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"...Seems an overwhelming majority of the teams with realistic shots of making it to Friday sit on the front end of the alphabet. The Mistake on the Lake is no exception (although I can't believe they let the Astros get Randy Johnson)..."
"...Best known as Eric Johnson's drum foil in Austin's legendary fusion band the Electromagnets, local skinbeater Billy Maddox is the man behind the Receiver Set, and if this solo album takes many of its cues from the 'magnets, as well as from an even more recent Johnson/Maddox collaboration, Alien Love Child, it probably comes as no surprise. Like both those bands, Receiver Set primarily transmits jazz-inflected prog-rock fusion, only this time it's Maddox who's doing all the playing; he wrote all 13 songs, produced, engineered, and sang on all of 'em, and he plays nearly all the music on the album (bass, drums, guitar and synth)..."
"...Jewel R. Johnson Raytheon Vision..."
"...McKennitt's sixth full-length album, The Book of Secrets, is the Canadian singer's first new product since 1995, and yet all it takes is eight new songs and 54 minutes to completely enchant her myriad fans. Part of that is McKennitt's patient but unflinching devotion to perfecting every aspect of her sound from performance to production (not unlike Eric Johnson), but most of the appeal lies in her ethereal compositions and adaptations of classic poems layered with spare but lavish instrumentation..."
"...Fans of the Seventies band the Electromagnets (Eric Johnson, Steve Barber, Kyle Brock, and Bill Maddox) will be happy to note that according to their official website (http://www.io.com/~park/) the band is currently in negotiations to re-release their sole, self-titled album on CD with additional live tracks. Sealed copies of the original record (total pressing 3,000) usually sell for upwards of $100, and Electromags sound man and Web keeper Park Street points out a very interesting fact: "The album took three days to record and one day to mix..."
"...His differences with APA and CLEAT aside, no one garnered more ink in Malone's newsletter than former Chief Watson, whom he named in a 1992 lawsuit against the city. Malone alleged he was retaliated against for run-ins he had with employees of John Johnson, a perennial mayoral candidate who runs a hot dog vending operation in the Sixth Street entertainment district..."
"...Okay, this one came to me third-hand, but as best I can figure, Fastball found themselves on the periphery of a hostage situation when a guest of the Howard Johnson's they were staying at in Baltimore was caught burglarizing some other guests. Police lines, SWAT teams, and helicopters kept them and tour-mate Matthew Sweet from returning to their rooms after the show......"
"...Ernie Johnson Sunday 9, Mission Possible parking lot, 6:15pm Boasting an emotive and magnetic soul-blues presence akin to Bobby "Blue" Bland and Otis Redding, this sharp-dressed Dallas microphone man's singles stretch back to the late Sixties. On "Lovin' You" and "Narc Man," he's got something for the ladies and the fellas...."
"..."My dad was like, 'Have you heard this song "Clay Pigeons"? It's on this album, and this guy Blaze Foley wrote it.'" At that point, Dickey said, "What I knew about Blaze was that he was friends with Townes, and that he was eccentric," and it was actually his dad who started doing research, burning tracks to CD, sending him stories and tall tales about the man known as the Duct Tape Messiah. "There were three different accounts of his death, which reminded me of Robert Johnson..."
"...Top 40 bow from the second-best-selling rock album of all time, "You Shook Me All Night Long" bops bubblegum compared to the doomy gravitas of its Back in Black B-side, largely considered a tribute from singer Brian Johnson to his dead drunk predecessor Bon Scott: "So don't worry about tomorrow, take it today/ Forget about the check, we'll get hell to pay." – Raoul Hernandez “Here Comes a Regular,” the Replacements (1985)..."
"...Tuesday, March 13 KASE/KVET stage, 3pm: Jonathan Terrell KASE/KVET stage, 5pm: Snake River Red KASE/KVET stage, 7pm: Stephen Dae & the Repeat Offenders Arena stage, 7pm: Cody Johnson 100X Dance Hall, 10pm: One Ton Country..."
"...The cast is as talented as it is large, and while every performance in Enron is worth seeing, Caroline Beagles' depiction of Andy Fastow as a wormy, wannabe big boy is as impressive as it is entertaining, as is Bella Medina's femme-fatale-on-steroids version of Claudia Roe. But first-year BFA student Kayla Johnson pulls off the biggest acting feat of the evening: Her version of Ken Lay is so charismatic and genuinely nice that you'll find yourself actually liking Ken Lay..."
"...Regardless of what Gwyneth says, or Johnson & Johnson, or the last person you slept with, vaginas have been taking care of themselves just fine for thousands of years. They're ingeniously designed for self-maintenance..."
"...His son C.J. Chenier re-creates that moment on Friday, followed Saturday by homegrown Strat slinger Ian Moore and Margaret Moser’s Robert Johnson exhibit..."
"...Pedernales Brewing Co.97 Post Trl., 830/998-7486 www.pedernalesbrewing.com We have all seen Robert Earl Keen honey pils in the cooler, but Pedernales' obsession with music doesn't stop at the collaboration with the legendary singer-songwriter. Brewmaster Peter McFarlane reportedly plays music during the overnight fermentation process to match the mood of the beer. Johnson City..."
"...(1949, 103min/color, 35mm) John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson, and Harry Carey Jr. Directed by John Ford..."
"...Lights Spectacular Through Jan. 1, Johnson City, www.lbjcountry.com..."
