Emeli Sande House of Blues, July 8 A few years ago, it was Corinne Bailey-Rae, now here comes Emeli Sande to claim the title of the the British Isles' reigning soul starlet. The piano-trained Scottish native, now 26, notched the UK's top-selling debut of last year with Our Version of Events, a nigh ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerArctic Monkeys, Young Buffalo House of Blues August 3, 2011 See the Arctic Monkeys' chav-y chic in our slideshow. Five years since their first stateside splash in February 2006 with their debut Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, we've watched the Arctic Mo ... More >>
UT disappoints againFirst they get dropped from the top spot by Playboy. Now the Princeton Review barely keeps them in the top 10. How is the University of Texas going to keep being known as a top Party School if it can't get no respect? The Princeton Review's various surveys of colleges ca ... More >>
Gourmet, a magazine of "almost biblical status" in the food world, went under this morning after 68 years in print. My editor there, Jane Daniels Lear, brought the magazine most of its Southern writers. I met her at a Southern Foodways Alliance symposium in Oxford, Mississippi. She encouraged ... More >>
Bar-B-Que Blues on Almeda is bringing back a combination that Houston made famous.
On cold mornings, I like to turn on the oven to warm up the kitchen. I know you're not supposed to heat your house with the oven. That's why I try to stick something in there so I can claim I'm actually cooking. Roasting a couple of heads of garlic is a good idea--you can always use roasted garlic f ... More >>
Shrimp grits started out as a seasonal fisherman’s dish of shrimp cooked in bacon grease served over creamy grits in the Low Country where they were also known as “breakfast shrimp.” The simple seafood breakfast became an iconic Southern dish after Craig Claiborne wrote about it in the New Yor ... More >>
Heartless Bastards, "Brazen" How awesome would it be if Chrissie Hynde fronted the North Mississippi All-Stars? That's right, pretty damn awesome. And as luck would have it, such a band actually exists under the moniker of Heartless Bastards, whose 2006 Fat Possum debut All This Time is as raw and ... More >>
Prolonged power failures are hell on wine collectors. If your wine cellar gets hot, your wine gets cooked and your investment goes down the drain. Luckily for me, there was only one bottle of wine in my little portable wine cellar that was worth anything when the power went out. It was a 1991 Far Ni ... More >>
Don't worry about matching foods and wines at Max's just make sure you don't have chili on your chin
Who is the more "authentic" bluesman -- Bobby Bland or T-Model Ford?
The blues is back -- rawer and louder (and punker) than ever
Out of Mississippi comes the rowdy Neckbones
June 11 - 17, 1998