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SXSW Picks and Sleepers
"...lyrics grab your attention -- threatening, menacing, like a broken bottle. Chesnutt's new Silver Lake is due out soon..."

March 14, 2003 Music Feature

Dancing About Architecture
Ritalin Kids sign a record deal; Steve Wertheimer gets wet all over.
"...Saturday, things finally came to a head when a broken water main that the city had left untended for..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

SXSW Records
Jeff Beck
", particularly on Wacoworld's best cut, the mournfully atmospheric "Broken Down Row." A few tunes end up lodged harmlessly..."

March 12, 1999 Music Feature

Faster Than Sound: Headlines From a Year in Limbo
A year-in-review of Austin music news
" journalist Ed Ward, and last but not least Broken Spoke patriarch James White...."

Dec. 31, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Crucial Concert Countdown: New Year’s Eve Edition
"...The Broken Spoke rolls into year 58 without legendary owner James..."

Dec. 24, 2021 Music Column by Greg Stitt

The Rolling Stones Let it Bleed Over Austin – in Second Ever Local Concert
…with sympathy for the parking lot
"...him tipping back at beer outside venerable dancehall the Broken Spoke on Friday and also playing pool at Bud’s..."

Nov. 21, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback Punches Out
After six years and 388,000 words, "Playback" hands off the music column
"...Ginny White-Peacock, longtime GM of the Broken Spoke and daughter of the dance hall's owners James..."

Nov. 23, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

UT Dance Repertory Theatre’s Fall for Dance
Work after work in this program emphatically spoke to current events, to the here and now
"...The word was spoken by one of the dancers in a cluster of..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Public Notice: Deadline? Whose Deadline?
CodeNEXT: "We've got to figure this out"
"...The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk: Author Donna Miller is doing..."

Oct. 13, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

For Your Consideration
What to see at the 21st annual Austin Film Festival
"...Leslie. Playing before Crazy Carl is the short film "Spoke," Henry Horenstein's chronicle of Austin's beloved country music hall,..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Down Home and Chicken-Fried ... Steak, That Is
"...Broken Spoke (3201 S. Lamar) Every respectable Texas honky-tonk serves..."

March 15, 2013 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Restaurant Roulette
A sampling of eateries from the ‘Chronicle’ Restaurant Guide
"...Broken Spoke When you need your Lone Star cold, your..."

March 11, 2011 Food Feature

Luv Doc Recommends: R.A.W. Fridays: DJ Kelly's Vinylogical Warfare
Chain Drive, Friday, February 18, 2011
"...night you can probably find more leather at the Broken Spoke. (Hint to PETA activists: Google that shit, but..."

Feb. 18, 2011 Column by The Luv Doc

The Laziest Girl in Town
Asleep at the Wheel's feminine ideal is pregnant with possibility
"...swing in the 1990s, he rolled again as a spoke in the Wheel when he and McQueen married in..."

Jan. 21, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

She Was Just 17
The best way to approach music as an under-21 female: Play it
"...she was singing with Crow's Hardcore Country at the Broken Spoke...."

Jan. 16, 2009 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Ghostland Observatory goes to the opera, Friday Night Lights goes to the Broken Spoke, SXSW goes to France, and everyone else stays home because of the ice storm
"...scene filmed at Cheapo Discs and two at the Broken Spoke, including a hilarious performance by one character's Christian..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Just Austin being Austin
"...Lone Star State of Mind kickoff party at the Broken Spoke featured a fine lineup of local musicians with..."

April 11, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Dancing About Architecture
Mars Music store goes the way of Halley's Comet.
"...wouldn't be the same sprinkler system that Josh Cisneros spoke of fixing for so many years back when the..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
George Jones comes to Austin and everyone gets arrested in the melee. Meanwhile, Matthew McConaughey gets naked and busted, and Austin's answer to Santana, Vallejo, signs with Gloria Estefan's Sony imprint. Maybe K-NACK, a local alt.rock station from earlier this decade, can play them online as the station returns -- on the Internet.
"...civil crowd busy on the dance floor at the Broken Spoke, while the genuine article took the stage over..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
Is the new Sir Douglas Quintet collection is from the original masters? Doug Sahm makes the final call. Also, Michael Nesmith, Junior and Tanya Rae Brown, and Clifford Antone updates.
"...Ed Burleson is coming to the Broken Spoke this Friday to promote his new My Perfect..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
Networking Or: Who Dropped Their Lunch?
"...Garza called to let me know that since we spoke, Atlantic Records informed him that they intend to release..."

Aug. 8, 1997 Music Column by Ken Lieck

"...Broken Spoke/Continental Club, Thursday 12..."

June 6, 1997 Music Feature

Dancing About Architecture
¿Agua Fest?
"...for it. By that, I mean nearly everyone who spoke for the Fest proclaimed how "exciting" it was to..."

May 30, 1997 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Conventional Wisdom
Why There's No Oldies Country Radio
"...says James White, who, as the owner of the Broken Spoke, could easily be considered an expert in classic..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Music Feature by Lee Nichols

What Gives?
Johnny Rodriguez on HighTone
"...[HighTone] before," says Rodriguez, sipping a beer at the Broken Spoke. That would be the Roy Dea who, with..."

Aug. 30, 1996 Music Feature by Lee Nichols

Live Shots
"...Broken Spoke, July 19..."

July 26, 1996 Music Feature

Concerning the
"...The Broken Spoke, once-upon-a-time, played a key role in the implosion..."

Feb. 9, 1996 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

The Music Lover's Guide to Austin
The essential sounds, sights, and settings of Austin music
"...Whether you’re suffering from a broken string or you want to come home with a..."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post

Friday Picks & Sleepers
TGIFriday of SXSW, blurb by blurb
"...Life Martyred Saints was like a self-portrait in a broken mirror: fractured, violent, and oddly revealing. Its bruised urgency..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

The Good Music Club
First meeting/taping of the Good Music Club
"...the rustle of Crooks, more Bloodshot Records than Broken Spoke, but all the better for it. Five tracks..."

Jan. 18, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

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