Oct. 4, 2019

Volume 39, Number 5

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ACL Music Fest 2019 Week One Preview

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news

Julián Castro, Women of Color, and Texas 2020

The path toward turning the state blue

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice – Code X: The Final Chapter?

What to look for when the new LDC draft comes out tomorrow

BY NICK BARBARO

Austin at Large: Lord, Gotta Keep On Moving

New and welcome spirits animate the fight for transit

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

It's Almost Time for an Election!

Are you ready for November 5?

BY SASKIA HENN

Vision Zero Goals for No Traffic Fatalities Not On the Horizon

City Auditor finds goal unlikely

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Homelessness in Austin Becomes a Political Game

Abbott threatens Adler: “Clean up the streets,” or else

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Batten Down the Hatches, a New Land Use Code’s Blowin’ In!

Long-awaited draft of post-CodeNEXT revision to go live Friday

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Equity, Clarity Sought in School Changes Process

(UPDATED) AISD hears from parents at both East and Westside schools

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Van Boven, Medical Board Meet Again

The case heard before the 3rd Court of Appeals, thanks to Attorney General appeal

BY MICHAEL KING

Death Watch: Judge's "Horrible Bigotry" Not Enough to Force New Trial

The 5CA has denied Randy Halprin’s plea as his death date nears

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Feds Sue Owners, Investors of Lakeway Hospital

The group is charged with defrauding the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Discovering (and Creating) Austin’s Best Self-Guided Beer Tours

Crawl before you ball

BY ERIC PUGA

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of October 3, 2019
music

ACL Fest 2019

6 ACL Music Festival Picks for Friday

National, international, and local faves the fest's first day

Friday ACL Face-Off: Guns N’ Roses vs. Tame Impala

Which headliner stands taller on the fest's first day?

BY TIM STEGALL

ACL Fest Interview: Erin Rae

“I’m hoping to move into a place where I’m not having to go into the depths of my soul, necessarily, to find inspiration.”

BY DOUG FREEMAN

ACL Fest Interview: Weyes Blood

“Once I felt like I’d journeyed to the far corners of the music universe and back, I could return to the center and write songs.”

BY RACHEL RASCOE

ACL Fest Interview: The Comet Is Coming

Soul / jazz / funk Comet crashes into ACL!

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Friday ACL Fest 2019 Record Reviews

Five albums for ACL Fest Friday playlist

12 Must-See Saturday Acts at ACL Music Festival

Key Zilker Park sets for Saturday weekend one

Saturday ACL Face-Off: The Cure vs. Childish Gambino

Second British noir-pop vs. “This Is America”

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

ACL Fest Interview: Finneas

Billie Eilish’s brother makes bedroom hypno beats for himself too

BY ISA JONES

ACL Fest Interview: Pink Sweat$

Teddy bear R&B pop quietician skyrocketed from the bedroom to festival stages

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Saturday ACL Fest 2019 Record Reviews

Big-name headliners support big-time ACL platters

10 Can't-Miss Acts for Sunday at ACL Music Festival

And concluding the first weekend ...

Sunday ACL Face-Off: Mumford & Sons vs. Cardi B

L.L.Bean catalog UK folk vs. NYC adult entertainer chic

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

ACL Fest Interview: Julia Jacklin

Aussie song whisperer gut punches ACL Fest

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

ACL Fest Interview: Faye Webster

Asleep at the Wheel fanatic steel lines the BMI stage

BY RACHEL RASCOE

ACL Fest Interview: GoGo Penguin

UK acoustic trio mashes up electronica

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

ACL Fest Interview: Bruce Hornsby

Viriginia pianist explains the way that it is

BY RICK WEAVER

ACL Fest Interview: LANY

Dream-pop trio takes on big subject matter as it re-enters the studio

BY ALYSSA QUILES

Sunday ACL Fest 2019 Record Reviews

LP playlist for ACL’s first weekend sabbath

7 Local Acts to See at ACL's First Weekend

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Get to Know Austin R&B True Blue Alesia Lani

The ACL Fest performer invites listeners into her universe

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Faster Than Sound: ACL Fest’s Recipe for Success

Essential ingredients for a modern edition of our city’s largest music festival

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

UT Students Break Into E-Sports Through Longhorn Gaming

The university's independent organization gains notoriety in the competitive gaming world

BY DEREK UDENSI

Dennis Hopper Is Totally Not on Drugs in Eighties Gem White Star

White lightning in a bottle at AFS Cinema

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Film Reviews

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Humanity's scarring of Earth mapped out in graphic, terrifying detail

Chained for Life

Metanarrative about beauty and deformity is a layered surprise

The Climbers

Cinematic retelling of the first Chinese climbers to summit Mount Everest.

First Love

Japanese master Takashi Miike at his quirkiest and most romantic

Joker

This joke isn't funny anymore (and wasn't to begin with)

My People, My Country

Chinese documentary focusing on the modern People's Republic

The Parts You Lose

Icy thriller has no idea what to do with its talented cast
arts & culture

Eastside's Past and Present Revealed in John Mulvany's Latest Exhibit

Secure the Perimeter" at grayDUCK Gallery asks, “What if the outside force is an inside job?”

BY BARBARA PURCELL

Arts Reviews

Alchemy Theatre's The Waverly Gallery

This production of Kenneth Lonergan's drama presents the human weight of disease and makes its pain tangible

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

In her eighth novel, Ann Patchett shows that what makes a family cannot be measured by the grandness of a house

"David Culpepper: That's Not Going Anywhere" at Co-Lab Projects

The show is welcome to hang around, but this artist is going places
columns

Qmmunity: Queer Compounds For All

Plus mini balls with Austin Black Pride and Chorizo Funk’s Latinx Turn-Up

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Unspoiled coastal refuge at its best in the fall

BY GERALD E. MCCLEOD

Luv Doc: Tinder Mercy

Stupidity makes its way to the surface eventually

BY 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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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