It's been a ride. For nearly five years, I've enjoyed writing the Local Music 'Mericans column, getting to know some of my neighbors who are in love with music at least as much as I am. As a tribute to this column known as Local Music 'Mericans, I've been asked to list my top ten Q&A's in the hist ... More >>
So the Rolling Stones have announced their first large tour in 6 years, and their "50 And Counting" jaunt will see them stop in nine cities across North America. This is borderline amazing considering that Keith Richards and Mick Jagger are 69 and CHARLIE WATTS IS 71 FREAKING YEARS OLD. Can you imag ... More >>
Recently we chatted about some of the best patios in our fine city. Now we've put together a list of some of our favorite rooftops. We hope ... no, rather, insist you find a spot at one of these places very soon. Dare we suggest you imbibe a cold beer in the unobstructed sun under the abating heat, ... More >>
A few days back James "Big Bucks" Burnett, proprietor of the world's only Eight Track Museum (for now ...), sent out a mass email asking for help scaring up a few bucks for a letter presently being sold at for $599.99 on the eBay. The seller's advertising it as: "THE WHO/PETE TOWNSHEND SIGNED ORI ... More >>
Four months ago I stumbled across a rough keepsake of The Who's first-ever Dallas performance in July 1967 at Memorial Auditorium downtown; it's a rumble of feedback and chatter, though buried somewhere beneath it all is The Greatest Rock and Roll Band of All Time roaring toward immortality. And ... More >>
Via.Earthquake. "Today may end up being the coolest day thru the middle of the upcoming week." Sun storms. "U.S. drought may persist for another year." Pastor Perry.But, amidst all that awful news, there's this reprieve posted just Thursday: "The Who - Live at Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, 23 July ... More >>
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Darin RobinsonEven though they play cover songs, you'd be remiss to think of The ... More >>
10. As we suspected, Portland's team is pretty salty. But their fans suck. Booing Mark Cuban is cool. Throwing shit at him is lame. 9. The Mavs are the NBA's best road team the last two regular seasons, but they're now 2-14 in their last 16 playoffs games away from the American Airlines Cen ... More >>
First I'd ever heard of tinnitus was when Who guitarist Pete Townshend announced the ringing in his ears had gotten so bad he might have to hang up his Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster for good. Then I became a music critic, stood too close to too many stages and speakers for too many years, and ... More >>
What a packed Wednesday evening. And that's not even counting Your Texas Rangers playing in their first ever World Series game. Crazy, right?
I love The Who. But I doubt I will buy the band's just-on-sale Super Bowl tee.I see Richie's not terribly excited that The Who -- meaning, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey -- have been tapped to play the Super Bowl halftime. Then again, his musical taste is highly suspect (trying to be ... diplom ... More >>
Prepare your fingers for the Texas Pinball Festival
The New Year (Touch and Go)
A bevy of new music DVDs, just in time for the holidays
The Hold Steady with Art Brut and 1990s Nov. 14, 2007 The Palladium Ballroom Better than: Watching the Project Runway premiere. Big time. Download: Watch our video of The Hold Steady from last night's show at the end of the review. Or just check out the slideshow. Review: As a brisk change in we ... More >>
Get yer iPods ready, because I am using the presence of a rare Mike Nesmith recording to direct your attention to two other boots for which you will surely find a use. Just go here, where you will find, yes, a 1974 in-concert recording made in London featuring the Monkee from Dallas who's probably t ... More >>
Kenny Rogers shows off his new face
Laptops change the way we view music. Duh.
The good, the bad and the crazy invade Austin
Amid the SXSW cacophony, there was good stuff to be found
Endless Wire (Universal Republic)
Catch-Flame! (Yep Roc)
Twenty Twenty: The Essential T Bone Burnett (Columbia/DMZ/Legacy)
Monday, May 22, at Hailey's
Uptown Players take on The Who's psychedelic sideshow; Echo Theater goes Sailing to Byzantium
Saturday, September 10, at the Granada Theater
Then and Now! (Geffen)
Why is the most important producer in rock history a footnote?
Placebo's Brian Molko can't stop growing old
Twenty-five years later, a filmmaker comes to grips with his Kids
Is the online music store the Apple of digital music's eye? It should be.
Back to business as usual: I dig music
Julian Lennon knows he sounds like his dad, thanks very much
Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli is the unsexiest sexy mutha you'll ever meet
Roger Daltrey is still out on the road singing Who songs, and why the hell not?
Eddie Van Halen doesn't really care if you like the "new" Van Halen
Some of the best records are the ones never released