March 19, 2010

Volume 29, Number 29

ON THE COVER:
news

A Walk in Austin's Shoes

Curious tidbits and Austin arcana

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Point Austin: Whistling for the Train

City says latest bond delay just another stop on the line

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Austin Interacts

It was that other mayor who jumped off bridges

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, March 18-25

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Dems Ditch Rogers

Texas Democratic Party rejects 'LaRouche Democrat'

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER AND LEE NICHOLS

Trustee Trouble

Gaffes found in endorsement list for AISD board candidate

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Reefer Madness: Federal Sentencing Law Up for (Watered-Down) Reform

Senate committee passes compromise bill on sentencing disparity

BY JORDAN SMITH

Developing Stories: Charrette Duet

Curing Congress and going green

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

The Train! The Train!

What, where, when, and who on the Red Line

BY LEE NICHOLS

Expect Long Wait at MetroRail Gate

Extreme waiting times leave drivers idling

BY LEE NICHOLS

Transportation Plan

Share your thoughts at a series of upcoming public meetings hosted by CAMPO

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Social Studies Debate

Far-right SBOE members are far out!

BY LEE NICHOLS

Transportation Money for Austin?

An upcoming meeting will focus on bringing federal transportation funds to Central Texas

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

A Different Kind of Climate Change

Changes afoot at Austin Climate Protection Program

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

The Hightower Report

Tastes Like Profit; and Toiling on Wall Street

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

What's New on the Local Trailer Cuisine Scene?

Trailer parks are everywhere, but it's not what you think

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Beer Flights

SXSW beer snobs have some great options Downtown

BY LEE NICHOLS

Wine of the Week

The best wine deals in Downtown

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

A turf war yields more farmers' markets for everyone

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Austin gets multicultural with St. Patrick's Day, the Persian New Year, and Uchi

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

2009-10 Austin Music Awards

Crazy Heart

At the crazy heart of the 2009-10 Austin Music Awards sits Stephen Bruton

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Love Bath

SXSW 2010 keynote speaker Smokey Robinson originally wanted to be a cowboy, but they didn't have any horses in his hood

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Off the Record

Checking in to South by Southwest 2010

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Wednesday Music Preview Guide

Thursday Music Preview Guide

Friday Music Preview Guide

Saturday Music Preview Guide

SXSW Records

Sixteen Deluxe

Year One

Fanfarlo

Reservoir

Broken Bells

Broken Bells

MoJoe

Dirty Genes

Freddie Gibbs

Midwestgangstabox framecadillacmuzik, The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs

Scale the Summit

Carving Desert Canyons

Balmorhea

Constellations

You Say Party! We Say Die!

XXXX

The Marshall Ford Swing Band

It's About Dam Time

Dawes

North Hills

The Morning Benders

Big Echo

Surfer Blood

Astro Coast

Maldita Vecindad

Circular Colectivo

Ray Davies

The Kinks Choral Collection

Efterklang

Magic Chairs

U-N-I

A Love Supreme 2.0

Chico Mann

Analog Drift (Muy...Esniqui)

Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra

Black Dynamite (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Nneka

Concrete Jungle

The Very Best

Warm Heart of Africa

Solillaquists of Sound

No More Heroes

Binary Audio Misfits

B.A.M.!

People Under the Stairs

Carried Away

Phantogram

Eyelid Movies

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Summer of Fear

Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore

Dear Companion

Joe Pug

Messenger

Ólöf Arnalds

Við og Við

The Ruby Suns

Fight Softly

Rogue Wave

Permalight

She & Him

Volume Two

the XX

The XX

Golden Triangle

Double Jointer

Dum Dum Girls

I Will Be

Titus Andronicus

The Monitor

We Are Wolves

Invisible Violence

Pierced Arrows

Descending Shadows

Local Natives

Gorilla Manor

Let's Wrestle

In the Court of the Wrestling Let's

Drive-By Truckers

The Big To-Do

The Soft Pack

The Soft Pack

Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights

Pardon Me

The Besnard Lakes

The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night

Woodgrain

The Bronze

Texas Tornados

¡Está Bueno!

