Eric Waggoner

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  • 14 years ago

    Even the loosest, freest musical movements need standard-bearers, those few acts whose rigorous work ethic keeps the younger whelps in line. And so it was that Widespread Panic, one of the earliest groups to build a dedicated performance-based fol...

  • 14 years ago

    Everything in his little patch of Texas was blooming except for those high skinny weeds, and Darden Smith couldn't decide what to do about it. The Austin-based songwriter had had a plan for his back yard, once upon a time. The earth between his ho...

  • 14 years ago

    Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of knowing the world, then art is relegated to a kind of rumpus room of the mind, and the irresponsibility o...

  • 14 years ago

    It's tough to be the Kings. Ask Bryan Ledford: four shows, count 'em, in 24 hours. That was yesterday's itinerary. "Oh, man," he says, when asked to recount them. "Let's see; we played late Friday night from 12 to 3, then we played at the Starkvil...

  • 14 years ago

    For those of us whose tastes in culture-watching run to the absurd, there was a certain giddy joy that came from walking through the local record store and seeing the cover art of Andrew Wilkes-Krier's I Get Wet reproduced poster-size on the walls...

  • 14 years ago

    You can't buy the kind of publicity Wilco received last year, when Reprise declined to release the newly completed Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (see "Sunken Treasure," September 20, 2001). Blocked from direct access to the mass market, Jeff Tweedy and com...


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