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May 1, 1998 Music Review

"...Firewater (Rainlight)..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Music Feature

Sausage Party
An animated film for adults from Seth Rogen and friends
"...tin-earedness, Bill Hader as a Native American bottle of “firewater,” Edward Norton as a Woody Allen-aping bagel, and David..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Chain Gangs
Torchy's Tacos and Verts Kebap: two case studies in culinary expansion
"...service, but the first local Torchy's to boast a "Firewater" menu will open in the Mueller development this summer...."

March 28, 2014 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

You Coulda Walked Around the World
The LBJ of Lone Star songwriters lays siege to the Cactus Cafe
"..."If You Were a Bluebird" (Firewater; Eats Away the Night)..."

Aug. 20, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Cooking the Whole Pig at Banger's
Move over beef, there's a new barbecue meat in town
"...for Carolina-style chopped pork, which receives splashes of vinegar-heavy "firewater." It's served on a Martin's potato roll with stripes..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Food Feature by Dan Gentile

World Cup Cocktails
A drink for each of the 32 teams in the tournament
"...Aguardiente Roughly translated to "firewater," Colombian aguardiente is a cane spirit that is sweetened..."

June 8, 2018 Food Post by R.T. Frank

Sotol: The New White Lightning
Three military vets find purpose, identity, and craft in Desert Door distillery
"...The Desert Door website refers to sotol as "the firewater of peasants" and crafts a narrative of the spirit..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Three Businesses Sprout in New Development, the Yard
Trio makes their way through Austin’s burgeoning artisan food world
"...ingredients for additional flavoring. "It doesn't have to be firewater," he assures...."

Sept. 30, 2016 Food Feature by Adrienne Whitehorse

Food-o-File: Weekend Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...end of the month. There will even be special Firewater libations in the bar like the Torchata. Kick things..."

Aug. 1, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The Ballad of Davy Jones
Hickoids guitarist keeps breathing
"...Few bands matched the Hickoids' brazen, firewater-fueled, drug-powered fusion of country and punk. All of it..."

May 22, 2015 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Natural Child
"...Wolves, on some "Country Hippie Blues," with tracks like "Firewater Liquor" evoking George Thorogood and "Rounder" calling to mind..."

March 14, 2014 Music Review by Chase Hoffberger

Torchy's Tacos Headed to Mueller Market
11th outlet of devilish homegrown chain will have tacos & firewater
"...for a full bar serving what Rypka calls the Firewater menu: a rotating selection of local craft beers on..."

Oct. 16, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

ZZ Top’s Pincushion
Flyin’ high and fast at a sold-out Moody Theater
"...barrages – ZZ Top made you drunk on their firewater. Dusty Hill’s bullfrog punctuation on “Sharp Dressed Man” and..."

Oct. 10, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

National Top 10s
"...7) Firewater, The Golden Hour (Bloodshot)..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Music Feature

Day Party Crawl
"...Graham) to the Eastern European rhythms of New York's Firewater. Detroit's Deadstring Brothers brought the full fury of their..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

La Bush Resistance
France and Israel put in a strong SXSW 07 showing, with Holland, Spain, South Africa, and Germany bringing up the International Bands' rear
"...Balkan Beat Box, the latest from Gogol Bordello and Firewater alums Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat, is a tenpiece..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Joe Ely
"...Billy the Kid," but the reinterpretation of Butch Hancock's "Firewater" into a horn-filled funkfest is inspired. You'd have to..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Scott H. Biram
Record review
"...the good times?" like a dried leaf looking for firewater. That's the Devil poking his shell with his/her best..."

July 21, 2006 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Cave Catt Sammy
Texas Platters
"...Your Bed" delivers a fair dose of raunch, and "Firewater" is a Link Wray-style instrumental with piano and gurgling..."

June 7, 2002 Music Review by Jerry Renshaw

Dancing About Architecture
Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...
"...list include Acid Mothers Temple, Jon Auer, Cowboy Mouth, Firewater, the Frames, Her Space Holiday, Kinky, Luna, Magnapop, Mother..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Picks & Sleepers
"...FIREWATER: In his latest guise, former Cop Shoot Copper Tod..."

March 20, 1998 Music Feature

Dancing About Architecture
Conspiracy Theory #404
" the same room as Paul Henning? Fire and Firewater..."

Feb. 27, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

"...FIREWATER: You've likely been sucked in by Get off the..."

March 14, 1997 Music Feature

Music Recommended
"...Fluf, Fluffy, Ben Lee, Bis, Atari Teenage Riot, Sukia, Firewater, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Portastatic, Perfume Tree, Spring Heel Jack,..."

March 14, 1997 Music Feature

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