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The Off Beat: Armadillo World Headquarters Plots Austin FC Partnership
The Dillo lives!
"...suitable for Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Count Basie, and Ray Charles to perform. As Wilson and Armadillo poster artist..."

Feb. 23, 2024 Column by Carys Anderson

Back in Austin, the Ameripolitan Awards Define a Musical Spirit
Show's 10th anniversary return uplifts largely outsider roots sounds
" a stellar Jason Roberts-led house band that, as Ray Benson quipped, featured almost entirely (and inevitably) Asleep at..."

Feb. 19, 2024 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Crypta, Cherubs, and More Crucial Concerts for the Week
Must-see shows for the weekend and beyond
"...the roots music mine. This year’s awards specifically honor Ray Benson, Augie Meyers, and Flaco Jiménez, and include performances..."

Feb. 16, 2024 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

South by Southwest Falls for Ryan Gosling With The Fall Guy World Premiere
3 Body Problem, more announced for 2024 festival
"...Wingate, Alex Bach, Zach Spicer, Joy Jorgensen, Miranda Kahn Rayelle Martin, a commercial cleaning woman in Gary, Indiana, stumbles..."

Jan. 10, 2024 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

We Have an Issue: Merry Chronmas! Enjoy Our Little Reindeer Games!
Special games issue to keep you entertained over the holidays
"...anniversary event honoring Augie Meyers, Flaco Jiménez, Charlie Robison, Ray Benson, and more...."

Dec. 22, 2023 Column by Kimberley Jones

The Ameripolitan Awards Return to Austin for Ceremony’s 10th Anniversary
Ray Benson, Augie Meyers, and Flaco Jiménez will be honored Feb. 18
"...Burrow, and Reckless Kelly. Asleep at the Wheel bandleader Ray Benson is the ceremony’s Master Award honoree, while Texas..."

Dec. 15, 2023 Music Post by Carys Anderson

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
HAAM Day, Ron Carter, and Pecan Street Festival lead our recommended shows
"...Rosie Flores (5pm). Outside the Willie Nelson statue, see Ray Benson (11am) playing after Marcia Ball (10am) or hit..."

Sept. 15, 2023 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Charlie Robison, Charismatic Texas Country Singer-Songwriter, Has Died at 59
Following 2018 retirement, Robison had returned to the stage this year
"...Following his 2008 divorce from his first wife, Emily Strayer of the Chicks, Robison delivered the earnest Beautiful Day..."

Sept. 11, 2023 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Temple of Angels, a DJ Chicken George benefit, a Soap Creek Saloon reunion, and more recommended shows
"...original bar. The Uranium Savages unleash vintage mayhem and Ray Benson shuts it down with a gathering of friends...."

Aug. 25, 2023 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The Chronicle Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
As the Guardians of the Galaxy gather once more, every MCU film reviewed
" of the best, most visceral, and downright fun forays of all the comic-book franchises waiting in the CGI..."

May 5, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Nine Essential Albums From Willie Nelson’s 90 Years
Wishing the Texas outlaw icon a Willie nice birthday
"...quick succession, the biggest country hits of 1961 at Ray Price’s Pamper Music: “Hello Walls” (Faron Young), “Night Life”..."

April 28, 2023 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

As Willie Looks to 90, Austin Stars Shine at Luck Reunion
Band of Heathens, Kelsey Wilson, Spoon made rain-delayed ranch date
"...bass, Billy English with minimal drum set up, and Ray Benson and son Micah Nelson accompanying on guitar. Once..."

March 18, 2023 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Scenes from This Week at SXSW Music
"...Asleep at the Wheel at Ray Benson's Birthday Bash presented by HAAM at GSD&M on..."

March 15, 2023 Photo Gallery

All-Woman Western Swing Trio Tells Texas Republicans It’s OK to Vote for Beto
O sister, where art thou?
"...gun ownership, and renewable energy. Asleep at the Wheel's Ray Benson produced one of their songs, "West Texas Wind,"..."

