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Playback: Red River Optimist John Wickham
Red River poker king John Wickham remains optimistic, Nazis stab concertgoers at Trailer Space, and Fun Fun Fun Fest gets its acre at Auditorium Shores
"...entities merge. Such holdings might make Wickham a Red River kingpin, but he's merely a businessman investing everything –..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Best Tattoo Shop
True Blue Tattoo
"...Known for its friendly Texas style, True Blue Tattoo has the tats on lockdown, reppin' our city on..."

Oct. 14, 2011 Best of Austin Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...As the city-county spat over the finances (and future management) of the..."

Aug. 13, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Body as Canvas, Readying for Life in a Kill Zone
AFS Documentary Tour presents Tattooed Under Fire
"...In Tattooed Under Fire, a young soldier shows off his deeply..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Short Cuts
The Austin film community appears ready to rumble as the Austin Film Office (under the aegis of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau) files suit against the Austin Film Commission, whose name and mission statement the AFO thinks is too close for comfort.
"...against the recently formed Austin Film Commission (headed by River City Tattoo and Exotic Piercing owner Roxanne Wheelis) has..."

May 3, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

What's In a Name?
Would the real Austin Film Commission please stand up?
"...Aleksander's Same Day Framing Gallery and Roxanne Wheless of River City Tattoo and Exotic Piercing -- who assumed the..."

Jan. 25, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Short Cuts
Austin Film Commission no more
"...Film Commission (part of the Governor's Office) and the city-based Austin Film Office, has been issued an injunction against..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Get Your Say on Palmer
"...songstress Pam Hart, consistently regarded as one of the city's finest vocalists; Robert Skiles, accomplished local musician, playing solo..."

June 11, 1999 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Local Artist Thomas Hooper Tattoos Bulleit Bourbon
Austin is one of four cities tasked with creating a limited collection
"...It’s fitting, then, that Bulleit Bourbon should pick our city to be one of only four markets to have..."

Sept. 7, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Harmonic Distortion
Malekko Heavy Industry's guitar pedals of mass distortion
"...Just north of the Austin city limits, in a nondescript warehouse, Josh Holley and Dwayne..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

SXSW Records
Jeff Beck
"..."Heart Like Yours," you can almost see Steve Earle's tattoos. Actually, if King could decide between the raucous rockers..."

March 12, 1999 Music Feature

Thanks, Canada
Blood-soaked nights on the road to punk rock with the Krum Bums
" tonight, because we owe $500 to Cvok at River City Automotive, $300 to Nolan at Tire Man, and..."

July 11, 2008 Music Feature by David Rodriguez

They're History
The Blue Genie boys -- those whimsical artists responsible for the armadillo-festooned entrance to Threadgill's World Headquarters, the guitar gal atop Fran's Hamburgers, and other mini-landmarks around Austin -- have been fun for the people who see them and fun for the people who made them. Making giant panels for the new Texas State History Museum, though, was a bit more than just that.
"...before, even if you're a recent transplant to the River City. The armadillo-festooned entrance to Threadgill's World Headquarters on..."

April 27, 2001 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

10 Not-To-Miss Oktoberfest Events in Central Texas
We know you’ve been waiting to bust out the dirndl and lederhosen!
"...Austin/Germany connection is deeply embedded in much of our city’s food culture. Where would we be without our kolaches,..."

Sept. 25, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Two-Wheeled Texas
Bikers' best bets on the highways and byways
"...280-4732. Knot in the Loop Saloon The Willow City Loop is arguably the most lovely drive in this..."

June 13, 2008 Features Feature by Angela Armstrong

Waiting for Christmas
"...a state park and I lived near the Missouri River. I had a real Huck Finn sort of childhood."..."

March 5, 1999 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Big Dogs, Young Rebels, and Aging Giants
The Austin promoters who bring the music come in all shapes and sizes
"...the promoter's fault when – as with the Austin City Limits Music Festival last year – the rain comes..."

Oct. 8, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Johnette Napolitano, No Holds Barred
Author, DIY adopter, tattooist, ghost buster, you name it
"...then had to do the same in the next city. And we really burned on that last one. It..."

May 23, 2014 Music Post by Nina Hernandez

Playback: 2013 – That's a Wrap
Twelve months of boom recapped
"...year that everything in Austin has become unnecessary. The city doesn't need another food trailer, 5K race, tattoo shop,..."

Dec. 27, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Who Owns Sixth Street
Is Austin's Sixth Street Entertainment District undergoing an identity crisis? -- and who are the designated shrinks?
"...lights and heavy techno-synthesized beats. There are college-aged panhandlers, tattooed and pierced, wearing sagging jeans and old T-shirts, sitting..."

May 4, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Top 10 Austin Breweries
Power ranking the local leaders in craft beer
"...that we can make for the value of our city...."

June 23, 2017 Food Feature by Eric Puga

Gay Place
Halloqueers and Dia de las Lezbos, just another wild weekend in the gAyTX
"...Goth it. Thu., Oct. 31, 9pm. Elysium, 705 Red River. $5."

Nov. 1, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

Come Out and Play
Has Austin – or anywhere else – ever seen anything like Cinemania weekend?
"...their joint Memorial Day weekend festival outdoors at Two Rivers Canyon. Emo's promises to reschedule the bands for their..."

May 28, 2004 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Our Murals, Ourselves
"...included an apprenticeship with the great Mexican muralist Diego Rivera and a mural commissioned by the city of New..."

Sept. 4, 1998 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

All Times Through Paradise
Introducing Austin's patron saint of musicians, Saint Cecilia
" of them. Everywhere you look, another cerebral cortex tattoo. Head spinning in civilization's storehouse of original psychedelia, an..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

99 Austin Acts at SXSW Music
Support the home team!
"...truncated moniker in 2016 for Get Out of the City. The shift allowed the decadelong Austin scene veteran to..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

Day Trips & Beyond: July Events Roundup
Activities to help you stay cool as summer heats up
"...175 masterpieces by Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, and many others. It is a unique..."

July 6, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

SXSW begins giving up her secrets.
" SXSW Film premiere doc Take Me to the River. Those shows require a free "guest pass," available at..."

Feb. 21, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Off the Record
The Parlor family serves pizza by the slice at the Monarch, Zeale gets down with Grooveline Horns, and crunching numbers for South by Southwest
"...issued an immaculately packaged new EP, Trouble in the City of Water. "It's such a huge building that it..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Spring Training
Seasonal snapshots of the council candidates
"...the infield, and collect DWIs. Here at home, the City Hall home team is opening up spots on the..."

March 21, 2008 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

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