For the past decade Marcos Prado has been at the center of The Smoke, one of the longest-running DJ residencies in Dallas. The Smoke is the only DJ weekly in the area (possibly the state) that focuses exclusively on northern soul, a particular brand of soul music popularized in northern England in t ... More >>
For over 25 years, Eddie Spaghetti and The Supersuckers have been playing a raw brand of hillbilly soaked rock and roll in just about any venue that would care to book them. Over the years, a definite country influence has steadily wormed its way into the band's creative center resulting in 1997's s ... More >>
Calexico, The Acorn November 8, 2008 Granada Theater Better than: Eating some peyote, playing with a couple of rattlesnakes and doing other desert-related leisure pursuits. More photos are up in our slideshow here. After spending most of a beautiful fall afternoon cutting down trees in my bac ... More >>
Hacienda Brothers find gold in mixing Al Green with Marty Robbins
Well, really, not much of a kick to this one, but Rhino Records announced the first Old 97's greatest-hits album today, set for release on June 20. Since Rhino's at the helm, that means material from the semi-Dallas band's various record labels--Big Iron, Bloodshot and Elektra--will be combined on o ... More >>
Ghoultown's Lyle Steadham needed a brush with death to regain his goth country edge
How It Ends (Cicero)
Why does Dallas write its musical history with an eraser?
Chomsky, Brutal Juice and others make the news
X'd out; Columbia compiles rockabilly; Hellions tribute to the Circle Jerks; Gig plugs galore; And Street Beat is ch-ch-ch-changing?
Our quarterly roundup of the latest in music books
Merle Haggard lives up to his legend, now more than ever
The Cornell Hurd Band is in it for the long haul
Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach are not such unlikely partners
Harry Dean Stanton sings--but then, he always has
Farewell to 1995, a year in music we'd rather forget
George Strait saved country music. Then he killed it
Ty Herndon is country music's latest hunk of the month. But is he for real?