March 16, 2012

Volume 31, Number 29

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SXSW Music Supplement

SXSW Thursday Daily

SXSW Friday Daily

SXSW Saturday Daily

news

Life in Prison for Hemp

José Peña brought some roadside weeds home from Kansas. Cops decided it was reefer, and a Texas court sentenced him to life in prison – without the evidence. It took a decade for Peña to get back some of the pieces of his life.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Perry's Magic Wand

The governor's cynical assault on Planned Parenthood is illegal and dishonest

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Combs Takes the Cake

When it comes to trolling for votes, anything goes

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

Perry Continues Assault on Women's Health Care

Perry ends the WHP and blames it on the feds

BY JORDAN SMITH

City Charter Committee Single-Membered, Not Single-Minded

The CRC reports to City Council – not with one voice

BY MICHAEL KING

Bicycles for Justice

Austin collective builds bikes to donate to others

BY RAMON MARTINEZ

Leslie Leaves Us

A piece of free-spirited Austin died with Leslie

Cap Metro Adopts High Tech Timetables

Smartphones conquer the bus stops

BY KATIE TOMASINO

Education: 'It's Time To Be Innovative'

Something everyone can agree on: digital classrooms

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Wagner Walks, Loewy Balks

No disciplinary action and no indictment in officer-involved fatal shooting

BY JORDAN SMITH

Judge to Bee Cave: Leave Planet K Alone

Bee Cave on the warpath over novelty shop's signage

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: An Army Whistle-Blower Speaks Truth About Power

Lt. Col. Danny Davis' actions are essential in a democracy

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Upscale, Sit-Down Burgers

Relish the variety and savor the flavors of Austin's burger bounty

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Handicapping Local Craft Brews

Welcome to the craft-beer capital of Texas

BY LEE NICHOLS

Food-o-File

Feasting after the Festival, local food heroes, and new eateries

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Meal Times

Music paired with pizza and wine, St. Patrick's Day, and new farmers' market

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

'The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle'

Once upon a time, at a venue far, far away, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band made their name in Austin

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

SXSW 2012 MUSIC

Hello!

SXSW Music Festival Supplement

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

2011-12 Austin Music Awards

This year's winners

Wednesday Music Preview Guide

Thursday Music Preview Guide

Friday Music Preview Guide

Saturday Music Preview Guide

SXSW 2012 Records

Ray Wylie Hubbard

The Grifter's Hymnal

Andrew Bird

Break It Yourself

Lila Downs

Pecados y Milagros

Jimmy Cliff

Scared Fire EP

Sharon Van Etten

Tramp

Yellow Ostrich

Strange Land

the Men

Open Your Heart

Thee Oh Sees

Carrion Crawler / The Dream

Winterpills

All My Lovely Goners

Bahamas

Barchords

Waters

Out in the Light

Buxton

Nothing Here Seems Strange

Tennis

Young & Old

Sauti Sol

Sol Filosofia

Band of Skulls

Sweet Sour

the Wedding Present

Valentina

Corrosion of Conformity

Corrosion of Conformity

Main Attrakionz, Astronautalis, Stalley, Phranchyze

808s & Dark Grapes II, This is Our Science, Lincoln Way Nights, Stars

the Shins

Port of Morrow

Chairlift

Something

Fanfarlo

Rooms Filled With Light

VHS or Beta

Diamonds and Death

Robert Glasper Experiment

Black Radio

Punch Brothers

Who's Feeling Young Now?

Trampled by Turtles

Stars and Satellites

White Rabbits

Milk Famous

Capsula

In the Land of Silver Souls

Jim White

Where It Hits You

various artists

Minnesota Remembers Vic Chesnutt

The Hobart Brothers featuring Lil' Sis Hobart

At Least We Have Each Other

Garland Jeffreys

The King of In Between

The Last Holiday: A Memoir

Gil Scott-Heron

Spoek Mathombo

Father Creeper

Ava Luna

Ice Level

Chrysta Bell

This Train

Ben Howard

Every Kingdom

Ting Tings

Sounds from Nowheresville

Rubblebucket

Omega La La

Imperial Teen

Feel the Sound

Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit

Blitzen Trapper

American Goldwing

Magnetic Fields

Love at the Bottom of the Sea

Scale the Summit

The Collective

Justin Townes Earle

Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now

Chuck Prophet

Temple Beautiful

Nneka

Soul is Heavy

Lumerians

Transmalinnia

the Saint James Society

The Saint James Society

Mind Spiders

Meltdown

Something Fierce

Don't Be So Cruel

And So I Watch You From Afar

Gangs

Tim Fite

Ain't Ain't Ain't

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Mother Texas

Welcome to Texas, y'all. Meet Ray Wylie Hubbard, 'The Grifter's Hymnal,' and 'Mother Blues.'

