It's the 25th Anniversary of the DOMA. And while it's true that bands and venues come and go, many of the people behind them have been here all along. We asked a few of these long standing music veterans -- now behind the scenes at DOMA nominated venues The Kessler, The Foundry and Rubber Gloves Reh ... More >>
There is one radio station in DFW that takes the time to play an interesting mix of music every day. This same station also takes the opportunity to discuss and explore music in ways that all the other stations are sorely lacking. The thing is, this station just so happens to be the area's number on ... More >>
For over 20 years, the Mother Hips have expertly offered a soulful, psychedelic sound that just seems to flow in the Northern Californian waters. Although it's been a while since the band's last album, the groove-tastic Pacific Central Dust, was released in 2009, word has it that a new album is nigh ... More >>
The Black Angels There's a definite aesthetic at play with Austin-based psych rockers The Black Angels -- a droney, swirling sheen present in almost everything the band does. It's very much intentional: Vocalist Alex Maas doesn't like to say that his band is in the music industry so much as he li ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk.Jason JanikCindy ChaffinOnce upon a time, Cindy Chaffin was the mastermind behind Texas Gigs, a blog and database that ... More >>
Crowded House, Lawrence ArabiaHouse of BluesAugust 5, 2010Better than: Seeing Crowded House on an Edgefest bill in 1994 and only getting 45 minutes of greatness... Oh, and um, all my expectations. Because, people, I'm not pretending this is an unbiased work, or, howyousay, an objective review. I bou ... More >>
Hey, look: The O's have a little gift for you. And... well... ah, hell, I'll just let Idol Records' Erv Karwelis explain it to ya: As the guys gear up to record their next album and head out on their first European tour, they decided to give something back to their fans with their free recording of ... More >>
"Well, I was passing by a pawn shop in an older part of town, something caught my eye and stop and turned around / I stepped inside and then I spied in the middle of it all, was a beat up old guitar hanging on the wall / 'What do want for that piece of junk?' I asked the old man / He just smiled and ... More >>
Monday, July 7, at Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie
Raising Sand (Rounder Records)
Austin's biggest music fest was anything you wanted it to be. Dallas acts made theirs a blast.
Like Her> (Turquoise Mountain)
At the end, Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed
The Bellrays perform March 6 at Gypsy Tea Room, with 20 Miles and Bob Log III.
On the road in his Dodge Dart, Slaid Cleaves is the last of the traveling troubadours
Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think
The Ranchero Brothers stay busy
With a new album, Radney Foster isn't so "heartbroke and then some" anymore
Want in on the dirt floor of rodeo's marquee event? A guy in Mansfield has your ride.
Lenny Waronker is a rock-biz legend, but is that enough to make DreamWorks Records a success?
But a new boxed set proves you can't keep Randy Newman down
Charlie and Bruce Robison make their country family-style
You got the Knack a long time ago, but Doug Fieger thinks you need it again
Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash are still our greatest Storytellers
The legacy of Simon and Garfunkel still shines true
The cocktail country of the Lucky Pierres proves to be the right mix
Rock, Baby, Rock It! is classic kitsch, but there's a lesson amid the cheese
The Byrds soar though the changes
Emmylou Harris has a new boxed set, but she won't be trapped by that cardboard tombstone
Elvis T. Busboy drives his soul train into the future