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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

Things That Make You Go Boom
Bellflower's broken hearts and homemade bombs
"...When I spoke with Glodell in advance of Bellflower's theatrical run at..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Off the Record
Mayoral candidates sound off on the future of Austin music, Scott H. Biram gets back on his feet, and unveiling the lineups for the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Pachanga Latino Music Festival
"...Leffingwell: Dale Watson at the Broken Spoke...."

May 1, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Yesterday When I Was Younger Than Yesterday
Surveying the local scene then and now
"...“Big Louise.” “She’s a haunted house and windows are broken,” Norvell croons with the sultry cool of a woman..."

Dec. 15, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Off the Record
Putting on the gloves for round three of Fun Fun Fun Fest, Dangerous Toys go platinum, and Okkervil River stands for a fire demon
"...enthuses Robison. The Travelin' Soldier stops off at the Broken Spoke on Saturday...."

Nov. 7, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

The Moonhangers
"...Women, drink, and broken hearts: The Moonhangers like their country honest. And when..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

This Town
The Go-Go's Kathy Valentine takes the Zilker Park train back to her Austin upbringing
"...the rounds, sneak into the clubs, go to the Broken Spoke, then move on to the Lamplite and Mother..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

A pictorial history of TCB's, and the modern Austin music scene's, formative years
"...of accumulating around newspaper offices: back issues, dirty dishes, broken computers, promotional swag, and especially photographs. Our music office..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...word of mouth has brought this Toronto-based singer-songwriter and Broken Social Scenester's twangy solo debut, Motor Motel Love Songs,..."

March 19, 2004 Music Feature

Chiseled in Stone
An appreciation of honky-tonk veteran Billy Dee
"...depending on the audience, its musical sponsor (Ginny's, the Broken Spoke, etc.), and the ratio of dancers to listeners...."

Oct. 10, 2003 Music Feature by Graham Reynolds

Scuttlebutt from the Dead Club Capital of the World
"...Along with the Broken Spoke and (more or less) the Hole in the..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Long May You Run
Previewing the 2002-2003 Austin Music Awards.
" from music. I remember James White at the Broken Spoke telling me once, 'If they're dancing, you can..."

March 7, 2003 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Rent Party Blues
Are post-boom rents killing the Austin music scene?
"...for gigs. With his bands Gahdzilla Motor Company and Broken Teeth, the veteran scenester plays regularly at the Flamingo..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Music Feature by Andy Langer

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...talent -- he has the charisma of Hank Williams." (Broken Spoke, 11pm) -- Jim Caligiuri..."

March 15, 2002 Music Feature

Dancing About Architecture
SXSW needs venues, and the TABC keeps shutting 'em down. Public Enemy would be proud.
"...Austin Scottish Rite Theatre, Back Room, BD Riley's, Beerland, Broken Spoke, Buffalo Billiards, Chile Pepper, Clay Pit, Continental Club,..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

South Austin Secede!
Our second installment in a series about South Austin explores the roots of "Bubba" and the rivalry between North Austin and south of the river.
"...After all, the South may have the Broken Spoke, the Horseshoe Lounge, the Tex-Mex strips, and former..."

April 13, 2001 Features Feature by Rob D'Amico

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...for a heavy metal basement keg party that gets broken up by the cops. (Red Eyed Fly, 8pm) --..."

March 16, 2001 Music Feature

Sonny Landreth
Acts Playing South by Southwest
"...The energetic "U.S.S. Zydecoldsmobile" and the acoustic blues of "Broken Hearted Road" stand out for their concise form and..."

March 2, 2001 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

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