Max Johnston

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Why Kevin Russell of Shinyribs Turned His Side Project to a Full-Time Job

    Sometimes when you make an expensive purchase you take on a second job to pay for it. So when Kevin Russell of the Gourds bought his family a new car in 2007, he looked for a way to make about $500 a month on the side. Instead of throwing newspapers, Russell started Shinyribs, a solo project that pl ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Wilco's Eight Albums, Ranked From Best to Worst

    Halfway through "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart," the leadoff track on 2002's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. That's when I stopped listening to Wilco, which had been one of my favorite bands of the '90s because of their first three albums- A.M., Being There and Summerteeth, as well as the fab "Mermaid Avenu ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009
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    October 12, 2009

    Over The Weekend: Wilco at the Palladium

    WilcoPalladium BallroomOctober 9, 2009Better Than: Anything?Patrick MichelsJeff Tweedy of Wilco. For more shots, check out Patrick Michels' slideshow from the event.​Two songs into the set came the climactic moment: "A Shot in the Arm," off 1999's Summerteeth. Pure rumble and all rapture, the soun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Last Night: The Gourds At The Granada Theater

    The Gourds, Two Tons of Steel, Hosty DuoGranada TheaterDecember 30, 2009 Better than: Spending the night before New Year's Eve shelling black-eyed peas with my relatives. Mike Alves In its annual pre-New Years Eve concert, The Gourds performed a typically well-played and enthusiastic set of od ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2007
  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    The Gourds

    Heavy Ornamentals (Eleven Thirty)

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Some things he did

    Roxy Gordon was "one of the great outlaw artist misfits" and so much more

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    March 4, 1999

    Glory Hallelujah

    After working the Picket Line, Kevin Russell and the Gourds finally make a record as good as they are

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    March 26, 1998

    Dream a little dream

    During South by Southwest, the harsh reality is always a free drink away

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    February 26, 1998

    Roxy redux

    Local artist leaves us something to remember him by

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    September 12, 1996

    Bad news

    Death of Rockadelic co-owner leaves a scene in the lurch

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    April 25, 1996

    The education of Michelle Shocked

    Once portrayed as a bumpkin, she's finally wised up

  • Music

    November 30, 1995
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    May 4, 1995