Doug Kershaw

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    A Dozen Houston Highlights From Austin City Limits

    Austin City Limits wasn't always a cultural institution, nor a repository of some of the finest musical performances ever committed to videotape. In the show's earliest days it was an unusual experiment even for public television, and creator Bill Arhos and his staff did not have the benefit of the ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Five Great Cajun Songs By Non-Cajuns

    ​As far as He Said knows, he has zero Cajun blood in his veins. His family is pretty much straight-up Anglo/Scotch-Irish, settling in the Piney Woods of Newton County via Alabama in the early 1800s. However, although the Sabine-straddling area around Newton, Burkeville and Wiergate is about an hou ... More >>

  • Music

    October 1, 2009

    Alamo Heights

    San Antonio's the Krayolas steam into their second act.

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    April 9, 2009
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    April 2, 2009

    Album of the Week: Shooter Jennings & the .357s' Bad Magick

    Shooter Jennings & the .357s Bad Magick "I don't wanna be a legend/ I just wanna be a man," Shooter Jennings sings on "Living Proof," a Hank Williams Jr. cover and one of two previously unreleased songs on Bad Magick, which otherwise rounds up the best of Jennings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    SXSW Snapshots: A Few More From Wednesday's Memory Card

    Photos by Chris GrayOriginal Thirteenth Floor Elevators Powell St. John (left) and Roky Erickson backstage at the Austin Music Awards with guest guitarist Duane Alaska and the Black Angels' Christian Bland

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Aftermath: Alan Jackson at RodeoHouston

    Alan Jackson is like the world's most comfortable pair of boots. Over the past 20 years, the Georgia-born singer and songwriter has amassed an enormous catalog of songs loaded with self-deprecating modesty, gentle tongue-in-cheek humor and unabashed sentimentality, that every so often - whether happ ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2008
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    July 16, 2007

    Taking Liberty's at Fitzgerald’s

    This week’s big local music news (besides Jana Hunter’s last show before moving to Baltimore) is of course Fitzgerald’s 30th anniversary, starting Thursday with local folksinger supreme Shake Russell, Friday with Fort Worth percussion amoeba Spoonfed Tribe, and Saturday with Denton polka kings ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Scoring the Super Bowl

    NFL Films' music may be stirring, but these songs tell the real story of the big games

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    April 4, 2002
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    June 19, 1997

    Fit for a Fiddle

    Classical? Country? In the hands of fiddler Mark O'Connor, it's one thing: music.