In reading about the recent demise of CBGB’s, the legendary rock club in New York City, I got to thinking about all the intangibles that make a rock joint great.
Somewhere amid the musical handiwork of Elliott Smith, Weezer, and The Shins, you’ll find a similarly inspired, indie-ish-for-life, guitar-based Missouri quartet sporting a cheeky moniker in tribute to the first president of ...
Broken Social Scene creates propulsive, dreamy, raw experimental rock, and just happens to have 10 band members. The Canadian collective’s most recent, eponymous full-length could have been pulled off by three musicians, a cr...
As two new c.d.’s indicate, Kinky Friedman’s music may prove too complicated for our simple-minded voting blocs.
Although he’s made his name as a novelist and humorist, and may soon be known as Mistuh Guv’ner, Kinky Friedman, as many of y’all may be unaware, is a musician at heart — and a helluva innovative one at that. During his...
Listening to music is usually a subjective experience, but certain rules and boundaries apply to performing it. Songwriting is not for the weak of heart, but as with Darling New Neighbors’ singer Elizabeth Jackson, the craft ...
There’s this scene in Blue Crush where surfer girl Anne-Marie Chadwick goes to rescue lil’ sis Penny from a house party on Oahu’s North Shore. Penny, naturally, is pissed, being yanked by her big sister out of what appear...
For some folks, the big 5-0 is tragic. (Don’t they know that 50 is the new, um, 45?!)
With its Sheep Amidst the Wolves project almost finished, Addnerim concentrates on developing its signature experimental, heavy, poetic sound.
Growing up on the outskirts of Fort Worth, Addnerim singer/guitarist Tyrel Choat imagined his life as a movie. Now in his mid-20s, he’s confident he can direct that film. “Especially in music, we like to carve our own niche...
As one of the masters of the blues, Buddy Guy has honored, enlivened, and extended the genre during his 50-year career. The three-c.d., one-DVD box set Can’t Quit the Blues spans most of Guy’s career, from the early straigh...
Longtime Waylon fans remember his first starring role on the Silver Screen, in a 1966 movie in which he portrayed an up-and-coming singer. Yet looking back on those Nashville Rebel days, you don’t see a man all that rebellious.