It sounds like tormented spirits screaming through the amplifiers as the guitarists play through the grinding riffs of "South of Heaven" by Slayer. They are fast, loud and soulful, as if generations of thrash musicians were inspiring them. Picks ignite strings that reverberate in rapid succession. F ... More >>
Patrick's at the mayor's How to Save Park and Rec press conference, and while we wait for word about that big-time initiative we were promised this morning, here's a little lunchtime respite: The late, great Ronnie Dawson on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in '95. Somewhere amongst my stash of videos ... More >>
Ronnie DawsonNames like Gene Summers and Kim Lenz & her Jaguars are decades apart, but these artists follow a unique style of rockabilly that can only come from the Dallas area.The April 16, 1992 edition of the Observer profiled local rockabilly favorite Ronnie Dawson, who benefited from the ... More >>
Alejandro Escovedo, The Strange BoysSons of Hermann HallJune 4, 2009Better than: Putting up with the crowds at the House of Blues for the Animal Collective show. (A review of that show should be up shortly)The Strange Boys and Alejandro EscovedoIt wasn't exactly an energetic start to the evening at ... More >>
I missed the October 30 episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien during which the Cone-Zone screened some pirated footage from Major Movie Star, which was then in release only in Russia and Bulgaria -- where Jessica Simpson is great success. O'Brien then brought out professional prattler James Lipto ... More >>
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