There's a ton of great shows to check out this weekend. If you love Lynyrd Skynyrd enough to head north to Oklahoma that's an option. If Oklahoma is way too much for you to handle right now Red Bull Sound Select is bringing Chevy Woods, Fat Tony, Sam Lao and Goldyard to The Prophet Bar for an extrem ... More >>
Thousands of people are on Austin's famed Sixth Street, punks and hipsters and bros, et. al. We're standing in the jarring sunlight of daytime, the afternoon after an alleged drunken driver plowed into a crowd at South by Southwest. People walk gingerly past each other, as people do when they don't ... More >>
Greg Richling, bassist for The Wallflowers, was pretty happy when Jacob Dylan called him and decided to get The Wallflowers back together in 2011. It had been over six years since the band had recorded and Dylan's solo career had brought him some of the best accolades of his career. Thankfully, The ... More >>
About a year has passed since Fitz & The Tantrums made their Dallas debut at the Cambridge Room at the House of Blues, fresh on the heels of a much-discussed, breakout South by Southwest performance. From a pure output standpoint, very little has changed since that performance before a sold-out, ... More >>
Mick MarsMotley Crue are a love-or-hate type of deal. From their look to their music, everything about them gets a reaction. And, for 30 years now, the Crue has refused to go away, still living as loudly as they play. Guitarist Mick Mars is known as the quiet, stoic member of the Crue -- relative ... More >>
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LeAnn Rimes is all grown up and ready to disco all the way to England. The other day I was browsing the import section at Tower Records and stumbled across something that had a decidedly homegrown flavor: the new LeAnn Rimes album, Whatever We Wanna. It was a little odd to see the former sweetheart ... More >>
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