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Iggy & the Stooges Return to SXSW
Punk legends to preview new LP ‘Ready to Die’
DAILY Music March 4, 2013, by Tim Stegall
"...As predicted in "Playback" on Thursday, Iggy & the Stooges confirmed a South by Southwest showcase today when Vans posted its Mohawk bills...."
Stooges at ACL Music Fest 2012
ACL Music Festival lineup announced
DAILY Music May 22, 2012, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Last fall, when Stooges guitarist James Williamson told the Chronicle that Detroit's punk pioneers had a local festival date “around the October  time frame," we assumed Fun Fun Fun Fest. In that respect, today's unveiling of the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup came as a surprise...."
ACL Interview: Iggy & the Stooges
Sunday, 6:15pm, Bud Light stage
Music Story October 5, 2012, by Kevin Curtin
"...In 1974, the Stooges couldn't stand any more abuse from fans, the pop music infrastructure, or themselves, so they disbanded. While Iggy Pop went to rehab and later became a pop star, guitarist James Williamson studied engineering, worked at Advanced Micro Devices, and eventually became a VP at Sony (see "Shake Appeal," May 28, 2010)..."
The Three Stooges
When I was a young boy, my father and I would wake up every Saturday morning to watch three hours of the Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and the Little...
Film Review April 13, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...When I was a young boy, my father and I would wake up every Saturday morning to watch three hours of the Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and the Little Rascals on our cranky old Zenith television. Still a good five years before the arrival of cable TV, our set was a three-channel wonder, replete with tin foil-covered rabbit ears and even tinnier sound..."
Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges as Told by Iggy Pop
Music Story June 15, 2017, by Raoul Hernandez
"...In accord, the Books division of White's Third Man Records carves into the granite of its own future library The Odyssey according to Iggy Pop. "I found the first Stooges album when I was 16, in a dumpster in the alley behind my house," notes the impresario in one of the afterwords to this bedrock history of rock & roll..."
Iggy & the Stooges
Zilker Park, Oct. 14
Music Story October 12, 2012, by Adam Schragin
"...Setting a template for punk so tough and visceral that it took the world a decade to catch up, the Stooges authored three records of white-knuckle aggression before calling it quits in 1974. Twenty-six years later, the band reunited and recorded new music, and although the death of founding guitarist Ron Asheton put the band's future into question, it's returned again under the tweaked moniker of Iggy & the Stooges, with V.2 guitarist James Williamson of Raw Power fame, and Minuteman Mike Watt on bass..."
The Stooges Reviewed
Music Story March 16, 2007, by Greg Beets
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules
The title just about says it all. The Three Stooges travel back to ancient days in a time machine and end up on a galley ship, battling Cyclops, meeting Hercules,...
Film Review July 26, 2000, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...The title just about says it all. The Three Stooges travel back to ancient days in a time machine and end up on a galley ship, battling Cyclops, meeting Hercules, and racing chariots..."
Council: Stooges in the House!
Expect debate over TNCs, West Campus parties, and housing vouchers
News Story October 2, 2014, by Michael King
Film Review November 11, 2016, by Marc Savlov
"...Ann Arbor proto-punk godheads Iggy & the Stooges remain as iconic today as they ever were, and this Jim Jarmusch documentary is a loving, loud, and thoroughly entertaining tribute to the band and their dirty, gutter-glam influence...."
Austin Film Festival Review: Gimme Danger
A real cool time hanging in Iggy Pop’s fun house
DAILY Screens October 17, 2016, by Marc Savlov
"...Ann Arbor proto-punk godheads Iggy Pop and the Stooges remain as iconic today as they ever were, and this Jim Jarmusch documentary is a loving, loud, and thoroughly entertaining tribute to the band and their dirty, gutter-glam influence...."
The Stooges break on through
Music Story December 17, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...On paper, it reads like a Guantánamo Bay interrogation technique. Rhino Handmade's 1970: The Complete Fun House Sessions offers 26 consecutive takes of "Loose" in the order in which the Stooges recorded them at L.A.'s Elektra Sounds Recorders in May 1970, from the top every time, false starts and studio banter included..."
Film Review April 24, 1992, by Pamela Bruce
Executive producers David and Jerry -- The Brothers Zucker -- best known for the Airplane! and Naked Gun sequels, veer away from their usual venue of biting satire in an...
"...Starring: John Turturro, Bob Nelson, Mel Smith, Nancy Marchand and George De La Pena. Executive producers David and Jerry -- The Brothers Zucker -- best known for the Airplane! and Naked Gun sequels, veer away from their usual venue of biting satire in an attempt to recapture the long-lost energy of anarchistic comedy a la the Three Stooges and the Marx Brothers (even though the film proclaims to be “in the tradition of Abbott and Costello,” there is more of A Day at the Races/A Night at the Opera essence at work here than a hint of Bud and Lou)..."
