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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

My Years With Townes Van Zandt
Twenty years with Townes Van Zandt riding shotgun
"...Van Zandtby Harold F. Eggers Jr. with L.E. McCullough Backbeat Books, 220 pp., $29.99..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Savor a Life of Leisure at Last Straw
Celebrate endless summer during Texas Tiki Week
"...this year, Tiki Tatsu-ya will open in the former Backbeat space, becoming the city’s first full-fledged, year-round tiki bar...."

Sept. 9, 2018 Food Post by Veronica Meewes

Everything's Bigger in Texas: The Life & Times of Kinky Friedman
by Mary Lou Sullivan
"...Life & Times of Kinky Friedmanby Mary Lou Sullivan Backbeat Books, 344 pp., $29.99..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Music Review by Doug Freeman

The Half-Century Psych of Shiva's Headband
13th Floor Elevators weren't the only local psych act exploring Austin's outer limits – and still doing so
"...of counterculture devotion. Drummer Jerry Barnett never met a backbeat or shuffle he couldn't turn into an intricate examination..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

King Crimson Kills
Approaching a half-century of progress
"...whether performing interlocking polyrhythms or simply sharing the same backbeat. Complementary styles from jazz-inflected genius Gavin Harrison, rock &..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Music Post by Michael Toland

The Latest Chef Changes
Ten chefs have earned new positions at restaurants around the city
"...Drink.Well and Backbeat also have a new executive chef. Justin Bumbalough, who..."

July 13, 2017 Food Post by Kali Venable

SXSW Tuesday Showcase Picks
"...and explosive, horn-blasted grooves lined by an incomparable percussive backbeat. 2015 debut One established Leslie Sisson's Moving Panoramas as..."

March 10, 2017 Music Feature

Top 40 Vices Playlist
A walk on the wild side with songs of the seven deadly sins
"...a new woman in every city rides a Gotham backbeat and the guitarist's sensual six-string squeals and harmonies with..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Gift Guide 2016: Local Home Goods and Tableware
Treat yo' self

Dec. 16, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Sound on Sound Review: Carcass
Liverpudlian doom, thrash, and NWOBHM melodies
"...time and groove, often reverting to a powerhouse 4/4 backbeat to drive the maelstrom. With medleys cannily grafting the..."

Nov. 7, 2016 Music Post by Michael Toland

Where to Eat Near ACL Fest
Foraging around Zilker
"...29) Backbeat Cocktails may be the main event at this stylish..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Food Feature

Survive Record Review
RR7349 (Relapse)
"...analog synthesizer. "Other" then crashes on arrival, its tom-tom backbeat recalling Jason Voorhees' sinister "ki-ki-ki" sound effect. Extraterrestrialism trumps..."

Sept. 23, 2016 Music Feature by Neph Basedow

"...gallop of "Change Me" clears momentarily for an unencumbered backbeat, but "Torture" caps the trio of tunes with a..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Playback: New No Wave, Old Dicks, and Woody Allen
US Weekly emerges, the Dicks reunite, and Woody Allen casts Kat Edmonson
"...guitarist, took up bass. Hale's pop background informed his backbeat, but Nordahl had never sung in a band...."

Aug. 12, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Raise Your Glass to Negroni Week
Drink a cocktail, do some good
"...from Killeen will never know you come from Tulsa. Backbeat The nonprofit: Mary Lee Foundation The drink: Right Hand,..."

June 8, 2016 Food Post by Brandon Watson

The Relatives
"...God and the orders he received over a muscular backbeat. Beginning on such a startling high could've easily undermined..."

May 13, 2016 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Levitation Interviews
Sun., 5:25pm, Levitation Tent
"...beds, and synth leads all over a heavy soul backbeat."

April 29, 2016 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Scotch Tastings and Rye Awards
Daily Austin food news
"...Bar. Jessica Sanders of drink.well and the newly opened Backbeat will lead with sips of Glenfiddich 14 year, Balvenie..."

March 30, 2016 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Saturday SXSW Showcases
"...who fly in with heavy riffs and a reverberating backbeat that violates several laws of plate tectonics. Vladivostokians Mumiy..."

March 18, 2016 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Wildcat Apollo
"...Gish-like, for its part. Soon enough, however, the danceable backbeats of Broken Social Scene's neo-psych swirl seep in. Through..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Music Review by Neph Basedow

Locals Named to Imbibe 75 List
Texas trio cited for innovation
"...2016” – Jessica Sanders of drink.well and the upcoming Backbeat and Bill Norris of Alamo Drafthouse. Former beverage director..."

Dec. 30, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

"...a distortion pedal as Horne and Harris throb the backbeat, and the latter's shuffle on "Moving Us to Keep..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Music Review by Michael Toland

Scorpions – Dynastic Domination
Vinyl reissues tease Germany’s true rulers
"...“No One Like You” highlights Herman Rarebell’s decidedly leaden backbeat. The Scorpions’ catalyst drummer swung in real life –..."

Dec. 2, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Take-Out
All the same
" like La Dolce Vita introduce coming attractions like Backbeat, others only offer the same. That's a problem when..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Food Column by Brandon Watson

Combat Rock
New doc unearths Cambodia's rock & roll spirit
"...rule – Phnom Penh boasted an insistent, grooving, 4/4 backbeat and pop songs you could definitely dance to, whenever,..."

June 19, 2015 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Friday Picks & Sleepers
Obvious Picks and loads of not-so-obvious Sleepers!
"...from the Fifties, boogie woogie pianist Adam Weiner and backbeat master Dan Finnemore remind us of rock & roll's..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

The Art of Gothic Brings Darkness in Full Slick Color
New coffeetable tome from Backbeat Books is an inky danse macabre.
"...held the corpse of Bram Stoker; this tome from Backbeat Books will make it even cooler.)..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

ACL Live Shot: Calvin Harris
Scottish DJ demonstrates global demand
"...every chart in the world with his pinging, searching backbeat for Rihanna’s “We Found Love” and the icy flexes..."

Oct. 13, 2014 Music Post by Luke Winkie

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