ACL Festival

ACL Music Festival: Day-by-day surprises

by Daniel Ramirez on July 12, 2017

Photo Credit: Roger Ho This year's Austin City Limits Music Festival  day-to-day lineup has been released and there's a real shocker in the mix. Arguably the biggest headliner has been moved from a typical closing...

Make a Date with ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

by Hunter Lanier on July 5, 2017

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” and I start off on the wrong foot. Spider-Man has never been my super powered do-gooder of choice. I find his incessant need to be the class clown—even though nobody is watching, except...

ZACH Brings The Legends To Life In ‘Million Dollar Quartet’

by Zach Theatre on June 27, 2017

Austin’s ZACH Theatre recently announced the Tony® Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, inspired by the true story of musical icons, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins coming to the stage, and...

‘War’: What is it Good For?

by Hunter Lanier on June 26, 2017

"War for the Planet of the Apes" had me worried. With the first word in the title and the average trilogy's tendency to up the ante in all the wrong ways, I expected something brash, bloated and focused on...

Classic Rock Comes To Austin

by Greg Lemen on June 26, 2017

Although Chicago and The Doobie Brothers formed nearly a half-century ago, the bands recently pulled in for a pit stop at the Austin360 amphitheater adjacent to the Circuit of The Americas racetrack on Saturday, June...

Just Like A ‘Wonder Woman’

by Hunter Lanier on June 14, 2017

In her fantastic 2003 film, "Monster," Patty Jenkins undertook the herculean—or should I say Amazonian—task of humanizing a serial killer, and somehow pulled it off. Her task with "Wonder Woman" is just as complicated, maybe...

“It Comes at Night” Is Horror Done Right

by Hunter Lanier on June 12, 2017

It may be true that there is nothing to fear but fear itself, but as "It Comes at Night" proves, fear itself is nothing to sneer at. In small doses, fear might produce involuntary spasms or mild...

Suzanna Choffel Finds New Beginnings With ‘Hello Goodbye’

by Katy Thorson on June 5, 2017

At the bottom of the liner notes for her latest LP, “Hello Goodbye,” Suzanna Choffel concludes thanks for her first album since 2013’s “Archer” with one sentence: “This one’s for you baby bear.” The sentiment’s...