Bill Bentley

24 entries
The Half-Century Psych of Shiva's Headband
The Half-Century Psych of Shiva's Headband
13th Floor Elevators weren't the only act exploring Austin's outer limits – and still doing so

Music, Nov. 30, 2017

Margaret Moser Tribute: Angela Strehli
Angela Strehli
“Margaret was always exuberant, cherubic, and mischievous simultaneously”

Music, June 29, 2017

Margaret Moser Tribute: Roky Erickson
Roky Erickson
On Margaret’s personal and passionate way of writing about music

Music, June 29, 2017

Margaret Moser Tribute: Denny Freeman
Denny Freeman
Remembering that “little blues cult”

Music, June 29, 2017

Record Store Day Unearths a Roky Erickson Rarity
I Have Always Been There Before
Reanimating one of the great Austin tributes

Music, April 20, 2017

Lou Reed Box Set Tells Tale of Early Solo Career
Lou Reed Box Set Tells Tale of Early Solo Career
The RCA & Arista Album Collection's 17 discs document the Seventies and Eighties

Music, Dec. 15, 2016

Bill Ham Had My Back
Bill Ham Had My Back
ZZ Top’s onetime manager made rock & roll history

Music, June 24, 2016

Paul Ray’s Magic
Paul Ray’s Magic
Twine Time’s origin story begins with friendship

Music, Jan. 15, 2016

Allen Toussaint: Yes He Did Did
Allen Toussaint: Yes He Did Did
New Orleans’ house pianist called us to the stars and back

Music, Nov. 12, 2015

The Graceful Dead
The Graceful Dead
Almost 50 years of Jerry Garcia worship comes full circle

Music, June 30, 2015

B.B. King Saved My Life
B.B. King Saved My Life
He played blues so we can find a way through ours

Music, May 15, 2015

Jimmy Scott: Always All the Way
Jimmy Scott: Always All the Way
The legendary jazz singer died last week at 88

Music, June 19, 2014

Lou Reed’s Rock & Roll Heart
Lou Reed’s Rock & Roll Heart
Saved by that which he revolutionized

Music, Oct. 28, 2013

The Man
The Man
Bobby “Blue” Bland (1930-2013) made me one too

Music, June 28, 2013

Ten Fingers
Ten Fingers
Denny Freeman returns

Music, Dec. 1, 2011

Beacon Blues
Beacon Blues
Jimmie Vaughan's lifelong song

Music, July 16, 2010

The Mayor of Washington Boulevard
The Mayor of Washington Boulevard
Dennis Wilson's California dream

Music, Aug. 1, 2008

The Kingdom of Heaven
The Kingdom of Heaven
It's time you knew Powell St. John

Music, Dec. 22, 2006

This Be an Empty World Without the Blues
This Be an Empty World Without the Blues
So Clifford Antone filled it

Music, May 26, 2006

The Lone Ranger
The Lone Ranger
Lone Star songwriter of the spheres, Jerry Lynn Williams

Music, Jan. 27, 2006

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
Tales from Austin's big bang: John Andrews

Music, Oct. 28, 2005

Designated Drummer
Designated Drummer
The guru of groove, Ernie Durawa

Music, May 23, 2003

One Two Three Faw!
The Other Sixties Garage Gods: Red Krayola
A brief history of Texas garage rock

Music, Dec. 27, 2002

The Ballad of El Molino
The Ballad of El Molino
Unearthing one of the great "lost" albums in Texas rock & roll history

Music, Oct. 11, 2002

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