Last night, I got a text from Peter Schmidt, who could not believe I've never written about a short-lived 1966 TV show called The !!!! Beat, hosted by iconic Nashville deejay Bill "Hoss" Allen. Wrote Peter, who'd come across it yesterday after a lunchtime discussion about Etta James turned up an ... More >>
Risin' With the Blues (Zoho Records)
There never was a tear in Bob Wills' beer
You voted. We counted. It's your favorite local acts, amplified.
Love and Theft (Columbia Records)
Night & Day II (Sony Classical)
CMH Records has given '80s faves a musical makeover, whether you like it or not
For the second time this decade, Ray Benson pays tribute to Bob Wills
Picking the best locally made records of 1998 was easy. Who knew?
July 2 - 8, 1998
Rockabilly queen Kim Lenz moves ahead by looking backward
Joe Jackson lugs the baggage of a onetime pop star into an ambitious middle age
A golden age in Dallas jazz turns 40
Blues hero Sam Myers is the Rocket in the pocket
When the readers voted the rock, the Old 97's came away 'big' winners
This was the year local music broke, but was it fixed?
Wayne Hancock rides shotgun down the Lost Highway
Big Al Dupree makes his recording debut after 72 years
Lone Star Trio offshoot sprouts deep country roots
When the vinyl jukebox dies, so will a little piece of the music it played