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What a Drag
West Campus Loses a Piece of Historic Charm
" with the pointing finger painted on it), the Pipes Plus tobacco shop, and the always laid-back Les Amis..."

Aug. 29, 1997 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Temptress Moon
"...(Zhou). There, he carefully fills and refills their opium pipes while trying to maintain an air of scholarship. Studies..."

July 4, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Top o' the Evening!
Rollin' in the green at Dog & Duck, Opal Divine's, and more
"...20/20, local buzz band T Bird & the Breaks, plus Sean Orr & Black Dagger, Band of Brothers, and..."

March 16, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Urban Outfitters Annexes Block of the Drag
Hipster empire to build restaurant, bar
"...moved to Austin from India. Two other local businesses, Pipes Plus and Archer Hookah Lounge, were also forced to..."

June 17, 2015 News Post by Waylon Cunningham

Remembrance of Things Weird
Nancy Higgins' 'Viva Les Amis'
"...not positive, but I think I dropped in on Pipes Plus for some clove cigarettes, too...."

April 29, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Keep Austin Kustom
Chrome lines South Congress this weekend, in the street and clubs
"...Rod & Kustom Round Up turns Austin into the loud-pipes-and-lead-sled capital of the world, and even throws a little..."

April 13, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

In 1990, Austin Audiences Watched Slacker... and Saw Themselves
Richard Linklater’s indie milestone celebrates 30 years
"...Les Amis, picking up a pack of Gauloise at Pipes Plus, browsing the racks at Record Exchange before catching..."

July 24, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Where to Find Wi-Fi
A partial list of hot spots affiliated with the Wireless City Project in the Austin area
"...Pipes Plus (2418 Guadalupe)..."

June 11, 2004 Screens Feature

Pondering Downtown Condos
Frequently Asked Questions
"...Austin's 500-plus unsold units are peanuts compared to other U.S. boomtowns..."

March 13, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Icing the Batter Electric
Cake decorators both professional and passionately amateur prep for local competition
"...public at large. These five women represent the diverse 70-plus members of the Capital Confectioners, many of whom meet..."

June 10, 2005 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Brigid Shea: 'A Proven Leader'
Brigid Shea sits down for a Q&A on a wide range of city topics
"...Lee announced the plan to fix our leaking water pipes. I've been talking about that since I announced, saying..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

No Green Beer Here
The best St. Patrick's Day pub action
" place to hang around. Music includes Silver Thistle Pipes & Drums, the Tea Merchants, Hair of the Dog,..."

March 14, 2014 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

The Crack Pipes Every Night Saturday Night (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
"...The Crack PipesEvery Night Saturday Night (Sympathy for the Record Industry) How..."

May 25, 2001 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Having a Plan for When Shit Hits the Fan: A Journey in Prepping
What disaster preparedness experts have to say about best-laid plans for worst-case scenarios
"...winter storm. We’ve experienced that – shivering under blankets, pipes bursting in our walls. When Texas’ electric grid failed..."

April 26, 2024 Arts Feature by Kevin Curtin

The School of Rock
In Linklater's studio-financed comedy hit, Jack Black brings his rock & roll vibe to riff-needy prep students.
"...of them. He has both the requisite chops and pipes, and with his Belushi eyebrows and Farley snits, he’s..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Y Tu Mamá También
Boys, filled with testoterone and joints, will be boys.
"...Aura Palacios and Diana Bracho Bordes. Willie Nelson's cracked pipes warned decades ago that, whatever mamas do, they should..."

April 5, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...THE CRACK PIPES: Loaded with more fuzz than a Research Blvd. donut..."

March 16, 2001 Music Feature

Day Trips: Singing Ringing Tree, Abilene
Soundless sculpture still impresses
"...tree, or a tornado, or maybe a stack of pipes frozen in midfall...."

May 19, 2023 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Six Concert Picks to See This Free Week(end)
Primo shows at no cost, from Yung Bambi to Amplified Heat
"...Barrio God Vol 2. UK-born, Cincinnati-based Suave's moody alt-pop, plus Austin's Moscato J and Dallas' D. Smiley, round out..."

Jan. 6, 2023 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Beerland Handed Down
Austin Jukebox group takes over Red River punk cavity
"...which include Super Secret Records owner Richard Lynn, Crack Pipes frontman Ray Colgan, Knife in the Water guitarist/singer Aaron..."

Dec. 17, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Prop. 6: Strange Bedfellows on Both Sides
Boondoggle or necessary step? Odd alliances form on both sides of state water proposal.
"...For decades, Texans have bemoaned leaking pipes across the state and a lack of coherent thinking..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

'Chronicle' Endorsements
"...ended tomorrow, there is no guarantee the state's water pipes and reservoirs could supply its ever-swelling population. The Texas..."

Oct. 18, 2013 News Feature

Generation Overshare
What happens when the line blurs between our online and offline lives?
"...whatever the next neat-o neologism is – is a plus: "I do think there's a lot to be said..."

March 6, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Howlin' Wolf Does Not Wear Panties
Walter Daniels' punk blues stirs up a whole new generational ilk, like Black Joe Lewis
"...punched up Big Foot Chester, Eugene Chadbourne, the Crack Pipes, Oblivians, and current band South Filthy, yet what excites..."

Nov. 18, 2005 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...material from the Eels' Daisies of the Galaxy tour, plus cuts from frontman E's solo tour with Fiona Apple...."

March 15, 2002 Music Feature

Celtic Airs
"...recent local Celtic and Gaelic music titles (Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums, Brobdingnagian Bards). It could be a stretch..."

April 14, 2000 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The Report Card
"...the Contact session covers, this is all 'Vators-written music (plus running buddy Powell St. John's). The mono disc is..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Music Feature

Picks & Sleepers
"...STRETFORD: This pop/punk plus horns wellspring led by Manchester-bred Carl Normal is slowly..."

March 20, 1998 Music Feature

"...Hire are loaded with sparkle-coated rock power and personality. Plus, frontperson Miss CoCo could've been a "Creem Dreem" in..."

March 14, 1997 Music Feature

The Austin Chronic: I Really Needed a Lazy Day at Lazy Daze
An Amsterdam-style coffee shop where you can smoke inside
"...a lighter and ashtray to use. They also sell pipes, one-hitters, and bongs by local glassware company Grav Labs,..."

May 31, 2024 Column by Kevin Curtin

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