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Daniel Lanois

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    The Five Greatest Daniel Lanois Productions

    Late to the party as ever, I recently caught up with the new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album, Push the Sky Away, in light of the hype over their SXSW showcase last week. The album is fantastic, of course, but one thing that immediately jumped out at me upon listening to it was the interesting choi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    The Texas 30: The Second Runners-Up, Albums 50-41

    On our computer, Rocks Off has been looking at that damn Texas 30 spreadsheet so long our eyes are frosting over. Monday we said about 400 different albums were spread across the ballots we received from almost 25 music-media wags across Texas. We looked at the sheet again after that and it was actu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    From The Sky Down: U2's "Bittersweet Song Of Disunity"

    What was the last great U2 album? Now, before you go and get your snotty Henry Rollins quotes lined up, recall that there was a period in the mid- to late 1980s when the Dublin foursome were both the biggest and most critically acclaimed band on the planet before veering off into sonic experimentat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Scott Merritt Goes Lo-Fi on Latest Eaglesmith Album

    ​One of our favorite albums of the year is Fred Eaglesmith's 6 Volts. Like the Le Noise project from Neil Young and producer Daniel Lanois, 6 Volts is decidedly lo-fi. The main technical challenge for Eaglesmith and producer Scott Merritt, who goes back to with Eaglesmith virtually to his reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2011

    ACL: Black Dub In The Hour Of Tranquility

    Photos by Marco TorresPhosphorescent​It's been a low-key afternoon. It rained again. Still is. Rocks Off ate some fried chicken and sat in the Vista Equity tent while the gospel quartet Endurance lifted our spirits. It doesn't matter what your spiritual inclination is - you haven't seen danci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Five ACL Acts We're Totally Not Making Up

    Aloha, Susan... Stevie Wonder Coldplay Arcade Fire Kanye Kanye Kanye blah blah blah yada yada yada. Rocks Off could write about this year's ACL headliners until we're blue in the face - and we probably will this weekend - but what's the point? The real fun of the festival is on the back roads of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    The Top 10 Rock-Musician Film Scores

    ​David Fincher's Facebook creation tale The Social Network has been the No. 1 film in America the past two weekends, and no doubt it will continue that streak this weekend, barring an assault by Jackass 3-D which comes out today. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone is already hailing Network as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Top 5 Daniel Lanois Productions

    ​This past Saturday in Los Angeles, legendary producer Daniel Lanois, known for his trademark echo-heavy sound and work with the likes of U2 and Bob Dylan, was involved in a near-fatal motorcycle accident. Lanois was slated to soon begin work on Brandon Flowers of the Killers' solo debut and the u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Another Side - Several, Actually - of Willie Nelson

    It's easy for older Willie Nelson fans to overlook his modern works, where he saw his influence dig out tributaries away from the safer riverbeds. In the past two decades, he has ventured out from his hearty country roots into reggae, spooky Daniel Lanois-produced noir, pop standards, Spanish-tinte ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008
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    October 2, 2008
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    August 22, 2007
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    March 2, 2006

    Van Gogh with a Resonator

    Remembering Chris Whitley, the universal bluesman

  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    All for One

    A pair of ace session men join up and call forth the Soul of John Black

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Hot Tunes, Summer in the City

    Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Mountain Mohawks

    Ex-punkers of Starlings, TN space out with dulcimers and other American originals

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Don't Fence Us In

    Aztex refuses to be ghettoized in the Tejano market

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Emmylou Harris

    Red Dirt Girl (Nonesuch)

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    It's a Family Affair

    Willie Nelson brings along his pals for his annual musical picnic

  • Music

    January 28, 1999
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    September 10, 1998
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    August 6, 1998
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    June 4, 1998
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    October 2, 1997
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    March 6, 1997

    Luscious Noise

    The beat happy women of Luscious Jackson find a mellower groove

  • Film

    February 20, 1997

    A Deep Cut

    Thornton's haunting, droll Sling Blade draws rich blood

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