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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

Dancing About Architecture
Bush's balls drop.
"...some five of the model exist, and that it's broken make it hotter than the blazing saddle that was..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Hot Line to Jesus
Edison's Speaking Phonograph
"...grin, take a sip of beer. The silence is broken. The large exuberant man returns to the bar and..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Music Feature by Jay Hardwig

Record Reviews
"...up against vintage Louvins' stuff. (Charlie Louvin plays the Broken Spoke, Thursday, October 24.) (2.0 stars) -- Tim Stegall..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Music Review

This Ain't Brain Surgery
Carvin' Country with Roy Heinrich
"...True, an evening at the Broken Spoke is no SWAT team ridealong, and country-music related..."

June 21, 1996 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Through Steel, Wood, Glass, and Gas, Ion Art Turns Zilker Into a Glowing Wonderland
Enter the Neon Garden
"...Art. Who made those signs for Maudie's Tex-Mex, the Broken Spoke, El Chilito, Emmer & Rye, Stiles Switch, Oilcan..."

April 22, 2022 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

We Have an Issue: Hitting the Right Three Chords to Chronicle Punk Rock
In this week's issue, Tim Stegall recounts a pivotal Sex Pistols concert that inspired Austin's punk scene
"...a Queer Eye touch-up include Terri White of the Broken Spoke; Chris Baker, who assists Austin's homeless community as..."

Jan. 7, 2022 Column by Kimberley Jones

Behold a Pale Horse: the White Horse Turns Ten with No Signs of an Apocalypse
A look back at the early days of the “black sheep” of Austin honky-tonks
"...that tourist-enticing destinations like the Continental Club and the Broken Spoke were locked down tight with solid long-term residencies..."

Dec. 10, 2021 Music Post by Gary Lindsey

Dale Watson Refuses Performance Due to COVID Vaccine Requirement
Honky-Tonker declares himself a man of “complete natural immunity”
"...regular haunts including the Sagebrush on Dec. 4, the Broken Spoke on Dec. 11, as well as Dale Watson’s..."

Dec. 2, 2021 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory
Departing Chronicle Music Editor Raoul Hernandez passes the reigns [sic] to Kevin Curtin with 10 anecdotes from 27 years.
"...tour stop debut. Never repeated: Jagger shouting out the Broken Spoke before intoning Waylon Jennings' "Bob Wills Is Still..."

July 23, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Yellow Rose Gives a New Face to Country Music
Director Diane Paragas blooms in her Austin-made drama
"...was a heartwarming success, as characters like Watson or Broken Spoke owner Jolene (Libby Villari) give a face to..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Screens Feature by Lilli Hime

After Three Years Dem Congressional Nominee Julie Oliver May Seal the Deal
The Road Warrior of Texas Congressional District 25
"...did have a big local media event at the Broken Spoke (not in TX-25) to tout his backing of..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Pueblo Viejo's New Location, Bishop Cidercade's Austin Debut, Pinballz Japanese Whiskey, and More
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...of Phantasma Kitchen just down the street from the Broken Spoke and open for take-out or delivery of the..."

Sept. 2, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Faster Than Sound – Summer in the City: Concerts, Protests, Relief Controversy, Potentially Less HAAM
Clubs navigate show safety, local musicians soundtrack protests, and HAAM asks for city aid.
"...Far Out Lounge, Sahara Lounge, and Coconut Club joined Broken Spoke, Stubb's, Parker Jazz Club, Hanovers 2.0, Come &..."

June 12, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

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