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The Hugh Beaumont Experience
Mark and Sarah Pratz
"...photograph by Bruce Dye Maybe Mark Pratz's daughter, Sarah, has been the biggest beneficiary of..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Playback: Roky Erickson at 70
Austin's native psych and horror rock pioneer Roky Erickson reaches 70 and throws himself a birthday concert to mark the milestone
"...would read different authors: Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain...."

July 14, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Room With a View
La Zona Rosa's Ripple Effect
"...the war hasn't really started," says Liberty Lunch owner Mark Pratz of a highly anticipated booking battle that local..."

Sept. 19, 1997 Music Feature by Andy Langer

This Old House
"...switched off. This isn't so much the case with Mark Pratz, primary architect behind everything that Liberty Lunch has..."

July 23, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Year It All Went Wrong
Looking back at club closings in Austin in 1999.
"...late January, Lounge owners Mike Henry, Jay Hughey, and Mark Shuman announced that if things didn't turn around fairly..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Prime Time Irony?
The Future of Liberty Lunch
" Jason Stout It is, as Liberty Lunch co-owner Mark Pratz tells it, an irony made for Prime Time:..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Music Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Supersizing the Scene
From Rest Stop to Tour Stop
"...artist management and booking agencies considered Austin a secondary market without the large and mid-size venues necessary for extensive..."

May 12, 1995 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Day Labors - Night Falls
Austin's Day Labor Site Attracts Drugs, Criminals
"...representatives, or to local business owners like Liberty Lunch's Mark Pratz, who say they've complained for the past year..."

Aug. 30, 1996 News Feature

Fast Times at Liberty Lunch
"...the offended musician's management sidled up to Ward or Mark Pratz to inform them all was fine except for..."

July 23, 1999 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Dancing About Architecture
Re-Zona Rosa
"...House of Blues club chain, and Liberty Lunch co-owner Mark Pratz. Pratz especially had good reason to hope to..."

April 25, 1997 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
The rains came, sweeping away parking at Noahfest, Boozoo Chavis, and DJ Muppetfucker's name. Clifford Antone, meanwhile, remains in the pokey, while Schatzi prepares to go the same route and sign a record deal.
"...not actually residing in the city limits. Her partner Mark Pratz told the Chronicle, in a report from the..."

May 11, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Rock and a Hard Place
Balancing the Austin Music Ledger
"...this is the price of progress," says Liberty Lunch's Mark Pratz...."

Dec. 1, 1995 Music Feature

Dancing About Architecture
" cancel the gig at the last minute. Clubowner Mark Pratz would only reveal that he had paid Lydon..."

Aug. 22, 1997 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Step Outside
California's Smoking Ban... Coming to a Club Near You?
"...harmed by that legislation, and again that's a question mark - nobody really knows because nobody's done it before..."

Feb. 13, 1998 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Done Deal
Amending the CSC Deal
"..."I'm not here to criticize what's going on," said Mark Pratz, co-owner of Liberty Lunch. "I think it's a..."

April 9, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff

Losing Our Lunch
"...Raoul Hernandez ["You Do Not Tear Down Landmarks," Vol.18, No.23] hit the nail on the head regarding..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Column

Dancing About Architecture
To Be Or To Be Not
" hungrily eyeing the area for development, Lunch owner Mark Pratz didn't see much future for the club. Now..."

March 7, 1997 Music Column

Dancing About Architecture
On Your Marks
"...are that Austin is still probably too small a market for HOB. A big enticement, however, might just be..."

Feb. 7, 1997 Music Column

Dancing About Architecture
Right Off The Dial
"...the year the bottom dropped out of the "alternative" market. "Definitely," he says. "It was a tough year for..."

Dec. 6, 1996 Music Column

You Do Not Tear Down Landmarks
" chances are you just walked past this historical landmark. And yet there it sits, like it has for..."

Feb. 5, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Origin Story of the Liberty Lunch Brand
Former venue owner Mark Pratz on Stubb’s potential re-branding
" change results from a two-year legal dispute over trademark claims following Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Sauce makers One World Foods..."

July 10, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Dancing About Architecture
The Lunch's Last Supper
" of course not yet complete, as Lunch man Mark Pratz says he's still "down there every day dragging..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Live at Liberty Lunch
The Neville Brothers
"...over the next 20 years. The club made its mark initially as a mecca for reggae and world music..."

July 23, 1999 Music Feature

Book 'em Dan-o!
The Club Runners Call 'Em
"...Mark Olivarez, Back Room Mesch: I like their presence up..."

Sept. 22, 1995 Music Feature

Clifford comes home, Steamboat packs up, and Spoon seeks a pianist transplant
"..."Without 'em, we wouldn't be here today." Direct Events' Mark Collins, now responsible for booking Antone's, said he was..."

June 6, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Dancing About Architecture
Mardi Gras Rioting on Sixth Street brands Austin "The Mace, Pepper Spray, and Rubber Bullet Capital of the World"
"...overzealous treatment of the situation. Friends of Sixth Street's Mark Shaberg says that from his rooftop vantage point, it..."

March 2, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Long Live Liberty Lunch
"...they had warm words for owners J-Net Ward and Mark Pratz, and wished them luck at their new location...."

July 23, 1999 Music Feature

Dancing About Architecture
Never Mind the Mayor
" look at three localtions that she and Lunch-mate Mark Pratz had considered over the years. She also refers..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Dancing About Architecture
Ring Out the Young, Ring in the "New"
"...whoever they hit in the head," sighs Liberty Lunch's Mark Pratz, as he wonders if perhaps Capitol Records settled..."

Dec. 19, 1997 Music Column by Ken Lieck

A Warning About Music Businesses

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