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Sun Ra Commander Marshall Allen
Intergalactic RAS Day headliners tap universal vibrations
"...his alto saxophone. The Kentucky native joined the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra in 1958 and has been steering the..."

Aug. 24, 2016 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Sun Ra’s Cosmic Jazz Epic Space Is the Place Touches Down
"...the Place, the late, esoteric, and polarizing jazz legend Sun Ra elucidates new possibilities to a set of disbelieving..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism
A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism
"...composer, bandleader, activist, and Saturnian Herman "Sonny" Blount, aka Sun Ra (1914-1993). In so doing, Paul Youngquist, English professor..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Sun Ra & His Arkestra
"...Sun Ra & His ArkestraGreatest Hits: Easy Listening for Intergalactic..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Music Review by Kate X Messer

Mothership Connection
Space is place for the hip-hop race
"...Sun Ra didn't hold ties to the Nation of Islam...."

July 25, 2008 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Live Shots
"...measure to the Old Settler's Music Festival, April 10 photograph by John Carrico JEFF BECK..."

April 16, 1999 Music Feature

The Innovators
Part 2 of "Jazz," by Harvey Pekar
"...Frankly, that sounds like a cop-out that Burns came up..."

June 15, 2001 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Space Is the Place Soundtrack
"...Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar ArkestraSoundtrack to the Film..."

July 25, 2008 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Should you have a bad feeling about this stand-alone Star Wars?
"...question that has kept Star Wars fans arguing for literally decades. Finally, there is a definitive, Lucasfilm-sanctioned answer, courtesy..."

May 25, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Music Preview: Holodeck Records Rescores Egyptian Creation Myth at AFS Cinema
Synth whisperers soundtrack Ra: Path of the Sun God
"...Records, homegrown label associated with Netflix’ 2016 hit sci-fi drama Stranger Things, are working on their second SXSW re-score..."

March 11, 2019 Music Post by Christina Garcia

CineMarfa Announces 2015 Lineup
Sci-fi in an out-of-this-world setting
"...There’s a nifty space theme running throughout this year’s programming...."

March 25, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Different Dimensions
Drums and Tuba
"...the hearty soup is a symbol of Southern Louisiana's cultural mélange, Drums and Tuba's musical parts interact with each..."

May 30, 1997 Music Feature by David Lynch

Playback: DaveTV's Cable Access Comeback
DaveTV returns to cable access!
"...friend to late-night channel-surfers and ally to underground bands, honorable Dave Prewitt occupied the humble domain of local cable..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Public Notice
Our weekly calendar of activist and volunteer events and fundraisers.
"...Least Somewhat About the Benjamins ... So you can rap your pants off. So your jazz licks earn you..."

March 3, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Reissues
"...wasn't until 1954 that the first recording of its soundtrack was available. Its appearance even then was something of..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Music Feature

Zappa
Two hours with the original Mother of Invention isn't enough
"...Frank Zappa hates this film...."

Nov. 27, 2020 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

SXSW Music: Golden Dawn Arkestra
Sun Ra’s second coming and a psych-soul surprise
"...they were swept into the cosmos. The bizarro space caravan known as Golden Dawn Arkestra has now ballooned to..."

March 16, 2016 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

SXSW 2013 Film Reviews: 'Brothers Hypnotic'
A look at the family dynamics and musical exuberance of Chicago's Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
"...When a film successfully footnotes heavy-hitters like Prince, Sun Ra, Earth, Wind & Fire, Mos Def, and Damon..."

March 15, 2013 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Your Name Here
Big Boys guitarist Tim Kerr put Austin punk on the map, then spent the next quarter century painting on it
"...A small chunk of Raul's restroom lives in Tim Kerr's closet. Across the faded..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Music Feature by Austin Powell

The Urban Experience
Dâm-Funk's intergalactic jam
"...15 sets in four days – to talk about extraterrestrials, his favorite feline, and bullshit genres like chillwave...."

March 16, 2010 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Deep Blues
"...joints where the music is being played in its natural habitats, passed on between generations and shared with audiences..."

Nov. 6, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

ATX
"...Black Angels (Fri., 12:15am, Reverberation Stage) Neo-psych torchbearers and APF hosts, led by unassuming..."

May 2, 2014 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Box Sets
Herbie Hancock
"...a neoclassical period, as evidenced by this year's conceptually sprawling tribute to Gershwin on Verve. Even if Hancock lacks..."

Dec. 11, 1998 Music Feature

Only the Beginning
Wednesday Night SXSW "Sleepers"
"...Wednesday's "Sleepers," then, are indeed only the beginning. - Raoul Hernandez..."

March 13, 1998 Music Feature

Gay Place
Sun Ra dancer and vocalist signs her book and does a reading
"...mean joy, or it can mean stress. Let that rainbow love flow, cuz who knows what our chosen fam/..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

Gritty, Groovy, & Gettin' It
What reissues are buried in the bottom of your closet?
"...Willie Clarke. There, beneath a stack of old mixtapes, ranging from radio broadcasts to overdubbed copies of James Brown..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Yo La Tengo
"...Yo La TengoSummer Sun (Matador) Up until last year, Yo La Tengo was..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Music Reviews
"...can probably get a job teaching English in a parallel universe, where all our rules of grammar apply but..."

Sept. 6, 1996 Music Feature

Go South of the Border With These 15 Latinx Acts
"...Eme AlfonsoWed. 13, Radio Day Stage @ Austin Convention Center, noon; Fri. 15,..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Golden Dawn Arkestra
"...The wild melange of Afrobeat, P-Funk, and Sun Ra cosmic jazz proffered by the Golden Dawn Arkestra..."

June 1, 2018 Music Review by Michael Toland

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