March 16, 2018

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Volume 37, Number 29

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Issue Supplement

SXSW 2018 Week Two Preview

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features

SXSW 2018

Free Events at SXSW

Festival music and more on the cheap

BY MAE HAMILTON

Famous People Looking Pretty

Photos from the first weekend
news

The Problem With K2, Downtown Austin’s Most Dangerous Drug

APD cannot depend on big busts alone to solve the problem

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Point Austin: Welcome to the Future

Texas is just like America, only more so

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Are We on a Road to Nowhere?

CodeNEXT – what a buzz kill!

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Eric Goff

Bears in the air

Civics 101

RideAustin Hangs On

Local nonprofit to trek on in world belonging to Uber and Lyft

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council: It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over

City Council plans strategically, reappoints some judges, and cuts water rates

BY MICHAEL KING

The Road to CodeNEXT

Mapping out the final stages of the land use code rewrite

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Domestic Terrorism in Austin

Trio of package bombs target minority homes

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Medical Board Loses a Case ... and Attacks the Judge

Judge Hunter Burkhalter forced to resign by State Office of Administrative Hearings

BY MICHAEL KING

McKalla Place Eyed for Soccer Stadium

North Austin location identified as Precourt Sports Ventures' third first choice

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

SXSW 2018

30 Restaurants to Try in Downtown Austin

Eat some good food while you’re in town

BY ACACIA CORONADO

Top 10 Austin Breweries of 2018

Power ranking the local leaders in craft beer

BY ERIC PUGA

Food Events

music

Playback: SXSW Again Pivots on Rap

Hip-hop sustains the Festival's star power

BY KEVIN CURTIN

SXSW 2018

International Female Producers

Beatmakers and sound shapers from Taiwan to Down Under

BY DAN GENTILE

11 Can't-Miss DJs at SXSW

What are you going to do with all these ones and twos?

BY DAN GENTILE

Must-See Country Acts at SXSW Music

This 12-pack of artists is rewriting the rules of C&W

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Essential Indie Acts at SXSW Music

Sneaks, Speedy Ortiz, and six other indie sets you won't want to miss

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

Future R&B and Old Soul Acts at SXSW Music

Lee Fields & the Expressions, Oshun, and 9 more soul sets to catch

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

SXSW Music's Hip-Hop Hierarchy

From up-and-comers to rap royalty, 20 key sets to see

BY ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

SXSW Music Jazz Sampler

Psychedelic, post-bop, Latin-inflected, and more: 11 jazz artists

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Priority Pop at SXSW Music

If you've gotta pick and choose, you can't go wrong with these 11 breakouts

BY ISABELLA CASTRO-COTA

Pivotal Punk at SXSW Music

Don't miss this gang of 10

BY TIM STEGALL

SXSW Music: Ruled by Women

10 from indie rock’s new fem-led gen

BY RACHEL RASCOE

99 Austin Acts at SXSW Music

Support the home team!

99 Luftballons (International Acts at SXSW Music)

South by Southwest by way of Sudan, Scotland, Colombia, and more

SXSW Music Interview: David Ramirez

Houston native tips his hat to Eighties pop

BY LAUREN MODERY

SXSW Music Interview: Dawg Yawp

Where sitar meets American folk song

BY GREG BEETS

SXSW Music Interview: Haley Heynderickx

Portland songwriter waters her garden with anxiety and heartache

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

SXSW Music Interview: Mozart La Para

Dominican singer born Erickson Fernández never had a plan B

BY ISABELLA CASTRO-COTA

SXSW Music Interview: Shamir

Las Vegas singer explains how a breakdown inspired his latest record

BY ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

SXSW Music Interview: Snail Mail

18-year-old indie rock wiz delivers diaristic earnestness and minimalist melodies

BY RACHEL RASCOE

SXSW Music Interview: Tunde Olaniran

Flint, Mich., artist writes anthems for outcasts

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

SXSW Music Interview: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Blue-eyed soul wunderkind keeps screwing his life up and writing about it

BY TIM STEGALL

SXSW Music Interview: Max Richter

Contemporary classical polymath performs an eight-hour composition for an audience in bed

BY DAN GENTILE

screens

SXSW 2018

SXSW Film Reviews

SXSW Conference Coverage

SXSW Gaming at a Glance

From the Expo to the Awards, it's time to play

BY MILO WEBB

Film Reviews

The Death of Stalin

Russia's political upheaval rewritten as dark farce.

Gringo

Long-delayed stoner comedy is a little stale.

I Can Only Imagine

MercyMe's hit song gets its own biopic.

Love, Simon

Coming-out story remembers the romance.

7 Days in Entebbe

The 1976 hijacking of Air France Flight 139, retold again.

Souvenir

Isabelle Huppert as a musician reconsidering celebrity.

The Strangers: Prey at Night

Home invasion classic becomes a franchise.
arts & culture

"Rodney McMillian: Against a Civic Death" at the Contemporary Austin

In this thought-provoking exhibition, the Suzanne Booth Deal Art Prize winner asks, “What does an architecture of power look like to you?”

BY MELANY JEAN

Snapshot: SXSW Art Program

These art installations surprise by using technology to bring us closer to humanity

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Seen / Soon: March 16

Getting virtually swept away by A Colossal Wave! and hearing America singing via Bill Murray and Jan Vogler

Arts Reviews

Rude Mechs' Fixing Troilus and Cressida

The third show in the Fixing Shakespeare series makes his mess of a play about the Trojan War hilarious and even engrossing

ColdTowne’s Missed Connections ATX

The show improvised from actual Craigslist ads is as hilarious as it is oddly cathartic to the singles in the crowd

“Katy Horan and Teruko Nimura: Residual” at ICOSA

In their joint show, the two artists use paper crafts as a medium for exploring how traces of the past disrupt the present
columns

Oops!

Gay Place

SXSW keeps on trekking and we’re still here with your queer guide

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: The Goose’s Acre Pub, The Woodlands

Bar and restaurant transported to Texas retains its Irish brogue

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Truth Tellin'

Being diplomatic isn't being deceptive; it's being thoughtful and caring

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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