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Playback: Waterloo Records at 3313
Waterloo Records turns 331⁄3; native poster artist Jason Austin battles MS with an Aug. 7 benefit
Music Column  July 30, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Meet John Kunz, Austin's preeminent recorded-music merchant. He owns Waterloo Records, an emporium of cultural paraphernalia that's both the oldest and largest music retailer in town..."

Waterloo Records Recycles the 'Chronicle'
The Chronicle, not able to pull it together offensively, loses to Waterloo in the end, 12-8
DAILY Sports  July 25, 2008, by Kristine Tofte
"...11, which happens to have the most spacious dugouts at the Kreig complex (just a side note), it was our game to win. Waterloo Records had the home-team advantage but their captain, Chris Anderson, was out, and the Chronicle was sporting a solid lineup...."

Filthy Animals Take Waterloo Records for a Spin
BookPeople gets back in the Alternative Softball swing
DAILY Sports  July 15, 2009, by Mark Fagan
"...[video-1] After a four-game losing streak, the BookPeople Filthy Animals are back in the win column, rejuvenated by the return of shortstop Jamie Reaves, who suffered an ankle injury earlier in the season, and first basewoman Jennifer Morris, who had been working abroad. BookPeople (3-6) authoritatively put down the South Division's Waterloo Records (6-3), 20-9, and we were there for post-game commentary with an all-star BookPeople cast: captain Mandy Brooks and third baseman Bryan Sansone...."

Ben Kweller In-Store at Waterloo Records
A short video showing Ben Kweller's performance on Feb 4, 2009.
DAILY Chrontourage  February 20, 2009, by Logan Youree
"...Here is a short video from Ben Kweller's in-store performance at Waterloo Records on Feb 4. He had just relocated back to Austin and was touring to support his new album Changing Horses...."

SXSW Day Party: Waterloo Records
Garage punk and pop, ATX speed rock, and African blues
DAILY Music  March 14, 2014, by Luke Winkie


Going to Waterloo Records? Be Careful.
From jail to an in-store.
DAILY News  April 3, 2007, by Wells Dunbar


Waterloo Sunset
Down in the bins with Waterloo's Bill Jeffery
DAILY Music  February 26, 2008, by Shelley Hiam
"...Bill Jeffery is a buyer at Waterloo Records, where he's worked for the last 18 years. That’s a lot of used records, a lot of New Release Tuesdays, and a lot of in-stores..."

DJ Herb and Alien Records
Music Story  May 5, 1995, by Marc Savlov
"...As important to the clubkids scene as the clubs they frequent are the deejays, and the records they spin, fold, and manipulate. And while many among the populace might argue that Austin needs another music store about as much as it needs more road construction, the availability of club-oriented dance music has been a sorely neglected area for as long as can be remembered..."

BookPeople vs. 'Chronicle' and Emo's vs. Waterloo
Two games, two fields, two totally different outcomes
DAILY Sports  June 27, 2008, by Kristine Tofte
"...The second game of the week was Emo's vs. Waterloo Records..."

Sonobeat Records
Late-Sixties local label Sonobeat – the missing link between the Vulcan Gas Company and Stubb's?
Music Story  February 7, 2014, by Margaret Moser
"...Ricky Stein seeks that same brand of rawhide authenticity in his new book Sonobeat Records: Pioneering the Austin Sound in the '60s. What began as a casual conversation with a colleague during his internship at KLRU turned into a deep immersion in the roots of Austin's recording history in the Sixties – the eventual topic of his American studies thesis at UT..."

McCulloh at Waterloo
Postmarks  October 18, 2004
"...Dear Editor, Classical music guru Russell McCulloh is back again, and Waterloo Records finally got him. I feel comfortable again about purchasing classical music CDs, knowing that I won't get stuck with an inferior recording..."

Waterloo Sunset
SXSW in-stores at Waterloo Records
DAILY SXSW  March 2, 2009, by Austin Powell
"...There’s no easier way to sample the sounds of South by Southwest than a stop at Waterloo Records. The store has another stellar batch of local and national artists stopping by this year..."

