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Austin (Texas)

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    May 5, 2014

    The James Beard Awards Happen Tonight -- And You Can Livestream the Ceremony

    The Oscars of the food world will take place today in New York City when the James Beard Foundation honors the country's best food and beverage professionals at the 24th annual James Beard Awards. The event will take place at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center and will be livestreamed onlin ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    Apple to Open Manufacturing Facility in Mesa

    Apple will start manufacturing some of its products in Mesa.Governor Jan Brewer's office announced today that the plant "will create at least 700 quality jobs in the first year and generate significant capital investment."

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    June 10, 2013

    Southwest Flight From LAX to Austin Lands at Sky Harbor Due to Bomb Threat

    A Southwest flight that took off from LAX and was headed for Austin, Texas, landed at Sky Harbor after someone phoned in a bomb threat.Statements released by airport officials indicate that the plane is isolated on one of the runways, as the 143 passengers were evacuated. Police were blocking access ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    2013 AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival in Scottsdale on May 18

    As much as we respect beer in bottles we have to admit there are quite a few benefits that come with sipping your suds out of a can. First of all the can is much more beach and pool friendly not to mention lighter (and therefore easier to transport) and never, ever requires a bottle opener. See al ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    The Worst Shows of SXSW 2013

    Security and Cops Gettin' Wild: Look, I get it. Every drunken dickhead in town "knows someone" or thinks he has pull at the door, but that doesn't mean the hammer goes down on everyone. I was stopped by two cops who didn't want me to walk 50 yards from where the Smashing Pumpkins would be playing an ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    50 Important SXSW Questions

    Editor: We have so many questions here in Austin. Here are 50 of them. 1. Will I like the pedicab costumed as The Hulk if he gets angry? 2. Are we all really just in New York? 3. Is this t-shirt rad? 4. Do you want to get some 'za, which is now absolutely the slang for pizza? 5. How far can you spr ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    TMI Radio SxSW Showcase at Crescent Ballroom, 1/9/13

    Palms, Wiley One, Jared and the Mill, and Sara Robinson and Midnight Special @ Crescent Ballroom|1/9/13South by Southwest, the sort of Mecca of indie music, is kind of a big deal. A good show there can make or break a band, even if the event itself is a tad self-indulgent. I once hitchhiked there, s ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    What Are the Top 10 Most "Spotified" Songs in Phoenix?

    You have to look pretty hard for someone who doesn't have an opinion about Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service that launched in 2008 and hit the States in 2011. It's hard to deny its ease, selection, and um, free-ness, but it's also been a magnet for controversy. In both the controversial ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Grupo Fantasma, Fayuca, Crescent Ballroom, 4/8/12

    Grupo Fantasma and Fayuca Crescent Ballroom Sunday, April 8 There can't be too many places in the world where you can spend the first half of your day observing a certain notorious motorcycle club's barbecue shindig with a bunch of tattooed, leather-clad pistoleros and the second half at some swing ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Good Old War Talks Leaving Philadelphia and Finding Home On the Road

    Despite their tongue-in-cheek moniker, there's nothing truly controversial about Good Old War. It would be tough to argue the negative sides of singable indie folk, after all. The Philadelphia-based trio makes pretty music. It's accessible. They're not looking to be the next hipster fad, but to hav ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Treasure MammaL's "Real Talk Diaries" Chapter Five

    Friday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. I wake up to the above photo. This tour feels more than three days old. Outside, the morning is overcast but refreshing. While my bandmates sleep, I do push-ups and yoga in the backyard; Treasure MammaL teaches you not to give a fuck in public. I reflect on the poor ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012
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    October 6, 2011
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    October 5, 2011

    Man Killed in Chaotic I-10 Wrecks Identified; Dust Caused Three Chain Reaction Collisions in Four Hours

    ​Unbelievably, there was only one fatality in a series of large-vehicle wrecks on Interstate 10 yesterday afternoon, and the deceased has been identified 66-year-old William Tatsch of Austin, Texas.In total, there were three separate wrecks -- involving nearly 30 vehicles -- caused by a dust ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    White Denim at The Sail Inn Last Night

