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Lockhart Western Swing & BBQ Festival Kicks Off the Weekend
Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame centers event’s second year
"...When Al Dressen co-founded the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame in 1988, the seminal Texas..."

Sept. 27, 2019 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Western
"...manages to cover only about seven miles of road, Western is set in and around Brittany on the French..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Western Ghost House Record Release/Attendance Records Benefit Show
Ashley's pick for tonight.
"...live music. Satisfying those two cravings tonight will be Western Ghost House's album release show at 29th Street Ballroom,..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Events Post by Ashley Nicole Hardy

Faster Than Sound: Ryan Bingham Warms Up His Western Festival
Onetime local Americana star inaugurates his fest on a chilly day in Luckenbach
"...events. Fighting unseasonably chilly weather and harsh winds, the Western Music Festival was inaugurated Saturday, April 13, at the..."

April 19, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Birth of Western Swing, Death of Milton Brown
Chapter excerpt from the new book by ATX music historians Michael Corcoran and Tim Kerr spotlights the debt that the kings of country swing, Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, owed to Texan Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies
"...kept adding instruments and improvisation, came to be called Western swing...."

March 27, 2020 Music Feature by Michael Corcoran

The Mystic Western Game Jam Looks to the Stars
Local game collective Juegos Rancheros needs you to pick your favorite
"...The impetus for the most recent mass exploration of Western themes and motifs in the field of video games..."

July 5, 2016 Screens Post by Tucker Whatley

A White-Knuckle Western
Co-directors Duane Graves and Justin Meeks aim to Kill or Be Killed
"...Meeks were in the middle of filming their dark Western Kill or Be Killed...."

Feb. 26, 2016 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Western Vinyl
Beautiful Noise
"...Just ask Brian Sampson, sole owner and operator of Western Vinyl Records, who was audited April 2006...."

Oct. 19, 2007 Music Feature by Austin Powell

One in a Crowd: Far Western
New documentary wants to bring Japanese Country and Western home
"...Country music in Japan, in their new documentary Far Western...."

Sept. 12, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Western Zing
With all the right ingredients, has chef Robert McGrath found a trailblazing blend of the robust and bold? Virginia B. Wood finds out.
"...exciting to review them. The Roaring Fork, an American Western bistro developed by chef Robert McGrath, is a very..."

July 18, 2003 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Full Western Dress reviewed
"...The Derailers Full Western Dress (Sire) What goes around comes around. Back in..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Heavy Western
The Derailers
"...Saturday night at the Continental Club. Wall to wall. Western shirts and hats sliding past taffeta and lipstick, high..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Peacock Politics in Western Travis County
Handful of holdout ranchers expected to sell their family spreads in name of what some see as suburban sprawl
"...the next five years, most of the ranchland in western Travis County will disappear...."

Jan. 26, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Paradise is an Outlandish Tropical Western Band: Spliff Kazoo & His Fronds
Tiki quintet bring their “slow conga line” and excessive fog to Kinda Tropical on Thursdays
"...their Hawaiian shirts and white polyester pants, plays tropical Western music – think Marty Robbins' exotica phase – interspersed..."

Oct. 1, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Watch: Big Cedar Fever’s New Western Swing
Barnstorming Hill Country swing trio drops new EP and video
"...Fever has emerged as the hottest new thing in Western Swing. Georgia Parker, Ian Lee, and Nick Lochman are..."

June 18, 2019 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Aztlan Dance Company's The Enchilada Western: Texas Deep Fried
In the troupe's latest choreodramas, dancing desperados persisted and partied
"...heels, right where you are, and party. The Enchilada Western: Texas Deep FriedSanta Cruz Theater, 1805 E. Seventh Aug...."

Aug. 31, 2018 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Pop Goes the Western
Bob Boze Bell Gets Graphic About the Old West
"...if not out-right melodrama, in Bell's deft use of Western iconography. Take a look at Wyatt Earp, which begins..."

Oct. 11, 1996 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

The Road to 10-1: Western Additions
Add two more – Districts 8 and 10

June 24, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Stars Advance to Western Conference Finals
Jamie Benn takes Texas one step closer to the Calder Cup

May 14, 2010 Sports Feature by Mark Fagan

PUC Gathering the Western Wind
A new source for electricity is on the wind

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Going Up
A profile of Austin’s pre-eminent honky-tonkers, the Derailers
"...discuss the impending release of their Sire debut Full Western Dress and a few heroes of their own...."

Oct. 1, 1999 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

American Outlaws
"...Kathy Bates. “Bad is good again,” reads this tweener Western's marketing tagline. Nope, sorry gang, bad was never good,..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

With Ti West In a Valley of Violence
Director on PTSD, Westerns, and the world's greatest dog
"...The Western is a forgery. There are white hats and black..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Hi-Lo Country
"...instead straddles turf that might be better described as Western noir. Sexual tension and deceit overtake the cowboys-on-the-increasingly-mechanized-range elements,..."

Jan. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Unforgiven
Eastwood's multiple award-winning Western.
"...movie and a conscious addition to the ongoing celluloid Western mythology, the film is a masterpiece, a stunning and..."

Aug. 14, 1992 Movie Review by Louis Black

The Kid
The tale of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid gets a worthwhile if workmanlike retelling
"...Western legends live large – and long, which is why..."

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rango
Watch out, cartoon critters: There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is Rango.
"...in town, and his name is Rango. This animated Western feature continues the working relationship between The Pirates of..."

March 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wild Bill
"...the legend of Wild Bill Hickok in this new Western. Hill's speculations are hardly the problem here, however. Basic..."

Dec. 1, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Aiming for the Big Kill
Scott Martin on the inaccurate West in his new gunslinger flick
"...Forget the myth. Western gunslingers drawing a lightning fast bead, and plugging their..."

Oct. 18, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Bone Tomahawk
Hybrid Western/horror film starring Kurt Russell is a brutal delight
"...at the grizzled actor’s perfectly calibrated performance in this horror-Western. Bone Tomahawk is The Searchers mashed up with Wes..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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