Ray Davies
Thursday
Music Review  March 19, 2010, by Raoul Hernandez


The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
Acts Playing South by Southwest
Music Review  March 16, 2001, by Jerry Renshaw


The Disco Biscuits
Acts Playing South by Southwest
Music Review  March 16, 2001, by David Lynch


Split Lip Rayfield
Acts Playing South by Southwest
Music Review  March 16, 2001, by Jerry Renshaw


Pepe Deluxé
Acts Playing South by Southwest
Music Review  March 16, 2001, by Greg Beets


Powerhouses Begin to Emerge in the ASL
Waterloo, Wheatsville, and C3 Presents remain undefeated
DAILY Sports  April 20, 2009, by Mike Crissey
"...Waterloo Records Pounds Out 27-26 Win Against Emo’s Lounge..."

This Is You
Waterloo Records marks 20 years as Austin's premiere record retail outlet.
Music Story  April 5, 2002, by Michael Bertin
"...Okay, to anyone remotely familiar with what goes on in Austin musically, it wasn't that difficult of a question to begin with. But yeah, it's been 20 years for Waterloo Records..."

Banking on Sixteen
Waterloo Records
Music Story  April 11, 1997, by Michael Bertin
"...In fact, many big chains are already in (Camelot Music) or teetering on (Musicland) bankruptcy, while small, independent stores are falling by the wayside with fantastic frequency. So why is Kunz, the owner of Waterloo Records, the picture of calmness and security made flesh?..."

Indieconomics 101
That darn Long Tail!
DAILY Music  February 21, 2008, by Austin Powell
"...Following Doug Freeman’s article “A Market of Multitudes,” which discusses in great detail the new indieconomics of the Long Tail, Off the Record pulled together a few of Austin’s more established music retailers to address the changes that have been brought on by the Digital Age. Off the Record: What is a record store's role in the new digital economy? John Kunz, owner of Waterloo Records: A record store's role in the new digital economy is the same as it's been in the brick and mortar economy: To help people find what they're looking for; to help direct people to what they don't yet know that they will be looking for; to be a filter for the best music out there; and to be an exciting bridge between musicians and their fans. Dan Plunkett, co-owner of End of an Ear: I think there will always be a good-sized customer base that wants to have the actual product – vinyl, CDs, 7-inches..."

Page Two: Legacy and Lunacy
Rush Limbaugh and Waterloo Records leave their marks – in very different ways
Columns  April 13, 2007, by Louis Black
"...Waterloo Records is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Twenty-five years along, my relationship with Waterloo, John Kunz, and staff goes back to the very beginning..."

ASL Preseason Heats Up
The Alternative Softball League: Still cheap as free
DAILY Sports  March 14, 2009, by Mike Crissey
"...I was inclined to think that Phil got it wrong, despite the flawlessness the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle bestows upon the hog. Weather records show Phil correctly divines the 50% chance there will be an early spring about 39% of the time..."

Vinyl’s Tin Cup Chalice
Finyl vinyl thoughts from the stacks of Antone’s Records
DAILY Music  January 15, 2014, by Raoul Hernandez
"...To quote Jimmy Buffett, “Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.” As the old school ire behind last week’s cover story on the high cost of vinyl – “Why do new records cost $35?!” – I forgot about my beloved Antone’s Records on Guadalupe...."

Flaming Lips & Tongues on Fire
The 11th Annual 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival Sunday at Waterloo Park
Food Story  August 24, 2001
"...Live Music Find some shade and relax while you enjoy live music from Floramay Holliday from 11am-noon, Kevin Fowler from 12:30-2:30, and The Cornell Hurd Band from 3-5 pm. Waterloo Records will be on hand with some hot deals on great music to suit all tastes.Food Vendors Sample the fare from some of Austin's favorite restaurants, including:..."

Will Johnson’s New Paradigm
Song sage on baseball, house concerts, and wisdom from Neil Young
DAILY Music  September 25, 2015, by William Harries Graham
"...His new album Swan City Vampires is a masterpiece of folk, Americana, and punk rock. Its CD release happens today at Waterloo Records, 5pm...."

Why Record Store Day Is Great …
And why it sucks (a shopping guide)
DAILY Music  April 21, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Talk to the owners of any of Austin’s participating records stores and you’ll hear a chorus: “Record Store Day is our biggest day of the year.”..."

Rodney Crowell Returns
Rodney Crowell revisits his memoir locally while airing out more ‘Kin’
DAILY Music  June 25, 2012, by Margaret Moser
"...Writing books, Rodney Crowell will agree, is different. This Friday, June 29, 5pm, he reads from his memoir Chinaberry Sidewalks at Waterloo Records in advance of his Paramount Theatre appearance Saturday...."

