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Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
"...the Blackheart, West Sixth honky-tonk the Rattle Inn, and Red River two-stager Sidewinder, which got hosed by fire marshals,..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Agent of Change Returns
New hope and typical bureaucracy precede Council vote on sound dispute resolution
"...hinged it on a new entertainment license music owners considered punitive...."

Oct. 19, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Cheer Up Charlies Booker Trish Connelly’s Thoughtful Curation
Community outpours support for booker’s multiple sclerosis treatment, city opens first for-profit venue assistance program, and Las Cruxes’ storefront shutters
"...of its second annual DreamGaze event last weekend, chatters admired the pastel-haired industry figure. "None of this would be..."

March 29, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Austin Food & Wine Alliance Announces Grant Winners
Culinary innovation and community projects rewarded with $20,000
"...first Texas apple orchard using organic practices, support a program raising heritage breed hogs and an initiative to provide..."

Jan. 7, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The Problem With K2, Downtown Austin’s Most Dangerous Drug
APD cannot depend on big busts alone to solve the problem
" 2016 to account for chemical developments, manufacturers had figured out a way to consistently produce new strains, staying..."

March 16, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Mayor’s Omnibus Resolution: Actualization Is Hard
Moving into Phase II
"...Dan Redman sees something different. As he tours the 25,000-sq.-ft. maze..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Naked City
"...responsible for the largest casualty rate his troops have suffered in decades." – Paul Burka on, calling for..."

Nov. 17, 2006 News Feature

Todd Phelps: 'Creativity and Common Sense'
"...a half, from coming to a vote for a pilot program. What they did this week [Council meeting May..."

May 30, 2014 News Feature

City Council: Bad Apples
Council wades through the Red River Cultural District
"...the protracted ongoing argument over the overnight bike trails pilot. That one's back again today, Oct. 24 (Item 61),..."

Oct. 25, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Grow Your Own!
Urban farms, impact fees, special events, and more
"...should or should not put a fork in the pilot program allowing overnight use on certain bike trails. Because..."

Oct. 18, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Off the Record
Throwing the first stone for the Chronicle Music Poll
"...concept behind Song Island could be a reality TV pilot: Songwriters from around the world come together on Denmark's..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Naked City
"...traveling 65 mph. The other project is an 8-foot shared-use path on Del Curto and Lightsey roads near South..."

Feb. 29, 2008 News Feature

Playback: The First Hit’s Free (Week)
Free Week, free rides, and freeing your mind!
"...The truth is, I'd fractured my ankle playing basketball five days prior, but instead..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Dancing About Architecture
Another festival weekend, this time jazz; plus Mars Music not going under, and Bill Hicks -- still dead, more CDs.
"...picked by Country Music Television to tape a one-hour pilot variety program about Texas music. The tentative title is..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
" the House Democratic Caucus. Brady, in fact, is credited with identifying many of the technical errors that served..."

June 3, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Council Wrap: State of the City
Austin maintains its relative sanity
"...the action has been off the dais. Saturday evening featured Mayor Steve Adler's third annual "State of the City"..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Municipal Death Match!
With five council seats open, mayor and Place 1 look like the headliners
" once again: the 2009 City Council elections. And compared to bouts past – in 2003 and 2006, when..."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Playback: CodeNEXT and the Austin Music Scene
How might the update of Austin’s land development code affect the musical landscape?
" stories, yard signs, and informal public debate have ensured that even the most politically ignorant citizen now understands..."

June 8, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Shorter Hours Could Be Coming for Venues During SXSW
Another clubs ordinance change drops right before the Festival
"...While City Council approved a pilot program testing out later music curfews for Red River's..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Council: What’ll We Do Without Zim?
First 2017 meeting hints new alignments
"...10pm, no extension motion necessary. Beyond that, in (slightly) altered composition, the members are feeling their way to new..."

Jan. 31, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Austin City Limits’ Hall of Fame Fireworks
Willie Nelson & SRV among the inaugural inductees
"...Saturday night, Austin City Limits went old school. The program, celebrating 40 years on TV, returned to KLRU’s Studio..."

April 28, 2014 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Jeff Trigger, and 2003 council candidate Margot Clarke. Hats rumored to be staying on heads: Planning Commission Chair Chris..."

Nov. 12, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Playback: Shakey Graves’ Active Dream Life
“I figured it was important to rebreak the mold sooner than later”
"...wanted it to be malleable. With this record, I figured it was important to rebreak the mold sooner than..."

May 4, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Council Roundup: Late Nights, Longer Meetings
Now let’s find a way to get out of meetings earlier
"...the devil hiding in the land-use details. Proposed amendments appeared to be accumulating...."

Jan. 27, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Where the Beards Are
Meet the Austin Facial Hair Club, reality TV's unlikeliest new stars
"...premieres Aug. 5, follows the familiar tenets of reality programming –the skillfully crafted story arcs, dramatic tension that builds..."

Aug. 5, 2011 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Off the Record
Crew54 hits the streets and documents the ATX hip-hop underground, Austin's all-American Idol contestant, and Ohn dials in a new music platform
"...[on the site] the next week. We always give credit where it's due." The Search for a Superstar..."

May 8, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Dancing About Architecture
Sandy and Bob are almost done in, while Kirsty MacColl isn't so lucky, and Pops Staples goes onto his great reward. Dopey the Goat, meanwhile, becomes cabrito.
"...right wing. At deadline, it's unclear why the plane's pilot, who like Bullock, Schneider, and the one other crew..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Ending the Water War
What if enviros and the city partnered on water conservation?
"...also has stacks of applications for its free toilet program, rebates on toilets and washing machines and rain barrels,..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...the host of Houston's much acclaimed Damage Control radio program on KPFT. With festivities opened by Austin's MC Fatal,..."

March 19, 2004 Music Feature

SXSW Film Announces 2015 Lineup
Circling the Thunderdome
" this year: The feature narrative and documentary competition programs, traditionally featuring eight films apiece, have been expanded to..."

Feb. 3, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

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