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Ventura at 4AM / THIS USA: Origins

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From the Oil Patch to the Sun: Nick Russell's Early Photography

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August 7, 2020

Dedicated Men of Zion

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When gospel music comes rolling out of the ozone and takes over, it always feels like a bigger presence has arrived to visit. There is a bouncing glory in the music, and a committed zeal...

August 3, 2020

An Ongoing Series

 A compendium of thoughts, reflections, asides or just whatever

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July 13, 2020

Bob Dylan

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July 9, 2020

Marshall Chapman 

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When it’s time to throw some black cat bones and light the voodoo candles. this new Marshall Chapman album would be a good listening companion. The woman whose voice often sounds like i...

May 11, 2020

Joe Ely    

Love in the Midst of Mayhem

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April 18, 2020

Leeann Atherton

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March 19, 2020

Michael Doucet

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March 3, 2020

Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band

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If there is a renaissance person alive in the world today, better make it Terry Allen. Between his paintings, plays and music, Allen has whacked out his own swath the...

February 6, 2020

While 2020 hasn’t really turned on the musical heat yet, have no fear because there is a handful of releases from the latter months of last year to ensure no one is going asleep at the wheel anytime soon. From every style comes...

January 21, 2020

So many new albums released in 2019 undoubtedly prove that music is not only alive and well, but continues to make the world twirl ’round and keep listeners twangin’ at full speed. The first half of the year’s favorites included...

December 18, 2019

Marc Broussard

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 For all-time soul singers who are always exploring new areas looking for songs, Marc Broussard stands tall. Even for him, though, it’s a new stretch to enter the world of lullabies seek...

November 20, 2019

Joseph Arthur

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If there is a present day hidden missile waiting in the rock ranks ready to explode, look to Joseph Arthur. With decades-long dedication to chasing his inner muse, sometimes in the open and others i...

October 9, 2019

Pieta Brown

Freeway

There aren’t any other singers like Pieta Brown. She has a sensuous way of blending the sound of air with music notes that result in magic. It’s as if the clock stops and life’s fascinating mysteries are frozen...

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Going
'Round the 'Net

A mob of the MAGA persuasion

Conducted a statehouse invasion.

Though heavily armed,

They parted unharmed,

And that's how you know they're Caucasian.

Poster Artist

Micael Priest

A Short Film

by Bob Simmons

Micael Priest's work was one of the hallmarks of a special time in Austin. He made the art that drew the crowds to hear the music that made a city. He made us all a little richer just by strokes of a pen

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to see the Film

The RAT File 
Jeffrey Nightbyrd Shero
Short films and stories about the political & social turmoil in the 60's as seen thru the New York underground newspaper RAT
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