Story, Clueless) and mounted with great success last year in London with this same group of principals..."

Music of the Spheres
Sinatra in the Sahara
Music Story  July 8, 1999, by David Lynch
"...Joining Jones that night were folks from a few of the more adventurous record labels, such as EarthWorks and Triple Earth. The like-minded group met to discuss ways of getting their product more widely distributed, via radio play and record store promotions..."

Radio Snack
Food on the airwaves in Austin
Food Story  July 15, 2011, by MM Pack
"...You can divide the world between those who listen to radio (not only in the car) and those who get their media fixes elsewhere. It's been decades since radio waves – along with newspapers – were the primary connection from the larger world into American homes, and broadcasting has gone through enormous changes since its early days..."

line upon line percussion's The city wears a slouch hat
John Cage and Kenneth Patchen's experimental radio play proved an ideal vehicle for the creative daredevils of line upon line and the Rude Mechs to revive together
Arts Review  December 6, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...This is the voluble, cacophonous world of The city wears a slouch hat, a remarkable collaboration by composer John Cage and poet Kenneth Patchen for a CBS radio series, Columbia Workshop, in 1942. Given free rein by the program to experiment, the duo took it and ran..."

The Basement Tapes
The Netherworld of Iconoclastic Music
Music Story  March 28, 1997, by Greg Beets
"...On a different front, Negativland's many challenges to the status quo have been hot enough to embroil them in lawsuits. The Bay Area-based collective is best known for being sued by Island Records (and later their own label, SST) in part for splicing a snippet of U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" with a foul-mouthed outtake from "Casey Kasem's Top 40" radio show to create the 1991 12-inch "U2 Negativland." While the ensuing controversy furthered their position on the absurdity of the U.S..."

The Woman in Black
Daniel Radcliffe jumps from Hogwarts to this movie's haunted mansion where he stars as a young widower under siege from a malevolent ghost.
Film Review  February 3, 2012, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Author Susan Hill has surely garnered tons of royalties from her novel, The Woman in Black, which was published in 1982. The story has been reworked as a TV movie, a radio series, a play, and now a feature film..."

Who Let the Dogs Out?
A playlist for the dog days of summer
Music Story  July 16, 2015, by Raoul Hernandez, Kahron Spearman, Jim Caligiuri, Doug Freeman, Michael Toland, William Harries Graham, Tim Stegall, Marc Savlov, Jay Trachtenberg, Abby Johnston, Greg Beets, Margaret Moser, Thomas Fawcett, Neph Basedow and Kevin Curtin
"..."Yeah, this is a story of a famous dog." In 1982, P-Funk's R&B chart-topper almost got run down in the street, the author's industry revolt colliding with radio programmers and the oncoming youth tidal wave. Later sampled into a standard, its "nasty dogs," old-school lyricism (possibly crack-induced, according to Clinton), and a monster bassline create a "futuristic bow-wow." – Kahron Spearman "Black Dog," Blue Mountain..."

Ray Manzarek: Trying to Set the World on Fire
The late Doors keyboardist at the Garden of Eden
DAILY Music  May 23, 2013, by Danielle Zelisko
"...RM: Segregation didn’t affect you because it was Chicago and there were lots of black people, and there was the blues on the radio. My God, Chicago..."

Page Two: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Watching the Tide Roll Away
The Chronicle at 35
Columns  September 1, 2016, by Louis Black
"...CinemaTexas: A graduate student-run film society at UT's RTF department, where Marge Baumgarten, Nick Barbaro, Louis Black, and Ed Lowry met. CinemaTexas showed movies in conjunction with classes in the Radio-Television-Film department (where they were all graduate students) four nights a week..."

Born on the Fourth of July
Explosions in the Sky are blowing up. (Sorry, we resisted the pun as long as we could.)
Music Story  October 24, 2003, by Michael Chamy
"...They had been invited in studio for KVRX's Local Live, performing under the unbecoming moniker of Breaker Morant, and it was there they cut "Remember Me as a Time of Day," an early-morning tracer of uncomplicated beauty that remains one of their best works. The composition also marked Explosions' recorded debut, appearing on volume 4 of the college radio frequency's compilation series..."

