Halfway through "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart," the leadoff track on 2002's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. That's when I stopped listening to Wilco, which had been one of my favorite bands of the '90s because of their first three albums- A.M., Being There and Summerteeth, as well as the fab "Mermaid Avenu ... More >>
Editor: In last week's music feature, Christian McPhate began his search for a guitar. Not just any guitar, but his Trigger, his missing part. In that story, he went north to our weird music utopia, Denton, and came away with nothing. Here, he tries his hand in Dallas. I'll start you with his opener ... More >>
Look, I told my editor, over the weekend: This Chubby Checker penis-measuring story is the blog post I was born to write. (This is not something I was excited to learn about myself.) I own and until recently used an HP Pre 3, which is a Palm WebOS phone that did not actually come out--the fastest ph ... More >>
A famous yogi and his once-prized pupil go to the mat in court.
Jason Pierce, high on life.‚ÄčWith all Jason Pierce has been through over the past two decades, it's a wonder he's still alive. Even more miraculous: His band, Spiritualized, is still together. Even though his drug-heavy days are behind him, Spiritualized's recent albums are still just as hazy as Pu ... More >>
Heritage Auction Galleries made a fortune selling rare coins. Now itís making a mint offering gems from Americaís rich past.
Python's Brian returns, bearing cinematic salvation
How Maná won the war for its reputation--without even trying
Mason Jennings spent a decade chasing a dream. Now he's finally waking up.
For 15 years, the Dallas Video Fest has flickered on the fringe
Bob Dylan supports a remarkable album with an equally remarkable performance
Plus: A debt to the victims
Horribly abused children of the Hare Krishna movement seek justice--and peace--through a multimillion-dollar lawsuit
When the bass player split, the Toadies split up
It took seven years to make a new record. It took five months for The Toadies to call it quits.
Meaningless (Straight to Cut-Out)
Nine is better than none this year
Willis Alan Ramsey's cult keeps growing, 28 years after cutting his first--and final?--record
Peter Frampton, the golden god of the 1970s, is, once more, Almost Famous
The demonic duo of Dean and Gene Ween returns with a new studio album and a refined take on a twisted past
Bob Dylan, the voice of a generation, to be silenced after Paul Simon tour
Adventures at the bottom of the music trade
Peter Guralnick's Careless Love sheds new light on the opaque unraveling of Elvis Presley
A Charlie Brown Christmas doesn't come without its (good) grief
Carl Perkins, 1932-1998
The Blazers return with a record Just for You--and, hopefully, many others
The transcendental rhymes of Bhakti