Oct. 29, 2014 01:39
The Mantras might be the next big thing in the jam scene of music, which encompasses some of the greatest musicians of our time. The movement, much like the abstract expressionists of the mid-19 th century, is an umbrella-genre that covers many different facets of music....
Oct. 22, 2014 02:34
It’s not often that you see an act perform on a television show such as “America’s Got Talent” and then go on to have a successful career. Such is the case for the Texas Tenors, a trio of cowboys who have managed to build and maintain a career thanks in part to the international exposure gained from television....
Oct. 15, 2014 10:32
To celebrate its four-year anniversary, Bucked Up is bringing one of country music’s most tenured veterans, Delbert McClinton. McClinton has been in the music game for over five decades, having earned Grammy awards alongside Bonnie Raitt, an induction into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame and multiple singles on Billboard Top 100 charts....
Oct. 8, 2014 10:09
Every now and then a band comes along and plays a riff that makes you want to put on your headphones and light up a joint. Lionize is that band....
Oct. 1, 2014 10:00
For his Moogfest-closing set at Asheville’s Emerald Lounge back in April, Walkertown-raised, world-traveling electronic producer Travis Stewart, known on stage as Machinedrum, created something as epic and as mesmerizing as the ongoing project he was presenting....
Sept. 24, 2014 10:47
Without the drum break from the Winstons’ “Amen, Brother” music — not simply hip-hop — would look tragically different. That snappy 4/4 beat almost by itself formed the cornerstone for sample-based music, from early exclusives to NWA’s signature cut to the Stone Roses’ “Fool’s Gold,” which itself helped prime the British rave scene to its peak....
Sept. 17, 2014 10:11
Texas songwriting legend Steve Earle played a couple of great paternal figures on David Simon’s HBO projects over the last decade. First, he was the addictturned-Narc Anon counselor Walon on “The Wire”, and then the enigmatic street musician who mentored Lucia Micarelli’s character on the gorgeous, but underappreciated “Treme”....
Sept. 10, 2014 09:57
Everyone has been here: On hold with tech support or the IRS or the cable company, full of piss and vinegar and ready to give an earful to the unlucky schmuck who end. But then something magical happens. “Maneater” comes on the line to help you bide the time and within seconds, you forget why you’re on hold in the first place....
Sept. 3, 2014 11:01
The War Memorial Auditorium acquired a rather lackluster standing years, though not entirely for the wrong reasons. It’s easy to look past its drab, dated interior when the house lights are down, but its lack of amenities and character severely handcuff it in comparisons to regional rivals like the DPAC....
Aug. 27, 2014 11:15
Forty years ago, Kool Herc threw copies of an Incredible Bongo Band record onto a couple the break back over and over again, and a new style of music was born. A little more than 20 years ago, West Coast turntablist J....

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