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Austin Chronicle Music Anthology

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Three decades of music writing from Austin's renowned alternative newspaper creates an invaluable record of one of America's most vibrant musical communitieso"the live music capital of the world"oand of musicians from Townes Van Zandt to Spoon.
Austin Chronicle Music Anthology
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"Music saturates the city of Austin, always has, and likely always will," observes Louis Black, the founding editor of the renowned alternative newspaper, The Austin Chronicle. Music is more than simply the sound track of Austin, however; it's a force inseparable from the city's culture, economics, politics, and daily life. The very history of Austin can be drafted upon the frequencies that flood its streets, from legendary clubsoAntone's, Emo's, and the Broken Spokeoto internationally renowned events such as South by Southwest and the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Since publishing its first issue in 1981, The Austin Chronicle has evolved alongside the city's sound to define and give voice to "The Live Music Capital of the World." In honour of the Chronicle's thirtieth anniversary, this anthology gathers the weekly's best music writing and photography, with introductions to each decade by the paper's principal voices, Margaret Moser, Raoul Hernandez, and Christopher Gray.
Through album and live show reviews, stunning portraits, and in-depth articles, the collection traces the roots of Austin's unique sound, featuring seminal artists ranging from Doug Sahm and Stevie Ray Vaughan to the Butthole Surfers and Spoon. With historical pieces that look back at Twelfth Street's blues beginnings, the Sixties' psychedelic origins, and the definitive progressive country scene of the Seventies, the anthology provides an unparalleled sweep of Austin music history, while also shining light on the integral but often overlooked figures of the music scene with a thoroughness and honesty that's hallmark to the Chronicle's style. Framing the work from such esteemed music writers as Chet Flippo, Ed Ward, Dave Marsh, Joe Nick Patoski, John T. Davis, Michael Corcoran, and Peter Blackstock, are now-iconic images from photographers Burton Wilson, Scott Newton, John Carrico, and Todd Wolfson, among others.
Foreword BY DANIEL JOHNSTON; Acknowledgments; Introduction BY LOUIS BLACK The 1980s An Introduction BY MARGARET MOSER; On the Road with Joe Ely BY MARGARET MOSER; Joe Ely Band with Little Charlie [Sexton] at Club Foot BY BABS MODERN; Lou Ann Barton, Old Enough BY JODY DENBERG; Big Boys, Fun Fun Fun BY JEFF WHITTINGTON; In One Ear: Wandering Around Soap Creek BY MARGARET MOSER; The Skunks: Between Rock and a Hard Place BY MARGARET MOSER; Raul's: A Very Select Discography BY MARGARET MOSER; Rank and File: Mama, What's a Cowpunk? BY DENNIS NOWLIN; The Fabulous Thunderbirds, T-Bird Rhythm BY MARGARET MOSER; Gene Ramey Band at Piggy's BY GREG STEPHENS; Big Boys, Really Red, Crotch Rot at Club Foot BY ROBERT DRAPER; Lyle Lovett at emmajoe's BY ELAINE BLODGETT; Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood BY MICHAEL HALL; Standing Waves at the Nightlife BY ROBERT DRAPER; Butthole Surfers, Butthole Surfers BY MICHAEL HALL; Blaze Foley at Austin Outhouse BY ROB KLEIN; Marcia Ball's Evolution from Country Kicker to Blues Singer BY JODY DENBERG; Freda & the Firedogs, Freda & the Firedogs; Supernatural Family Band, Lubbock Lights; The Contenders; Greezy Wheels, "Finding Happiness"/"Monkey in the Church" BY MARGARET MOSER; The Dicks, Jeffersons, Hickoids, Fudge Tunnels at Voltaire's Basement BY BRENT GRULKE; The Dicks, Dicks 1980-1986 BY MARGARET MOSER; Ray Wylie Hubbard at Dixie's Bar & Bus Stop BY L. E. MCCULLOUGH; Butch Hancock: Songwriters Recognition Series BY CHRIS WALTERS; Why I Worry About Joe "King" Carrasco BY MICHAEL CORCORAN; Uranium Savages' 10th Anniversary Celebration at Soap Creek Saloon BY MARYBETH GRADZIEL; Glass Eye at the Beach BY DAVID DAGE; Dino Lee BY