"...This wasn’t the first or even the second My Bloody Valentine show in Austin history (you can find comprehensive video of a 1992 Liberty Lunch set on Youtube), but the Irish foursome has a way of convincing the world that they’re the second coming. That’s to be expected when the fabled follow-up to cult sophomore effort Loveless finally arrives under the cover of darkness 23 years later...."
"...As a publisher of spoken-word poetry, Burke faces this type of challenge with every project. Burke, himself an award-winning slam poet, has relied on advice from Write Bloody founder Derrick Brown, who, together with Burke, is making Austin a hotspot for publishers of spoken-word poetry..."
"...Length is a liability for spoken-word poet Derrick Brown, who recently relocated Write Bloody Publishing (www.writebloody.com) from Los Angeles to Austin. "Poetry, when you do it live, is like a bullet..."
"...Richards and James Flamberg (who won the best screenplay award at Cannes), and it marks the first time LaBute has helmed a film he did not write himself. LaBute has never been a master of subtlety -- his gift has been creating acid-tongued morality plays that hammer their points to a bloody nub..."
"...The Confab is a series of free readings, workshops, and panel discussions by early- and mid-career authors held at the Austin Public Library every April. This year the Confab will be joined by the Austin Lit Fair, a first-time exhibition of Austin's small presses and literary publishers, including American Short Fiction, A Strange Object, Bat City Review, Foxing Quarterly, Unstuck, and Write Bloody..."
"...Tonight at Lavazza Espressions, you can bear witness to that miraculous transformation as Anis Mojgani and Derrick Brown perform their poetry. The event is presented by the Texas Book Festival and local publishing house Write Bloody Publishing..."
"..."Derrick Brown and I started brainstorming a new thing that would bring the rock & roll energy of Write Bloody into a stage show," says Graupmann, whose long-running Encyclopedia Show has helped prepare him for this geeky battle initiative. "The Greatness was the birthed result!"..."
"...He said, "When you look at a lot of the older folkore and mythologies, they really are just religions that people don't believe in any more. And so many of them, especially when you look at the Northern Europeans, the beliefs of the UK that came out of these bloody, dark times, they all have these great morality tales built into them." That's really what drives his interest..."
"...One wetnose is wounded by a trip-wire mine. The sergeant tells him, "They're not designed to kill you, just to castrate you." Then, with glee: "There it is, I found it!" While the wounded rookie looks on in horror, the veteran sergeant picks up one bloody testicle and throws it away, saying with a sneer, "You can live without it..."
"...(Which is also why Rugg was so heavily involved in the first issue of Mejia's excellent Foxing Quarterly journal.) Which is also why the poster for the event was created by Box Brown. Which is also why the teams behind literary powerhouses A Strange Object and Write Bloody and The Austin Review are part of the whole deal...."
"...Local literary magazines and independent presses like Foxing Quarterly and Write Bloody Publishing have shown a remarkable attention to Austin's richly textured artistic world, hosting events that incorporate music, performance, and visual arts into their celebration of the written word. On June 20, A Strange Object, the small press headed up by former American Short Fiction editors Jill Meyers and Callie Collins, will add to that movement a highly curated quarterly reading series called Tesseract...."
"...Lala's is something of folklore – the jukebox is award winning; the Bloody Mary's a cocktail legend. Elves strung above the bar dance any time the bathroom door they're attached to moves, and the interior evokes a vintage feel from aged knick-knacks and military hats on the wall...."
"...From the sidelines, their strategy seemed frustratingly cautious. It finally took a second period 30 point power jam by Smarty Pants – an opportunity created by a botched star pass between Vicious Van GoGo and Bloody Mary – to give the Hells the lead..."
"...Some thoughts on Roger Corman and Robert Thom... Next week the Austin Film Society is showing the nightmarish American masterpiece Bloody Mama at the Dobie on Wednesday, May 21 at 7:30pm and Saturday, May 24 at noon..."
"...THE WEIRD LOVEMAKERS: No bio, no glossy, and one hand-scrawled tape from Tuscon. Aging, curmudgeon writer is handed said lack-of-glitz and pow! Bloody Great Punk Rock! Like Big Boys great..."