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"...thumping bass, and the steady touch of Mas Palermo's backbeat all showcase alongside Warden's guitar. Touchstones emerge in echoes..."

June 19, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Hug
"...staff photographer John Anderson mesh well with the simple backbeat from Scott Van Horn's toy keyboards. An undoubtedly trying..."

Nov. 29, 2019 Music Review by Greg Stitt

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
"...band 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?
"...foundation, 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

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

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

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

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 www.backbeat-atx.com..."

July 21, 2017 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

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

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

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

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

Skeleton
"...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

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

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

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

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

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