It hasn't been a good month for Sir Paul McCartney. The 71-year-old icon and former Beatle fell ill with a virus while preparing to kick off a tour of Japan in Tokyo late in May, subsequently cancelling all of his scheduled appearances in Japan and South Korea. It had been hoped that McCartney could ... More >>
Around one in the afternoon on a Thursday in July, young ladies and gentlemen walk into Dan's Silverleaf dressed elegantly in black suits and formal dresses. All of the windows and doors are covered by dark blankets and sheets. Avoiding the dancers, Warren Jackson Hearne walks into the bar fresh fr ... More >>
OK, we'll be the first to admit that the whole idea of turning 4/20 into a pot-smoking holiday is pretty stupid. If you're an adult, you should be able decide if and when you want to smoke on your own, without a numerical coincidence putting any extra emphasis on the activity. But the date has ... More >>
Paul NatkinWho: Steve AlbiniVenue: Hailey's Club Time: 1 p.m.Musical and recording expertise aside, Steve Albini thinks he might have a knack for instilling guidelines for effective business meetings: "Just tell the motherfucker you're going to cut his throat if he charges you anymore." It has be ... More >>
Tomorrow evening at The Granada Theater, The Gourds will perform its annual night-before-New Year's Eve concert in Dallas. Seems the band likes playing its hometown of Austin on December 31st, so we get the night before. Either way is fine with me because, even after fourteen years, The Gourds are s ... More >>
Willis Alan Ramsey's cult keeps growing, 28 years after cutting his first--and final?--record
T. Boone Pickens Jr. has lost millions, been booted out of his own company, and his wife wants a divorce. Miriam Rozen chronicles the downward spiral of the once-fearsome Learjet Cowboy.
If you love latkes and blintzes, it helps to speak Vietnamese