Friends of SIMS Wanna Be Your Dog
Locals cover classics for musicians healthcare provider
DAILY Music December 14, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...The Stooges’ seething, 1969 pre-punk doctrine, “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” survives on three menacing chords, animal sexuality, and the most plodding piano line ever plinked. Covering it remains one of rock & roll’s purest offerings..."
The spirit of the news
DAILY News December 3, 2010, by Eric Pickhartz
"...Friday's Newsgeist shares stories of tax cuts, the World Cup, and The Three Stooges. Click "read more" for the whole scoop...."
Drag Me to Hell
Film Review May 29, 2009, by Marc Savlov
"...To summarize more would spoil the fun, and Drag Me to Hell is nada if not a big, crimson bucketful of fun. Raimi pairs his love of Three Stooges-style physical comedy with moments of pure gross-out schtick (Dig that anvil scene! Groovy!) and ends up with one of the purest and flat-out satisfying horror films in decades..."
Film Review July 25, 2008, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Kirk De Micco. With an insipidly generic title like Space Chimps, you might expect something along the lines of a Sid & Marty Krofft production, or possibly some sort of The Three Stooges meets Planet of the Apes meets Bob Ray's Ape Sh!t gambit – anything but the frequently laugh-out-loud snarkiness of this (admittedly) uneven but far from awful take on, um, chimps in space..."
Film Review February 10, 2006, by Marc Savlov
Where else can you see Iggy Pop & the Stooges
back to back with Morrissey, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Belle & Sebastian, Bright Eyes, and Nine Inch Nails? Nowhere but in this rambling, celebratory documentary, which covers performances from all six years of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival and manages to catch the laid-back, slow-fi charm of the actual event.
"...The perpetually festival-mad UK may have Glastonbury (too muddy), and Reading (eh …), and Scotland's T in the Park (no coffee, dammit!), but we Yanks have Coachella, and, speaking from experience, it rocks the proverbial house like no other. Where else can you see Iggy Pop & the Stooges back to back with Morrissey, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Belle & Sebastian, Bright Eyes, and Nine Inch Nails? Nowhere but in this rambling, celebratory documentary, which covers performances from all six years of the festival's history (though, annoyingly, doesn't bother to tell you which year you're actually watching at any particular time) but nonetheless manages to catch the laid-back, slow-fi charm of the actual event..."
End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones
Film Review October 22, 2004, by Marc Savlov
"...On the other hand, three of the four original members have passed away in the last three years, two to cancer and one (predictably, it was Dee Dee) from a heroin OD, which renders this celebration of the Ramones also something of a wake, albeit one with enough undiluted Lower East Side energy to power a thousand Marshall amps for millennia. Which brings us back to the mystery of how, in 1974, four scruffy Forest Hills ne’er-do-wells who were obsessed with Iggy Pop and the Stooges could coalesce and mutate into the single most influential rock & roll band since the Beatles and manage to stick it out for nearly a quarter-century come hell, high water, and more personality crises than the New York Dolls..."
Growing Pains heartthrob Kirk Cameron and his actress wife Chelsea Noble co-star in this evangelical Christian movie based on the Book of Revelation. Shaped as an action thriller, the bare-bones...
Film Review February 9, 2001, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...“Seeing is believing,” says the movie's tagline. Cameron plays TV news reporter Buck Williams who seeks the truth – which turns out to be some kind of garbled tale of the Antichrist, world domination, United Nations stooges, and the global food supply..."
Film Review October 10, 1997, by Marjorie Baumgarten
Oh Houston, we have a bit of a problem here. As far as kid-friendly, live-action Disney comedies go, RocketMan is “all systems go.” In the first starring role of his...
"...As far as kid-friendly, live-action Disney comedies go, RocketMan is “all systems go.” In the first starring role of his career, “RocketMan” Harland Williams (Dumb and Dumber, Down Periscope) receives a spectacular launch. Not since the heyday of comics like Don Knotts and the Three Stooges has such a goofy bumbler been hurled into outer space..."
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Film Review December 20, 1996, by Marc Savlov
"...The only thing missing are the videos, but you never even miss them. Judge and co-writer Joe Stillman keep the film moving at roughly the pace of an old Three Stooges two-reeler, and amazingly, 90% of the gags hit home..."
Flirting With Disaster
Film Review April 5, 1996, by Steve Davis
"...But the similarities end there. Unlike the weighted feeling of Allen's comedies in the past decade or so, the spirit of Flirting With Disaster is positively wacky, as a crisscross-country reunion between parent and child turns into something akin to a French bedroom farce, social satire, and Three Stooges short all rolled into one..."
