Fred Eaglesmith

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    June 20, 2014

    Rolling Stone's Ridiculous Top 100 Country Songs: The First Half

    In further efforts to reassure us that it is still relevant, Rolling Stone magazine recently started a country clickbait section called most cleverly (drum roll, maestro) RS Country. I know, the heart pitter-patters in anticipation. A brief perusal of the site finds basically the same crap, errr... ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    Fred Eaglesmith: "Anyone Can Make a Record -- the Sad Part Is They Do"

    Being 56 might seem a bit old to be out bouncing around in a bus with a handful of people half your age and staying up all night, but Canadian songster Fred Eaglesmith flips that on its back. "You know, at 35 when you're doing this, you look around at your friends and they're lawyers or they're pl ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Upcoming: Paramore & Fall Out Boy, Uncle Kracker, Shinyribs, Rhett Miller, etc.

    Austin Lounge Lizards: Sat., February 1, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999. Betty Soo, Matt Harlan, Reed Turner: Thu., January 30, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999. Bill Kirchen: Tue., February 4, 7:30 ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Homeward Sound: The Culture of Living-Room Concerts

    For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like home.

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    April 16, 2013

    Upcoming: Steely Dan, Selena Gomez, Alt-J, Adam Ant, LL Cool J, Metric, etc.

    Adam Ant: Sat., July 27, 8 p.m., $28-$300. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Air Supply: Thu., May 9, 8:30 p.m., $158-$218. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. Alt-J: CHANGED With Lord Huron., Fri., Sept. 27, 8 p.m., $30/$35. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston. The Appleseed Cast: With ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Seven Spring Music Festivals In Texas That Beat Staying Home

    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 >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Ten Albums That Should Be Grammy Nominated Over Linda Chorney's

    Photo by Jason WolterJason Isbell (left) and Amanda Shires (right) are both more deserving than Chorney.​The small world of Americana music is all a-twitter over New Jersey woman Linda Chorney's nomination for a Grammy in the Americana category. In case you haven't been following the story, Ch ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Fred Eaglesmith: Dangerous To Himself

    ​Fred Ealesmith's latest release 6 Volts is rapidly becoming our most played disk since we scored a copy at his recent show at Mucky Duck. Recorded live as a band with ONE MICROPHONE(!) as one track mono to a reel-to-reel deck (oh, you want lo-fi!), the album has drawn frequent comparisons to ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Fred Eaglesmith Is Back, Existential As Ever

    "My life is about not being accepted. That really is where it started and where it ended." - Fred Eaglesmith in the documentary There Ain't No Easy Road Fred Eaglesmith on Facebook​Always at the forefront of indie music options and operations, Fred Eaglesmith has been doing his own thing so lon ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Lonesome Onry And Mean Plays "Spin The iPod" (Almost)

    ​Facebook, that great time-waster, is always a source of mindless brain candy. Just a few moments ago, Lonesome, Onry and Mean was tagged in a note titled "15 Random iPod Songs." The rules were fairly straightforward: Put your unit on "random" and list the first 15 songs that play. This sound ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Want To "Support The Scene"? Avoid Open-Mike Nights

    Fat Man & Little Boy (and friend)​Let Lonesome Onry and Mean see if we've got this straight. Because we've written an article about how bad an open-mike night at Salt Bar was, we are tearing down - or not supporting - the Houston music scene? Well, that's bullshit. You want to know what's wr ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Looking Ahead to Jonathan Richman, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Scott Miller and Lots More

    While doing our usual hunt for interesting acts coming to Houston in the next few weeks, Lonesome Onry and Mean came across some great stuff coming to Continental Club and McGonigel's Mucky Duck. The brainy, always quirky Jonathan Richman will be at the Continental Saturday, January 29. An origianl ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Has Miranda Lambert Sparked a Revolution In Nashville?

    If there is a ticking time bomb signaling the impending end of the '80s hair-band nature of mainstream country music, Miranda Lambert is probably lighting the fuse. Lambert's third album, Revolution, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart last week and sold 23 percent more (almost ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    February 18, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Corb Lund Joins New West Stable

    "Roughest Neck Around" Lonesome Onry and Mean has been a Corb Lund fan since about five minutes into his first pass through Lund's album Five Dollar Bill. I remember watching those guys during the opening hour of SXSW at B.D. Riley's five years ago with some musician buddies. Like the posse chasing ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009
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    December 30, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: 2008's Heavy Rotation

    For the second (third?) year in a row, LOM didn't vote in either the Nashville Scene's best of country music poll or the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop best of American music poll. I'm just not a good list-maker. Detest that stuff. Just trying to compile a list of possibles makes my brain hate me. A ... More >>

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    December 26, 2008

    Tonight: Hayes Carll at Warehouse Live

    Woodlands native turned Austin dweller Hayes Carll had an up-and-down year in 2008. His first Lost Highway release, Trouble In Mind, garnered worldwide attention. As he relaxed in the Ozarks with his in-laws before heading to Warehouse Live for tonight's gig with Band of Heathens and ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    In the Pines of Houston

    Americana prospers in the northern suburbs

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    October 2, 2008
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    October 23, 2006

    Fly Like an Eagle

    Courtesy of Fred Eaglesmith Man of the folk: Eaglesmith Fred Eaglesmith is the poet laureate of the dying breed, and for a southern Canadian he sounds distinctly West Texan on his latest, Millie's Cafe. Much of the album works the same patch Eaglesmith has plowed a viable independent career upon: ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006

    Chris Knight

    Tuesday, July 18, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk. Call 713-528-5999 for more info.

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    June 15, 2006

    Roots Redux

    Dan Colehour's Midwestern musings get their day in the Texas sun

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    March 16, 2006

    Fred Eaglesmith

    Tuesday, March 21, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999

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    February 2, 2006

    Mercy Eventually

    More than 20 years down the road, Mary Gauthier is finally an emerging artist

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    March 3, 2005

    Let the Eagle Soar

    Alt-country hero Fred Eaglesmith dumps guitars and makes a pre-Beatles pop record

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    October 14, 2004
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    July 1, 2004
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    March 11, 2004
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    August 28, 2003

    Eric Hisaw, with Greg Wood

    Thursday, August 28

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    November 28, 2002

    Rockin' Drama Mama

    Mary McBride makes the transition from aspiring playwright to alt-country songstress

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    August 1, 2002

    Bill Chambers

    Saturday, August 3

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    December 25, 1997

    Canadian Born, but Texas Proud

    Fred Eaglesmith descends from the Great White North with a unique American vision