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Playback: The Westin Sues the Nook Over Sound
And “Playback” votes in the Austin Music Poll
"...Hackles shot up last week when news broke that the Westin had filed a $1 million lawsuit against nearby..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

ASCAP Levels Lawsuit Against Sixth Street Music Venue the Nook
Venue sued over non-payment of songwriter royalties
"...ASCAP, the performance rights organization that represents over 700,000 songwriters, has..."

Feb. 26, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Gay Place Guide to a Kweer SX
LGBTQIA SXSW and why queering SXSW is a big f-ing deal
"...both local and out-of-towners – will be plunged into the black hole that is the 10-day long festival...."

March 9, 2016 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

The Cirque(us) Comes to Town
And they aren't the only clowns roaming Downtown
"...The Tuesday between SXSW Film + Interactive and SXSW Music..."

March 13, 2013 SXSW Post by Andy Campbell

Bedside Manner: The Never-Ending Battle
Fighting for truth, justice, and fewer books beside the bed
"...me locked in my own never-ending battle: to reduce the stack of reading matter that's perpetually replenishing itself in..."

Jan. 23, 2012 Books Post by Robert Faires

The Replacement Killers
"...and Kenneth Tsang. An amazing number of people at the packed-to-the-rafters preview screening of The Replacement Killers were under..."

Feb. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Dear Glutton: The Best Patio Dining
Where to take out-of-towners to enjoy the warm weather
"...I've got some old friends from the East Coast visiting town this week, and they want..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Food Column by Emily Beyda

In With the Old, in With the New
An epic Saturday at Old Settler’s
"...By the time Wood & Wire took the stage Saturday afternoon,..."

April 24, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Gettin' Out the Vote
Singing Eric Mitchell's Praises
"...get a rap concert with your council meeting, but the audience had waited hours to speak about Eastside revitalization,..."

May 2, 1997 News Column by Alex de Marban

'The Guardian' Recommends
Who better than the Brits to handicap SXSW UK?
"...Ville Technically, Still Corners hails from many corners of the world – England, America, and Australia – but reside..."

March 18, 2011 Music Feature by Rosie Swash

The Night Alive
Hyde Park Theatre captures five lonely Dubliners in all their broken humanity in Conor McPherson's drama
"...man. Or woman. Its violent riptides swirl chaotically through the peaks and valleys of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive...."

July 17, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

The Infectious Love of Good Wine
"...My father-in-law, Martin, was an epicurean. Both of us had some..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Hip-Hop on the Verge
Austin finally cemented a scene, but who will break out nationally?
"...Months before becoming only the second local rapper to play the Austin City Limits..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Year in Books
Thirty-one titles that got us talking this year
"...Maybe a bit of a snob, too. So say the words "genre fiction" – no, even worse, "Western novel"..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

The Whole Package
With Margaret Wiley, you didn’t have a one-trick pony; you had a multitude of talents and personalities in one big and big-hearted woman. Wiley’s friends and colleagues at Esther’s Follies offer their memories of this exceptional Austin comedian who died November 2.
"...Wiley, it's hard to know where to start: with the performer, that commanding presence whose drop-dead sense of timing..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback: Best Austin Music Controversies of 2017
The year in quarrel
"...Southwest hosted a showcase consisting entirely of musicians from the seven predominantly Muslim nations targeted in Trump's travel ban...."

Dec. 22, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: A Year Later
Twelve months after Mayor Steve Adler rolled out his plan to save live music and the arts, what's happened?
"...As Mayor Steve Adler took the podium on the Mayor's Balcony at City Hall in..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Playback: Roky Erickson at 70
Austin's native psych and horror rock pioneer Roky Erickson reaches 70 and throws himself a birthday concert to mark the milestone
"...a shindig titled "God, Devil, Alien," this Saturday at the historic Charles Johnson House starring the native Austin howler..."

July 14, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Music Policy Draft Fails Venues
A complete detachment from the original vision of the Omnibus
"...Eleven months after the unveiling of Mayor Adler's much ballyhooed Omnibus Resolution, my..."

May 19, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Shooters For My Sooners
24 ATX taverns round up proceeds for the Red Cross tonight
"...towards something more productive than just a headache in the morning? May we suggest you stop off at any..."

May 29, 2013 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

SXSW Music News: Mitch Ballard Named Head of BMI’s New Austin Office
Texas governor welcomes performance rights organization
"...new creative office every day. In fact, according to the organization’s Vice President Mike Steinberg, the last time they..."

March 13, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Mayor Weighs in on Delayed Policy
Still believes in momentum for Agent in Change
"...for postponement from music advocacy groups who complained that the latest Agent of Change and Outdoor Music Venue permit..."

June 15, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Gay Place: One Queered Up Year
This way a gay, that way a gay: Steer here, queers
"...Between the wash of old poofy punks, studly sigh guys, and..."

March 20, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Playback: Jump on It
Eastside hip-hop summer series moves to the Expo Center; plus, musical robots with personality disorders and more music news
"...many, summer remains synonymous with relaxation. Not for Charles "Nook" Byrd. The rapper and promoter turns up his hustle..."

June 15, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback – Agents of Change: Downtown Clubs vs. Downtown Hotels
Can clubs and hotels coexist in Downtown Austin?
"...my scruffy appearance as I booked a Friday stay, the man helping me hesitated a moment...."

Nov. 27, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Pirate Utopia
The 0-2's "Temporary Autonomous Zone" for ATX rap
"..."The Temporary Autonomous Zone is utopian in the sense that..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

Final SXSW List: No. 10
Nas, Vince Staples, Lucius, and 198 more
"...weekly lineup announcements concluded this morning, 11 days before the conference’s music portion commences. The addition of 201 acts..."

March 4, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Naked City
Off the Desk
"...Unable to persuade the Lege to pass a voucher bill in 1999, Christian..."

Feb. 23, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Naked City
Bastrop ISD explains Confederate flag incident, Texas Civil Rights Project files suit against Taco Cabana, Young Conservatives of Texas oppose hate crimes legislation.
"...The Stars and Bars are being retired by state legislatures..."

Feb. 16, 2001 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Gay Place
Ain't no party like a SX party cuz this SX party don't stop.
"...rainbow-colored unicorns rolling in a field of glitter. From the magically absurd number of unofficial parties (just see below..."

March 11, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

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