Film Review July 29, 1994, by Marc Savlov
"...No longer mild-mannered Stanley Ipkiss, he's now The Mask. Based on the Dark Horse comic, the character of The Mask is part Batman, part Saturday morning cartoon, and part Three Stooges..."
Baby's Day Out
Film Review July 1, 1994, by Hollis Chacona
Take The Ransom of Red Chief, Raising Arizona, and the Three Stooges
and what do you get? A lot more entertainment than you get in Baby's Day Out, which borrows...
"...Starring: Joe Mantegna, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley, Cynthia Nixon, Adam Worton and Jacob Worton. Take The Ransom of Red Chief, Raising Arizona, and the Three Stooges and what do you get? A lot more entertainment than you get in Baby's Day Out, which borrows brazenly from all three..."
Film Review November 27, 1992, by Marc Savlov
"...As one of the most original animators working today, he manages to imbue this micro-epic with a quiet sensibility: it's hard not to use the word “sweet” when discussing the film. On the other hand, Plympton's well-known penchant for outlandish, Three Stooges-type slapstick is always wonderfully in the fore -- people's heads pop, mutate, revolve, their inner thoughts literally revealed in all their silly glory..."
SXSW Panel: From Riffs to Bits
This is your life James Williamson, you Stooge you
DAILY Music March 14, 2014, by Tim Stegall
"...James Williamson, Texan by way of Detroit, practically invented the punk rock guitar riff when he co-wrote “Search & Destroy” with Iggy Pop. That led to one of the most insane journeys a rock & roll musician could have: From garage bands, reform school, and the Stooges to disco producer, Silicon Valley techie, corporate VP, and re-birth as a Stooge...."
ACL Music Fest Photo Ops
Who I want to photograph at the 2012 ACL Music Festival
DAILY Music May 22, 2012, by Shelley Hiam
"...Iggy & the Stooges. Do I really need to explain why? Also, this will be a better reminder of why you need to wear sunblock than all the lobster-colored people by day three...."
James Williamson's Raw Power is all in the mix
Music Story May 28, 2010, by Raoul Hernandez
"...One assumes the amplified thud next is the Stooges frontman throwing the mic down in full taunt. So peaks the "Georgia Peaches" live disc from last month's deluxe reissue of Raw Power, the Detroit punk pioneers' third and final corrosion until 2007 reunion platter The Weirdness..."
Iggy Pop, whistling a merry tune
Music Story March 16, 2007, by Margaret Moser
"...Another name that says it all is Stooges, the trio of Motor City prepunk, twisted metal, and hardcore rock & rollers from the Sixties and Seventies, reformed and boasting a new CD, The Weirdness, which sounds like, well, the Stooges. Not the Stooges grown up or smarter, just some Raw Power, same as 1973...."
Iggy Pop / The Stooges
Music Review September 9, 2005, by Raoul Hernandez
"...A Million in Prizes: The Anthology (Virgin)The Stooges..."
Q&A: Mike Watt
Econo-jamming bass man headlines an alternate ACL
DAILY Music October 1, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...The 57-year-old Minutemen founder fielded a call at his home in San Pedro, Calif., last week to discuss the Stooges, literary inspirations, Austin’s vaunted punk scene, and his multifaceted musical mentality...."
Tribute to Ron Asheton
Music Review December 13, 2013, by Tim Stegall
"...April 19, 2011: Friends and fans of Stooges guitarist/bassist Ron Asheton gather at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater to pay tribute to the late punk pioneer and benefit his recently founded foundation working with animals. Besides the reunited Raw Power-era Stooges lineup, which dragged guitarist James Williamson out of the corporate world to resume his Les Paul duties, also on hand are emcee Henry Rollins, who delivers a spirited spoken-word tribute then fronts the Stooges on "I Got a Right," Ann Arbor-cum-Australian guitar hero Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman, who ably plays Asheton's Stooges parts, and a full orchestra..."
Stranger Than Paradise
Tucked up in the Catskill Mountains, All Tomorrow's Parties stages a music festival for its own
Music Story September 10, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...Hurling a mic stand across the stage Friday, he contorts his body with a manic fervor, possibly controlled by some free-basing puppeteer. As his Stooges rip through 1973 masterpiece Raw Power (see "Shake Appeal," May 28), the Detroit piston becomes poster boy to this year's Don't Look Back series, triumphing over mere nostalgia...."
Descent Into the Maelstrom
Radio Birdman surfs out of Edgar Allan Poe's
maelström a quarter-century later
Music Story June 22, 2007, by Raoul Hernandez
"...At the head-on collision of the Stooges' Fun House street brawl "1970" ("radio birdman up above") and Blue Öyster Cult's "Dominance and Submission" ("radios appear") hops punk rock's big, black raven, Radio Birdman...."
