South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...9:45pm: Secret Screening (TBA) aGLIFF's mystery slot has always been a joy, with prior titles including a special sneak peek at soaring indie Princess Cyd last year and heartland documentary The Overnighters in 2014. Saturday..."
"...Constantly on the move, Rosarito's Baja-style taco and ceviche trucks are making fresh waves in a scene grown somewhat stagnant with oversaturation. In 2014, when Carlos Acosta and his cousin Mauricio Davila first parked their brightly painted taco truck alongside the other food trucks then lining the empty lot at the southwest corner of Fifth and Colorado, they were just hoping to find their place in Austin's crowded taco scene, and to offer, as Acosta says, "a different kind of Mexican food from what [people are] accustomed to in Texas."..."
"...That was writer-director Kat Candler's quandary in 2015. A stalwart of Austin's indie film community, she was riding the breakout success of her award-winning 2014 feature Hellion, an adolescent angst flick starring Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Juliette Lewis (Whip It)..."
"...And that's only the top of the order here. Nomura DIPA took third place in the Alpha King Challenge in 2017, in addition to their surprise runner-up placing for Fully Adrift in the 2014 competition, back when Pinthouse was still an underrated prospect...."
"..."I sang and played guitar in really shitty bands in high school," recalls 22-year-old Ethan, who bears a striking resemblance to 1968 vintage John Lennon. "Then I went to South by Southwest in 2014 with our friend Marcus, and after that, I said [to my brother and sister], 'Dude, let's just be a band..."
"...Mike "Sleepwalk with Me" Birbiglia is making a return visit to Moontower. In 2014, he was here performing his show Thank God for Jokes, which was just turned into a Netflix comedy special back in February this year..."
"...Alexander Delgado and Michel “El Caro” Delgado began as a hip-hop group at the millennium. El Caro left but with Randy Malcom Martinez the group broke internationally on “Bailando” in 2014..."
"...I actually had two. I was like, 'Oh, the first one's going so well, getting all pus-y, so I'll get a second one." Robespierre's debut feature, Obvious Child, screened at SXSW in 2014, and she wrote the hot mess lead role in their latest collab specifically for Jenny Slate..."
"...The best "Not Dark Yet" is the live take from 2014's Trail 2. In my soul, it's from that night at the Cactus Cafe..."
"...And she, being a very thoughtful gift-giver, later got me these cool Southwest-pattern socks. And I was like, “Yeah – this feels right.” Now I only have a few basic socks and the rest are all like planets, or Abraham Lincoln, or a collage of the Spurs 2014 championship..."
"...Austin's private transportation scene drove on a different road map as recently as three years ago. Uber, the largest TNC in existence, had just begun bulldozing its way into the market in time for South by Southwest in 2014..."
"...Their new feature – which has its world premiere April 1 at the Dallas International Film Festival – was directed and co-written by Elrod, co-written and shot by Smith, and stars a who's who of local character actors, including John Merriman, Byron Brown, and real-life couple Macon Blair and Lee Eddy. For Elrod, who has had several shorts premiere at SXSW, including "Molly" (2014) and the 2010 Jury Award winner "Petting Sharks," the journey to Mustang Island's completion has been an odyssey: "This thing has been going for the longest time."..."
"...When describing Avery Moore's place in Austin's comedy landscape, the same adjectives continuously surface: "mainstay," "favorite," "regular." But these compliments hardly capture Moore's ubiquity and influence on the local scene since the San Antonio native emerged here. After becoming the host of the Velveeta Room's "no womps given" Sad Trombone Showcase in 2014, Moore began to show up everywhere around town, her motormouthed "Aubrey Plaza on psychedelics" persona commanding each stage she was on..."
"...Listen for Lindsey’s harmony vox on “Aunt Lisa” from Mastodon’s 2014 long-player Once More 'Round the Sun...."
"...Parliament-Funkadelic to our booming urban metro, mothership Grupo and satellite guitar asteroid Brownout of Brown Sabbath infamy hit the lights like Santana's mescaline mayhem at Woodstock. Grupo's nine-deep Latin conga line keeps causing Problemas, peak compositional roil from 2014 whose Spanish-language rearrangement of the Fab Four's Abbey Road prayer "Because" deserved a Grammy..."
"...With so-called "bathroom bills" swirling in several states (and now explicitly encouraged by our nation's president), discussions of the legal, linguistic, liberty, and philosophical implications of transgender have become common currency. Yet Aberli had never really considered them until the Friday before spring break in 2014, when the school's LGBTQ club sponsor told him about a student who was preparing to transition..."
"...Last month, a source in the mayor’s office confirmed to “Playback” that the probe was looking into whether Pitts violated official procedure in the way he disciplined a former music office employee in 2014 after he discovered wrongdoing on her part. At the time, the high-ranking source felt optimistic Pitts would be reinstated..."
"...It was July 2014. My album, Up.Rooted, was still buzzing from spins on NPR, USA Today, and a weekend hang with Shakira and Enrique Iglesias..."
"...BF: Austin was the first place we stepped out of Brazil, two years ago in 2014, coming to SXSW. In that opportunity we played twice in Hotel Vegas..."
