Having a famous musician as a father can always put pressure on a son or daughter who chooses the same profession. Not so for Bobby Bare Jr. With a blistering sense of humor and an emotional earnestness, Bare has never tried to walk in his father's shoes. Instead, Bare Jr. has released five impressi ... More >>
Since the early 1980s, Barrence Whitfield & the Savages have been pummeling audiences across the globe with a fiery mix of R&B, soul, funk and rock. Known for his over the top stage presence, Whitfield enjoys turning concerts into physical therapy sessions. The recently issued Dig Thy Savage Soul is ... More >>
Even though country singer Wayne "The Train" Hancock was born in the '60s, he comes across like a man from an entirely different generation. His look, mannerisms and style of music are much more akin to someone raised in the Roaring Twenties, though Hancock's first album was released in 1995. Speak ... More >>
"Well if you really wanna raise your voice to me/ It's gonna change how I feel about you, buddy, but it won't change me." Lydia Loveless' "Can't Change Me" is one of those perfect storms, a song that rips out your heart then gets stuck in your head. It's a simple, honest tale, one in which Loveless ... More >>
Back in 1996, when the members of the Old 97's were still residing in Dallas and the group was still considered alt-country, the band's sophomore effort, Wreck Your Life, began the band's popular ascension. Now, Bloodshot Records is reissuing the album with tons of cool bonus material. Titled W ... More >>
Friday, September 4, at the Granada Theater
Friday, September 14, at Rubber Gloves, Denton
Well, really, not much of a kick to this one, but Rhino Records announced the first Old 97's greatest-hits album today, set for release on June 20. Since Rhino's at the helm, that means material from the semi-Dallas band's various record labels--Big Iron, Bloodshot and Elektra--will be combined on o ... More >>
Assassination City Derby: Watch Your Head, Vol. 1 (Crow)
Saturday, November 19, at Gypsy Tea Room
Twenty years later, members of punk legends X get to their roots again. Their roots-rock, that is.
When Bobby Bare Jr. turned his music down, a great album turned up
The State Line (My Aunt Jane's Recordings)/Sway (Neighborhood Recordings)/Cuatro Canciones (Self-released)
The best of Bloodshot Records
Andre Williams may be 63 years old, but he's still agile, mobile, and hostile
Rhett Miller wanted to be famous for as long as he can remember. Will the Old 97's upcoming Fight Songs finally make him a star?
Tom House's backwoods sound carries essential sparks
Whiskeytown and No Depression pour into town
Erykah Badu emerges from nowhere with a record deal and vast ambition
This was the year local music broke, but was it fixed?
A rock great lends his support to the Old 97's