Buck Dharma in the 21st Century!
Epic Q&A with Blue Öyster Cult’s “Reaper”
DAILY Music  August 9, 2017, by Raoul Hernandez
"...DR: I tell you what it was, my dad gave me a crystal radio when I was in grade school. It didn’t need batteries; I’d put headphones on and fall asleep every night listening to the radio..."

The LuvDoc's Celebrity Corner
An interview with Rachel McGruder, Asst. Events Manager
DAILY Chronolog  August 10, 2012, by The Luv Doc
"...Rachel:  Honestly, I had good parents (if overly protective), decent schools, food on the table, clothes on my back - what angst was there, really? River Oaks Elementary was very progressive for its time!  We had a Mac IIc in 5th grade!  4th grade we had a Radio Shack TRS80. That's why I'm a member of the ROAA!  Nothing wrong with elementary school...."

Page Two: The Suburbs
Growing up with Phoebe Snow, whose presence and music transcended the ordinary
Columns  May 6, 2011, by Louis Black
"...Now, the major suburban ritual was that when at least one friend gets a driver's license, usually in 11th or 12th grade, you could graduate from hanging out at one another's homes and switch to endlessly, pointlessly driving around. As Jonathan Richman noted, driving beat the hell out of hanging at someone's home because you would have the "radio on!" We'd drive listening to all the great New York City radio stations..."

There Goes the Neighborhood
Ray Pride's 'Beauty School' Crack Pipes: No day at the ballpark
Music Story  July 29, 2005, by Greg Beets
"...Pride grew up an only child in Anchorage, far removed from the pop cultural traffic of the Lower 48. He followed the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of Alaska's summer college baseball league and listened to classic rock on the radio..."

Digital Audio From the Cyber-Underground
Boot Up the Volume
Screens Story  August 1, 1997, by John Avignone
"...You can do anything you want with music in the public domain but most songs will be protected by copyright laws. As with taping songs from the radio or making tapes for friends, use a little common sense and listen to your conscience..."

Unlocking the Joys of Austin’s Puzzle Rooms
Escape rooms bring the solitary diversions to life
Arts Story  July 28, 2016, by Marc Majcher
"...We were told at the outset that each item would be used only once, so it was easy to follow the path laid out by the clues as they branched and rejoined each other. Although the puzzles were wide-ranging and challenging, our team made steady progress, and with the help of a few pointers given to us over the radio, we uncovered step after step of the Soviet agent's plot..."

The Austin Avalanche of Rock & Roll!
When IRS Records' 'The Cutting Edge' Came to Town and Made Me Want to, Too
Features Story  March 16, 2001, by Kate X Messer
"...Allin hour or anything. But this was a time when even college and community radio stations played it safe (at least in Florida), keeping the daytime and prime time programming within the rather staid confines of more established rebel music like the blues, or zydeco, or roots-rockabilly..."

The Real Deal
The Texas Documentary Tour
Screens Story  September 5, 1997, by Marc Savlov
"...We were talking about the fact that a lot of the best stuff at SXSW last year was documentaries, and thought it might be neat to have a series throughout the entire year, bringing filmmakers in from Texas and outside, once a month, to show their work. Everybody thought it was a pretty good idea, so we decided to do it." Created under the combined auspices of South by Southwest Film, the Austin Film Society, The Austin Chronicle, and the University of Texas Department of Radio-Television-Film, the project is the brainchild of Stekler, who is the department's new production area head..."

The Winter Classic
South by Southwest 1998
Music Story  March 27, 1998
"...Scannell's take on U.S. techno was full of valid points, many of which had to do with the States' preference for good old-fashioned stage shows to go with their radio diet..."

In the Beginning There Was... the Demo
Cutting Tracks and Everything After
Music Story  May 12, 1995
"...Musicians all want pretty much the same thing: to make a living at their art - to not have to support themselves doing horrible, low-paying work like selling blood or substitute teaching. They want radio play, a solid fan base, good reviews, and regular gigs at clubs that pay..."

