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Young, Loud, and Cheap
The Skunks were a band. A loud one.
"...Maybe you were actually there to see the Skunks at Raul's. Maybe you weren't hitting the local clubs..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

Jingle Bell Rock and Blues
Two legendary Austin bands reunite for the holidaze.
"...Many of my good times I had with the Skunks, gathering tonight at the Continental Club for their annual..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Wednesday Rewind
The Skunks at The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology release party
"...specialists at Austin Music Weekly, here’s proof that the Skunks rank among the finest regional punk bands anytime the..."

April 13, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

SXSW Music Review: The Klitz
Memphis punk pioneers endure
"...As the Violators and Skunks helped invent Austin punk in 1978, the Klitz did..."

March 14, 2019 SXSW Post by Tim Stegall

Out of the Shadows
photograph by Todd V. Wolfson
"...say there were few outfits more significant than the Skunks, Graham's first notable Austin band; Lou Ann Barton's first..."

July 25, 1997 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Revolution Rock
At the crossroads of the Clash and the great state of Austin, Texas.
"...Jeff erroneously included the name of my band, the Skunks. The following week he wrote a retraction:..."

Jan. 17, 2003 Music Feature

Margaret Moser Tribute: Jesse Sublett
When the Queen calls, you come
"...say, "We've got a new punk band called the Skunks. We're playing Raul's in two weeks." Next Friday, Margaret..."

June 30, 2017 Music Feature by Jesse Sublett

Our readers talk back.
"...really enjoyed Ken [Lieck]'s story about my band the Skunks ["Young, Loud, and Cheap," Dec. 8]. I thought it..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Column

Dancing About Architecture
Ritalin Kids sign a record deal; Steve Wertheimer gets wet all over.
"...of which might be a CD reissue of the Skunks' self-titled album (not the one with the purple cover)..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Ex-Punk Author, DIY or Die Forever
Test-driving the newest iBooks Author app (bumps ahead)
"...Texas Coffee Traders. Plus, they get songs by the Skunks and a live video of us playing "Earthquake Shake"..."

March 2, 2012 Screens Feature by Jesse Sublett

Off the Record
A personal introduction to 'The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology'
"...general manager of Austin City Limits, among others. The Skunks..."

March 4, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Urban Coyotes: Meet the neighbors
Keeping coyotes at bay without messing with the ecosystem
"...and before the "R" word sets off another panic, skunks and bats are greater rabies threats than coyotes.) Coyotes..."

May 2, 2008 News Feature by Melissa Gaskill

Willie Graham
Live shots
"...No opening, no welcome, no “We’re the Skunks.” Just rip-roaring riffs opening “All Tied Up” as onetime..."

July 1, 2005 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Sheet Music
"...the amplified rush of performance. As leader of the Skunks, Sublett became an instrumental figure in the burgeoning late-Seventies..."

May 28, 2004 Music Feature by Greg Beets

'Never the Same Again'
Jesse Sublett's 'Rock 'n' Roll Gothic': an excerpt
"..."I used to have a band called the Skunks," I said. "Maybe that's it."..."

May 7, 2004 Books Feature

Songwriters and Spirit Chasers
Resentments Jon Dee Graham and Stephen Bruton go mano a mano about their new albums.
"...from South Texas, it was for music. First, the Skunks, then the True Believers. Did you come in as..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Lust for Life
Ahhh … the good old daze
"...vivid images of its audience. New Wave darlings the Skunks played our wedding reception at Soap Creek...."

Aug. 11, 2000 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Margaret Moser Tribute: Jon Dee Graham
A champion of Austin music – and Austin music writers
" Raul's for sure, and it was at a Skunks show, so it must have been late 1978. I..."

June 30, 2017 Music Feature by William Harries Graham

Austin Punk Pioneer Steve Marsh Climbs the Star Ladder
Ex-Terminal Mind vocalist explores outré galaxies in Evil Triplet
"...populated other seminal Austin DIY concerns, such as the Skunks. That followed Greg's stint in the Big Boys. Marsh..."

Feb. 10, 2017 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Flush Twice
Revisiting ‘Never the Same Again” in the Chemo Lounge
" befits his continued status as leader of the Skunks. The Skunks and the Violators (with Sublett, Carla Olsen,..."

May 30, 2013 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Margaret Moser's Birthday Bash
May 12, 2013. 46 photos.
"...The Skunks’ Jesse Sublett..."

May 13, 2013 Photo Gallery

One Big Guitar
The return of the True Believers
"...from San Francisco, Jon Dee Graham's punk trio the Skunks ruled locally, and drummer Rey Washam cut his teeth..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Off the Record
Austin Music Poll winners are just going to have to wait until the Austin Music Awards, plus a closer look at SXSW's international acts
"...March 9, and features Raul's original heavy rollers the Skunks, modern grit-blues purveyors the Crack Pipes, and Austin's incomparable..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Film News
The martini shot
"...of his rock career at the helm of the Skunks, the murder of his girlfriend, and his battle against..."

July 31, 2009 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

"...Diane Lane as Corinne "Third Degree" Burns of the Skunks (yes, Austin had bands named the Skunks and the..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Music Review by Margaret Moser

An Angel-Free Angeles
Detective novelist Michael Connelly trolls L.A.'s seedy underbelly again in The Brass Verdict
"...Bosch to Austin would be a reunion of the Skunks...."

Oct. 3, 2008 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
Martin Lawrence is remarkably subdued in this story about a successful professional who returns home to rural Georgia and discovers that his family still makes him feel like a petulant teenager.
"...potential of dogs having sex, people getting sprayed by skunks, and men getting beaten up by overweight women. In..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

This Town
The Go-Go's Kathy Valentine takes the Zilker Park train back to her Austin upbringing
"...Sublett and Munoz traded in Jellyroll's glam for the Skunks' punk. All-girl, the Violators gleamed in Runaways black leather,..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Get Me Back to Austin
Five reasons to the celebrate the 2003-04 Austin Music Awards
"...& Randy Franklin; Terri Lord of the Jitters; forever Skunks Jesse Sublett & Jon Dee Graham; and the Grand..."

March 12, 2004 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Holiday in San Antonio
The birth of Austin's punk scene: the Sex Pistols at Randy's Rodeo in San Antonio, 25 years ago this week.
"...I, with drummer Billy Blackmon, had just formed the Skunks. We were primed for the Pistols...."

Jan. 10, 2003 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

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