Edie Brickell might not live in Dallas anymore, but she still thinks very fondly of her roots here. Her latest project is The Gaddabouts, a supergroup featuring session musician legends like drummer Steve Gadd and bassist Pino Palladino, and they released the double-disc set Look Out Now! last week. ... More >>
As we mentioned a few weeks back, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra played Carnegie Hall this week as part of the first-ever Spring for Music fest. The piece performed: Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky and librettist Gene Scheer's August 4, 1964, the LBJ commission that world-premiered i ... More >>
Been sitting here trying to think of the last time Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians played a full-on show together, and I'm just coming up empty. Surely, there haven't been too many in recent years -- not since Carter Albrecht's death in 2007, at least. Since then, both Edie and the New Bos ... More >>
Speaking of the arts (and, in the comments, affordable tickets) ...The Dallas Symphony Orchestra sends word this morning that the DSO's heading to Carnegie Hall on May 11, where, as part of the first-ever Spring for Music fest, the orchestra will perform for the 11th time -- its first with mus ... More >>
Back when bootlegs had great album coversLate-afternoon legal matters yesterday ate into the usual work-week-ending rock-and-roll-and offering. So, then, straight to it via a legendary Swingin' Pig LP digitized for your protection: Leslie West, Jack Bruce and Corky Laing at Memorial Auditorium in ... More >>
This, if I am not mistaken, is the very National Public Radio story that introduced me to Jubilant Sykes, the classically trained baritone who crossed over to pop long before Renée Fleming released her controversial new Dark Hope. Sykes, who's performed at venues as varied as Carnegie Hall and t ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scen ... More >>