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Broken Spoke Patriarch James White Passes at 81
Country lifer and family built a honky-tonk heaven here on Earth
"...Broken Spoke owner James White, an unwavering supporter of country..."

Jan. 24, 2021 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Contextualizing Broken Spoke Owner James White
Honky-tonky lifer died of congestive heart failure at age 81
"...When James White opened the Broken Spoke in 1964, the barn-red building at 3201 S...."

Jan. 29, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

What the Broken Spoke's Historic Designation Could Mean for Music Venue Preservation
Honky-tonk could join sites eyed for city venue investments
"...Legendary South Lamar honky-tonk the Broken Spoke appears headed toward historic landmark status, a city..."

Nov. 18, 2022 Music Feature by Chad Swiatecki

Faster Than Sound: Is the Broken Spoke Too Broken?
Allegations of intolerant behavior at the honky-tonk arise following Queer Eye feature
"...Terri White, longtime two-step instructor at local institution the Broken Spoke...."

Jan. 14, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Broken Spoke Legends
James White counts down the Broken Spoke's greatest hits
"...shops, apartment complexes, and shopping centers that surround the Broken Spoke, owner James White reflects that when he opened..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk
"...As the Broken Spoke rolls through its fifth decade, the local honky-tonk..."

June 16, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

The Broken Spoke’s Terri White & More Featured on Queer Eye
Locally-filmed reality show picks three Austin music subjects
" the platinum blonde, tough-as-nails two-step instructor at the Broken Spoke. The Fab Five overhaul White’s home and style..."

Jan. 2, 2022 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Austin Film Festival: “Spoke” & Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs
Docs cheer a legendary dancehall and a favorite hometown weirdo
"...The Broken Spoke is, if not the Mecca of Austin-worship, at..."

Oct. 29, 2014 Screens Post by Michael Agresta

The Evidence of Silence Broken: Becoming Zell
How Zell Miller III came to be an acclaimed poet-performer is revealed in 'The Evidence of Silence Broken,' his hip-hop performance piece
"...That story is part of The Evidence of Silence Broken, a hip-hop performance piece that receives its Austin premiere..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Waltz Across Texas
Is the Broken Spoke being edged off South Lamar?
"...women boot-scoot across the sawdust-free dance floor of the Broken Spoke early on this summer Saturday night, led by..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Dance Hall Days
New doc celebrates Austin institution the Broken Spoke
" their documentary Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke, making its world premiere at SXSW this year,..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by Doug Freeman

Faster Than Sound: The College Kids Are Alright
First-ever KVRX Fest offers a buzzing platform for indie artists, Symphony Square, and industry-aspiring students. Also, Broken Spoke daughter Ginny White-Peacock needs "robot legs."
" grow into something much bigger." Benefit for the Broken Spoke's Ginny White-Peacock..."

May 17, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Commission Considers a Black Live Music Fund
Envisioning a Black Live Music Fund and fixing the Broken Spoke
"...Musicians Mobley and Eimaral Sol (née Laramie Pouncy) also spoke in support of a fund for Black musicians...."

July 10, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

One in a Crowd: Honky Tonk Heaven
Doc on the legendary Broken Spoke seeks finishing funds
"...the looming development (for now): world famous dancehall the Broken Spoke. The new doc Honky Tonk Heaven has been..."

Oct. 19, 2015 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Luv Doc Recommends: Jeff Hughes & Chaparral
Broken Spoke, Wednesday, December 21, 2011
"...sometimes so overhyped it makes them seem artificial. The Broken Spoke is one of those pockets. Yes, it's been..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Column by The Luv Doc

Review: ManinPasta
Italian food crafted with love just down the road from the Broken Spoke
"...Italian restaurant on South Lamar down the road from Broken Spoke. The food is clearly legit, but that's not..."

April 6, 2018 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Tuesday's Not Gone
A smattering of Tuesday night music clubs.
"...Hardcore Country is back at the Broken Spoke. This homey little aggregation of local and national..."

Oct. 16, 2007 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Kitchen's Menu for a Better Austin
Former state rep kicks off District 5 campaign
"...District 5 City Council campaign Tuesday evening at the Broken Spoke on South Lamar – an apt location for..."

June 20, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Luv Doc Recommends: Lucky Tomblin CD Release
Broken Spoke, Friday, February 17, 2006
"...all down, you might want to head to the Broken Spoke Friday to check out local lawyer Lucky Tomblin,..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Column by The Luv Doc

South Austin Treasures
Green Pastures and the Broken Spoke: two old-timers getting better with age

March 5, 2004 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Red White & Blue
Filmed in Austin, this horror film is a love story and hyperviolent revenge freakout that is well-performed and well-made.
" appreciate this extreme exercise in hi-test emotions and broken lives, but what the heck: It's Fantastic Fest, and..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Honky-Tonk Heaven
13 things to love about the Broken Spoke
"...not quite as dense as the Louvre, but the Broken Spoke packs as much museum as honky-tonk and restaurant...."

Aug. 2, 2013 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Luv Doc Recommends: Bruce Robison
Broken Spoke, Saturday, August 5, 2006
"...night brother Bruce will be cutting loose at the Spoke. Whether by nurture or nature, all are great entertainers..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Column by The Luv Doc

A World in Which All Worlds Fit
"...the granddaddy of South Austin live music venues, the Broken Spoke. photograph by John Carrico The first time Willie..."

Dec. 4, 1998 Music Feature by Jay Hardwig

The Whole Bow
Alvin Crow fiddled it his way
"...It would be easy to think of this Broken Spoke fixture as an unrepentant redneck. His latest album..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Lifelong Loves
James White's Formula for Success
"...this time I'd like to welcome y'all to the Broken Spoke, the last of the true Texas dance halls..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

What Hole in the Wall's Freshly Inked 20-Year Lease Means for Other At-Risk Venues
The Iconic Venue Fund plans to dish out more aid, but needs time, additional funds
"...list of potential priority venues including the Victory Grill, Broken Spoke, Continental Club, Hole in the Wall, Antone's, Stubb's,..."

Aug. 25, 2023 Music Feature by Genevieve Wood

Only the Beginning
Wednesday Night SXSW "Sleepers"
"...many "SXSW Record Reviews," and a complete round-up of spoken word artists playing the conference. Wednesday's "Sleepers," then, are..."

March 13, 1998 Music Feature

Honky-Tonkers Don't Cry
Dale Watson's heads for the streets of Baltimore
"...South Austin's Broken Spoke is splintering. Packed to the low-slung rafters, the..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

1999 SXSW Music Festival
" and bitter soul of their beloved punk rock. Broken Bottles Empty Hearts ('98, Sub Pop), accomplished its mission..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

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