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Mardi Gras 2015: Wendy Colonna to Home and Back, Pt.2
Our road trip/conversation with Wendy Colonna continues: A few weeks ago, as she and I each headed to separate gigs in Houston, we plugged in our blue teeth and commenced to chatting.

9:30AM Mon. Feb. 9, 2015, Kate X Messer Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music: List No. 6
Like clockwork, Friday fattens up the South by Southwest lineup. These 92 names raise the total to 1,343 of what will ultimately exceed 2,000 performers for the SXSW Music Conference, Mar. 17-22. Consistent with the last two announcements, this drop yields a handful of familiar acts and a lot awaiting mainstream discovery.

11:01AM Fri. Feb. 6, 2015, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

The Righteous Reverend Gean West 1936-2015
Goodbye world, so long sin. Reverend Gean West of Dallas gospel soul survivors the Relatives died yesterday at Parkland Memorial Hospital at the age of 78. The gravel-voiced preacher was the musical and spiritual leader of a group that led one of the most improbable late-career resurgences imaginable.

2:35PM Thu. Feb. 5, 2015, Thomas Fawcett Read More | Comment »

Francisco the Man
Francisco the Man brings back classic DIY of the early Nineties, fusing loud guitars and melodic vox on full-length debut Loose Ends for Fat Possum Records. The L.A. quartet arrives Friday at the Scoot Inn with headliners Horse Thief and openers Genuine Leather. Singer/guitarist Scotty Cantino says the band’s played together since high school.

10:00AM Thu. Feb. 5, 2015, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

Fables of the Reconstruction Part II
There are still remnants of destruction from Hurricane Odile when it hit the tip of Baja Peninsula last summer, crashing Alejandro Escovedo’s honeymoon. Dirt side streets throughout the small Mexican town of Todos Santos reveal wrecked homes and abandoned buildings. Brick walls in the alleys dismantle into piles of rubble.

12:45PM Wed. Feb. 4, 2015, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

Mo' Music Monday: February 2
Get on your feet and make it happen with these three dance songs and one dreamy come down.

6:30PM Mon. Feb. 2, 2015, Rob Cohen Read More | Comment »

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KUTX Second Birthday Concert
KUTX brainwashed me into attending its second birthday party – this past Saturday at Bass Concert Hall. The local NPR affiliate, which spun off an all-music signal in 2013, promoted the event relentlessly starting in December. Ancient advertising wisdom tells us that the seventh time you hear an ad, you’ll be won over, so what about the seven-hundredth?

1:47PM Mon. Feb. 2, 2015, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Miraculous Sound: Jamie Wellwarth
Beloved local sound engineer Jamie Wellwarth, a regular at the soundboards for Nomad and the Continental Club, went in for surgery yesterday at Seton Hospital. A father of three young children, he’s also sticking close to his wife, who’s expecting a new baby any moment now.

2:00PM Fri. Jan. 30, 2015, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music: List No. 5
We’ve been poring over the growing list of showcase announcements now arriving weekly from SXSW Music, combing through intriguing unknowns, international curiosities, and veteran favorites playing the conference March 17-22. Today, that talent pool deepens with another 111 artists.

12:57PM Fri. Jan. 30, 2015, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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