BoDeans

Mr. Sad Clown

Boulder Acoustic Society

Punchline

Deadstring Brothers

São Paulo

Pirate Love

Black Vodoun Space Blues

Chuck Prophet

¡Let Freedom Ring!

Quasi

American Gong

Anti-Pop Consortium

Fluorescent Black

Skyzoo

The Salvation

Fool's Gold

Fool's Gold

Fashawn

Boys Meets World.

Fucked Up

Couple Tracks

Illa J

Yancey Boys

Moreland & Arbuckle

Flood

Freeway & Jake One

The Stimulus Package

the Explosives

Three Ring Circus

the Watson Twins

Talking to You, Talking to Me

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

Off the Record

SXSW news and carryings on

BY AUSTIN POWELL

In Memoriam: Big Star Myths

BY KENT H. BENJAMIN

'Mojo' Recommends

The best British music at SXSW as selected by Mojo Editor-in-Chief Phil Alexander

BY PHIL ALEXANDER

My SXSW

Bomba Estéreo

BY SIMÓN MEJÍA

SHOWCASE PREVIEWS

Harlem

Psychedelic pop bust

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Those Darlins

Coming down from the Tennessee mountain

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

Country Joe McDonald

Gimme an F!

BY DAN OKO

The Love Language

Love is a four letter word

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Slum Village

Detroit's other Hitsville

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Man or Astro-Man?

It's a bird? It's a plane? It's sci-fi's surf guitar originators.

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Live Shots

The Trishas

SXSW showcase reviews

Fanfarlo

SXSW showcase reviews

Catherine MacLellan

SXSW showcase reviews

The Yellow Dogs

SXSW showcase reviews

Stones Throw Showcase

SXSW showcase reviews

Grooms

SXSW showcase reviews

Melissa Auf der Maur, Voivod, Michael Monroe

SXSW showcase reviews

Nneka

SXSW showcase reviews

Naam

SXSW showcase reviews

Pegi Young

SXSW showcase reviews

Day Party Crawl

Ballroom Dancing

SXSW panels

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

Off the Record

SXSW news and carryings on

BY AUSTIN POWELL

'Mojo' Recommends

The best British music at SXSW as selected by Mojo Editor-in-Chief Phil Alexander

BY PHIL ALEXANDER

My SXSW

BY FREEDY JOHNSTON

Ice Cream Man Presents!

BY MATT ALLEN

SHOWCASE PREVIEWS

Shearwater

Man vs. nature on The Golden Archipelago

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Neon Indian/Vega

Austin's mad pop scientist on his Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Pharoahe Monch

An elder statesman on W.A.R.

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Mayer Hawthorne

From Andrew Cohen to soul singer?

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

100 Days, 100 Nights later

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Smokey Robinson

Even a soul legend has to obey the new music biz paradigm

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Live Shots

Ólöf Arnalds

SXSW showcase reviews

Harlem

SXSW showcase reviews

Brownout

SXSW showcase reviews

Bajofondo/Banda de Turistas

SXSW showcase reviews

Woven Bones

SXSW showcase reviews

Miles Kurosky (Ex-Beulah)

SXSW showcase reviews

The Soft Pack

SXSW showcase reviews

Ray Davies

SXSW showcase reviews

Peter Rosenberg's Noisemakers With Bun B

SXSW showcase reviews

Smokey Robinson Keynote Interview

Day Party Crawl

Ballroom Dancing

SXSW panels

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Off the Record

SXSW news and carryings on

BY AUSTIN POWELL

'Mojo' Recommends

The best British music at SXSW as selected by Mojo Editor-in-Chief Phil Alexander

BY PHIL ALEXANDER

My SXSW

BY BILLY BRAGG

Ice Cream Man Presents!

