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Playback: Hole Lotta Rent
The historic Hole in the Wall is in danger of closing. So who's to blame?
"...which to grow. Among HITW regulars who went from seminal-to-national: Spoon, ...Trail of Dead, Fastball, Shakey Graves, Alejandro Escovedo,..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Council: For the Birds
Taking on bullhooks, FFF Fest, and more
"...Fun Fun Fest. The bullhook ban – a growing national trend, to which Ringling Bros. Circus has effectively conceded..."

Aug. 14, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Losing It at the Movies
AFS Programming Director Chale Nafus on a life in film
"...Eventually, he landed a job at semiconductor manufacturer Texas Instruments...."

July 24, 2015 Screens Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Ballad of Davy Jones
Hickoids guitarist keeps breathing
"...Thunder­bird blues at Antone's while woodshedding Christopher Cross into national superstardom...."

May 22, 2015 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

A to Um... With Stephin Merritt
A,E,I,O,U, and sometimes Y am I doing this?
"...also to tour quietly and not have too many instruments playing at the same time, to save my hearing...."

May 6, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Rob Cohen

Food-o-File: Weekend Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...generously donated by Guitar Center, and then the seven instruments were auctioned off with the proceeds of the auction..."

April 4, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Thursday Picks & Sleepers
SXSW Thursday handicapping by the blurb
"...ramp up the emotional quotient. The duo made its national TV debut on Letterman last month, while their debut..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

SXSW Film Announces 2015 Lineup
Circling the Thunderdome
"...starry stuff – exciting new works in American and international independent cinema. The Austin roll call is encouragingly long..."

Feb. 3, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

KUTX Second Birthday Concert
98.9FM turns two with Shakey Graves, Tune-Yards, Jenny Lewis
"...Shakey Graves strummed and hummed onstage in the elegant..."

Feb. 2, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

News Roundup: 10-1, Lawsuits, and Strange Fruit
The end of the year is a busy time
"..."This historic agreement will not only make Austin a national clean energy leader, but will also protect our rate..."

Dec. 8, 2014 News Post by the News Staff

Stop complaining there's no hip-hop scene here because now it has its own festival
"...Among Weird City's 100-plus performers: nationally accredited rhymers Dilated Peoples, Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Black..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Lake Street Dive
"'s alarming. Sweet as the sticking points on their national, 2010 debut ("Don't Make Me Hold Your Hand," "Got..."

April 11, 2014 Music Review by Chase Hoffberger

The Wyldz
French rock & roll trio settles in locally
"...So we did a French national tour and played in a lot of different cities..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Texas Supreme Court Considers Same-Sex Divorce
Should Austin couple married out of state be granted divorce here?
"...the AG's office have standing to intervene?" Given the national debate over gay marriage, Blaylock responded, it's hard to..."

Nov. 5, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

What is Proper Nang? Austin’s Teen Beat
The next generation weighs in on what’s hip in the ATX
"...Waylon Jennings, Eric Johnson, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, the National, Willie Nelson, Pearl Jam, Phoenix, Pink Floyd, Red Hot..."

Aug. 6, 2013 Music Post by William Harries Graham

We Were From Texas
Texas Triangle: Guy Clark, Susanna Clark, Townes Van Zandt
"...was already celebrated with six albums. Guy began gaining national attention as a progressive country pioneer after Walker cut..."

July 19, 2013 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Playback: In a New York State of Mind
Mother Falcon hits Gotham, Not in the Face sears Vancouver, and Black Joe Lewis comes home
"...was pretty nervous," Terrell recounted. "He kept handing me instruments to try out, and then he'd say, 'Oh yeah,..."

June 21, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Saturday Picks and Sleepers
"...audience. Follow-up A Dead Man on My Back promises national exposure. – Abby Johnston MOTHER FALCON..."

March 15, 2013 Music Feature

Playback: ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! ¡Cuatro!
SXSW Music begins coming into focus
"...ol' Edward Scissorhands playing guitar with a local on national TV? Johnny Depp pulled double duty on the Late..."

March 1, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

While My Ukulele Gently Weeps
Get ready to see a lot more ukuleles
"...the mainland in 1915 as part of the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition. The fair hit San Francisco to celebrate the..."

Feb. 1, 2013 Music Feature by Luke Winkie

Fall Arts Issue Critics Picks
From the arts harvest, our critics pluck choice treats
"...You know Bill Cosby – the man's a national treasure! He's also as funny as his career is..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Revolutionary Score
The Founding Fathers' first declaration: 'We're an American band!'
"...doesn't merely learn to play a number of musical instruments skillfully, he creates a new one of his own...."

June 29, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fast Approaching Swiftly Gone
American Repertory Ensemble's latest conveyed the mood and form of good poetry
"...a major key only to dissolve into uncertainty, the instruments coaxing one another into a shared rhythm before plaintively..."

June 1, 2012 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Doing What We Mustard
The Austin Mustard Club goes condimental
"...involving the architecture of notes and the arrangement of instruments playing those notes, would know the first damned thing..."

May 7, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Rabble Rousers
Live Shot of the Atomic Duo at the Cactus Cafe
"...Ultimately, it was all folk music, performed on two National Resophonic instruments, Lowe a mandolin, Rubin a guitar; occasionally..."

March 29, 2012 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

All Over Creation: One Movement Ends, and One Begins
As one chamber music ensemble takes its final bow, another makes its start
"...of music in Austin – so many voices and instruments sounding the same night as to all but overwhelm..."

March 16, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Norah Jones
Norah Jones in a Russ Meyer flick? Just kidding.
"...In 2002, Norah Jones exploded into the national consciousness with her diamond-certified, multi-Grammy-winning debut, Come Away With..."

March 16, 2012 Music Feature by Dan Oko

Off the Record
Austin Music Poll winners are just going to have to wait until the Austin Music Awards, plus a closer look at SXSW's international acts
"...the wake of their father's death. Layering handmade percussion instruments and countless vocal takes in a manner that recalls..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Dikes of Holland and The Young
"...Russian roulette approach to songwriting and live performances, trading instruments and lead vocals on nearly every number. That versatility..."

Nov. 26, 2010 Music Review by Austin Powell

Tweet This Mess Around: Fred Schneider Tells It Like It T-I-Is! Part 1
What's that on your head? An interview with the B-52's lead man?
"...Basically, it is me and Noah playing all the instruments and ProTools. He has a giant computer. (Laughs.)..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

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