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Friends of SIMS Wanna Be Your Dog
Locals cover classics for musicians healthcare provider
"...plodding piano line ever plinked. Covering it remains one of rock & roll’s purest offerings. A convergence of local..."

Dec. 14, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Whirled of Sound
Tracking down Rob Halverson and Robinson Ear's Little Whirled of Sound.
"...Rob Halverson is something of a mad scientist. Positioned in front of a digital..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

Great World of Sound
David Wingo's success scoring film fuels his band Ola Podrida
"...street from David Wingo's house rises in a tangle of branches and brambles. His dog, Junebug, an affectionate pit..."

May 24, 2013 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Showers of Sound
The Bubble, the only place to record for Austin's indie elite
" working a mop around the scuffed linoleum floor of the (new) Bubble, the Austin recording studio he co-owns..."

March 29, 2002 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

The Life & Friends of Tarka Cordell
Celebrating the late UK production scion and songwriter
"...Several weeks ago, Life: Tarka & Friends came out in the UK via Room 609 Records...."

June 3, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

The Gravity of Sound
The Bubble's new studio stands as Mark Genfan's swan song
"...than finely tuned rooms filled with expensive microphones, racks of compressors, and consoles. They're incubators of dreams, places of..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Best Austin Music Controversies of 2017
The year in quarrel
"...March, South by Southwest hosted a showcase consisting entirely of musicians from the seven predominantly Muslim nations targeted in..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Sound on Sound Review: Descendents
Milo Aukerman and the punks for president!
" be over?” Milo Aukerman polled the audience at Sound on Sound’s tree-lined Forest stage just before midnight Friday...."

Nov. 5, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Music Advocates Say Convention Center Expansion Key to Unlocking City Funds
Can the commercial music industry finally get a cut of the HOT action? Also: City protects venue employees from receiving sound citations and Austin rapper Hella Sketchy dies of overdose.
"...Long before the concept of expanding the convention center became the hotly debated civic..."

July 5, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

A Shared Love of Dance
My Funny Valentine is Tapestry Dance Company's second show following the addition of five new dancers, and their stories are as varied as the dance styles the multiform company employs.
"...on the feet, the clattering feet, with their fusillade of sound. When the dancers miss a beat, she tilts..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Arts Feature by Sarah Hepola

On the Edges of Gentrification, Planning a Different East Riverside Drive
City’s declared goals for the corridor and those of private developers do not necessarily coincide
"...all aimed at redeveloping the corridor to be less of a highway from Downtown to Austin-Berg­strom International Airport, and..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

A Handful of Holiday Events to Keep You Busy and Safe
Xmas weekend offers online and drive-in things to do
"...(or so) time. Maybe you're not visiting family or friends as a gift to the gods of public health...."

Dec. 22, 2020 Events Post by the Chronicle Listings Crew

Envisioning the Future of Austin State Hospital
What will it take to turn the former Texas State Lunatic Asylum into a world-class center of brain health?
"...a lake, with boats, and lily ponds, and lots of trees, and of course roses, and gravel paths to..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Eve of Destruction?
The City plans for a big New Year's Eve party downtown while East Sixth Street merchants complain of threat of competition
"...for a photo finish. Together, they are the faces of Austin's pre-millennial tension. The city's officially sanctioned New Year's..."

Oct. 29, 1999 News Feature by Andy Langer

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 like an outcast from Gorillaz's Plastic..."

June 25, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Meet Me at Waterloo Records: Playing, Shopping, and Encountering Life-Changing Moments at the Heart of Austin Music
Influential Austin characters reminice on 40 years of playing, shopping, and encountering life-changing moments at the heart of Austin music
"...flashed back to my fourth day in Texas: Fourth of July, 1992. Crossing over through El Paso 72 hours..."

April 8, 2022 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
" Now Wes Anderson's new star-studded canine animation Isle of Dogs will be the top to its tail as..."

Feb. 7, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

The New Rites of Spring
The Last Word in Instrumental Rock
"...It's an overly romanticized notion, the idea of every generation having some sort of defining musical moment,..."

April 27, 2001 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Miraculous Sound: Jamie Wellwarth
Austin engineer acquiesces to online fund for his surgeries
"...Beloved local sound engineer Jamie Wellwarth, a regular at the soundboards for..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

A Matter of Degrees
", but it seems as though there's some sort of new wave sweeping through American independent filmmaking. Small, no-to-low..."

Sept. 13, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Personal Life of Marlon Sexton, Who Doesn’t Want You to Know About His Personal Life
Shooks singer and guitarist rolls the dice on a Q&A
"...Marlon Sexton exists in a state of perpetual motion...."

Jan. 26, 2022 Music Post by Mars Salazar

Sons of Fathers: Spencer Tweedy
Wilco scion Blisters
"...grown up in musical households, following in the footsteps of our celebrated fathers. That’s Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and..."

Aug. 21, 2013 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Faster Than Sound: Goodbye Prop B, Hello HOT Monies
Following the defeat of Proposition B, Austin music advocates brainstorm applications of the first city funding for commercial music
"...B in the Nov. 5 election. The ensuing defeat of the ballot item stands as one of local advocates'..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Summer of 84
Kids vs. serial killer, Eighties-style
"...Berkowitzes – but the Eighties were the high-water mark of serial killer culture, the obsessive belief that there was..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Liberation of Thao Nguyen
“I’ve never been interested in making something so personal”
"...Down Stay Down has zig-zagged inward to outré, some of it dealing with heartbreak, some of it revolving around..."

April 20, 2016 Music Post by Libby Webster

Lake Bell Is 'In a World' of Her Own
Sound studios, trailer voiceovers and high-speed rivalries
"..."I love cave industries, where there's this dorm mentality. Sound studios have that kind of 'we're all locked in,..."

Aug. 22, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Ballad of Townes & Blaze
The twisted but not-so-tall tale of Van Zandt and Foley, Lonesome Dove meets Barfly
"...The jigsaw of geography in filmmaking is such that one day during..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Features Feature by Sybil Rosen

Born on the Fourth of July
Explosions in the Sky are blowing up. (Sorry, we resisted the pun as long as we could.)
"...A surge of lightning flickers as thunder cracks above the rumble of..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Painting With Sound
"...(r) leads Joshua Taylor and Jason Phelps in a "sound painting."..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

Luv Doc: A Johnny Appleseed of Negativity
You will become an even better version of the person you believe yourself to be
"...I found out he had been sleeping with one of my friends. They are still together and still peripherally..."

Nov. 23, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

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