Joni Mitchell

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Two Bronze Doors Is a Pillar of Dallas' DIY scene

    The thing about house venues is that they're always more interesting than public ones. Idiosyncrasies are the décor. Little trinkets here, deliciously askew lighting there -- tonight it's horror film reds and greens, like watermelons and glow sticks. The colors spill through the windows, out onto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Dar Williams on Planned Parenthood, Raising Children and Connecting With Your Community

    Once described as one of America's best singer/songwriters, Dar Williams has spent the better part of three decades living up to the accolades. A writer of intensely personal songs, Williams has just kept getting better and better and the evidence is on her last effort, 2012's In the Time of the God ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Son of Stan's Jordan Richardson and the Re-Making of a Rock 'n' Roll Dream

    The 50-foot limestone angels trumpeting from the façade of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth face a trio of venues hidden from the outside world. Hyena's Comedy Night Club is down a grand staircase on the right. There's a smaller stage next to it. And on the left is Queen City Music Hall, which o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    The Washington Post Suggests that America Boot Texas From the Union

    Obama's reelection last year prompted a lot of talk over whether Texas should once again secede from the Union. Except for a few die-hard secessionists, though, few considered it a serious proposal, more like an opportunity to make Texas jokes. So the debate just kind of fizzled out. But the Washin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Over The Weekend: Joan as Policewoman at Club Dada

    Joan As Policewoman, The New Mary Jane, Jessie FryeClub DadaApril 29, 2011Better than: superstars seen from great distance, and police from up close.Joan as Policewoman​Sometimes, expectations get exceeded. And, on Friday night at Club Dada, Joan Wasser, who performs under the monikers of Joan as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Last Night: Joanna Newsom at the Granada Theater

    Joanna NewsomGranada TheaterNovember 10, 2010 Better than: listening to Joanna Newsom's recorded songs. All photos by Andrew ShepherdJoanna Newsom and, of course, her harp. For more photos, check the slideshow.​I think it's fair to say that very few people would accidentally find themselves at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Eisley and Christie DuPree at Brewtones in Tyler

    Eisley, Christie DuPreeBrewtones in TylerOctober 1, 2010Better Than: Just about any blast from the past.Justin RansomThe Family Dupree is back at it once more.​On Friday night in Tyler, a hodgepodge of around 150 young hipsters, adults and children sat comfortably in the auditorium of Brewtones, a ... More >>

  • Film

    July 15, 2010
  • Music

    June 5, 2008

    Daniel Folmer

    A Leaf (Gutterth)

  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    ASCAP Can Cripple Small Venues

    Denton's Rubber Gloves was told to pay up more than $8,000 to the industry giant

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Chasing After Deer

    Midlake returns to the woods for a hometown show

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    French Kiss

    Madeleine Peyroux gives up the love

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    Blinded by Ambition

    Thomas Dolby continues searching for science and some overdue respect

  • Music

    July 20, 2006


    After a tour with the Flaming Lips, loads of hype and an amazing new record, the only thing Midlake's missing is confidence

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Ms. Beck, If You're Nasty

    Want a straight answer from the most promising pop-rock singer in Texas? Good luck.

  • Film

    October 28, 2004

    Messed Around

    As Ray Charles, Jamie Foxx turns an ordinary bio into an extraordinary one

  • Film

    November 6, 2003

    Big, Wet Kiss

    Richard Curtis is in Love with love, so what's new?

  • Culture

    June 5, 2003

    Hammer of the Gods

    With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative

  • Music

    September 19, 2002

    Don't Know How

    On her way to the Top 10, Norah Jones had to decide what to do--and what not to do

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Wyclef Jean

    Masquerade (Columbia)

  • Culture

    April 18, 2002

    Do Look Back

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

  • Music

    February 14, 2002

    Sara Hickman

    February 15

  • Film

    December 13, 2001

    Eyes Half Open

    Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Rebecca Gates

    November 19

  • Culture

    November 9, 2000

    Ransom Notes

    Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?

  • Film

    September 14, 2000

    Listen to the Movie

    Almost Famous rings in your ears--and heart--long after it's over

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Flanagan's wake

    VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    American bye

    Don McLean's career didn't end with "American Pie" -- or did it?

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    Chick magnet

    Don't ask Ani DiFranco about her business

  • Music

    September 16, 1999

    Restless farewell

    Bob Dylan, the voice of a generation, to be silenced after Paul Simon tour

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    Young man inside an old man

    With Mock Tudor, Richard Thompson proves you can go home again

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Heart to hold

    Ann and Nancy Wilson aren't a nostalgia act...yet

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    "Let's not rock!"

    The Lilith Fairies is must-hear TV!

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Hole in fun!

    You can talk to the guitarist when the singer ain't around

  • Music

    March 4, 1999
  • Music

    February 4, 1999

    The great divide

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

  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    The music man

    Lenny Waronker is a rock-biz legend, but is that enough to make DreamWorks Records a success?

  • Music

    October 29, 1998

    The blues and zip-a-dee-doo-dah

    Ana Egge picks up her guitar and takes it to the River

  • Music

    September 24, 1998

    Baby, it's them

    Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach are not such unlikely partners

  • Music

    November 27, 1997

    Interesting intersection

    The many roads of Keli Vaughan

  • Music

    November 13, 1997

    November spawned a Mozza

    Morrissey proves that he still matters

  • Calendar

    July 3, 1997
  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Born again

    Rickie Lee Jones leaves Chuck E. behind and looks toward tentative tomorrows

  • Music

    April 24, 1997

    Drawn-blinds blues

    Laura Nyro, 1948-1997

  • Music

    February 6, 1997
  • Music

    January 16, 1997

    Farther along

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

  • Music

    September 5, 1996

    Born again

    Sam Phillips might be pop music's savior

  • Music

    July 4, 1996

    Who's that girl?

    Surprise! It's Syd Straw.

  • Music

    May 9, 1996

    When the well runs dry

    The vitality stops, but the music just keeps on comin'