Danny Barnes Works Harder
Seminal ex-Austinite talks banjo, minimalism, and experimentation
DAILY Music  May 5, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...“You caught me when I’m home, which is a nice place to catch me,” chuckles Danny Barnes, pausing a recording session to field a call in advance of his return to Austin this week and next. Catch him performing in-store at Waterloo Records on Sunday, 5pm, and then at the Cactus Cafe on Wednesday for a proper concert...."

Break On Through
Doors drummer John Densmore riffs on commercial licensing
DAILY Music  May 7, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...After penning 1991’s Riders on the Storm: My Life with Jim Morrison and the Doors, acid jazz drummer John Densmore returns to the bookshelves with The Doors: Unhinged, a 296-page summation of the band’s longstanding back-and-forths in court. Densmore’s “Spanish Caravan” parks at Waterloo Records tonight for a book signing, 7pm...."

Putting the Squiggle in Metal
Tombs, Kill the Client face their black metal Waterloo
DAILY Music  June 29, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...If you read Wednesday Rewind recently, you would have seen the staff of Waterloo Records scratch their heads over black metal band logos in the Record Store Olympics. But how do actual purveyors of super-heavy music do when faced with the same challenge?..."

TSOP
DAILY Music  June 13, 2008, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Closed, of course, and no Sunday hours before my flight home. One particular CD rested against the windowsill of Antone’s Records' East coast cousin, a smaller, more tourist-minded “souvenir shop.”..."

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
"...The Cutting Edge aired only once a month and late on Sunday nights, at that, buried in a slot that made no sense to anyone steeped in the indie rock and zine culture that "thrived" below the mainstream radar at the time. The TV show wasn't radical or anything, after all; it was produced by IRS Records -- the early home of the Police and REM, for godsakes..."

First Listen: Chris Catalena & the Native Americans “Telegram”
Psychedelic cowboy pianist releases debut LP this week
DAILY Music  June 24, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...A familiar face and kind soul among Austin's musician ranks, Chris Catalena has played sideman in Christian Bland & the Revelators and Strange Boys offshoot Living Grateful. He steps forth with his solo debut, Here Comes the Time, this week, via American Sharks drummer Nick Cornetti’s Pau Wau Records...."

Bill Carter Tackles the Unknown
Waterloo Records in-store today previews new album
DAILY Music  January 29, 2013, by Margaret Moser
"...The title of Bill Carter’s new album, Unknown, might double as the answer to, “Guess who’s playing in the Blame tonight?” At Waterloo Records – 5pm today – Carter’s backing band the Blame will consist of all-stars Denny Freeman, Andy Salmon, and Donny Wynn...."

Heartless Bastards Aim With ‘Arrow’
Heartless Bastards in-store at Waterloo Records with ‘Arrow’
DAILY Music  April 23, 2012, by Margaret Moser
"...Need a gorgeous voice to match this April weather? How about Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards? The local quartet's new CD, Arrow, flies Byrds-meets-Tom Petty on the lost highway of love. Wennerstrom leads her sulfurous Bastards in-store at Waterloo Records on Wednesday, 5pm...."

Brick by Brick
The Greencards build a new album
DAILY Music  June 22, 2011, by Jim Caligiuri
"...They call Nashville home, but the Greencards still have a warm spot in their hearts for Austin. Now a quartet, the band originally came together here early in the last decade, and is celebrating the release of The Brick Album with an in-store at Waterloo Records today, 5pm, and a show at Threadgill’s World HQ Thursday evening...."

If You Have Ghosts
Erickson acolytes sound off on ‘True Love Cast Out All Evil’
DAILY Music  April 16, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...The Chronicle polled a few of them about True Love Cast Out All Evil, his long-awaited comeback record with Okkervil River. Erickson will be signing copies at Waterloo Records on Saturday at noon...."

Angry All the Time
Geezerville takes names
DAILY Music  August 13, 2008, by Jim Caligiuri
"...The big news, though, is they’ll be releasing a disc of career highlights next week. The Best of the Hot Club of Cowtown is the first title to come out of the acquisition of Hightone Records by Shout! Factory...."

Everything Must Go
Tower's last hours
Music Story  June 25, 2004, by Matt Dentler
"...On its final day, Sunday, June 13, Tower Records is full of customers. It's a day when all of Tower's shopping baskets are in use and brimming with goods, as if consumers are carrying buckets of water back to the fire..."

