Riverside Drive, in front of the Long Center
"...U.S. NARRATIVE SHORTS"After You Left" (Director: Jef Taylor; Screenwriters: Jef Taylor and Michael Tisdale) – A man in his mid-thirties searches for meaning in the aftermath of a relationship."Andy and Zach" (Director and Screenwriter: Nick Paley) – When Zach decides to move out, his roommate Andy tries to set up a new life without his best friend."AWOL" (Director and Screenwriter: Deb Shoval) – Days before her deployment to Afghanistan, Joey, 19, comes home to rural Pennsylvania for Christmas, with big dreams of running away to Canada."Babyland" (Director and Screenwriter: Marc Fratello) – A woman seeks love and beyond in a small American town."Brick Novax" (Director and Screenwriter: Matt Piedmont) – Penniless and now living in a seedy motel with only weeks to live, international super legend Brick Novax records his amazing tales as an astronaut, movie star, corporate CEO, and famous musician to preserve his legacy as the coolest guy in the history of the world."Close." (Director and Screenwriter: Tahir Jetter) – One night after a casual ‘visit’, Angela is all but ready to leave Derek’s apartment..."
"..."It's the musical town square, a meeting place where us music geeks go connect with others like us," says John T. Kunz, owner of Waterloo Records..."
"...Let's not let this column close on a cheery note. As Encore Records, Video & Apparel has spent this year closing down, Sunday, April 1, marks the last day of San Marcos' venerable Sundance Records, one of the oldest music stores in Central Texas and the only independently owned shop in San Marcos...."
"...Trembling Before G-d by Sandi Simcha DeBowski is a fascinating documentary about the seemingly irresoluble predicament of homosexuals who also happen to be devout Orthodox Jews. Grand Jury Documentary Award winner Southern Comfort by Kate Davis records the thoughts and community that surround Robert Eads, a fascinating female-to-male transsexual who is dying of ovarian cancer in rural Georgia..."
"...Among the film's central characters are a pregnant 14-year-old girl and a gay cholo who have been banished from their families. The documentary winner, God Grew Tired of Us by Christopher Dillon Quinn, records the story of a group of Sudanese "lost boys," who emigrated to the United States..."
"...Los Wild Ones Director: Elise Salomon Wild Records is an indie label reminiscent of the early days of Sun Records. The label is based in LA and run by Reb Kennedy aka Mr..."
"..."There are two sides to Record Store Day," contemplates Exploded Records at JuiceLand operator Andrew Brown. "There's the shallow, short-lived hype surrounding the new releases and then there's meeting people who genuinely love record stores."..."
"...Wayne Hancock will be doing the in-store thing at Sundance Records in San Marcos this Saturday at 5pm......"
"...If Godzilla Motor Company's appearance at the Meat Puppets SIMS benefit a few weeks ago left you jonesing for a dose of Dangerous Toys, take heart that Cleopatra Records and Caroline Distribution plan to re-release the band's last two, little-heard discs and a new live album sometime this summer. Former Toy frontman and current GMCer Jason McMaster says that when the band toured in support of Pissed and The Artists Formerly Known as Dangerous Toys, the distribution afforded them by the short-lived Antone's Records hard rock spinoff DMZ "left people thinking we were touring promoting our greatest hits..."
"...Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records) Director: Jeff Broadway Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records...."
"...Everything can happen in 20 years, or nothing much. In a city like Austin (as if there were any other cities like Austin), the past two decades have witnessed a positively tectonic shift in culture, commerce, art, and identity that has left the once-drowsy Hill Country home of the Texas Longhorns and Charles Whitman, Janis Joplin and the Big Boys, Sound Exchange and Inner Sanctum Records, hugely changed..."
"...and she will be, I'm sure. She has an in-store performance at Waterloo Records, 5pm, celebrating the release of her divine new CD, Guitars and Castanets, on Tuesday, March 8..."
"...Size does matter. Joining the nuclear lizard in the ultra effects and thrills department are the dueling meteor movies Deep Impact (whose "killer" opening business has already set new summer records) and Armageddon (coming July 1 for the holiday weekend)...."
"...Watchmaker Films has released a special package that includes The Whole Shootin' Match, Eagle's short film "A Hell of a Note," a documentary on Pennell, a bonus soundtrack CD, and a 48-page booklet. Locally, this package is available at Waterloo Records..."
"...20 Feet From Stardom is an extended hosanna to an undersung artist, the backup singer, and what a joyful noise it makes. To chart the creative contributions of so-often-anonymous session vocalists, filmmaker Morgan Neville – a longtime music-doc director (his CV includes television biographies of Hank Williams, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, and Stax Records) – samples six decades of American pop-music history: from doo-wop and girl groups, Ray Charles’ Raelettes and producer Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, to the politically charged, nitty-gritty rock & roll years and on into the age of Auto-Tune, where demand for backup singers has waned considerably...."
"...The Beatles. I've never bought one of their records, and I never will..."
"...Just over a year back, Gammon Records released Discovered Covered: The Late Great Daniel Johnston, a definitive two-disc tribute. One disc is Daniel's original versions of the songs, while the other includes covers from Tom Waits, Bright Eyes, Eels, Gordan Gano, Death Cab for Cutie, Mercury Rev, Vic Chesnutt, M..."
"...("I don’t do anything wrong," he tells sideman Matt Hollywood. "That’s why I never say I’m sorry.") While BJM plays a 10-hour set at the Communist Party headquarters in Cleveland, Capitol Records signs the Dandys and sinks $400,000 into a video for their supposed hit single "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth." And then the shit really hits the fan..."
"...RT: It's very much about the history of cinema and very much about a woman who is a camera -- a woman who cannot exist unless she records. Unless she documents..."
"...If you want to see the faces behind the voicesof Austin's broadcast bastion of classical music,KMFA, head to Tower Records this Saturday. The station is holding its second Classical Music Roundtable, part of an ongoing series in which KMFA personalities spin new releases and chat about music outside the studio..."