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Mercury Records Inc.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Ranking the Randy Rogers Band Catalogue, with Some Help From Texas Country Legends

    The Randy Rogers Band has now been around long enough to serve as an influence to a new generation of Texas country artists. Since their breakthrough album, 2004's Radney Foster-produced (and darn-near perfect), Rollercoaster, Rogers, Brady Black, Less Lawless, Jon Richardson, and Geoffrey Hill have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Hunter S. Thompson Lives Thanks to Dallas' Michael Minzer (and Tim Robbins)

    Allen Ginsberg and Michael Minzer during recording sessions in 1987​Michael Minzer sent me an email earlier this week containing the good news: His long-in-the-works Hunter S. Thompson record is finished. Finally. This is the one mentioned two years ago in the Evergreen Review piece done on Minzer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 Country Albums of 2008

    Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergTwo young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, helped country expand its fan base in these years of shrinking music sales. Meanwhile, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 2, 2006

    Seriously Speaking

    Yutaka: less hip, less edgy, more embracing

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006

    Critical Appreciation

    I was saddened to read this morning in The New York Times about the death of rock critic Paul Nelson, a writer who had an estimable impact on, among others, Bob Dylan, as the man himself recounted in the 2005 Martin Scorsese-directed documentary No Direction Home. He worked for Circus and Rolling St ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    On His Way

    Ben Kweller grew up. Ben Kweller got better.

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    He Goes Now

    Joe Strummer is dead. Merry effin' Christmas.

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    New York State of Mind

    OHNO ponders the ups and downs of Dallas and the music industry

  • Music

    October 18, 2001

    Spider Webs

    Mark Griffin resurrects MC 900 Ft. Jesus

  • Music

    October 18, 2001

    Are They It?

    Yes, The Strokes are as good as advertised

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Dig A Hole

    When the bass player split, the Toadies split up

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    The Rebel's Waltz

    For 10 years, Joe Strummer made little noise. Finally, the Clash front man returns with a record he can call his own.

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Girl Power

    The Gals of the Big "D" Jamboree remain the sweethearts of the wrestling ring

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Just Beautiful

    A year so good, not even Sleater-Kinney makes the Top 10

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    High Spoons

    Bare breasts, a bowl of red, and bad blood among the chili brethren in the Big Bend. Texas doesn't get any better.

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Do The Evolution

    Merle Haggard makes a triumphant return. Wait -- he never went away.

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Darlington disolves; Rubber Gloves gets booked; Mandarin time; Club anniversaries; Shabazz 3 heads north; Plus, much, much more

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Playing Possum

    After six years, The Toadies' new album is finally finished, and it's good. So why isn't it out yet?

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    Todd Deatherage's newest up for grabs; Buzz-Oven reheats; New info on Centro-matic and Polyphonic Spree discs

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    Pat's the rub

    The Smithereens' Pat DiNizio is playing in a living room near you

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Take these records, please

    Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think

  • Dining

    September 9, 1999

    Paris, Texas

    Though sometimes pricey, Jean-Michel Sakouhi's new bistro fits Dallas to a T

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    Tripping, not falling

    The Daisy doesn't need a major label to keep making, and selling, its music

  • Music

    March 25, 1999

    Put up a fight

    With bands like these, who needs Austin anyway?

  • Music

    March 18, 1999

    Good at being the best

    The youngest man in rock and roll, Ronnie Dawson gets hitched and grows up (sort of)

  • Calendar

    February 4, 1999

    Night & Day

    February 4 - 10, 1999

  • Dining

    December 31, 1998

    Let 'em eat loin

    1998 was a year of lusty carnivores, raw fish, and orgiastic indulgence

  • Music

    October 8, 1998

    Whiskey-bent and hell-bound

    With a monumental new boxed set, Hank Williams gets out of this world alive

  • Dining

    August 20, 1998

    Busting big shoes

    Revamped Seventeen Seventeen may overfill its considerable footwear inheritance

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    Run its Course

    A decade later, Course of Empire utters its last words

  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Getting the business

    With the new Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb, Tripping Daisy has made the best record of its seven-year career. So what took so long?

  • Music

    June 11, 1998

    Broken Fever

    The hardest thing Nick Brisco ever did was grow up

  • Music

    June 4, 1998

    Back in black

    Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash are still our greatest Storytellers

  • Music

    May 7, 1998

    Vote the rock

    Just call these the Old 97's Observer Music Awards

  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    Every which way but loose

    The Dallas scene flourishes beneath the chaos

  • News

    December 4, 1997

    Get real

    Arena shills say only tourists will get soaked by a new tax on rental cars. They're lying.

  • Music

    December 4, 1997

    Deck the malls

    This season's Christmas album offerings

  • Music

    October 9, 1997

    Goin' through them changes

    The slow healing of Buddy Miles

  • Music

    October 9, 1997

    Night of the Hunter

    Homage is harder than it looks

  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    Power trio

    Peter Buck goes West with Eitzel, Middle Eastern with Tuatara, and everywhere else with Minus 5

  • Music

    March 20, 1997

    Pop mart

    South by Southwest '97: Will guitars give up the ghost? Yes and no, but mostly no

  • Calendar

    March 20, 1997
  • Music

    March 13, 1997

    Pill poppin'

    Tablet calls it quits

  • Music

    January 9, 1997

    Spirit of '96

    Last year showed pop still has more than a ghost of a chance

  • Music

    December 19, 1996

    Good vibrations

    After a brief setback, local prodigy is again on track

  • Music

    September 12, 1996

    Bad news

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

  • Music

    June 20, 1996

    Who?

    Radish comes out of nowhere to grab at the gold ring

  • News

    November 23, 1995

    Paint it Black

    Haunted by his mother's suicide, Dallas-born artist barron Storey has won fame drawing the darkness

  • Music

    May 18, 1995

    Jesus, this is really bad

    The Nixons go national with the dread-inspiring Foma

  • Music

    December 8, 1994

    Chestnuts and lumps of coal

    Bennett, Buttholes, and John Tesh--these are a few of our favorite, and least favorite, things

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