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SXSW Interviews
The Decemberists, Echo & the Bunnymen, and Dan Auerbach
"...Memphis, if only to dig through the bins at Shangri-La Records, before heading south to the Mississippi Delta, where..."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature

Interacting at Interactive
A social experiment in schmoozing goes a little too well
" inability to schmooze at a networking party at Shangri-La on the Eastside. My initial plan was to ask..."

Feb. 23, 2009 SXSW Post by James Renovitch

Blood on the Tracks
The ballad of Griff Luneburg and Cactus Cafe
"...Leslie West. Beyond the history, Luneburg has created a Shangri-la for both musicians and audiences alike...."

Feb. 6, 2009 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Princes of Punk
New Kinks “Picture Book”
"...simian relative, “King Kong,” and pastoral proclivities such as “Shangri-La.”..."

Jan. 9, 2009 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Pretenders
"...The PretendersBreak Up the Concrete (Shangri-La)..."

Nov. 21, 2008 Music Review

Lykke Li
SXSW showcase reviews
"...Dancing like a Shangri-La and singing like a dove, quirky Stockholm indie-popper Lykke..."

March 14, 2008 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

Mary Weiss
"...Weiss' tough demeanor, defiant expression, and fraught-with-emotion vocals on Shangri-La hits "Leader of the Pack," "Sophisticated Boom Boom," and..."

March 16, 2007 Music Review by Margaret Moser

After a Fashion: Saturday
Our Sytle Avatar's Style Avatar, one Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las rocked his little world
"...Sound also backed up Mary Weiss, who, dressed in Shangri-La redux fashion, sang songs from her new album Dangerous..."

March 16, 2007 Features Feature by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Local Round-Up: Novus Annus Edition
News bits for the new year
"...'offbeat news' dispatch from the AP details the Airstream Shangri-La that is Pecan Grove RV park. (For those keeping..."

Jan. 3, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Page Two: Seasons Change, and So Do We
Our sports blog commences, 'SXSW Presents' continues, and Priest unmasks the past
"...Horizon (based, of course, on James Hilton's novel) leaving Shangri-La after having long lived there...."

Oct. 6, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Aretha Franklin & King Curtis
"...unreleased, meaning all three performances at San Francisco's musical Shangri-La, March 5, 6, 7, 1971, are here in all..."

May 27, 2005 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Gathering Up the Wanderers
The Austin International Poetry Festival
"...Vietnam and the award-winning poetry collection Breakfast at the Shangri-La. The festival's 14 headliners will be reading all together..."

April 16, 2004 Books Feature by Abe Louise Young

Frontier Television
The Territory 2003 season schedule
"...a futuristic world where games are outlawed. Feb. 26"The Shangri-la Cafe" D: Lily Mariye. (California, 2000, 19 min.) Three..."

Dec. 27, 2002 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Spotlights: Clinic
Clinic goes for the creepy-crawlies.
"...references. "It's so wide and varied, going from doo-wop, Shangri-Las -- girl group stuff -- to the Velvet Underground,..."

March 15, 2002 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Short Cuts
To auteur or not to auteur, a fabulous gay movie awards ceremony, kraut-rock!, and now boarding for Lonesome Dove.
"...Airport" reads the press release. Can the redeye to Shangri-La be far behind? ABIA's coyly worded note actually refers..."

June 29, 2001 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Head Out on the Highway
Reinvent the Wheel on One of These Cool Texas Road Trips
"...Since no one's in a hurry to leave this Shangri-la, the journey takes about 30 minutes. Make sure you..."

May 11, 2001 Features Feature by Karla Zimmerman

SXSW Film Reviews
Melissa Shachat's vibrantly colored documentary looks at Gibtown, the refuge of longtime carnival and circus workers when they aren't on the road.
"...workaday world, where imagination can thrive: Never-Never Land, Avalon, Shangri-La. Now, add Gibsonton, Florida, to the list. Thanks to..."

March 16, 2001 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

The Great Escape
Chain Gangs! Cast Aways! Kung Fu! Chocolate! ... It's Time for the Holiday Film Previews
" Kooning), and others as Pollock re-creates the bohemian Shangri-La that was post-war Greenwich Village. (Feb. TBA)..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Gung Ho
Q&A with punk priestess Patti Smith.
"...I think I must have seen the movie about Shangri-La when I was a child. Ancient civilizations and ancient..."

March 31, 2000 Music Feature by Jody Denberg

The Least of These
UT professor Horace Newcomb reflects on the segregation South on the release of his friend and colleague Paul Stekler's documentary George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire.

March 10, 2000 Features Feature by Horace Newcomb

Naked City
The City Council considers architects for its new City Hall.
" who have had occasion to visit our civic Shangri-La have noticed, the new City Hall did not get..."

March 10, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Coffeetable Books
Dream On
"...Los Angeles), and decided he'd found a sort of Shangri-La. In 1949, the city kicked everyone out of Chávez..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Life A.D.
Former Austin Sun writer Bill Bentley says a prayer for Doug Sahm
"...on the hill above Soap Creek. It felt like Shangri-La. After talking for a whole afternoon, Doug offered to..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

Los Zafiros
"...seemingly gentle offer to lead you to the Captain's Shangri-la. Fret not, however. This is no case for Beefheartian..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Music Feature

Treasure Buried Again
"...who helped put Austin on MTV but who's leaving Shangri-La on the Colorado for the City of Angels. Tuesday,..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Memphis Goons
"...Teenage BBQ (Shangri-La)..."

March 28, 1997 Music Feature

The Pleasure Seekers
Patti Quatro and her sisters started a revolution
"...female musicians, including other sister acts, à la the Shangri-Las. Yet the Pleasure Seekers were neither the Shangri-Las with..."

July 29, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Wednesday SXSW Picks
"...Sixties girl groups, and Seventies punk rock blend the Shangri-Las, 13th Floor Elevators, Jimmy Clanton, Dusty Springfield, and the..."

March 18, 2016 Music Feature

After a Fashion
Is our Stephen turning over some new leaves before the new year? What was more horrifying? Karaoke or ear-candling?
" with songs by Abba, Diana Ross, and the Shangri-Las before I broke down and consented to sing lead..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

99 Austin Acts at SXSW Music
Support the home team!
"...Roger Manning, the trio's eponymous 2016 debut crackles with Shangri-Las-meets-Supremes pop pathos. – Greg Beets Gina Chavez..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

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