The Next Wave
A comprehensive look at the emerging Rock en Español movement in the United States
Music Story  November 12, 1999, by Melissa Sattley
"...And yet increasingly, bands from all over Latin America's wide expanse are creating new hybrids of music by marrying their traditional rhythms to rock rebellion and the rolled eyes of American pop culture. Muddy Waters summed up rock music by saying, "Jazz and blues had a baby and they called it rock & roll." Well, muy macho American rock & roll had a fling with a sultry Latin sounds, and the result was "Rock en Español." A loose umbrella term for bands that sing in Spanish while mixing rock, rap, R&B, thrash -- you name it -- Rock en Español may be the most exciting movement in rock music currently, despite radio stations ignoring it for the most part (what else is new?), and record labels across the United States only recently developing departments to promote this emerging genre..."

Texas Radio and the Really Big Beat
Capstar's Austin-based Empire
Music Story  May 22, 1998, by Bill Crawford
"...When bureaucrats in Washington changed the laws that govern radio some 70-odd years ago, a goateed doctor from Kansas named John R. Brinkley headed down to the Texas/Mexico border and built the world's most powerful radio station..."

Off the Record
Jon Dee Graham goes under the lens for a new documentary, Joel Laviolette culls spirits with Rattletree Marimba, and the new Austin Music Hall finally opens (sort of)
Music Column  November 30, 2007, by Austin Powell
"...• Local alternative-rock group Sounds Under Radio, previously heard on the Spider-Man 3 soundtrack, inked a deal with Epic Records. The quartet's major label debut, Cinematica, lands on Best Buy shelves Feb..."

What's Left of the Dial?
Virtual Deejays, Pay-to-Play, Celine Dion
Music Story  May 22, 1998, by Michael Bertin
"...A quaint town with an approximate population of 60,000, Victoria's biggest claim to fame might be as the birthplace of Popeye (yep, the comic strip started there), or as the hometown of big leaguers Ron Gant and Doug Drabek. But Victoria is also the place where the future of radio can be heard..."

Sticking it to the Fat, Lazy Americans
International Acts at SXSW
Music Story  March 13, 1998, by Michael Bertin
"...CHRIS COMBETTE (Martinique, French Guyana): Without even checking it out in any back files, it's probably safe to say that Chris Combette is the first French Guyanan to play SXSW. And aren't you curious about what they're playing on the radio down in Martinique? Answer: reggae, kompa, and zouk..."

The Death of Rock & Roll
Top 10s: Year, Decade, Eternity
Music Story  January 7, 2000, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Fields, Will Rogers, the Marx Brothers, Eddie Cantor, Jimmy Durante, Jack Benny, and Edgar Bergen -- got their start in vaudeville. With the sudden and drastic economic downturn of the United States -- came the ascendance of a relatively new, and better yet, free, form of entertainment -- radio -- which then absorbed many vaudevillians of the era..."

The Little Station That Could
Austin's AAA station KGSR and its market ascendance.
Music Story  December 22, 2000, by Michael Bertin
"...Austin's celebrated FM outlet, 107.1 on the dial, at which Denberg is program director, had added incentive to carouse that night: It was the KGSR 10th Anniversary. No easy feat for a radio station these days, much less one that isn't trafficking in Shania and Garth or dishing out the same steady diet of "Roundabout" with a helping of "More Than a Feeling."..."

In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs
The Death of Indie Labels: Reports Have Been Exaggerated
Music Story  May 2, 1997, by Michael Bertin
"...Marketing an album to get even those small sales figures, however, is where the indie labels fight the battle. Indies are at a huge disadvantage in that they simply don't have the financial coffers that a major label has to throw money at an album -- to work it at radio, in the press, and in retail -- in order to generate the hype and the notoriety, which generally translates into sales...."

Playback: That’s the Breaks
In studio with Confucius and Fresh, hosts of KUTX’s first ever hip-hop specialty show
Music Column  August 30, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...When the station's Saturday night slot opened up early last year, he hired the two homegrown hip-hop fanatics. Reilly says hip-hop specialty shows are rare in the public radio field, but it makes sense for KUTX...."

Learning the Game
Learning Buddy Holly's game, 203 tracks at a time
Music Story  February 5, 2010, by Raoul Hernandez
"...3, 1959, as well as Ritchie Valens. Five weeks earlier, he'd added hand claps to "You're the One," written and sung by Holly on the spot – on a dare – live for KLLL radio in Lubbock, bleating here on disc four of Not Fade Away..."

