Performer Matches: Meat Puppets, Puppets
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Sweet Spirit: Masters of Puppets
Heavy pop locals premiere “Baby When I Close My Eyes”
"...crushing expense of bringing a child into this world. Puppets taught me that – an epiphany born of their..."

Jan. 11, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Meats Puppets Open Sound City Players SXSW Showcase
Local cowpunks ready another career high in ‘Rat Farm’
"...Don’t overlook the Meat Puppets opening for Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players extravaganza tomorrow..."

March 13, 2013 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Meat Puppets Reviewed
"...Meat Puppets..."

July 20, 2007 Music Review by Austin Powell

Punk, Puppets, and Manson as Messiah
John Roecker on 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'
" those naughty things in front of me. The puppets worked out pretty fine. They didn't bitch when they..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Puns, Pigs, and Puppets in Austin Web Series Buckle Up
Ridesharin' dirty with writer Andy Silverman

Oct. 12, 2018 Screens Feature by Dan Gentile

Master of Puppets
Ozzfest rolls out the black carpet for Texas metal

June 6, 2008 Music Post by Austin Powell

Lake of Fire
Meat Puppets, Chapter 3: Curt and Cris Kirkwood, reunited, and it feels so good
"...The story of the Meat Puppets' return is a harsh, redemptive saga. It's the history..."

July 20, 2007 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Up on the Sun
Defining the classic Meat Puppets sound
"...Longtime local Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets always calls it liked he sees it. “I like..."

June 19, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

Meet the Feebles
" question are a theatre troupe of bizarre animal puppets, who, on the eve of their biggest show, fall..."

April 8, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Charlie Kaufman goes inside the minds of puppets
"...imagines Michael’s carbon-copied perception of the world: with stop-motion puppets and a single voice to speak for the masses...."

Jan. 15, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Muppets Most Wanted
This re-energized franchise has found its second wind: The Muppets' eighth movie proves that eight is not enough.
"’s time to light the lights. Yes, those wacky puppets are back in Muppets Most Wanted, their eighth film..."

March 21, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
We're tickled silly by this documentary.
"...mother and father – to build his own crude puppets and hold shows in his ratty back yard. This..."

Dec. 2, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

An unparalleled master of the phantasmagoric image returns with this children's film.
"...the phantasmagoric image. Selick adapted Coraline for stop-motion screen puppets from versatile author Neil Gaiman’s prize-winning young-adult novel. The..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Eyes of Tammy Faye
"...pop personality RuPaul Charles and segment introductions by sock puppets, The Eyes of Tammy Faye has a definite camp..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Idle Hands
"...a final, epic battle involving turbo-bongs and evil hand puppets, Idle Hands might just make it to cult movie..."

April 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

", playing the part of the alchemist as life-sized puppets beseech him to join the forces of darkness. Svankmajer..."

Oct. 14, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Peter and the Wolf Go to Texas
Lionheart Youth Theatre's new adaptation unites the music of Mother Falcon with the puppets of Glass Half Full Theatre
"...species and work to translate them into movement for puppets that demonstrates their characters...."

Dec. 11, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Once There Were Six Seasons
Glass Half Full Theatre employs puppets to show us a series of visions of the Earth transformed by climate change
"...industrial wasteland, these diverse worlds are inhabited by tiny puppets (human, avian, bovine, and otherwise). The deliciously intoxicating soundscapes,..."

May 30, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Smith

Fantastic Fest: 'Zombie Roadkill'
Fearnet web series whacks some undead vermin
"...Fest. Sure, there's the deranged pleasure of watching undead puppets maim and mangle innocent drivers. But, seriously, what other..."

Oct. 5, 2010 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Cartoon Heritage
Food faces, renegade puppets, rainbow purses, and nicotine washes – it's all part of the art of Matthew Rodriguez
", carrying it Chinese dragon-style down SoHo with celebrity puppets – such as Patrick Swayze and Arnold Schwarzenegger –..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

What Is This?

April 9, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Shooting Star
"...The Meat Puppets: Derrick Bostrom, Curt Kirkwood, and Cris Kirkwood photograph by..."

Jan. 1, 1999 Music Feature by David Holthouse

The Hand Inside the Puppet Head
Connor Hopkins and his friends are pleased to meat you
"...Chronicle: Why do you do such dark material? Aren't puppets supposed to be ... fun? Light? Family-friendly?..."

March 18, 2011 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Creature Construction
How Trouble Puppet creates those ingenious, inhuman figures that populate its plays
" on tables, stools, and set-pieces. The half-finished Bunraku-style puppets give off an impression of waiting patiently for their..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Cobbe

A Sound Salvation
Austin's Class of 2000
"...Meat Puppets: Back From the Lake of Fire, the "New" Meat..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Music Feature

Live Shots

Jan. 29, 1999 Music Feature

The Happytime Murders
Puppet comedy crime caper is less Feebles, more just feeble
"...may be something undeniably appealing about seeing humans and puppets traveling through life hand-in-hand, unlike a certain Broadway musical,..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Meat Puppets Golden Lies (Breaking Records/Atlantic)
Texas Platters
"...Meat PuppetsGolden Lies (Breaking Records/Atlantic) Whatever it is -- comeback, new..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Music Review by Andy Langer

Geppetto Dreams Family Puppet Workshops
Twice-monthly summer sessions let kids create puppets of their very own
"...I'm sure it was Punch and Judy. For generations, puppets have been captivating kids, and the spell they cast..."

July 3, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Toil and Trouble: A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare's Macbeth
Trouble Puppet makes the magic real in its magical retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth
"...only when you see all of the characters as puppets. And Connor Hopkins, the company and production's leader, understands..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Arts Review by Dan Solomon

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