Daily Music: Shuffle
Being Alice Cooper
“Actually, it’s pronounced ‘Mill-e-wah-que.’” Like the two starry-eyed protagonists of 1992 comedy Wayne’s World, I felt wholly unworthy to speak to Vincent Furnier – better known as shock rock pioneer Alice Cooper, 68 – ahead of his return to the Moody Theater on Sunday.

12:00PM Wed. Aug. 17, Bryan Rolli Read More | Comment »

Metal’s Beach Boys: Def Leppard
Given a 10-day forecast of rain, the weatherman predicts a brief respite Friday and Saturday – the former just in time for Def Leppard’s return to Circuit of the Americas. Enjoying a brief respite before kicking off the next leg of their North American tour, 58-year-old axeman Phil Collen took time to chat about integrity, longevity, and hating hair metal.

2:00PM Tue. Aug. 16, Bryan Rolli Read More | Comment »

Vacationing with Zakk Wylde
Zakk Wylde, master shredder for Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society, and as a solo artist, found time for a phoner on the Fourth of July – also the fourth birthday of his youngest son, Sabbath Page – in anticipation of an appearance on Sunday at Emo’s.

11:20AM Thu. Jul. 7, Bryan Rolli Read More | Comment »

God, Guns & Guitars: Willie’s Picnic
No small feat bringing three knives to a concert. Well, maybe most concerts. Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July picnic isn’t like most concerts. Now in its 43rd year, it still boasts a lineup stacked by both classic and contemporary artists coaxing country diehards and casual listeners alike outdoors all day into the sweltering Texas summer.

1:30PM Tue. Jul. 5, Bryan Rolli Read More | Comment »

Wheeler Walker, Jr. Kicks Ass/Eats Out
The healthy-sized crowd inside Grizzly Hall roared as LeBron James made history Sunday night, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first NBA championship with a 93-89 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Wheeler Walker, Jr. took a moment to reverently address James’ legendary performance when he ambled onstage.

11:30AM Tue. Jun. 21, Bryan Rolli Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Fest: Fargo Music Panel
At the ATX panel, "Fargo: The Music Team," moderator Erik Adams (The AV Club) talked with Noah Hawley (creator/showrunner), Maggie Phillips (music supervisor), and Jeff Russo (composer) about the show’s score and selecting pieces for the new trifold vinyl soundtrack set to hit stores this week.

4:00PM Tue. Jun. 14, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

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Børns Raises Dopamine Levels at Stubb’s
“Thank you for coming out. This is an absolute pleasure,” a humbled Garrett Borns greeted the amassed for Børns’ Tuesday night engagement at Stubb’s. “Last time we were here, we were inside and now we’re out here!”

12:25PM Wed. Jun. 8, Tess Cagle Read More | Comment »

Hikes and Boyfrndz Mosh McAllen
“Does somebody have a bass?” Not exactly the kind of stage banter you want to unleash two tunes into a six-song set, especially after you’ve traveled 300 miles to play in a city much unlike your own.

11:45AM Mon. Jun. 6, Bryan Rolli Read More | Comment »

Tyler, the Creator Plays by the Rules
This February, charges of inciting a riot at the Scoot Inn during SXSW 2014 were dropped against Tyler, the Creator, who was instead fined $100 for disorderly conduct in a plea agreement with local authorities. Contingency to the case’s dismissal: Stay out of trouble for three months. His Sunday sell-out proved no hard feelings at least inside Stubb’s.

11:05AM Tue. May 31, Bryan Rolli Read More | Comment »

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