BY MARGARET MOSER

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

Off the Record

SXSW news and carryings-on

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Ballroom Dancing

SXSW Panel Reviews

Live Shots

Day Party Crawl

My SXSW

By Coni Duchess & Martin Guevara

MOJO Recommends

'MOJO' Editor-in-Chief Phil Alexander spotlights the best new british talent at sxsw

Brazos

Leaving Austin can be like shedding a layer of skin, but you'll never get the Broken Spoke out of your head, heart, and feet

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Big Star 'Third' Concert

Honoring tragic 2010 non-SXSW headliner and Big Star guiding light Alex Chilton

BY ADAM SCHRAGIN

Lee Fields & the Expressions

Remember how you flipped for Charles Bradley? Get a lot of Lee Fields!

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Fela Kuti will still one day liberate Africa – through his son, Seun Kuti

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Tommy Stinson

Replacements bassist has bigger fish to fry than Axl Rose

BY MICHAEL BERTIN

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

Off the Record

SXSW News and Carryings-On

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Ballroom Dancing

SXSW Showcase Reviews

Day Party Crawl

Live Shots

SXSW Showcase Reviews

My SXSW

By Charlie Mars

MOJO Recommends

'MOJO' Editor-in-chief phil alexander spotlights the best new british talent

Gary Clark Jr.

Local bluesman gone stratospheric escapes all that onstage

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Dee-1

Hova, Fiddy, and Weezy, NOLA's Dee-1 is calling youse out.

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Michael Kiwanuk

Here comes Adele's successor

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Girl in a Coma

San Antonio's badass grrrl trio just needs to stay together

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Drums

If believing in beautiful melodies is nostalgia, then consider the Drums a throwback.

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Grape St.

From the ashes of Austin's Harlem comes an even weirder pop shaman

BY AUSTIN POWELL

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Off the Record

SXSW news and carryings-on

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Ballroom Dancing

SXSW panel reviews

Day Party Crawl

Live Shots

SXSW Showcase Reviews

My SXSW

By Jared Paul Boulanger

BY JARED PAUL BOULANGER

MOJO Recommends

'Mojo' editor-in-chief Phil Alexander spotlights the best new British talent

Norah Jones

Norah Jones in a Russ Meyer flick? Just kidding.

BY DAN OKO

The Carper Family

Imagine the Carter Family writing songs about texting

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Black Pistol Fire

Have Canadians usurped our Texas roadhouse blues?

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Paul Collins Beat featuring Peter Case

Power pop wasn't always such a popular term

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

screens

SXSW 2012 FILM

SXSW Film Reviews

SXSW 2012 Film Awards

Audience and jury prizes announced

SXSW Film Gallery

Famous people looking pretty

Conference Quick Cuts

SXSW Film + Interactive

2012 Texas Hall of Fame Awards

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

Casa de mi Padre

Will Ferrell commits 100% to this goofy, all-Spanish-language soap opera-cum-horse opera.

The FP

This potential cult-movie masterpiece is likely the most original dance film you'll see this year.

In Darkness

Agnieszka Holland, the director of Europa Europa, creates a blood-quickening Holocaust drama about Poles who were hidden in the sewers.

Jeff, Who Lives at Home

The Duplass brothers return with this finely observed slice of life starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, and Susan Sarandon.

South by Southwest Film Festival 2012

There are a few days left, filmgoers; don't start slacking now.

A Thousand Words

Eddie Murphy plays a truth-challenged literary agent who learns his lesson when a bizarre set of circumstances allow him to utter only 1,000 words before dying.

21 Jump Street

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go back to high school in this new take on the old TV series.
arts & culture

Experience Joy

The quality comedy at SXSW 2012 is worth making extra time for

BY DAN SOLOMON

All Over Creation: One Movement Ends, and One Begins

As one chamber music ensemble takes its final bow, another makes its start

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Batsheva Dance Company

Going gaga for sensation-based movement

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Arts Reviews

'Beauty Is Embarrassing: The Art of Wayne White'

White's phrases painted meticulously onto found artworks leave us at a loss for words

The Schooling of Bento Bonchev

When you thought the love story well had run dry, up springs this irresistible new one

3: MFA Dance Concert

The work of these grad student dancemakers was as individual as it was thoughtful
columns

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar from hospital gurney to Angie Dickinson's feet – all in a week

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: Gay Tee Ex

South by, gay bi, o hai, bye-bye!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Guns and ranch dressing: just another week in Texas

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

After a Fashion

Have yourself a fashionable SXSW

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Hurray for the Riff Raff, Yacht, the Gossip ... what more could your li'l heart desire?

BY KATE X MESSER

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

After a Fashion

Your working-class Style Avatar gets a whiff of the Boss, et al, and nearly passes out

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

South by, gay bi, o hai, bye-bye!

BY KATE X MESSER

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

After a Fashion

Oh, who didn't Your Style Avatar see?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

South by, gay bi, o hai, bye-bye!

BY KATE X MESSER

WEEKLY ISSUE

The Luv Doc: Texas Film Hall of Fame

BY THE LUV DOC

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Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Aztex announce full coaching staff, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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