Music

Black Light Burns

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Ex-Limp Bizkiteer Wes Borland still is trying to outrun his rock-rap past, and with his new outfit, Black Light Burns, he manages to distance himself a little.


Earl Musick

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Earl Musick’s fourth album, Duck & Cover, is made possible by the convergence of local talent with modern technology available to almost anyone with the few bucks needed to cobble together a studio.



The Mag 7

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There’s this one episode of Beverly Hills 90210 in which Brandon, Brenda, and the gang bring their rayon shirts, sideburns, and bi-level eye sockets, and go see some surf band at the Peach Pit.


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

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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

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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.