On a Scandinavian tour in 2002, the Gourds' friend and guide kept playing a recording by an old blues singer named Ramsay Midwood. So when a man with a scruffy beard and twinkling blue eyes came up to Kevin Russell after a gig in Austin in early 2002 and introduced himself, the Gourds singer had to ... More >>
Chris Flemmons spent 10 years working on his city rather than his band, The Baptist Generals. They’re both better for it.
Safe to say that I was doing bong hits on the couch one afternoon back in 1987 when Michael Alago, the A&R rep from Elektra Records who discovered and signed Metallica, called me up out of the blue and asked what was happening with the music scene here in Dallas. Alago was based in New York City, an ... More >>
Jamie Oliver at AthensFrom the moment my inner ear first caught a bit of Jamie Oliver's East End, London, accent, with its gargled consonants and street urchin patois (he's the Artful Dodger with a frying pan) I was hooked. I've always considered Oliver to be a cut above most of the air-bru ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, via a press release, major concert booking/promotions conglomerate Live Nation announced the opening of a new Dallas office to handle all the company's business in the region, which will be led by longtime area concert promoter Danny Eaton (of 462 Productions and, more recent ... More >>
Two follow-ups in this particular radio round-up. First, I exchanged a few messages with Alan Ayo via Facebook, and the long and short of it is, he's not at all upset that Clear Channel gave him his walking papers yesterday. Writes the former midday host and music director at KDGE-FM:I'm feeling rat ... More >>
Patton Oswalt is the Big Fan, scheduled to play the AFI Dallas International Film Fest this yearMoments ago, the AFI Dallas International Film Festival sent along its complete schedule for this year's fest, which runs March 26 through April 2 -- with, as we've noted before, most screenings taking pl ... More >>
For more photos, album art and show posters, check out our slideshow here.Dallas bands are usually judged within the context of their efforts and accomplishments. Some spend stupid money on hair care products and aspire to a label deal; other bands actually rehearse and wanna make an important art ... More >>
WIth No Deliverance, The Toadies revert to the bare bones of their past
...and flesh sometimes meets the pavement, stunt bikers look to go legit
How did The Bone shock the Dallas radio world? With market research, double entendres and hair bands.
Shanghai Noon goes way out West, but not far enough
Or: Oh, look...it's another end-of-the-century list
Skip Spence recorded one brilliant album, then spent the next 30 years dying in obscurity. Now, a tribute album is giving him life again.
A "new" Roky Erickson record might be as close as anyone will ever get to him
More than a decade after fronting one of Dallas' first new-wave bands, Joshua and Mischo McKay go out of this world
Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels roll on a perfect road
Steve Miller learned everything he knows about music while living in Dallas--but has he forgotten it all?
Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash are still our greatest Storytellers
A local housewife-songwriter claims country hunk Collin Raye stole her song
Texas guitar hero Bugs Henderson wouldn't swap family for fame
The long-coming canonization of an Irish hero
Jam bands burst into bloom
Dallas blues history according to two who lived it
After a self-imposed exile in Mexico and obscurity, a Texas bluesman comes home
Big Al Dupree makes his recording debut after 72 years