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Killer D's Come Home, But the Saga Goes On
The Ardmore walkout reverberates at the Capitol.
"...a few in well preserved (though no longer well-fitting) "Killer Bee" T-shirts, dug out of drawers where they had..."

May 23, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

The Last Witch Hunter
The Last Witch Hunter? Promises, promises.
"...poorly shot and edited fight scenes, vastly overused CGI (killer bees!), and Diesel’s gravelly growling. For the record, it..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Seven Fun Facts About 7 Walkers
Strange but true…
"...of a “supergroup”: Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, the Killer Bees’ Malcolm “Papa Mali” Welbourne, George Porter, Jr. of..."

Nov. 25, 2010 Music Post by Austin Powell

Pressure Drop
The State of Modern Reggae
" performances by Austin's keepers of the reggae flame, Killer Bees or Tribal Nation. Bass Culture (Some History, Briefly)..."

July 4, 1997 Music Feature

The House Adjourns to Oklahoma
The House Dems may be losing the legislative wars, but they're finally winning the PR battle.
"...afternoon, the AWOL Democrats (by then nicknamed either the "Killer D's" or -- by Craddick -- the "Chicken D's")..."

May 16, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Dancing About Architecture
Willie Nelson, not burnt down
"...Johnson, longtime Austin musician and co-founder of Austin's own Killer Bees, passed away last week after a long bout..."

May 25, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Ice Bats Eliminated From Playoff Contention
"...Valley's David Masse scored a power-play goal putting his Killer Bees up 3-0 and pretty much dashed the Ice..."

March 21, 2007 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Creative Capital?
In the City of Ideas, the people with ideas are dancing with day jobs.
"...years ago he played with a reggae band, the Killer Bees -- his first regular-paying musical gig, earning him..."

Feb. 28, 2003 News Feature by Michael Erard

Dancing About Architecture
Microradio back in Austin, Fortune 500 gone.
"...the first time that Michael E. Johnson of the Killer Bees has gotten stung by the surgeon's knife, but..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

No Law & Order
"...KILLER BEES: More than just a killer reggae band, Austin's..."

March 12, 1999 Music Feature

Tragedy Girls
Serial killer high-school girls in the social media age
"...Meet Sadie and McKayla. They’re the queen bees of their high school, in the cheer squad and..."

Oct. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Grateful Dead + Papa Mali = 7 Walkers
"...and old master tapes of his longtime band the Killer Bees beckon further inspection...."

Nov. 26, 2010 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Liquid Black Licorice
Jägermeister and music go together like clubbing and hangovers
"...blearily remembers the time his longtime reggae band the Killer Bees got introduced to Jägermeister. It was sometime in..."

July 5, 2013 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Charity Begins at Home
The gospel music and charitable concern of the Imperial Golden Crown Harmonizers
" the time was playing with me in the Killer Bees and was also playing a lot with various..."

June 22, 2001 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

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City Manager Jesus Garza has one of the toughest jobs in town. When things go well, nobody can remember his name; when they go badly, he receives the blame.
"...we started SXSW. Throughout this period, he managed the Killer Bees, so we spent a lot of time hanging..."

May 25, 2001 Column by Louis Black

This Old House
"...Meyer; he was a fledgling band manager of the Killer Bees, and he was always trying to book shows..."

July 23, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Medium Is the Music
"...the Eighties. Along with local acts like the Lotions, Killer Bees, and Dan Del Santo, Pressure proved remarkably popular,..."

March 5, 1999 Music Feature by Margaret Moser


July 4, 1997 Music Feature

The Information Dirt Road
Marketing Your Band on the Net
"...broadcast the opposite is unfortunately true. Picture this: The Killer Bees are pumping out furious reggae rhythms to a..."

July 14, 1995 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

The Alfaro Case
"..."I do think tobacco is a major killer, and when I was new here [in Congress], knowing..."

Oct. 9, 1998 News Feature

Dancing About Architecture
A Lucindarella Story
"...expiration. This week saw Michael E. Johnson of the Killer Bees repeat Thundernips' performance, only during a show, leading..."

Aug. 7, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
Chicago Music Hall
"...Motards, Cactus Smack Conspiracy, Brown Hornet and Blort... The Killer Bees expect to have their first new studio CD..."

Aug. 16, 1996 Music Column by Ken Lieck

SXSW Film Review: Tragedy Girls
Neo-Heathers cuts, but not so deep
"...Meet Sadie and McKayla. They're the queen bees of their high school, in the cheer squad and..."

March 14, 2017 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Ardmore Remembered
The Democrats gather at Scholz Garten to celebrate the Ardmore anniversary
"...To a "Yellow Rose" refrain of "The Killer D's of Texas put the sting on Tom DeLay,"..."

May 21, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...anniversary of Ardmore and the 25th anniversary of the Killer Bees on Wednesday, May 12, 5-7pm, at Scholz's Biergarten,..."

May 7, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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Republicans' special-session maneuvering shows contempt for Texans and mischaracterizes Texas' political history; the same party asks for the same kind of blind allegiance on foreign policy.
"...the Texas House, are now in lock step. (The Killer Bees who fled the Capitol in 1979 were not..."

July 18, 2003 Column by Louis Black

Greezy Wheels Take a Last Bow
Still Greezy after all these years
"...guitar palace Steamboat and managing performers like Chris Duarte, Killer Bees, Kinky Friedman, and Lou Ann Barton. Mary, meanwhile,..."

June 23, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

SXSW Music Live: Erykah Badu, Thievery Corp, Wu-Tang
Some go-go, some Baduizm, even Shaolin mastery
"...The killer bees formed like Voltron on 36 Chambers classics (“Da..."

March 15, 2017 SXSW Post by Thomas Fawcett

Austin Music Awards Gallery, 1986-2000
"...Michael E. Johnson and the Killer Bees, 1988..."

March 2, 2017 Photo Gallery

Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame Inductees 1983-2016
Never before published list of all Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame inductees
"...Killer Bees (06)..."

March 3, 2017 Features Feature

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