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A Gift Guide for the Austin Music Fan in Your Life
Try a Nineties Austin oral history, Willie birthday LP, or BLK ODYSSY ashtray
"...all contemporary scenesters interested in learning more about the slacker generation. – C.A. by Greg Beets and Richard WhymarkUniversity..."

Dec. 8, 2023 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

Meanwhile Brewing’s Free Birthday Bash and More Crucial Concerts This Week
From Jonathan Richman at the Continental to Saweetie at AFROTECH
"...on "Sweet Young Thing Ain't Sweet No More" and slacker sing-alongs like "Touch Me I'm Sick," the 1988 collection..."

Nov. 3, 2023 Music Column by Raoul Hernandez

Watch This: Paige Plaisance Swampy-Tonks Her Blues Away on “Good Time Girl”
The new video features a slew of Austin creatives at Sam’s Town Point
"...captures that energy perfectly, proving that the vintage Austin slacker spirit hasn’t gone out of style. Directed by Dan..."

Sept. 6, 2023 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Dazed & Confused Celebrates 30th Anniversary With AFS and the Round Rock Express
The Austin classic gets its own bobblehead night and screening
"...proved there was more to him than the rough-hewn Slacker...."

July 10, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Best Things We Saw at Oblivion Access 2023: Earth, BEAK>, GEL, and More
Highlights from year two of the underground Austin music festival
"...Beginning with Richard Linklater’s 1990 debut Slacker, which Busch described formatively discovering as an adolescent, the..."

June 19, 2023 Music Post by Wayne Lim

The Restaurants of 626 Lamar Reflect a Changing Austin
From Toddle House No. 2 and G/M Steakhouse to Counter Cafe and Garbo's, what's old is new again
"...cultural zeitgeist in Richard Linklater's pioneering 1990 indie film Slacker, in a scene that not only featured Vayas, but..."

May 19, 2023 Food Feature by Rod Machen

Sex, Lies, and Katie Folger
The Austin artist on her new show, Getting in Bed With the Pizza Man
"...and comedy scene, which has often leaned to grungier, slacker-esque, male-driven work...."

May 11, 2023 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Daniel Johnston Book Release Celebrated in NYC
Special signing tonight of new photobook
"...by producer and Shimmy-Disc founder Kramer, filmmaker Richard Linklater (Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Boyhood), and Chronicle and SXSW cofounder..."

April 20, 2023 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Mandy Mercier, Force of Nature in the Austin Singer-Songwriter Scene, Died on Her 74th Birthday
Fiddler/guitarist played with Lucinda Williams and Blaze Foley
"..."managing" his talented girlfriends and held tenaciously to the slacker work ethic. Williams and Woodward moved to L.A. in..."

March 31, 2023 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Unofficial Parties & Free Shows to See During South by Southwest
The Chronicle’s recommended concerts for the coming week
"...Bummer Year harbingered anything but for the quartet, their slacker charm and chiming guitars earning them Best Rock honors..."

March 10, 2023 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Never’s Post-Punk Introduction and Five More Songs From Austin Artists
New music picks from Malik Baptiste, Felt Out, and more
"...synths with the singer's aloof delivery, as if king slacker Stephen Malkmus found himself fronting contemporary post-punks Automatic. "Don't..."

March 3, 2023 Music Column by Carys Anderson

Love and Cinema: Janet and John Pierson
Texas Film Awards honorees and indie cinema's fairy godparents Janet and John Pierson look back on 40 years at the movies
"...hands-on with pivotal films of the era: Working Girls, Slacker, The Thin Blue Line, Clerks, Go Fish, and Michael..."

March 3, 2023 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Seven Essential ACL Fest 2022 Recommendations
Heavyweight hand-picks from the Chronicle Music team
"...coiled surf-rock frenzy. New single "Eggshells" likewise licks stripped-down slacker ennui, an undercutting anxiety boiling just below the surface. –..."

Oct. 7, 2022 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Fantastic Fest Review: Something in the Dirt
Cerebral horror's greatest duo circle through cosmic conspiracies
"...buttoned-up repression, but Levi seems like a harmless beach-bummy slacker, but there's always an explanation or excuse for every..."

Sept. 29, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Chronicle Editorial Staffers Name Their Essential Dishes
We've all got our favorites
"...pile of beans, vegan cheese, and rice of the Slacker's Banquet; or the vegan-style eggs Benedict, the Renedict, which..."

