I can't stop thinking about Rihanna. Her single, "Stay," came out a year ago this month and it's still omnipresent. I'll hear it on the radio, in the grocery store and played on the jukebox at a bar by some sad bastard with no concept of appropriate public drinking tunes. The song won't go away, and ... More >>
Chuck D says knock you out. The Kings of the Mic Tour has repeatedly been compared to a big classic rock arena show - old timers busting out riffs familiar to a graying crowd. But that's the wrong comparison. The Kings of the Mic Tour is more like if Chuck Berry went on tour with Elvis Presley, Lit ... More >>
By nature, musicians are a rowdy bunch. When tempers run high, as they often do with this hot-blooded bunch, stuff gets broken. And by "stuff," we mean musicians themselves. When musicians fight, it's often very public, very bloody, and the source of national news.Such was the case this week when ... More >>
Michael BriggsJohn CongletonJohn Congleton is a name you've long associated with his roles as a producer and as the leader of The Paper Chase. But be ready to hear more from his new band, The Nighty Nite, in the coming months.As the band, which also features Jason Garner of the final Paper Chase ... More >>
For the past few years, Cage the Elephant has been on a classic music industry roller coaster ride. Formed in Bowling Green five years ago, the band was signed in 2007 by the UK-based Relentless Records on the strength of an existing catalog of unreleased songs and wild live performances at SXSW. Th ... More >>
You mean that Primus song wasn't about this guy?Primus is a band we discovered pretty early on in life and whose sharp and innovative playing we've only grown to respect more and more as we've aged. Unfortunately, though, our first exposure to the group was to their biggest single of the '90s:&nb ... More >>
Figured we might as well get the usual week-ending rock-and-roll-and ender out of the way sooner than later, though we will return Friday (if not sooner). Besides, I've got cooking prep work to do tonight (this, highly recommended) and could use the company. And this offering, from July '78, also ... More >>
You may have not heard of New Jersey's Bosco Delray yet, but if the early buzz is a signal of things to come, you will certainly know the guy soon. Mixing early rock and roll (Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry) with dancehall and hip-hop, Delrey is plying his craft in a genre all of his own. He recen ... More >>
The Caddyshack soundtrack is slightly phallic.If Cee-Lo wrote the greatest song of all humankind with "Fuck You," which has sufficiently taken over the Internet this week, then Meat Loaf certainly deserves a firm No. 2 spot for his own masterpiece, "California Isn't Big Enough (Hey There Girl)," ... More >>
Jesse HugheyOne recent trend in the culinary world, the concept of the "gastro-pub," is a boon for beer lovers. Pubs that focus their efforts on good food tend to serve higher quality beers and wines than your average bar. The late, great Zymology on Lower Greenville was one short-lived example, ... More >>
Free doesn't always mean free, I've learned after striking out twice on the hunt for freebies Thursday before settling for a Reuben sandwich at B.D. Riley's.The first stop was the Longbranch Inn on 11th Street in East Austin, where King Khan and BBQ Show, Past Lives and Tera Malos held court in a da ... More >>
Who should fear the reaper this year?
The Soul of Rock and Roll (Sony Legacy)
The Lash Outs (Zodiac Killer)
See the pop art of Campagna
Who in music will join the Choir Invisible this year? Let's bet.
Things you may have missed the first time
Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (Rack 'Em)
Saturday, December 23, at Gypsy Tea Room
Modern Times (Columbia)
In Concert, Volume One (Yep Roc)
Have April showers led to Derrick May's Saturday night shower?
The Life and Music of Richard Thompson (Free Reed Music)
From Dallas came the man who first plugged blues into an amp--and into popular culture
Two long-lost reissues shed light on a punk icon.
The Ramones bopped toward history and an unhappy end
Concerts in the Garden features rockets' red glare and the birth of rock and roll
The Bellrays perform March 6 at Gypsy Tea Room, with 20 Miles and Bob Log III.
Get hooked on The Getaway
The greatest-hits format has fallen out of favor, but sometimes the results are pure gold
Drummers of West Africa bring the roots of rock to Fort Worth
The youngest man in rock and roll, Ronnie Dawson gets hitched and grows up (sort of)
Fourteen years after breaking up, the Plimsouls return with a new record and an old sound
Gene Summers hasn't had to work a day job since 1958, but it took him more than 30 years to get back to the music he loved
Or: Rock and roll isn't dead, it just doesn't smell bad
In rock and roll, 'legend' is another word for 'forgotten'