    Shawn AndersonWhite Denim​White Denim Sail Inn Monday, May 23, 2011In the world of current indie rock, there seem to be two places which produce a fairly high number of quality bands: Canada and Texas -- specifically, Austin, Texas. One band in particular, White Denim, stands out amongs ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    SXSW: A Look Back For Those of You Who Missed Out

    Jonathan McNamaraCheck out this and more photos like it in our "Bands of SXSW" slideshow.​Another SXSW has come and gone leaving the echoes of hundreds of bands ringing in our ears and the streets of Austin, Texas covered in fliers for showcases long since past. If you didn't make it down to the ... More >>

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    March 19, 2011

    The Sound Strike's Spin on Their SXSW Panel, Old 97's and More from SXSW

    The Sound StrikeArizona activist Leilani Clark, Sound Strike organizer Javier Gonzalez and rapper Immortal Technique pose after The Sound Strike panel at SXSW.​A day ago, I told you what happened at the panel discussion The Sound Strike hosted at South By Southwest. The group, which is organizing ... More >>

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    March 19, 2011

    Kanye West's SXSW Show Already Has People Lined Up

    Jonathan Lucio would like to sell you his SXSW badge... He doesn't need it anymore, he's spending his day waiting to see Kanye West.​People are already lined up waiting to get into Kanye West's hyped-up show at South By Southwest.Only 1,000 people will get into the super-exclusive show, which is w ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Jimmie Dale Gilmore (a.k.a. Smokey from The Big Lebowski) Performs Live and More from SXSW

    Jonathan McNamaraJimmie Dale's SXSW Showcase at the Driskell Hotel.​Remember Smokey, the pacifist who may or may not have stepped over the line while bowling in The Big Lebowski? He was the fidgety, silver-haired opponent who insisted The Dude mark it eight despite Walter's contention that his toe ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    March 7, 2011

    Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and Old Crow Medicine Show Steam Through Chandler in April on 'Railroad Revival Tour'; Tix on Sale March 9

    ​British retro-folk revivalists Mumford & Sons have made it no secret they yearn for a bygone era when electricity was something to be marveled at and a man's facial hair could be as intricate as the handwriting in the letters he receives fortnightly from his dear sweet love.So it's not enough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    The Refreshments are Playing SXSW (But Don't Get Too Excited)

    ​The Refreshments are playing South By Southwest.   No, not those Refreshments. The famous Tempe act from the 90's is still very much broken up. Not that you'd know it from a hilarious listing on a SXSW site which names a band called the Refreshments from Tempe, Arizona. The site&nb ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Kinch, Marianne Dissard, Gospel Claws and Mega Ran are the Only Arizona Artists Confirmed for SxSW So Far

    ​As of right now, Arizona only has four acts confirmed for showcases at the king-making SXSW music conference and festival. That number could go up -- organizers say they're still adding acts and will up until mid-March, when the amps click on in Austin -- but so far Marianne Dissard of Tucson, Go ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Landmine Marathon Debuts New Video for "Shadows Fed to Tyrants"

    ​How do you make a metalhead swoon? Play him the new video for "Shadows Fed to Tyrants" by Phoenix grindcore band Landmine Marathon. If you read my feature on the band last year, you probably didn't have to read between too many lines to figure out that I have a huge crush on lead screamer Grace P ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Salsa Showdown: Breakfast Taco Salsa

    Jonathan McNamara Now where are the breakfast tacos? ​Real cooks can't stay out of the kitchen. That's why four of Chow Bella's regular contributors have concocted four different types of salsa just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Check in next week to see who won the showdown. Now, someone pass ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Attention, Phoenix: Your SxSW-Related Shows Suck. Love, Tucson

    Tucson: Plenty of room at the Inn for indie bands headed to SXSW. Sorry, Phoenix is all full up!​Dear residents of the Phoenix metropolitan area,I hope you enjoyed Cizmarch Madness, Rampage Fest, or the two-hour series premiere of Minute To Win It this weekend.While I'm sure those of you who made ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Rites of Spring Ball, Tim Barry, Miss Derringer, and More

    Deja Dance will participate in the Rites of Spring Ball on Friday at the Alwun House.According to the calendar on our wall, more than a week remains until spring has officially arrived. But for all intents and purposes, it feels like it's already sprung. The last gasp of winter has come and gone, te ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Antique Scream, SxSW, Self-Loathing Bands, and Cizmarch Madness in This Week's Issue

