One thing you can't expect every new year? Another record from Dallas' own The New Year—which is just part of why The New Year is such a crowning achievement.
Matthew and the Arrogant Sea has no trouble living up to its own name
My Morning Jacket is the best live band in the world
WIth No Deliverance, The Toadies revert to the bare bones of their past
Can't take one more damn Wiggles tune? Then bring the kids—and yourself—to see Gustafer Yellowgold
Still more sad stuff, plus the good news that the Longhorn will host a show
Tuesday, July 17, at the Palladium Loft
Roky Erickson's miles from home, and that's a good thing
No need for ACL--there was plenty to see within Dallas city limits
Sara Radle's off to L.A.; LM5 calling it quits; Rubber Gloves gets anew look
Extraordinary Machine (Unreleased)
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
Rock memoirs take us behind the music
The Weakerthans' John Samson loves his hometown--and hates it, too
After battling mental illness and hit-or-miss records, Brian Wilson is back with a lost classic
Plus: A tribute to Rick James
Harpist Joanna Newsom: strange, hypnotic, dark, bizarre and absolutelygodawful
With their latest album, the Old 97's return to form. Or do they? A critical discussion.
Newest Deathray Davies disc is bigger and better
Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't
Slick 57 tries to make people forget about its fancy college degrees
Plus: Needless Things and Sack of Kittens
The couple behind Mates of State are still in love, and their relationship--as well as their music--continues to grow
At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band
You could call The Dismemberment Plan boring. But you won't.
Sorta Plays for Lovers, and other musicians, on its debut
Brett and Rennie Sparks usher The Handsome Family into its Twilight years
A near encounter with Reverend Horton Heat's fists
The World Won't End (Ashmont)
A year so good, not even Sleater-Kinney makes the Top 10
Whiskeytown's last album is a rock-and-roll masterpiece. So how come you haven't heard it?
The Waxwings are the best band you've never heard of, even if you've heard it all
John Doe doesn't have to run from yesterdays anymore
Blake Schwarzenbach says Jets to Brazil is a desperate band. A desperate American band.
The new Broadside boxed set resurrects the intimacy and immediacy of New York in the 1960s
Any major dude will tell you a Steely Dan story is not to be trusted
On the road in his Dodge Dart, Slaid Cleaves is the last of the traveling troubadours
Roger McGuinn, still a Byrd man, doesn't wanna be a rock 'n' roll star
The world might not be coming to an end, but maybe it should be
Slobberbone is still a little bit country and a lot rock and roll
Roadcrew tries to ease the rigors of playing live