MICHAEL CORCORAN; Blaze Foley, Blaze Foley BY LOUIS BLACK; Dan Del Santo, World Beat BY CHRIS WALTERS; Poison 13, Poison 13 BY BRENT GRULKE; Poison 13, Zeitgeist, True Believers at Continental Club BY MICHAEL CORCORAN; Omar & the Howlers, I Told You So BY BRENT GRULKE; Butthole Surfers, Psychic ... Powerless ... Another Man's Sac BY BRENT GRULKE; B.W. Stevenson at Cactus Cafe BY L. E. MCCULLOUGH; Obviously True Believers BY CHRIS WALTERS; Zeitgeist, Translate Slowly BY BRENT GRULKE; Doctors' Mob, Headache Machine BY BRENT GRULKE; Don't You Start Me Talking: The Cutting Edge BY MICHAEL CORCORAN; Daniel Johnston by Louis Black; Daniel Johnston, Hi, How Are You BY RICHARD DORSETT; Not Daniel Johnston, How, Hi Are You: The Unfurnished Album BY DANIEL JOHNSTON; Roky Erickson and R.E.M.: Fables of the Undead BY THOMAS ANDERSON; Butthole Surfers at Ritz Theatre BY STUART GILBERT; Butthole Surfers, Cargo Cult at Fifth Street Theatre BY RICHARD DORSETT; Charlie Sexton, Pictures For Pleasure BY JEFF WHITTINGTON; Fabulous Thunderbirds: Rolling With the T-Bird Rhythm BY CHRIS WALTERS; Don't You Start Me Talking: Austin Music Sucks BY MICHAEL CORCORAN; Angela Strehli, Stranger Blues BY JAY TRACHTENBERG; Darden Smith, Native Soil BY ELAINE BLODGETT; Don't You Start Me Talking: Woodshock BY MICHAEL CORCORAN; Timbuk 3: The Family That Plays Together Stays Together BY SARAH WIMER; Jerry Jeff Walker, Nanci Griffith at Paramount Theatre BY ROB MCCORKLE; The Last Days of the Beach BY STEVE JOHNSON; Stevie Ray Vaughan: Straight from the Heart BY MICHAEL CORCORAN; T.D. Bell & the Cadillacs: We Got Some Stuff in Store BY MARTHA HARTZOG; Don't You Start Me Talking: An Open Letter to Michael MacCambridge BY MICHAEL CORCORAN; Dongfest at Dong Huong BY ERIC LORD; Wild Seeds, Mud, Lies & Shame BY ED WARD; Ray Benson at the Wheel BY JOHN T. DAVIS; Bad Mutha Goose & the Brothers Grimm, Rev It Up--Jump the Funk BY GEORGE LEAKE; Alvin Crow & the Pleasant Valley Boys at Broken Spoke BY TODD JAGGER; Robert Earl Keen, Jr., The Live Album BY LEE NICHOLS; Rusty Wier: It Does Make You Want to Dance BY JOHN T. DAVIS 1989-1990 Austin Music Awards Previews: Jimmie Dale Gilmore BY JOHN T. DAVIS; Two Nice Girls BY JOHN T. DAVIS; Lou Ann Barton BY JOHN T. DAVIS; Doug Sahm & West Side Horns BY JOHN T. DAVIS; W.C. Clark Gets His Due BY JOHN T. DAVIS; Lucinda Williams: No Tougher Judge BY JOHN T. DAVIS; Dancing About Architecture: Liquid Repasts BY KEN LIECK; Ed Hall, Love Spoken Here BY JOSEPH P. MITCHELL; Willie Nelson: Pastures of Plenty BY JOHN T. DAVIS The 1990s An Introduction BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ; Stevie Ray Vaughan: Page 2 BY MICHAEL HALL; 1991 Austin Music Awards Preview: Arc Angels BY JOHN T. DAVIS; Reivers, Pop Beloved BY JASON COHEN; Recommendations:; Tailgators, Bad Livers BY MARGARET MOSER; Esteban "Steve" Jordan BY JASON COHEN; Herman the German & Das Cowboy BY TIM STEGALL; Terry Allen BY JASON COHEN; Libbi Bosworth and Tumblin' Dice BY MARGARET MOSER; Don Walser: Pure Texas Country BY LEE NICHOLS; Don Walser's Pure Texas Band at Emo's BY LEE NICHOLS; The Bad Livers: Picking the Wide World of Music BY JASON COHEN; Skrew, Burning in Water, Drowning In Flame BY MARC SAVLOV; Skellington, Skellington BY JASON COHEN; Daniel Johnston: A Songwriter's Struggle BY JASON COHEN; Dancing About Architecture BY KEN LIECK; Dancing About Architecture: Titty Bingo? BY KEN LIECK; Dixie Chicks, Little Ol' Cowgirl BY LEE NICHOLS; Tish Hinojosa, Taos to Tennessee and Culture Swing BY LEE MOORE; Willie Nelson at State Capitol BY PAUL MINOR; The U List: The Most Notable Austin Underground Bands; The Horsies BY JASON COHEN; Stretford BY TIM STEGALL; Sincola BY JASON COHEN; The Texas Instruments, Magnetic Home BY LUKE TORN; ST-37, The Invisible College BY GREG BEETS; Stephen Bruton at Antone's BY MICHAEL ECK; The Fuckemos, The Fuckemos BY GREG BEETS; The Motards, Stardom BY GREG BEETS; Nanci Griffith at Paramount Theatre BY STEVE BROOKS; Eric Johnson at Antone's BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ; Townes Van Zandt, David Rodriguez at