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Playback: Start the Presses – Gold Rush Vinyl
Austin’s first major record press opens, and more music news
"...park, something unprecedented is happening. Tiny black pellets of polyvinyl chloride are being melted into gooey biscuits, flattened between..."

April 20, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
"...Austin's first-ever commercial record pressing plant. Opened in March, Gold Rush Vinyl changed the game locally by giving Austin..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Broadcasts Vol. 26
"...from the past year of in-house performances, local manufacturers Gold Rush Vinyl pressed up a double-vinyl set with 20..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Music Review by Rachel Rascoe

Journey Through the Past
Down the digital rabbit hole of the Neil Young Archives Vol. 1
"...the camera in a videotape log for "Heart of Gold" on Disc 8 – North Country (1971-1972), the last..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Playback: David Ramirez’s Lost Art
David Ramirez’s America, HAAM Benefit Day, and the reverend of Austin music
"...granted. In covering 2,200 local musicians – and always rushing to the aid of those with catastrophic ailments –..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

I Built My Girlfriend's iPod
Stranded on a desert island? At least you have your iPodSolar.
" Aretha, Diana, Roberta. Nina Simone (Baltimore), Anita Baker, Santigold, and the 2-CD encore Bad Girls deluxe edition by..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
Slate includes everyone from Wes Anderson to the Zellners
"...and their brotherhood. Cast: Jeremy Sisto, David Walton, Joshua Rush, J.K. Simmons, Amy Smart (World Premiere) (SXsports screening)..."

Jan. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Playback: “Hastily Prepared” Ordinances Head to City Council
Revised drafts of Agent of Change and OMV permitting head to Council, but again, live music interests raise alarms
"...Problem is, in today's cap city land gold rush, the post-hippie, comfort-food-'n'-music establishment's continued existence amongst some..."

June 9, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Father John Misty
"...a Companion") to the petroleum it takes to press vinyl records ("Now I'm Learning To Love the War"). Fear..."

May 11, 2012 Music Review by Austin Powell

Sacred and Profane
J. Tillman's brush with death
"...Vacilando Territory Blues, issued earlier this year on Western Vinyl, ventures into heady terrain, staggered with dry-creek-bed ambience and..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Western Vinyl
"...Western Vinyl..."

March 20, 2009 Music Review by Austin Powell

Off the Record
The Sword and Metallica ride the lightning at Ozzfest, while Kanye West and Hope for Heroes lend a helping hand to U.S. veterans
"...mining the darker moments of Neil Young's After the Gold Rush. "The desert was our main muse," Coy concedes...."

Aug. 15, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Blaze's blues strike a chord with the SXSW Film 09 and dropping out for the Black Angels' Psych Fest 2
"...18, 7pm, at the Austin Convention Center. After the Gold Rush: Cinema-Speak..."

March 13, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

"...BalmorheaLive at Sint-Elisabethkerk (Western Vinyl)..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Music Review by Austin Powell

Dancing About Architecture
Joey Ramone is dead
" seems likely that his most recent slab o' vinyl will be his last for the local indie. Rykodisc/Palm..."

April 20, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

How Not to Be an Artist
Advice on how to be an artist
" sale – $5! Perfect! – and bought some gold spray paint at Hobby Lobby. I'd have to find..."

March 20, 2015 Arts Feature by Adam Sultan

Estate Sale Roundup: June 12-15
If you don't have a truck, shop small and stuff the trunk
"...French fireplace screen; antique marble-topped carved entry table; black vinyl chair; two twin-sized beds with frames; Panasonic Blu-Ray deck;..."

June 12, 2014 Design Post by Anne Harris

Estate Sale Roundup: May 29-31
Get your loot while the sun shines – we're estate sailin'.
"...this weekend: Black fabric sofa, loveseat, and chair with gold trim; two black and gold side tables; black and..."

May 29, 2014 Design Post by Anne Harris

"...Beavis and Butt-head, the Buttholes (or "something-something Surfers," as Rush Limbaugh prefers to call them) have always made it..."

July 28, 1995 Music Feature

Los Zafiros
"...was no different for the Cubans. Credit producer Nick Gold, the World Circuit label, and the market success of..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Music Feature

Saturday Picks & Sleepers
Last night blurbs – hip-hop Picks and slept-on Sleepers
"...Live at the Moody Theater The resurrection of rap's golden age culminated with critically acclaimed mixtape 1999 by a..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

Hi Mom, I'm Home
On the heels of threatened industry strikes and life-changing world events, this year's Sundance Film Festival in Utah featured more deals, more attendees, and more stars.
"...Other factors certainly affecting the unexpected sales rush were the trickle-down consequences of two unrelated events that..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Countdown to Ecstasy
A New Drug for a New Millennium
"...and stretching. Just like that. And after this initial rush of pleasure came an overwhelming -- and I mean..."

June 9, 2000 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Thursday Sleepers
SXSW picks & sleepers
"...but this technicolor Boston trio does the Sixties-pop psychedelic sugar-rush so well, it's a shame there are so few..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature

Hot Smoke & Sasafrass
'Hot Smoke & Sasafrass' (and its backstory) returns via the reissue of A Gathering of Promises
"...quartet moved to Houston and holed up in IA's Gold Star Studios with producer Ray Rush, a West Texas..."

May 7, 2004 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Sad Stories and Steel Guitars
Tearjoint Troubador Ted Roddy's Country Soul
"...project in a musty, nearly forgotten bit of jukebox gold by Dan Penn and Donnie Fritts. Starting with the..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

SXSW Record Reviews
"...starts to keep all of punk's converts from the Rush camp stone gone for hours at a time. Let..."

March 13, 1998 Music Review

Record Reviews
"...the memories of your past, the hills and mountains rushing under you like wave after wave of sound. The..."

March 14, 1997 Music Review

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