Joe Cocker

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    The 5 Most Enlightening Facts from the Texxas Jam 78 Documentary

    For any music fan that's lived in or around Dallas for at least a few years, stories (and probably grand exaggerations) of times had at one of the Texxas Jam Music Festivals in the late 1970s or early 1980's are commonplace at this point. The Texxas World Music Festival, which was held annually in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Matthew Hittle of Auxiliary Voice Talks Seeing Van Halen, Playing Extreme's "More Than Words"

    Auxiliary Voice's Matthew Hittle has had an interesting ride, musically. Long before he formed the ambient post-rock band with Justin Young, he had to deal with living in a house where secular music was hard to find. Hittle recently sat down with us and talked about his first musical experiences and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Huey Lewis: "Phil Lynott Taught Me Most of What I Know"

    At 62, Huey Lewis is happy to get by on the hits. His tour with Joe Cocker comes to the Meyerson tonight, so we asked about his band's popular ascension in the '70s, how he feels about singing with one of his idols and why he will never produce another album. How did this tour with Joe Cocker come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    10 of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Justice, Rufus Wainwright, Zammuto and More

    JusticeWednesday, October 31, at Palladium Ballroom, $40Justice is sort of a gateway band for many younger electronic music fans. Their concise jams (I'm partial to their high-profile remix of Simian's "We Are Your Friends") make it easy to get on the dancefloor, which is essentially what is expecte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Nakia Found His Voice on The Voice. Now What?

    If you've heard of Austin-based singer Nakia, it might have been from his stint on The Voice last summer, when he reinterpreted Cee-Lo's "Forget You." His voice is a force of nature, raised on soul and blues, and of course it turned heads. He made it to the quarter finals before being voted off, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Clapton, Beck & Page's Reunion at Reunion in Nov. '83

    ​This work-week ender is a double-header -- two nights in November 1983, back-to-back benefits for the great Ronnie Lane, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1976. It was Lane himself who came up with the benefits, held beneath the banner of Action for Research into Multiple Sclerosis -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Guitar Great Cornell Dupree, Who Made Everyone Sound Better, Has Died at 69

    Moments ago, an old Friend of Unfair Park sent along this obituary that appeared on Variety's website last night: Guitar great Cornell Dupree died at his Fort Worth home Sunday at the age of 69. For those unfamiliar with the name, you're certainly well-versed in his estimable body of work -- which e ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010

    Leon Russell

    Thursday, September 9, at the Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Idol Rich: And the Winner Is...

    ​This is, essentially, a "closure" post. I think we all have to come terms with the fact that Fort Worth/Cool's Casey James was let go in favor of the inferior Lee DeWyze. Whether or not I think CJ should be the American Idol, I've blogged the finale because he and a couple of other North Texans w ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2010

    John Grant with Midlake

    Queen of Denmark (Bella Union)

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Gig Alert: Kevin So and Emily White at Opening Bell Coffee

    So what!?!?!?! Really, these captions write themselves sometimes.​Feeling like a little mellow, acoustic tunage before the assault of NX35 and SXSW? Opening Bell Coffee offers up a nice bill of singer/songwriters this evening with Kevin So and Emily White.Hailing out of Boston, So actually toured ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Last Night: Leon Russell at the Granada Theater

    Leon RussellGranada TheaterAugust 23, 2009Better than: Hearing a medley of classic Leon Russell songs sung in an Asian karaoke bar, but not much better...This Leon was nowhere to be found last night.​During the 1960s and '70s, Leon Russell was the consummate sidekick and bandleader--and he was eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    Giveaway: Tickets To See Steve Miller Band At Starplex

    Yes, I'm pumped about The Dark Knight. But that ain't why I'm posting a picture of the late, great Heath Ledger as The Joker. No sirree. I'm doing it because we just got two pairs of tickets to give away to tonight's Steve Miller Band and Joe Cocker show at Center. And, well, I could ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2008
  • Film

    September 20, 2007


    Run for your life if you can, little girl: Julie Taymor's '60s-set musical is a bust

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Bolton Lives!

    Being an ass-clown ain't so bad

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    A Pack of Mutts

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

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    Parental Guidance

    Listening to the years hit singles with Mom and Dadyears hit singles with Mom and Dad

  • Culture

    November 6, 2003

    Free Will

    Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.

  • Film

    September 14, 2000

    For the Love of Mic

    Duets explores the world of karaoke singing, and rather sweetly at that

  • Music

    May 14, 1998

    Small apologies

    Eddie Van Halen doesn't really care if you like the "new" Van Halen

  • Music

    March 19, 1998

    Tangled web

    From Mexico to L.A. via Alaska and El Paso, Tito Larriva has seen it all and more

  • Music

    July 24, 1997

    Cream of the crop

    Jack Bruce follows his own path

  • Music

    February 27, 1997

    The quiet man

    Cornell Dupree is the ultimate un-showoff

  • Music

    November 28, 1996

    Glory and injustice

    Is bass legend Chuck Rainey falling through the cracks?

  • Music

    January 4, 1996

    Lone Star State of disgrace

    Tributes to Buddy Holly and Willie Nelson are anything but

  • Music

    November 10, 1994