March 17, 2000

Volume 19, Number 29

features

The Pink Pick

Kate Messer remembers when she first met Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison and they bonded over the Gibson SG like a couple of guitar geeks.

BY KATE X MESSER

news

The Loyal Lieutenants

Bush Applies Litmus Test of Allegiance in Choosing Inner Circle

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Run Out on a Rail

Capital Metro fires its freight rail carrier, Longhorn Railway, and its litigious owner, Don Cheatham, and finds a temporary replacement.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Naked City

Off the Desk

BY AMY SMITH

Going, Going, Gone?

Gary Bradley agrees to sell 1,000 acres of land to the city

BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON

food

Favorite Finds

The Chronicle food staff's retinue of restaurants that visitors to Austin shouldn't miss.

Sipping Between the Lines

Chronicle wine writer Wes Marshall reviews the wine lists at two Austin hotels, the Driskill and the Four Seasons.

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood on the delights of Dolce Vita and her updates on Austin's restaurant scene.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: BBQ Joints Within an Hour of Austin

Cusines editor Virigina B. Wood and Chronicle writer Greg Beets serve up barbecue joints within an hour of Austin in this week's Second Helpings.
music

SXSW Showcase Picks: Saturday

SXSW Showcase Picks: Friday

SXSW Showcase Picks: Thursday

SXSW News: Saturday

BY KEN LIECK

SXSW News: Friday

BY KEN LIECK

SXSW News: Thursday

BY KEN LIECK

SXSW Profiles

Thursday Night

Austin Music Awards: 19 Years Old

BY MARGARET MOSER

Velvet Underdog

Sterling Morrison: An Oral History With Interviews

BY MARGARET MOSER

It's Kicking In

The Sahm Family Archives

BY MARGARET MOSER

SXSW Music Festival

Picks & Sleepers

Dancing About Architecture

A recap of favorite SXSW venues that no longer exist, a few festival hot tips, some non-festival tips, a celebrity-sightings checklist.

BY KEN LIECK

SXSW Live Shots

Austin Music Awards, Austin Music Hall

Wednesday Night

Lil' Brian and the Zydeco Travelers

Lil' Brian and the Zydeco Travelers, Lucy's Retired Surfer's Bar

Astrid, the High Fidelity, Sneakster, Departure Lounge

British Boys: Episode One, Twist / Maggie Mae's

A Great Day In Austin, Town Lake

Wednesday Night

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Hole in the Wall

I Am the World Trade Center

I Am the World Trade Center, Emo's Jr.

Adam Carroll

Adam Carroll, Gallery Lombardi Lounge

The Dylan Group

The Dylan Group, Emo's

Tom Freund, Whiskeytown, the Brooders, Gurf Morlix, Hazeldine, Salas-Humara and the Silos, Jon Dee Graham, Jo Carol Pierce

Swollen Circus

Hank Williams III, Ray Price

Hank Williams III, Ray Price, Waterloo Park

Roger McGuinn

Roger McGuinn, Stubb's, Day Party

Ballistix, Unfadeable Young Guns, Ukalipthis, NOOK

Ballistix, Unfadeable Young Guns, Ukalipthis, NOOK, Velvet/Velvet Patio

Eric Mingus

Eric Mingus, Elephant Room

Hail Britannia: Episode Two

Thursday Night

Estrus / Lookout! Showcases, Emo's

Estrus / Lookout! Showcases

SXSW Live Shots

Thursday Day

BY GREG BEETS

SXSW Live Shots

Austin Music Awards, Austin Music Hall

Wednesday Night

Lil' Brian and the Zydeco Travelers

Lil' Brian and the Zydeco Travelers, Lucy's Retired Surfer's Bar

Astrid, the High Fidelity, Sneakster, Departure Lounge

British Boys: Episode One, Twist / Maggie Mae's

A Great Day In Austin, Town Lake

Wednesday Night

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Hole in the Wall

I Am the World Trade Center

I Am the World Trade Center, Emo's Jr.

Adam Carroll

Adam Carroll, Gallery Lombardi Lounge

The Dylan Group

The Dylan Group, Emo's

Tom Freund, Whiskeytown, the Brooders, Gurf Morlix, Hazeldine, Salas-Humara and the Silos, Jon Dee Graham, Jo Carol Pierce

