With Jay Farrar and Son Volt playing at the Sons of Hermann Hall this weekend, it seems a good time to evaluate the entire Alt-country semi-movement. For all practical matters, Alt-country began with Uncle Tupelo's album No Depression in 1990. Shortly thereafter, the magazine of the same name was pu ... More >>
Fifteen years ago this month, the Old 97's released their major label debut, Too Far to Care. Last week, frontman Rhett Miller released his latest solo record, The Dreamer. Darryl Smyers and Eric Grubbs sat down and talked about the legacy of Too Far to Care, and whether or not it's a bigger deal th ... More >>
The Jayhawks.Last Night: The Jayhawks, Jolie Holland
Better than: rummaging through closets for dubbed copies of Crossroads episodes.
Looking only at The Jayhawks' set list from last night, you could think the show was more for a hardcore fan than a casual one, b ... More >>
The Jayhawks' Mark Olson.As previewed in last week's issue, The Jayhawks have returned with a new album and a new sense of joy. As the band returns to Dallas with Mark Olson and Karen Grotberg in the lineup, you can expect to hear plenty of great country rock on Wednesday night at the Granada ... More >>
[Editor's note: This review was penned by our newest Observer/DC9 contributor, Eric Grubbs.]
Mark Olson and Gary LourisSons of Hermann HallApril 17, 2009
Better Than: wondering if Ryan Adams and Caitlin Cary could successfully do a reunion record and tour.
Steven CohenThe ave ... More >>