Carole King

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    James Taylor Played the Classics and Told Dad Jokes At Verizon Theatre

    I was not alive when James Taylor and his self-reflective brand of folk music were most popular. For my entire life, Taylor has been touring the country playing songs that are as familiar to my grandparents as they are to me. My own first experience with James Taylor was finding an old copy of Sweet ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    In the Night Kitchen Forever: Maurice Sendak's Life Was Tied To Music and Art

    With the passing of storyteller Maurice Sendak today, many of a certain age found ourselves thrown back into specific childhood memories of his books. After re-watching In the Night Kitchen, the animated short based on his controversial book of the same name, I started piecing together a very specif ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    What It Was Like: Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp 2010

    ​Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp is a chance for musicians to get a crash course in playing in a rock band. Whether your drumming skills are on par with Meg White's or somebody who can play "Pride & Joy" note-for-note in a dark corner of a Guitar Center, the intent of the camp is to become a better ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    The 15 Worst ...and Friends! Albums Of All-Time

    ​It's hard not to remember Santana's 1999 album Supernatural. Besides just the Rob Thomas collab "Smooth," which we've spent the past decade trying to erase from our memories, the album received a lot of attention at the time for being one of those records that featured a different collaboration w ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Watch: Erykah Badu feat. Lil Wayne -- "Jump Up In The Air (Stay There)"

    Jesse already mentioned it in his review of Erykah Badu's Saturday night performance at the Palladium, but what the heck--seeing is believing, you know. So, on that note, check out the above video for Badu's new Web-only track off of New Amerykah Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh. The clip debuted on Badu' ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Gig Alert: Eric Johnson Tonight at House of Blues

    Eric Johnson, not Eric Johnson.​Not to be confused with the Eric Johnson of The Fruit Bats [Editor's Note: Or the NFL tight end from my hometown], the Eric Johnson appearing at House of Blues tonight is the legendary guitar slinger from Austin. Drawing praise from the likes of Carlos Santana, Eric ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    Arlington Singer/Songwriter Jessie Frye: "I'm Playing SXSW, Too!"

    glynisphotography.comJessie FryeArlington-based singer/songwriter Jessie Frye has been seeing all these lists of Dallas area bands who are playing this year's South by Southwest Festival and she wants folks to know she's heading south as well. "I think I am the only artist that is invited who is fro ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    In next week's paper, we'll unveil our national package on the best music of the year (the following week, we'll tackle the best in DFWd music). But, as a teaser, here's our paper's contribution to the national package: Noah W. Bailey's picks for the best Americana/folk releases of '08. Picking the ... More >>

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    February 19, 2007

    J'Adore Norah Jones? S�r, Pourquoi Pas?

    A couple of weeks ago, our music ed asked me if I was obsessed with Norah Jones. Uh, no, Jonanna, why do you ask? Hey, it's just that some of us remember trying to eat our Popolo's way back in the day whilst Norah tinkled and twinkled for tips, that's all. And, as we've reminded before, we were ther ... More >>

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Dixie Chicks

    Taking the Long Way (Columbia)

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    April 13, 2006

    Maria Taylor, Zykos

    Saturday, April 15, at Hailey's

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    November 20, 2003

    Mandy Moore

    Coverage (Epic)

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    December 19, 2002

    Idol Chatter

    Before she was a "star," Kelly Clarkson was already in the studio

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    January 18, 2001
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    November 25, 1999

    Oh, Mann

    Three years and one bad record deal later, Aimee Mann returns -- with two wonderful records

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    "Let's not rock!"

    The Lilith Fairies is must-hear TV!

  • Music

    September 24, 1998

    Baby, it's them

    Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach are not such unlikely partners

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    May 22, 1997

    Timeless flights

    The Byrds soar though the changes

  • Music

    July 18, 1996

    Square peg

    Don McCalister Jr. ain't your typical Austin renegade