Butch Hancock

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    September 3, 2014

    The Best North Texas Country Shows in September

    Hey, country fans, ready to see some shows? As always, there are many great rootsy acts that will swing through North Texas throughout September, so get ready to gas up the truck, fill the flask and put some miles on those tires. Here are most can't-miss shows of the lot, lest ye be less-country tha ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    Photos: Inside The Vagabond, a Neighborhood Bar and Texas Songwriter Hangout

    There was still bubble wrap on the rafters and plastic over the doorway at the Vagabond last night, but it was still easy to see what the newest bar from some familiar faces will become. "It's just a neighborhood bar with snappy background decor," says owner John Kenyon. They'll have music every W ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    You'll Never See Dallas From a DC-9 at Night Again

    This music blog takes its name from the opening line of Jimmie Dale Gilmore's "Dallas," a song written in the early '70s and recorded most famously by his trio with Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, The Flatlanders. Have you ever seen Dallas from a DC-9 at night? On Monday, after 49 years in the air, th ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, Starring Aesop Rock, Identity Fest and More

    Every Thursday we bring you our 10 favorite concert options for the coming weekend. Find every concert for this weekend and beyond at Identity Festival Friday, August 10, at Gexa Energy Pavilion Identity Festival pretty much marks the greatest day of the year for EDM fa ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012
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    August 2, 2012

    The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List

    100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    13 of This Weekend's Best Shows: Neil Halstead, The Coathangers, KISS and more

    Neil HalsteadSaturday, August 4, at Good RecordsOnce the lead singer of one of the loudest and dreamiest shoegaze acts, Slowdive, Neil Halstead has somehow found himself far away from the style he once perfected. After a decade of playing country pop in Mojave 3, he's now strumming solo, in preview ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #39-20

    Best Texas songs, #100-80 Best Texas songs, #79-60 Best Texas songs, #59-40 The Spotify playlist for songs #39-20 39. Billy Joe Shaver, "Live Forever" "Live Forever" is an emotional experience. The line, "Don't let the darkness take them" is tear-inducing, given that his own son, Eddy, was take ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    15 of This Weekend's Best Shows: Miguel Migs, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Iris DeMent and More

    It'll Do Club Grand OpeningSaturday, June 16, at It'll Do ClubEver driven eastbound on Elm Street until it hits the dead end? Then chances are you've seen the It'll Do Club. Shrouded in the long-forgotten East Ellum neighborhood, this club opening marks another step in Deep Ellum's expansion. Plu ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Townes Van Zandt

    The great Butch Hancock will be at AllGood Cafe tonight, kicking off a March residency and the cafe's fist annual Townes Van Zandt birthday tribute. Hancock does a similar yearly jam at the Cactus Cafe in Austin, and he's a master storyteller, especially when talking about Townes. He's even more rev ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Shelby Lynne at the Kessler and the Best of Your Weekend

    Shelby Lynne​It's kind of hard to look the other way when you see that Shelby Lynne's coming to Dallas, and the Kessler Theater of all venues. Should be a great, intimate place to catch a handful of the country star's hits.That's just the start.We already mentioned Daniel Hart at El Sibil on Satur ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Townes, Guy and Ray Wylie at the Three Teardrops

    ​Whenever I drive down this stretch of IndustrialRiverfront, which is often, I think about what used to be there: the Three Teardrops Tavern, the honky-tonk that served as home-away-from for old-timers (Boots Bourquin was a regular), newcomers (Ed Burleson got his start there) and those in-between ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    B.B. King at Billy Bob's Texas, The Boom Boom Box at La Grange, and More Show Announcements

    ​It's a far cry from B.B. King's legendary 1968 performance at Fillmore West in San Fransisco, where the story has it that he was booed by black audience members. But, as he's done many times since, King is returning to perform at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth on Saturday, February 25.Tickets fo ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011


    Friday, December 9, at AllGood Cafe

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    November 30, 2011

    Grimes, Dr. Dog and an Impressive List of Show Announcements

    ​There are weeks when the show announcements are about as flimsy as a wet persimmon. Fortunately, this is not one of them. For starters, Grimes is coming to town. Her last performance  was a brilliant showing at Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest, in which she wooed the audience with her mix of Madonna's ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    New Year's Eve Spectacular With The Polyphonic Spree, and a Very Dense List of Show Announcements

    ​The Polyphonic Spree certainly loves the holidays. It makes sense, seeing as they're the most joyful band on the planet. And only three weeks after they throw their annual Holiday Extravaganza at Lakewood Theater, they're throwing a New Year's Eve bash at House Of Blues on December 31. Which show ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    By Way of Joe Ely, Rhett Miller Helps Remind Us How This Blog Got Its Name.

