100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom"
Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins
99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft"
Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>
Best Texas songs, #100-80
The Spotify playlist for songs #79-60
79. Lift to Experience, "Falling From Cloud 9"
From one of the best albums of any North Texas act in recent history, "Falling From Cloud 9" is one of the more accessible songs on 2001's The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads. It's probably t ... More >>
Index Music Fest w/ Portugal. The Man, Washed Out, Grimes & MoreOctober 5, 6, at Trees, $32Last week, Spune announced Index Festival at Trees, which puts them back in the festival game again. If you remember their Wall of Sound Festival in the mid-Aughts, this lineup is an update, built around a ... More >>
Willie's PicnicBilly Bob's Texas in Fort WorthJuly 4, 2011Better than: A real picnic out in the blazing heat all day, with fire ants and dirt
and things.Rachel ParkerIn a concession to July, Willie Nelson's iconic Fourth of July picnic became this year an indoor/outdoor affair at Billy Bob's ... More >>
Bettmann/CorbisWillie Nelson at his second annual Fourth of July picnic in 1974It's hot as hell and the area burn bans are in full effect, which can only mean one thing: It's time to celebrate our independence! This weekend's live music offerings are fairly strong, but at Billy Bob's Texas in For ... More >>
WillieSince the mid-'70s, Willie Nelson has been doing three things: smoking pot, playing music and throwing a Fourth of July picnic. They've always been huge ordeals, attracting A-list celebrities, top country music artists and, of course, country music fans. Nelson even held the festival in the ... More >>
Willie Nelson, American hero.Just last night, the great Willie Nelson was in town to perform a gig at the Morton H. Meyerson Center and raise funds for LaunchAbility, a Dallas-based organization that provides services to assist both children and adults with developmental disabilities. Good guy, t ... More >>
Fleet FoxesTwo years ago, Fleet Foxes blindsided indie-rock fans with a self-titled debut record full of four-part harmonies and folk songs that were both melancholy and triumphant. The self-made record, which was done on a shoe-string budget, went on to sell over 300,000 records worldwide. ... More >>