Off the Record
Local songwriter Johnny Goudie takes the stand while Trailer Space Records preps for Record Store Day
Music Column  April 15, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...The biggest little indie band in town, Sounds Under Radio, landed its single "Sing" on American Idol's new commercials. That's thanks in part to the group's new partnership with the MuseBox, the New York-based promotion company/label whose previous clients include MGMT and the Killers..."

Off the Record
Greezy Wheels shift their gears for a midnight ramble, Black Joe Lewis preps for the Chronicle's annual Hot Sauce Festival, American Analog Set's Andrew Kenny rewinds back to Austin, and the lineup for the 2008 Fun Fun Fun Fest is in
Music Column  August 22, 2008, by Austin Powell
"...• Austin's Sounds Under Radio will self-release their debut LP, Cinematica, on Oct. 14, after prematurely ending their major label deal with Epic Records earlier this week..."

They Got the Beat
Living the pop life in Austin
Music Story  May 4, 2001, by Christopher Gray
"...Three years on, a cluster of enterprising, tenacious Austin musicians have laid the foundation for what used to be called, in simpler times, a "scene." These days, you can call it whatever you want to.Verse 1: Shane Shane Bartell's favorite pop songs are the ones that make him think of "putting down the top of the VW Cabriolet in 75-degree weather and driving out to Mount Bonnell." Hard to believe he once sat in his room transcribing Morrissey's lyrics. Even stranger, he's one Radiohead fan who hasn't a bad word to say about Britney, Backstreet, or anyone else teaching the snack-food industry the meaning of mass consumption...."

The Big Cheese
South by Southwest 1997
Music Story  March 21, 1997
"...But despite the obvious hook, line, and sinker references, the Weird Lovemakers played full-on, balls-out punk rock, like Lollapalooza never happened and never should have. So, will folks who receive signals like these via complete shit radio dookie like Green Day and who think that punk had its day and then its second day, comprehend what's special about a little punk band that could, but doesn't go for gimmicks, funny outfits, or smearing/spitting anything on either themselves or the audience? Hmmmmm..."

Turn the Beat Around
The Pre-Millennium Rise of Dance Music
Music Story  December 6, 1996, by Marc Savlov
"...If anything, 1996 will probably be remembered as the year that crunchy-on-the-outside, soft-and-chewy-on-the-inside groups such as Gravity Kills, Stabbing Westward, and Manchester hardbeat warlords the Prodigy beat the living crap out of Eddie Vedder's mewling, vacuous whine fest. They took their own sweet time, but radio listeners across the country finally dug down deep and bought a clue: The emperor has no clothes..."

Off the Record
Red River anchorman Frank Hendrix stakes his claim to the Eastside and beyond
Music Column  October 22, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...I've always been told that you expand in a down economy. We'll see if that's true." Elsewhere on Sixth Street, Nashville venue the Stage on Broadway, known for hosting mainstream country acts like Miranda Lambert and Toby Keith as well as a Texas Music Night, is setting up a new shop, the Stage on Sixth, in what was once Radio Room and Bourbon Rocks (508 E..."

Filling the Void
Music Story  September 4, 1998, by Andy Langer
"...Luckily, just a month or so after the album's release, the Derailers became one of South by Southwest '95's biggest buzz acts, just as Americana radio and No Depression magazine began gearing up...."

New Wave Schtick of the `90s
Just Can't Enough
Music Story  July 18, 1997, by Ken Lieck
"...Eighties music that I find truly brilliant like `U Can't Touch This' we didn't even heah until 1992." Matik's memory may be stretching that timeline a bit, but more than once I remember wearing out import singles of the latest U.K. hits just in time to have American radio pick up on them after I'd played them to death..."

Darkness in the Heart of Town
Will Sheff, one step forward, two steps back
Music Story  September 6, 2013, by Michael Corcoran
"..."You're spit into the center of your hometown," sings Sheff at the start of "Down Down the Deep River," which pairs with "Pink-Slips" to form Gymnasium's spiritual core. "Deep River" swells like radio-friendly Springsteen, but there's something ominous going on..."

