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"...Sports and drinking have one thing in common: they both provide a sense of community. We toast our victories, and commiserate our defeats … like the U.S..."
"..."Just kidding. I'm broker than the Ten Commandments!"..."
"...Fri. 16, Auditorium Shores, 7pm Second LP in two years for super indie Merge, Pile drove indie rock straight in a turnbuckle with the theatrical élan of front duo Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen..."
"...It was high drama at the AISD board meeting Monday evening, climaxing with Trustee Ann Teich storming off the dais in protest after the board approved a resolution to change the names of four schools named for Confederate soldiers. Teich has opposed the name changes vociferously, but lost the vote, 7-2, then was ruled out of order when she tried to introduce a separate motion (not on the agenda) to also rename Stephen F..."
"...For those of us surviving the inherent cheerfulness of the holidays on a touch-and-go basis, it's also a time for fake smiles and hidden hangovers. Even though Mariah Carey reminds us every season that she doesn't care about presents (lie), we all know that waiting patiently underneath a poisonous clump of leaves is made more tolerable with a thoughtfully crafted hunk of chocolate or a bottle of barrel-aged whiskey..."
"...Vulcan Gas Company Fri., Sept. 1, 9pm..."
"...What to do when Austin bar culture has hit a peak? Go back to the basics. In the case of Nickel City – a new Eastside bar from former VOX Table beverage director Travis Tober, Via 313 owners Brandon and Zane Hunt, and Javelina co-owner Craig Primozich – that means serving "drinks" instead of "cocktails."..."
"...For the young protégé of Clifford Antone, who's now booked Austin's "Home of the Blues" since it reopened Downtown a year-and-a-half ago, the names listed on the anniversary series announcement must represent the sound of the club year-round – blues, soul, swamp pop, rock – while exalting genre forefathers. The measuring stick for his 42nd anniversary artist bill, depicting recently departed local harmonica legend James Cotton and zydeco king Clifton Chenier lording over 55 hand-picked acts, are stacks of ancient anniversary posters in which Clifford crammed in as many blues heroes as could fit on an 11"x17" print...."
"...Incredibly, for a future outlaw whose first rodeo occurred in 1962 with song pitch ...And Then I Wrote ("Hello Walls," "Night Life," "Crazy"), the closest Willie Nelson ever came to a fallow period over the course of between five and six dozen studio LPs is the Eighties. Bad decade for everyone save for dictators and hairstylists..."
"...From moon explorers to tech investors, musicians to Muppets, and from the joint chiefs of staff to the wrestling ring: SXSW just unleashed a monster wave of guests, speakers, and extra film titles for the upcoming Fest...."
"...Ah, gluttony. Of the seven deadly sins, it is – as you might imagine after casting your beady eyes over the title of this column – my favorite..."
"...DIY may have long been a buzzword in punk rock and home decorating, but recently it has become a mantra in the food and beverage industry, where corporate Goliaths are increasingly being toppled by local Davids. But this new breed of entrepreneurs couldn't succeed without the support of a public who not only value their communities but actively engage in them..."
"...Somewhere between fermentation's homegrown past and the highbrow world of Michelin-starred gastronomy, the practice of curing and pickling swept its way across the food world. As farmers' markets continue to grow in size and popularity, home cooks are learning how to use preservation to better utilize each season's bounty..."
"..."The present-day composer refuses to die!"..."
"...Austin Ewald: Sous chef, Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile, Grizzelda's..."
"...Hot diggity dog! The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival may be entering its 26th year, but we aren’t slowing down. Our annual shindig benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank is attracting more talent than ever – both in our cooking demo tent and behind the scenes as judges...."
"...They say time flies when you're having fun, and while I'm not entirely sure who "they" are, I am certain that DJ GirlFriend makes Austin more fun (and more queer). Saturday, GirlFriend – aka Ezra Edwards – celebrates five years of party-throwin' and musical mayhem by taking us back to where it all began: an all-grrrl arm wrestling competition..."
"...Today, there isn't a subject too gross for Hilbert. Whether he's writing about decapitating teenagers in the suburbs of Los Angeles or a house becoming flesh and oozing a cocktail of bodily fluid, Hilbert takes already absurd situations to their grotesque end...."
"...Kooper Family Rye strikes gold, Liber & Co. wheel and deal, and more afternoon bites...."
"..."It's such a great industry to be in right now," says Chris Hamje, head brewer at Austin's first 100% worker-owned brewery cooperative. "Everyone is friends, everyone loves each other..."