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Austin Shorts at Sundance
David Lowery and the Zellner Bros. to do the 'Dance
DAILY Screens  December 6, 2010, by Kimberley Jones
"...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..."

Playback: Endtroducing
Record Store Day: Don't forget the actual record store, America's 'musical town square'
Music Column  April 20, 2012, by Kevin Curtin
"..."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..."

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Nuff Said, Wear Red
What do rockabilly cult figure Johnny Legend, women's health care advocate Marcia Ball, and hit-and-run victim Slim Richey have in common? This weekend.
Music Column  March 30, 2012, by Margaret Moser
"...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...."

Alive and Kicking
Just when a heavy cynicism about the future of independent film has overtaken the industry and most of its observers, the Sundance Film Festival came along during the early weeks of 2001 and, almost unexpectedly, brightened the downcast mood shared by its most dour participants.
Screens Story  February 2, 2001, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...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..."

Hustle and Snow
At Sundance, the proving ground just got a lot more slippery
Screens Story  February 3, 2006, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...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..."

SXSW Film Unveils March Lineup
So much ado!
DAILY Screens  January 31, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...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..."

Playback: RSD in ATX
Record Store Day local exclusives, and out-of-the-way wax emporiums that may carry them
Music Column  April 14, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"..."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."..."

Dancing About Architecture
¿Agua-Fest, Si?
Music Column  September 26, 1997, by Ken Lieck
"...Wayne Hancock will be doing the in-store thing at Sundance Records in San Marcos this Saturday at 5pm......"

Dancing About Architecture
Music Column  January 28, 1999, by Ken Lieck
"...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..."

SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
Slate includes everyone from Wes Anderson to the Zellners
DAILY Screens  January 30, 2014, by Monica Riese
"...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...."

Slack to the Future
Slacker at 20
Screens Story  January 21, 2011, by Marc Savlov
"...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..."

After a Fashion
Get ready for SXSW! Stephen is!
Columns  February 25, 2005, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...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..."

Summer Sneaks
Apocalypse Whenever: Movies in the Season of Armageddon
Screens Story  May 22, 1998
"...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)...."

Page Two: The Incredibles
SXSW Film lines 'em up
Columns  March 13, 2009, by Louis Black
"...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
This film is an extended hosanna to an undersung artist, the backup singer, and what a joyful noise it makes.
Film Review  July 5, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...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...."

Roy Head
I Wanna Tell You a Story
Music Story  August 31, 2007, by Margaret Moser
"...The Beatles. I've never bought one of their records, and I never will..."

Visions Holy and Damned, Innocent and Experienced
The documentary 'The Devil and Daniel Johnston' – as well as this story – are just the latest attempts to make sense of his life and art
Screens Story  May 5, 2006, by Louis Black
"...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..."

DiG! transcends the typical "rock movie" format and aspires to something greater: an examination of why we create and what we receive from art.
Film Review  January 7, 2005, by Marrit Ingman
"...("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..."

The Slow Biz of Show Biz
A conversation between filmmakers Richard Linklater and Rachel Tsangari
Screens Story  March 2, 2001
"...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..."

Get Your Say on Palmer
Arts Column  June 10, 1999, by Robert Faires
"...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..."

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