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Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
"...woke up that Monday morning one of us: a musician, an Austinite, a person with a life ahead of..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

1999 SXSW Music Festival
"...House. Like the Armadillo, the Opera House was sacred musical ground, and you need dig down only a layer..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

Prophet for Our Times
For 10 years, Lisa Crystal Carver has been writing about sex and doing sex-drenched performance pieces under the name Suckdog. But her lifestyle is born of a profound quest for an uncompromised life, a search for truth and adventure that makes her a prophet for our time.
"...tours of debauchery (tightly woven with a Puritan work ethic that could not be killed or made to pass..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...Shores One of the crown jewels of New Orleans music. Don't let the "brass band" title fool you, either;..."

March 19, 2004 Music Feature

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Blurbing SXSW 04 music – Wednesday only
"...with a cage-rattling live show and a steady work ethic, the trio hasn't let their decadelong history go to..."

March 12, 2004 Music Feature

Record Reviews
"...albums by artists playing the 1997 South by Southwest music conference. Each review is tagged with the day, venue,..."

March 14, 1997 Music Review

SXSW Picks and Sleepers
"...NARAS PRESENTS: … the Austin Music Awards' new Super Bowl champs, Del Castillo, Austin's explosive..."

March 14, 2003 Music Feature

SXSW Picks and Sleepers
The Blurbing of SXSW 06
"...David Katznelson. Birdman Records articulates what's possible when a music lover does the driving. Lou Lou & the Guitarfish..."

March 10, 2006 Music Feature

Where's the Party?
"...It was in the final days of the Electric Lounge that I first began to wonder what had happened..."

May 21, 1999 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

Live Shots
Weezer Hoot Night
"...to the stage a different slant on the Weezer ethic: few harmonies, more punk fracas, obscure B-sides, and a..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Music Feature

The Dead Club Crawl
Club hopping through Austin's musical past.
"...anonymous, mumbled something about the rotten state of live music in Austin these days...."

Jan. 26, 2001 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

Live Shots
"...their way in the big, bad world of country music? First up, you have Junior Brown, the urbane guitar..."

Aug. 16, 1996 Music Feature

After a Fashion
Did that gal on the local news crew DHOH? With so many great stylists in Austin: why, why, why??? And guess who was seen at Starlite again?
"...I love watching her. Her posturing conspires with the music, and she becomes a snake charmer weaving her arms..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Record Reviews
Ibrahim Ferrer
"...(World Circuit/Nonesuch) ELIADES OCHOA..."

June 11, 1999 Music Review

Weird Bands From Texas
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Nov. 20, 1998 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Violators Will Be Punished
"...In the beginning, there was music. And damn, it was yummy. Trouble was, no one..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Designated Drummer
Drummer Ernie Durawa's Way of Knowledge.
"...absolutely every conceivable configuration, Durawa has put muscle to music in such a way to make his fellow players..."

May 23, 2003 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

Anarchy in Paris
French electro anarchist Éric Débris resides in South Austin
"...They're intrigued by Brian Eno's synthesizer experiments in Roxy Music, so they take in concerts by Moog-driven ensembles like..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

"Z" Is for Zine
"V" Is for V-Search
"...store aisles over Les Baxter albums after Incredibly Strange Music hit bookstores and head shops everywhere. Now, even mall-dwellers..."

July 12, 1996 Books Feature by Ken Lieck

Life's Enriched Pageant
Good design, like good air, helps you breathe a little easier, and here are a few Austinites who are helping us all breathe easier through their work as graphic designers.
"...years, after high school, attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston and playing in a series of low-impact..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

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