Chris Gaines

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    September 9, 2014

    Is Garth Brooks' GhostTunes Genius or Chris Gaines Part Two?

    After at least six years of radio silence, Garth Brooks brashly stormed back onto the country music scene with with last week's announcement that he would be going on a world tour before releasing a new album in 2015. On the heels of that announcement, Brooks also released his first new music since ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Douchebags in Country Music

    By Mike Seely Mainstream country music gets an unfair rap as being universally over-polished and formulaic, a notion that artists like Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church obliterate every time they strap on their guitars. But there's a granule of truth to the stereotype, and a parti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    10 Bands Who Retired and Then Changed Their Minds

    On Saturday George Strait is supposed to play his last live show ever, with the caveat that while he won't be performing live any longer, he does have a five-album deal to fulfill for his record label, MCA Nashville. This is the sort of "retirement" we constantly see in the music world, as acts who ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Wayne Hancock: "The Whole Alt-Country Thing is Bullshit."

    Even though country singer Wayne "The Train" Hancock was born in the '60s, he comes across like a man from an entirely different generation. His look, mannerisms and style of music are much more akin to someone raised in the Roaring Twenties, though Hancock's first album was released in 1995. Speak ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Grant Jones Names His All-Time Top Five Non-Texan Country Artists

    Grant Jones​Regular readers of DC9 and regular drinkers at just about any North Texas honky-tonk are likely familiar with Grant Jones & The Pistol Grip Lassos by now. Between celebrating a great victory in the 2009 Shiner Rising Star Contest (where they won a recording contract) and suffering ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Listomania: The Five Best and Five Worst Alter Egos in Music

    ​Tonight, groundbreaking experimental rapper Kool Keith will be gracing The Loft with his presence. And we're hella stoked. Not only is the rapper one of our favorites, but his skill set is undeniable and his advancements in the "horrorcore" and "porncore" genres are fairly irrefutable. Plus. he's ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.16.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *According to my very unscientific research conducted on this very blog over the last two years, the most sensitive, whiny, irrational folks on Earth are: 1. Ticket P1s; 2. Right-wing Republicans; ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007

    Bad or Good?

    PDNB is good for goodness' sake

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    May 3, 2007

    The God of Olives

    Dog playing poker, meet your competition

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    February 3, 2000

    Well, it rhymes with City

    The artist sometimes known as Chris Gaines comes to Austin