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"...a film captured the equation as vividly as does Backbeat. That's the movie's greatest strength, not the elucidation of..."

May 6, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Review: Backbeat
Vintage-inspired bar is everything but retro
"...Backbeat, the latest project from Drink.Well owners Jessica and Michael..."

July 1, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Here’s What Backbeat Will Look Like
New bar from drink.well owners will be multi-level venue
"...well in advance, we have a few renderings of Backbeat from cocktail couple Jessica and Michael Sanders. Jamie Chioco..."

Dec. 16, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Backbeat to the Music
Pete Best at Threadgill's.

July 2, 2007 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Horny teenagers in goofy clothes avert eco-disaster and triumph over the government.
"...afterschool special for the X-Generation. The earlier years Softley (Backbeat) spent in the video trenches serve him well here,..."

Sept. 22, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In the Name of the Father
Daniel Day-Lewis reunites with his My Left Foot director for this harrowing story about the real-life, imprisonment of Gerry Conlon (and family members) for an IRA bombing in Belfast that he did not commit.
"...and Corin Redgrave. Pulse thundering in your head, a backbeat of blood that drowns out reason, the only thought..."

Jan. 21, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

25 Bars That Define Austin
Dives, lounges, and saloons that are raising the bar
"...are just as refreshing after a long, hot day. Backbeat1300 S. Lamar, 512/551-9980"

July 21, 2017 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Drink.Well Bar Owner Accused of Sexual Harassment: Updated
Bar manager claims she was "forcibly kissed" on the mouth
"...UPDATE: The investors of Backbeat, the South Lamar sophomore cocktail bar from the Sanders,..."

Aug. 18, 2017 Food Post by Mary Tuma

Seven Places in Austin to Eat and Drink on a Budget: Jan. 30-Feb. 5
Your day by day guide to the best local happy hours and deals
"...Snap. Happy hour: Tue.-Sat., 4-7pm; Sun., all day. Thursday Backbeat 1300 S. Lamar, 512/551-9980 On Thursday evenings we like..."

Jan. 30, 2017 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Jessica Sanders Responds to Drink.Well Controversy
Business partner/wife says Michael Sanders has entered rehab
"...and confirms their working relationship with South Lamar bar Backbeat has ended. “I intend to help everyone who has..."

Aug. 18, 2017 Food Post by Mary Tuma

Dorćol Distilling Introduces Rakia to Central Texas
Serbian inspired apricot brandy defies expectations
"...Bartenders at celebrated Austin craft cocktail bars like Backbeat, VOX Table, and the Townsend are incorporating the clear..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Food Feature by Adrienne Whitehorse

Hot Takes
What to drink with the fieriest salsas at the AC Hot Sauce Festival
"...hungry and thirsty now." [page] Jessica Sanders – Co-owner, Backbeat..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Mixed Metaphors
These craft cocktails are for the books
"...sure to be in your good books. Michael Sanders, Backbeat..."

June 17, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

The Take-Out
Refinding the spark in Austin food
"...cocktails at Jessica and Michael Sanders' seductive new bar, Backbeat, across the street. This week an incredibly talented Austin..."

April 8, 2016 Food Column by Brandon Watson

Across the Universe
Julie Taymor takes the timelessness of the Beatles' music and yanks it earthward into a minefield of literalism.
" Hold Your Hand” and turning the song’s lusty backbeat into a doleful lament. Across the Universe is frustrating..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Starter for 10
This British coming-of-age drama and romantic comedy is fairly predictable, although the charming actors manage to keep the story’s characters just this side of stereotype and mediocrity.
"...of age to the rhythm of a strong musical backbeat. As enjoyable as the soundtrack may be, Starter for..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Take the Lead
It’s hard to fault such a warm, bouncy, and, yes, occasionally funky genre stalwart such as this for being exactly what you’d expect.
"...introduce your offspring to the glory of the ballroom, backbeat or no...."

April 7, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Skeleton Key
A top-notch cast is mostly wasted in this atmospheric but prosaic hoodoo spooker.
"...folk magic, from voodoo, a religious tradition). Director Softley (Backbeat, Hackers, The Wings of the Dove, and K-PAX) again..."

Aug. 12, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...Hart (best known as a young John Lennon in Backbeat) is almost unendurably moving as the out-of-work, well-meaning father...."

Oct. 19, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Dancer in the Dark
Björk goes goes to the death chamber in musical interludes.
"...The clank of a factory press becomes a leaden backbeat, the ka-chunk of a train passing becomes a steam-driven..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Wings of the Dove
"...Hackers to his freshmen take on the Beatles in Backbeat, he's among the best when it comes to creating..."

Nov. 21, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hollow Reed
"...memorable for his note-perfect portrayal of John Lennon in Backbeat), and young, inscrutable Bould -- make Hollow Reed an..."

July 11, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Big Cheese
South by Southwest 1997
"...tempos, and when they cut loose on a bouncing backbeat it was amazing the restraint it must have required..."

March 21, 1997 Music Feature

Music Reviews
"...mystique. "Highway Patrol" leads the charge with a swinging backbeat, succinct guit-steel solo and a perfectly baked growl of..."

Nov. 3, 1995 Music Review

Faster Than Sound: Unearthing Daniel Johnston’s If
Producer Brian Beattie has an unreleased Daniel Johnston album ready, but can’t make amends with the late cult singer’s management
" he played in ... a constant and reliable backbeat."..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

ACL Live Review: The Comet Is Coming
Prophecy or promise?
", playing in lock-step to craft an absolutely thumping backbeat. That low-end theory serves as a playground for saxophonist..."

Oct. 5, 2019 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Third Man Records Releases Ghost Wolves 7-inch
Austin duo pair up with Jack White’s label
"...Jonny Wolf propels it all with an ice cold backbeat. The new single stands as one of Ghost Wolves..."

Sept. 6, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Hot Luck Music Headliners Dig Into the Festival Menu
Talking turkey with Archers of Loaf, Erika Wennerstrom, Robert Ellis, Sunflower Bean, the Suffers, and PJ Morton
"...Franklin spreads it on thick over a loping R&B backbeat:..."

May 24, 2019 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

A Guide to Austin Classical Music
The virtuosi who know the score and make beautiful music happen here
"...of line upon line percussion. He regularly provides the backbeat for the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Conspirare, and his work..."

April 26, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Gurf Morlix
"...and the closing ode to late drummer Michael Bannister, "Backbeat of the Dispossessed."..."

March 22, 2019 Music Review by Doug Freeman

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