March 16, 2001

Volume 20, Number 29

features

The Austin Avalanche of Rock & Roll!

When IRS Records' 'The Cutting Edge' Came to Town and Made Me Want to, Too

BY KATE X MESSER

news

Deep Blues From Gatesville

Amy Smith thought a judge would give her two years max for possession of crack cocaine; why is she doing 20?

BY AMY SMITH

O, Brother! Where Art Thou?

Although out of the headlines, the George W. Bush siblings have been doing quite nicely for themselves.

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

Naked City

Warren Chisum resurrects the Andrews County nuclear waste dump, Longhorn Pipeline politics under scrutiny, and Austin marches against hate

BY LOUIS DUBOSE

The Hightower Lowdown

Selling the Commons; The Corporate Tax-Dodgers

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Capitol Chronicle

Surveying the George W. Bush Legacy in Texas

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Weekend Repast

Ah, brunch, that lovely weekend repast where breakfast meets lunch with a mimosa in one hand and a Bloody Mary in the other, where Eggs Benedict and Crème Brûlée French Toast can share the same buffet line with a steamship round of beef and a mountain of cold boiled shrimp.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

What foodies are reading, and updates on local culinary news.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Second Helpings: BBQ Joints Within an Hour of Austin

For years, Central Texas towns such as Lockhart, Elgin, and Taylor have been home to some justifiably famous barbecue joints. Due to recent developments, tiny Spicewood west of Austin is now a necessary stop on the barbecue trail. Some of these places are of the meat market variety and others are full-service cafes. Whatever your pleasure, here's a partial list of joints within an hour's drive of Austin that were deemed worthy of inclusion in our 1999 Smokin' Hall of Fame.
music

Storyteller

Talking turkey with X-Ray

BY MINDY LABERNZ

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

Goodnight, Austin, Texas -- Wherever You Are

The 2000-01 Austin Music Awards

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Spotlight: Spoon

Screw indie rock -- Britt Daniel is aiming for the Top 40.

BY MICHAEL BERTIN

Spotlight: Paul Burch

Nashville songwriter Paul Burch teams with novelist Tony Earley for Last of My Kind.

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Spotlight: Ozomatli/Jurassic 5

MC Chali 2NA describes Ozomatli and Jurassic 5's humble origins.

BY ANDY LANGER

Spotlight: Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs, at home with God, Bill Monroe, and his own music.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Spotlight: Robbie Hardkiss

Recent Austinite Robbie Hardkiss discusses the rise of DJ culture.

BY MARC SAVLOV

The Insider

Brief Interviews With Important People

BY ANDY LANGER

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

Where Have All the Good Times Gone?

Ray Davies' SXSW Keynote Address

BY MINDY LABERNZ

Spotlight: Ike Turner

Ike Turner is about to be 70 and still a mack.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Spotlight: Clem Snide

Clem Snide plays love songs about nuthin'.

BY CHRISTOPHER HESS

Spotlight: Bavu Blakes & Tee Double

Local MC got the drive.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Spotlight: Kasey Chambers

Aussie Kasey Chambers make the biggest splash stateside since Kylie Minogue.

BY ANDY LANGER

Spotlight: Explosions in the Sky

Austin's Explosions in the Sky rise above most instrumental music.

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

The Insider

Brief Interviews With Important People

BY ANDY LANGER

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Spotlight: Soft Boys

Austin Music Hall, 10pm

BY MINDY LABERNZ

Spotlight: Winslow

Up and coming Austin instrumentalists Winslow think about maybe getting some fans

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Spotlight: Red House Painters

The Red House Painters are back.

BY MARC SAVLOV

Spotlight: Mogwai

Scottish instrumental quintet refutes any and all categories.

BY MICHAEL CHAMY

Spotlight: Thomas Mapfumo

The Lion of Zimbabwe prepares to roar at SXSW.

BY DAVID LYNCH

The Insider

Brief Interviews with important People

BY ANDY LANGER

SXSW DAILY: SUNDAY

Dr. Demento

The world's foremost authority on goofy music hosts an appropriately bent SXSW showcase.

