The Austin Company

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    SXSW News: Adds Include DEATH, Voivod, Neon Indian, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Trae Tha Truth and Chamillionaire & Paul Wall, Together Again

    This past week a few Houston musicians began getting their dreaded SXSW rejection notices; most notably we heard that Robert Ellis' entry was not accepted. That's a tough bullet to take, considering how well his band does on Wednesday night at Mango's and the quality of his solo album. Either way E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Afermath: The Sword Puts Some Thin Lizzy Boogie In Its Mystical Metal

    Photos by Marc Brubaker / Click here for a slideshow​While Aftermath was watching The Sword at Warehouse Live Sunday night, our mind went forward, H.I. McDunnough-style, into our own future. We imagined ourselves waking up on some less-than-velvet morning 20 years hence, cracking open a cold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: In Which We Fall In Lurve With White Dress

    Photo by Craig Hlavaty​White Dress opened for the Heartless Bastards on Thursday night in Houston, while we were at Them Crooked Vultures in Austin. We finally got to catch them just a few minutes back and sweet mama was it nice. The Austin-based band, led by the raven-haired Arum Rae, kicked the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Random Notes from ACL: The Grass Is Always Greener...

    Chris GrayIt's a little more crowded than this at Zilker now, but it was fun while it lasted.​ The grass is especially sweet at this year's ACL festival. The new turf at Zilker Park is nice too.Now we are in the media tent, surrounded by friends and family: Rocks Off's Austin Chronicle mentor (and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Aftermath: New York Dolls & Black Joe Lewis at the House Of Blues

    Photos by Daniel Kramer Aftermath is not going to purport to know what the New York Dolls were like live, in their Thundered and Killer-ed heyday of kitsch and campy kiss-offs. We weren't even in Pre-K when Buster Poindexter was singing "Hot Hot Hot" on Saturday Night Live. But for chrissakes ... More >>

  • Music

    May 8, 2008
  • Music

    January 31, 2008
  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    Valient Thorr, Riverboat Gamblers

    Valient Thorr and Riverboat Gamblers perform Monday, August 6, at Red Room inside Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717. ASG and Totimoshi are also on the bill.

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Grupo Fantasma

    Grupo Fantasma performs Friday, January 19, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483. Check out the HouStoned Rocks music blog for an interview with Grupo Fantasma vocalist/songwriter Jose Galeano.

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    The Gourds

    The Gourds perform Saturday, December 30, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.

  • Culture

    September 14, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our critics' opinions on local exhibits

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Bring It On

    Why Houston should want a nuclear power plant

  • News

    January 12, 2006

    Roller Grrrls

    They're tough, fast and back on track

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Junior Brown

    Friday, December 2, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.

  • Calendar

    July 14, 2005

    Hip-hop Hoedown

    Bavu Blakes rides into town on Blazing Saddles

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Million-Hour Madness

    Religious charities discover state welfare reform savings are based in part on their backs

  • Music

    March 3, 2005
  • Calendar

    October 14, 2004

    Screen Playing

    Hollywood mixes and mingles at the Austin Film Festival

  • News

    September 30, 2004

    Sinus Headache

    Monikers, not bad movies, are the big riff in this Mystery Science Theater fight

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2004

    Great Globes of Flesh

    A Carnaval celebration, Austin-style

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Caroline Herring

    Friday, January 23

  • News

    October 23, 2003

    Lite Sentences

    TDCJ cuts the calories for convicts, leaving them and guards grumbling

  • News

    October 16, 2003

    Collision Course

    Cyclists are finding out what really lurks along those serene country roads

  • Film

    October 2, 2003

    Hot for Teacher

    Jack Black makes School of Rock rock

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2003

    Blunt Force

    BMC plays ragga jungle at NoDo's Underground Lounge

  • Dining

    May 15, 2003

    Chipotle off the Old Block

    Austin's Serranos Caf and Cantina tries out its Tex-Mex on Houston

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2003

    By the Wayside

    This weird school will wow kids

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Barnyard Boogie

    Former Houstonian Kev Russell talks about Snoop Dogg and Cow Fish Fowl or Pig

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    End of the Bend?

    Jetports and elite resorts may do what border bandits, blistering heat and harsh desert life couldn't: rob Big Bend of its rugged beauty.

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Does Not Compute

    Loopholes still hamper electronic reporting of campaign finances

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2001

    The Vaginas Are Coming

    A candid look at what is it and what it means to boys and girls alike

  • Music

    December 21, 2000

    Bagging Its Own

    Groceries doesn't plan to sell its produce to major distributors

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Lost in the '90s

    Having spent the last decade in a Kafkaesque nightmare, Beaver Nelson finally emerges as Austin's next big thing

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Taken for a Ride?

    An AIDS charity event's enormous expenses are alienating some activists

  • Dining

    March 11, 1999
  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Outside Agitator

    It's not enough for Marc Levin to publish a conservative newspaper. Now he's organizing student clubs at Rice.

  • Music

    December 31, 1998
  • Music

    October 22, 1998
  • Music

    June 11, 1998
  • Calendar

    March 26, 1998
  • Music

    August 28, 1997
  • Calendar

    May 22, 1997
  • Music

    May 22, 1997
  • Music

    October 3, 1996
  • News

    April 18, 1996

    The Fire Next Time?

    Downsizing, outsourcing, deferred maintenance ... It all makes for a volatile mix at Baytown's Exxon refinery.

  • Calendar

    January 25, 1996
  • Calendar

    August 18, 1994
  • Music

    June 30, 1994

    Yiddish Yahoos

    The Austin Klezmorim's clamorous eclecticism

  • Music

    June 2, 1994

    Young, Gifted and Dead

    Gallows humor at some club, and the attack of the killer accordions

  • News

    December 9, 1993

    Lost Cyberweekend

    CyberCulture Houston: Three days of art, music, dance and deep thoughts

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