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The Whole Universe Rocks
The Harry Ransom Center's exhibition "Make It New" explores how modernism changed everything.
"...spent every evening at symphonies and galleries. But before modernism, art never seemed downright hostile...."

Dec. 12, 2003 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Austin Sketch Fest Rocks Our City All Week Long
The ninth annual festival puts scripted comedy front & center
"...gut laughing, or to lampoon some questionable tropes of modern life, or to achieve a stunning combination of both..."

May 17, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

What Really Rocks the Vote
Teaching your children about the presidential election
"...table talk over family dinners. The question of the modern world: Will we be able to fix the problems..."

Oct. 15, 2012 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Point Austin: Democracy Rocks!
On this day, change happened from the bottom up
"...except anonymous blog postings, the cyber-highway waste-bile of the modern era), we might still succeed in moving the public..."

March 7, 2008 News Column by Michael King

I Think I Love My Wife
Who would have ever guessed that Chris Rock would be the guy to film an American remake of Eric Rohmer's meditation on fidelity, Chloe in the Afternoon?
"...his allegiances lie. Kudos to Rock for making a modern-day film that actually endorses family and responsibility, but the..."

March 23, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

East Austin Studio Tour, First Weekend
"...Modern Rocks Gallery rocks…..."

Nov. 17, 2014 Photo Gallery

Head of State
" which he rants "That ain’t right!" like some modern-day Howard Beale, fails to tap into the performer’s charisma..."

April 4, 2003 Movie Review by Steve Davis

"A Rock About the Size of a Small Avocado"
You can find connections to this city's art scene just about anywhere
" notice it. There are always a few bigger rocks, and many smaller ones, out there among the shallow..."

Jan. 10, 2020 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

"Unseen Hendrix"
Robert Hewgley's dramatic images of Jimi Hendrix at a 1969 concert capture a musician in the throes of creation
"..."Unseen Hendrix"Modern Rocks Gallery, Canopy, 916 Springdale, Bldg. 3 #103"

Dec. 5, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

This intersecting story that follows a half-dozen New Yorkers over the course of one long day and night is intellectually engaging and genuinely surprising, although not terribly risky.
"...she bellows to her students about the passionlessness of modern living; her curtain call is to urge them, "For..."

July 15, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Little Women
Relish the contemporary touches in this new version of Alcott’s classic
"...Alcott was subtly pushing against the patriarchy with her modern, defiant Jo, a character the author modeled on herself...."

Dec. 20, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Gift Guide for the Austin Music Fan in Your Life
Try a Nineties Austin oral history, Willie birthday LP, or BLK ODYSSY ashtray
" too can regale yourself of all of what modern traditional country music has come to be." –,..."

Dec. 8, 2023 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

Big Medium: East Austin Studio Tour
Our list of Due East's most intriguing artistic talent
"...proofs, failed artwork, working photographs, works that never sold, rocks, plus much more. Best of all items are priced..."

Nov. 4, 2015 Events Post by Allen Martinez

"...lies in its ability to view itself as a modern moral fable of sorts. This springs, I suppose, not..."

July 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Day Trips & Beyond: February Events Roundup
News from Hueco Tanks, Black's Barbecue, and lots more
"...the park looks like just another random pile of rocks. On the inside the rock preserve is a gallery..."

Feb. 5, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

East Austin Studio Tour Maximum Tourage Recommendations
These five places will help you get the most EAST
"...right there, and Bale Creek Allen, and ICOSA, and Modern Rocks, and so many other studios within the double-stacked..."

Nov. 22, 2019 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Snapshots of EAST ’17
Five East Austin Studio Tour stops where you can see photography in a new light
"...249. Modern Rocks Gallery 916 Springdale, Bldg. 3, #103 Rock &..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Five Arty Things to Do This Weekend: Sept. 8-10
Not so’s to overload your entertainment schedule or anything, right?
"...exhibition openings – at Bale Creek Allen Gallery, at Modern Rocks, at Big Medium – on Saturday night. So,..."

Sept. 7, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Playback: SXSW News and Sightings
Polaroids, print, and dance funk – can they survive SXSW?
"...interviews with his family and confidants. Meanwhile, local gallery Modern Rocks (916 Springdale), owned by former Modern English guitarist..."

March 20, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Savlov's Top Ten Redux Part One: The Good, the Badass, and the Weirder
Savlov's other Top Ten
"...his master, Renfield is the very model of a modern minor film critic at year's end. "He's coming," this..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Big Medium to Leave Canopy This Spring
Little tells the long and short of it
"...more than 10 years. Ivester Contemporary is there. And Modern Rocks Gallery. ICOSA. Yard Dog. Austin’s professional epicenter of..."

Feb. 3, 2023 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Qmmunity: Fun & Fancy-Free
Queer comedy variety shows fill the weekend, plus ATX Trans Pride rocks its big return
" "world-class artists from the LGBTQIA+ community in a modern, twerk-your-butt-off-to-jazz setting." Thu., Aug. 11, 7pm. Skybox on 6th,..."

Aug. 12, 2022 Column by James Scott

Austin Arts Happenings Online: A Chronicle Round-up for Your Quarantined Exploration
Live and creative diversions – from your talented friends & neighbors
"...rock & roll photography among the world-class holdings of Modern Rocks Gallery; and if you truly want your mind..."

March 23, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

EAST 2018: Brenner’s Picks
Our savvy arts reprobate has a few suggestions for you, comma, citizen
" the middle of it all. And ICOSA. And Modern Rocks. And, nota bene, you should never leave that..."

Nov. 15, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

East Austin Studio Tour 2018, First Weekend
"...Modern Rocks Gallery (309) in Canopy, 916 Springdale, Bldg. 3,..."

Nov. 14, 2018 Photo Gallery

Five Recommended Arts Events In Austin This Weekend
Weather’s lovely, isn’t it? Just right for going out into the city.
"...the multi-reception celebration on Friday night, with Big Medium, Modern Rocks, and Bale Creek Allen offering a vivid variety..."

April 26, 2018 Arts Post

Five Arts Events In Austin This Weekend
Comedy, classical music, visual arts, poetry, wine & cheese
"...process and praxis on display for you to enjoy. Modern Rocks Gallery. Art.Science.Gallery. CamibaArt. RecSpec. Shoal Creek. Slugfest. Oh,..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five Arty Things to Do: Dec. 1-3
Lot of notches in Father Time's varmint-poking stick by now, right?
"...right in the same complex as Big Medium and Modern Rocks and Bale Creek Allen and all … we..."

Nov. 30, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

East Austin Studio Tour 2017
"...The Modern Rocks Gallery (249) in the Canopy art complex, 916..."

Nov. 14, 2017 Photo Gallery

November Is Austin Art Month
With EAST, POP Austin, and the Creek Show, who's to argue?
"...Austin live music scene from photographer Scott Newton and Modern Rocks Gallery owner Steve Walker; the Book of the..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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