Seeing both Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker on the same bill was a perplexing experience. On the one hand, it was two of my favorite bands, each one responsible for a (different) decade's worth of quality alternative rock. On the other hand, since David Lowery fronts both bands, the show had the fe ... More >>
With singer David Lowery fronting both Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker (and with both scheduled to play the Granada Theater this Saturday), it is a good time to compare and contrast these two exceptional bands. Cracker has always seemed to get a bad rap because the band is not as experimental or qu ... More >>
Turning 50 is certainly not old by today's standards. But rock & roll conventionally has a different scale. After all, at that age who wants to even go to a concert, much less embark on a nationwide tour performing hit songs you wrote half a lifetime ago? Lots of people, as it turns out. As rock i ... More >>
And it's happening where it belongs: online.
Spend your Wednesday night under Eugene Chadbourne's gaze.With the fact that we're just two weeks off from Christmas, and, well, it being Wednesday and all, you'd think this would be a slow night for good shows. Well, you'd be mistaken. There's actually several acts playing about Metroplex tonight-- ... More >>
Pussy Cats (Record Collection)
Some of the guitars in this pic of the Riverboat Gamblers probably aren't around anymore. At least, they aren't in the band's possession at this point. Happens all the time: Band goes on the road, band plays small club, band parks van in front of small club, band goes to get a bite to eat, band retu ... More >>
Look at All the Love We Found: A Tribute to Sublime (Cornerstone R.A.S.)
"We were spinning our wheels, career-wise"
Tuesday, January 18, at the Gypsy Tea Room
Holiday gifts for the music lover in your life
The sounds, the sweat, the stink, of SXSW 2004
The Electric Six's shenanigans have them laughing all the way to the bank
The Heavenly States (Future Farmer)
At SXSW, you couldn't hear the bad news over all that music
Our writers clean out the CD bin
Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's quite real... and really angry.