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The Jitterbug Vipers: Shut Up and Play, Bitch!
Lounge jazzmasters celebrate ‘Phoebe’s Dream’
"...I met up to talk about her lounge jazz band the Jitterbug Vipers’ new album, Phoebe’s Dream, which came..."

June 4, 2013 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Chaos in Tejas Live (Saturday): Los Crudos/Framtid
Preaching punk from the inferno
"...come up here, it’s really wet and slippery,” the band’s singer and emanating focus advised his stage divers. “Just..."

June 2, 2013 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Phoenix Keeps Austin Weird
French quartet wows ‘Austin City Limits’
"...despite the early festival drag. The swelling foretold the band’s runaway success with fourth album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, which..."

May 8, 2013 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Dear Mr. Plant …
An open letter to Robert Plant and other U18 happenings
"...Austin’s School of Rock presents a tribute to your band Led Zeppelin this weekend at Red 7. Shows are..."

Jan. 16, 2013 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Gangster Squad
Despite uneven filmmaking and questionable facts, an extraordinary cast brings this story about mobster Mickey Cohen's attempted takeover of L.A. and the handful of honest cops who thwarted him.
"...tells the story of a number of cops who band together to work outside the law. New Los Angeles..."

Jan. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

15 Minutes with Pat Metheny
Guitar radical still finds the good notes
"...Pat Metheny brings his Unity Band to the Moody Theater tomorrow, Thursday. It’s the first..."

Oct. 3, 2012 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

The Last Great Album?
Los Lobos' ‘Kiko‘ turns 20
"...mostly dead, but 20 years ago, the East L.A. band reached a creative peak with a record called Kiko...."

Aug. 22, 2012 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Midnight in Harlem
Tedeschi Trucks Band Live Shot
"...Austin’s J.J. Johnson on thunder beat, the Tedeschi Trucks Band rolls closer to an orchestra. Given everyone’s solo moment..."

Jan. 19, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

You’re The Guy
NRBQ's ATX connection, Conrad Choucroun
"...Proclaimed "The World's Greatest Bar Band," NRBQ returns to Austin on Saturday for the first..."

Oct. 13, 2011 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Nothing is Wrong is Right
Dawes stops into La Zona Rosa
"...enough to know that the California quartet was a band I should like. Still, I was hesitant after my..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

sxsw: Japan night at Spider House
Bands from Land of the Rising Sun meet River City
"...Prus (A+) Japan Night," Hard Nips, a Brooklyn-based girl band, put together a great line up on March 17..."

March 18, 2011 Chronolog Post by R.U. Steinberg

A Lizard's Farewell
Tom Pittman says goodbye to Austin
"...his last Austin appearance with the self-described "most laughable band in show business.”..."

Feb. 16, 2011 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields
The work of this elusive songwriter and curmudgeonly frontman of the Magnetic Fields is examined in this sympathetic documentary.
"...expanded the background material (they jettisoned most of the band's catalog, skipping from 1991 debut Distant Plastic Trees to..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Runaways
A grittily femme perspective governs this otherwise conventional music saga about the Runaways, America's first all-girl rock band.
"...and the metallurgic tempering of the first all-girl rock band in America. Sigismondi's screenplay hews the story down to..."

March 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dust In the Air
Q&A with Jay Farrar of Son Volt
"...referred to Son Volt as the premier American roots-rock band of our day and in my mind, its latest,..."

Nov. 11, 2009 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

The Long and Winding Road
Sir Paul McCartney flashes back to Rock & Roll High School in Arlington
"...England: Sir Paul McCartney. Anticipating the release of Rock Band: Beatles and the Fab Four’s forthcoming reissue campaign, McCartney..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

SchoolJam Daze
Teen bands take home awards
"...was not only a four-time winner of Best Teen Band at the Austin Music Awards, playing for Misspent Youth,..."

March 2, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer
This celebratory documentary skips briskly over the 60-plus-year career of one of jazz's pre-eminent and most original singers.
"...begins in 1941 when O'Day was discovered by the bandleader Gene Krupa and follows the artistic development of this..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Movie Review by Theresa Everline

A Good Run or Last Panic (at the Backyard)
Geezerville tries to keep up with Nick and Todd and friends
"...delighted to be there. Surprisingly, Snider had a threepiece band with him - his last couple of appearances in..."

Oct. 15, 2008 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Still Up the Junction
Q&A with Chris Difford of Squeeze
"...One of the all-time great pop bands, Squeeze has gone through its share of tumultuous times...."

Sept. 3, 2008 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Junkie Rush
The Cowboy Junkies and Tom Rush: Six degrees of separation
"...of classic albums one step further, the Canadian family band re-recorded their seminal 1988 album, The Trinity Session, as..."

June 2, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Shine a Light
The Rolling Stones gather no moss in this Martin Scorsese-directed concert film that's playing on both IMAX and conventional screens.
"...opens backstage, cuts in primo archival footage of the band – hilariously so with the 1966 in-drag video for..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

Flipper, Baby
Flipper flaps live, plus a skate-or-die benefit ollies into in town.
"...quartet’s logo had them forever pegged as a hardcore band, but Flipper was seriously not, at least within the..."

Feb. 6, 2008 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

These Are the Breaks
Checking in with Austin's new R&B boys and girls.
"...the Breaks just fine. His slick threads matched the band’s vintage R&B sounds and the shoes flashed as Crane's..."

Feb. 5, 2008 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Hee Haw Hell
Dash Rip Rock's journey through H-E-double hockey sticks.
"...your first love? Dash Rip Rock was my first band love at South by Southwest. The SXSW you know..."

Jan. 22, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Assassination of Jesse James may be the world’s first epic of misguided hero worship.
"...the female anatomy. But even among such a motley band, it’s Ford who’s the most unnerving. Gaunt and diffident..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Southern Soap Opera
The Drive-by Truckers' two-night stand.
"...Dirt Underneath tour, except they were a very different band back then. Every time there is a change in..."

May 4, 2007 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Farewell, Boris
Boris drummer Atsuo breaks the sound (and language) barrier.
"...via e-mail and a translator, drummer Atsuo unpacks the band’s bountiful and boundless avant-garde metal. Into the Void: Boris..."

March 23, 2007 Music Post by Austin Powell

Trivium's 'Crusade'
Trivium launches a crusade.
"...on the second stage. Two years later, the metal band is now launching a Crusade of its own. Into..."

Feb. 22, 2007 Music Post by Austin Powell

Mountain Patrol: Kekexili
A self-appointed game warden and his ragtag band of volunteers cross some treacherous Chinese landscape in search of poachers who are decimating the Tibetan antelope.
"...(Duo Bujie), a self-appointed game warden and his ragtag band of volunteers, across Kekexili – “the last virgin wilderness..."

May 26, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

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