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Kevin Curtin's Top 100 Austin Albums of 2020
Why stop at 10 when 10 times that still only scratches the surface of year-topping ATX releases?
"...and yet ... several hundred albums emerged from Austin artists in 2020. One of COVID-19's undisputed truths is that..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Checking In: Johnny Nicholas Moans in the Moonlight
Venerable Hill Country bluesman digs into Cherry Springs
"...music for the soul, as well as doing our part to help keep the economy afloat. [Hilltop Cafe] also..."

Oct. 28, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Checking In: Seela Side Hustles
“I’m known as the South Austin Bread Fairy”
"...My 50th birthday was supposed to be a backyard party. Jon was supposed to start a monthly residency with..."

Aug. 11, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re playing
"...The pairings with female artists offer the album's best material, matching the showrunner's weathered..."

July 17, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
Documentary tracks the evolution of the artist and activist
"...and her activism, she has molded herself into an artist whose infectiously catchy songs belie the seething anger of..."

Nov. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Levitation Review: Electric Wizard, Russian Circles, the Well
Doom for the ages
"...a DMZ, the band gave a primer in the art of doom metal, obscuring its drugs- and hate-obsessions with..."

April 28, 2018 Music Post by Michael Toland

Playback: Walter Tragert Rises Up Singin’
Musician with MS finds hope in a songbook, Margaret Moser passes, and last shots at Bull McCabe's
"..."It's a heartbreaking irony of life," admits Tragert. "I found that job..."

Sept. 1, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Kate Shindle Talks Fun Home
The former Miss America on why she loves starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical
"...by a mile. When you come out, that lunchtime starts to feel like your entire life. Since before you..."

Aug. 11, 2017 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

Playback: Hot Shivers
New Whiskey Shivers, Butthole Surfers, Casualties, murals, and takes on American literary classics
"...one twitchy dog – to all come swimming at Barton Springs after the show...."

July 21, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music Panel: Kesha
“I’m not going to let hate win”
"...the conversation strayed off-topic at times, it proved a heartfelt and down-to-earth hour. She posited celebrity as a byproduct..."

March 15, 2017 SXSW Post by Sarah Marloff

Can a Working Musician Find a Decent Job in This Town?
Musicians looking to subsidize their poverty-level passion already have one strike against them
"...When starting the local trio three years ago, I sank all..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Music Feature by Leslie Sisson

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
by Dominic Smith
"...What do they lay closest to the canvas and farthest from prying eyes? Then there is the slavish devotion..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
"...Where to begin? Well, let's start with some local flavor. In addition to the previously..."

Feb. 2, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

The Q&A Hole: What's the Use of Owning Original Artwork?
With Chris Cubas, Jill Schroeder, Shannon McCormick, and more.
"...Here's the latest of our weekly Q&A Hole series,..."

Feb. 2, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Road to Freedom
The Cost of Art III: How the Fusebox Festival liberated itself from charging admission
"...would you pay to see the world's best cutting-edge arts in performance – artists from New York and Los..."

July 25, 2014 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

ACL Interview: Parquet Courts
11:30am, Bud Light stage
"...ample-but-equal amounts of finger-popping familiarity and just-baked freshness. The quartet's second album ably conjures the canvas-slashing spirit of vintage..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Music Feature by Greg Beets

DIY, and So Can I
KLRU's 'Arts in Context' mirrors the the collaboration and can-do of the artists it profiles
"...converted former tortilla factory that's also home to local artisans like East Side Glass and Hops & Grain Brewery...."

Dec. 21, 2012 Screens Feature by Dan Solomon

Headlines
"...to do on the lengthy agenda, including several city charter amendments, a public hearing on the November bond package,..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature

After a Fashion
Your Style Avatar takes on Jean Paul Gaultier and wins
"...Sidewalk to the Catwalk" at the Dallas Museum of Art, and my head is still spinning from the divinity...."

Feb. 10, 2012 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Neighborhoods, Schools, and Budgets
Austin ISD's looming financial crisis is a statewide story
"...collapsed into a $27 billion hole – and AISD started bracing to absorb its share of the abyss. And..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

East Austin Studio Tour
The city's autumn marathon of art covers work by some 300 artists in 175 venues
"...Hope you've been training for Austin's annual autumn art marathon. With this year's East Austin Studio Tour, your..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Rent
A Broadway-quality staging of the popular rock musical with energy to spare
"...to produce a coherent whole. Steakley, Zach's longtime producing artistic director, has both the means and the wherewithal to..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

At the Drive-In
An East Austin art compound reviews the magic of outdoor screening
"...bright as they used to be, deep in this heart of Austin...."

Oct. 1, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Luv Doc Recommends: Band Together for Hope
Spider House Ballroom, Saturday, October 2, 2010
"...your love of humanity to deny the tin-can-rattling con artists at traffic lights, the cardboard-sign-carrying fauxmless dudes who work..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Column by The Luv Doc

Joystick Junkies Unite
Pixelated panels and tourneys with no save point in sight
"...spend 40 hours shooting impeccably rendered aliens to be part of the club. Now is your chance to spend..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

The Yes Men Fix the World
These anti-corporate pranksters strike again.
"...a previous documentary. This new film is an excellent starting point for anyone curious about just how craven our..."

Feb. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tim Miller Has a 'Lay of the Land'
Miller performs his new work at the Vortex, Jan. 29-30.
"...consciousness of the United States. Known for monologue-ish performance art pieces, Miller is always fresh, engaging, and politically savvy...."

Jan. 26, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

Feed an Artist, Nourish the World
Austin School of Film underground and avant-garde shorts
"...their way into being. It is, in short, the art of filmmaking in its purest and most virginal form,..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Forgotten Radical
Thornton's plays are Wilder than you might remember
"...George Gibbs and Emily Webb may play a prominent part in the story. But as for the rest, well,..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Department of Angels
A bureaucratic heaven, as envisioned by a couple of charming clowns, is sweet
"...Department of Angels..."

July 3, 2009 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

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