    What do you say we go and print some of these suckers up now that we're famous?​Every few months or so, it just so happens that someone will pop up on our radar and ask us how this here blog got its name. To be honest: We're not quite sure who picked it. Our memories here in the music department t ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Joe Ely Tells Us Why He's Now Satisfied At Last

    Joe Ely​At 64, Joe Ely is the elder statesman of Texas music. For over three decades, Ely has continuously released some of the most influential country-rock and folk albums around, inspiring and influencing bands as disparate as The Clash and Uncle Tupelo. Beginning his career in Lubbock while pl ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    November 22, 2010

    Over The Weekend: The Flatlanders at Sons of Hermann Hall

    Better than: Seeing the Flatlanders at the Wyly or the Granada, where they've played their last two shows. The ballroom at the Sons of Hermann Hall is their natural element, as dusty and real as the colorful West Texas characters that populate the band's best songs.Will Van Overbeek​The silver-hai ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010
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    November 25, 2009

    Picture Show: The Flatlanders at the Wyly Theatre

    Patrick MichelsRyan Bingham, singing with Joe Ely here, played Shemp to the Flatlanders' Jimmie, Butch and Joe.​ Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock christened the Wyly Theatre's concert stage Tuesday night (they're the first non-Shakespearean act to play the new theater, at least), wra ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Free Flatlanders: A Contest!

    ​The folks at the AT&T Performing Arts Center picked quite the inaugural concert for the Wyly Theatre: The Flatlanders, otherwise known as Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock. No doubt they'll break in the joint Tuesday night with the first song on their first album, recorded in 197 ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Picture Show: The Flatlanders at the HOB

    Gloria Levario In last week's paper, Noah wrote about The Flatlanders' enduring relevance and knack for writing about the times we're living in--and, on Friday night at the House of Blues, Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore put on a show to prove it.Check out more photos in our slideshow ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    October 2, 2008

    Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines

    Friday, October 3, at AllGood Cafe

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    April 10, 2008

    Oh, So That's What Happened To Eve 6!

    In case you were just dying to see the full line-up for Richardson's 16th Annual Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival, well, we've got the goods for you. And, by "goods," we clearly mean early 2000s flashbacks, celebreality stars and jokes from Saturday Night Live:

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    November 27, 2007

    After 25 Years, Uncle Calvin’s Coffee House Still Spreading the Word

    A Calvin's favorite: Local folk/country diva Kristy Kruger. (Kristy Kruger)“I don’t consider what I do as work, but more of a driven obsession,” says Michael Terry, assistant manager and booking coordinator of Uncle Calvin’s Coffee House. Set inside the fellowship hall of Northpark Presbyter ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007

    Musical Portraits

    Goldberg captures Texas' best

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    February 15, 2007

    Charity Cases

    Good ways to spend some money. Just get a receipt for your taxes.

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    October 19, 2006

    The McKay Brothers

    Friday, October 20, at Adair's

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    August 31, 2006

    Happy Accidents

    Richard Buckner makes room in his pickup for indie-rock friends but not songwriters

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    February 26, 2004

    Fortunate Sons

    For the supergroup The Flatlanders, three albums in three decades aint so bad

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    June 20, 2002
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    August 23, 2001

    Various Artists

    Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt (FreeFalls Entertainment)

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    March 2, 2000

    Out There

    Jimmie Dale Gilmore

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    January 27, 2000

    Rave on

    For Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock, The Flatlanders is more a bond than a band

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    August 12, 1999

    South by South Austin

    The Cornell Hurd Band is in it for the long haul

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    April 15, 1999

    The Dixie Chicks

    What's Not To Like?

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    March 18, 1999

    Terry saves

    Lubbock-born sculptor-songwriter finally finds a little Salivation

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    May 28, 1998
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    January 16, 1997

    Farther along

    Emmylou Harris has a new boxed set, but she won't be trapped by that cardboard tombstone

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    August 29, 1996

    Cosmic cowboy

    Jimmie Dale Gilmore goes once more into the mystic

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    April 25, 1996
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    March 21, 1996

    The unusual suspects

    At South by Southwest, the magic moments count the most

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    January 11, 1996
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    December 21, 1995
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    September 21, 1995

    Hank, junior

    Wayne Hancock rides shotgun down the Lost Highway

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    August 24, 1995

    Dust and wind

    Joe Ely sends a sad, beautiful Letter to Laredo

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    July 20, 1995
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