For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like someone else's home.
Well people, this is not a drill. We are in a full-fledged government shutdown, for the first time in 17 years. Have you noticed how people keep saying that like 17 years is a really long time? Seventeen-year-old people were born in 1996. Think about that, lamestream media. We were doing the Macaren ... More >>
For 17 years now, Richard Buckner has been one of the most unique singer-songwriters going. Eschewing choruses, Buckner writes in a stream of consciousness matter that resembles free verse poetry set to a fascinating musical backing. Although Buckner was erroneously marketed as a hunky country go ... More >>
The cover art for Feist's MetalsCanadian indie songstress Feist is in the process of building buzz for her forthcoming album Metals. The starlet's record is set to come out on October 4, and she's planning a tour to support the record. Interestingly enough, though, she's only playing nine da ... More >>
Not a big list of announcements this week, but think of it as quality over quantity. In venue news, watch out for the Hydrant in Denton. The coffee shop snuck its way into this post two weeks in a row--and it looks as if it's working with Spune Productions to bring more shows to its cozy confines. ... More >>
This week's booking announcements comprises a pretty long list and features a few out-of-mind national acts--including A Flock of Seagulls, Live, and that band with the one-armed drummer. SXSW bookings are still coming in too, with a venue change for the Whispertown 2000. And, to top it all off, L ... More >>
Pull out your funkiest pair of dancing shoes, 'cause George Clinton's landing the P Funk mothership in Dallas this May. More of the latest show announcements come after the jump.
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Richard Buckner makes room in his pickup for indie-rock friends but not songwriters
Okemah and the Melody of Riot (Transmit Sounds)
Calexico finds the sweet spot between being its own band and being someone else's
Gypsy Tea Room
1998 was not a very good year, but it's still worth the bother