    Antique Scream​This week's music feature is about Antique Scream, who moved from the Valley to the Pacific Northwest over a year ago, and is now coming back on tour.Also in this week's issue, you'll find the lowdown on every Valley band headed out to Austin for SxSW in the coming week. We'll give ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Cafe: La Condesa Gourmet Taco Shop

    ​This week The New York Times released an article about the best places in Austin, Texas for breakfast tacos. Eggs in a tortilla may be all the rage in Tejas, but around these parts, we prefer the Mexican staple with lunch and dinnertime in mind. Take La Condesa Gourmet Taco Shop for example. ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Phoenix Rape Suspect Busted in Texas

    Darryl Clark​Police in Austin, Texas arrested a man earlier this month wanted by the Phoenix Police Department for the January rape and assault of a woman at a Phoenix truck stop.On February 11, Austin police arrested 40-year-old Darryl Clark after he was identified by Phoenix police as a suspect ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010
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    November 18, 2009

    Hot Links: Grenades For Sale, Injured Horses, and Jan Brewer

    ​Department of Public Safety officers arrested three people last night for trying to sell live grenades. The suspects were arrested in Maryvale, just west of Phoenix. Officers say they are still looking for another suspect in connection with the attempted sales...Last night, two horses were in ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Former Format Frontman's New Band, Fun, Starts Touring Tomorrow

    That Format-size hole in the heart of Phoenix music fans is about to get a little healing. Fun, the new NYC-based project by The Format's Nate Ruess, with ex-Anathallo multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost and Steel Train's Jack Antonoff, will embark on a 34-date tour with Manchester Orchestra tomorrow. ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Mini T's, What Laura Says Play SxSW Showcases

    Greetings from the outskirts of Austin, Texas, where we're holed up in a hotel after a long day of music at South by Southwest's opening day. What happened? Well, a few Phoenix bands played their showcases, hopefully making an impression on tastemakers and industry types at this massive festival, wh ... More >>

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    August 5, 2008

    Weezer Reveals Tour Locations...Sort Of

    By Jonathan McNamara Weezer loves YouTube. If the video for "Pork and Beans" wasn't proof enough, there's this latest offering from the band on their official YouTube channel that reveals the band's upcoming tour route...through song. Did I hear "Phoenix" in there? The band says the concert w ... More >>

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    March 28, 2008

    Thanks for Playing: An interview with Bob Schneider

    Bob Schneider is a respected singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, a prolific road warrior who’s managed to release 20 albums in 16 years (eight as a solo artist, and 12 with various bands and side projects like Ugly Americans and The Scabs). His latest record, When Sun Breaks Down on the Moon ... More >>

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    March 5, 2008
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    January 3, 2007

    Instro Magic

    the Brothers Bell Today I'm talking with brothers Mike and Jared Bell, aka the Lymbyc Systym. The duo's on the verge of releasing its first LP for Mush Records, already home to avant-weirdos and ethereal experimentation from artists like Clouddead, Her Space Holiday, Aesop Rock and more. The LP, wh ... More >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Turning Japanese

    Never can say sayonara

  • Music

    May 13, 2004
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    April 15, 2004

    Letters

    Letters from the week of April 15,2004

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    Various Artists

    Heartworn Highways (Navarre)

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2003

    You Hook Me All Night Long

    Off the Hook's benefit concert takes a village, people

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Unmodified

    Downtown performance space changes hands, but not intentions

  • Calendar

    February 25, 1999
  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Shooting Star

    Three years ago, at the pinnacle of their 15-year career, local rock heroes the Meat Puppets vanished from view, after bass player Cris Kirkwood became addicted to cocaine and heroin. The story only gets worse from there.

  • News

    April 18, 1996

    Scouting a Deal

    Quirky modern rockers Trunk Federation have a recording contract in the bag

  • Music

    April 18, 1996

    Songbird Rising

    Live music in Phoenix is there if you want it -- whatever it is you want

  • Music

    November 30, 1995

    Bourbon Cowboy

    Dale Watson says Nashville's country music is on the rocks. That's why he serves hisstraight-up.

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    October 12, 1995
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