Ed. Note: Austin Psych Fest brought the weirdos to the state capitol this weekend for sets by big legends like The Moving Sidewalks and small ones like Silver Apples. Our friends at DC9 at Night in Dallas, writer Jesse Hughey and photographer Tracie Louck, were there to brave the mud and reverb to b ... More >>
Black Mountain Rudyard's, April 26 On their way to this weekend's Austin Psych Fest, Canadian drone-pop act Black Mountain are swinging by Houston for a spell at Rudyard's. The band's last release was 2012's soundtrack for the "post-apocalyptic" surfing flick Year Zero, which itself was partially a ... More >>
SXSW is officially over, thank the sweet baby Jesus. Now music fans have already begun to fan out to the four winds, seeking sunshine, swimsuits, alcohol, easy hookups and all the tunes they can handle until it gets ridiculously hot. Texans: you have about three hours. It's already begun over in Mi ... More >>
Alt-J: With Hundred Waters., Sun., March 10, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Battery (Metallica Tribute): With Ozz (Ozzy/Sabbath Tribute)., Fri., March 8, 8 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Billy Currington: Sat., March 9, 7 p.m., $35-$65. Nutty Jerry's ... More >>
George Jones Arena Theatre September 8, 2012 I never wondered what it's like to be almost 81 until Saturday. I never expected to live that long, and still don't. But while watching George Jones onstage at the Arena Theatre, it was difficult to not at least wonder. But hell, I'm not even 40 and mos ... More >>
Word has come that Doc Watson, beloved 89-year-old flat-picking genius and elder statesman of the Americana music scene, has been airlifted to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, after suffering a fall at his home. According to reports in Bluegrass Today and the Raleigh News & Obser ... More >>
Dave Alvin alerted us via Facebook shortly ago that British guitar master Bert Jansch has died. Jansch, who along with his band Pentangle was at the forefront of the '60s British folk movement, was 67. According to the Associated Press, the cause of death was lung cancer. The Scottish-born Jansch o ... More >>
Lightnin' Hopkins finally gets his own historical marker.
Photos by Marc BrubakerSee more photos from Wednesday's fever dream in our slideshow.The Black Angels, Black Mountain Warehouse Live November 17, 2010 Some music is so evocative and overwhelming it can cause you to flash back to before you were even born. Not all of it - when a Mozart sympho ... More >>
Shooter Jennings enlists the occult and Stephen King on ambitious, eerie new album Black Ribbons.
Sasha Eisenman There's some confusion, understandably, about exactly what Chicago's Entrance Band purports to be. Are they good-time classic-rawk hash slingers? Psychedelic adventurers? Protest-rock revivalists? The endpoint where bassist/violinist's Paz Lenchantin - she's done time with Zwan, Pa ... More >>
San Francisco's Sleepy Sun is the newest star in the psych-rock constellation.
Even the most naïve and surface Led Zeppelin listener tell you at least that they were influenced "by the blues." But this insightful and surprisingly solid documentary goes way further in delving into the sound and the performers which were in the minds (and on the home stereos) of Mssrs. Page and ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>
Marty Stuart is definitely one of the more interesting also-rans of Travis Tritt-era popular country. He only had a couple of real hits - "Hillbilly Rock" and "Little Things" both reached No. 8 in 1990 - but he's got a great pedigree. He was married to one of the Carter daughters, and was a good pal ... More >>
...Trail of Dead 5:04 p.m. Time to kick everyone out. We'll have more photos over here in a bit. 4:45 p.m. Chris Gray sitting in for a bit. Trail of Dead just finished “Caterwaul,” which I always thought sounded like “Immigrant Song” plus When In Rome’s “The Promise” (which is a goo ... More >>
Live appears Friday, September 29, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600.