Mango's, February 8
Blues Control's Lea Cho and Russ Waterhouse make a tremendous clatter with keyboards, guitars and synths. The Queens, N.Y., duo started grabbing cool-kid support way before last year's Drag City effort Valley Tangents, which built on their already kaleidoscopic bod ... More >>
McGonigel's Mucky Duck, January 19
It doesn't take long to notice that country-folk musicians from Lubbock are a little different. Whether it's all that flat surrounding them, the supposed UFO visits, or something else, they always seem a little more metaphysical than their peers.
With ... More >>
Stampeding Providence, R.I. noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt, a two-piece as loud as it is heavy, destroys an otherwise quiet Monday night at Fitzgerald's behind its forthcoming Load Records release, Oblivion Hunter, which the label describes as "amped-up and free, with an ear on the railroad tracks to ... More >>
Cross Canadian Ragweed's Red Dirt vibe officially flatlined on October, 24, 2010 when the band played their last gig at Joe's Sports Bar in Chicago. And even though that was a well-publicized fact, a lot of diehard CCR fans were still going to Cody Canada and the Departed concerts screaming out requ ... More >>
Stardeath & White Dwarfs, The Besnard Lakes: Wed., May 19. Walter's on Washington.
Billy Idol: Wed., Aug. 25. House of Blues.
Black Crowes: Sun., Sept. 26. Verizon Wireless Theater.
Candlebox, Another Day, Rowe: Sat., May 15. Scout Bar Clear Lake.
Carrie Underwood, Billy Currington, Sons Of ... More >>
Female Demand, American Sharks, Satin Hooks, Tow The Line: Sun., March 28, 8 p.m. Walter's on Washington.
Al Green: Sun., May 16. Arena Theatre.
Chuck Allen Floyd Band: Sat., June 12. Dosey Doe Coffee Company.
Casiotone For the Painfully Alone, Magical Beautiful: Sat., April 17. Khon's.
Clint Bl ... More >>
While anyone who follows this column knows that Lonesome, Onry and Mean can't stand about 90 percent of what gets touted in Best in Texas magazine and labeled Texas/Red Dirt music, we have always had a soft spot for Stillwater, Okla., rockers Cross Canadian Ragweed.
Our son took us to see CCR in Lu ... More >>
Between The Buried And Me, Devin Townsend Band, Cynic, Scale The Summit: Mon., Jan. 11. Meridian.
Billy Dean: Fri., April 16. Dosey Doe Coffee Company.
Bobby Bare: Sat., May 22. Dosey Doe Coffee Company.
"The Canvas Grand Opening" With Chase Hamblin, listenlisten, Sideshow Tramps, The Mighty Orq ... More >>
Photos by Chris Gray
Skyscrapers - something you won't see at Austin City Limits.
Western Swing maidens the Quebe Sisters performed in the shadow of the Jesse H. Jones Library.Previously, Rocks Off's idea about what a "festival" should look like, and what to expect, came from his exper ... More >>
Scott Miller, "Drunk All Around This Town"
Long ago, Scott Miller had a brief essay on his website about playing writers-in-the-round gigs. In his eyes, such shows come down to you, the one good, talented, brilliant songwriter sitting there silently wishing these other hacks would finish ... More >>