Los Lobos is one of a handful of American bands that have sustained a notable and distinguished presence on the American music scene for over 30 years. A crossover band before the term was coined, they write music that has been a bridge between Mexican and American cultures ever since they emerged f ... More >>
Mike BrooksScratch Acid at Trees Since this Sunday is Christmas, we decided to do something a little different with this week's edition of My First Show. Checking back in with a number of the people we interviewed this year, we wanted their takes on the best shows they saw, and to also get a ... More >>
If known only for his guitar playing and production work with Dwight Yoakam, singer/songwriter Pete Anderson would still be a legend in both the country and alt-country genres. There is much more to Pete Anderson than the stellar licks on such Yoakam hits as "Guitar, Cadillacs" and "Streets of B ... More >>
This one's special. I found it late last night, buried in one of the Internet's dustier corners, marked only "Living Colour - Dallas, TX - 11-27-90." It didn't say where. So I thought maybe it was that extraordinary Bronco Bowl show I reviewed for the Times Herald, drenched in sweat and knee-deep ... More >>
A bit of a slow hump day evening, but at least one legendary band is playing our region tonight.
Bush reunites, forgets to floss.It looks like this week's edition of Show Announcements could have been written in 1995 thanks to two big shows coming to town. On Friday, October 22, a newly reformed Bush will be passing through town at the Palladium Ballroom. And I'm sure everyone over at Kirtla ... More >>
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take a few at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.Los Lobos (Los Angeles, California)Los Lobos Goes Disney (Disney Sound)It's har ... More >>
You want to show your dad you really love him? Well, stop being a cheap ass and buying those lame hallmark cards. Get your dad a gift that makes up--at least a little--for all the shit you gave the old guy. Here are some music-related gift ideas that are guaranteed to have pops thinking he raise ... More >>
Hooker (Shout Factory)
Friday, June 16, at the Dallas Museum of Art
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
Thursday, October 14
Join the Dance of Life bra exhibit
The Ride (Hollywood/Mammoth)
The sounds, the sweat, the stink, of SXSW 2004
Raul Malo may be a solo artist now, but he's still a Maverick
A great year for local music gets better
A new book finds the squeeze-box heart of Texas-Mexican music
The center of the musical universe, Austin welcomes the beautiful and the ugly
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?
From punk to rock to country, Alejandro Escovedo has weathered the push and pull of family and music
Our quarterly roundup of the latest in music books
For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, it's gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV commercial composer.
As long as there's a dance floor around, Geno Delafose believes we can all get along
A new four-disc compilation attempts to give the West Coast East Side Sound its proper place in rock-and-roll history
With Tuatara and R.E.M., Peter Buck goes on some new adventures in hi-fi
Mitchell Froom provided the sonic boom behind some of the '90s' best records
The Blazers return with a record Just for You--and, hopefully, many others
Peter Buck goes West with Eitzel, Middle Eastern with Tuatara, and everywhere else with Minus 5
Last year showed pop still has more than a ghost of a chance
The vitality stops, but the music just keeps on comin'
For 23 years, Los Lobos has been the best band in America
Keith Ferguson keeps a loose grip on Fabulous past
Tributes to Buddy Holly and Willie Nelson are anything but
Dwight Yoakam's latest conjures up echoes of '60s AM radio
New releases: Sonic Youth, Los Lobos, The The, and Mr. Spock