On the 12th Day of Christmas
Music Story  December 25, 1998, by Michael Bertin
"...It was a day so big, the music industry gave it a name: "Super Tuesday." Well, actually, they stole the name from the quadrennial political sweepstakes, but Tuesday, November 17 was no less important to Tommy Matola, president of Sony Music, and Ahmet Ertegun, president of Atlantic Records, than the next presidential primary version will be to Al Gore and George Bush Jr. That day, new releases from industry giants Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Jewel all hit stores..."

Borders Backs Out
A setback for Sixth + Lamar, a victory for keeping Austin weird
News Story  April 25, 2003, by Lauri Apple and Mike Clark-Madison
"...The five-year saga of Austin's most controversial retail project took another sharp turn Wednesday as Borders Books and Music announced it was abandoning plans to build a location in the proposed Sixth + Lamar development -- across the street from local indie-biz icons BookPeople and Waterloo Records...."

Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
Can record stores survive the digital age?
Music Story  January 23, 2004, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Until recently, they owned Jupiter Records, a new/used store in Hancock Center that closed Christmas Eve. Since they began with two stores (the South Austin store closed in 2001), you might think heartache accompanied the closings..."

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 16, 2001
"...This one starts early -- literally - with Westlake high schooler Arson Optics grabbing the mike, as Nova Scotia's Buck 65, Project Blowed's Erule, Strong Island's IGT, and the raw stylings of Denver's Ngoma try to show the youngster how it's done. Then Loud Records takes over and presents for your psycho pleasure Queens' lewd Beatnuts, bound to let loose a few from their new LP Take It or Squeeze It, before NYC's jaw-dropping 4-DJ tandem the X-ecutioners and some potentially inebriated "special guests" take you on and on 'til the break of dawn..."

Almost Lights Out at the Ballpark
Emo's turns off KOOP, Wheatsville SKUs skewer BookPeople, Waterloo Records grounds Vampire Bats
DAILY Sports  August 14, 2009, by Mike Crissey
"...We Wheatsvillans only needed to win one of our last four games to get into the playoffs. Why did it have to be against BookPeople, my former team with whom I had savored victory snatched from the jaws of defeat? The game felt a lot like BookPeople’s 17-15 win over Waterloo Records last year in the playoffs..."

Starry Eyes
Roky Erickson's monumental comeback
Music Story  December 30, 2005, by Margaret Moser
"...Amid the chatter and good cheer of Waterloo Records' annual Christmas party at Donn's Depot, Sumner prepares Roky's gear for a set with the Explosives, his 10th performance of 2005. Guitarist Cam King and drummer Fred Krc settle into their places while Chris Johnson tunes his bass..."

The Return of ... the Cassette
The Walkman revolutionized portable music. Can their fodder – cassettes – jump the shark?
Music Story  August 30, 2013, by Tim Stegall
"...Danny Barnes, revered punk rock banjo player for Nineties locals the Bad Livers, loves cassettes. From his now longtime home in Seattle, he gets downright evangelical about his Minner Bucket Records putting out "handmade experimental music" on cassette..."

Going for Broke
Fruit Salad Days
Music Story  June 17, 1999, by Andy Langer
"...The only portion of Watermelon's history that remains almost entirely uncontested is what has become affectionately known as the early years, 1989-1995. In 1989, Waterloo Records owner Kunz, and Geissler, a German immigrant who exported rock & roll books back to Europe as the Flying Book Service, started Watermelon with singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen..."

Guide to Austin Record Stores
Exploring the grooves, from black metal to blues
DAILY Music  August 23, 2017, by The Music Staff
"...Austin boasts an impressive selection of recorded music emporiums brimming with vinyl and the curious characters who buy and sell them. The three most prominent, can’t-miss shops are Waterloo Records, End of an Ear, and Antone’s Records – each touting a vast selection of new and used “rekkids.” Meanwhile, a slate of boutique stores satisfy all the music nerd niches with their specialties including Breakaway Records (soul), Exploded Records (electronic beat music), Big Henry’s Vinyl & Gifts (blues),  Art & Vinyl (hip-hop), Encore (metal), and Groovers' Paradise (vintage country, rock, and soul). But don’t stop there: Austin is teeming with discotecas, too, including the dominant Discoteca Sanchez. Waterloo Records..."

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..."

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