Cactus Cafe BY STEVE BROOKS; At the Starting Gates of the Seventies BY BILL BENTLEY; Shiva's Headband Experience BY MARGARET MOSER; Ian Moore, Ian Moore BY ANDY LANGER; Monte Warden, Monte Warden; Kelly Willis, Kelly Willis BY LEE NICHOLS; Jerry Jeff Walker: Let's Go (Back) to Luckenbach, Texas BY LEE NICHOLS; Remembering the Cosmic Cowboy Years BY CHET FLIPPO; Listening to the First "Austin Sound" BY CHET FLIPPO; Ed Hall, Motherscratcher BY GREG BEETS; Doyle Bramhall, Bird Nest on the Ground BY MARGARET MOSER; Cotton Mather, Cotton is King BY MINDY LABERNZ; Jimmie Vaughan at the Backyard; Joe Ely at La Zona Rosa; Buick MacKane at Hole in the Wall BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ; Cherubs, Heroin Man BY GREG BEETS; Johnboy, Claim Dedications; Bedhead, What Fun Life Was; Crust, Crusty Love BY GREG BEETS; Kathy McCarty: From Glass Eye to Dead Dog's Eyeball BY CHRIS WALTERS; Guy Forsyth & the Asylum Street Spankers at Austin Outhouse BY AL KAUFMAN 1995 SXSW Picks and Sleepers: Tony Campise by RAOUL HERNANDEZ; Ian McLagen & Monkey Jump BY MARGARET MOSER; Wayne Hancock BY LEE NICHOLS; Skatenigs BY MARGARET MOSER; Omar & the Howlers BY MARGARET MOSER; Michael Fracasso, When I Lived in the Wild BY PETER BLACKSTOCK; Sue Foley, Big City Blues BY MARGARET MOSER; Guy Clark, Dublin Blues BY LEE NICHOLS; The Scabs at Steamboat BY ANDY LANGER; Dangerous Toys: Toy Story BY ANDY LANGER; 1996 SXSW Picks to Click: Sixteen Deluxe BY MARGARET MOSER; Dancing About Architecture: Sixteen Delays BY KEN LIECK; Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Braver Newer World BY JOE MITCHELL; Butthole Surfers, Electriclarryland BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ; Shawn Colvin, A Few Small Repairs BY MICHAEL BERTIN; Townes Van Zandt: Dead Rabbits BY ED WARD; Miss Lavelle White, It Haven't Been Easy BY MARGARET MOSER; Ruben Ramos: Parallel Universe BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ; David Garza's Musical Manifesto BY ANDY LANGER; Jon Dee Graham, Escape From Monster Island BY MARGARET MOSER; Tina Marsh & CO2 "Dreamkeepers" at Laguna Gloria Amphitheatre BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ; Bruce Robison, Wrapped BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ; Dale Watson at Little Longhorn Saloon BY GREG BEETS; Storyville, Dog Years BY MICHAEL BERTIN; Billy Joe Shaver, Victory BY JAY HARDWIG; Beaver Nelson, The Last Hurrah BY ANDY LANGER; Fastball: All the Pain Platinum Can Buy BY ANDY LANGER; Spoon: Drake Tungsten and His Boy Skellington BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ 1999 SXSW Picks and Sleepers: The Cornell Hurd Band BY MARGARET MOSER; Pong BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ; Trish Murphy BY ANDY LANGER; Monte Warden BY ANDY LANGER; Soulhat BY ANDY LANGER; Scrappy Jud Newcomb BY MARGARET MOSER; Ephraim Owens BY CHRISTOPHER HESS; Damnations TX BY CHRISTOPHER HESS; Hot Club of Cowtown BY CHRISTOPHER HESS; Superego BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY; Gerry Van King, The Cause of It All BY ANDY LANGER; Brown Whornet, Brown Whornet BY GREG BEETS; MC Overlord, House of Funk BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY; The Derailers, Full Western Dress BY JERRY RENSHAW; ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: Destruction as Beauty BY GREG BEETS; Doug Sahm: Wasted Days, Wasted Nights BY JOE NICK PATOSKI The 2000s An Introduction BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY; James Hand: Where the Shadows Are Deepest BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY; Slaid Cleaves at Cactus Cafe BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY; Vallejo, Into the New BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ; The Gourds: Songs of Innocence and Experience BY CHRISTOPHER HESS; Shearwater, The Dissolving Room BY MICHAEL CHAMY; Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eternal & Lowdown BY JIM CALIGUIRI; Clifford Antone: Those Magic Moments BY MARGARET MOSER; TCB: Professor Antone BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY; Dale Watson: