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Playback: Jon Pettis Rising
One man's life touches so many others
"...a tight-knit neighborhood east of Cameron Road, full of slacker musicians without cars who barbecued daily, drank nightly, and..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: I'm in Love! What's That Song?
Weekend one ACL Fest wrap
"...Quesada and John Branch, and ending with indie rock slacker Mac DeMarco. In betwixt, New Orleans garage boogie upstart..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

ACL Live Shot: Beck
Take that, Outkast
"...opened with Odelay single “Devil’s Haircut” trailed by 1994 slacker anthem, “Loser,” a dancing crowd singing along to every..."

Oct. 4, 2014 Music Post by Neph Basedow

Flesh Lights
7 & 7 Is
"...released an irresistible 45 with just that line. Soulful slacker love song, "Happy Every Day" rides overdriven slide guitar..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Video Premiere: The Painted Redstarts
‘Curtains Wide’ evokes a classic ‘120 Minutes’ spot
"...“Mmkit” animation earlier this year. He also contributed to Slacker 2011, his segment featuring Graham’s father, veteran rocker Jon..."

Aug. 4, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Jump on 'The Band Wagon'
George Morris recommends that you see 'The Band Wagon'
"...a friend and teacher of Richard Linklater, who dedicated Slacker to his memory. George Morris died of AIDS in..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Three choreographers take Austin to the Scottish fest that's bigger than SXSW
"...old-guard Austinite whose work here dates back to the Slacker era. She was fringe when Austin itself was fringe..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Golden Girl
In 'Boyhood' and beyond, Austin native Zoe Graham acts naturally
"...Wants to Leave Country in Karen Skloss' segment of Slacker 2011, and at the age of 15 nabbed the..."

July 25, 2014 Screens Feature by Cindy Widner

With Boyhood, filmmaker Richard Linklater paints his masterpiece.
"...– even more so than the career landmarks of Slacker and the Before trilogy – that will earn Linklater..."

July 18, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Time of Their Lives
Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane reflect on the 12 years they spent making 'Boyhood'
"...Linklater first rose to fame with Slacker, the shoestring-budgeted debut that put both the director and..."

July 18, 2014 Screens Feature by Dan Solomon

Spanish Gold
"...Laredo street life. "Day Drinkin'" spills a front stoop slacker anthem, while "Movin' On" proves all the time Schwebel..."

July 11, 2014 Music Review by Thomas Fawcett

Jewels of the Tanjavur Tradition: Live Music and Dance of Southern India
This Austin Dance India program celebrated the continuum of classical dance from generation to generation
"...Seventies (and also known as the sidewalk psychic in Slacker), sitting alone in the audience. Her spine is no..."

June 27, 2014 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Giving up the Swan
Randall Stockton prepares to transfer his 12th street lounge
"...Stockton cites June 2013’s final performance from notorious slacker punks the Chumps, who packed the bar to the..."

June 14, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Dulcey and Roxy at City Hall
"...madcap energy – special credit to Gricelda Silva, whose slacker Dulcey turns ass-kicking militant and spends much of Act..."

May 9, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

ACL Fest’s Danceability Matrix
Sweaty dance pits to lawn-chair toe tappers
"...won’t be able to focus on your own moves. Slacker Mac DeMarco and Real Estate cap this quadrant with..."

April 24, 2014 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Playback: Taco Queen Upgrades
Maria Taco Xpress keeps up with South Lamar, Moistboyz debut Dean Ween in Austin, and SXSW footnotes
"...has been witness to South Lamar's evolution from a slacker strip to constant hard-hat zone of booming development and..."

March 28, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Beck Confirms for Austin City Limits’ 40th Season
‘Morning Phase’ slotted for the Moody on April 27
"...even Willie Nelson – was Beck. Not reinforcing those slacker tendencies is Austin City Limits, which announced his April..."

March 25, 2014 Music Post by Abby Johnston

SXSW Thursday Picks & Sleepers
S.H.I.T. – So Happy It's Thursday blurbs
"...this year on Fairfax leans back toward more melodic slacker tones, but no less punched with jagged aggression. Doug..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

Richard Linklater's Diamonds in the Rough
The legendary Austin filmmaker provides a guided tour through three years of a formative decade
"...that showcases it, on the map. By 1991, Linklater's Slacker came out, helping to bring eyes to Austin filmmaking..."

Jan. 24, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Christmas wishes for the local set
" pantry this month. Please be generous to the slacker musicians of Austin and all the people who do..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Friday Fun Fun Fun Fest Blurbs
FFF Friday by the blurb
"...last seen opening for Phoenix, Montreal's Mac DeMarco cuts slacker jams that sound like West African guitar-pop on a..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Music Feature

"...settle for the easy hook. The Buffalo trio produces slacker-lilted jams on command, yet across this third LP, they..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

The Way We Ate
'Historic Austin Restaurants': an excerpt
" this particular area are particularly poignant." The 1990's: Slackers and Techies and Rising Rents..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Food Feature

Playback: Priced Out?
Soon, Austin’s golden geese – musicians – will be priced out of the live music capital
"...ballet and orchestra will continue to exist, but the slacker culture won't if people don't actively save it. Austin..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Explosions in the Sky & David Wingo
"...signature sound. Instead, the soundtrack to David Gordon Green's slacker comedy works on a smaller scale, capturing fleeting moments..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Music Review by Austin Powell

Top 10 Pickathon Highlights
Celebrating 15 years of Portland, Oregon’s woodland festival
"...the middle of a field in the afternoon. His slacker power-pop epitomizes Saturday night rock – all cheap beer..."

Aug. 7, 2013 Music Post by Austin Powell

From the Vaults: 'Viewers Like Us'
It's always time to celebrate Austin's community television
"...with a double bill of Richard Linklater's 1991 film Slacker and the community remake Slacker 2011...."

Aug. 2, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

By the People, for the People
It started on a mountain, and now it's over the hill: channelAustin is turning 40
"...Linklater famously edited and converted his 1991 classic, Slacker, at the old ACTV station. He also used all..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Screens Feature

'Adventure Time' Returns to Mondo
This time, Jake and Finn bring some 'Regular Show' friends with them
" its wonderful weirdness by Regular Show, charting the slacker lives of two 23-year-olds barely holding down jobs as..."

June 10, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

"...collection – on cassette, no less – of shit-kicking slacker sonnets about East Austin l-i-v-i-n ("I Have No Idea..."

May 24, 2013 Music Review by Chase Hoffberger

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