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The Man Who Would Be Swing
A new play gives Ray Benson the chance finally to chat with the King, Bob Wills
"...will tell you that Texas was a republic well before it was a state, and the independent, hearty spirit..."

March 4, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

The Girl Who Met Robert Johnson
Shirley Ratisseau wrote a song with Robert Johnson
"...Memory and history. Both have a way of being skewed by, and into, context, especially when delivered orally...."

Aug. 3, 2012 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Bonnaroo (From the Pit)
"...My trip to Bonnaroo began back in early December when I got an email..."

June 19, 2008 Music Post by Gary Miller

B.B. King Saved My Life
He played blues so we can find a way through ours
"...They called him “King of the Blues” for the past..."

May 15, 2015 Music Post by Bill Bentley

Turn the Other Cheek
Q&A with guitar virtuoso Kaki King
"...Kaki King, 29, from Atlanta, Georgia, and now Brooklyn, is one..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Lone Ranger
The legend of Jerry Lynn Williams
"...And that you'd be happy instead of sad..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

Across the Great Divide
Hacienda's Abraham Villanueva keys in on the Band
"...It begins, like all great tales, having already begun. The fade-in..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Assassination of Jesse James may be the world’s first epic of misguided hero worship.
"...and Nick Cave. At two hours and 40 minutes, The Assassination of Jesse James may be the world’s first..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Mob House Rules
Trail of Dead introduces their new epic release to the world
"...About 12 hours before the most famous Texan in America begins his second..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Spoon's Hot Thoughts Remodels the Locals' Art-Funk
Britt Daniel and Jim Eno talk about the rise of R&B in the band's sound
"...urgently. "We told people we're on at this time. They may not get to see us!"..."

June 2, 2017 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Swingle All the Way!
Stritch, Caruso deliver hit holiday cabaret from Birdland
"...If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to celebrate Christmas at Birdland, you can..."

Dec. 20, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Office Space Star David Herman Is the Real Michael Bolton
"Why should I change? He’s the one who sucks!"
"...First released in 1999, Office Space remains one of the most relatable and hilarious comedies of all time. Mike..."

March 1, 2019 Screens Feature by Britt Hayes

Hanging Out With the Dream King
Mathias Svalina delivers slivers from the oneiroi to your front door
"...“Here’s how the project works,” says Mathias SvaIina, a man who recently..."

March 1, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

King Crimson Kills
Approaching a half-century of progress
"...an ex-employees Crimson Projekct, Austin hadn’t hosted a proper King Crimson performance in 22 years. On Thursday night, in..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Music Post by Michael Toland

King Tears
A decade after the ValuJet crash claimed Walter Hyatt's life, his posthumous archive celebrates his tender abilities once again
"...On the afternoon of May 11, 1996, Walter Hyatt boarded a..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Buried Alive in the Blues
The night Austin's Godfather of the blues granted Ed Ward a favor he'll never forget
"...The chubby guy with the unkempt, slightly greasy hair fixed..."

May 26, 2006 Music Feature by Ed Ward

Chairman of the Board
Antone's Blue Monday boss Derek O'Brien keeps the music alive and blue
"...Austin music history: Guitarist Johnny Copeland lived here in the early Seventies. The Louisiana native spent formative years of..."

April 25, 2014 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The Last Laugh
Guy Forsyth signs off on God's Favorite Band
"...In honor of the Asylum Street Spankers' Farewell Tour of Austin, kicking off..."

April 21, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

The More You Learn About God, the Further Away from Him You Move
mewithoutYou frontman Aaron Weiss likes a good question, but finds some answers easier than others
"...Aaron Weiss is a man of God. Not because the mewithoutYou frontman sings about Judeo-Christian matters throughout the..."

June 15, 2009 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Ballad of El Molino
Unearthing one of the great "lost" albums of Texas rock & roll history
"...In Texas, it's damn near impossible to start a band so unscrewed that even hardcore fans shake their heads..."

Oct. 11, 2002 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

The Scene Is Gone But Not Forgotten
The Evolution of Austin's White Blues
"...used to go to Antone's every weekend but all the good bands are gone."..."

Aug. 9, 1996 Music Feature

King Crimson’s Tony Levin
Veteran bass virtuoso stays progressive
"...Reigning over Bass Concert Hall next Thursday, Oct. 19, King Crimson remains one of the few bands tagged “progressive..."

Oct. 12, 2017 Music Post by Michael Toland

Out of the Mouths of Children
The return of the Butthole Surfers – don't call it a reunion!
"..."I wish we'd taken a vow of silence," bemoans drummer King Coffey at the watercooler inside Beerland. "I..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Paying the Cost To Be the Boss
Q&A with the "King of the Blues"
"...You try interviewing the "King of the Blues." Robert Johnson may embody the..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Graceful Dead
Almost 50 years of Jerry Garcia worship comes full circle
"...When word of the Grateful Dead began oozing out of San Francisco in..."

June 30, 2015 Music Post by Bill Bentley

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
The sometime Austinite tours the U.S. for the first time since 1969
"..."I am the God of Hellfire and I bring you … F..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Giving up the Swan
Randall Stockton prepares to transfer his 12th street lounge
"...The Legendary White Swan is in hospice. Local entrepreneur Randall..."

June 14, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Cult of Neutral Milk Hotel
Suddenly, there they were, first show of a sold-out Moody stand
"...At the bright age of 17, I took my first paycheck..."

Feb. 18, 2014 Music Post by Luke Winkie

For the Good Times
The Life and Times of Texas country crooner, Ray Price.
"...Before he took the stage of Central Missouri State University's..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Music Feature by David Cantwell

Moon-Shaped Panties & the Saint of White Trash
The Late Lucinda Williams
"...The morning starts normally for Lucinda. Well, maybe not normal,..."

Oct. 23, 1998 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

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