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Sonic Boomers and Bizarros
Hole in the Wall's anniversary weekend reunites the Bizarros
"...Bentley is in town this weekend to play the Bizarros reunion Friday, June 12, during Hole in the Wall’s..."

June 11, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Velvet Underdog
Sterling Morrison: An Oral History With Interviews
"...pre-Slacker Austin lifestyle, playing in the local band the Bizarros and hanging out with his pals. There was little..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Off the Record
Spiros closes and now Room 710, too? Meanwhile, the Bizarros' long, strange trip returns them to the Hole in the Wall.
"...Sun writer Bill Bentley on fabled local outfit the Bizarros. "We had cover songs that no one else had..."

June 12, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Back Door Man
A profile of Bill Bentley, former Austin Sun writer, current music industry impresario, and producer of tribute albums of Roky Erickson and Skip Spence
"...of a group of English majors known as the Bizarros...."

Dec. 17, 1999 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Sterling Morrison
"...between, or playing guitar in our garage band the Bizarros, Sterling always spoke the truth, even if it was..."

Sept. 8, 1995 Music Feature

Playback: Can Austin Be a Jazz City?
Two venues usher in a new era in Austin jazz. Plus music scholar Bill Bentley brings the Smithsonian Institution to bear at BookPeople.
"...publicist for Austin City Limits, and drummer in the Bizarros, the Houston native also founded KUT's enduring R&B specialty..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Sterling Morrison: The Velvet Underdog Panel, Austin Convention Center
Thursday Day
"...Morrison and Bentley would eventually be bandmates in the Bizarros. "Sterling was very methodical," said Bentley. "He once told..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature by Greg Beets

HOF Hopefuls
"...Lynn, Pee Wee Crayton, Al Kooper, Sterling Morrison, the Bizarros, Blind Willie Johnson, Joe Sublett, Major Burkes, Ernie Sky..."

March 13, 2017 Postmarks

Page Two: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Watching the Tide Roll Away
The Chronicle at 35
"...his Ph.D. In Austin he mostly played in the Bizarros, which also featured Bill Bentley...."

Sept. 2, 2016 Column by Louis Black

SXSW Live Shot: Doug Sahm Tribute
Induct the Texas groover into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
"...player for the Sir Douglas Quintet, Jack Barber. The Bizarros delivered a loose “Groover’s Paradise” and the Krayolas’ David..."

March 22, 2015 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Texas Me
New Doug Sahm documentary and SXSW all-star concert resurrects Austin's cosmic groover
"...8:00 Bizarros..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Playback
Late SXSW Creative Director Brent Grulke memorialized, and other Thursday SXSW tips
"...Japanese acts from noon-7pm including punks Samurai Dynamites, all-girl bizarros Tsushimamire, Tokyo rockers Quorum, and electro-rock fourpiece the Fin...."

March 20, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Rap Reigns at SXSW
Snoop Dogg crowns SXSW hip-hop as keynote, the Cherubs may have topped Heroin Man, and Sparkplug becomes part of musicians’ shared economy
"...Earle, Terry Allen, Hole in the Wall gang the Bizarros, Patricia Vonne, Roy Head, Robert Rodriguez's Chingon, the Texas..."

March 13, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music: Lou Reed Tribute
March 14, 2014. 61 photos.
"...Bizarros..."

March 15, 2014 Photo Gallery

SXSW Live Shot: Lou Reed Tribute
‘Real Good Time Together’
"...Bill Bentley’s local Hole in the Wall gang the Bizarros (“Cool It Down”), and Sean Lennon getting off impressive..."

March 15, 2014 Music Post by Michael Toland

Playback: Sound Bleed
As Interactive kicks off SXSW, its bookings merge with Music
"...longtime Reed cohort Bill Bentley's old Austin band the Bizarros, who from 1977-79 featured Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison...."

March 7, 2014 Music Column

Lou Reed’s Rock & Roll Heart
Saved by that which he revolutionized
"...got Sterling to agree to join our band the Bizarros for a few years. Unfortunately it ended with a..."

Oct. 28, 2013 Music Post by Bill Bentley

Behind the Crown
"...Richard tired easily, while Bentley was more into the Bizarros. Speedy didn't like the direction Joe was heading and..."

Jan. 25, 2013 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Letters at 3AM: The 'Austin Sun' Gets Hung
Old Austin Sun writers may have expected to hang, but not in a museum
"...was a Sun typesetter and played drums with the Bizarros. Nightbyrd psyched out that Bentley could write. He knew..."

Sept. 10, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

TCB
The Hole (birthday) enchilada, record store bargains, and Scott Weiland's screed
"...June 20: Bizarros..."

May 21, 2004 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Dancing About Architecture
The Austin Music Network changes administrations once again.
"...by the Gourds, Alvin Crow, Tortilla Flats, a couple Bizarros, Joe "King" Carrasco, and Jake Andrews among others, the..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

The Witnesses
"...Bill Bentley played in the Bizarros with Sterling during his UT days. He lives in..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

In Between Days
At the Crossroads of the 1999-2000 Austin Music Awards.
"...department and a member of Raul's-era punk band the Bizarros, Morrison's contribution to the groundbreaking Velvets led to the..."

March 10, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

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