For more than 50 years, Johnny Winter made his guitar sing the blues. A lightning fast player mixed with a growling voice, Winter was part of a long lineage of Texas blues guitarists like Lightnin' Hopkins, T-Bone Walker and Stevie Ray Vaughan who simply didn't just play the blues but channeled them ... More >>
The moment when a festival lineup is revealed is always an exciting one. It's a split second that's rife with anticipation, and it can be downright exuberant if it contains unexpected surprises and bucket-list bookings. Conversely, that moment of concert-going epiphany can quickly be deflated if the ... More >>
Most people have heard of psychedelic rock -- a mid '60s music closely associated with the psychedelia counterculture. But what you might not know is that its roots started right here in Texas, with 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson first using the term almost fifty years ago in 1965. Sin ... More >>
Well folks, we've got a slow show week upon us. Which makes sense, considering we're all taking our Christmas trees down and recovering from all the holiday hoopla that has taken over our day-to-day lives for the last couple of months. Though quantity may be low, quality is high. Between Riverboat G ... More >>
Lance Lopez is a blues talent unlike any other working today. He spent much of his childhood here in Dallas before moving to New Orleans, where he launched a career that includes mentorship from Billy Gibbons. You can read more about Lopez in this week's music feature, but we didn't have room there ... More >>
This is your official warning Dallas, It's going to be a rough Monday. This weekend is packed to the brim with great live music and there's nothing you can do about it. Honestly, you'll be lucky if you make it to brunch at all (gasp). Friday night will be especially taxing, as you have five great sh ... More >>
The Lone Star State has long produced some of the greatest blues legends to ever pick up a guitar or stand behind a microphone. Legends like Albert Collins from Leona, Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins from Centerville and Johnny Winter from Beaumont all have found the blues in Texas. Hell, we even have a Gra ... More >>
Safe to say that I was doing bong hits on the couch one afternoon back in 1987 when Michael Alago, the A&R rep from Elektra Records who discovered and signed Metallica, called me up out of the blue and asked what was happening with the music scene here in Dallas. Alago was based in New York City, an ... More >>
Editor: In last week's music feature, Christian McPhate began his search for a guitar. Not just any guitar, but his Trigger, his missing part. In that story, he went north to our weird music utopia, Denton, and came away with nothing. Here, he tries his hand in Dallas. I'll start you with his opener ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Tami ThomsenAs a high school student, Tami Thomsen, the main cog in the wheel that is (former Dee ... More >>
Quite a diverse collection of musical options available in the area this Wednesday evening. Choose wisely.
Tuesday, January 18, at the Granada Theater
Interesting couple of "shows" happening in the North Texas area tonight. Fans of classic rock, metal and bizarre performance art all have something to look forward to this evening.
Saturday, March 6,at the Granada Theater
Besides being ranked 23rd on Rolling Stone's Greatest Guitarists of All Time list, Warren Haynes is also one bad mother on stage.But, off stage, the Allman Brothers/Gov't Mule guitarist turned out to be a pretty affable guy who spoke quite eloquently about a number of subjects--beginning with wha ... More >>
As we mentioned yesterday, Dallas-born blues guitar great Rocky Hill will be buried today in Hopkins County, with a funeral beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a graveside service. Soon as we noted his death on Friday at the age of 62, Friend of Unfair Park LakeWWWooder sent us this photo of Hill at the ... More >>
A flood of inaugural party invites hits our mailbox
The Monthly's music issue strikes a bum note
Two garage-rock compilations raise The Esquires, Irving's psychedelic-rock greats, from the dead
A year after some tasty national press, Buck Jones releases its second album
James Bland's postcards from the edge of a scene
The vitality stops, but the music just keeps on comin'