The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>
Rufus Wainwright's music is hard to categorize. It's not really pop music because too often it lacks the kind of simple catchy hooks that make for great radio fodder. He composed an opera and has set Shakespearian sonnets to music, but you can't really define him as a classical composer. Across all ... More >>
Friday, June 22, at the Kessler Theater
Dirty Projectors have a lot to live up with their forthcoming 2012 album Swing Lo Magellan. Past efforts include an album of Black Flag songs recorded only from memory, and a concept album about Don Henley's life. The band's output has slowed since 2010, when they peaked as blogosphere darlings ... More >>
Michael WIlsonLoudon Wainwright IIIAt 65, singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III is, perhaps, the elder statesmen of musicians who were tagged as "The Next Bob Dylan" in the early 1970s. But Wainwright's cynicism and humor have always set his songs a part from the typical coffee house troubadour ... More >>
Annabel MehranSt. VincentThis is the weekend of St. Vincent. In fact, someone ought to make it a local holiday because it's going to be pretty difficult to escape the songstress over the next few days. She's set to perform in town three different times. On Saturday and Sunday night, she'll perfor ... More >>
After a pretty hectic Monday night, things slow down considerably this evening. Unless you're a big fan of jazz and/or acoustic pop.
Perhaps you read Darryl Smyers' Q&A with Peter Case and are still wondering just what about the songwriter that could inspire so many other notables, including Hayes Carll, Victoria Williams and Chuck Prophet, to put together a tribute album, A Case for Case, just a few years ago. Well, you c ... More >>
Moonswept (429 Records)
Elizabethtown is a mess, not that its director should care
Darden Smith's gifts are on full display on Sunflower
Loudon Wainwright III brings his listeners along for the ride
At least there's less junk this year
Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm
Sandra Bullock goes to rehab, and reality goes out the window
Julian Lennon knows he sounds like his dad, thanks very much
1998 was not a very good year, but it's still worth the bother
Lenny Waronker is a rock-biz legend, but is that enough to make DreamWorks Records a success?
Can Music City save country from Music Row?
The Dallas scene flourishes beneath the chaos
Indie stalwarts Romanovsky and Phillips spread the gay gospel
Surprise! It's Syd Straw.