Daily Music: Geezerville
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams: Ramble On
They recently celebrated 27 years of marriage. He spent eight years touring with Bob Dylan. She’s sung with Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Bramlett. Together, they’ve been members of Little Feat, Hot Tuna, and Phil Lest & Friends. Most famously, they were members of the Levon Helm Band, working with the onetime Band drummer and singer until his death in 2012.

10:00AM Wed. Oct. 21, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

10 Minutes with Ali Campbell of UB40
Ali Campbell says UB40 has sold almost 100 million albums worldwide. That’s right, a reggae band from the UK is one of the best-selling acts of their or any other generation. The band has split in two, with Campbell fronting a version including keyboardist Mickey Virtue and toaster/rapper/trumpet player Astro. UB40 performs at the Long Center Tuesday.

1:30PM Mon. Oct. 19, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

15 Minutes with Elvis Costello
I love Elvis. Have since the first time I heard “Watching the Detectives” in 1977. Once an angry young man and now a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, his new memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink made me fall in love with him all over again. Here’s an excerpt from a long conversation we had last week. He’s at BookPeople on Tuesday to further discuss.

11:00AM Thu. Oct. 15, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

James Taylor Pleases All at ACL Taping
Thursday night’s Austin City Limits taping with James Taylor was as surprise-filled as any I’ve ever witnessed. He concentrated on tunes from his first collection of new material in 13 years, Before This World, but those songs fit snugly next to his better-known hits. They’re as varied in tempo and style as any in his repertoire.

11:30AM Fri. Oct. 2, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

Patty Griffin – The Paramount’s Aural Blade
Opened on Congress Avenue 100 years ago, the Paramount Theatre now counts among the oldest continuously running operations of its kind in the country. Festivities marked the centennial this year, but none with the visuals of Wednesday night’s Relighting of the Blade. The blade is the vertical sign above the marquee that lights up with the theatre’s name.

11:55AM Thu. Sep. 24, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

10 Minutes With Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder’s career has taken him from working with the Rolling Stones to winning awards with Cuban supergroup the Buena Vista Social Club and recording in Africa with Ali Farka Touré. Tuesday he fills the Paramount with bluegrass superstar Ricky Skaggs, Skaggs’ wife and gospel singer Sharon White, and her 85-year-old Texan father Buck pounding piano.

9:00AM Thu. Sep. 17, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

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10 Minutes with Stephen Stills
Texas-born Stephen Stills talked about his unfinished autobiography, teaming up with guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg in the Rides, and his love of the blues, all while throwing the occasional barb in the direction of his bandmates of almost 50 years, David Crosby and Graham Nash. Stills performs tonight at the Paramount Theater.

1:00PM Thu. Jul. 23, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Flashback
A benefit for KLRU TV, Thursday’s induction ceremony at the Moody Theater for the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame found the 41-year-old institution digging back to its roots. In recent years, the longest-running music show on television has courted the biggest rock acts of the day, including Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, and Radiohead.

12:47PM Fri. Jun. 19, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

Levitation Q&A: Wayne Coyne
Sunday night, the Flaming Lips headline Levitation. On the phone, frontman Wayne Coyne can talk about anything even if he’s making it up as he goes along. We touched base on Roky Erickson, whose 13th Floor Elevators celebrate a 50th anniversary prior to the Lips’ set, plus their circus-like stage show, and continuing collaboration with Miley Cyrus.

2:00PM Fri. May 8, 2015, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

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