Given the spread and the appeal-to-all-age-groups nature of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time," the possibility that the list was computer-generated seems more and more likely. Either that, or Rolling Stone is farming out its country blog to Best in Texas magazine? There are ... More >>
Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.
Texas: You're soaking in it.Happy Texas Independence Day, everyone. Today The Only State That Matters officially enters its 175th year of pissing off the lesser 49 states and producing the best music anywhere on Earth. One of Texas' biggest honky-tonk heroes is of course Billy Joe Shaver, who ... More >>
The Internet wants to kill Gordon Lightfoot - back in February, someone started a rumor that the Canadian troubadour was dead. Of course it started on Twitter, of all places, where an offhand remark about a celebrity death will be held as fact. Hell, the other night we killed Tim Allen and To ... More >>
Monotonix: "Oh! So that's where our missing effects pedal went..." If you need a way to kill time before tonight’s big Ghostland Observatory (Warehouse Live) and Say Anything / Hellogoodbye (Verizon) shows, you’re in luck. At 6 p.m., DiverseWorks is hosting an opening reception for its exhibit o ... More >>
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Friedman may be just the one to muss up Guv Goodhair's re-election plan
The Innkeeper is the best country venue in town. Too bad it's 50 miles away.
Another local music institution bites the dust
Texas's greatest living songwriter signs with a Houston indie label
Home to pop queens and dance hall kings, Texas is still bullish about the music market
Billy Joe Shaver has known great blessings and great curses
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