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Pat Blashill’s Elegant, Extreme Images of Lone Star Punk
Butthole Surfers and Big Boys’ heyday captured in Texas Is the Reason
"...on, photographer Pat Blashill envisioned his book as a stark, aestheticized art piece, inspired by ocular icons like Robert..."

April 8, 2020 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Lone Star
Writer/director Sayles squeezes lots of metaphorical juice from the idea of borders in this story filmed on the Texas side of the Rio Grande. Ostensibly a murder mystery, the story exposes many other town secrets.
"...Directed by: John Sayles. Starring: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Joe Morton, Miriam Colon, Clifton..."

June 28, 1996 Movie Review by Robert Faires

The Girls of Summer
Austin's inaugural all-girls rock camp looks out after its own
"...The rolling of eyes. An exasperated look...."

June 29, 2007 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas Lives Up to Its Title
Stephen Harrigan chronicles the Lone Star State’s last 500 years
"...A history of Texas is not something that should be entered into..."

Feb. 28, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

100 Local SXSW Music Acts
A-Z list of 100 Austin acts showcasing at the Fest
"...on, Austin's Ortiz brothers continue to stoke the fires of hard rock and heavy blues, taking a louder and..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by The Music Staff

The Lone Ranger
The legend of Jerry Lynn Williams
"...And that you'd be happy instead of sad..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

Seeds of Inspiration
The 2012 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...the question that inevitably comes up whenever two members of Austin's creative community connect. We stay so active here..."

June 1, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The San Marcos Music Scene Runs Deep
ACL Fest hip-hop headliners Brockhampton might just be the tip of the iceberg from our neighbors south on I-35
"...exhibition center acts as a headquarters for local artists of the small college town. Bumping through the speakers was..."

Aug. 3, 2018 Music Feature by Jeremy Steinberger

King of the Swing Fiddle
Honoring country music's second most famous fiddle player, Johnny Gimble
"...his brothers on radio station KGBK in their hometown of Tyler, Texas. In the intervening decades, Gimble has lived..."

April 5, 2002 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

A Browner Shade of Black
Blazing trails of Chicano soul
"...At 12:06am, Jimmy Kimmel Live! explodes onto the air of local ABC affiliate KVUE. Punching the theme for the..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Pride of the Yankees?
Evan Smith translates a New York pedigree into the editorship of Texas Monthly.
"...If Evan Smith were the editor of Self or Sport or Guns and Ammo, his story..."

July 20, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Anthem of the Sun
Non-commercial frequency Sun Radio broadens its solar-powered Americana throughout Central Texas
"...Up on the second-story rooftop of Sun Radio, one looks east to the antenna..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Music Awards' Industry Accolades Announced
Best radio station, record store, club, and many more
"...The Austin Music Awards ceremony isn't until next week, but the industry..."

March 6, 2017 Music Post by James Renovitch

SXSW Music Keynote 2: James Prince
Hip-hop mogul sets the record straight?
"...a 5th Ward-raised car salesman turned founder and CEO of Houston’s Rap-A-Lot Records, one of the most influential labels..."

Feb. 9, 2016 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

SXSW Music: Grammy Museum's 40 Years of Ramones Tribute
Flash covers traverse time, age, and ilk
"...Forty years ago, a bloc of Forest Hills outcasts debuted via a self-titled LP that..."

March 18, 2016 SXSW Post by Neph Basedow

The Priests of Syrinx
What’s in a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame anyway?
"...When did the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony become the Oscars? A nearly three-hour..."

May 17, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Utter Daveness of Dave!
A farewell tribute to artist and co-founder of the Fresh Up Club Dave Bryant
"...A self-made man, artist, and co-founder of the Fresh Up Club, Dave Bryant is moving to..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

Chronicle Recommends: The Best of Austin
Our recommendations of the finest movies from and about the ATX
"...month, the Chronicle's film critics select a theme and offer movie recommendations. In celebration of this week's "Best of..."

Nov. 4, 2018 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

The Rebirth of Doyle Bramhall II
For his first solo LP in 15 years, Eric Clapton’s top lieutenant may have put out the blues album of 2016
"...Doyle Bramhall II stays busy. Slipping in and out of multiple modes – producer, singer, songwriter, sideman – the..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Treasures of 2010
Music and movement in 2010 made the mundane sacred and the serious silly
"...with choral works that opened one to the fullness of creation, including a "Deutsche Motette" by R. Strauss, breathtaking..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 9 Dance and Classical Music Treasures of 2009
Uncommon beauty and power danced a potent duet in the music and movement of 2009
"...cars, Graham Reynolds' funky and tender score, and, best of all, thousands of Austinites crowding onto the Austin Studios..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Live Music Soundtrack for Your Weekend
Austin Reggae Festival, and more if you're not too high
"...hipster-rock on with the Breeders, and witness the miracle of young people playing accordion. Yes, young people play accordion...."

April 20, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

Speaking of the Dead
To mark the Grateful Dead's final performances this weekend, a look back on the band's local history
"..."Dallas – got a soft machine.Houston – too close to New Orleans."..."

July 3, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

State Musician of Texas
Tracing Doug Sahm's roots from San Antonio to potential State Musician of Texas
"...such designation, Douglas Wayne Sahm would be the State Musician of Texas. Even before his death on November 18,..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

More Cabs to Hit Streets; Music Permit Changes, More
Our council preview, Pt. Two, cranks it up to 11
"...Yesterday's first-half of our Thursday agenda preview was just an appetizer: in..."

Dec. 13, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Status of the Original
"...in 1984, and four years later, with the help of two business partners in Massachusetts, opened BookLab, a much..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Evan Smith on the Secret of Texas Tribune’s Success
Founder and CEO on the present and future of nonprofit journalism
"...a very best man’s wedding toast and a reprise of Robert Preston in The Music Man. Delivering his one-man..."

March 13, 2019 News Post by Michael King

State of Wonderment
The Texas Biennial's first outside curator describes what he saw in Lone Star art
"...City, São Paulo, and Venice are just a few of the cities that host their own sprawling survey exhibitions...."

March 6, 2009 Arts Feature by Andrew Long

The Mother of All Texas Honky-Tonks
A look back at the Mother of All Texas Honky-Tonks
"...Scott Glenn is explaining to Debra Winger the intricacies of worm swallowing. "Mess-kins say eatin' the worm'll give you..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Land of 1,000 Dramas
Venues
"...crowed that this year's VORTEX season was composed entirely of new works. It's indicative of Cullum's fervor for material..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Feature

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