In a few weeks time, established Denton songwriter and Baptist Generals frontman Chris Flemmons will kick off his third annual Denton music festival, now known as the 35 Conferette. Twelve years ago, though, Flemmons was just a newcomer in the Denton music scene -- even if it didn't take long for ... More >>
Rhett as a squid? Sure thing.Rhett Miller, singer/songwriter extraordinaire and frontman for the Old 97's, made a TV appearance last night as a legless, prosthetic-armed Al Queda member. No, really. The creators of Squidbillies, the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim staple about Appalachian squids, gath ... More >>
Bonnie "Prince" BillyGranada TheaterJune 6, 2009Better Than: The George Strait concert at Cowboys Stadium, or pretty much anything else any of you suckers were doing on Saturday night.Noah W. BaileyOpening with a ramshackle version of the
Stanley Brothers classic "Nobody's Darling on Earth," it was ... More >>
Admiral Wiley BallsOh, Will Oldham, you're so adorable. In this week's paper, you'll see a profile of Bonnie "Prince" Billy (nee Will Oldham) penned by my LA Weekly counterpart Randall Roberts, who had the pleasure of joining the reclusive Mr. Oldham for drinks a few weeks back at an LA hotel. The ... More >>
In next week's paper, we'll unveil our national package on the best music of the year (the following week, we'll tackle the best in DFWd music). But, as a teaser, here's our paper's contribution to the national package: Noah W. Bailey's picks for the best Americana/folk releases of '08.
Picking the ... More >>