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"...Austin since 1997. You know, that curious mix of redneckism/punk/Motörhead/ZZ Top. They're thoroughly Texan on their fifth full-length, down..."

April 19, 2019 Music Review by Tim Stegall

Hot Luck Fest Reveals 2019 Chef Lineup & First Wave of Music Acts
Buy that Whole Enchilada pass before they sell out
"...go back for more. The festival features the country’s top culinary talent in a series of culinary and live..."

March 4, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

I Want My All ATX: Austin Artists Revisit the 80s
"...Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" and the latter slinger cooking up ZZ Top-like guitar pyrotechnics on Robert Palmer's "Bad Case of..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Music Review by Alejandra Ramirez

99 Austin Acts at SXSW Music
Support the home team!
"...all the hair – facial and tonsorial – and fuzz of most bands saddled with that descriptor. The difference..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

Sue Foley Record Review
The Ice Queen (Stony Plain)
"...shifting gears with the dark bruise of "81." The ZZ Top frontman's vocal grit pairs perfectly against Foley's sharp..."

Feb. 23, 2018 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Hot Luck Announces Chef and Music Lineup
Tickets are on sale now for Aaron Franklin’s party of the year
"...concept, Loro – will also be showcasing his chops. Top Chef season 10 winner Kristen Kish has been added,..."

Feb. 21, 2018 Food Post by Jessi Cape

I, Tonya
Belated biopic redress for America's skating punchline
"...“Spirit in the Sky” because we’re also treated to ZZ Top’s “Sleeping Bag”). Robbie tears into the role with..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

If It Ain't Bruch, Don't Fix It
Just a drummer from Iowa? Just a culinary badass? Hold his beer.
"...try to play. I remember trying to play, like, ZZ Top’s “Under Pressure.” Trying to play consistent eighth notes..."

Dec. 21, 2017 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

"...the roost beginning with Fastball's leadoff home run on ZZ Top's "Tush," now a dirge ratcheting the high/low entwining..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Songs for the Deaf
Hearing aid concert streams debut in Austin
"...Brusco, a close friend and protégé of late, local ZZ Top manager Bill Ham, explains that Styx became interested..."

Aug. 22, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

“Thank You, Margaret Moser”
I’m glad you are a monkey woman, too
"...– which predictably snowballed into a 33-minute love-in featuring ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Ray Benson of Asleep at the..."

June 28, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback – Austin Record Convention: The Greatest Record Store on Earth
ARC of the covenant, good Reputations, and Blind Sight
"...early bird shopping on Friday. That morning, the Palmer buzzes with the energy of the stock market trading floor..."

May 5, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Record Store Day Unearths a Roky Erickson Rarity
Reanimating one of the great Austin tributes
"...of their line, "Only love matters." 1) "Reverberation (Doubt)," ZZ Top..."

April 21, 2017 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

100 Local SXSW Music Acts
A-Z list of 100 Austin acts showcasing at the Fest
"...louder and dirtier approach to the radio-ready sounds of ZZ Top and the Vaughan brothers. 2011's On the Hunt..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by The Music Staff

HOF Hopefuls
"...area musicians and scenemakers (in no particular order) as ZZ Top, Waylon Jennings, Junior Franklin, Uranium Savages, Bobby Earl..."

March 13, 2017 Postmarks

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...W. Bush has a picture of himself posing with ZZ Top. It is said to be one of his..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

All ATX Vol. 4
"...Can See the Light." The moment Grupo Fantasma boards ZZ Top's "Waitin' for the Bus" for the Eastside, a..."

Dec. 2, 2016 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Sold-out awards show shucks off TV tropes and triumphs
"...from soon the most enduring music show on television (Top of the Pops, ffpht), the PBS concert series currently..."

Oct. 13, 2016 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

2016 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
"...ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons inducted the late B.B. King..."

Oct. 13, 2016 Photo Gallery

Playback: 35 Years of Chronicle Music Covers
We wade through the roughly 300 issues stamped with the mug of a musician
"...ZZ Top (5/3/91)..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Being Alice Cooper
Detroit legend’s six degrees of separation from all rock
"...did pick to open for us all became megastars. ZZ Top, AC/DC, Guns n’ Roses, Blondie, Megadeth – all..."

Aug. 17, 2016 Music Post by Bryan Rolli

Playback – Omnibus: Destination Unknown
Vetting City Hall's recommendations to Mayor Adler's arts Omnibus and unveiling Sound on Sound Fest's Renaissance location and debut lineup
"...The most intriguing name on the poster wasn't a buzzy indie act or a reunited punk band, but rather..."

July 1, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Bill Ham Had My Back
ZZ Top’s onetime manager made rock & roll history
" launch a new band, one they were calling ZZ Top, which included Billy Gibbons on guitar and vocals...."

June 24, 2016 Music Post by Bill Bentley

SXSW Music: 2015/16 Austin Music Awards
Robert Plant crowns magnum opus roots pull
"...weird to the extreme. Local composer and post-punk Peter Stopschinski and the show’s first violinist Jenavieve Varga torqued groundbreaking..."

March 17, 2016 SXSW Post by Doug Freeman

Saturday SXSW Picks
"...she's won Grammys, and gave Stephen Sondheim his first Top 10 hit, "Send in the Clowns." Her most recent..."

March 18, 2016 Music Feature

Robert Plant Crowns Austin Music Awards
Fortune teller to unspool vintage Twine Time at local Grammys
"...with orchestral indie rockers Mother Falcon, and composer Peter Stopschinski with violinist Jenavieve Varga performing “Wheelchair Epidemic” by Austin’s..."

March 15, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Lust for Life
The 2015/16 Austin Music Awards' bedrock mania
"...Kidjo to Zap Mama, Asleep at the Wheel to ZZ Top...."

March 11, 2016 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Playback: The Austin Music Poll's 11th Hour
A final push to get out the vote in the Austin Music Poll
"...for a real popular vote: 59 categories determining the top bands, musicians, recordings, and businesses in our community. If..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Anthem of the Sun
Non-commercial frequency Sun Radio broadens its solar-powered Americana throughout Central Texas
"...Up on the second-story rooftop of Sun Radio, one looks east to the antenna..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Van Wilks
"...21st Century Blues opener "Strange Girl," fast broadside to ZZ Top's "Rough Boy." Then the Houston trio's bearded icon..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

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