One More for Her by Jerry Renshaw; The Weary Boys, The Weary Boys BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY; Okkervil River, Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See BY MICHAEL CHAMY; ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Source Tags & Codes BY MICHAEL CHAMY; Patty Griffin: 1,000 Musical Kisses BY DAVE MARSH; Alejandro Escovedo: Paradise BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ; Del Castillo, Vida BY BELINDA ACOSTA; 2003 SXSW Picks to Click:; Gary Clark Jr. BY MARGARET MOSER; Los Lonely Boys BY BELINDA ACOSTA; Bright Lights, Inner City BY MARGARET MOSER; Blaze, Aural Karate BY JAY TRACHTENBERG; Will Sheff and Will Johnson: Waking the Dead BY MELANIE HAUPT; Scott H. Biram, Lo-Fi Mojo BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY; Explosions in the Sky: Born on the Fourth of July BY MICHAEL CHAMY; Tia Carerra, The November Session BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ; Grupo Fantasma, Movimiento Popular BY DAVID LYNCH; Eliza Gilkyson: Lioness in Winter BY MARGARET MOSER; The Meat Purveyors, Pain by Numbers BY DAVID LYNCH; The 13th Floor Elevators: High Baptismal Flow BY MARGARET MOSER; Por Vida All-Star Tribute Concert at the Paramount BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ; Jesse Dayton: Mighty Fine BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY; Banjo & Sullivan, The Ultimate Collection 1972-1978 BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY; Carolyn Wonderland at Saxon Pub BY MARGARET MOSER; Pinetop Perkins: When I'm 64 BY MARGARET MOSER; The Crack Pipes, Beauty School BY GREG BEETS; Spoon, Gimme Fiction BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ; Jimmy LaFave: Ribbon on the Highway BY DAVE MARSH; DJ Rapid Ric: Whut It Dew BY ROBERT GABRIEL; Tee Double, The Lone Star L.P. BY ROBERT GABRIEL; MC Bavu Blakes and DJ Baby G: Blazing Saddles BY ROBERT GABRIEL; Smog, A River Ain't Too Much to Love BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY; Voxtrot, Raised By Wolves BY DARCIE STEVENS; Randy "Biscuit" Turner: Making Biscuit BY MARC SAVLOV; James McMurtry: Terms of Engagement BY ANDY LANGER; American Analog Set: Static Between Stations BY DARCIE STEVENS; Roky Erickson: Starry Eyes BY MARGARET MOSER; The Sword: Winter's Wolves BY AUDRA SCHROEDER; The Sword: Seek and Destroy BY TRIVETT WINGO; 2006 SXSW Pick to Click: Black Angels BY AUDRA SCHROEDER; The Riverfront Gamblers: Rattle Me Bones BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY; Jon Dee Graham, Full BY ANDY LANGER; Charanga Cakewalk, Chicano Zen BY BELINDA ACOSTA; Clifford Antone: I Saw the Light BY MARGARET MOSER; Sound Team, Movie Monster BY GREG BEETS; TCB: Dark Places BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY; Scratch Acid: The Greatest Gift BY GREG BEETS; Ghostland Observatory at Zilker Park BY DAN OKO; Ralph White: Year of the Squirrel BY AUDRA SCHROEDER; Peter & the Wolf at Eternal BY MICHAEL BERTIN; Li'l Cap'n Travis, Twilight on Sometimes Island BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ; The Octopus Project, Hello, Avalanche BY DARCIE STEVENS; Okkervil River, The Stage Names BY DOUG FREEMAN; Off the Record: Winged Life BY AUSTIN POWELL; Sam Baker: Terrible Beauty BY DOUG FREEMAN; When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Not Noiice BY AUDRA SCHROEDER; Alejandro Escovedo, Real Animal BY MARGARET MOSER Butthole Surfers: Out of the Mouths of Children BY AUSTIN POWELL The Flatlanders, Hills and Valleys BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ 2008 SXSW Picks to Click: Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears BY THOMAS FAWCETT Sarah Jarosz, Song Up in Her Head BY MARGARET MOSER Rosie Flores & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Girl of the Century BY AUDRA SCHROEDER Various Artists, Casual Victim Pile: Austin 2010 BY AUDRA SCHROEDER LZ Love: This Is My Life BY MARGARET MOSER
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Jack & Doris Smothers Series In Texas History, Life, And Culture
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