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BackSpin Records closing
Vinyl emporium consolidates to its Friends of Sound locale
"...“Well BackSpinners, we have some good news and some bad news,”..."

Nov. 16, 2011 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Cult of Personality
Insect Records head and Attack Formation commander Ben Webster has never been photographed with Red River mascot-to-be Butcher Bear
"...More importantly, Webster's the founder of Insect Records and leader of Attack Formation, a broken social scene..."

June 25, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Day Trippin'
More day parties than you can shake an iPhone at
"...week's Chronicle for additional day parties and in-stores. IN-STORES Backspin Records WEDNESDAY: Dr. Delay (2pm), Percee P (3), Bird..."

March 11, 2008 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

Off the Record
Alejandro Escovedo scores his own life and Man From Plains, Backspin Records relocates, and UT's Center for American History archives Tary Owens' legacy
"...to an already stellar legacy that includes Owens' Catfish Records and recordings completed during his tenure at the school..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Freddie's Place unplugs, crate digging for Record Store Day, the second coming of Arc Angels, and sitting stage left at Austin City Limits
"...have found otherwise," offers Eric Wallenstein, co-owner of local Backspin Records. The nation's second annual Record Store Day celebrates..."

April 17, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

TCB
TCB sees dead people, lots of them, and one extremely live band
"...be broke coming back, stop by brand-new vinyl outpost Backspin Records, 5247 Burnet Rd., on the way there...."

March 31, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

TCB
A TCB Thanksgiving with purple turkey, mash-up potatoes, and a juicy lawsuit for dessert
"...any shelves?" asks Spot, a seven-year employee of Waterloo Records before leaving last year. He gestures toward the floor-to-ceiling..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Off the Record
Juan González answers to no one
"...collage-rock, layering live instrumentals over snippets from old jazz records. "The samples have been so disfigured and contorted they're..."

May 14, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
The battle for Townes Van Zandt's legacy wages on, Willie and the Doggfather get Half Baked in Amsterdam, and Pinetop Perkins gets his mojo working
"...Tribute to Townes Van Zandt on the family's TVZ Records. "He can never have anything to do with Townes..."

April 25, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
The Dedringers and James McMurtry visit VideoRanch, the Strange Boys land In the Red, the Decoder Ring crosses paths with the Hold Steady and Modest Mouse, and Full Service amps up in a parking lot near you
"...be different. We probably have about four or five records now that haven't been released." After fleshing out the..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Critics Poll
"...Best Local ShowGreg Beets: Almost There Records' tribute to Neil Young, Stubb's..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Music Feature

Interest in the Entire History of Club Culture

Jan. 14, 2007 Postmarks

Best SXSW Showcase / Best Local Set
Storming SXSW 2006, the aftermath
"...Robert Gabriel: Public Offenders & da 2-3 Mic Breakaz, Backspin Records, Sunday, March 19..."

March 24, 2006 Music Review

Off the Record
Local songwriter Johnny Goudie takes the stand while Trailer Space Records preps for Record Store Day
"...Trailer Space Records is putting its own spin on this Saturday's Record..."

April 15, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

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