Artist was once the Jesus of cool
Dave Alvin is an inveterate troubadour and staunch advocate for Houston's blues history.
Plimsouls rocker Peter Case bounces back from heart surgery.
Only weeks after being blown away by British power folkies Mumford and Sons, Lonesome, Onry and Mean got another pleasant shock from Yep Roc Records' latest artist, Peggy Sue. Their new album Fossils and Other Phantoms has been in continuous rotation for a week now and we aren't tiring of it yet. ... More >>
Reckless Kelly look to an old Idaho mentor on new album Somewhere in Time.
myspace.com/chuckprophetofficialAlejandro Escovedo and Chuck ProphetChuck Prophet won't be skipping Houston on his upcoming tour as he makes his way toward Austin and South By Southwest. Under the Volcano announced yesterday that Prophet will play there Wednesday, March 17. The Bissonnet bar has ... More >>
It's no secret that Lonesome Onry and Mean usually thinks of Christmas music at about the same moment the concept of suicide pops into our head. But a few days ago we were pleasantly surprised to receive a Christmas album that actually doesn't suck. Along with 2002's excellent 'Tis The Season for L ... More >>
"American man in the laundry pile/ With the rain check claims and the skateboard child" - Chuck Prophet, "American Man"We admit to being full-fledged, card-carrying members of the Chuck Prophet Party, but it still took Lonesome, Onry and Mean longer than usual to get the ears and head wrapped aro ... More >>
Fiddler Amy Farris, an Austin native who played most recently with Dave Alvin's Guilty Women band, died last weekend in Los Angeles. Information is still sketchy at this point, but a press release from Yep Roc Records Wednesday stated that Farris had passed away Sept. 26 "after battling a long il ... More >>
I first heard Nick Lowe - and Stiff Records mates Dave Edmunds, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury and Elvis Costello - when I lived in Europe in 1977. That Live Stiffs album not only saw me through a stint in northern Europe, it stayed with me for seven more years as I criss-crossed Asia with a Sony Walkman ... More >>
Chris Gaffney Right on the heels of Wednesday's announcement of Vanguard's new Doug Sahm tribute album comes Yep Roc's tribute to Chris Gaffney, The Man of Somebody's Dreams. Ironically, it includes some of the same high-profile roots artists who pay tribute to Sahm: Dave Alvin, Los ... More >>
Dead to Rights
LOM recently conducted a wide-ranging interview with Kevin Russell of the Gourds. The Austin roots-rockers - for lack of a better term - released their 9th studio album, Haymaker! (Yep Roc), today, and play a Cactus Music in-store January 9 and later that night at the ... More >>
Ten albums that'll snap and fizz in your ear buds all winter long
Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere
Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26. Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899
Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas
Friday, October 10
A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs