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2008 Stories by Jesse Hughey

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  • The Frontier Brothers

    published October 16, 2008

    The Frontier Brothers are what might have happened if the love children of Randy Newman and Stephen Malkmus were born, as the Brothers claim to... More >>

  • Onstage Offense

    published October 9, 2008

    Patrice Oneal wonders whether condoms work. "If you're going to fuck a bitch with a condom on, and she go, 'Ooh, I'm so glad you got that... More >>

  • Whiskey Laugh

    published October 9, 2008

    Jameson Irish Whiskey's abortion of a comedy tour somehow managed to choose the four least funny overgrown frat-boy douchebags on Earth, with Bert... More >>

  • The Winners and Losers of ACL Fest 2008

    published October 2, 2008

    This year's Austin City Limits Festival ushered out the summer concert season with performances by Beck, Erykah Badu, Spiritualized and dozens... More >>

  • Astronautalis

    published October 2, 2008

    Like his 2006 album The Mighty Ocean and Nine Dark Theaters, Astronautalis' latest is a collection of stories about growing up,... More >>

  • Sliding Home

    published October 2, 2008

    Conventional wisdom has it that people in Texas like things bigger, but that's no excuse for White Castle not to at least try to sell its... More >>

  • Loco Photog

    published October 2, 2008

    I'm normally pretty reserved, but by the end of the night I first met Scotty "Crazy Picture Guy" Mankoff, I was wearing a papier... More >>

  • A Dish Called Wanda

    published September 25, 2008

    With supporting roles in Evan Almighty, My Super Ex-Girlfriend and The New Adventures of Old Christine, comedienne Wanda... More >>

  • Spencer Krug Lends Wolf Parade, Swan Lake and Sunset Rubdown A Unique Voice

    published September 25, 2008

    As a singer for collaborative bands Wolf Parade and Swan Lake, as well as his own project, Sunset Rubdown, Spencer Krug's unique voice... More >>

  • Clint Niosi

    published September 25, 2008

    Clint Niosi's debut album gives the impression that the songwriter is a perpetual scholar, one who consoles himself in academia, searching... More >>

  • Toonces, Noooooo!

    published September 18, 2008

    This just in: Victoria Jackson is still alive. Remember her? The squeaky-voiced airhead who did handstands on Dennis Miller's "Weekend... More >>

  • Another Matter Entirely

    published September 18, 2008

    It's about 11:30 p.m., at the tail end of an interview with most of The Theater Fire crew, when a strange mechanical sound approaches from down... More >>

  • He Did What?

    published September 11, 2008

    Did you know that Chester A. Arthur spent more than three hours a day grooming his sideburns and mustache? Or that Rutherford B. Hayes gambled... More >>

  • Junot He's Good

    published September 11, 2008

    I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but if I hadn't, I might not have discovered Junot Díaz. The cover of Drown,... More >>

  • American Werewolf Academy

    published September 11, 2008

    For bands that last long enough to make three albums, the third is often a major turning point. American Werewolf Academy is no exception. For... More >>

  • Deep Snapper

    published September 11, 2008

    "We make music because of d. boon, mike watt, george hurley, and ed crawford," read the credits on Deep Snapper's latest CD, as if The... More >>

  • Grandmaster Flash

    published September 11, 2008

    It's not every day that you get the chance to witness a live performance by someone who literally invented a new instrument and was one of a... More >>

  • To Kill a Sunrise

    published September 11, 2008

    In an odd coincidence, both The Eagles and The Eagles of Death Metal are playing Dallas this week. Which is as good an opportunity as any to... More >>

  • Hot Potato

    published September 4, 2008

    Austin artists Jennifer Chenoweth and Todd Campbell created Shine + Burn through a variation on the exquisite corpse game, passing... More >>

  • Sitcom Survivor

    published September 4, 2008

    You know that friend who doesn't drink or get high anymore, but he's always telling crazy-ass tales from when he did? I don't mean mundane stories... More >>

  • Red Monroe, Baboon, Pikahsso and Tahiti with Glen Reynolds

    published September 4, 2008

    It's quite appropriate that such a diverse lineup would play at the closing party for the Jason Janik exhibition at Kettle Art Gallery. Over... More >>

  • The Slow Burners

    published August 28, 2008

    There are very few bands that manage to come up with a name that really says something about the band’s sound, but The Slow Burners have done... More >>

  • Hotz-Headed

    published August 28, 2008

    I despise Ikea. The store's furniture is rickety, particle-board crap that costs about twice what you'd pay at Wal-Mart and is distinguished only... More >>

  • Friends Of Freddie

    published August 28, 2008

    Nice to see that The Granada Theater is continuing the tradition of honoring one of the most influential musicians associated with the city.... More >>

  • Symbolyc One

    published August 28, 2008

    Symbolyc One, aka producer and rapper S1, keeps a busy schedule as part of Waco's Strange Fruit Project and Erykah Badu's funky electronic... More >>

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