Sept. 23, 2022 Food Feature by Chronicle staff

Five Austin Filming Locations to Make You Feel Like a Star
Get your cameras out for the most memorable Austin movie moments
"...part of Austin movie history. The Greyhound Station in Slacker..."

Aug. 17, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

What We're Listening to This Week
Otis Wilkins, Fuck Money, Cash Grab, Jake Lloyd, and more notable sounds
"...video truly captures the delicious glow of Austin's late-summer slacker vibe. Wilkins plays his best Lebowski as he croons..."

Aug. 12, 2022 Music Column by Doug Freeman

Filmmaker and Film-Educator Paul Stekler Says Goodbye to UT
As he delivers his final class, the former head of UT-Austin's Department of Radio-Television-Film gives a commencement speech looking back on a career without a plan
"...vibrant film community that would build on Rick Linklater's Slacker and Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi, along with an equally..."

May 6, 2022 Screens Feature by Paul Stekler

Panic Fest 2022: Rondo and Bob
Austin-made history of an Austin original, and his obsession
"...a depiction of an era in Austin - of pre-slacker slackers Burns and future Leatherface Gunnar Hansen and their..."

May 1, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Richard Linklater's Memories of the Moon in Apollo 10½
The filmmaker's childhood in space race-era Houston recalled through Austin-made animation
"...for his ambitious and often experimental live-action films like Slacker and Boyhood, but he's also pushed boundaries as an..."

March 25, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Animated Childhood of Milo Coy in Apollo 10½
The young Austin actor takes one giant leap in Richard Linklater's tale of the space race
"...Richard Linklater movie. The director behind classics such as Slacker and School of Rock is finally back with a..."

March 25, 2022 Screens Feature by Jenny Nulf

SXSW Film Review: Pirates
Teens navigate the UK garage scene in this turn-of-the-century tale
"...Graffiti, the hangout was 1962 San Modesto, California. In Slacker, it was 1989 Austin. And in Reggie Yates’ kinetic..."

March 12, 2022 SXSW Post by Joe Gross

SXSW Film Goes Right to the Moon
Apollo 10 1/2, Sandra Bullock, and more join movie list
"...Zak White, Producer: Steven J. Wolfe Ben, and his slacker friend, Tanner play a prank on their high school..."

Feb. 2, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Sound Unseen is Blowing Up Your Stream
The hybrid music and movie fest unifies the ATX and the Twin Cities
"...to as "Grunge", laid the foundation for the entire "Slacker" culture of Generation X. (Texas premiere, available from Nov...."

Nov. 10, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

West Anderson Becomes Wes Anderson
City renames street for the filmmaking UT alum
"...of Second Street named after him, but where's our Slacker Avenue? Troublemaker Street? Candler Cul-de-Sac? Bob Byington Boulevard?..."

Nov. 9, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Watch This: The Lonesome Heroes Vamp Out in “Cloak and Dagger”
Local Americana Trippers Go Full “Thriller” in Halloween Treat
"...production, premiering below, plays out like “Thriller” crossed with “Slacker.”..."

Oct. 29, 2021 Music Post by Doug Freeman

ACL Fest Artist Spotlight: The Backseat Lovers
Utah rock foursome spill suburban frustration seasoned with surf tones
"...slowly, Josh Harmon's vocals spilling languidly with a disaffected slacker air before inevitably breaking like Cage the Elephant. It's..."

Oct. 1, 2021 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

This Job Will Change Your Life
Former staff reflect on the zigs and zags of life post-Chronicle
"...private eye of Hammett and Chandler, living in the Slacker-era Austin of the Eighties, thumping out a living playing..."

Sept. 3, 2021 Features Feature by Jesse Sublett

You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory
Departing Chronicle Music Editor Raoul Hernandez passes the reigns [sic] to Kevin Curtin with 10 anecdotes from 27 years.
"...parental warning stickers on CDs into the server. Art-hippie Slacker haze swirling around me, a Jeopardy!-esque point of film..."

July 23, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

New Di$count $inema Series Revs Up at Blue Starlite
Jon Moritsugu heads to Terminal USA
"...to gay skinhead porn, and Katsumi, a drug-dealing punk rocker/artist/slacker. Shot in 16mm Panavision on a single set decorated..."

July 23, 2021 Screens Feature by Tim Stegall

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