BY KEN LIECK

The Insider

Brief Interviews With Important People

BY ANDY LANGER

WEEKLY ISSUE

What Was Different About The Austin Chronicle's 2000-2001 Music Poll?

BY MARGARET MOSER

SXSW Picks & Sleepers

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame

Dancing About Architecture

SXSW begins

BY KEN LIECK

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

SXSW NEWS

BY KEN LIECK

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW NEWS

BY KEN LIECK

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

SXSW News

BY KEN LIECK

SXSW DAILY: SUNDAY

SXSW News

BY KEN LIECK

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

SXSW DAILY: SUNDAY

WEEKLY ISSUE

HONKY

Live Shots

The Soft Boys

Underwater Moonlight... and How It Got There

Swag

Catchall

John Hammond

Wicked Grin

Los Super Seven

Canto

Justin Trevino

Travelin' Singin' Man

The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

The Disco Biscuits

They Missed the Perfume

Dumptruck

Lemmings Travel to the Sea

Honky

House of Good Tires

The Butchies

3

Brassy

Got It Made

Split Lip Rayfield

Never Make It Home

Streetwalkin' Cheetahs

Waiting for the Death of My Generation

Toadies

Hell Below/Stars Above

Operator Generator

Polar Fleet

Disengage

Obsessions Become Phobias

The Black Halos

The Violent Years

Garageland

Do What You Want

Pepe Deluxé

Super Sound

Kitty Gordon

Weather

Half Japanese

Hello

Super XX Man & Eric Metronome

HOME: Volume II

Songs:OHIA

Ghost Tropic

Will Sexton

Scenes From Nowhere

Kristin Hersh

Sunny Border Blue

Eric Taylor

Scuffletown

Delbert McClinton

Nothing Personal

Rodney Crowell

The Houston Kid

Bare Jr.

Brainwasher

Greg Trooper

Straight Down Rain

Swearing at Motorists

Number Seven Uptown

Neilson Hubbard

Why Men Fail

Japanic

The Social Disease

Dewato

Demonstration

Arlo

Up High in the Night

Blake Babies

God Bless the Blake Babies

The Waistcoats

Stark Raving Mod!
screens

Lone Stars

The First annual Texas Film Hall of Fame

SXSW Film Reviews

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

SXSW DAILY: SUNDAY

WEEKLY ISSUE

From the Panels

Photos by Todd V. Wolfson

SXSW Film Winners

Winners of the SXSW 2001 Film Festival

SXSW Web Awards

An annotated list of this year's Web Awards winners

BY KIM MELLEN

Short Cuts

SXSW: Quentin bails, Jeremy fluffs.

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

As a breakout film for Kathie Lee, E! Entertainment's original movie Spinning Out of Control misses the mark. Also, the upcoming Independent Spirit Awards and Oscar-related programs.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

arts & culture

Crafting the Song

Austin theatre actor Robert Fisher has the heart of a rock & roller, the work ethic of a medieval craftsman, and the style of a Bob Fosse. Either he's in the wrong business or he is, as playwright Kirk Lynn calls him, "a wonder."

BY C. DENBY SWANSON

Articulations

New York is calling, and Austin performers from the Rude Mechanicals to the Flaming Idiots to MOMFest are answering.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Page Two

The cover of this issue is a reprint of the cover from the first Chronicle Music Poll results 20 years ago. The poll results in this issue are just the latest chapter.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Public Notice

This week is "Public Notice"'s SXSW special. Oh, special.

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3AM

Our secret fantasies were made public by Elvis Presley.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Welcome to our style column's third in a series on local fashion photographers. This week, find out all about Bob Sherman and why frogs , lambs, and satanic pom-pom girls love him.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

I don't know what to believe about vitamin C! It was always promoted as safe and helpful for flu and colds, and now I hear that it may increase the risk of cancer and heart disease. Is it worth that risk just to take care of a cold?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

About AIDS

Women Should Decide Treatment Initiation Differently Than Men

BY SANDY BARTLETT

Coach's Corner

Maybe the old coach has been out in the desert too long, but if there's anything to these rumors about Bobby Knight and Texas Tech, it sounds too good to be true.

BY ANDY "COACH" COTTON

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