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  • 9 years ago

    Ah, the early '90s—a time when a Nudie suit-clad rockabilly cat out of Deep Ellum could get signed to Sub Pop with songs about steak and marijuana. If it's hard to believe it's been nearly 20 years since Dallas' Own Reverend Horton Heat had ...

  • 9 years ago

    Hayes Carll is probably the pre-eminent thinking-man's Texas musician of his generation. He's rowdy and rockin' enough to impress the ballcap-clad yee-hawers, but thoughtful and witty enough to impress mentors (and now co-writers) Guy Clark and Ra...

  • 9 years ago

    Must Kings of Leon do everything backward? First the Followill boys went and got mega-popular in the U.K. before the brooding but hook-loaded 2008 LP, Only By the Night, finally kicked them up to similar arena/amphitheater status in the States. No...

  • 9 years ago

    Ordinarily, an album released in 2010 bearing the title Genuine Negro Jig might raise a couple of eyebrows, but the Carolina Chocolate Drops—who did that very thing back in February—are, well, chocolate. And genuine, for that matter. A...

  • 10 years ago

    We sure hope we don't have to tell you why you should go see Willie Nelson at this point, especially if you never have. He only seems immortal, but the man will be 77 in April. And, in retrospect, maybe 2009 showed signs of Nelson slowing down: He...

  • 10 years ago

    Jason Isbell just turned 30 this past February, so calling him an old soul might be soft-pedaling things a bit. You just can't be callow and pen a line like "She left me alone with these pills and the last of my youth." There's also "No Choice in ...

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