Music

Austin Can Wait

A native son returns home from the Live Music Capital of the World® to kick-start his music career.
DAN MCGRAW
For the past five years, Josh Davis has been a staple on the Austin music scene.


The Frontier Brothers

The Show
It’s not typical that a record would contain one song called “Jump Blues” and another called “TechnicalElectronicSupersonicRobot,” but then The Frontier Brothers are into blending styles and surprising ears: ‘80s Eu...



Dancin’ Days are Here Again

Hearsay
Seems like just last week we were wrapping up our annual Music Awards – I can’t believe they’re back. (If you could hear my voice, you’d detect traces of wispy joy and a soupçon of anguish.)


Dale Watson

Listen Up
About 10 years ago, at a Texas Music festival that featured a dozen bands, the musical group that interested me most was Shaver — back when Billy Joe’s son, Eddy, was playing all those tasty chops on guitar.



David Olney

Listen Up
On One Tough Town, David Olney proves, once again, that he’s one of our finest songwriters, capable of offering a variety of styles and sounds within the context of his metaphor-filled songs about the human condition.


Mercury Rising

Hottie Bryce Avery, a.k.a. The Rocket Summer, is ready for launch.
ANTHONY MARIANI
A lot of people, understandably, are making a big stink about Dan Hunter, a.k.a. PlayRadioPlay, the shiny, happy 17-year-old local singer-songwriter whose MySpace page probably gets more hits than U2’s.



Vox Populi

Three veteran scenesters have joined forces to wage a Campaign against the dirty side of “pop.”
Jimmy Fowler
The blue-eyed piano-pop soul trio The Campaign isn’t even a year old, but drummer-vocalist Blaine Crews, lead singer-keyboardist Tyler Wood, and bassist-vocalist Perry Jenkins already have a performance motto.


Eli Cook

Listen Up
With recent and upcoming gigs at Baines Books & Coffee, The Dew Drop Inn, and the Senior Center Blues Barbeque in and around his hometown of Charlottesville, Va., Eli Cook might seem, on paper, like your typical 20-year-ol...



Early Man

Hearsay
Last week, fellow Weekly columnist Last Call wrote a valentine to a relatively new sports bar, Rock Star, out on South I-35 in the shack formerly occupied by the Penalty Box. In the column (“High Speed on Ice,” May ...


Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, James Cotton

Listen Up
In 1977, a young albino white man from Texas was among the most popular blues-rock guys around.