Doug Sahm

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    July 21, 2014

    The Mavericks at the Granada Theater, 7/19/14

    The Mavericks The Granada Theater, Dallas Saturday, July 19, 2014 Rarely does a band get back together and return to anything close to the form it once had. But judging by their performance Saturday night at the Granada Theater, the Mavericks are the exception to the rule. Since reforming in 2012 ( ... More >>

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    July 18, 2014

    Paul Deakin of the Mavericks: "Everything is Called Americana These Days."

    For a time in the mid '90s, the Mavericks were on top of the neo-traditional country world. The Miami band featuring the amazing talents of singer Raul Malo scored a hit in 1996 with "All You Ever Want to Do is Bring Me Down" and even won a Grammy Award. Sadly, Malo went solo in 2004 and the Maveric ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    Jeff Tweedy Showed Off His Songwriting Chops at Majestic Theatre

    Jeff Tweedy With the Handsome Family Majestic Theatre Sunday, June 22, 2014 By the time Jeff Tweedy and his four-piece backing band left the stage Sunday night, it was like he had played two shows in one night. Devoting the first half of a 28-song set to his forthcoming solo album, Sukierae, Tweedy ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    Charlie Robison Hates Rules, But Loves Doug Sahm and Cojunto Music

    If the title of Charlie Robison's brand-new album, High Life, is to be taken literally, it would make a great deal of sense. The Bandera-raised Robison continues to do things on his own terms. With a dedicated fan-base and a stellar album yet again reminding people as to why he's one of Texas' belov ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Rick Miller of Southern Culture on the Skids: "We Were Doing it Just to Get Some Beer and Meet Chicks"

    Back in the mid '80s, you couldn't find a more fun experience than catching Southern Culture on the Skids. Rick Miller's psychobilly/surf rock creation could turn even the most modest of crowds into a seething, food throwing collection of fools that seemed to feed on the music's trailer park charm. ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012
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    August 2, 2012
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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 31, 2012

    Best Texas Songs of All Time: #19-1

    Songs #100-80 Songs #79-60 Songs #59-40 Songs #39-20 The Spotify playlist for songs #19-1 19. Billy Preston, "Nothing From Nothing" Houston pianist Billy Preston got to hang around some decent talent (The Beatles, The Stones), but his solo material went in another direction altogether. This is ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #39-20

    Best Texas songs, #100-80 Best Texas songs, #79-60 Best Texas songs, #59-40 The Spotify playlist for songs #39-20 39. Billy Joe Shaver, "Live Forever" "Live Forever" is an emotional experience. The line, "Don't let the darkness take them" is tear-inducing, given that his own son, Eddy, was take ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    On The Passing of Local Music Writer Lee Jackson, and Six Degrees of Separation

    I didn't know Lee Jackson, a North Texas music writer who passed away on Sunday after a battle with ALS. But the number of mutual friends we have dictates we were most likely in the same room or at the same show in Austin at some point, where he lived in the early Aughts, distanced by the six degree ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Sons of Hermann Hall to Erect Plaque Honoring The Fallen Musicians Who've Played The Venue

    Patrick PerezMany greats have played Sons' stage.​Mike Snider is sick of area musicians dying. Worse, he's sick of seeing how the whole community comes together in the wake of a death -- not because there's anything wrong with that, he's quick to say, but because he doesn't understand why we can't ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Listomania: In Honor of Texas Independence Day, The 11 Most Texan Songs of All Time.

    ​Whether they're deeply heartfelt tributes to the Lone Star State or commercial jingles burned deep into our memories that remind us where we're from, certain songs just seem very Texas to us. Some are by Texans that just seem to fit the Texas state of mind. Others are about Texas. Either way, in ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Dude Food: Avila's

    Noah W. BaileySeriously, Avila's, somebody could have parked there.​Avila's 4714 Maple Ave.214-520-2700Dude Factor: 8, or "Nuevo Laredo", on a scale of  1 ("Stays in Mexico") to 10 ("El Paso")A wise man once said "don't shit where you eat, kid." Whoever built Avila's blatantly ignored his adv ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009
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    July 6, 2009

    A Salute to Those About to Hard Rock, At the Far End of Victory Park

    Patrick MichelsThe decor recalls great moments in Texas music history. Also, that time Kelly Clarkson sang at a Cowboys game. The Hard Rock Cafe is finishing up its preparations for a soft opening next week, but invited press to take a look around their new digs today, at the south end of Victory Pa ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Super Cool Music-Related Father's Day Gift Ideas, Guys!

