GWAR, Every Time I Die, WarbeastHouse Of BluesNovember 19, 2011 Better than: a Pulsar action figure whose blood has congealed. GWARA cloaked Death character entered the House of Blues darkened stage set up like a castle littered with weapons and viscera. As theatrical metal band GWAR came on st ... More >>
Welcome to a Unexpected Influences, where we talk to musicians about the music no one expects them to like. Patrick MichelsJonathan TylerWith the help of his band, The Northern Lights, Jonathan Tyler has used a passion for a variety of musical influences to fuel his soul-infused brand of Souther ... More >>
In case you missed it, over on DC9 earlier this week I posted my interview with Chris Frantz, the Talking Head whose Tom Tom Club will release a live album on Big Bucks Burnett's eight-track-only Cloud 8 imprint early next year. Frantz and wife Tina Weymouth will attend the release, to be held at ... More >>
When the sun sets this evening, the final night of Chanukah will commence, ending an eight-day spree of phone calls from nagging Jewish mothers and the always pleasant gifting and receiving of holiday socks. Also coming to its unfortunate annual close? The (adorable) singing of the Chanukah praye ... More >>
Dr. Dog, The Cave SingersLone Star Room at the Palladium/Gilley's Industrial ComplexApril 23, 2009Better Than: The Pennywise/Pepper show going on at the Palladium last night, which I thankfully saw zero seconds of. Fans arriving at the Loft for last night's Dr. Dog show were instead directe ... More >>
Hardwood Exits (Yer Bird)
Who Killed Amanda Palmer? (Roadrunner Records)
In this week’s not-yet-online Night & Day section, I wrote up a quick blurb about Laurie Anderson’s Homeland, which features Anderson, Tuvan throat singers, violin players and more, all colliding over an electro foundation, to take on the political and social topics of modern day America. It e ... More >>
Why buy the whole thing?
When is the new Norah Jones CD not the new Norah Jones CD? When it's credited to The Little Willies, a band consisting of Jones on vocals and piano (duh), Richard Julian offering remarkably Lyle Lovett-like vocals and guitar, Lee Alexander on bass, Jim Campilongo on electric guitar and Dan Rieser on ... More >>
Thursday, February 9, at Dan's Silverleaf
Smog's Bill Callahan discovers new sounds and voices...and cleans up with Chloe Sevigny
Holiday gifts for the music lover in your life
We say listen to Deadman, but what do we know? We're screwing up everything.
Plus: Beatle Mush, Beyond Her Nose, Parking Payback
Sam Prekop and The Sea and Cake may have a plan, but that doesn't make anything easier
Known as much for multiple sclerosis as for songwriting, Victoria Williams finds Water to Drink under the desert sun
VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed
James Taylor talks to the kids, but he plays for the adults
With Mock Tudor, Richard Thompson proves you can go home again
Jeff Whittington has moved away from Adam's Farm and built his own brand-new thing
Champagne and Gold Bar bring a touch of class to downtown
The American Fuse gets elemental
South by Southwest '97: Will guitars give up the ghost? Yes and no, but mostly no
1996 lived up to its predecessor while presaging great things to come
The education of Austin's Spoon continues
The vitality stops, but the music just keeps on comin'
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
How could Duran Duran make a comeback when it never went away?