Uncle Tupelo

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    June 23, 2014

    Jeff Tweedy Showed Off His Songwriting Chops at Majestic Theatre

    Jeff Tweedy With the Handsome Family Majestic Theatre Sunday, June 22, 2014 By the time Jeff Tweedy and his four-piece backing band left the stage Sunday night, it was like he had played two shows in one night. Devoting the first half of a 28-song set to his forthcoming solo album, Sukierae, Tweedy ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    Five Bands We Need to Stop Calling Alt-Country

    There's a case to be made that Alternative Country, or Alt-Country as it's more often called, hasn't ever really been a legit genre. One will be hard-pressed to get any of the artists lumped in with the moniker to claim it as their sonic home, and even the original journalistic voice of the hard-to- ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    The Ten Texas Bands That Most Deserve To Be Famous

    For Every ZZ Top and Steve Miller our state produces, there are thousands of bands that either wallow in obscurity or just get by with endless, backbreaking tours and the hope of having enough cash to finance some studio time. Here are some acts that should have hit the big time in their day and a ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Wilco's Eight Albums, Ranked From Best to Worst

    Halfway through "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart," the leadoff track on 2002's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. That's when I stopped listening to Wilco, which had been one of my favorite bands of the '90s because of their first three albums- A.M., Being There and Summerteeth, as well as the fab "Mermaid Avenu ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Jay Farrar Has the Driest Sense of Humor on the Planet

    Whether solo or in Uncle Tupelo or Son Volt, singer/songwriter Jay Farrar has created a canon of alt-country and Americana music that may be unrivaled. Brooding and intense, Farrar's songs chronicle the darker side of human emotions and like his songs, Farrar isn't the most upbeat guy on the block. ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    The 10 Greatest Alt-Country Bands Ever

    With Jay Farrar and Son Volt playing at the Sons of Hermann Hall this weekend, it seems a good time to evaluate the entire Alt-country semi-movement. For all practical matters, Alt-country began with Uncle Tupelo's album No Depression in 1990. Shortly thereafter, the magazine of the same name was pu ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    The 15th Anniversary of The Old 97's Too Far to Care and Rhett Miller's Solo Album: Does Anyone Still Care?

    Fifteen years ago this month, the Old 97's released their major label debut, Too Far to Care. Last week, frontman Rhett Miller released his latest solo record, The Dreamer. Darryl Smyers and Eric Grubbs sat down and talked about the legacy of Too Far to Care, and whether or not it's a bigger deal th ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Joe Ely Tells Us Why He's Now Satisfied At Last

    Joe Ely​At 64, Joe Ely is the elder statesman of Texas music. For over three decades, Ely has continuously released some of the most influential country-rock and folk albums around, inspiring and influencing bands as disparate as The Clash and Uncle Tupelo. Beginning his career in Lubbock while pl ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Staff Trax: Matt & Kim, Dutch, Jimmy Eat World, Uncle Tupelo, The Verve, John Cale,

    Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ou ... More >>

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    March 14, 2010

    Yesterday at NX35: The Low Lows at Dan's

    ​ Band: The Low LowsVenue: Dan's SilverleafTime: 11:05 p.m. Austin's The Low Lows was a band I knew very little about. And few in the audience at Dan's Silverleaf could enlighten me as to what to expect as the band made its way on stage. It was a rather large ensemble: two keyboardist, two (an ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009
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    July 23, 2009

    Son Volt

    American Central Dust (Rounder/UMGD)

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    July 17, 2009

    The Texas Red Legs Competing in Shiner Records Contest

    In the past couple of years, two of our area's best alt-country acts, Darryl Lee Rush and Somebody's Darling have been the recipients of a free album recording session, care of the fine folks at Shiner Records. This honor was bestowed upon them once they'd won the annual Shiner Rising Star battle of ... More >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2009

    Lucero, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

    Saturday, May 9, at the Longhorn Saloon, Fort Worth

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    December 11, 2008


    Everything's Personal (Self-released)

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    November 20, 2008

    It's Not Americana; It's Dress-Up

    Don't be fooled by the faded denim and snap-button cowboy shirts

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    June 26, 2008

    Reckless Kelly, South Austin Jug Band, The Gougers

    Thursday, June 26, at the Granada Theater

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    September 20, 2007


    Things you may have missed the first time

  • Calendar

    July 12, 2007

    Beard Sweat

    ZZ Top and friends rock Smirnoff

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    February 8, 2007

    The Autumn Defense

    Sunday, February 11, at Gypsy Tea Room

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    July 27, 2006

    Kevin Welch

    Friday, July 28, at Uncle Calvin's Coffee House

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    July 20, 2006

    The Bottle Rockets

    Zoysia (Bloodshot)

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    January 12, 2006

    Two Tons of Steel

    Thursday, January 12, at Firewater Bar & Grill

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    October 13, 2005

    The Silos

    Wednesday, October 19, at Dan's Silverleaf

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    June 2, 2005

    Macon Greyson, Austin Collins

    Saturday, May 28, at Double Wide

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    June 17, 2004

    The End Is Near

    Growing older with The New Year

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    June 3, 2004

    Jay Farrar

    Stone, Steel & Bright Lights (Transmit Sound/Artemis)

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    January 22, 2004


    January 22

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    January 15, 2004

    Jay Farrar

    January 16

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    September 6, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    A few more area musicians make appearances on the Cartoon Network

  • Music

    March 4, 1999

    Glory Hallelujah

    After working the Picket Line, Kevin Russell and the Gourds finally make a record as good as they are

  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    The only one

    Wilco's Jeff Tweedy spent years trying to prove he was better than everyone thought. Now, with Summer Teeth, nothing's ever gonna get in his way again.

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Country and Midwestern

    The best of the alt-country lot salute the majesty of the past--while defining the future

  • Culture

    September 17, 1998

    Absolute perfection

    Reed Easterwood's record is one of the year's best. Good luck finding it

  • Music

    June 25, 1998

    Got a Woody

    With Mermaid Avenue, Billy Bragg and Wilco turn a myth into a man

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    April 16, 1998

    Exile on Fry Street

    Slobberbone is still a little bit country and a lot rock and roll

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    November 14, 1996
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    November 7, 1996
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    October 31, 1996

    The one that you want

    High-school confidential, reflected in a '90s fun-house mirror

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    September 12, 1996

    Bad news

    Death of Rockadelic co-owner leaves a scene in the lurch

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    February 8, 1996
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    January 18, 1996

    More a legend than a band

    Sloppy and perfect, Golden Smog is the best of all worlds

  • Music

    December 28, 1995

    Who gives a Hootie?

    Farewell to 1995, a year in music we'd rather forget

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    December 28, 1995

    Gimme, gimme truth

    Jay Farrar and Dave Grohl don't owe you anything

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    November 30, 1995
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    September 21, 1995
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    August 24, 1995
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    July 6, 1995
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    May 4, 1995
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    March 2, 1995

    Uncle Whopelo?

    Slobberbone is the dumbest name for the best new band in town

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