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Director Jeff Fowler on the Enduring Success of Sonic the Hedgehog
How the blue hedgehog became more than just a spiky speedster
"...air. 15 years later, directing the blockbuster adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog, he set the whole world on reduced..."

May 20, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Sonic Highwayman Dave Grohl
Foo Fighters frontman documents ATX culture and tradition
"...Theater on the heels of a journey down Austin’s Sonic Highways. Dave Grohl called the Chronicle earlier this month..."

Nov. 20, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Dave Grohl Screens Sonic Highways at Studio 6A
Local episode of HBO series airs tonight
"...the most exciting evening, but Thursday’s sneak preview of Sonic Highways’ Austin edition was a blast...."

Nov. 7, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Sonic the Hedgehog
The Sega speedster finally arrives with all the nostalgic fun intact
"...might help explain why Paramount would choose to combine Sonic the Hedgehog and Jim Carrey, two faded Nineties institutions...."

Feb. 21, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Sonic Transmissions Festival III
"...curated by bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, the third annual Sonic Transmissions Festival encompasses everything from free jazz and improvisational..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Last September, Late Iron Age Sonic Architect Wade Allison Spoke About Composing a Crossover Metal Standard
Eighteen days after the death of Power Trip frontman we uncover an unseen interview with the late guitarist
"...Allison proved a major architect of Iron Age's distinctive sonic blast, composing a cornerstone blueprint for the last decade..."

Sept. 25, 2020 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Checking In: Bridge Farmers Sustain Sonic Possession
ATX power triangulation bides its time
"...that I am able to be a vessel for sonic possession and exploration. I would not have met the..."

June 15, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Deconstructing Sonic Borders
The 13th annual No Idea Festival explores everything from phenological sound art to avant jazz and microtonal composition
"...MOHA alongside Tim Barnes, a percussionist who's worked with Sonic Youth and the Silver Jews. The live electro-acoustic set..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Music Feature by Conor Walker

Sonic Pathos & Antipathy: Gregg Turner
Angry Samoan turned critic gives into his goofier side
"...“[Miller] has an amazing range of sonics,” gushes Turner. “He can strum incredibly beautiful harmonies, and..."

Jan. 8, 2013 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Noise Pop's Sonic 'Covers' Feast
Songs in the Key of Food
"...& again – but more subtle pairings of eclectic sonic goodness with what you're eating. Yeah, it does sound..."

April 2, 2012 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Breaking: Sonic Youth cancels ACL
The sacred tricksters axe its taping for Austin City Limits' 35th anniversary season.
"...Sonic Youth has canceled its Oct. 5 taping for Austin..."

Sept. 2, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

Sonic Boomers and Bizarros
Hole in the Wall's anniversary weekend reunites the Bizarros
"...Speaking of sonic boomers, the website of that name is the brainchild..."

June 11, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

1991: The Year Punk Broke
This snarling, loudly exultant record of the 1991 European tour by Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., and other bands, bursts with lunatic concert footage, inspired backstage antics, baffling contract riders, and self-deprecating humor from the groups.
"...Directed by: Dave Markey. Starring: Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Babes in Toyland, Gumball and..."

Dec. 4, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Punk Rock Patron of Austin Music Richard Lynn
Super Secret founder and Sonic Transmissions Festival underwriter expands operations
"...program Austin Cultural Exchange, and now funds this week's Sonic Transmissions Festival (see sidebar, at right). Music distribution and..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Levitation Q&A: Lee Ranaldo
Sonic Youth stringer’s set overlaps slightly with former bandmate
"...alternate guitar tunings forged an avant-garde rock standard in Sonic Youth. Since the band’s 2011 split, the Long Island..."

April 28, 2016 Music Post by Neph Basedow

Film Yr Idols
When Sonic Youth rocked Reno, seven high schoolers and their substitute teacher turned their cameras on
"...rock & roll documentaries to come out in years: Sonic Youth: Sleeping Nights Awake...."

June 20, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Reconnection Notice
Sonic Youthman Lee Ranaldo speaks.
"...Enough with the Sonic Youth youth jokes already...."

Aug. 2, 2002 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Starving and Art in Marfa, Texas
Sonic Youth plays Marfa, turns on the bright lights.
"...were really there to see the free musical guest, Sonic Youth, perform Saturday night. This convergence of “underground art”..."

Oct. 8, 2007 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

Desolation Center
Before corporate fests, Desolation Center blew the Mojave apart
"...of charge and front-loaded with anarchic artistic overload. Watching Sonic Youth blaze through their song “Death Valley 69” against..."

Sept. 20, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Amanda Shires’ Closet Craft
Texan fiddler adapts her process and updates her sound
"...The Lubbock fiddler’s flexibility launched her into a new sonic landscape on August’s To the Sunset, which she samples..."

June 28, 2018 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Girl in a Band: Kim Gordon
Q&A with Sonic Youth bassist about her new memoir
"...For 30 years, Kim Gordon played bass in Sonic Youth. All but three of them she spent married..."

Feb. 26, 2015 Music Post by Neph Basedow

ACL @ 40: Foo Fighters
Taping coincides with Austin episode of Sonic Highways
"...promote the local installment of Dave Grohl’s documentary series Sonic Highways...."

Nov. 3, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Jimi: All Is by My Side
John Ridley's take on Jimi Hendrix veers away the standard biopic.
"...design in which the whole bohemian scene is a sonic sensation in which snatches of music, conversations, and even..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Quiet Ones
The venerable Hammer Film studio gets into the found-footage horror genre.
"...Ones. They resound with the ear-shattering force of a sonic boom. But startling and scaring an audience are two..."

May 2, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Punk Singer
Kathleen Hanna, the ultra-charismatic co-founder of the third-wave feminist riot grrrl movement and full-on DIY icon is the subject of this documentary.
"...grrrls’ birth pains and ongoing legacy. Interview footage with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, Sleater Kinney's Carrie Brownstein, Joan Jett,..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Kicking Television
Nels Cline sings low
"...of 20 new guitar gods – has collaborated with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, was part of the Million Dollar..."

July 11, 2008 Music Post by Austin Powell

Young@Heart
Even though this documentary about a choral group of lovable octogenarians whose perform songs by Sonic Youth and the Talking Heads sounds gimmicky, it is really about something to which we can all relate: our own mortality.
"...group of lovable octogenarians whose repertoire includes songs by Sonic Youth and the Talking Heads? It sounds gimmicky, scary..."

April 18, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Reign Over Me
This Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle film is often disjointed and needlessly sentimental, though the film's whole often compensates for its sketchy parts.
"...whole film to echo the song’s expansive sentiments and sonic grandeur (though the song is performed in the film..."

March 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Devil and Daniel Johnston
The literal and figurative institutionalization of Austin music and art legend Daniel Johnston is analyzed from many angles in this perceptive film profile.
"...his team of visualists cocoon it within a bedeviling sonic and scenic backdrop. (Full disclosure: Included among the many..."

May 5, 2006 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

Demonlover
French mind-warper has a puzzle-box narrative and a soundtrack by Sonic Youth.
"...the only incoming French mind-warper with a soundtrack by Sonic Youth...."

Dec. 5, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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