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Karaoke Queen
In honor of Brian Raftery's Don't Stop Believin' karaoke tome, K8X weighs in with her own karaoke lists.
" the empty orchestra, the ancient Japanese art of karaoke: Don't Stop Believin': How Karaoke Conquered the World and..."

Dec. 30, 2008 Books Post by Kate X Messer

Everyone Should Try Karaoke
"...the business, the pleasures, and the cultural effects of karaoke was so insightful ["We Are the Stars," Jan. 4,..."

Aug. 31, 2006 Postmarks

Rude Mechs Bring a Karaoke Christmas Carol Into Your Home and You’re the Star
Local theatre savants revamp Dickens for your holiday acting pleasure
"...No, after having hunkered down pandemicwise for a few..."

Oct. 6, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Luv Doc Recommends: Rock and Roll Karaoke with Nathan Black
Beerland, Monday, September 3, 2007
"...entertainment. And what, you may ask, might that be? Karaoke of course! Hell, anyone can BASE jump, street luge,..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Column by The Luv Doc

Luv Doc Recommends: Karaoke Apocalypse
Hole in the Wall, Friday, June 29, 2007
" the Hole in the Wall this Friday for Karaoke Apocalypse. Yes, it’s karaoke, which is pretty much the..."

June 29, 2007 Column by The Luv Doc

Karaoke's Image Besmirched
"...World," is it possible that you could eliminate the karaoke listings from your band/club listings? How disgusting can you..."

Sept. 13, 2004 Postmarks

Taco PUD Overcomes NA 'Karaoke'
Against opposition from several neighborhoods, Council gives condo tower first nod of approval
"...cappella in what he dubbed, "Care ye, okay? [i.e., 'karaoke']"..."

Aug. 16, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

The Austin Chronicle Presents: Karaoke and Chill

Feb. 12, 2016 Photo Gallery

"...Dickinson. This awkwardly nuanced story about the world of karaoke hustlers and other lost souls will have you singing..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

10 Pins and a Dream
The Alamo Drafthouse empire expands to include bowling, karaoke, and cocktails
"...addition to badass cinema, Tim League also loves bowling, karaoke, and cocktails and plans to make you love them,..."

June 12, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

" the embodiment of wishful thinking. Sunny travels the karaoke circuit of the western United States in a pink..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

People’s Republic of Desire
China's terrifying social media dystopia makes new media slaves
"...web their intimate thoughts (and tears, rants, a pitchy karaoke ballad), regular people – called hosts – can become..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Animated film about a koala who stages a singing competition
"...Whether in karaoke bars, television singing competitions, or uploaded YouTube videos, it..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Strange Magic
Woodland goblins, elves, and fairies go to war in this animated movie from LucasFilm Animation.
"...a cartoon version of American Idol on an endless karaoke loop. The hodgepodge Top 10 songbook includes everything from..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Pitch Perfect
Despite the cookie-cutter dysfunction seen in this college girls' a cappella group, this film film can be a lot of fun.
"...If you’re at all predisposed to the choreographed karaoke of Glee, the underdog schematics of teen competitions à..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sleepwalk With Me
In his directorial debut, Mike Birbiglia plays a struggling comic who begins sleepwalking shortly after he moves in with his longtime girlfriend.
"...road schedule, doing stand-up in empty bars and hosting air-karaoke contests at college campuses. The film is on its..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Delta Farce
In this multination offender, Larry the Cable Guy and two friends are Army reservists who are shipped off to Iraq but mistakenly wind up in Mexico – and can't tell the difference.
"...fruity overtones (“My Little Buttercup”) replaced with masked wrestling, karaoke, and gay-baiting drag-queen rape jokes. Charming. The joke of..."

May 18, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

American Dreamz
American Dreamz tries to satirize the vapidity of American popular culture; instead, the film gets trapped beneath its own wheels.
"...before. We know what to expect when the best karaoke singer in Padookie, Ohio (Moore) gets her heart set..."

April 21, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Plutonium Circus
" commissioner/Amarillo booster winks at you during his country-western karaoke performance? Ratliff recognized the real high-flying acts when he..."

Oct. 20, 1995 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

The Chinese Feast
"...cast. There are many hilarious set-pieces, like Yuen's unforgettable karaoke performance or the shameless slapstick of Cheung wrestling with..."

July 28, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Choir at the Cactus Helps Shy Singers Find Their Voice
Monthly program pairs brews with rock favorites
"...Confession: I’m a shower singer. A crank-the-volume-roll-down-the-windows-and-belt-out-the-Talking-Heads-on-the-highway singer. A wouldn’t-be-caught-dead-in-a-karaoke-bar-but-tries-to-hit-the-high-notes-in-“Take On Me”-while-making-chocolate-chip-cookies singer...."

Sept. 4, 2019 Music Post by Roxy Bonafont

Exclusive First Look Inside Seoulju, Formerly Known as College Roadhouse
Revamped Korean eatery soft opens with soju and fried chicken
"...North Lamar’s beloved karaoke and fried chicken spot College Roadhouse shall henceforth be..."

Aug. 30, 2019 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Mamma Mia! Sing-Along
Karaoke for dancing queens everywhere.
"...Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper. Karaoke for dancing queens everywhere...."

Aug. 29, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Don't Stop Believin': How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life
When karaoke history and personal vignette collide
"...Don't Stop Believin': How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Lifeby Brian Raftery..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Books Review by Kate X Messer

Big in Austin, Big in Japan
If a holiday gift trend is big here this year, chances are, it was already big over there
" result of a Japanese-influenced trend -- the home karaoke machine. Though once dismissed as a fading fad, karaoke..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

The New Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
"...Lamar theatre and the relocated Highball cocktail bar and karaoke lounge, opening this weekend. The old six-screen theater opened..."

Aug. 14, 2014 Photo Gallery

SXSW Film Reviews
You can't make this shit up.
"...Karaoke FeverD: Arthur Borman, Steve Danielson. (Video, 91 min.)..."

March 16, 2001 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Q&A: Peelander-Z’s Kengo Hioki
“Not singer” talks new album
"...don’t play instruments at all and whole song is karaoke. We will be on the floor and we will..."

May 11, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Sweet Spirit Tour Diary
On the road with Spoon
"...glory at the expense of Joan Jett. It was karaoke to the fullest, and the place was packed...."

May 26, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Fantastic Fest First Wave Films Announced (Finally)
Fantastic Fest 2009, Round One
" described as a reckless, debauched and borderline dangerous karaoke party. To augment the song choices that evening, visiting..."

July 13, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

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