Trolling South by Southwest 2007
Music Review March 23, 2007, by Margaret Moser
Iggy & the Stooges
Music Review May 3, 2013, by Tim Stegall
"...Iggy & the StoogesReady to Die (Fat Possum)..."
Alejandro Escovedo comes full circle
Music Story June 20, 2008, by Dave Marsh
"...Rather, it's a throwback to the music of the Stones, Bowie, T. Rex, the Stooges, and all the other rock bands that inspired him..."
Day Party Crawl
Music Story March 16, 2007, by Greg Beets
"...The Stooges/The Cynics..."
J Mascis, Ron Asheton, Mike Watt, Tower Records, Friday 16
Music Review March 16, 2001, by Michael Chamy
"...formed from the remains of J Mascis' old hardcore punk band Deep Wound, and the era's hardcore movement remained a strong influence on Dinosaur's early material. To longtime fans, therefore, it came as no surprise that Mascis and Fog member Mike Watt, another SST underground hero whose music was informed by punk rock, lured Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton to join them at both their Thursday night South by Southwest showcase and at Friday's in-store at Tower Records on the Drag..."
ACL Taping: Iggy Pop
No “Search and Destroy” except for the entire set itself
DAILY Music March 16, 2016, by Tim Stegall
"...With that, the 42nd season of Austin City Limits began with one of the most exciting openers the PBS concert mainstay ever booked. The Stooges apparently no more with the deaths of founding members Ron and Scott Asheton, guiding light Iggy Pop’s made a conscious return to the artfully brutal rock of his first two solo works, The Idiot and Lust for Life, produced by David Bowie in Berlin in 1976 and 1977..."
Iggy & the Stooges
SXSW showcase reviews
Music Story March 15, 2013, by Tim Stegall
"...Iggy & the StoogesMohawk, Wednesday, March 13..."
Playback: ACL Doubles Down
ACL's dual weekend model next year will feature the same line-ups. Plus, ACL weekend tidbits.
Music Column October 12, 2012, by Kevin Curtin
"...› Stooges guitarist James Williamson will join the Austin School of Rock house band to play "Search and Destroy" at ACL's Austin Kiddie Limits stage on Sunday, 2:30pm. "School of Rock works because we teach a lot of classic rock that exemplifies great music..."
Music Review July 29, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...Iggy PopRoadkill Rising ... the Bootleg Collection: 1977-2009(Shout! Factory)
Iggy & the StoogesRaw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans(MVD Entertainment Group)..."
Outta the Bag
John Cale loosens a new 'Black Acetate' on the unsuspecting underground
Music Story October 28, 2005, by Audra Schroeder
"...AC: You've also been at the helm of Patti Smith's Horses and the first Stooges record. Did you think then that they'd become the classics they are now?..."
The Nutt House
Screens Review March 17, 2000, by Ken Lieck
"...The Nutt House D: Adam Rifkin (1992); with Stephen Kearney, Amy Yasbeck, Traci Lords, Stella Stevens, Emil Sitka. Before making names for themselves with the triumphant comedy/horror mix of the Evil Dead movies and Hercules/Xena TV series, buddies Sam and Ivan Raimi and Bruce Campbell and Scott Spiegel entertained themselves by lensing short, Three Stooges-type two-reelers with titles like The Blind Waiter and The Sappy Sap. Raimi's first attempt at a full-length zany comedy, 1985's Coen Bothers-penned Crimewave, was a failed masterpiece at best, but when the four pals were writing together on what was first called The Nutty Nut, they unfortunately found themselves teamed up with Adam Rifkin, non-director of the deathly dull Dark Backward..."
Screens Story July 18, 1997
"...D: Robert Aldrich (1963) with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ursula Andress, Anita Ekberg, the Three Stooges, Jack Elam, Yaphet Kotto...."
Extremists Not Righteous
Columns January 31, 1997
"...There are three people on the City Council who are stand-ins for the Three
Stooges. Eric and Ronney represent Moe and Larry respectively and then we have
After Two-Year Hiatus Levitation Hits the Clubs
Droning on with Slowdive, Electric Wizard, Ian Svenonius, and Bedouine
Music Story April 26, 2018, by Michael Toland, Dan Gentile, Tim Stegall and Rachel Rascoe
"...CS: When I was a kid, I got into the Jesus & Mary Chain before I got into the Stooges and Velvet Underground. Then I'd read interviews and bands would say they love the Stooges, so I checked them out..."
Being Alice Cooper
Detroit legend’s six degrees of separation from all rock
DAILY Music August 17, 2016, by Bryan Rolli
"...In Detroit, it was like that too, with the Stooges and the MC5 and Alice Cooper. This was before we were all stars..."