For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like someone else's home.
[Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>
The Old 97's, Jay Leno, David Spade and, wait, is that a witch? Rhett Miller, Murry Hammond, Ken Bethea and Philip Peeples popped up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night to perform "Champaign, Illinois" from their just-released The Grand Theatre, Volume One -- not because it's the single, ... More >>
Midlake's Tim Smith looking forlorn on Later... With Jools Holland last night.Seems we've been in the business of posting video's of Midlake playing all over England recently. But, hey, we promise that this one's really worth your time. See, performing on Later...With Jools Holland is kind of a b ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsRhett Miller just saw what these guys charge for a DVD of Meatballs.Between the "Music and Media" and "Travel" sections at Borders' Lovers Lane branch last night, the Old 97's celebrated The Grand Theatre, Volume One's official release date with a 45-minute set, followed ... More >>
Ken BetheaOld 97's guitarist Ken Bethea is one of just two of the band's four members that still calls Dallas home. But, beyond that, he's also probably the straightest shooter of the bunch, never too willing to tout the party line and usually all-too-willing to discuss his band's efforts with a ... More >>
Well, finally: An email from New West Records today finally gets around to confirming all that hard work and reporting we've been kicking out since April on the next, once-thought-to-be-a-double-album-but-now-known-to-be-a-two-part-release from Dallas' own Old 97's. Meaning: Yes, it'll be called ... More >>
In this week's paper, Tom Murphy extols the virtues of Champaign, Illinois, indie pop outfit Headlights. Says Murphy:Headlights writes upbeat melodies that are so catchy it's often easy to miss the rich layers of sound and textures that go into each song. Continue reading...Check out the above vide ... More >>
Pete Freedman Thunderheist gets things moving at Club De Ville.Act: Chin Chin, a group of would-be yacht rockers from BrooklynWhere: Club De VilleWhat It Was Like: Trying to figure out if the whole thing was a joke or not, really. The band's blue-eyed soul sound was a little hokey, and no do ... More >>
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