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The Cult of Nick Curran Remembers His Guitar Genius
From rhythm & blues to rockabilly and punk, the late Austin shredder lived to subvert genres
"...aimed at disaffected white teens. Pity he never witnessed Nick Curran deconstruct his antihero anthem "No Fun." Growlin', prowlin',..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

In the Nick of Time
Nick Curran honored with fundraiser at Antone's
"...he’s in a popular club is cold consolation to Nick Curran, whose recent surgery for mouth cancer inspired friends..."

May 2, 2011 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Bluesmen & Pink Ribbon Cowgirls
The deaths of Brenda Hutchison and Nick Curran give us pause
"...Did Brenda Hutchison and Nick Curran know each other? Their deaths were about a..."

Oct. 8, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Playback: ACL Doubles Down
ACL's dual weekend model next year will feature the same line-ups. Plus, ACL weekend tidbits.
"...by Mayor Lee Leffingwell and, you guessed it, Willie. Nick Curran (1977-2012)..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

ACL Interview: JD McPherson
Uncanny rockabilly from the time warp
"...no longer with us. Have you ever heard of Nick Curran?..."

Oct. 2, 2013 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Nick Curran & the Nitelifes
Texas platters
"...Nick Curran & the NitelifesPlayer! (Blind Pig)..."

July 16, 2004 Music Review by John Morthland

Critics Poll
"...Esme Barrera, Nick Curran, Richard Dorsett, Brent Grulke (Beets)..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Music Feature

Off the Record
A coin toss to determine the future of the Cactus Cafe
"...The full-time adviser, however, would be SEC Associate Director Nick Parras, not longtime manager Griff Luneburg, who, according to..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Hellraisers
How classic horror movies made misfits out of these rockers
"...resident Danzig (aka former Fabulous Thunderbird/current Flash Boy/Austin icon Nick Curran): "The first Misfits album I owned was Legacy..."

Oct. 29, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Nick Curran & the Lowlifes
"...Nick Curran & the LowlifesReform School Girl (Eclecto Groove)..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Off the Record
A flashback from Red River's seedy past, the Sour Notes hit a sweet spot, and Patty Griffin gets Grounded in Music
"...Local rockabilly kingpin Nick Curran, a former member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and..."

Jan. 22, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

We Are the World
Recapping this year's Austin Music Awards.
"...Later, beloved blues guitarist Nick Curran, lost to cancer in 2012, received a posthumous..."

March 21, 2014 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

SXSW Live Shot: 2013/2014 Austin Music Awards
An epic last dance for AMA director Margaret Moser
"...Later, beloved blues guitarist Nick Curran, lost to cancer in 2012, received a posthumous..."

March 13, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Playback: FREE WEEK!
2014, you're up
"...Hall of Fame: Nick Curran..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Off the Record
Local songwriter Johnny Goudie takes the stand while Trailer Space Records preps for Record Store Day
"...Rockabilly punk Nick Curran has postponed his upcoming tour for further surgery..."

April 15, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Throwing the first stone for the Chronicle Music Poll
"...5) Nick Curran, Reform School Girl (Eclecto Groove)..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Playback: David Yow Meets the Jazzus Lizard
David Yow fronts the Jazzus Lizard, Cherubs knock off 22 years of rust, Preston Hubbard dies, and Blind Lemon Jefferson gets kicked off Texas license plates
"...on the Vaughan Brothers' Family Style and Bonnie Raitt's Nick of Time. After leaving the T-Birds, he tracked bass..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Hair Today …
My life in chemo treatment
"...I balked. He’s got great hair. He was also Nick Curran’s oncologist, so I feel especially comfortable talking with..."

April 3, 2014 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Playback: Halloween
No one plays dress-up like Austin musicians
"...early Misfits for years, often featuring recently deceased rocker Nick Curran portraying Glenn Danzig. In his absence, the Anchor's..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Wednesday Rewind (Rewound)
Bleached by the sun with the Black & White Years plus Fun with flags
"...business: Former Fabulous Thunderbird, hard-rocking Lowlife and cancer survivor Nick Curran will be returning to the stage with his..."

July 13, 2011 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame Inductees 1983-2016
Never before published list of all Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame inductees
"...Nick Curran (14)..."

March 3, 2017 Features Feature

JD McPherson
"...clearly inspired in his Fifties punk by Austin's late Nick Curran. Sophomore effort Let the Good Times Roll continues..."

April 17, 2015 Music Review by Tim Stegall

The Ugly Beats
Texas Platters go mondo
"...the best song written for fallen local guitar hero Nick Curran ("Up on the Sun"): "No time to reflect,..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

After a Fashion: Top These
Your Style Avatar gets on top of the Tops of 2012
"...ESME BARRERA • BRENT GRULKE • RICHARD DORSETT • NICK CURRAN • JOE GRACEY • BRENDA HUTCHISON • FONTELLA..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Playback: The State of the State of the 2012 Austin Music Scene
A look back at 2012
"...Cancer's a cold, unforgiving bitch; it took away rocker Nick Curran in October. A singer, guitar player, writer, and..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Cheapo Records to Close
Black Friday comes early for one Austin record store
"...the same name – home to recently deceased rocker Nick Curran’s first two solo discs...."

Nov. 20, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Off the Record
Adventures with Charlie (Faye) and Up Close with Eric Johnson
"...Nick Curran & the Lowlifes, Alejandro Escovedo, and the Mother..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Jimmie Vaughan 2010
"...Gary Clark Jr. [no relation], Johnny and Jay Moeller, Nick Curran is tearing it up. And I'm just getting..."

July 16, 2010 Music Feature

If I Wrote All the Recommendeds...
Girlie Action handicaps the week
"...the Fly-Rite Boys, Kim Lenz & the Jaguars with Nick Curran, and many more...."

Nov. 3, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Texas Northside Kings
"...Johnny Moeller, Mike Keller, Shawn Pittman, Seth Walker, and Nick Curran. There are a few originals, but mostly the..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

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