Greil Marcus

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    On the Death of SXSW's Brent Grulke

    Much has already been shared on the death of SXSW creative director Brent Grulke, who passed away yesterday after a heart attack, at age 52. It's our modern way to try to console each other via links, texts, emails. Amassing and distributing information to make sense of death. I was a music editor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    In next week's paper, we'll unveil our national package on the best music of the year (the following week, we'll tackle the best in DFWd music). But, as a teaser, here's our paper's contribution to the national package: Noah W. Bailey's picks for the best Americana/folk releases of '08. Picking the ... More >>

  • Film

    October 4, 2007

    'Assassination' Anatomy

    Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck in an epic movie that's as stylized as it is insane

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    Rolling Stone Teases with Best Bootleg Ever (or Something), But We Actually Deliver

    This is David Fricke, who writes about "must-have" bootlegs you can't have because he doesn't tell you how or where to get them. To hell with Rolling Stone. Apparently, the only reason I take the magazine, which stopped being relevant long before I was born, is because every couple of weeks it's goo ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    A Pack of Mutts

    Need a little alt in your country? These ten don't.

  • Culture

    April 18, 2002

    Do Look Back

    The Band dances The Last Waltz, but can time heal old wounds?

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    2001 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Two Soldiers

    Look Back, Don't Look Back

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    Greil Marcus

    Double Trouble: Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a Land of No Alternatives (Henry Holt & Company)

  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    The artist formerly known as print

    Our quarterly roundup of the latest in music books

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Critics' Picks

    Warren Zevon

  • Culture

    January 6, 2000

    The rip-off artist

    Rosalyn Bodycomb's paintings dance on the fine line between theft and originality

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    Book 'em

    Separating the wheat from the chaff in this year's crop of rock-and-roll tomes

  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    The great divide

    Levon Helm, the heart and soul of The Band, looks back in anger

  • Music

    December 17, 1998

    Leaves us dry

    Robert Christgau's collected essays read like the day the music died

  • Music

    November 5, 1998

    Maybe he's doing it wrong

    But a new boxed set proves you can't keep Randy Newman down

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Into the groovy

    Raving about Simon Reynolds' techno history, Generation Ecstasy

  • Music

    October 15, 1998

    Forever young

    Belated release of Bob Dylan's legendary Live 1966 brings it all back home

  • Music

    May 7, 1998

    Divide and conquer

    Robbie Robertson throws history into the bonfire

  • Music

    January 16, 1997

    Farther along

    Emmylou Harris has a new boxed set, but she won't be trapped by that cardboard tombstone

  • Music

    February 8, 1996

    Combat rock

    The Strafers tune in to rebel radio and the Clash's echoes

  • Music

    September 7, 1995

    The Devil and Mr. Newman

    America's greatest songwriter descends to hell and aspires to heaven in Faust

  • Music

    July 6, 1995

    Mekons, you Rhett

    A rock great lends his support to the Old 97's

  • Music

    May 4, 1995

    Roll over, Chuck Berry

    In rock and roll, 'legend' is another word for 'forgotten'

  • Music

    January 19, 1995

    A new Lowe

    The once and future Jesus of Cool reveals the beast in him

  • Music

    January 5, 1995

    Chocolate and cheese

    1994 wasn't The Year of Anything--except great music

  • Music

    December 15, 1994

    Come, come

    The Go-Go's return - again - to finish what they began 15 years ago

  • Music

    November 17, 1994

    This land is his land

    Whether in The Band or solo, Robbie Robertson still searches for his America