Chris Dirkx

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    August 2, 2012

    The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List

    100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #100-80

    "Between the Hank Williams pain songs And Jerry Jeff's train songs And blue eyes cryin' in the rain Out in Luckenbach, Texas Ain't nobody feeling no pain" - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, "Luckenbach, Texas" With that introduction, welcome to the first in a five-part series, in which we attempt ... More >>

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    December 12, 2007

    Gerard Dirkx on Going Solo, The Telefones and Opening for the Toadies

    Gerard Dirkx was a founding member of The Telefones, Dallas first and best new wave band. Formed in 1979, Jerry Dirkx played lead guitar and sang, Chris Dirkx played drums, Steve Dirkx played bass and Will Clay played saxophone and synthesizer. The band's first single, “The Ballad of Jerry Godzill ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Lounging around

    The Enablers look for a new home

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    July 1, 1999

    The Telefones

    Vibration Change (VVV Records)

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    May 16, 1996

    Out with the new wave

    VVV Records closes its doors after 17 years

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    June 22, 1995

    Two-drink minimum

    The Enablers take Nino Rota and Dick Dale out for cocktails

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    May 11, 1995

    Home front

    Local bands strike out from the World Wide Web