Stevie Ray Vaughan

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    August 20, 2014

    The 10 Best Blues Clubs in Dallas-Fort Worth

    Texas music bleeds the blues, but finding a place to enjoy them in Dallas-Fort Worth area seems nearly impossible these days. A younger generation of rising starts like Jason Elmore and Larry Lampkin make their guitars moan the blues like masters Lance Lopez and Stevie Ray Vaughan once did. They wer ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014
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    January 2, 2014

    Fifteen Blues Artists to Watch in 2014

    Every generation has an underground music scene that only an elite group of fans and the NSA know of. In the '60s, psychedelic music, for example, exploded onto the hippies' counterculture scene with music by The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. (And let's not forget the Velvet Undergroun ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Denton's New LSA Burger Company Has Big Buns to Fill, and It's Off to a Good Start

    Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison and Stevie Ray Vaughan walk into a bar owned by Jesus and they all eat a cheeseburger and drink a Velvet Hammer and laugh about stuff. There isn't really a punchline here because this actually happened in Denton last night. Well, sort of. The LSA Burger Company (113 West ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    The Search for the Perfect Guitar, Part II

    Editor: In last week's music feature, Christian McPhate began his search for a guitar. Not just any guitar, but his Trigger, his missing part. In that story, he went north to our weird music utopia, Denton, and came away with nothing. Here, he tries his hand in Dallas. I'll start you with his opener ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Dallas Police Chief David Brown Casually Tweets About Firing Cops Before Asking for Blues Recommendations

    I've got a really tough day ahead...not looking forward to the decisions I will have to make on some officers careers— David O. Brown (@DPDChief) March 1, 2013 If you follow Dallas Police Chief David Brown on Twitter, you were greeted this morning with the ominous announcement above. We're s ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    The Grammys are Good for Something, at Least: Dallas Record Stores Get a Sales Bump

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. CD Source owner Lance Price says the Grammys still seem to be effecting who is rising to the t ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    The Seven Sexiest Guitars

    If there's one thing that starts a guitarist's heart thumping, it's the heat from the fretboard as his or her fingers slide across the strings. It's a sordid love affair that leaves fans screaming for more, and the guitarist's soul longing for more. In fact, B.B. King loved his $30 guitar so much t ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Drue Mitchell Rides the Airwaves From DFW to L.A.

    Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. ​ Drue Mitchell has worked for 97.1 KEGL in promotions, as on-air jock at (old frequency) 94.5 KDGE and 89.7 KVRK, and now does television for a Christian music network in Los Angele ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: The Fab T-Birds Tear It Up at Fair Park Coliseum in '86

    ​We began the day by looking at old photos of Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan courtesy Kirby Warnock, who's bringing Jimmie to the Texas Theatre for a very special homecoming show and chitchat. So, then, it's only appropriate to end it with this recent find from 1986: Jimmie, Kim Wilson, Preston Hub ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    September 9, 2010

    Might We Finally See That Long-Discussed SRV Statue in Dallas? Briefly on Sunday, Yes.

    ​Well, we're just swelling with pride and joy this afternoon--and for good reason. It looks like we could be on the verge of finally seeing the long-discussed Stevie Ray Vaughan statue finding a place in Dallas, which (despite Austin's claim on him and SRV statue of their own) is indeed where the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: David Bowie and Stevie Ray and the Tour That Wasn't

    ​I had intended to provide as this week's aural audio the entirety of Beck's redo of INXS's Kick, which features on guitar and vocals none other than Lake Highlands' own Annie Clark, or St. Vincent. (The formerly Dallas Observer Music Awards-nominated St. Vincent, Pete asks me to remind you as I d ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Snookie's Bar and Grill: Getting Happy Could Be More Affordable, Now the Chicken Fried Steak...

    Jesse Hughey​Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details on why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials. Where: Snookie's Bar and Grill, 3604 Oak Lawn Ave., 214-521-1068When: 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    This Week in Dallas Music History: Stevie Ray Vaughan's Out of Rehab and Ready To Rock.

