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Relatively Heavy

Danny Mabe grew up the youngest of three brothers in a highly musically talented family. But up until recently, the new Burleson High School graduate...

The Von Ehrics

If you listen to any Dropkick Murphys album, you get a sense that Boston, their hometown, is largely made up of blue-collar punks who...

Various Artists

Taking its name from revolutionary rebels in Nicaragua, Sandinista!, The Clash’s groundbreaking album from 1980, is “an exciting, sprawling mess,” according to writer Jimmy...

Watermelon Slim & the Workers

Watermelon Slim is an ex-reporter, ex-sanitation truck driver, ex-lots-of-jobs bluesman and Vietnam vet who quit the “real world” after a heart attack in 2002...

It’s Time to Party

Several years ago, a solo singer-songwriter with long, greasy hair, a five o'clock shadow - and a body frame that otherwise would have qualified...

It’s Time to Party

Several years ago, a solo singer-songwriter with long, greasy hair, a five o’clock shadow — and a body frame that otherwise would have qualified...

Everyday People

Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Keite Young doesn’t waste a lot of time thinking about labels. But bring up the term “neo-soul” — a marketing catchphrase dating back...

Various artists Duets: A Prairie Home Companion

Prairie Home Companion is such a good radio show that you’d expect songs from the show to be special too. But the choices on...

For the Children

Last Saturday at 6th Street Live, some marquee rawkers piled into the Westside club to do that thing they do and also to raise...

Song of Himself

The next time Texas balladeer Steven Fromholz performs here, you might be snapping your fingers rather than applauding. “I will be dressing all in black...