Music: SXSW Music List No. 9

With their music conference drawing near, now only 19 days away, South By Southwest’s weekly lineup announcements begin to read with some real name recognition. Today’s list of showcasing artists includes late blooming soul vocalist Charles Bradley, TV on the Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe, homegrown heroes Spoon, and Texas troubadours Steve Earle, and Robert Earl […]

Screens: One in a Crowd: Jungle Trap

The VHS era was a glorious cavalcade of low-budget debauchery and untrammeled indie idiocy. Sadly, many of those 90-minute slabs of strangeness are disappearing, with no studio to save them from the gutter from whence the came. But the brave fools of Bleeding Skull! Video are hoping to resurrect the era, one tape at a […]

News: Jumpolin Supporters Claim a Victory

The New York City-based event planning firm that planned to stage a SXSW-timed party at the site of the demolished Jumpolin piñata store on the city’s Eastside has pulled out of the event, its CEO confirmed to the Chronicle. Benjamin Hindman, CEO and co-founder of Splash Inc., initially declined to comment when reached by telephone […]

Music: Next Up at SXSW: Zeke Duhon

“Next Up” continues its South by Southwest preview this week in an interview with Nashville-by-way-of-Tulsa troubadour Zeke Duhon. He recently signed to Big Deal Music (Ray LaMontagne, My Morning Jacket), and has since been writing with the likes of Brett Dennen and Kevin Griffin from Better than Ezra. He’s quirky, Duhon. “Occasionally you can catch […]

News: Referred to Committee

Despite his late public email push, Mayor Steve Adler’s proposal for more staffing was sent to committee last night for further research and review. It wasn’t alone: “Referred to Committee” sprinkled the action summation last night, as the new Council wrestled over contentious items until nearly midnight. The headline debate was over “Item 40” – […]

News: Campaign, Legislators Back Bill to Repeal Anti-Abortion Law

College students from around Texas swarmed the Capitol on Thursday to convince legislators to support, or at least thoughtfully consider, bills that would increase access to women’s health care and promote factually accurate sex education this session. The lobby day came as part of a coalition of reproductive health and pro-choice organizations’ new multiyear campaign […]

Smithville coach investigated for alleged racist remarks

SMITHVILLE, Texas – A Smithville High School coach and teacher is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into something he allegedly said in class. The incident was reported around 11:30 a.m. Thursday. A handful of African American students in an English class were excused to go help set up a Black […]