    You want to show your dad you really love him? Well, stop being a cheap ass and buying those lame hallmark cards. Get your dad a gift that makes up--at least a little--for all the shit you gave the old guy. Here are some music-related gift ideas that are guaranteed to have pops thinking he raise ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    SXSW In Pictures, One Day at a Time

    While most of the DC-9 crew enjoyed SXSW's offerings at a safe distance from the stage, note-taking and reflecting on the music, some of us did battle up by the stage to get concert shots, throwing elbows and telephoto lenses.We've got a handful of band photo slideshows, along with some other photo ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    Dude Food: SXSW Edition

    I spent much of the last week in Austin for SXSW, so rather than hipping you guys to some local jewel this week, I've decided to give a play-by-play commentary of how I vittled down in the Live Music Capitol of the World.Comprehensive Dude Factor: 9, or Doug Sahm, on a scale of 1, "Christopher Cross ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008

    Remembering Jerry Wexler

    A friend recalls the legendary record man

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    May 29, 2008

    El Mejor de lo Mejor

    We Asked a Mexican to help us pick the best Anglo covers of Mexican tunes

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    May 1, 2008

    Eleven Hundred Springs

    Country Jam (Palo Duro)

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    February 21, 2008

    Sonny Burgess

    Thursday, February 21, at Glass Cactus, Grapevine

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    January 11, 2008

    Free Stuff Friday, Grab Bag Edition

    Bedhead, just because they're mentioned somewhere in this mess of a blog item A few desk-clearing items before heading out to meet Galaxy Quest's Missi Pyle at the Dallas Comic Con this weekend. Turns out, I have two tix to Art Garfunkel's Sunday-night show at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, com ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008

    1100 Springs, Two Tons of Steel, Tejas Brothers

    Friday, January 11, at The Granada

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    March 8, 2007

    The Range's Morning Man Dies Suddenly

    Dave Avery, at left, with Max Stalling at the Texas Tavern in Brenham Richie Whitt called last night with some odd news: KHYI-FM (95.3, The Range) morning-show host Dave Avery was dead. Why was it odd? Well, for one, Avery, who joined the station January 1, was a young man: 35, according to his MySp ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007

    Trent Summar, Two Tons of Steel

    Thursday, January 18, at the Granada Theater

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    December 28, 2006

    Scoring Texas

    The Gourds are back in town

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    August 18, 2005

    Shawn Sahm, Flaco Jimenez and Augie Meyers

    Friday, August 19th, at Sons of Hermann Hall

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    October 7, 2004

    Jesse Dayton

    Country Soul Brother (Stag Records)

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    December 26, 2002

    Los Pacaminos

    Los Pacaminos (Tornado/What)

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    March 7, 2002


    March 7

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    January 10, 2002

    Hear Here

    Local music was better than ever in 2001

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    October 25, 2001

    Prose and Conjunto

    A new book finds the squeeze-box heart of Texas-Mexican music

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    October 18, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    If it is a joke, the Reds are doing their best not to laugh.

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    August 23, 2001

    Walk the Line

    Eleven Hundred Springs is right at home among Willie, Waylon and the boys

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    September 7, 2000

    Master of Puppets

    Curt Kirkwood is the heart, soul, and everything else of the Meat Puppets, no matter who's in the band

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    June 29, 2000


    Mending fences; Texas export; The doctor is in; Judge not

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    February 24, 2000


    Leavin' on a jet plane; Crummy teachers; Learning experience

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    October 28, 1999

    Wide open spaces

    With his debut record, Ed Burleson may be too country for Nashville, but not for Texas

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    October 28, 1999

    Scene, heard

    Rubber Gloves puts on the kitchen mitts; Ronnie Dawson's no zombie; and American Bedouin sets down stakes

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    August 26, 1999

    California dreaming

    A new four-disc compilation attempts to give the West Coast East Side Sound its proper place in rock-and-roll history

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    July 29, 1999

    He's about a mover

    Doug Sahm may spend his summers in Canada, but he's still a Texas tornado

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    July 1, 1999
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    August 20, 1998

    Jerry Lee, Dino, and Homer Henderson

    The "Amazing One-Man Band" signs on with one of the greatest living American writers

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    January 8, 1998

    Every which way but loose

    The Dallas scene flourishes beneath the chaos

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    March 20, 1997

    Pop mart

    South by Southwest '97: Will guitars give up the ghost? Yes and no, but mostly no

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    January 9, 1997

    Spirit of '96

    Last year showed pop still has more than a ghost of a chance

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    December 19, 1996
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    February 2, 1995

    Roky's road

    The father of psychedelia is not insane, just a little crazy

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