Our Spring/Summer concert preview, part deux
Well, it looks like the weather gods are laughing at Houston again, and have decided to ring in iFest with a good round of drenching rain. So if you'd prefer to remain indoors, don't forget Saturday is Record Store Day - there's even a Web site. Be a good consumer and help out your neighborhood ... More >>
Photos by Jay Lee"Now and then it keeps you runnin', never seems to die..." The opening line to Son Volt's soothing elegy "Windfall," which closed out Tuesday's main set at the Continental Club - just like almost every other SV set since the band's 1995 debut Trace - goes a long way to explain ... More >>
Wilco, "New Madrid," live at the Fox Theater, Boulder, Colorado, May 1995 Rocks Off is never really not on an Uncle Tupelo kick, but it sure came flooding back after he heard "New Madrid" on Fred Imus' Saturday-morning Trailer Park Bash satellite-radio show last weekend. Even among such fut ... More >>
Special guest Drunkard Holden Rushing of Small Sounds Named after a line in Wilco's "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart," L.A.-based music blog Aquarium Drunkard offers an eclectic mix of indie and classic rock, with a few dashes of country, soul and R&B thrown in for good measure. Launched in 20 ... More >>
Waylon Jennings, "Ain't Livin' Long Like This," live in 1980 Rocks Off is a big musical-phase guy. It's not unusual for him to get stuck - if "stuck" is indeed the proper word - listening to an artist or genre for weeks or months at a time. This summer it was Tom Petty (which he's still& ... More >>
The band's most blogged-about barn in America
The Sixth Annual Austin City Limits Festival feels like home...almost
Rounding Up Recordings by HPMA Nominees
Son Volt performs Sunday, May 6, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.
The best band in the universe does its Brecht thing with hooks
People Under the Stairs fix the leak
Comfort Of Strangers
Kicking Television: Live in Chicago
Wednesday, August 17, at the Proletariat, 903 Richmond, 713-523-1199.
Is Wilco still trying to break your heart, or has it done so already?
Camper Van Beethoven hates this part of Texas. Just kidding, maybe...
A Ghost Is Born (Nonesuch)
Saturday, December 6
Friday, October 10
For Uncle Tupelo fans, there's No Depression in reissue heaven
Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't
Saturday, April 12
Kicker Wisdom (Self-released)
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch)
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
The Jayhawks -- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and the scourge of great art