Michael Hall

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    What Did Texans #AskObama?

    Yesterday afternoon, our country's most technologically-savvy President (a self-described Crackberry addict) held the first-ever President Twitter Town Hall, where netizens of all stripes could submit questions to the Commander by simply appending the hashtag #askObama to their tweets. With the ent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: The Texas Garage-Rock Torch Passes At The Continental Club

    Photos by Brittanie SheyChristopher Gerniottis of Zakary Thaks (left) joins Austin's Ugly Beats​ In February, Magnolia City Mixtape mentioned a piece in Texas Monthly about the storied history of garage rock in Texas written by Aftermath nerd-crush Michael Hall. (His reporting has gotten men on de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Texas Monthly, Bound for the Recycle Bin?

    There's an interesting supplement in the new issue of Texas Monthly, the one with all-but-declared gubernatorial candidate Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on the cover. It's a 32-page mini-mag called Texas Bound for Music, and appears to be TM's attempt at... well, it's not really clear exactly what ... More >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2008

    The Collector: The Hoodoo Curse

    Bluesman Robert Johnson's shadow stretches long and large

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Lomax on Lomax

    “Wasn’t your grandfather the guy who discovered Leadbelly?” Having the same name and being in the same trade as John and Alan Lomax, I get questions like that a lot. And yes, I am related to both of them, but neither was my grandfather. John Avery Lomax was my great-grandfather, and Alan Loma ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2007

    Grand Prix of Houston

    NASCAR can’t monopolize 200-mile-per-hour excitement

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2007
  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Lean & Mean

    Those who drink codeine syrup call it lean because of its most obvious effect: a loss of coordination. Those who study the drug call it liquid crack. Those who abuse it can wind up dead.

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Barney! Biz! Bluebonnets!

    And other signs that Texas Monthly's brain trust doesn't have a neuron left