Oct. 21, 2022 News Feature by Jen Hamilton Hernandez

Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday
Fights galore, over-the-top kills, and a major Scott Adkins showcase
" George Kirby and Harry Kirby. Starring: Scott Adkins, Ray Stevenson, Perry Benson, Sarah Chang, George Fouracres and Flaminia..."

Oct. 14, 2022 Movie Review by Sarah Jane

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Big Jade & Krystall Poppin, Jacob Banks, Flipper, Spellling, and more notable non-ACL shows
"...Topsy, the fest has free admission.  – Michael Toland Ray Benson Archive AuctionBurley Auction Gallery, Saturday 15..."

Oct. 14, 2022 Music Column by Derek Udensi

Willie’s Picnic Brings the Fireworks, and Beto O’Rourke, to Q2
Old Austin meets new Austin with Fourth of July Concert
" band was more stripped down than usual, with Ray Benson joining Kevin Smith, Billy English, and Mickey Raphael,..."

July 5, 2022 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Do You Really Know Your Parents if You Don’t Go Through Their Record Collection?
Who we are is what we listen to
"...whose discography generously populates the familial crates. I know Ray Benson personally now and it’s only now occurring to..."

June 19, 2022 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

In Service of Music Medicine, Jason Isbell Played at the Austin Library Last Night
Songwriter delivers phenomenal solo set for JoyRx fundraiser
"...Daly of Western Swing, Asleep at the Wheel leader Ray Benson, went for $5,000. All 50 two-ticket packages to..."

April 28, 2022 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Heavy With Tradition, Old Settler's Music Festival Springs Eternal
We talk to Sierra Hull and spotlight favorites for next week’s campout
"...Hear Leigh's comforting tone and crisp stories align with Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, heroes-turned-peers since her..."

April 15, 2022 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Scenes From Day 6 of SXSW 2022
"...Tomar and the FCs at Ray Benson's Birthday Bash presented by HAAM..."

March 16, 2022 Photo Gallery

SXSW Film Goes Right to the Moon
Apollo 10 1/2, Sandra Bullock, and more join movie list
"...Director: Michelle Savill, Screenwriters: Michelle Savill, Eli Kent, Producers: Desray Armstrong, Angela Littlejohn When a broke and anxiety-ridden architecture..."

Feb. 2, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips & Beyond: November Events Roundup
It’s time for chili cook-offs, festivals, and all sorts of November fun
" TSU. Home to the archives of Lonesome Dove, Ray Benson, and many other Texas icons and historical figures,..."

Nov. 5, 2021 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Asleep at the Wheel to Bring Back Distinguished Alumni and a “Super Special Guest” for 50th Anniversary Concert
Tickets on sale now for Oct 15 celebration at the Moody Amphitheater
"...celebration back for one more circle around the sun. Ray Benson and company are now ready to blow out..."

Sept. 14, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Black Widow
What happened in Budapest no longer stays in Budapest as Marvel learns spycraft
"...Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Ray Winstone and William Hurt...."

July 9, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Ray Benson had big plans to celebrate his band's 50th..."

June 4, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Black Pumas Backline Lauren Cervantes and Angela Miller Maintain 20 Feet From Stardom – On Purpose
Respect and admiration remains the key to their success as co-frontwomen and backup singers
"...especially Miller, performed session work with other artists, including Ray Benson, Gordie Johnson, and Charlie Sexton. For Cervantes, however,..."

May 28, 2021 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Luck Reunion 2016 - 2019
"...Nikki Lane, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ray Benson, Jonathan Tyler at Luck Reunion..."

April 15, 2021 Photo Gallery

In a Global Crisis, Luck Presents Writes a New Concert Promotions Standard
With a little luck, Ellee Fletcher Durniak and Matt Bizer thrive at improvising impossible situations
"...Twitch, Facebook, and Instagram, the four-hour event hosted by Ray Benson starred Neil Young, Paul Simon, Lucinda Williams, Margo..."

April 16, 2021 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Top 10 Festival Films of 2020 You Haven't Seen Yet
The best of the fests from Austin and beyond
" Lapsis makes Dean Imperial the ultimate everyman as Ray, one of hundreds of low-paid workers out there unrolling..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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