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ACL Fest Live Shots
Sunday, Sept. 17, Zilker Park
"...and watching the party machine soundcheck before launching their disco parade. The place was just about standing-room-only before the..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Music Feature by David Lynch

What's So Funny About Peace, Love, and Ice Cream?
Matt Allen's free ice cream melts the hearts of rockers everywhere
"...Security guards lined the gates armed with Bomb Pops. Disco Biscuits, Magic Numbers, Devendra Banhart, and Clap Your Hands..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Los Amigos Invisibles
"...If their motto "El Disco es Cultura" doesn't indicate that Los Amigos Invisibles take..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

The ACL Festival turns five, and the weather gods (might) give Austin a break. Trae tears up Red 7, and the obituary roll call grows.
"...(Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West, Panic! at the Disco, Sonic Youth). So is ACL still the jewel in..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Depeche Mode / The Cure / The Jesus & Mary Chain
Record review
"...sound that couldn't quite throw off the reins of disco and later served principal songwriter Vince Clarke much better..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Music Review by Christopher Gray

The Cult of Pitchfork
How former record-store clerks and obsessive music nerds turned a Web site into a hit machine
"...Saturday's lineup was a fair one. There was a disconcerting amount of high-fives during Band of Horses' set, and..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Buttercup, Pink Nasty, Darling New Neighbors
Live shot
"'s come to making an accordion work on a disco song (sorry, Weird Al). Despite the name, Pink Nasty,..."

July 21, 2006 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Decline of the Lawrence Welk Empire
What better way to escape the vagaries of commodity culture than to escape to a Caribbean tourist trap, be devoured by rabid mosquitoes, and get stalked by deranged natives happy to butcher white folks where they stand?
" a young mango," in which the young mango discovers that civilization isn't quite as overrated and debased as..."

July 14, 2006 Books Review by Melanie Haupt

The Sound of No Hands Clapping
Maybe it's because Americans so instinctively put British folk on a pedestal of erudition, but it's a welcome relief to find one who, however book smart, is a complete social imbecile
"...Young busies himself adapting a book about a legendary disco-era record producer into a screenplay. Only it never really..."

June 30, 2006 Books Review by John Dicker

Cat Scientist
Record review
"...incessant beat, Julien Peterson's bass powering the New Wave disco pulse with drummer Cisco Ryder. This metronomic grounding cocoons..."

June 23, 2006 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...including CDs, DVDs, and Nike sneakers – from Tu Disco Latino on Westminster Drive. The investigation began with complaints..."

June 9, 2006 News Feature

Mission of Burma
Record review
"...Conley/Miller harmonies are still perfect, especially on the faux disco of "Donna Sumeria," which shimmies into a chorus of..."

May 26, 2006 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Point Austin: Blues for Clifford
Men are remembered not for what they had, but for what they gave
" without hearing Junior Walker. Walker was on the disco-wave downstroke of a meteoric career, and he was hardly..."

May 26, 2006 News Column by Michael King

TCB scales the Wall of Sound festival at Fort Worth's Ridglea Theater
"...Lord Henry attacked with heavy Foo Fighters guitars and disco drums, a frenetic rush that had three high school..."

April 14, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

The Brakes/Kooks
"...garishly tight, 90-seconds-and-under firestarter after another – an all-night disco party to rival anything else two-stepping around town at..."

March 17, 2006 Music Review by Marc Savlov

Hey Sailor! You Here for a Conference?
The Gay Place polls Austin’s GLBTeratti, who welcomes you with open arms and tells you what’s hot about our town
"...for Darling New Neighbors. You could call us accordion disco, you could call us lo-fi samplers."

March 10, 2006 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

LZ Love
LZ brings the Love, soulfully
"...vivid moments was the time she was paired with disco singer Sylvester ("Mighty Real")...."

March 3, 2006 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The 'Gatchaman' Cometh
Four episodes of seminal Seventies animé get Alamo treatment
" the villainous Berg Katse, but can watching these disco-suited and strikingly coiffed far-out space nuts as an adult..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

In Print
The Big Book of Porn: A Penetrating Look at the World of Dirty MoviesLike the titillating genre, the book is loaded with enticing eye candy and a fun, flirtatious layout – imagine Skinemax doing a VH1 special:'Behind the Porn,' in book form
"...special: Behind the Porn, in book form. Perhaps this disco sensibility hints at Grahame-Smith's greater design: to celebrate porn's..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Ghostland Observatory
Record review
"...character actor, leading to the taunting "Piano Man," spookhouse disco of "Vibrate," and sly pizzicato strings of the title..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Music Review by Christopher Gray

A Tribute to Neil Young
Live Shots
"...and the Damage Done" into an ironic piece of disco fluff. The best channeling of Crazy Horse came from..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

Hang the DJ
The new political theatre invites you into its messy, sexy conversation
"...Burn down the disco..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Record review
" the Material Girl's roots as sweetheart of the disco. Not that the years haven't been kind to her..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Music Review by Margaret Moser

The Work of Director Mark Romanek
The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn
The Work of Director Stéphane Sedanoui
Gift guide
"...short films, leading to the phosphorescent orgy of Sedanoui's "Disco Science" (Mirwais), haunted trailer park of Glazer's "Street Spirit"..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Johnny Guitar Watson
Gift guide
"...guitar licks. There was no escaping the omnipresence of disco in those years, but Watson refused to surrender to..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

The Domaine Dupeuble Pere et Fils 2005 is the one; plus, taking measure of the Mercury's rising
"...greeting card featuring an animated turkey warbling the Seventies disco anthem "I Will Survive." When I called Wes Marshall..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Sound Team
Record review
"...Sam Sanford wooing a piano line into bed. The disco beat of closer "Don't Turn Away" sways under Oliver's..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Awesome Cool Dudes
Record review
"...Then "Rainbow Cattle Company" pays homage to the gay disco cowboy aesthetic before giving a karaoke-style shout-out to the..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Music Review by Greg Beets

After a Fashion
Stephen lovingly remembers his time designing couture for Zach Scott Theatre
"...Pearl Street Warehouse and the fabulous Friends and Lovers disco. Later that season, Dr. Swain, after relentless entreaties from..."

Nov. 18, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Bonus tracks
"...goth died in the late Eighties, but Austin "New Wave-disco-death-rock" outfit Pail dug it up, added samples, and called..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

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