Off the Record
'Hot Smoke & Sasafrass': Bubble Puppy reunites, James McMurtry fires back, and a final verdict for the estate of Don Walser
Music Column  January 28, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...22, with an impromptu acoustic set in front of his iconic (and recently tagged) frog mural on Guadalupe, performing chilling renditions of "Mean Girls Give Pleasure" and "Last Song" for a few dozen supporters. The occasion also marked the launch of a new streaming Web radio station,"

After the Frost
Superhero Max Frost takes on the Death Star!
Music Story  September 27, 2013, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Funny, that hesitancy, now that Frost – dressed today in Nike high-tops, stylish Nantucket red pants, and a turquoise 1988 Aqua Fest T-shirt he found in his mother's attic – so fully embraces the genre. Since meeting Jones, this self-proclaimed bluesman has developed one of the most earnest radio-ready sounds in local music, an unabashed blend of pop, rock, and hip-hop..."

Connecting to the Cosmos at Utopia Fest
I got in the van, the psych beehive, and Silent Disco
DAILY Music  September 23, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...Local singer/guitarist Max Frost led a band of mostly Blues Mafia bandmates through a solid set that drew big reactions for his radio-ready tunes “Nice and Slow” and “White Lies,” though a noticeable volume issue kept him from dominating on his guitar solos...."

Parsing the Cactus Proposals
What exactly is on the table for the legendary venue?
DAILY News  April 11, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...Second, it says "Cactus Cafe program." Does that mean the space or does that just mean having musicians play somewhere under a banner that says "Cactus Cafe"? 3. A partnership with KUT Radio in which KUT will share Cactus Cafe programming responsibilities with student organizations..."

The Informant
Revolutionary to rat: The uneasy journey of Brandon Darby
News Story  January 23, 2009, by Diana Welch
"...In that heady atmosphere, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez offered the group monetary relief in the form of Citgo gas cards, and Common Ground sent a delegation, including Darby, to Caracas. On pirate radio, Crow described Common Ground as "a paramilitary organization" – a statement for which he was criticized within the group..."

Off the Record
An all-star tribute for a Red Headed Stranger, Girl in a Coma awakens with help from Joan Jett, and Tia Carrera constructs its Electric Ladyland
Music Column  May 9, 2008, by Austin Powell
"...• SoundWave, a nonprofit organization founded and funded by local alt-rock act the Ars Supernova, has partnered with A Glimmer of Hope Foundation and H20 Africa Foundation to finance the construction of a water well in rural Ethiopia. Help support the cause by simply attending the band's show at Stubb's on Friday with Sounds Under Radio...."

The Hightower Lowdown
Sweat It Out; Old School
News Column  January 19, 2001, by Jim Hightower
"...Tisonic Inc. makes a radio cassette player for automobiles, and the package proudly bears a rendering of our U.S..."

Into the Groove
Cutting Vinyl With Fat Tracks
Music Story  October 3, 1997, by Andy Langer
"...Dalmasso's clients don't seem to mind all the shop talk or the messy shop itself, though; they're coming in to get their music ready for vinyl, after all, not to lounge around and play pool. And by all appearances, these are clients that believe in vinyl's functionality, unlike a corporation like Sony or artists like Pearl Jam or U2, who may press the occasional record solely for its novelty or as a promotional item they think will impress journalists or radio programmers..."

Portrait of the Artist as a Road Comic
Long Drives, Low Pay, and Drunks -- What a Life!
Arts Story  March 28, 1997, by J. C. Shakespeare
"...This is my time for quiet reflection, a realization that I have an infinite amount of learning still ahead of me so I might as well enjoy the ride. A long, long night of driving lies ahead and the country music on the radio is the perfect accompaniment...."

Dance With the Devil
Getting Austin Artists in Step With Their Audience
Arts Story  December 27, 1996, by Brett Holloway-Reeves
"...The big hit for Salvage Vanguard was, in its own way, a revival piece. The Intergalactic Nemesis was shrewdly designed to capitalize on the popularity of The X-Files, the coffeehouse fad, and the quaint charm of radio drama..."

The Tenth Annual "Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest Results
Books Story  October 19, 2001
"...I was sort of afraid of Connie, not just because she talked to herself, but because whenever she was in the store, it seemed like things got too quiet and moved too slowly. I would turn up the radio, polish the glass case, straighten the racks..."

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