Subject:

Michael Corcoran

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Jake Bugg Proves Albums Are Far From Dead

    "The album is dying in front of our very eyes," Variety columnist and music business know-it-all Bob Lefsetz wrote recently based on weak LP sales, including Katy Perry's Prism, which sold only about 220,000 copies in its first week. "If your plan is to increase your audience, spread the word and ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Lou Ann Barton: Austin Blues Queen Is Working Her Butt Off

    It's 2 p.m. and Austin blues diva Lou Ann Barton is just downing her first cup of coffee of the day. Rocks Off admitted to her he was only on his second. "We were recording last night, so I'm a little sluggish," says the Fort Worth native in her gravelly voice. One of the masters of ceremony at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Six Stupid Reasons to Move to Austin, a Mediocre Town

    Some mewling mouth-breather named Ed Reed on a blog called Thought Catalog has fallen in love with Austin and listed off six reasons why more Yankees and Californians should move there and join him. And of course, there's an obligatory, misinformed slam on Houston, but more on that later... He say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Saturday: Tim Easton at Cactus Music

    I first encountered Tim Easton about five years ago at a New West Records South By Southwest party. It was a hot day at an outdoor stage. I felt the presence of someone moving up beside me and saw from his name tag that it was Michael Corcoran, longtime music critic for the Austin American-Statesma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008
  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Wigged Gigs

    A selection of some of the wildest, weirdest, and most dangerous bands and shows in Houston history

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Creative Interpretations

    Vindication comes a year after "Agent 307" prevented Mahotella Queens from performing at I-Fest

  • Music

    October 18, 2001

    Racket

    Local music goes unnoticed in the Bayou City

  • Music

    January 23, 1997
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