March 18, 2011

Volume 30, Number 29

news

Old Soul

Bill Maddox died violently under bizarre circumstances – and left a legacy of music, love, and friendship

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: We Have Just Begun To Fight

The budget battles are only skirmishes in the long march toward democracy

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Win, Place, and No-Show

One race, two walkovers, and games to be played later

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Naked City

Quote of the Week

Keeping Texas Smart – and on the March

Thousands rally to save Texas schools

BY MICHAEL KING

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, March 17-24

Department of Strange Clarifications

Fire chief sets the record straight

BY MICHAEL KING

Timing Is Everything

Events in Japan cast a long shadow

BY NORA ANKRUM

LEGELAND

Navigating Possible MAP Detours

More reproductive health care antics at the Lege

BY JORDAN SMITH

Republicans Play Defense on Education

Their strategy? Find someone else to blame.

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week

A proposal to outlaw abortion

BY JORDAN SMITH

Getting Puppy Mills to Heel

A bid for the humane treatment of animals

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Where There's Smoke, There's Firing; and Plenty of American Jobs

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Buen Provecho!

Favorites from Mexico on your SXSW breakfast plate

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Is Glas Beoir Cac

No green beer here, a short list of pubs and eateries for an authentic St. Patty's Day

BY WES MARSHALL

Event Menu

March 17-25

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Apps guide you to grub; and more

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Wednesday Music Preview Guide

Three Wednesday-night appetite-whetters

Thursday Music Preview Guide

Friday Music Preview Guide

Saturday Music Preview Guide

SXSW Lists

SXSW groupings: Metal, Austin jazz, Polish acts, plus everything else

Let's Build a City

All stages lead to the 2010-11 Austin Music Awards

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

The Secret Club

South by Southwest 2011 Keynote speaker Bob Geldof played the Armadillo World Headquarters with the Boomtown Rats. Afterward ....

BY MARGARET MOSER

Move On Fast

Yoko Ono walked on thin ice and lived to tell

BY JODY DENBERG

Off the Record

South by Southwest turns 25, the Austin Music Awards score a Bubble Puppy coup, and Ted Nugent leaves his hat on

BY AUSTIN POWELL

SXSW Records

Amplified Heat, Los Lonely Boys

On the Hunt, Rockpango

Agalloch

Marrow of the Spirit

Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age

Cough

Ritual Abuse

Crowbar

Sever the Wicked Hand

Suplecs

Mad Oak Redoux

Josh T. Pearson

Last of the Country Gentlemen

Devotchka

100 Lovers

Tennis

Cape Dory

Sea of Bees

Songs for the Ravens

Hot Club of Cowtown

What Makes Bob Holler

Nicole Atkins

Mondo Amore

Caitlin Cary & Matt Douglas

Are the Small Ponds

Ólöf Arnalds

Innundir Skinni

James Blake

James Blake

All Tiny Creatures

Harbors

Chikita Violenta

Tre3s

The Baseball Project

Volume 2: High and Inside

Sims

Bad Time Zoo

Beans

End It All

Statik Selektah & Termanology

1982

The Cave Singers

No Witch

Warbeast

Krush the Enemy

The Band of Heathens

Top Hat & the Clapmaster's Son

Gary Wilson

Electric Endicott

Say Hi

Um, Uh Oh

Ron Sexsmith

Long Player Late Bloomer

Toro y Moi

Underneath the Pine

Abigail Washburn

City of Refuge

G-Side

The One ... Cohesive

IMAKEMADBEATS

IMAKEMADBEATS

Caitlin Rose

Own Side Now

Jessica Lea Mayfield

Tell Me

Jason Isbell

Here We Rest

Ian Moore

El Sonido Nuevo

Guy Forsyth

300 Miles From There to Here

North Mississippi Allstars

Keys to the Kingdom

Fitz & the Tantrums

Pickin' Up the Pieces

Luncinda Williams

Blessed

Black Joe Lewis

Scandalous

The Civil Wars

Barton Hollow

Wye Oak

Civilian

Ancient Astronaut

Into Bass and Time

Ringo Deathstarr

Colour Trip

Esben & the Witch

Violet Cries

J Mascis, Obits, Dum Dum Girls

Several Shades of Why, Moody, Standard and Poor, He Gets Me High

Chico Trujillo

Chico de Oro

Candy Claws

Hidden Lands

The High Dials

Anthems for Doomed Youth

Fergus & Geronimo

Unlearn

The Endtables

Endtables, The

Mother Falcon

Alhambra

High Tension Wires

Welcome New Machine

We Were States

Rasa

Liz Phair

Funstyle

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

Bright Example

Carrie Elkin

Call It My Garden

Kurt Vile

Smoke Ring for My Halo

Middle Brother

Middle Brother

Ha Ha Tonka

Death of a Decade

Bright Eyes

The People's Key

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

Off the Record

SXSW news and carryings on

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Ballroom Dancing

SXSW panels

Day Party Crawl

Live Shots

Josh T. Pearson

SXSW showcase reviews

B L A C K I E All Caps, With Spaces

SXSW showcase reviews

Esben & the Witch

SXSW showcase reviews

Eagle Claw

SXSW showcase reviews

Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Wronglers

SXSW showcase reviews

Dikes of Holland

SXSW showcase reviews

Follow That Bird!

SXSW showcase reviews

James Blake

SXSW showcase reviews

Freddie Gibbs

SXSW showcase reviews

Foster & Lloyd

SXSW showcase reviews

Ice Cream Man Presents!

