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Katy Perry: Part of Me
The film is an inoffensive slice of canny brand (or is that non-Brand?) management and marketing.
" say, I'm a sucker for a hook-laden, teen-dream rave-up, and although my tastes veer more toward the manic,..."

July 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jack and Jill
Two Adam Sandlers for the price of one? And Al Pacino?! It's still not worth it.
"...dream. A horrible, depressingly cookie-cutter dream conceived by a craven Hollywood exec who thinks no one will notice how..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Off the Record
Snapshots from Free Week on Red River
" the 1980s, turning Beauty Bar into a convincing metro-rave that called to mind the early post-punk energy of..."

Jan. 14, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

"...LCD Soundsystem finale to set off the weekend's thickest rave, an hour of throbbing synth hits and industrial house..."

Oct. 15, 2010 Music Review by Chase Hoffberger

Learning the Game
Learning Buddy Holly's game, 203 tracks at a time
"...bottom of the deck, but surely "Peggy Sue" or "Rave On" would have struck a more capital chord...."

Feb. 5, 2010 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

"...guitar sound and perhaps why Raise, despite being on rave indie label Creation, never seemed a product of early-1990s..."

April 24, 2009 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Fun Fun Fun Fest Sunday Picks
Blurbing Fun Fun Fun Fest one act at a time
"...namesake's nuclear-waste-stricken face. It's French industrial thrash for the rave crowd, a stomping, spastic mix of samples that proves..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Music Feature

Burn After Reading
The Coen brothers may be masters of black comedy, but there are times when there’s no point in taking them seriously.
"...of its characters with such antic indifference. Rant or rave about Quentin Tarantino all you want: He’s got nothing..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Hammer of the Gods
Scandinavia brings the lobster tail to SXSW 07
"...their latest eponymous CD, spilling neatly into the "new rave" niche slowly moving across the pond in a DayGlo..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Despite sporting Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish as a pair of Australian junkies increasingly on the outs with family, reality, and rent, Candy is a washout.
"...though: Candy sports Oscar nominee Ledger and Cornish (of rave-up One Perfect Day) as a narcotized pair of deep-down..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

November, starring Courteney Cox, is a dense, dark head-trip of a movie that seems like the bastard offspring of Memento and Mullholland Dr.
"...2000’s funky Groove, which explored the Bay area’s underground rave culture from the inside out, if he’d directed a..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Austin at FringeNYC: Big Apple Bouquets
Austin's three entries in this year's New York International Fringe Festival earned some real attention, ranging from the respectable to the rave
"...some real attention, ranging from the respectable to the rave...."

Sept. 2, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

SXSW Film Reviews
"...while. Five twentysomethings on their way to a desert rave find themselves holed up in a seemingly abandoned California..."

March 18, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Top 10 Drug-War Stories
Struggling against the hysteria
"...put an end to illegal drug use at "organized rave parties." The DPS campaign aimed to educate the public..."

Jan. 7, 2005 News Feature

The Usual Suspects
The first year of the Will Wynn era closes to very mixed reviews, as Austinites wonder whether the city leadership is floundering.
" panned quite so roundly, there aren't many real rave reviews either. Plenty of people – the people who..."

July 9, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Our readers talk back.
"...that they're about two years too late on the rave phenomenon ["Naked City" online, News, May 14]. Way to..."

May 28, 2004 Column

Orwell Off by 20 Years
"...that they're about two years too late on the rave phenomenon ["Naked City" online, News, May 14]. Way to..."

May 20, 2004 Postmarks

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
Bad cat makes stink in theatre.
"...end, Paris Hilton puts in an appearance, at a rave, in a club, which just adds incoherence, to a..."

Nov. 21, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Our readers talk back.
"...Does RAVE Act Affect Zilker?..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Column

Naked City
The worst anti-drug bill yet burbles up in Congress.
"...legislation more draconian and reprehensible than the PATRIOT Act, RAVE Act, CLEAN-UP Act, or Ecstasy Awareness Act, you thought..."

Sept. 12, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...local venue as a soapbox to editorially rant and rave about national issues and national politics. You don't have..."

July 25, 2003 Column

The Matrix Reloaded
"...down the film’s forward motion. There’s even a tacky "rave" sequence during which the citizenry of Zion get down..."

May 16, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Page Two
In blaming the anti-war movement for all possible future scenarios connected to terrorism or the war in Iraq, the hysterical right has poised itself to lead a devastating assault on the Constitution and its protections.
"...Gil Cates Jr. is back with A Midsummer Nights Rave -- how can you go wrong combining Shakespeare and..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Column by Louis Black

24 Hour Party People
"...the proud, the terminally out-of-touch who still think a “rave” is something Buddy Holly sang about. 24 Hour Party..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Naked City
CLEAN-Up the Fun
" federal prison for anyone who "knowingly promotes any rave, dance, music or other entertainment event, that takes place..."

May 3, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

New on DVD: "The Stunt Man"
The 1980 forgotten gem The Stunt Man gets a new DVD box set release.
"...why a movie can sell out test markets, gain rave reviews nationwide, win six Golden Globes and receive three..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Screens Feature by Jason Henderson

Naked City
" local club owners outlining its feelings on the rave scene ("... nothing more than a haven for drug..."

Dec. 7, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

A Knight's Tale
This warped medieval yarn about a peasant who passes himself off as a knight glides by on a funny, friendly, goofy sort of goodness.
"...and make-up that are better suited for a day-glo rave than a 13th-century jousting tournament. Her annoyingly enigmatic character..."

May 11, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Dancing About Architecture
Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...
"...Finally, a bit more about the upcoming "post-Airport Rave." Local promoter Noah Ark continues his obsession with bigger,..."

April 6, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Young, Loud, and Cheap
The Skunks were a band. A loud one.
"...liner notes from an upcoming compilation on Italian label Rave Up, "to blast Austin out of the cosmic cowboy..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

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