Hailing from Athens, Georgia, the garage rock trio known as The Whigs has been plying their craft for over a decade. In that time, they have released four amazing records including last years' Enjoy the Company. Speaking from a tour stop in Los Angeles and in anticipation of Friday's show at the Pr ... More >>
How greedy speculators bought politicians and drove up the price of oil.
Dirty Projectors have a lot to live up with their forthcoming 2012 album Swing Lo Magellan. Past efforts include an album of Black Flag songs recorded only from memory, and a concept album about Don Henley's life. The band's output has slowed since 2010, when they peaked as blogosphere darlings ... More >>
DIY fried cookie dough. Oh snap.Last week, my friend told me about a batch of cookies she made with Oreo cookies crumbled inside them. "It's a cookie in a cookie!" Pretty impressive. But what would obviously be more impressive? We had to fry it. (begin Ghostbusters parody) "Who you gonna ca ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we meet the people in the local music scene that you don't see on stages. Penny Lazo. With LMFAO. And a taco. No, the taco isn't real.Penny Lazo is a DFW-based rep for Universal Records. Despite being very rock 'n' roll in appearance, her main beat is coun ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but more the people who make the scene move.Tony EdwardsTony Edwards was almost certainly a hummingbird in a past life. He darts, moves, and ... More >>
As I watched Mitch Moreland's gargantuan, 472-foot homer sail into the soon-to-be stormy June night, I was reminded that the Rangers-Astros' fight should be stopped on account of inhumane bludgeonry. Moreland's blast -- tied for third-longest in baseball this season -- capped an 8-3 Texas c ... More >>
Worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood.
Last week, the Morning News' Rangers beat writer/columnist Evan Grant shared the music being used at the start of this baseball season by most of your Texas Rangers players -- either at-bat music or welcome-to-the-mound stuff, naturally.The best news that wasn't? Grant reported that catcher Mike ... More >>
RobynThis weekend will be insane. And it all starts with Swedish pop star Robyn, who will be performing at South Side Music Hall tonight. She's managed to find a nice happy medium with her highly credible, highly danceable, modern pop music, and tonight will afford her fans a chance to see just h ... 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 >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we'll be meeting some people behind the local music scene who aren't the musicians, but more behind-the-scenes folk.John GrahamRight before Pantera's major label debut, Cowboys from Hell, came out in 1990, John Graham went on the road with them and their op ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsHappy Sunday, Friends! While you were out having a nice, relaxing weekend full of neighbors and sun and beers and loveliness, I was at the 2010 Texas Republican Party Convention having a blast talking about 'Murka and stuff. It was a fun- and camo-filled two days, but I'v ... More >>
Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>
The weekend's finally here, boo-yah, and it's a deceptively crowded one music-wise, actually. You should already know about the weekend shows we've already discussed here and in the print edition, but, in case you forgot, well, let's recap. Well, now that I think of it, pretty much every show we've ... More >>
Last week, Live Nation, the national concert booking and promoting conglomerate that books to Superpages.com Center and other large venues throughout the region, offered up the concert-going public what it thought would be a nice little respite to the recession: One day (Wednesday) in which service ... More >>
Photo by Michael Alan GoldbergTwo young blondes with toothy smiles and hard-core work ethics, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, helped country expand its fan base in these years of shrinking music sales. Meanwhile, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and ... More >>
Saturday, March 10, at Club Dada
It's a mixed-up world, but who cares?
Hometowner Jack Ingram embraces his newfound Nashville success, even after dropping a dozen Music City F-bombs
England has been raving about half-Texas, half-Manchester band The Earlies for two years. Now it's our turn.
Plus: Seeing Red
Granbury rounds up the Guys and Dolls
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative
When does a benign anti-war comment become the death of open discourse?
Plus: War,the Sequel; French? Toast!
The worst of 2002
Taken from 35 Marines ages 18-23
Red Sox skipper Kennedy remains bitter about turn with Rangers
George Strait saved country music. Then he killed it
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