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J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs and the Church of the Subgenius
Time to get slack once again with the bizarro Austin anti-cult
" homogeneity. He was the appointed figurehead of the Church of the SubGenius, a somewhat wacky “religious” (more quotation..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Art Fun in the Summertime
"...Alan Roth: Robotics..."

May 21, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback: Saving Souls at the Electric Church
New venue the Electric Church converts local psychics, and Samuel Grey Horse recounts his mule variations
" February. Instant creative space! Since then, the Electric Church has seen their parish flourish into one of Austin's..."

June 2, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

New Media Art & Sound Summit Weirds Out!
Experimental orgy amplifies the fringe
"...necessarily want to listen to it.” This week, the Church of the Friendly Ghost demonstrates science is fun: the..."

June 9, 2015 Music Post by Waylon Cunningham

One Ounce Opera’s Second Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Art Song
This second program of new art songs proved the form is not just alive but relevant
"...When that phrase appears in an art song, repeated over and over to punctuate stories of..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Art of the State
"...AMON CARTER ART MUSEUM presents Plain Pictures: Images of the American..."

Dec. 27, 1996 Arts Feature

The Power of Art in Austin’s Overlooked Objects
Defining the city's personality from the moonlight towers to the railroad bridge
"...kind of totemic force as worthy of the name "art." By art, I don't mean the things we look..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Arts Feature by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Mi Casa Es Su Teatro: Home is where the art is
Time again to get your theatre outside the theatre and inside someone's home, via FronteraFest's one-day, site-specific fiesta, Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
"...and surround-sound speakers. Once a year, it's honest-to-God live performances in people's houses. It's a little tradition we call..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"...ARLINGTON MUSEUM OF ART features TEXAS REALism... with a twist, a show of..."

Dec. 22, 1995 Arts Feature

Art Transplant
The Move Toward a Cultural Center in Downtown
"...arrived, yellow badges swinging from their necks, and the parties worked out a two-song alternation, the image remains: a..."

Aug. 30, 1996 Arts Feature by Brett Holloway-Reeves

Getting Online With Art
"...Still puzzling out that connection between art and the Internet? Does art really connect on the..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Arts Column

Catching His Breath
For Performance Artist Sxip, It's All in the Breathing
" of his recent shows around town -- this particular one, the "Prince Hoot Night" at Electric Lounge in..."

April 11, 1997 Arts Feature

Pushing the Envelope
For years, mail art has been enlivening the world's postal systems and creating a "meeting of minds" among creative types across the world. Three Austin artists are profiled in a look at the history and continuing appeal of mail art.
" you through the postal system. Is that mail art? Say you get a letter from a stranger, and..."

March 23, 2001 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Mother Mary Montano
The influential performance artist and onetime teacher at UT revisits Austin in the guise of a saint
"...Dressed in sunglasses and a nun's habit, performance artist Linda Mary Montano says rosary in front of..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Arts Feature by Andy Campbell

One Man Talking
In these days of HDTV, IMAX theatres with SurroundSound, and interactive software in 3-D hyper-realism, who wants to listen to one man talking for 90 minutes on a stage? A lot of people, when the man is Steven Tomlinson, award-winning economics lecturer, lay preacher, and Austin's premier monologist, as Wayne Alan Brenner explains.
"...effective; yeah, he has some ready-made crowds among the arts community, the business-school community, even the religious community; but..."

March 31, 2000 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Gay Place
The Gay Place loves you. All of you. Hard. And will miss you when you are gone.
"...still got a full weekend ahead. Seriously, before we depart, we do wish to sincerely thank you for allowing..."

March 19, 2010 Column by Kate X Messer

"...pretty much sealed the deal. Mellin says that Playhouse Artistic Director Richard Brown and his staff struck the old..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Arts Column

South by Spoken Word
No Slam, Thank You, Ma'am
"...of the most notable poets on the slam and performance poetry circuits. But because the National Poetry Slam will..."

March 20, 1998 Music Feature by Phil West

"...The rest is up to you. On second thought, start panicking.... -- Raoul Hernandez THURSDAY PICKS..."

March 14, 1997 Music Feature

Performers in Our Midst
In 1,000 Forest Gorillas in Kansas, primates inspire the art of living
"...trying them on, right? Belly button to spine." Ellen Bartel demonstrates for Heloise Gold, holding up a pair of..."

March 27, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

The Exhibition Switch
"...Mexic-Arte Museum sends some disappointing news this week: Due to..."

Aug. 2, 1996 Arts Column

SXSW Music Review: Low, Josh T. Pearson, SYML
Strange exorcisms in a Downtown church
"...a blessing the Low co-founder offered sincerely following a particularly intense and at times bizarrely unexpected evening in the..."

March 14, 2018 SXSW Post by Doug Freeman

Into the "Not Done"
The Dances of Jean Fogel Zee
"...wants to show you glimpses of God. The Austin artist wants each member of her audience to feel the..."

Oct. 27, 1995 Arts Feature

Not Your Daddy's Facial Hair
Kate Messer brings us up to date on the drag king scene in Austin.
" Why not just give in and live the part? Well, it's not as simple as that. It's easy..."

Nov. 15, 2002 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Reading Aloud
SXSW 97 Spoken Word Showcases
"...spoken word, but there's newfound hope for spoken word artists to be heard. The recent emergence of the Mouth..."

March 14, 1997 Books Feature by Phil West

Gay Place
The Gay Place hosts a Fagnetic Fields party!
"...STRANGE POWERS PARTY "What a golden age/what a time of right and..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Column by Kate X Messer

New York is calling, and Austin performers from the Rude Mechanicals to the Flaming Idiots to MOMFest are answering.
"...York is the destination for a number of local arts types of late. Besides the Rudes and the Vortex..."

March 16, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Perpetuating Preservation
Austin's Historic Victory Grill
"...sound of an old R&B recording being rewound and restarted as a group of young dancers rehearsed for the..."

Jan. 3, 1997 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

Gay Place
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu! It's the last SX Fest day and time for GayBi!
"...and some NOLA-cum-Austin not-so-motleys present this big, gay make-out party. No shit. Free food. Christeene, Big Freedia, Katey Red,..."

March 18, 2011 Column by Kate X Messer

Son Volt
" of religious ecstasy both Friday and Saturday nights starting at 7pm when Texas Folklife Resources and the Texas..."

Nov. 24, 1995 Music Feature

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