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Cult of Personality
Insect Records head and Attack Formation commander Ben Webster has never been photographed with Red River mascot-to-be Butcher Bear
"...Butcher Bear should be Red River's official mascot. He looks..."

June 25, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Retro-Futurists Reshape Austin Music
Half-a-dozen rising stars of local electro
"...explains Ben Webster, who goes under the DJ sobriquet Butcher Bear, as he takes indecisive drags off a half-lit..."

July 1, 2016 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

BossBabesATX Founder Unleashes Singular Voice on New EP
Jane Claire and Butcher Bear collab on Sour Grapefruit EP
"...music booker Matt Sonzala linked her up with Ben “Butcher Bear” Webster, a fellow artistic community organizer through his..."

Feb. 20, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Making VR Look Good
Local personalities show you how to rock those awkward headsets
"...Find Your Natural Environment Butcher Bear Prolific musician, jefe at iNsect Records, co-creator of..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

SXSW Thursday Picks & Sleepers
Thursday SXSW can't escape the blurbs!
"...and female harmonies of Mika Miko's Jenna Thornhill-DeWitt to bear, with Ryan Sambol torquing his slurry soul into rootsier..."

March 18, 2011 Music Feature

The Debt
Helen Mirren stars in this film that's part espionage thriller and part moral meditation, though the emphasis leans more toward the former than the latter.
"...three had been tasked with capturing Dr. Vogel, the “Butcher of Birkenau” (Christensen), and returning him to Israel to..."

Sept. 2, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Butcher Bear & Charlie
"...Butcher Bear & CharlieCarbomb (Insect)..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Music Review by Austin Powell

Last Week in Live Music: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Blood Orange, Moving Panoramas, and More
"...Jane Claire & Butcher Bear at the North Door on February 21, 2019..."

Feb. 26, 2019 Photo Gallery

Small Audiences, Large Souls
At the Fusebox Festival, size matters, but that doesn't always mean 'big'
"...composer/musicians Graham Reynolds (Golden Arm Trio) and Ben Webster (Butcher Bear); video artists Lee Webster and Matti Sloman (Austin..."

April 22, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Keeping Softball Alternative
Local creative types battle it out on the diamond
"...a gentle reminder from one of the league’s founding graybeards that softball is not actually a youngster’s sport. Billy..."

June 5, 2009 Sports Post by Mike Crissey

Event Listings
"...it has been cast adrift like that sad polar bear mom and her cub on that melting ice flow..."

June 4, 2010 Features Feature

Playback – Lords of the Dance: TC Superstar
TC Superstar promotes body movement, Dallas Acid get blissed with Laraaji, a black metal binge, and Trouble in the Streets breaks rules
"...performance at Givens Park organized by experimental Austin beatmaker Butcher Bear...."

Sept. 28, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Exploded Drawing
"...justice. Vegetable Kingdom's "Behave Yourself" saw-waves into funk's future, Butcher Bear's "As the World Turns" combines the best of..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Music Review by Dan Gentile

The Latest Chef Changes
Ten chefs have earned new positions at restaurants around the city
"...supposed to keep track of which chefs are where. Bear with us, as we try to make sense of..."

July 13, 2017 Food Post by Kali Venable

Playback: Strange Brew Empties
Financial duress buckles South Austin listening institution
"...indoor plumbing hasn't ruined the vibe one bit. Organizers Butcher Bear and Soundfounder bring in artists you won't often..."

Jan. 20, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: 35 Years of Chronicle Music Covers
We wade through the roughly 300 issues stamped with the mug of a musician
"...Butcher Bear (6/25/10)..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Austin Record Label Rendezvous
The Austin Record Label Flea Market bands together local imprints, while County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt tries to scatter mass gatherings such as Levitation
"...media sources including quality dub selecta Charlie's Records and Butcher Bear's DJ soul imprint (iN)Sect. These aren't the David..."

June 19, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Gay Place: This Guy
OUTober is in full swing: Swing and you'll hit an event
"...gingerly JohnMark and modifications for big bodies (big bois, ladybears, et al.). Saturdays, 11am; Mondays, 7pm. The Cycleast, 1619..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Column

Playback: Record Store Day
Why Record Store Day matters
"...crate-diggers Soundfounder, Kinder, Lo Phi, and Sampler & Son (Butcher Bear). Grab a copy at Austin's only juice shop/record..."

April 18, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Pachuco Hop
Hanging with Joe King Carrasco in Puerto Vallarta
"...local musicmakers – Adrian Quesada, Blaze, Graham Reynolds + Butcher Bear, and more – to construct original songs using..."

Dec. 14, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Who's Working on a Dubstep Opera?
Could be any number of people in Austin
"...Hint: Come thirsty.) And this is Austin where DJ Butcher Bear and his cronies are planning Exploded Drawing 16:..."

Aug. 15, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Winter Soulstice
Tim Kerr spins for Jonathan Toubin tonight at the ND
"...Gabe Vaughn & Josh LaRue from Breakaway Records & Butcher Bear & DJ SUE are playing records for Mr...."

Dec. 22, 2011 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Off the Record
Gary Clark Jr. and the Cactus Cafe go under the lens
"...with a strong supporting cast that included David Wingo, Butcher Bear & Charlie, and former members of Attack Formation,..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Fun Fun Fun Fest spins at Turntable.fm, Zorch goes viral, and other digital delights from Bali Yaaah and the Meat Puppets
"...local talent (Okkervil River, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, OBN III's). The biggest spike comes on the Blue..."

Aug. 5, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Roller Derby Update 6/10/11
Texas Rollergirls in school on Saturday, Lonestar on the road
"...So catch her, the bout and a performance by Butcher Bear & Charlie at 6pm (doors 5pm) Saturday June..."

June 10, 2011 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Teacher Appreciation Night
The Texas Rollergirls celebrate the teachers at Saturday's bout
"...Honeys for the title in August's season closer. Locals Butcher Bear & Charlie will grace the stage as this..."

June 10, 2011 Sports Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fusebox Music
"...Butcher Bear of local microlabel Insect Records hosts a showcase..."

April 22, 2011 Arts Feature

Off the Record
Music News
"...more details will come in." Meanwhile, Webster's main project, Butcher Bear & Charlie, has reached the Southwest finals in..."

April 8, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Dome Sweet Dome
How do you contain an international music festival? Build a dome, and they will calm.
"...resurgence," says Ben Webster, one half of local duo Butcher Bear & Charlie. "All the big shots would be..."

April 1, 2011 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Graham Reynolds
"...and finally (especially) as remixes. Quesada spins magical realism, Butcher Bear slices dimensions, and Gabriel Prokofiev – Sergei's grandson..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

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