Music

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.


Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, James Cotton

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



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.


Various Artists

Anchored In Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash (Dualtone Music Group)
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Eventually almost overshadowed by her icon husband, June Carter Cash was still an American treasure.



Lone-ly Star?

Hearsay
Not sure what to make of the change at 92.5, from a purely arena-rock format to a mix of Outlaw country, alt-country, and Southern rock.


The Clientele

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“Nothing here has any value — nothing here is real,” croon the folks of The Clientele on the opening track of their new album, God Save The Clientele.



Wilco

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Wilco has quite a stormy past, beginning with their tumultuous birth from the ashes of Uncle Tupelo about 10 years ago.


Cory Morrow

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Have you ever bet everything on a nag to win, and then watched your horse burst out of the starting gate like a comet, only to blaze out and limp down the home stretch? Welcome to Cory Morrow’s latest album.



Get Well

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Get Well evolved from local wallflowers to thirsty piranhas almost overnight.


Hogpig

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It wasn’t all that long ago when the guys in Hogpig were splitting time between two stellar North Texas bands: Little Grizzly, cut from nearly the same cloth as better-known neighbors Centro-matic, and the brilliantly silly B...