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ASCAP Levels Lawsuit Against Sixth Street Music Venue the Nook
Venue sued over non-payment of songwriter royalties
"...action against Sixth Street bar and music venue the Nook Amphitheater for alleged “unauthorized public performance of its members’..."

Feb. 26, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: The Westin Sues the Nook Over Sound
And “Playback” votes in the Austin Music Poll
"...$1 million lawsuit against nearby Sixth Street bar the Nook over loud music. Typically, the nightlife demographic channeled its..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Jump on It
Eastside hip-hop summer series moves to the Expo Center; plus, musical robots with personality disorders and more music news
"...many, summer remains synonymous with relaxation. Not for Charles "Nook" Byrd. The rapper and promoter turns up his hustle..."

June 15, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Cold Sweat
Where have all our black clubs gone?
"...shares tacos with 35-year-old rapper and social organizer Charles "Nook" Byrd, who lives just up the street. "I have..."

June 13, 2014 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Dancing About Architecture
Jump on It skips a beat but keeps on keepin' on; Solid Gold 40 gives up the ghost.
"...All for the NOOKie..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Gettin' Out the Vote
Singing Eric Mitchell's Praises
"...after the public hearing began, a young beat-boy named NOOK (Never Outcast Our Kind) digressed from the usual drone,..."

May 2, 1997 News Column by Alex de Marban

Playback: Best Austin Music Controversies of 2017
The year in quarrel
"...and onetime aide-de-camp for Austin Psych Fest/Levitation. Westin v. Nook..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: A Year Later
Twelve months after Mayor Steve Adler rolled out his plan to save live music and the arts, what's happened?
"...saw headline-grabbers like the Westin's million-dollar lawsuit against the Nook over music volume...."

Feb. 24, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback – Agents of Change: Downtown Clubs vs. Downtown Hotels
Can clubs and hotels coexist in Downtown Austin?
"...later, their reverberations combine with another band at the Nook to resemble discordant prog-jazz...."

Nov. 27, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Pirate Utopia
The 0-2's "Temporary Autonomous Zone" for ATX rap
"...When 0-2 rapper NOOK teamed with KAZI-FM champion Dorothy Turner in '97 to..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

Dancing About Architecture
South by Southwest draws closer -- lots of news from SXSW 2001
"...off by 40 years or so. Charles Byrd, aka NOOK, is one of four young African-American men who say..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

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
"...Lawyers for the Westin Hotel and nearby bar the Nook have reached an agreement to squash a lawsuit, in..."

July 14, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Ballistix, Unfadeable Young Guns, Ukalipthis, NOOK, Velvet/Velvet Patio
Thursday Night
"...Ballistix, Unfadeable Young Guns, Ukalipthis, NOOKVelvet/Velvet Patio Sometimes even hip-hop's four elements are no match..."

March 17, 2000 Music Review by Christopher Gray

High Impact
Austin hip-hop promoters Hip-Hop Mecca
"...hip-hoppers like DJs Nick Nack and Foulmouth and MCs NOOK, Izwon tha ProfaZ, and Smackola...."

Sept. 3, 1999 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Austin Aqua Festival
"...(7pm), Eda's Dance Troup (8pm), Givens Dance Troupe (8:30), Nook (9pm)..."

July 28, 1995 Music Feature

Faster Than Sound: Clarence James Finds Clarity Post-Breakup on Debut
Following high school breakout, 20-year-old Georgetown crooner sticks a jazzy bedroom pop debut
"...Nook Turner introduced musical and spoken word guests during the..."

June 26, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Lit in the Time of Coronavirus
From emerging writer to potential vector at AWP in San Antonio
"...I am sitting in an out-of-the-way nook of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and it..."

March 12, 2020 Arts Post by Mark Gozonsky

SXSW Drops Final Artist List
Welcome Delta Spirit, M. Ward, Open Mike Eagle, and 151 more
"...Flyjack, Harvest Louis, Joaqu.n, Kitty Coen, Max Frost, Neetbeatz, Nook Turner, OG Benz, Primo, SaulPaul, Steelo Foreign, and Tatiana..."

March 5, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

3rd Annual Taste of Black Austin: The Green Book Edition at Peached Social House
"...members Hakeem Adewumi and Tam Hawkins with the Cook Nook’s chef Joi Chevalier..."

June 21, 2019 Photo Gallery

Gook
An unlikely friendship develops in 1992 Los Angeles
"...stuff on South Central,” Gook takes place in a nook beyond the edges of downtown L.A., where smoke plumes..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Playback: Music Policy Draft Fails Venues
A complete detachment from the original vision of the Omnibus
"...routinely calling the police on nearby dance club the Nook, which was largely operating within the legal decibel range...."

May 19, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

100 Local SXSW Music Acts
A-Z list of 100 Austin acts showcasing at the Fest
"...like Harry Nilsson and Steely Dan instead. – Abby Johnston Nook Turner..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Mayor’s Omnibus Resolution: Actualization Is Hard
Moving into Phase II
"...of Change rules (see "Playback: The Westin Sues the Nook Over Sound," Jan. 6) offer two ideal examples of..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Gay Place
Ain't no party like a SX party cuz this SX party don't stop.
"...Girls With Flair! co-hosts. Fri., March 11, 8pm-12mid. The Nook, 309 E. Sixth. $10. www.dapperq.com...."

March 11, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

The Gay Place Guide to a Kweer SX
LGBTQIA SXSW and why queering SXSW is a big f-ing deal
"...QTs of DapperQ. Girls With Flair! co-hosts. 8pm-12mid. The Nook, $5 in advance, $10 at door...."

March 9, 2016 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Final SXSW List: No. 10
Nas, Vince Staples, Lucius, and 198 more
"...Mad Classy, Mindz of A Different Kind, the Nimbus, Nook, Pleasure Escape, Rotten Mangos, Roxy Roca, Justin Sherburn &..."

March 4, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Bedside Manner: The Never-Ending Battle
Fighting for truth, justice, and fewer books beside the bed
"...that I'll move the book to my personal reading nook, where my shelf of Sherlockian lit lives (along with..."

Jan. 23, 2012 Books Post by Robert Faires

Naked City
Off the Desk
"...a jazz and gospel lineup headlined by local rapper NOOK (who appeared in this space last week, as a..."

Feb. 23, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Naked City
Bastrop ISD explains Confederate flag incident, Texas Civil Rights Project files suit against Taco Cabana, Young Conservatives of Texas oppose hate crimes legislation.
"...is a local rapper who goes by the name Nook -- which stands for "none of our kind"…..."

Feb. 16, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

The Replacement Killers
"...mustard-colored varnish. Indigo and pink lights emanate from every nook and cranny, giving sets the bizarre ambiance of Las..."

Feb. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

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