The Alamo Drafthouse, an Austin movie theater with a pretty strict no-texting/no-talking policy, recently kicked out a woman who wouldn't obey the rules. She got pissed, and probably drunk, called them, and left a ranty/bitchy voicemail. They used it to create a pre-movie warning which may be the be ... More >>
As you stumble home at 4 a.m. after a night of debauchery only to rise by 8 a.m. for work, and do it again and again, you might not think that your lifestyle is doing much to combat nature's curse, that is, getting old. But it is! (Well, it may depend on how many days of debauchery.) But eith ... More >>
Yes, this holiday hip-hop happy hour-themed party thrown by none other than our own nightlife correspondent Puja Patel is called "I Got Ho's," and yes guest DJ and SOTC stalwart Christopher R. Weingarten has threatened to play a solid hour's worth of Christmas-themed rap (not to mention Insane Clo ... More >>
We were shocked to discover that Coyote Ugly -- that nice little drunkards' warren on First Avenue -- was part of a national empire of saloons, mostly in the south (the shot here is of the Coyote Ugly in Austin, where we thought girls danced on the bar without the encouragement of marketing e ... More >>
Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin -- and now Avec Eric -- fame, and his sommelier, Aldo Sohm, who was named "Best Sommelier in the World" last year, have launched a wine club. Avec Eric Perfect Pairings affords you two bottles along with recipes for $59.99 per month, plus shipping and handling.
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Ted GordonBrooklyn ecstasy-noize troupe Dinowalrus crawl out of the teeny-tiny opening Animal Collective and Black Dice have made for fluttery textures, ambient suckscapes, and incoherent blare-chan ... More >>
Could Jell-O be the perfect food in these tough economic times? At $1.09 for a box of Jell-O or $1.59 for a box of unflavored Knox gelatin, it's cheaper and easier than many desserts.
The recent comprehensive review of organic food that resulted in the conclusion that it's not more n ... More >>
Polaroids from another long, strange trip by Bridget Finn. Todd P, far right.
In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla talks with the director and main subject of the new doc Todd P Goes to Austin: "A documentary or other such deification was inevitable, though Austin, directed by longtime Todd ... More >>
The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party has grown to be one of the great culinary events of the summer. This year the 7th annual edition will be held on June 13th and June 14th in Madison Square, from 11 am till 7 pm, which is two hours longer than the previous year. As usual, the collection of barbecues ... More >>
This pic is tagged "Andrew Peeing on Fader Fort," FYI. CREDIT.
I was intrigued to see this year's iteration of the Fader Fort, generally one of the most elaborate "unofficial" SXSW entities, wherein the trendsetting mag takes over some disused warehouse space or whatnot and runs a four-day alterna ... More >>
Cleveland State: upset special. (Not really.)
So here we are. Austin. Joined by like 30,000 bands, roughly 29,875 we've never heard of, the warm weather a splendid balm to the spirit, the tantalizing prospect of free beer/BBQ/Metallica/copies of The Fader always theoretically within reach. It's a ... More >>
The back patio in 2007
Let it be known that Todd P's deftly orchestrated unofficial all-day parties are one of the SXSW's undisputed highlights, tucked a few blocks away from the main Sixth Street drag on the back patio of Ms. Bea's, the best dive bar South of Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern. So we a ... More >>