"...The list of previous recipients is a who's who of local talent: Keith Maitland's Tower, Clay Liford's Slash, Steve Mims' Starving the Beast, Andrew Bujalski's Results, Berndt Mader's Booger Red, Carleton Ranney's Jackrabbit - and that's just the 2014 recipients. Over two decades since its establishment, mainstays of Austin and Texas filmmaking, including the Zellner Bros., Kat Candler, Bob Byington, Bryan Poyser, Kyle Henry, Duane Graves, Heather Courtney, Don Swaynos, and PJ Raval, have all benefited from the program...."
"...It would have seemed that Gardner, Ben Edgerton and chef Andrew Wiseheart's first move after Contigo, would have fit in with the new. Its buzzy unveiling at the 2014 Austin Food + Wine Festival with a minimally printed white banner and a long table dotted with art-directed waxed vegetables was certainly not how things used to be done..."
"...During his time as a townie, 2011-2014, Plant adopted a homegrown custom known to locals every Saturday night for decades: He tuned into Twine Time, a master class of classic soul, blues, and R&B. During a the station’s pledge drive in February 2012, the Whole Foods enthusiast famously called into the station to make a considerable donation and a request...."
"...In 2014 McGaw became director of professional programs, so now she's in charge of not just one classroom, but of building whole programs. That means finding talented lecturers and professionals who share her nontraditional, nonacademic background..."
"...While some of the filmmakers participating in this explosive moment for queer media exhibit a contagious hopefulness and energy, Tan – a legend in Austin for his award-winning graphic design business Otto Is the One – is appropriately skeptical: "It's still hard for LGBT filmmakers to make their next films ... if your films or themes are niche-oriented, people are not rushing out to make them." His own third feature, Pit Stop, a subtle, slow-burning drama about two Texan men orbiting one another, had its world premiere at Sundance 2013 and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards..."
"...Rail Not: Austinites still waiting for the train may have to wait quite a bit longer – Capital Metro CEO Linda Watson told the Austin Monitor this week that the failed 2014 bond election has put plans for rail on indefinite hold. "Based on that election and the plan that was presented, I don't think the community of Austin is ready for that at this point," Watson said..."
"...That explains where your elbow room went, but it also means Bergstrom is reaching another of those all-important trigger points. That's why, in 2014, Council approved the next stage of the master plan: adding new gates..."
"...A subsequent check of city permits revealed the new landlords (a pair of recent Vanderbilt University grads who had bought the property in Oct. 2014) had hoped to capitalize on the upcoming throngs lured to SXSW by applying for a city permit to stage a party on their newly purchased land, while concurrently seeking a demolition permit (see “Gentrification Refugees,” Feb..."
"...Lavenue was recently named Bombay Sapphire's 2015 Most Imaginative Bartender of North America, and Gobis' accolades include winning Domaine de Canton 2014 Bartender of the Year and making Zagat's "30 Under 30" list last year. The honors have afforded each to travel extensively, during which they've taken mental notes (and photographs) of elements of style and functionality that might influence De Rigueur's final conception..."
"...Last show in Austin: Sept. 6, 2014 – Circuit of the Americas with Lil Wayne..."
"...Kickstarting their Austin City Limits debut with “Under the Pressure,” a highlight from 2014’s Lost In the Dream, the psych rockers’ 70-minute set brought back memories of last month’s South By Southwest gig, revisiting 2011’s Slave Ambient with “Baby Missiles,” while coolly channeling Bob Seger via “Arms Like Boulders,” from 2008’s Wagonwheel Blues...."
"...ISIS or ISIL, AQAP, the Syrian Electronic Army, and freshly minted, apparent lulz-seekers like CyberCaliphate-supporters the Lizard Squad – who in January managed to black-eye both the United States Central Command's Twitter feed and Malaysia Airlines' homepage – are estimated by extremism analyst J.M. Berger to have no more than 45,000 Twitter accounts, of which Twitter has shut down some 18,000 since fall 2014..."
"...AC: Andrew, you created quite a stir here last year when you named an Austin food trailer, Thai-Kun, to Bon Appétit's list of the country's top 10 new restaurants for 2014. Will you be checking out some newer places this visit?..."
"...The Chronicle hosted the inaugural Austin Music Industry Awards on Monday, March 9 at Palm Door on Sixth to celebrate the winners of the industry-specific categories from the Austin Chronicle Music Poll 2014-2015 ballot. Gina Chavez won the AMP Esme Barrera Award for Music Activism and Education; for the full list, see "Welcome to the Machine," Mar..."
"...At the close of Alejandro Escovedo’s heroic United Sounds of Austin concert at the Moody Theatre January 2014, a three-hour overview of local music history as recounted in words, pictures, and song by Terry Allen, Roky Erickson, Butch Hancock, Lucinda Williams, and many others, the Painted Redstarts scrambled onstage for one final number. Introduced by Jon Dee Graham, the teens then ripped a page from his and Escovedo’s good book: the True Believers’ “She’s Got.” Killed is what she got...."
"...“We are a genuine marketplace of local causes. Aside from its local focus, what sets Amplify Austin apart is its impact.” In 2014, 498 organizations joined in..."
"...Called the Emerging Solutions Project Charter, it was signed on Sept. 18, 2014, by then-Mayor Lee Leffingwell, the Greater Austin Restaurant Association, the Austin Hotel & Lodging Association, and Keep Austin Fed, among others..."
"...26. Formerly the superintendent of Laredo ISD and a deputy commissioner at the Texas Education Agency, Cruz served as interim superintendent after Meria Carstarphen resigned in 2014...."