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ACL Fest Interview: GoGo Penguin
UK acoustic trio mashes up electronica
"...Manchester, UK, trio GoGo Penguin blends the classical training of pianist Chris Illingworth and drummer Rob..."

Oct. 4, 2019 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Fantastic Fest Review: In the Tall Grass
Stephen King/Joe Hill story finds terror in the tiniest blades
"...good demonstration of how frights can be evoked from the most ordinary things...."

Sept. 28, 2019 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

San La Muerte Fest Imports Acts From Far and Wide
First-time visitors abound among some two-dozen imports
"...inaugural San La Muerte Fest, a three-night convergence under the post-punk umbrella, including cold wave, death rock, dark punk,..."

Sept. 26, 2019 Music Post by Greg Stitt

Fantastic Fest Review: The Other Lamb
Cult drama's inevitable twists may not convert you
"...If there was one cult in the world straight women would..."

Sept. 23, 2019 Screens Post by Jenny Nulf

Fantastic Fest Review: The Lodge
Family drama becomes an exercise in cruelty that may go to far
"...The essence of drama will always have a thread of..."

Sept. 22, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Scream, Queen! and the Legacy of the “Gay” Nightmare on Elm Street
Fantastic Fest's monster in the closet
"...After connecting with Patton online, Chimienti met Jensen – the two bonded over a Freddy Krueger tattoo, and with..."

Sept. 20, 2019 Screens Feature by Sarah Marloff

MondoCon-a-Go-Go
Alamo's collectibles and print celebration is back and big as ever
"...in those last few square inches on your wall, the last spaces on your shelves, and the remaining room..."

Sept. 13, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Rob Zombie Resurrects the Firefly Family for 3 From Hell
Here to do the devil's work: Director talks how being cool is no excuse
"...Filmmaker Rob Zombie first introduced the world to the murderous, cannibalistic, necrophiliac Firefly family in..."

Sept. 13, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Honors Japanese Film Master Takashi Miike
Third wave includes special tribute to the J-horror innovator
"...There aren't many true giants of cinema, but Japanese director..."

Sept. 11, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

"Sanctum" Explores Ancestral Memories in Our DNA
Alyssa Taylor Wendt and five other artists look at inherited memory in this group show at Big Medium
"...You have your mother's brown eyes, your father's strong chin. But do you..."

Sept. 6, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Into the Wolf’s Mouth with Orange Goblin Frontman Ben Ward
Singer puts Roky Erickson’s The Evil One on his all-time Top 10
"...Frequencies from Planet Ten (1997), Time Traveling Blues (1998), The Big Black (2000), Coup de Grace (2002) – blasted..."

Aug. 30, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Qmmunity: Generation Q?
Plus queer events for a long and wet weekend
"...By now you've obviously seen the new L Word trailer, which Showtime dropped Aug. 22...."

Aug. 30, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

aGLIFF Review: A Dog Barking at the Moon
Chinese-Spanish drama embraces its theatrical magic
"...In the first scenes of this film, there is a great..."

Aug. 26, 2019 Screens Post by Nick Yeager

Erica Nix's New Show Promises This Is Not a Cult
Get swept up in communal aspect of spiritual sweep-ups
"...Wellness is near impossible to describe unilaterally; that’s why the National Wellness Institute proclaims there to be six dimensions..."

Aug. 23, 2019 Qmmunity Post by James Scott

Qmmunity: Fangirling Over Austin’s Queer Film Fest
Plus make marriage with p1nkstar and Y2K, and Erica Nix promises no cults
"...There's lots to fangirl over during this year's All Genders,..."

Aug. 23, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

For Foodies Looking for Adventure, Local Hot Sauces Keep Getting Hotter
Do you yearn to burn? You have options.
"...michelada without a dash of hot sauce? Always delicious, these inseparable pairings croon an especially alluring siren song during..."

Aug. 23, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Devenyns

The Anton Yelchin We Thought We Knew
UT grad Garret Price gets to know the late actor in Love, Antosha
"...Yelchin died, it was like a shockwave went through the film industry. This wasn't the normal celebrity death, the..."

Aug. 21, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

It's Knives Out For Rian Johnson at Fantastic Fest
The Last Jedi director's latest to close fest
"...Michael Shannon, and Jamie Lee Curtis, plus Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, and you've got Knives..."

Aug. 20, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Faster Than Sound: Eimaral Sol’s Journey to RAS Day
Local neo-soul singer Eimaral Sol puts her spiritual spin on the all-women-led RAS Day lineup, City Council approves Red River improvements, Blakchyl leads her East Austin tour, and cult song funny man Dick Price passes
"...featuring rising rapper Leikeli47 and fest-organizing Austinites Riders Against the Storm, unites eight acts led by women of color..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

How a Collaboration Between Roky Erickson and Doug Sahm Became Part of the Blueprint for Punk Rock
Chapter one of the Austin Punk Chronicles concludes with two local legends setting the stage for a global music revolution
"...As Roky Erickson's live solo debut loomed at the grand opening of the Ritz on October 18, 1974..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

The Luv Doc: Problems That Don’t Actually Exist
Certain girls are really hot
"...and that she has had sex with girls in the past. I am a little bit weirded out by..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Something something family something. The unkillable franchise lumbers on.
"...There are 99 combined years between Jason Statham and Dwayne..."

Aug. 2, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Fantastic Fest Catches Taika Waititi's JoJo Rabbit
Thor: Ragnarok director's film to open 2019 celebration of the strange
"...The fifteenth annual Fantastic Fest – the Alamo Drafthouse's celebration..."

July 30, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Rose: Trouble in Paradise at ColdTowne Theatre
ColdTowne's improvised riff on The Bachelor captures the raw, trainwreck appeal of reality TV dating shows
"...2007, I was tricked into watching three seasons of the trash reality-dating competition Rock of Love, wherein 25 fame-hungry..."

July 26, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

How Crank: High Voltage Went Pure Grindhouse
Jason Statham cult classic offers maximum overdrive
"...least that antihero hit man Chev Chelios (played by then-C-lister Jason Statham) was last seen at the end of..."

July 26, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

As the Quesoff Approaches Co-Founder Adi Anand Talks Cheese
Home chefs & top chefs head to Mohawk for Austin's gooiest competition
"...obsessed with queso. From family potlucks to some of the fanciest menus in town, we’ll take queso in whatever..."

July 22, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

aGLIFF 2019 Announces Full Lineup, Including Trixie Mattel Documentary
Gay Chorus Deep South to open jampacked fest schedule
"...Break out your best red carpet attire! aGLIFF – the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival – has..."

July 17, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Crime Month: A Chron "Crime" Playlist
Hit after hit, for your next hit
"...Seeing as July is Crime Month at the Chronicle, it only seems appropriate that it comes with..."

July 16, 2019 Arts Post by M. Brianna Stallings

Midsommar Madness
The obsessions of Ari Aster illuminated in his folk horror hit
"...For Ari Aster, the devil is truly in the details. The filmmaker behind..."

July 12, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Midsommar
Ari Aster’s folk-horror excursion to Scandinavia never sees the forest for the trees
"...The defining sound of Ari Aster’s work is the keening..."

July 5, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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