    ​Guitarists from all over tend to cite Stevie Ray Vaughan as their primary influence. He may very well be the "Pride and Joy" of the Dallas area, even if Austin claims him as its own.Back on March 26, in 1987, Michael Corcoran profiled the Dallas blues guitar icon for the Observer. At this point, ... More >>

  • Music

    March 4, 2010

    Doyle Bramhall, Bugs Henderson

    Saturday, March 6,at the Granada Theater

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    October 9, 2008

    Pops Carter and the Funkmonsters

    Friday, October 10, at the Boiler Room, Denton

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    April 30, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Q&A: Blues and Rock Guitarist Rocky Athas

    Rocky Athas with the Lightning Strikes.Rocky Athas has been playing the blues for almost 40 years. The Oak Cliff native grew up with another legendary string bender, Stevie Ray Vaughn. Athas’ band, Lightning Strikes, was an area blues/rock mainstay and Athas recently re-cut their debut for a Europ ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007

    Recovery Is A Must

    The muralists of Deep Ellum are honored

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Bowie and SRV's Golden Year

    On April 27, 1983, David Bowie was in Las Colinas rehearsing songs for his "Serious Moonlight" tour, in support of his Let's Dance album. Joining him was that hit record's lead guitarist: Oak Cliff's Stevie Ray Vaughan, who was only two months away from releasing his own debut, Texas Flood, which ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Songs from Bowie, Stevie Ray's Golden Era

    On April 27, 1983, David Bowie was in Las Colinas rehearsing songs for his "Serious Moonlight" tour, in support of his Let's Dance album. Joining him was that hit record's lead guitarist: Oak Cliff's Stevie Ray Vaughan, who was only two months away from releasing his own debut, Texas Flood, which ha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 12, 2007

    Beard Sweat

    ZZ Top and friends rock Smirnoff

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    July 12, 2007

    The Rounders

    Thursday, July 12, at the Double Wide

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    July 5, 2007

    Carrying On

    Arc Angels make a welcome return

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    June 18, 2007

    Stealing Stevie Ray

    There's a story in the Austin American-Statesman today about two men Austin cops claim stole "more than $100,000 in backstage passes, music equipment, photographs and other memorabilia of Stevie Ray Vaughan from the storage unit" belonging to his brother Jimmie. The story also notes that six of the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2006

    Texas Flood

    Vaughan memorabilia sweeps through Dallas

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson

    Thursday, April 27, at Nokia Theatre

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    March 16, 2006

    Battle Six-String

    Guitarists go pick to pick

  • Music

    September 29, 2005


    Suicidal tendencies, gut locker lovers and men who wail on their axes

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    April 15, 2004


    Those about to rock should attend the Dallas Guitar Show

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    Los Lonely Boys

    December 27

  • Film

    April 24, 2003

    In Character

    You know the face; the name is Tobolowsky

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Break Away

    There's more to ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead than wrecking stages. No, seriously.

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    June 21, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Epic Records is still digging the goods out of SRV's vault

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

    SRV (Epic Records/Legacy)

  • News

    October 12, 2000


    Whoa, Baby; Mutual Paranoia; Scary Columnist

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Hijinks at Trees

    Long-overdue debuts

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Across the Bar

    New Year's day; Texas Punk Sweethearts; Growth spurt for Polyphonic Spree; Waging Red Animal War

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Conspiracy theories; Bella Union strikes; a Wreck of a Room; X marks the spot

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    March 25, 1999
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    March 11, 1999

    Soul to sell

    Epic keeps raiding Stevie Ray Vaughan's vault, but when is enough enough?

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    The mind's ear

    Jimmie Vaughan is two albums into a solo career he didn't necessarily want

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    January 1, 1998
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    December 25, 1997

    Cry tough

    Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there

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    July 31, 1997
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    February 8, 1996

    The art of implication

    Vince Bell's been dead once, and he's got the record to prove it

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    November 9, 1995
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    April 20, 1995

    Myth, martyr, musician

    With each passing day, the ghost of Selena looms larger over the mainstream

  • Music

    January 26, 1995

    Trouble blues

    Buddy Guy doesn't want money or fame, just a little respect

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