Just found this on YouTube: five minutes of footage from Dallas Video Festival founder Bart Weiss's work-in-progress about Brave Combo, who've been making music for squares since '79 and whose Musical Varieties I was listening to only last weekend. ("Skokiaan"!) I'd heard such a polkathesis was in t ... More >>
Brave Combo.Lest we go more than a week without recognizing polk-rock outfit Brave Combo as one of the true gems of the region, let's use this bit of news as a quick reminder: Yesterday, the L.A. Times' music blog ran an item on the forthcoming Christmas album being released by one Bob Dylan--and ... More >>
In this week's print edition, Darryl Smyers checks in with Brave Combo's Carl Finch to discuss the band's 30-year existence--a major feat for the polka trendsetters, and one that will be celebrated with a big bash tomorrow night at Sons of Hermann Hall.Also, courtesy of Finch himself, who is rightfu ... More >>
Check out our accompanying slideshow for more images from this week's installment of Echoes and Reverberations.Sly Stone was born there. Roy Orbison and Don Henley went to school there. Pat Boone and Dr. Phil even made the scene.
But enough about all that: Let's talk about skronk monkeys trippin' b ... More >>
Learn how to handle your liquor, chump.It's Friday, everybody, case ya didn't know. An, as such, it's time to look at the weekend calendars and plan out your, um, plans. Let's do this. First, the shows we've always talked on...Tonight, there's the Dr. Dooom vs. Dr. Octagon show at the Loft and ... More >>
More proof that Brave Combo's nothing to polk fun at (sorry): The band has been nominated for an "Annie" award, which claims to be the highest honor in animation, for the use of its "William Tell Overture" take as the theme for the PBS animated series As The Wrench Turns. In the "Music in an A ... More >>