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Meet Me at Waterloo Records: Playing, Shopping, and Encountering Life-Changing Moments at the Heart of Austin Music
Influential Austin characters reminice on 40 years of playing, shopping, and encountering life-changing moments at the heart of Austin music
"...sidemen; and a notorious 1997 appearance by the Japanese psycho-garage trio Guitar Wolf, which I reviewed in Rolling Stone..."

April 8, 2022 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Best Music We Saw at SXSW on Monday
Cifika in a tube, Haru Nemuri thrives live, and other highlights
"...ripped the crowd a new one through an unstoppable psycho-punk rampage that refused to be thwarted, even by the..."

March 15, 2022 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Lizzo, Beck Announced as SXSW Keynotes
Festival also adds cyberpunk pioneer Neil Stephenson
"...musical fusion innovator, is fellow keynoter Beck, whose inimitable psycho-soul-folk-funk-electronica fusion has won him eight Grammys and a 2022..."

Feb. 15, 2022 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Levitation Interview: the Hives Wax Deep ATX Roots
Plus Halloween, human sacrifice, and psychedelia (sort of)
"...gave me the Sonics record – it was called Psycho-Sonic, so he thought it would be a psychedelic record,..."

Nov. 2, 2021 Music Post by David Brendan Hall

The Luv Doc: Blowing Smoke
Telling the truth is easy. Lying is a lot more work.
" have that awkward confrontation that might flip her psycho switch. Telling the truth is easy. Lying is a..."

Oct. 22, 2021 Column by The Luv Doc

Wild Indian
Searing and brutal tale of two Indigenous men bound by bloodshed
"...key to making the film tick, a thoroughly horrifying psychotic portrayal that feels reminiscent of a horror movie villain...."

Sept. 3, 2021 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

Fantasia Review: Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist
An overdue tribute to one of the greats of animation
"...Kon made movies about mental collapse, identity, stardom, stalkers, psychotherapy, the universal subconscious, insidious technology, and the line between..."

Aug. 2, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...Psycho (the 1959 book by Robert Bloch), the 1974 film..."

June 11, 2021 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Hero Mode
Gaming romp takes a family-friendly look at developer life
"...modern version of the business card scene in American Psycho, and will cause the same wincing for those that..."

June 4, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Paramount Summer Classics Are Back!
Celebration of classic cinema with Brando, Hitchcock, and 1971
"...return of Hitchcock week, with To Catch a Thief, Psycho, North by Northwest, and a pair of screenings for..."

May 19, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Panic Fest Review: Vicious Fun
Serial killer comedy gets to the bloody point
"...Callahan throws in oblique references to Drive alongside American Psycho, even Jaws, and somehow makes it work. There's even..."

April 24, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Music Review: Yard Act, Do Nothing, Squid, and the Art of the British Post-Punk Soliloquy
SXSW Music’s bread-n-butter: cutting edge UK rebellion
"...the keyboard sounded like the stabbing sound from Hitchcock’s Psycho. The group’s family style approach to songcraft peaked with..."

March 19, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Glitter & Gore. Taking notes from Alfred Hitchcock for "Psycho Mama," and influenced by all things spooky, the local..."

Feb. 26, 2021 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

PG: Psycho Goreman
Splattertastic creature feature flips the evil script on Power Rangers goody-goodies
"...glorious middle ground between those two archetypal stories, PG: Psycho Goreman asks what happens when a couple of kids..."

Jan. 22, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...lumbering and pointedly indignant. On the flip, long-running Detroit psycho-jazz noiseniks Wolf Eyes distill over two decades and hundreds..."

Jan. 15, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Top 10 Most Read Film Reviews of 2020
The pandemic picks you wanted to read about
"...were most interested in this year was a bonkers psycho-melodrama in which Anne Heche and Thomas Jane go RVing..."

Dec. 19, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Twentieth Century
Suitably bonkers Canadian surrealist comedy rewrites history
"...Oh… Canada! With psychotronic set design and non-sequiturial abandon, with glowing absurdist hearts..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist
The master filmmaker revealed, under the guise of examining his film.
"...of Alien, and eschews the multiple voices behind his Psycho shower scene deconstruction 78/52, relying instead on the clarity..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Music at the Movies With Sound Unseen
Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival becomes a virtual tale of two cities
"...of "Stayin' Alive" – a sequence he compared to Psycho deconstruction 78/52 and its revelatory analysis of Hitchcock's infamous..."

Nov. 6, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest: The Creatures of the Night Make Beautiful Music in Bloodthirsty
Director Amelia Moses on the allure of the werewolf
"...Her first feature, modern vampire psycho drama Bleed With Me, played Fantasia. Her followup, werewolf..."

Sept. 24, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Neo-slasher is quietly effective and bloodily harsh
"...turned his back on faith films to play a psycho sex killer in Julia X. His malicious control, the..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Prey
Vietnamese cinema is back with a vicious bang
"...evil Pansringarm, and “Ti” (Boonyai), a yaa baa—Thai methamphetamine—smoking psycho with a RPG and a tendency to hallucinate at..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dave Franco Picks Up The Keys to The Rental
How scary hotels and Atlanta shaped his horror debut
"...just as thrilling as the fact that there's a psycho villain hiding in the shadows." Adding depth to the..."

July 24, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Robert Rodriguez Brings His Next Project Back to Austin to Trailblaze Safe Production Protocols
Troublemaking in the time of pandemic
" the director's use of one-word titles: "He did Psycho, he did Vertigo, and I tried to come up..."

July 3, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

What Will Local Shows Look Like in the Future?
What will shows look like in the live music capital? That's all local club owners can think about.
"...also got all new tables and bases in there. Psycho­logically, it'll show the customer that we're cleaner and, for..."

May 22, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Butt Boy
Ignore the name: Butt Boy is more weirdo noir than gross out comedy
"...into their digestive tract. But where Swallow was a psycho-drama about a woman suffering from the unusual condition of..."

April 17, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Checking In: The Well’s Ian Graham Skateboards Through the Storm
“Only time we leave is to visit the store and we wear a mask and gloves”
"...Then the Psycho Smokeout festival in L.A., the Stoned & Dusted festival..."

April 13, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Horror-sex-comedy never quite (ahem) rises to the occassion
", they're so painfully naive that they think the psycho-sexual psychedelic sacrifice they see on the screen is a..."

April 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Post Malone Loosens Fireworks Fit for the Fourth of July on the Erwin Center
Dallas-reared megastar packs arena with hits, moves, and pyro
"...Now” “Saint-Tropez” “Goodbyes” “Die for Me” “Allergic” “Candy Paint” “Psycho” “Enemies” “Wow” “Paranoid"/“I Fall Apart” “Over Now” “Take What..."

March 11, 2020 Music Post by Derek Udensi

Everything I Know About Rejection I Learned From My Cats
He's just not that into mew
" turn sour, but I'd look like a total psycho screaming, "Love me, you asshole!" at an 8-pound tabby...."

Feb. 14, 2020 Features Feature by Kevin Curtin

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