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Too Dumb to Die
A profile of Austin's longest-running musical parody, the Uranium Savages.
"...Yet after 25 years of music and mayhem, the Uranium Savages have eked out a seemingly permanent place in..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The Right Snuff
Savage survivor and Sex Pistols witness Artly Snuff isn't just another face in Austin's eccentric crowd
"...hashish. Snuff shared a house with bandmates from the Uranium Savages that was known as the Corn Palace and..."

July 8, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Don't look to the past, don't repeat other's mistakes, and don't read the Chronicle's movie reviews.
"...Re: "Too Dumb to Die," [Dec. 10] about the Uranium Savages. I'd like to respond...."

Jan. 21, 2000 Column

A Man, A Can, A Plan
SPAMARAMA™ Founder Dave Arnsberger
"...Dave Arnsberger talking. As an original yuckmeister of the Uranium Savages and founding father of SPAMARAMA™, he has much..."

March 31, 2000 Food Feature by Margaret Moser

The 'N' Word
Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?
"...Jolly Garogers, meet the Uranium Savages. Their long haul in Austin has lasted 30..."

May 21, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

After a Fashion
Oh, Stephen! Always a bridesmaid, never a bride! Fret not, honey, your day will come!
"...AND MAYHEM Tuesday night, Dec. 16, 8-10pm, the legendary Uranium Savages invite you to come early and stay late..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

The dog-running controversy continues … and chalk another one up for Ventura.
"...the barrel of a four-foot penis at last week's Uranium Savages performance --"..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Column

Groover's Paradise
Those were the days …
" Kerry Awn's posters proclaimed. Austin traditions like the Uranium Savagesí Spamarama, and the George Majewski Lookalike Contest began..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Dancing About Architecture
A flood of weather (and music) following SXSW
" plenty of music from the likes of the Uranium Savages, Asylum Street Spankers, and Flaco Jimenez, who'll no..."

March 30, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

The Geranium Cabbages
Accompanying piece to the Uranium Savages, in which author Margaret Moser founds her own parody band, the Geranium Cabbages.
"...Truth be known, the Savages have a rather tenuous relationship with women. Some of..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Playback: Gone Unsane
Unsane bassist just left Austin for Italy, while SXSW eschews Sonicbids to bring their submissions process in-house
"...Charlize Theron wore a Uranium Savages T-shirt on the Bravo network's Watch What Happens..."

July 28, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

'Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs' Premieres April 1
No joke
"...many more Austin mainstays and original tunes from the Uranium Savages...."

March 24, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Uranium Savages
"...Scourges of the long-gone Soap Creek Saloon, Austin's Uranium Savages come roaring back to life after a 30-year..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Music Review by Tim Stegall

Culture Flash!
Deadline for the Texas State Auditions, Armadillo artist Danny Garrett gets his own day, proposals for the Mueller public art project are presented, and Ann Adams' 'Big Chiller Blues' gets hot press
"...Juke, Bill Narum, and Micael Priest. At 5:30pm, the Uranium Savages play, and at 7:09pm, Guy Forsyth takes the..."

July 7, 2006 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2005
The Austin Critics Table has named six inductees for the 2005 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame
"...Kerry Awn, comedian, artist, musician (Uranium Savages, Esther's Follies, Funniest Person in Austin, Armadillo World..."

April 15, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

After a Fashion
From whose necks are local faves Anthony Nak dripping this week – or Fashion Week for that matter? Does it matter? Sure. So much bold type, so little time!
"...The time-honored Eddy Awards are given by the fabulous Uranium Savages – the hysterically funny and deeply disturbed satire..."

April 9, 2004 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

With great SPAM™ comes big changes, great and not great, in this week's "Food-o-File."
"...Professional and Open divisions, the SPAM™ JAM with the Uranium Savages, the Austin Lounge Lizards, and others, and the..."

March 21, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Music to Chortle By
Whenever Steve Saugey and Lyova Rosanoff are at the keyboards, musical shenanigans are the natural order, especially when these two pianist-parodists are spoofing classical music through one of their Forbidden Classics programs.
"...particular brand of nonsense: flutist David Perkoff from the Uranium Savages, conductor William Dick from Austin Youth Orchestras, and..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

India Ink
Making posters for Soap Creek
"...lot of soul. Soap Creek gave my band the Uranium Savages a place to play, and because of that,..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Music Feature by Kerry Awn

The Starbucks Showdown continues; and readers voice their opinions on last week's Best of Austin issue.
"...As a founding member of the aging and greying Uranium Savages band, I was happy to be named as..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Column

Esther's All-Stars
"...hitter, Pinch hitter Seasons With Esther's: 20 Other Clubs: Uranium Savages League Honors: Austin's Favorite Comic (1902-99)..."

July 30, 1999 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

This Austin-made companion piece to the event blends truth and fiction in a quasi-documentary that purports to explain how SPAMARAMA all began.
"...also rehabbing Spam's déclassé culinary image. His accomplice, David (Uranium Savages lead singer Arnsberger), is motivated by concurrent desires..."

April 4, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Nuff Said, Wear Red
What do rockabilly cult figure Johnny Legend, women's health care advocate Marcia Ball, and hit-and-run victim Slim Richey have in common? This weekend.
" town for it, and her dancing with the Uranium Savages at Soap Creek landed her and the Savages..."

March 30, 2012 Music Column by Margaret Moser

After a Fashion
Well Riverside and Congress is finally all clear. So now Stephen can go out and be fabulous at all these incredible Valentine's and early springtime happenin's!
"...chair massages, and chocolates… Nothing says romance like the Uranium Savages Valentine's Eve Ball, held Mon., Feb. 13, 8:30-10:30pm..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

After a Fashion
"...KEEPING AUSTIN WEIRD For 27 years, the Uranium Savages have ruled Austin with their own peculiar brand..."

April 18, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Austintatious Art
"...Room, as well as being longtime vocalist for the Uranium Savages...."

Nov. 22, 2002 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Arts & Entertainment
"...Best Proof Drugs Don't Kill YouThe Uranium Savages..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

Dancing About Architecture
They Blowed Up Real Good!
"...Another set of loud, frightening creatures, the Uranium Savages, are holding their Eddy Awards this Friday as..."

March 28, 1997 Music Column

Bill Leissner: I Shot the Eighties
Event to fund photographer's book showing the decade in Austin
"...Joe "King" to Gov. Ann, Stubbs to Blaze, the Uranium Savages to the cast of In the West. To..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Playback: And the Armadillos Went Wild
Threadgill’s World Headquarters goes the way of its predecessor, the Armadillo World Headquarters, plus Black Fret offers more than just money
"...Town Point, with Julie Nolan opening night one and Uranium Savages night two. Tickets, $18, are available at"

Dec. 7, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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