Swollen Circus

Hank Williams III, Ray Price

Hank Williams III, Ray Price, Waterloo Park

Roger McGuinn

Roger McGuinn, Stubb's, Day Party

Ballistix, Unfadeable Young Guns, Ukalipthis, NOOK

Ballistix, Unfadeable Young Guns, Ukalipthis, NOOK, Velvet/Velvet Patio

Eric Mingus

Eric Mingus, Elephant Room

Hail Britannia: Episode Two

Thursday Night

Estrus / Lookout! Showcases, Emo's

Estrus / Lookout! Showcases

Thursday Night Music Awards

Thursday Night

The Patti Smith Group

The Patti Smith Group, Waterloo Park

Artists Only Panel, Austin Convention Center

Friday Day

Making Noise on the Net Panel, Austin Convention Center

Friday Day

Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne, Club DeVille

Yo-Yo's, Black Halos

Yo-Yo's, Black Halos, Emo's Main Room

Gomez

Gomez, La Zona Rosa

Beulah, Red Delicious

Beulah / Red Delicious, Day Party / Gallery Lombardi Lounge

Number Girl

Number Girl, Mercury

Patti Smith

Gung Ho

Mekons

Journey to the End of the Night

Asylum Street Spankers

Spanker Madness

Bob Schneider

Lonelyland

The Black Halos

The Black Halos

Black Kali Ma

You Ride the Pony (I'll Be the Bunny)

Alabama Thunder Pussy

Constellation

Therapy?

Suicide Pact -- You First

Ann Beretta

To All Our Fallen Heroes

Daniel Johnston

Live in Berlin, Danny & the Nightmares

Giant Sand

Chore of Enchantment

Friends of Dean Martinez

A Place in the Sun

John Paul Jones

Zooma

Astrid

Strange Weather Lately

Gomez

Liquid Skin

Shelby Lynne

I Am Shelby Lynne

Neko Case

Furnace Room Lullaby

Mary Lou Lord/Sean Na Na

Mary Lou Lord/Sean Na Na

Tom House

'Til You've Seen Mine

Marah

Kids in Philly

The Love Supreme

The Love Supreme

Lakuna

Castle of Crime

Palaxy Tracks

The Long Wind Down

Bowery Electric

Lushlife

Beachwood Sparks

Beachwood Sparks

Sex Mob

Solid Sender

Super XX Man

Volume IV

The Causey Way

With Loving and Open Arms

Love as Laughter

Destination 2000

Poster Children

DDD

Pachinko

Splendor in the Ass II: Electric Boogaloo

The Frogs

Bananimals

Tee-Double, Jungle Brothers, South Park Mexican, Botany Boyz, Big Daddy Kane

Lost Scriptures, V.I.P., The Third Wish, Forever Botany, Veteranz Day
screens

Straight Shooter

Conversation With Janeane Garofalo and Steve Kessler

BY BARRY JOHNSON

Die Hockzeitskuh (The Wedding Cow)

Spotlight:

BY SARAH HEPOLA

Poetry and Light

The SXSW Film Awards Ceremony

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Fistful of Freaks

Albert and Allen Hughes' American Pimp

BY MARC SAVLOV

Reflections

SXSW 2000 Film Festival and Conference

Film Fest Winners

Winners of the SXSW Film Festival Awards.

Amongst Fiends

Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski's Colorful Relationship

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Everything That Rises Must Converge

SXSW 2000 Interactive Festival

Click on This

Winners of the SXSW Interactive 2000 Web Awards

Songs of Youth

Longtime buddies Tommy Rosen and John Comerford drew on their own experiences following rock bands from city to city to write Around the Fire, a free-spirited paean to life on the road directed by John Jacobsen.

BY PETER DEBRUGE

Short Cuts

Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

At the SXSW Interactive 2000 Festival, columnist Belinda Acosta takes a peek at the television of the future; also, director Kevin Smith fumes over the television version of his indie hit Clerks, and the Emmys announce a change in voting procedure.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Viva la Revolution!

Installation art may be notoriously hard to define, but its role in art history isn't. It helped change the way we look at art, and the Blanton Museum of Art's survey of three decades of installation art, "Blurring the Boundaries," provides a window on the revolution.

BY BEN WILLCOTT

Articulations

Touring plans for the Rude Mechanicals; two two shows for theatregoers to see before they close.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

STOMP: Discarded Scrap Waiting to Be Heard

STOMP turned the Paramount Theatre stage into a tidy salvage yard, where every piece of junk became a percussive instrument waiting to be heard.

The Apocalytes and the Tetragons: Psychic Blasts and Undulating Bodies

With the multimedia B-movie spoofs The Apocalytes and The Tetragons, composer-performers Chad Salvata and Sergio R. Samayoa serve up some well-scored soft-core sci-fi cyber-porn, heavy on the energy fielding (and the hyphens.

Aida: Outmatched by the Set

Austin Lyric Opera's Aida looks like a million bucks, but its stunning visuals are undercut by some less-than-grand human qualities.
columns

Page Two

We are not sleeping.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Quote of the week: "You, my hyphenated friend, are an ambassador of evil."

Public Notice

"Public Notice" is the sassy yet totally sincere public service column.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

In memory of a Shaman

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Reports from a rare week of fashion activity in Austin.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

The dirty South and the restless East.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

The New American fare at The Range in Salado alone is worth the 45-minute drive from Austin.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Coach's Corner

Be true to your school!

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

About AIDS

Two drugs being developed from trees could help not only in the treatment of AIDS/HIV, but other diseases as well.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

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