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To The Top with the Blackfoot Gypsies

To The Top with the Blackfoot Gypsies

By Brian Rock Once upon a time, before there was self-conscious, focus-grouped, infinite genre-subgrouping of music, there was Rock and Roll. Raw, unadulterated, energetic Rock and Roll. The Blackfoot Gypsies revive that glorious, undiluted era […]

The Bad Testament from Scott H Biram

The Bad Testament from Scott H Biram

By Jake Tully Apocalyptic and imperturbable all the same, Scott H. Biram has consistently sounded like the harbinger of portentous winds and meet streets that spell a changing landscape. The Bad Testament is no departure […]

Van Morrison’s Keep Me Singing

Van Morrison’s Keep Me Singing

By Courtney Sudbrink Lennon, Editor At the age of 71, the recently knighted, Northern Irish soul prodigy, Van Morrison has released his 36th studio album, Keep Me Singing, a reminder that no matter the decade, […]

K Phillips’ New Record Dirty Wonder

K Phillips’ New Record Dirty Wonder

By Brian Rock K Phillips has had enough and he’s ready to tell about it on his new release, Dirty Wonder. An album inspired and about breakups, Dirty Wonder finds K Phillips pondering the ins […]

Lone Star Landmark Albums: The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

Lone Star Landmark Albums: The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor In 1972, at just 28 years, he was already called “The Late Great Townes Van Zandt,” a premonition that “The Electric Cowboy” would live fast and die young, but remain forever […]

Remembering Gary Austin

Remembering Gary Austin

Remembering Gary Austin October 18, 1941 – April 1, 2017 By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor Photos, Nelson Blanton Gary Austin was the Founder of The Groundling Theatre in Los Angeles. He was instrumental in the development of […]

Music From Big Pink Benefit For The Autism Think Tank

Music From Big Pink Benefit For The Autism Think Tank

By Jake Tully There are few pleasures greater than seeing any song by The Band performed live, much less songs a fully-orchestrated tribute to the quintet with an original member in tow. A stroke of […]

Luck Reunion the SXSW Oasis

Luck Reunion the SXSW Oasis

By Jennifer Whittenburg and Sarah Anderson They say luck ain’t got nothin’ to do with it.  Well, I couldn’t disagree more.  You can’t help but feel that you got lucky, being in Willie Nelson’s backyard […]

Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years

Guy Clark: The Best of the Dualtone Years

By Brian Rock In Country music, there are legends, then there are people who inspire the legends. Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and Lyle Lovett (among others) all […]

TJ West: The Statesboro Revue

TJ West: The Statesboro Revue

By Kim Grant I first became acquainted with Stewart Mann, several years ago in Los Angeles when he was performing under his own name and I was booking bands in Los Angeles.  Soon after that, […]

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers’ You Gotta Sell Something

Blair Crimmins and the Hookers’ You Gotta Sell Something

By Brian Rock Blair Crimmins and the Hookers want to sell you something. But despite the name, it’s not what you might think. What they are selling is righteous old-school jazz on their new release, […]

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings celebrate with All-Star Kings & Kings

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings celebrate with All-Star Kings & Kings

By Brian Rock Blackie and The Rodeo Kings celebrate their 20th anniversary with the release of their seventh studio album, Kings & Kings. The improbably named Canadian trio (there is no one named Blackie, and […]