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SXSW Live Shot: The Skull
Troublemakers – the mighty and mystical made metal
"...Trouble, the pair keep the fire burning in the Skull, a group formed specifically to stoke those ancient embers...."

March 21, 2015 Music Post by Michael Toland

Music fest diary
"...already a serious amount of brain chaos has entered my skull. Before I left Brooklyn, New York, I went..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature by Kaki King

The Art of Death
Kate Heyhoe weaves Dreams of the Dead via sugar skulls
"...idea of making her own unique style of sugar skulls. "I'm a person who cooks with garlic and onions...."

Oct. 25, 2013 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

The Clairvoyant
Iron Maiden, Brent Grulke, Billy Joe Shaver (& Lester Bangs)
"...I lost my wallet in Poland last October – the night we..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Ryan Cownie Has Up and Taken Over Avalanche Comedy
And Chris Cubas, on his way to Kansas City, swears this is a good thing
"...Cownie's in charge, and I'm looking at him over my big triple-shot cappuccino and I'm thinking, "This guy is..."

Nov. 4, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

"...of a literary painter. But his words bounced around inside my skull and never found a resting place...."

Nov. 26, 1999 Books Review by Rod Machen

The Saw character returns
" seeking sneaky connections and endless backstories. I like my shockers to be anything but predictable, and Saw is..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Toronto International Film Festival
A first-timer's diary
"...well over 200 of which are features. This year, my first, programs included major studio releases with appropriate stars..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Complete Freedom
A profile of Bad Livers banjo player Danny Barnes
"...and drug-addicted music industry as impotent as the English economy, to American misanthropes like the Misfits, Meat Puppets, and..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Owen Egerton Gets Spooked Writing The Axe Murders of Villisca
Austin author on his new haunted house movie
"...real-life component lurking in the background. "It played with my head a lot," he said. He kept photos of..."

Jan. 20, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Musical Theatre Hits the Heights
That's Show Biz!
" with that message back in January of 1996, my stomach sank with dread. Not dread of Scott Thompson..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Arts Feature

The Ballad of Davy Jones
Hickoids guitarist keeps breathing
"...A lingering pain or mysterious twinge deep inside comes alive and our mental doors..."

May 22, 2015 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Stages of Inebriation
To drink or not to drink – for local thespians, no question
"...drunk these characters actually get. Nothing bad happened, to my memory, but I do recall moving a large statue..."

July 3, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Magnetic! Resonant!
Wayne Alan Brenner might be the only fool alive who actually digs getting shoved into one of those terrible tubes for an MRI.
"...cigar tube and having minimalist techno music hammered over my entire body. If robots were born and not made,..."

April 14, 2000 Features Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

BY MICHAEL VENTURA You'd think a town
"...My '69 Chevy doesn't have air-conditioning, so I didn't need..."

Feb. 2, 1996 Column

Aldous Harding’s Enormous Voice
Kiwi channels the brilliant mania of Kate Bush
"...doesn’t seem of this world. She took to Mohawk’s inside stage a little after 11pm Monday dressed entirely in..."

June 20, 2017 Music Post by Libby Webster

Harptallica strings up metaldom's Masters of Puppets at Headhunters
"...nights ago, you’d have thought human sacrifice had occurred inside the cigarette-choked tiki bar. Smoking ordinance, what smoking ordinance?..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Winter Classic
South by Southwest 1998
" Hell, and I've just checked in." That was my realization about halfway through Harvey Sid Fisher's set in..."

March 27, 1998 Music Feature

Whenever We're Opened
Mortician-for-a-night, Wayne Alan Brenner ponders life as he faces death.
"...years old, a floorwalker for Montgomery Ward, spending all my free time at the bookstore my girlfriend worked at..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Features Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Murder in the Suburbs
Good Luck Penny
" Coleman's husband Arthur, Diana's first thought was: "Oh my God, he's finally killed her."..."

Dec. 11, 1998 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

SXSW Record Reviews
"...with the man whose eyes bore deathlessly into your skull and let him guide you as you travel down,..."

March 20, 1998 Music Review

A Guide to Getting a Beer During SXSW
Ditch the convention center and check these brewpubs
"...your life choices. If you were coming for "Getting My Kids Into Dadcore (and Momcore)"..."

March 15, 2019 Food Feature by Eric Puga

I See Dead People
The Black Angels conjure Austin's psychedelic renaissance
"..."I have a wall-length mirror in my room, and these little handprints will appear on it,"..."

May 9, 2008 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Honorable Mention
"...problem: I'm not ten and I already look like my mother. Who will I look like when I'm thirty?..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Books Feature by Billy Cope

H. R. Giger, the Dark Star
Full Q&A with documentarian Belinda Sallin
", Hans Ruedi to his friends) was dragging a skull through the streets of his native Zurich. His fascination..."

May 23, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Organized Chaos (in Tejas)
Q: Just how heavy and hardcore is Austin's first-half-closing festival? A: Chaos in Tejas!
"...Daniel Pitout channeling Flipper. Lukic's screams on "Worms" and "Skull Mecca" come from a Sam Raimi film. D.C.'s Lotus..."

June 3, 2011 Music Feature

Smoke Gets in Your Mouth
"...down the fat layer. This yields a stunningly tender inside, with succulent edges that are more or less sautéed..."

May 21, 1999 Food Feature

The Emoji Movie
What a time to be alive (in a smartphone)
"...ensuing plot is lame and predictable (I kept checking my phone, so at least we know the branding is..."

Aug. 4, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

Sk8 Baby Sk8
Austin author Inga Muscio (Cunt, Seal Press) reflects on her experience as a badass skateboard babe and wonders why more women in Austin don't fancy life on four wheels.
"...One quiet spring night, a month or so before my 32nd birthday, I was rudely awakened from a blissful..."

April 7, 2000 Features Feature by Inga M. Muscio

Reasonable Doubt
Did misleading DNA analysis land an innocent man on death row?
"...a door, the officers broke a window to get inside...."

April 29, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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