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Trumpet Colossus Kenny Dorham Towers Alongside the Jazz Gods
The Austin musician stands alone in showing up Miles Davis in his autobiography
"...begins by reminiscing about the sounds of the "big Southwest" during its author's youth in Post Oak, an unincorporated..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Playback: Armadillo Tales
A review of the best book on Austin’s 1970s music scene since The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock
"...Following a post-South by Southwest road trip to perform at a secret music fest..."

April 7, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

100 Local SXSW Music Acts
A-Z list of 100 Austin acts showcasing at the Fest
"...on 2014's IX. Fresh off headlining Keely's Golden Street Festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday's showcase features original guitarist..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Paging Mr. Herman
Paul Reubens' hard work results in Pee-wee's Big Holiday
"...with Judd Apatow that premieres at the South by Southwest Film Festival before airing on Netflix starting March 18...."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Greener Pastures
David Gordon Green reflects on a full career before his induction into the Texas Film Hall of Fame
"...microindie George Washington. A few years ago, a film festival in North Carolina gathered together Green and his cast..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

How Sweetlamb It Is
The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival's founder returns to power
"...he's the producer of the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival that's turning Austin into a citywide nightclub of laughs..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

All Over Creation: A Brief History of Laugh Riots in Austin
As April overflows with comedy festivals, an overview of Austin's celebrations of funny
"...invasion of narrative-based improv troupes for the Improvised Play Festival at the Hideout Theatre. Then the last week of..."

April 13, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Ice Storm Song
Email exchange with ‘The Ice Storm’ author/musician Rick Moody
"...faithful adaptation of his second novel. A South by Southwest Music panel was already in the works given that..."

Feb. 28, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Culture Club
Aaron Mace's Church of the Friendly Ghost rattles the fringes of creative and musical expressionism
"...which unclassifiable ideas volley and where experimental, outsider, and improvisational music freely hyphenate. As one of the only consistent..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

T.J. & Dave: Masters of the All Made Up
One of improv's leading duos is on Film at SXSW and live at Spider House
"...as they're known professionally, are the gold standard for improvisation: keenly skilled, expert practitioners of that demanding art form..."

March 13, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Bee's Knees
Andrew Bujalski's uncommon process
"...Beeswax, which world-premiered last month at the Berlinale film festival and features no fewer than six local directors in..."

March 13, 2009 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Spontaneous Convergence
Chris Cogburn's No Idea Festival risks improvisation
"...during the 1960s, when jazz suddenly became "free," but improvisation goes back hundreds of years and has never had..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Something Out of Nothing
Joe Swanberg, anti-director, on Hannah Takes the Stairs
"...early 30s, who first meet up at South by Southwest and discover affinities in one another's work, make a..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

All About Guitars
"...up this year at Seven Percent Solution's South by Southwest after-hours party at Movements Gallery. Not that this attention..."

April 16, 1999 Music Feature by Kim Mellen

Jesus Gonna Be Here
Johnny Toxic
"...Stubb's Wednesday night, the first night of South by Southwest. Toxic was part of the nothing-if-not-novel "Porn to Rock"..."

March 26, 1999 Music Feature

The Stink Is All Over
The BS Improv & Sketch Comedy Fest Takes Over Austin
"...of the Big Stinkin' International Improv & Sketch Comedy Festival, the third version of which begins this Monday, April..."

April 17, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Whatever Now
A Report on Heather Woodbury on the Verge of Fame
"...Austin, recording her 10-hour "performance novel" for the Meltdown Festival, an event in London this summer being curated by..."

April 25, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

Sxsw
"...are over 700 bands playing this year's South by Southwest conference? You are only one person, with two legs,..."

March 14, 1997 Music Feature

Live Shots
"...set definition. It's an all-encompassing style defined mostly by improvisation and pure soul. And in that definition, not only..."

Oct. 25, 1996 Music Feature

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