For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like someone else's home.
Just over a year ago, we caught up with Australian singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers as she was touring behind her excellent LP, Little Bird. That album not only showcased original material, but a return to the folk-rock form she used to become a '90s country darling.
Modest MouseModest Mouse is an elusive, upper-tier act that only releases material when it damn well pleases. At least that's what frontman Isaac Brock would have you believe. The music, though, is generally always well worth the wait. But far less common? The chance to see the band per ... More >>
One of the many incarnations of Okkervil RiverStill fresh from the release of their new album I Am Very Far, Austin's Okkervil River seems to be working quite hard to let everyone know about it. The album is quite solid, thanks in part to the production work of local producer John Congl ... More >>
Joshua Black WilkinsRod PicottAlt-country singer-songwriter Rod Picott writes songs about the working man because, well, the guy is the embodiment of the working man. For over 20 years, Picott held down a day job hanging sheetrock. At night, to perfect his songwriting, he would hit whatever coffe ... More >>
Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ou ... More >>
Fred EaglesmithCanadian alternative country singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith seems to make it to our area a couple of times a year--and that, my friends, is a very good thing. Hell, as a matter of fact, Eaglesmith was just at the Granada Theater on January 29. But just about any time is a good e ... More >>
This year, the Old Settler's Music Festival takes place, as it always does, at Salt Lick Pavilion & Camp Ben McCulloch, just south of Austin, from Thursday, April 15, through Sunday, April 18. It's an event that's always heavily tilted towards acts that land securely in the alt-country and/or ... More >>
A lot of you may be asking yourself--just as I just asked myself--what in hell's name an Old Settler's Music Festival is. But before getting dismissive about anything not called SXSW, you might want to check out the line up for this shindig.Over a four-day period (April 16-19), this festival will fe ... More >>
How the Fans of Fred Eaglesmith Stack Up Against Other Transients and Vagabonds
Friday, July 8, at The Horseman Club
Thursday, June 23, at Gypsy Tea Room and Sunday, June 26, at MacHenry's
Sunday, March 6
Slaid Cleaves finally molds his influences into the shape of his own voice