At 73, Billy Joe Shaver has lived a tough, fascinating life and managed to release nearly 20 albums of stellar hardcore country. We checked in with Shaver from an antique store in Waco, and he told us about his propensity for finding trouble. Catch him tonight at the Kessler Theater with Houston's ... More >>
When Snoop Dogg was issued a citation for marijuana possession at a border checkpoint outside El Paso last week, the world reacted with shock and disbelief. We had no idea this beacon of sobriety -- the same guy who penned "Smoke Weed Everyday" - could act so out of character.
Of course, Texas is f ... More >>
Billy Joe ShaverBilly Bob's Texas in Fort WorthSeptember 17, 2011Better than: many of the overly polished country whippersnappers who like to throw around the word "outlaw" these days. Billy Joe ShaverCalling Billy Joe Shaver a character is a bit of an understatement. The country legend's life ... More >>
Nick 13Best known as the leader of the psychobilly outfit Tiger Army, Nick 13 took a bold step by releasing a solo album of traditional, old-school country back in June. No longer content to wallow in the retro-rock and punk stew of his own band, Nick apparently decided to go way back and li ... More >>
Dirk LindnerDJ ShadowWhen DJ Shadow released his game-changing record Endtroducing..., he pretty much left all other DJs, well, in the shadows. The records he released following his monster debut haven't quite lived up to Endtroducing..., but he continues to push the envelope. And, next year, we' ... More >>
"Yazz Flute!" At Amsterdam BarIt's Labor Day weekend, and the parties will be happening all over town. One of the most interesting is the Expo Park Jazz Festival's "The Many Faces of Jazz." This two-day jazz festival will happen at Amsterdam Bar on Sunday and Monday and will feature 14 local and ... More >>
Ra Ra RiotOctober is shaping up to be a pretty solid month for great acts passing through Dallas. Already, we've got Vampire Weekend, The National. And now we can add Ra Ra Riot to the mix. On Thursday, October 28, at Granada Theater, the bouncy, excitable indie-pop act will be passing through in ... More >>
It's been a crazy day around here, what with the big NX35 announcement and all. Part of us doesn't want it to end; the rest of us can't wait for the weekend to start.Oh, who are we kidding? We're pretty stoked about this weekend--and for good reason, too, as there's plenty happening. First, as al ... More >>
Those looking for a way to start the weekend early--especially those with a proclivity for Americana--can do so at a variety of local establishments tonight.Aside from the much-heralded Lucinda Williams kicking up her heels at the House of Blues this evening, you can also catch Austinite Jason Allen ... More >>
Kinda an interesting weekend upon us, now that it's the end of the day on Friday and all. While there's a lot happening early next week, the weekend's kinda dry as big, big shows go.
Anyway, onto the show's we already told you about...
Tonight, there's a big one (Of Montreal and Icy Demons at ... More >>