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2005 Stories by Noah W. Bailey

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  • Blowin' Up

    published December 8, 2005

    The holiday season is a time for family, friends, reflection and, of course, maxing out the power circuits in your house. For many, December just... More >>

  • This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

    published December 1, 2005

    Thursday, December 1 For 364 days and 22 hours out of the year, Starbucks is perfectly content charging you an arm and a leg for bad Ray... More >>

  • The Girls Next Door

    published November 24, 2005

    There was a time when it was perfectly respectable for a grown man to have a poster of a beautiful woman on his wall. It could be said that women... More >>

  • Scott H. Biram

    published November 17, 2005

    On March 25, 2003, Scott H. Biram was severely injured in a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler, his truck run over by a careless driver talking... More >>

  • Chevy Speed Stampede, with Willie Nelson, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, more

    published November 3, 2005

    It's not everyday that the biggest living legend in Texas music plays on the street in downtown Dallas, but this Friday, Willie Nelson will do... More >>

  • Iron and Wine with Calexico

    published October 27, 2005

    For Calexico's Joey Burns and John Convertino, agreeing to collaborate with Sam Beam of Iron and Wine was a no-brainer. It's an indie dream come... More >>

  • Marah

    published October 20, 2005

    Marah used to be an easy band to fall in love with. Their first two albums were shambling folk rock masterpieces held together with duct tape and... More >>

  • Constantines

    published October 13, 2005

    The Constantines' first two albums cast a very long shadow. Combining post-punk instrumental smarts with dark, Springsteen-style anthems, their... More >>

  • Ryan Adams and the Cardinals

    published October 6, 2005

    Ryan Adams wants you back. He knows you only liked about seven songs on Rock N Roll and Love Is Hell, and he's decided to spend all... More >>

  • My Morning Jacket

    published October 6, 2005

    If 2003's It Still Moves was the album that showed why My Morning Jacket was ready to play stadiums, Z is the one that proves they... More >>

  • Wolf Parade

    published September 29, 2005

    Montreal's Wolf Parade sure looks good on paper. The band's members have played with a who's who of Canadian indie rock bands, including the... More >>

  • On the Road Again

    published September 15, 2005

    The members of Magnolia Electric Co. don't listen to a lot of music on the road. Relentlessly touring behind the two records they've released this... More >>

  • Devendra Banhart

    published September 15, 2005

    If you believe the songs on Cripple Crow, that goddamned hippie Devendra Banhart is some sort of sexed-up Johnny Appleseed, sewing his... More >>

  • Calexico/Iron and Wine

    published September 15, 2005

    Two albums and three EPs into his career, the man known as Iron and Wine is still plucking songs from his original 2001 home demos, and his latest... More >>

  • Rodney Crowell

    published September 8, 2005

    Rodney Crowell has long been country music's answer to Paul McCartney. He may have been raised in blue collar Houston honky-tonks, but beneath his... More >>

  • Pernice Brothers, Phosphorescent, The Cloud Room

    published September 8, 2005

    Over the course of four LPs and one kick-ass live album, Joe Pernice and his rock and roll brothers have produced some of the finest power-pop... More >>

  • Demons and Angels

    published September 1, 2005

    Between songs, Mara Lee Miller receives a signal from the man behind the boards at Sons of Hermann Hall. Her band, Bosque Brown, only has time for... More >>

  • Danny Barnes

    published August 25, 2005

    The "woohoos" in "Sympathy for the Devil" have been begging for the high and lonesome treatment ever since the Stones laid them to tape in 1968.... More >>

  • Brave Combo

    published August 25, 2005

    Brave Combo is, hands-down, the most dependable band in local music. They almost always play "The Chicken Dance," they never fail to start a party... More >>

  • Shawn Sahm, Flaco Jimenez and Augie Meyers

    published August 18, 2005

    Ever since Doug Sahm passed away in 1999, there's been a Sahm-sized hole deep in the heart of Texas. Sir Doug was the consummate Texas musician,... More >>

  • Pajo

    published August 11, 2005

    Elliott Smith may be dead, but his spirit and voice haunt every track on Pajo. David Pajo, the former Slint member who has previously... More >>

  • Robbie Fulks

    published August 11, 2005

    Robbie Fulks has made a career out of pissing people off in creative ways. After building a cult following with two mid-'90s platters of hardcore... More >>

  • Holopaw

    published August 4, 2005

    Holopaw's songs are a lot like the clouds on the cover of their newest album, Quit +/or Fight--beautiful, delicate and seemingly apt to... More >>

  • Grey DeLisle

    published July 28, 2005

    Make no mistake--Grey DeLisle loves the hell out of Dolly Parton, and as female country artists go, it's hard to find a better model to follow.... More >>

  • The Volebeats

    published July 28, 2005

    Besides the White Stripes, the Volebeats might be the best band the Motor City has to offer. Like the Jayhawks drenched in reverb, they make... More >>

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