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True Blues
Alan Govenar's blues tome doesn't need to correct blues mythos. Blues is myth and vice versa.
"...more prone to tooting its own horn than Texas blues, and with good reason. Alan Govenar's new book, Texas..."

Dec. 5, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Juke Joint Blues
Blues Boy Hubbard strolls down Eastside Austin's Chitlin' Circuit memory lane
"...the parking garage into his East Oltorf apartment, Henry "Blues Boy" Hubbard looks me over and warns, "If you..."

July 13, 2007 Music Feature by Jonny Meyers

Blues Brothers 2000
"...a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, John Landis' The Blues Brothers remains one of my favorite screwball comedies. Both..."

Feb. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Deep Blues
"...Mugge. Starring: Robert Palmer and Dave A. Stewart. Deep Blues is a project that puts the word “document” back..."

Nov. 6, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

ACL Interview: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Your basic sweaty rock & roll revival
"...been a long time since we heard the primal blues-punk of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Why? For one,..."

Oct. 2, 2013 Music Post by Tim Stegall

This April, Antone’s Brings Blues (and More) Back to Waterloo Park
Austin Blues Festival invites Los Lobos, Adrian Quesada, and more
"...Clifford Antone, eponymous owner of the famed Downtown blues club and a patron saint of Austin live music,..."

Feb. 10, 2023 Music Feature by Genevieve Wood

Genghis Blues
"...Tuva; and one big, black, blind guy playing the blues: Some people and events are just waiting for a..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Varsity Blues
"...are the company's two most prominent predecessors of Varsity Blues). You'd think with all the video directors the network..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Blues on the Green Returns with Gary Clark Jr.’s All-Star Revue
Four free summer shows kick off next Tuesday
"...two-year absence from Zilker Park, iconic free concert series Blues on the Green returns...."

July 19, 2021 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Blues Broads
Angela Strehli brings her Blues Broads to Threadgill's
"...The collective experience of the Blues Broads will howl like the wind when Annie Sampson,..."

June 4, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Blues Boy Hubbard Passes at 85
Guitarist and bandleader elemental to Eastside music history
"...Henry “Blues Boy” Hubbard, a one-man institution of Austin blues whose..."

Nov. 25, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Dorian Blues
Dorian Blues has wit, humor, good performances, and clever technique, which catapult the film into the front ranks of coming-out movies.
"...or not, suggests a predetermined inclination toward overwriting.) Dorian Blues is several cuts above the average coming-out movie, a..."

Nov. 18, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wild Man Blues
"...spotlights Allen's musicianship rather than his filmmaking, Wild Man Blues is not really a concert documentary. Yes, we see..."

June 5, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Schultze Gets the Blues
The life of a retired German miner and accordion player is spurred toward change by the sound of zydeco music.
"...Fred Müller and Anne V. Angelle. Schultze Gets the Blues is a sweet German movie by a first-time filmmaker,..."

March 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Undercover Blues
"...pop I chose to wash down my popcorn. Undercover Blues's pairing of Turner and Quaid as Jane and Jeff..."

Sept. 17, 1993 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Blues on the Green Pivots Successfully to All-Black Blues on the Screen
Curator Jackie Venson proves the legitimacy of the makeover
"...Summer concert series Blues on the Green, which draws tens of thousands of..."

July 9, 2020 Music Post by Derek Udensi

DVD Watch: 'Hill Street Blues'
An aural history of the cop show that changed TV
"...January 15, 1981, a cop drama called Hill Street Blues aired to low ratings on NBC. When it finally..."

April 29, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Family Style: Kathy Murray's Blues
From the dance floor to the stage
"...In the mid Seventies, about the time Austin’s blues scene began to whip up, I hit the clubs..."

Dec. 3, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

ACL Review: Songhoy Blues
Defiant Malians inspire dance party
"...They Will Have to Kill Us First, Mali’s Songhoy Blues fled its home in Timbuktu to avoid prosecution under..."

Oct. 16, 2017 Music Post by Michael Toland

Sweet Blues: A Film About Michael Bloomfield
Director Bob Sarles’ backstory on the box set DVD doc
"...After watching Sweet Blues: A Film About Michael Bloomfield from the new box..."

July 3, 2014 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Peking Opera Blues
Deception and betrayal in culture and politics take center stage in this splendid narrative that shifts between farce and violence, suspense and emotionality.
"...satisfaction that is sure to chase the mainstream movie blues away...."

April 23, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Taxi Blues
"...This twist of fate is beyond his understanding. Taxi Blues is a visually stylish first film that layers a..."

June 7, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Blues on the Green Postpones Zilker Park Shows
Season pulled one day out due to latest COVID-19 wave
"...Austin institution Blues on the Green announced postponement of the rest of..."

Aug. 9, 2021 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Twisting the Blues
Rick Estrin's working on his Nightcats
"...Estrin and the Nightcats played Austin, surprising for a blues-loving town...."

April 12, 2010 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Red State Blues Moved to La Zona Rosa
Democratic concert for change happens tonight
"...Quick news about tonight's Red State Blues: A Concert for Change, the rollicking election eve concert..."

Nov. 3, 2008 News Post by Wells Dunbar

True to the Blues: Eastside Kings Festival Returns
"It's not three chords, it's the heart and soul of a nation!" – Birdlegg
"...A millennial playing original country blues, Jontavious Willis has come on as a next-generation talent..."

Sept. 10, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Beacon Blues
Since 1970 at the One Knite, Jimmie Vaughan's worn the smile of a blues savior
"...clubs Marie's T Room and Alexander's, places where the blues was a life raft for listeners who sometimes could..."

July 16, 2010 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

Dead Man Blues
7-CD box set contains all anyone could ever want to know about Charley Patton.
"...The Jinx The blues is you're 43 and dead. The blues is when..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Music Feature by Clay Smith

Confessin' the Blues
Soul Man W.C. Clark
"..."Blues is sufferin' music."..."

July 31, 1998 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

Eddie Stout Is a One-Man Historical Blues Society
On the eve of his Eastside Kings Festival the Dialtone Records founder remains doggedly preservationist
"...including his role as master of ceremonies for the Blues Estafette festival in Utrecht, Holland – Stout hasn't figured..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

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