DAILY Music April 9, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...Recalling the Chronicle’s own Dead Club Crawl, each episode pairs an aural history, provided by a venue representative, with a live performance by the scene's local (albeit questionable) successors, like the Brothers & Sisters’ cosmic country filling the parking lot of what once was the Armadillo World Headquarters as former proprietor Eddie Wilson looks on. While not incredibly detailed, it's a thought-provoking snapshot of this city's "development" and works well as a crash course music tutorial..."
Off the Record
A flashback from Red River's seedy past, the Sour Notes hit a sweet spot, and Patty Griffin gets Grounded in Music
Music Column January 22, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...21) at the Paramount Theatre, had a rapt audience for their brief tutorial that concluded with a stark rendition of Ingram's "Seeing Stars." Grounded in Music, which was founded in the summer of 2007 and has become the signature music program for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area, helps provide instruments and training to kids and hosts 10-week courses on hip-hop, songwriting, and studio production. "Our real mission is not necessarily to crank out the next big thing," says co-founder Joe Stallone, who hopes to expand the program to other cities, "but to provide that initial spark for these underprivileged kids to turn to music." For an interview with Griffin, see austinchronicle.com/earache.
Dead Club Crawl..."
Off the Record
Another progress report from Red River, the return of Sixteen Deluxe, and Papa Mali's American beauty
Music Column December 4, 2009, by Austin Powell
"...New Club Crawl, Part 2..."
Music Story March 20, 2009
"...Fellow New York foursome Crystal Stilts' debut, Alight of Night, detunes and distorts behind big 1960s girl-group beats. The night's rounded out by the sugar pop of Cause Co-Motion!, the mellow quirk of Woods, the lo-fi crawl of Air Waves, and the cats and rats of local trio YellowFever, which purrs like a Slumberland band from 1991..."
Layoffs at ME Television
Layoffs at ME TV.
DAILY Screens August 19, 2008, by Belinda Acosta
"...Not to sound like a brown-noser, but when it comes to keeping in the know, the Chronicle is still the favorite for any local live music lover to go and find out what's going on and where. Yes, in this regard, the "old-fashioned" rag keeps pace with more tech savvy folks who may be pulling up the same info on their tech toys on- the-go (possibly pulling up the Chron listings?) And isn't it curious that almost any time of the day or night, if you flip over to ME Television, the crawl will be club listings -- culled from the Austin Chronicle?..."
Alejandro Escovedo comes full circle
Music Story June 20, 2008, by Dave Marsh
"...The payoff comes in a song like "Swallows of San Juan," a latter-day "Surf's Up." The surfers "crawl up on the shore, roll in the mud and the clay," and behind them the surf is "breaking bigger and harder than anyone's ever seen." It's a song about going back, except you can't. You can't stop trying either...."
Music Story March 14, 2008
"...12mid, Maggie Mae's Giselle Webber has a voice as ferocious as it is precious, and on Montreal quartet Hot Springs' debut LP, Volcano (Quire), she lets loose. Less pickled than Grace Slick, Webber runs her intense vibrato hot and cold, and she's not afraid to freak out, crawl around, howl in the mic, and gyrate..."
Welcome to the Jungle
Metal and alt-rock collide and flourish during the Back Room's glory years
Music Story July 28, 2006, by Ray Seggern
"...The Back Room's new matching $5,000 (each) Intellibeams creep and crawl around the wall and ceilings and over the crowd, like a police helicopter searching for a fleeing fugitive, or perhaps the skylight at a red carpet soiree. It feels a lot like that tonight...."
Emo's Free Week leaves 'TCB' broken, battered,
bloodshot, but happy
Music Column January 14, 2005, by Christopher Gray
"...It was a beautiful thing, watching people turn out in droves to watch all these great local bands, but it's worth pointing out that their shows rarely cost more than five bucks anyway. Now, if you'll excuse "TCB," he's going to crawl under a rock for a very, very, very long nap..."
One final SXSW missive
Music Column March 26, 2004, by Christopher Gray
SXSW Picks and Sleepers
Music Story March 14, 2003
"...TRAILER BRIDE: Don't take Melissa Swingle's weary warble for apathy. Chapel Hill's Trailer Bride is one of Bloodshot's stranger acts: bits of country, bluegrass, and a creepy crawl through the pine trees to where ghosts reside..."
At the crossroads of the Clash and the great state of Austin, Texas.
Music Story January 17, 2003
"...I use the pre-dawn hours to drink coffee, get caught up on cable news, and generally jump-start my nervous system. Two days before Christmas, a God-awful storm was beating Austin, and as I tried getting my brain in focus, I glanced up and saw the Fox News crawl move across the bottom of my TV screen, "Punk Singer Joe Strummer Dead at 50." Surely that couldn't be right; I waited 10 minutes for the headline to cycle back through again, and when it did, I sent off an early-morning e-mail that read, "Joe Strummer Dead," not knowing what else to say..."
Music Column March 15, 2002, by Ken Lieck
"...Club Crawl 'Til You Die..."
Letters at 3AM
War movies are back ... but they don't make them like they used to.
Columns February 22, 2002, by Michael Ventura
"...The Jesus on the crucifix stares wide-eyed and baffled at the behavior of humanity. Ants crawl in his eye sockets..."