Daily Music: 1, 2, Tres, Cuatro
Rough Trade Talk with Lucinda Williams
Conversation with Lucinda Williams before an Austin show always brims with nostalgia. That’s even more relevant to the former local’s current tour, on which she performs her third release, 1988’s Rough Trade LP Lucinda Williams, in its entirety on Saturday at Stubb’s.

4:20PM Fri. Sep. 13, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

Joe King Carrasco Says Adios
“Hey, was that Christopher Cross in San Antonio on Labor Day? Man! He said he liked my music!” Joe King Carrasco talks as fast as he plays his signature brand of Tex-Mex that tips its sombrero in every direction. Carrasco plays East Sixth Street joint the Gypsy Lounge tonight before driving home to Puerto Vallarta until next year.

10:30AM Fri. Sep. 13, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

The Best of Chris Isaak
“I’m writing on a moving bus and it’s hitting every pothole!” Getting email from Chris Isaak is enough to make even a seasoned writer giddy. The native Californian shot to fame in 1990 with his Roy Orbison-like croon on “Wicked Game” snaking through David Lynch’s film Wild at Heart. He performs tonight at the Moody Theater.

1:15PM Wed. Sep. 4, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

Slate’s Slate: Preserve the Past
Lost Austin arrives as a gem of book, and no small part of its charm is author John Slate. If Slate’s a safe citizen these days, at age 15 in the punk rock Seventies, he went by the alias Control Rat X, editor of the zine Xiphoid Process. Today, he’s City Archivist for Dallas, though his heart lies in old Austin.

12:01PM Fri. Aug. 30, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

Honky-Tonk Heaven
It’s not quite as dense as the Louvre, but the Broken Spoke packs as much museum as honky-tonk and restaurant. Here’s a baker's dozen of its more charming aspects.

11:07AM Fri. Aug. 2, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

Courtney Love’s Third Passion
“Let’s talk about a little of both.” I’d just asked Courtney Love if she had a preference for chatting about her Saturday show at Emo’s or her recently launched fashion line, Never the Bride.

9:53AM Fri. Aug. 2, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

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Don't Let Us Get Sick
“I don't know if you are familiar with Warren Zevon's ‘Don't Let Us Get Sick,’" Will Indian considered in a recent email. “It is a beautiful sentiment and a great song.” Indian should know: He’s been battling Hepatitis C for 37 years and prepping for a Sunday fundraiser at the Saxon for a new liver.

11:20AM Fri. Jul. 19, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

Mary Hattersley Faces Cancer Again
At Enoteca Vespaio on South Congress earlier this week, it’s almost too warm for lattes with Cleve and Mary Hattersley, yet the company’s compelling. As figureheads of local Americana stalwarts Greezy Wheels, life’s been hair-raising, and no more so than recently when Mary, as she puts it, “got cancer a third time.”

6:47PM Thu. Jun. 27, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

RIP Chet Flippo
Let us now praise iconic rock critics like Chet Flippo, whose inner light extinguished in the early hours of this Wednesday June 19. To many, his death is no surprise, for his beloved wife Martha Hume died in December 2012. For others, like me, his passing is bittersweet, part peer and part hero.

10:30AM Thu. Jun. 20, 2013, Margaret Moser Read More | Comment »

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