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Playback: Austin Musician Union Overthrown
Local 433 hangs in the balance, a new hit for Fastball, and End of an Ear begins its new lease on life
"...Austin's oldest organized music entity suddenly hangs in the balance...."

Oct. 21, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Q&A Hole: What’s Your Favorite Place in Austin?
Because you know that "cabin fever" is definitely a thing
"...bright & shiny spectacle Netflix or Hulu is lately offering their collection of viewers. But, eventually, even a card-carrying..."

May 29, 2017 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

How $50,000 Is Shaking Up Austin's Black Artists Buried Treasure
"...feels like an elusive miracle cure for any number of worthy Austin groups who are feeling the lack-of-funding crunch..."

Feb. 23, 1996 Arts Feature by Danielle McClelland

Faster Than Sound: Music Industry Workers Face Uncertainty Around Unemployment Benefits
Indie contractors advised: “When in doubt, go ahead and register”
"...Entering her seventh year working at South by Southwest, Austin’s Monica Skinner had planned to help oversee production at..."

March 24, 2020 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Hand-to-Mouthville
Health and Legal Services for Musicians
"...photograph by Jason Stout On the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend Mandy Mercier collapsed. "I was on..."

Nov. 28, 1997 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Sour Notes For Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez runs into conflict with the Austin musicians' union over scoring his new release.
"...Mexico -- or at least for the orchestral scoring of the upcoming Robert Rodriguez release, which had been scheduled..."

Oct. 18, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Faster Than Sound: Music Industry Workers Face Uncertainty Around Unemployment Benefits
Independent contractors advised: “When in doubt, go ahead and register”
"...Entering her seventh year working at South by Southwest, Austin’s Monica Skinner had planned to help oversee production at..."

March 27, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Paying the Piper Online
Stations, labels, and musicians wrestle over new Web royalties
"...In an alliance of unlikely compatriots, the current fight over Internet radio royalty..."

July 6, 2007 News Feature by Kevin Brass

Dancing About Architecture
More Austin music news
"...to perform in the club, and are paid out of what profits (if any) that exceed the deposit. This..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
Chasin' the Clouds Away
"...All the mutant strains of cold and rainy weather have put Austinites in a..."

April 18, 1997 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Smells Like Teen Spirit
Austin's bands of tomorrow are already here, they're just U18
"...Despite the local proliferation of music schools, teen bands are considered a novelty. True,..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Dancing About Architecture
Heaven's Got a Helluva Band...
"...month's vacation from the bottle, and considering the events of recent days, I'm not so sure I want to..."

May 9, 1997 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Indefinable Magic
Ernie Durawa's Monstas keep another grim demon at bay
"...nondescript strip mall on Brodie Lane, in far South Austin below William Cannon, in an area no one thinks..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

After a Fashion
Stephen goes off on Fudgems and gets a li'l on himself...
"...say it? "Karl Lagerfeld's amazing. We have so many of the same thoughts, and we teach each other something..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Dancing About Architecture
Checking up on SIMS and their $216K, checking in on Lyle Lovett's broken leg, and Tyler Harwood checks out of the Zulu as Kono and the Peenbeets.
"...Being for the Benefit Of ......"

April 5, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

The Hotlines
"...Artists' Legal & Accounting Assistance (ALAA) P.O. Box 2577, Austin, TX 78768 Contact: Michelle Polgar 476-4458 website: http://www.realtime.net/ALAA Austin..."

Nov. 28, 1997 Music Feature

Dancing About Architecture
Keeping up with Lucinda, Britney, Thurston, Kim, and a bunch of sick people
"...vanished somewhere along the way due to a lack of communication between the university and the band. Let's face..."

May 4, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Local Video Game News
Composer vs. union, E3 madness, pigeon love, and more.
"...then your Twitter feed is probably lousy with reports of new games and characters and controversies and questions and..."

June 11, 2014 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Enforce Existing Noise Ordinance; Don't Emasculate It
"...Dear Editor, As a former member of the task force that wrote the existing Noise Ordinance,..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Postmarks

Dancing About Architecture
Aqua Fest seems unlikely, but there's plenty of other summer fun to be had; the Austin Music Network is a bit of a mess.
"...Last week, I started up the subject of outdoor shows, and needless to say, I have so..."

April 14, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Faster Than Sound: The Fable Trilogy, Briscoe Center's "Greatest Hits," and Beerland Sold
Rare local reissues from Jazzman Records, the Briscoe Center’s Music Collections presents its “Greatest Hits,” and – has Beerland been sold?
"...Fable Records officially launched in 1975 with a hot check. Founder Michael..."

May 31, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Dancing About Architecture
Mambo John Treanor dies, but Austin jazz lives!
"...phone calls and e-mails went out announcing the death of longtime-Austin musician "Mambo" John Treanor. As was well-documented in..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
Another Sixth Street club discontinues live original music, as Davíd Garza struggles to get his heard.
"...Putting Off the Ritz..."

June 15, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Arts Commission's 1996-97 Recommendations
"...As of its meeting last week, the Arts Commission's recommendations put..."

June 28, 1996 News Feature

Dancing About Architecture
Whither Buttholes?
"...Powerless... Another Man's Sac, Cream Corn From the Socket of Davis, Rembrandt Pussyhorse, Locust Abortion Technician, Hairway to Steven,..."

April 24, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Home From Home
Austin opens arms to New Orleans 'guests,' longing to return
"...days after a helicopter plucked them from the balcony of their New Orleans apartment, Lester Sampson and Irma Louis..."

Sept. 9, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

No Purchase Necessary
Does Napster, the MP3-sharing software program that has spawned several lawsuits and been banned at universities across the nation, mean the end of music as we know it?
"...which held the copyrights and purse strings on thousands of scripts and feature films -- was making its case...."

May 5, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

We Can't Make It Here Anymore
As the city's Economic Development Department readies its recommendations to City Council on Mayor Adler's Austin Music & Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution, is it already too late for local artists in terms of local affordability?
"...Mark Addison's Aerie Studio sits on the outskirts of town, in the limbo of the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, unincorporated..."

May 27, 2016 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

TCB
Stories from the Ritz's punk heyday and a former Adult now on tour with Kelly Clarkson, and the 2007 ACL Fest sounds just like Tom Thumb's blues
"...PA, did all the advertising ourselves, which basically consisted of fliers up and down the Drag, [and] security was..."

May 11, 2007 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Health Care for Musicians: The AFTRA Deal
Ballroom Dancing: Music Panels
"...Health Care for Musicians: The AFTRA DealAustin Convention Center, Friday, March 19 Health..."

March 19, 2004 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

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