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2011 Stories by Cory Graves

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  • Rachael Yamagata Gets By With a Little Help

    published December 1, 2011

    Ever since peer-to-peer services like Napster first began cropping up, music industry professionals have trumpeted warnings about how... More >>

  • Soundgarden, Mastodon

    published October 20, 2011

    A single tweet was all Chris Cornell needed to reverse a decade's worth of staunch denials on the possibility of a Soundgarden... More >>

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Internet-Fueled Rise

    published October 6, 2011

    It's only taken the internet a decade or so to almost singlehandedly cripple the record industry: The rise of Napster in 1999 brought about a... More >>

  • Fort Worth Music Festival

    published September 29, 2011

    By re-branding its yearly Jazz by the Boulevard event as the more universally fitting Fort Worth Music Festival, Fort Worth hopes... More >>

  • Eels Keep Shedding Their Musical Skin

    published July 21, 2011

    Two years after Beck released the massive hit single "Loser" in 1994, Mark Oliver Everett's Eels project exploded in turn with "Novocaine for... More >>

  • David Bazan's Newfound Lack of Faith

    published June 30, 2011

    Since the mid-'90s, David Bazan, more so than any of his contemporaries, has held a reputation for composing shrewd and engrossing songs that... More >>

  • Former Dentonites Help Pull R. Stevie Moore Out of the Bedroom

    published June 30, 2011

    There's a good chance you've never heard of R. Stevie Moore. Despite his legendary status in the indie underground, you more than... More >>

  • Two Knights

    published June 16, 2011

    It's hard to believe that Two Knights were just seniors in high school last year. Now recent graduates Miles DeBruin and Parker Lawson are... More >>

  • Parallel Play

    published June 16, 2011

    On the surface, Parallel Play is nothing more than a run-of-the-mill string band—just your average quartet with a banjo, a guitar, a... More >>

  • Blake Sennett Moves Past Rilo Kiley With The Elected

    published June 16, 2011

    Just last month, former Rilo Kiley guitarist and co-songwriter Blake Sennett released his third album with the band The Elected. Called Bury... More >>

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Approves of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

    published May 26, 2011

    You can draw a couple of conclusions upon hearing the band name Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Firstly, that they are probably punk rockers, as punk... More >>

  • The Second Homegrown Festival Pulls A Nice Crop

    published May 12, 2011

    Sure, Dallas has its fair share of great restaurants, concerts and art galleries. But rarely do all three of these components blend as... More >>

  • El Ten Eleven

    published May 5, 2011

    Los Angeles post-rock duo El Ten Eleven isn't your run-of-the-mill indie-rock two-piece. For starters, their live sound isn't stripped... More >>

  • Jessie Frye

    published April 21, 2011

    Though her brand of melancholy is more akin to Jenny Lewis than St. Vincent, local singer-songwriter Jessie Frye is likely to draw more... More >>

  • Chris Cornell Has One Weakness, Turns Out.

    published March 31, 2011

    During his time fronting Soundgarden, Chris Cornell helped to pioneer the grunge sound of the early '90s that brought national attention to the... More >>

  • Does 35 Conferette Really Promote Local Artists?

    published March 10, 2011

    Although it's entering its third year as a full-blown four-day walkable festival, the newly re-branded 35 Conferette can trace its roots back... More >>

  • The Must-See Acts at 35 Conferette

    published March 10, 2011

    Three years into its existence and, finally, 35 Conferette organizer Chris Flemmons is seeing his dream of a walkable music festival in... More >>

  • Ty Segall

    published February 17, 2011

    Plenty of bands these days hail from California and boast a heavily reverb-washed brand of surf goth that could just as easily pass for a... More >>

  • Flogging Molly Is Changing. And, Not.

    published February 3, 2011

    Getting typecast as "that St. Patrick's Day band" could be a terrifying prospect. But whereas some respond to such designation by... More >>

  • Ozzy Osbourne, Slash

    published January 20, 2011

    Twenty-five years into an already remarkable career, rock 'n' roll's most recognizable guitarist finally got around to releasing a proper solo... More >>

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