By Ken Bethea This weekend, the Old 97's take part in Dia De Los Toadies Festival at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth as the Toadies wrap up their 20th-anniversary celebrations of Rubberneck. With the Old 97's preparing to reissue their first album later this fall, guitarist Ken Bethea reflect ... More >>
Safe to say that I was doing bong hits on the couch one afternoon back in 1987 when Michael Alago, the A&R rep from Elektra Records who discovered and signed Metallica, called me up out of the blue and asked what was happening with the music scene here in Dallas. Alago was based in New York City, an ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, June 3, 2009... A writer for the MTV Movie Awards has confirmed that the Bruno ass-in-Eminem's-face stunt was staged. Noooooo! MTV would never script any show they produce! Two of hip-hop's biggest up-and-comers are joining forces on a joi ... More >>
Somebody recorded The Old 97's performing in Kentucky in 1999. Lucky for you, you can download that show in 2006. For free. Better hurry. Over the weekend, "Jennings in Boston"--otherwise known as the person who runs the very top-notch MP3 blog known as rbally--posted a 7-year-old Old 97's show reco ... More >>
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