Steve EarleThere are some pretty big shows coming to town this weekend -- massive ones, actually. But you'll be hard-pressed to find a more important singer than Americana legend Steve Earle, who will perform at Billy Bob's Texas on Saturday night.He's not the only legend playing in town this wee ... More >>
Pretty busy musical Thursday evening we have here, highlighted by three shows at venues that all begin with the letter "L." What are the odds?
As Robert already mentioned a few days ago, Prince will be here soon, reliving his much blogged-about 1984 concert at Reunion Arena on Friday, February 4. One minor snag, though: Reunion Arena was demolished a few years back. No matter -- the show must go on. Prince will set up a huge tent on the ... More >>
Bill EllisonI can't tell if Black Tie Dynasty is saying hello or goodbye.I always thought it would be kind of a great idea for a band to only play break-up or reunion shows. Think about it: You can get a lot of people to come to your last concert. And, likewise, when your band gets back together. ... More >>
The cover of of Montreal's new record. Also, the cover of my 10th grade notebookFlamboyant indie-glam act of Montreal has had a busy year. They were just in town a few months ago, and they'll be back at the Granada Theater on Tuesday, November 2, in support of their new record, False Priest. Get ... More >>
Patrick MichelsThe King Bucks at last year's Barefoot At The Belmont SeriesWe are standing on the brink of the summer season, and with the unbearable heat comes the obligatory summer outdoor live music series. The heat is inevitable, but the Belmont Hotel and the AT&T Performing Arts Center a ... More >>
Even amidst the spectacle of the Polyphonic Spree's annual holiday extravaganza show, reminders of Tripping Daisy abound
Bryan Wakeland just called. First thing he asked: "You remember me?" Well, uh, yeah, sure -- drummer for Tripping Daisy and Polyphonic Spree, right? Right. Been a long time since we last spoke, I guess. Anyway, Wakeland was calling with some news of his very own: He's got a solo album just out -- h ... More >>
The Polyphonic Spree is one Big Moment away from stardom. Right?
Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner
Free to do what he wants, Tim DeLaughter leads his new band on The Polyphonic Spree
New Year's day; Texas Punk Sweethearts; Growth spurt for Polyphonic Spree; Waging Red Animal War
Tim DeLaughter and Mark Pirro on a Polyphonic Spree
Will this year's best local records survive the millennium?
Jeff Whittington has moved away from Adam's Farm and built his own brand-new thing
George Reagan ponders grown-up life during -- and after? -- Hagfish
Picking the best locally made records of 1998 was easy. Who knew?
It's Hard to Swallow, but Vanilla Ice goes...metal?
Reed Easterwood's record is one of the year's best. Good luck finding it
August 20 - 26, 1998
With the new Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb, Tripping Daisy has made the best record of its seven-year career. So what took so long?
The hardest thing Nick Brisco ever did was grow up
Just call these the Old 97's Observer Music Awards
Meredith Miller decides to say folk it and goes rock
South by Southwest '97: Will guitars give up the ghost? Yes and no, but mostly no
Two area favorites are back--one returning, the other reborn
UFOFU brings 'alternative' to ETSU and wins the talent show
Tripping Daisy's Firecracker explodes with riches
Hagfish tries to figure out if they're punk, pop, or just plain horny