June 18, 2021

Zeke Barbaro / Photo by David Brendan Hall

Volume 40, Number 42

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The Austin FC Issue

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features

The Austin FC Issue

A Soccer Stadium Built in Line With Austin's Love of the Outdoors

How Gensler architecture's home for the Verde keeps it green

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Q2 Stadium's Food and Bev Offerings Big and Local

From brisket tacos to bao, craft beer to Crown Royal, Verde fans have options

BY JESSI CAPE

Hit Brewery Row to Choose Your Own Austin FC Home Match Beer Adventure

How to get a little matchy-matchy with the city's first top-tier sports club and its many superb beer options

BY ERIC PUGA

DJ Chorizo Funk Looks to Spin 20,000 Austin FC Fans Into a Frenzy

Job No. 1? Getting butts out of seats.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

ATXFC Artist Initiative Puts Austin Artists' Work Front and Center

Austin's next art gallery?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

How to Get to Q2 Stadium by Car, Bus, Rail, Bicycle, and Rideshare

"Can I park at Q2?" and other burning questions answered

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Anthony Precourt's Moment Has Come

Austin FC's founder reflects on the road to the major league

BY ERIC GOODMAN

It's Time to Decide Austin FC's Nickname

Cast your vote for what you want to drunkenly shout at Austin's new MLS team

BY ERIC GOODMAN

Learning to Love Austin FC's Roster Through Their Native Cuisines

International players' kitchen

BY ADAM WOOD

news

Will TxDOT’s Plans for Loop 360 Leave Cyclists and Pedestrians in the Dust?

Bikin’ down the highway

BY BENTON GRAHAM

Austin at Large: Hit Me With Your Worst Shot

Doesn’t this weekend’s carnage illustrate exactly why policing as usual isn’t enough?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: I Say Regressive; You Say Progressive

Wherein Hizzoner gets to rebut my last column

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Chaos as City Hall Encampment Cleared by Police

Sweeping the plaza

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Council Recap: A Big Bucket of BidenBucks to Stitch Up the Safety Net

Homelessness response anchors $263.5 million spending plan

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

One Dead, 13 Injured, Two in Custody After Weekend Shooting

Douglas Kantor, a 25-year-old tourist visiting Austin from the Detroit area, died Sunday

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Commissioners Court Puts Women’s Jail on Ice

Vote delays moving forward with design for at least a year

BY LINA FISHER

food

A Father's Day Roundup of Lagers That Dads Like

Beermongers weigh in on what wets their most dadly whistles

BY ERIC PUGA

Au Revoir, Chez Nous; WB, Antonelli's; Howdy, Local Foods; Mmmmm, Pinthouse; and More

All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of June 17, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Bands Are Practicing Again, but Does Austin Have Enough Rehearsal Space for Them?

A love letter and state-of-affairs on the practice space scene

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: Love Wheel Records Rolls In

Austin music mainstay Mike Nicolai retails vinyl and Indoor Creature parties at the Ballroom

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Always There to Help: Mark Jensen, 1968-2021

ABGB co-founder was committed to community and generous to musicians

BY KEVIN CURTIN

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN, ABBY JOHNSTON, MORGAN-TAYLOR THOMAS, KEVIN CURTIN, DEREK UDENSI AND DOUG FREEMAN

screens

ATX Screen News: E3, AFS, and More

AFS Cinema, Arkane Studios' vampire nightmare, and the return of Hypnotic

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

All Light, Everywhere

Chilling and insightful look at the birth of our surveillance culture

Gaia

The moldering earth has had enough with humanity in this South African ecohorror

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Ryan Reynolds adds a new client but no extra fun

The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2

Horror comedy sequel tries to bite into new laughs

Lat Mat 5: 48H

Vietnamese action-comedy takes to the river

Luca

Pixar's lull continues with a shallow fish-out-of-water tale

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Meta ain't betta in this unlovable, self-referential sequel

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

After 70 years of being someone else, the screen legend gets to be herself

The Sparks Brothers

Edgar Wright reveals the wonderful, mysterious Mael brothers

Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

The titans of literature and their complex bond
arts & culture

Nathan Harris Pens an Intimate Civil War Tale in The Sweetness of Water

In his debut novel, the Michener Center alumnus brings "a new story to the table"

BY ROBERT FAIRES

"Balm: New Paintings by Bradley Kerl" at Ivester Contemporary

Painter Bradley Kerl leads us from inside to outside and beyond

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Listings

Virtual galleries, streaming improv, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Community Listings

Donation and volunteer opportunities, job openings, online fitness classes, and more

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

columns

Opinion: We Must Not Turn Back the Clock on Voting Rights

Parties should be competing to win more votes, not working to keep voting down

BY TOM LOPACH AND VAL BENAVIDEZ

Qmmunity: Hot Queer Nights

Black & Queer AF variety show, Die Felicia, and more to keep Austin cool in this Pride Month heat

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Bat-Watching in Texas

Six places to watch the bats

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: What in the Hell Is Going on at the Statesman?

More of the outlandish factual assertions, needlessly hyperbolic language, and gratuitous profanity that undermines true, legitimate journalism

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, June 18-24

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Austin FC Issue

The Verde Report: How Austin FC Survived the Road Trip From Hell

The tyro club has been through the MLS ringer

BY ERIC GOODMAN

Get to Know the Guy Behind "The Verde Report"

Meet the Chronicle's soccer columnist, Eric Goodman

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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