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Faster Than Sound: Aftereffects of Astroworld
Austin promoters ScoreMore fall under scrutiny after deadly concert
"...tragedies is the semantic shift that ensues. The name "Astroworld" once conjured memories of a bygone Texas amusement park...."

Nov. 19, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Concert Crush
Inside the Astroworld disaster
"...reviewed at press time. New documentary looking into the Astroworld disaster, in which 10 people were trampled to death..."

April 29, 2022 Movie Review

Stories from the Midway
Cyclone Pussy
"...adolescent rite of spring in 1980s Houston was the AstroWorld Season Pass. Just $30 got you into the park..."

May 10, 2002 Features Feature by Greg Beets

Faster Than Sound: Headlines From a Year in Limbo
A year-in-review of Austin music news
"...expanded bookings at Central Machine Works and Meanwhile Brewing. Astroworld Impacts..."

Dec. 31, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Travis Scott
"...In his expertly curated third major-label LP Astroworld, Houston-area native Travis Scott realizes the breadth of his..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

ACL Live Review: Travis Scott
Astroworld’s roller coaster ride races through Zilker
"...a cheeky intro asked, “Where in the world, but Astroworld, can you have so much fun?” Scott adored the..."

Oct. 8, 2018 Music Post by Jeremy Steinberger

First Concert: Erica Shamaly
City of Austin Music & Entertainment Division manager Erica Shamaly betrothed to Duranie John Taylor?
"...Where: Southern Star Amphitheater, AstroWorld, Houston..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Music Feature

Richard Linklater's Memories of the Moon in Apollo 10½
The filmmaker's childhood in space race-era Houston recalled through Austin-made animation
"...movies that would be playing as he's going to Astroworld, and then cut in really close to [Stan]."..."

March 25, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Faster Than Sound: Natalie Jane Hill Finds Her Balance on Sophomore LP
Folksinger and guitarist details Solely, created alone and in community
"...at least one of multiple lawsuits filed following the Astroworld Festival tragedy in Houston last Friday. Considered one of..."

Nov. 12, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Playback: Everyone Keeps Asking Me for ACL Fest Passes
Here's why ...
"...Gambino's viral "This Is America" clip, Scott's recent chart-topping Astroworld LP is a youth smash. Anyone over 35 will..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Day Trips
Enjoy a tour through the best weird places around Texas
"...built out of found objects and initially competed with AstroWorld for theme-park-lovers' attention. The corporate theme park is gone,..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
The good and the bad news from the year 2005
"...3) The ride is over at AstroWorld. The theme park across the freeway from the Astrodome..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Austin Critics Announce the Five Best Austin Films of 2022
Linklater and mountain lions, the pandemic, the legacy of slavery, and the fight for abortion rights all part of this year’s AFCA Austin Film Award short list
"...fantastical look back at Houston in the time of AstroWorld and psychedelia, all seen through the eyes of a..."

Jan. 6, 2023 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
Fall events and news from all over Texas
"...his amusement park made of found objects to rival AstroWorld. Although the Orange Show never attained the popularity of..."

Nov. 2, 2022 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

The Most Memorable Moments of Friday’s ACL Fest
Cassandra Jenkins, Billy Strings, and SZA on a lighthouse
"...to death.” Still, there’s no denying that in our post-Astroworld world, show-halting interventions of empathetic crowd awareness score festival..."

Oct. 8, 2022 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Every Artist From Pitchfork Festival Headed to Austin This Year
My trip to Chicago is your summer-to-fall ticket-shopping opportunity
"...in October, I hadn't attended a fest since the Astroworld tragedy, and found headliners extremely attentive to fainting crowd..."

July 22, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Turnstile Is Happy to Provide at Stubb’s
Big riff breakouts lead five-band testament to punk plurality
"...Occasional harrowing crowd tilt moments had the insensitive yelling “Astroworld!,” but most crowd surfers made it to the security..."

May 7, 2022 Music Post by Julian Towers

How to Climb a Minnow Mountain
The Austin animation studio resurrecting Rotoscoping with Richard Linklater
"...his professional artistic teeth drawing caricatures at the old AstroWorld theme park, so he was no stranger to repetition...."

Sept. 4, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Now Streaming in Austin: Coming Undone With Minnow Mountain
Resurrecting Rotoscoping for the Amazon Prime mindbender
"...My first job at 15 was drawing caricatures at Astroworld in Houston, which was the big amusement park there...."

Nov. 20, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Daniel Johnston's Death Begins Its Reverberations Around the Globe
“He’s legendary, but he was first a legend in his own mind, then he became a real legend.”
"..."Then, when I worked at AstroWorld, I found a container in the garbage that held..."

Sept. 13, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Ryan Bingham Warms Up His Western Festival
Onetime local Americana star inaugurates his fest on a chilly day in Luckenbach
"...Picnic, Drake's Canadian OVO Fest, and Travis Scott's Houston-centric Astroworld Festival...."

April 19, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Playback: No Really, How Are You?
Daniel Johnston provides backstory to Hi, How Are You? Day, plus the first 2017/18 Austin Music Awards talent reveal
"..."Then, when I worked at AstroWorld, I found a container in the garbage that held..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Songs of Pain Was Not in Vain
The day a skinny young kid named Daniel Johnston came shuffling to the back door of the 'Chronicle'
"...where he stayed with his brother while working at AstroWorld on the River of No Return ride. There, in..."

March 11, 2005 Music Feature by Louis Black

Coach's Corner
Attending an Astros game with the wife, in the sterility of the new Minute Maid Park, is an iffy proposition. But with the help of a friendly scalper and a lot of Shiner Bock, it's not half bad.
"...agree to spend Saturday at a museum instead of AstroWorld. I feel like a baseball owner being hammered by..."

June 28, 2002 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Texas Amusements
"...Six Flags AstroWorld/WaterWorld This 100-acre theme park is two parks in one;..."

May 10, 2002 Features Feature by Elizabeth Morgan

Day Trips
Captain Day Trips plans your travel itinerary for the coming year.
"...He envisioned his creation as one day rivaling nearby Astroworld. The multicolored stucco walls, wrought iron, and pieces of..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Leaving Town
On the verge of their hard-earned future, Dexter Freebish contemplates a life of Saturdays.
"...-- taken from a now-disassembled roller coaster at Houston's Astroworld -- as himself, Lowe, guitarist Charles Martin, and a..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

Lil' Brian and the Zydeco Travelers Funky Nation (Tomorrow Recordings)
SXSW Records
"...Nation (Tomorrow Recordings) Like that other lil' guy from Astroworld, Troy, Brian Terry -- representing Baytown-area hamlet Barrett Station..."

March 3, 2000 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Day Trips
"...neighborhood theme park dedicated to his favorite fruit before Astroworld came to town. When the concrete maze opened in..."

April 30, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Genius of Love
"...he manned the "River of No Return" ride at Astroworld, Johnston found himself in the famed Live Music Capital..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

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