Ra Ra Riot, Pacific Air Tuesday, February 19, at The Kessler Theater, $18-$25 Since Ra Ra Riot popped up on the radar in 2006, they've entertained crowds large and small with their poppy, instrumental sets. The group's third effort, Beta Love, just dropped last month, but because cellist Alexandra L ... More >>
Grupo Fantasma Friday, February 1, at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, $10 It's impossible to stand still around the beats and horns of Austin's 10-piece Latin funk band, Grupo Fantasma, who racked up a Grammy for their latest release, El Existential.
Calhoun frontman Tim Locke will be live and full in effect on Thursday night at Dan's Silverleaf. Opening for The Life and Times, the Fort Worth four-piece will deliver a show that could be as inspiring as the shows Locke saw as a kid, which range from John Denver all the way to Metallica. H ... More >>
If I'm allowed on K-Ticket airwaves for a fourth annual Christmas dance party, I will ask management to carve space enough for a 17-hour set. The list of songs I wanted to play but didn't is much longer than those that actually made the air. Then again, if you really want a copy of Anya Marina's ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Tony EdwardsTony Edwards was almost certainly a hummingbird in a past life. He darts, moves, and ... More >>
Lauryn HillEver since Lauryn Hill made a brief disappearance from the public eye in 2000, her career has been patchy at best. Her acoustic record in 2002, MTV Unplugged No. 2.0, was met with mediocre reviews, and the Fugees reunion fared even worse. But, aside from her brilliant output in the Fug ... More >>
Not a song, but we sure are thankful for this.It's hard to argue with Charlie Brown: Thanksgiving is here, man (paraphrased). Over on our on food blog, City of Ate, the writers are counting down to Thanksgiving with odes to their favorite T-Day foods. DC9's thinking: why can't we join in on t ... More >>
Carrie UnderwoodAmerican Airlines CenterOctober 9, 2010Better than: Austin City Limits. OK, not really. But at least she can sing.All photos by Rachel ParkerMake the jump for more photos.If you are looking for a concert where you could bring the whole family, including grandma, go to a Carrie Und ... More >>
Kelly DearmoreThat John Denver was full of shit, man. The genius of Target advertising in one picture (thanks to Observerian Kelly Dearmore). Note to Target: Fat Tire is a beer from the New Belgium Brewing Co., which is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Decidedly not local.
Chiles rellenos, Emeril-stylePoblano peppers or Anaheim? When making chiles rellenos, the chef must first consider which pepper might better serve his or her vision of the completed dish. Indeed, they are similar and both are widely used, but tasting reveals subtle but noticeable differences. ... More >>
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Your guide to summer's hottest films
Cockburn: Christian, Canadian and contrary
Despite the hair, don't call local rockers Auto Escape emo-anything
Where does Ryan Adams fit in among the great meltdown artists of yore?
In which the author joins MySpace. Finally.
An epic story turns human--and fallible-- in Oliver Stone's Alexander
The Dismemberment Plan is finished, but Travis Morrison is just getting started
Letters from the issue of March 20.
When is a singer-songwriter not a singer-songwriter? When he's Josh Rouse.
Tom Waits and John Denver get the tribute treatment
Check the plane's manifest destiny -- Final Destination ain't on it
When major-league Dallas soccer wanted to come to Hickory Creek, the folks there just weren't buying
Fogo de Chao's herd of beef-toting gauchos brings home the range
The Byrds soar though the changes
Gregory Morris has nothing but his musical talent. He gives back more then he gets on the streets of Dallas
The Enablers take Nino Rota and Dick Dale out for cocktails
Ty Herndon is country music's latest hunk of the month. But is he for real?
New Bohemians show proves you can go home again, but only for a little while