BY MATT ALLEN

SHOWCASE PREVIEWS

Nneka

Following the Black President into the Concrete Jungle

BY DAN OKO

Tanya Morgan

Meet the mayor of Brooklynati

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Dâm-Funk

Back to the future of funk

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Bernard Fowler

The Stones' go-to singer got to Sweden

BY MARGARET MOSER

Big Freedia & Katey Red

Project sissies making New Orleans bounce

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Gudrid Hansdóttir

Spending a few nights in Austin's House of Songs

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Live Shots

Band of Horses

SXSW showcase reviews

Carolina Chocolate Drops

SXSW showcase reviews

Smokey Robinson, Raphael Saadiq, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Mayer Hawthorne

SXSW showcase reviews

Japan Nite

SXSW showcase reviews

Band of Skulls

SXSW showcase reviews

Gay Witch Abortion

SXSW showcase reviews

Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys Orchestra

SXSW showcase reviews

Sarah Jarosz

SXSW showcase reviews

The So So Glos

SXSW showcase reviews

The Carrots

SXSW showcase reviews

Day Party Crawl

Ballroom Dancing

SXSW panels
screens

Teenage Kicks

Writer/director Floria Sigismondi on capturing the Runaways

BY CINDY WIDNER

Still Bringing It

Jessica Bendinger on the 10th anniversary of her snarky cheer comedy Bring It On

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

The Reich's Right-Hand Man

AFS Documentary Tour presents Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Süss

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

SXSW 2010 Film Awards

Audience, jury, and special awards

Snapshots of the 2010 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards

SXSW Film Reviews

Capsule reviews

TV Eye

Timothy Olyphant stars in Justified as a lawman with serious daddy issues

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

SXSW Film

Daily reviews and interviews

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW Film

Daily reviews and interviews

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

SXSW Film

Daily reviews and interviews

Film Reviews

The Cry of the Owl

Based on the 1962 Patricia Highsmith novel, this mood-heavy film contemplates what happens to a stalker when the object of his obsession returns the favor.

Green Zone

With Matt Damon's Bourne director at the helm, the actor plays an officer in Iraq who's mystified by why he's unable to uncover any WMDs.

'"Hubble 3D"'

This breathtaking IMAX documentary follows NASA's May 2009 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

A Prophet

This riveting French film is the best prison/crime saga to come along in quite a while.

Red Riding: 1974

This is the first of three absorbing adaptations (filmed concurrently by different directors) of David Peace’s linked novels about crime and corruption in Yorkshire, England.

The Runaways

A grittily femme perspective governs this otherwise conventional music saga about the Runaways, America's first all-girl rock band.

She's Out of My League

An average guy finds the woman of his dreams, but his insecurities undermine the relationship.

That Evening Sun

Hal Holbrook has the lead role as a crotchety but wily old-timer in this Southern-fried melodrama.
arts & culture

Depths of 'Desire'

Curator Annette Carlozzi invites art lovers to dive down into images of longing

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Trouble Puppet Theater Company

A visiting puppeteer flies in with a show about a really wild duck

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Geppetto Dreams Puppet Company

For his company's final show, Ricki Vincent takes a look at the end of it all

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

'Barton Barriers'

A local sculptor has a more creative use for those big orange-and-white traffic barriers

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

A Raisin in the Sun

Slow pacing aside, City Theatre's revival brings Hansberry's message home

'American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music'

To fully enjoy this exhibit, bring a kid and watch him become ignited by the music

So Percussion

If the future is now, then the future of percussion will likely make it So
columns

Page Two: Having a Riot

The chaotic and beautiful birth of the Austin Music Awards

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

We are queer for SXSW, and SXSW is queer for us

BY KATE X MESSER

After A Fashion

Your Style Avatar's SX kicks off stylishly

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

The Collin Street Bakery along the northbound side of I-35 in Waco serves up fruitcakes for weary travelers

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Walt Disney's phobias, the Village People's photos, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

Gay Place

The Gay Place celebrates the gayest SXSW ever

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar doesn't care what you wear in your own backyard; just don't stink up our Conference with it

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

Gay Place

Friday's gay day is all about the soul and all about the bounce

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar yearns for ... patchouli?!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Gay Place

The Gay Place loves you. All of you. Hard. And will miss you when you are gone.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar accessorizes for Perez, and sidekick Sunny offers a new drinking game

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Debs of the Derby: A Pin-Up-Scale Event

The TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls auction off pin-up-style posters to benefit local charities

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex fall to Dynamo in exhibition, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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