BY MATT ALLEN

'MOJO' Recommends

Rising British talent at SXSW picked for your delectation by MOJO Editor-in-Chief Phil Alexander

My SXSW

BY STEVE WYNN

SHOWCASE PREVIEWS

Glasser

The future's so bright Glasser put a ring on it

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

Emmylou Harris

At 63, Emmylou Harris still drives a 'Hard Bargain'

BY JIM CALIGIURI

The Bangles

The 'Doll Revolution' continues

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Chico Mann

Fela Kuti goes Latin

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Black Milk

The prophecy fulfilled

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Old 97's

The Grand Theatre: Volume One was only the beginning

BY JIM CALIGIURI

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

Off the Record

SXSW news and carryings on

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Ballroom Dancing

SXSW panels

Day Party Crawl

Live Shots

The Strokes

SXSW showcase reviews

Bob Geldof

SXSW showcase reviews

Carla Morrison

SXSW showcase reviews

Schmillion

SXSW showcase reviews

G-Side

SXSW showcase reviews

Band of Heathens

SXSW showcase reviews

Devotchka

SXSW showcase reviews

Capsula

SXSW showcase reviews

Datarock

SXSW showcase reviews

Gabriel Prokofiev

SXSW showcase reviews

Sounds from Colombia

SXSW showcase reviews

Ice Cream Man Presents!

BY MATT ALLEN

MOJO Recommends

Rising British Talent at SXSW as selected by 'MOJO' editor-in-chief Phil Alexander

My SXSW

BY HAYES CARLL

SHOWCASE PREVIEWS

SXSW Music Panel: Fun Fun Fun? Thirty Years of Chronicling Austin Music

Taking The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology to the man on the streets

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Men Without Hats

1am, Club de Ville

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Taiwan Indie Night

The Taiwanese will play anywhere, even South by Southwest!

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

EPMD

Back in business, strickly

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Sarah Jaffe

Denton's dark horse of suburbia

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

Freddie Gibbs

Str8 Killa

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Off the Record

SXSW news and carryings on

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Ballroom Dancing

SXSW panels

Day Party Crawl

Live Shots

Japan Nite

SXSW showcase reviews

James Hand

SXSW showcase reviews

Erin Ivey & the Finest Kind

SXSW showcase reviews

Literature

SXSW showcase reviews

Sarah Jaffe

SXSW showcase reviews

Reading Rainbow

SXSW showcase reviews

The Civil Wars

SXSW showcase reviews

Texas Battle League

SXSW showcase reviews

Pustki

SXSW showcase reviews

Blu/Shad

SXSW showcase reviews

Ice Cream Man Presents!

BY MATT ALLEN

MOJO Recommends

Rising British Talent at SXSW as selected by 'MOJO' editor-in-chief Phil Alexander

My SXSW

BY SAHARA SMITH

SHOWCASE PREVIEWS

Sharon Van Etten

Better. Stronger. Faster. Harder.

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

Chimera Music Night

Sean Lennon on making oatmeal cookies, by hand

BY JODY DENBERG

Peter Stampfel & the Ether Frolic Mob

1am, Creekside at Hilton Garden Inn

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group

12:50am, Emo's Annex

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Dennis Coffey

From Holy Modal Rounders to the Ether Frolic Mob

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Odd Future

Straight raw forever ...

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

screens

SXSW 2011 Film Awards

Jury and audience award winners announced

Rock the 'Block'

Joe Cornish on working-class angst and alien invaders

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

SXSW 2011 Film Reviews

Capsule reviews

SXSW Film Conference Quickies

SXSW Interactive Conference Quickies

2011 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards

Renée Zellweger, Rip Torn, and more

TV Eye: All Thumbs

SXSW outtakes; in line with Roger Ebert; and bad karma

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 Last Lions

This stunning nature documentary about the vanishing lions of Africa is not your children’s Lion King.

Limitless

As cautionary tales go, this is an entertaining take on finding your muse through chemical means.

Lord of the Dance 3D

Opens Thursday, March 17 – on St. Patrick's Day.

Red Riding Hood

Catherine Hardwicke, the director of the first Twilight movie, helms this update of the fairy tale.

SXSW Film Festival 2011

A few more days to go ...
arts & culture

The Hand Inside the Puppet Head

Connor Hopkins and his friends are pleased to meat you

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

'Austin Secrets'

Handling real people's secrets sends improv pros places they've never been before

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Esther's Follies

Laughmeister Kerry Awn retires from the Follies – and is twice as busy as before

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Fiction

Steven Dietz's thoughtful, language-loving play may leave you not liking writers much

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

A cast that knows funny lands the laughs in Neil Simon's comedy about comedy

'Women Printmakers of Austin: Under Pressure'

A lovely, carefully crafted exhibition of ancient techniques that invite contemplation
columns

After A Fashion

Your Style Avatar repents for earlier anti-Renée Zellwegging, peanut butter, chocolate, and pee-pee

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

The Gay Place gets all tingly in her unmanned southerly territories.

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Big Bend Ranch State Park includes some of the most rugged and scenic country in the state

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Oops!

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

After a Fashion

And So(Co) it begins: Your Style Avatar flits through SXSW one daily issue at a time

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Welcome to your warm gay port in the storm, sailor.

BY KATE X MESSER

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar says, 'Ward, we have to talk about Mel Gibson ...'

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Austin loves itself. Hard. Gayness abounds.

BY KATE X MESSER

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

After a Fashion

It's all about the give and take. And the swag.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu! It's the last SX Fest day and time for GayBi!

BY KATE X MESSER

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

UT Baseball Opens Big 12 Play

UT baseball offers a nice respite from SXSW

Soccer Watch

Man U and AC Milan advance to Champs League final, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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