"...The Shining presented by Phil Rosenthal and Leon Vitali Writers: Stephen King (novel), Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson Director: Stanley Kubrick..."
"...The band skinning Delta blues specter Robert Johnson’s “Love in Vain” precedes extended closer “Sympathy for the Devil,” exorcised by African drummers. Paul McCartney exits over the credits afterward, though not before Jagger admits that the group’s forte is playing live, not recording, which history forgets because their sound was so blazingly elemental across decades of discs...."
"...Sounds from Chile 8pm, Icenhauer's Though rightly known as a cesspit of spitting thrash and doom, Tuesday night Chile teases a softer side with two acts from the northern seaside city Valparaíso: dream-pop slackers Fotogramas, who provoke spirits in the Rainey Street haunt with December's No Me Despierten, and Lisergico frontwoman Jurel Sonico's would-be solo project Adelaida, which quickly mutated into a fearsome noise-rock power trio anticipating a sophomore LP. Leading the Santiago contingent, Constanza Espina and Soledad Puentes flash their collective alter-ego Marineros, summoning night terrors with November's "existentialist love pop" single "Cae la Noche." Meanwhile Matias Cena, the country's lovable rambler, plays Jack Johnson better than the beach bum himself on last April's even-keeled Casa Sin Fuego..."
"...Its nine actors fit together, their short tempers and long memories rising from common ground, the same cramped patch of West Texas dirt. Director Bob Tolaro has drawn from them a shared past, and though the comic bits are sometimes a bit blunt, the dramatic moments are sharp, especially when driven by Skip Johnson's crusty Red, Tim Mateer's ever-thirsty Skip, Travis Dean's desperate L.D., or Donald Owen's alternately blustery and foggy Colonel...."
"...The sessions culminated in an Aug. 11, 2013, design workshop attended by more than 50 community members at the nearby Rebekah Baines Johnson Center, an independent living facility run by nonprofit Austin Geriatric Center; the food forest will join the Festival Beach Community Garden in complementing and supporting the RBJ food pantry..."
"...Sonobeat Records connects the nascent Austin music scene of 50 years ago with the bustling circus it is today. Stein includes interviews from participants like Wali King, leader of Afro-Caravan, who points out one of the most salient reasons for the spotlight being turned on Austin in the mid-Sixties: President Lyndon Baines Johnson hailed from Texas...."
"...HAAM feast All ATX likewise serenades music extremists, with an exclusively live-music-capital program that fairly bursts with inspired live teamings. Christopher Cross and Eric Johnson; Eric Johnson and Malford Milligan; Malford Milligan, Marcia Ball and Van Wilks – collaborative ecstasy..."
"...All ATX, the biggest event, took place at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, with appearances by Quiet Company, Charlie & Will Sexton, Jimmy Vaughan & Lou Ann Barton, Suzanna Choffel, Carolyn Wonderland & Guy Forsyth, Shake Russell, Michael Hearne & Monte Montgomery, Marcia Ball, Malford Milligan & Van Wilks, Eric Johnson, and Christopher Cross...."
"...This is how, I'm figuring, Erik T. Johnson's first issue of The Outliers showed up in my Chronicle in-box, arriving in an envelope beautifully designed for the purpose of enclosing just that volume..."
"...2nd: Kim Johnson*..."
"...Directed by: Joss Whedon. Starring: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Clark Gregg, Fran Kranz, Nathan Fillion, Reed Diamond, Jillian Morgese, Sean Maher and Ashley Johnson...."
"...35th, 465-9292). Since 2005, this locally owned and operated pharmacy has one simple principle: "We don't deal with insurance companies." Their ability to work with the uninsured is unparalleled, and founder Chris Johnson has worked very hard to bring the best prices on the same generic medications you already get..."
"...10:40, Stubb's; Thu., 8pm, Creekside at Hilton Garden Inn Living proof that if you use a Ouija board properly, you can summon the ghosts of Bowery balladettes and Robert Johnson while the angels run a capella and the devil duets on banjo to create Elle King's shockingly sexy-sorrowful songsmithery. The Brooklyn-based siren has a sweetheart-with-a-knife voice that promises potentially dangerous intimacy on a grand, spooky scale. – Marc Savlov Brennen Leigh..."
"...Safety Not Guaranteed Director: Colin Trevorrow, Screenwriter: Derek Connolly A trio of magazine employees investigate a classified ad seeking a partner for time travel. Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni..."
"...All good students of American history know who Lyndon Baines Johnson, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King Jr..."
"...Having learned our lesson, the next year we stacked the bill. Joe Ely, Joe King Carrasco y los Coronas, Angela Strehli with Paul Ray, and the True Believers headlined the bill, along with special guests including Lou Ann Barton, Bobby Keys, Eric Johnson, and Roky Erickson..."
"...Also on the bill is local post-alternastuff song shambler of note, 1990s vet Centro-matic. After SXSW, überprolific frontman Will Johnson is joining Anders Parker to do a tour of people's living rooms..."
"...The blistering version of Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" on the CBG's MySpace page is a good indicator of this group's dedication to the blues. Drummer Ziolkowski and bassist Jacob Draper give guitarist Carson Brock (son of Eric Johnson bassist Kyle Brock) a tough bottom to work with..."
"...1936 Robert Johnson records in San Antonio...."
"...19, 1980, at the age of 33. "Let Me Put My Love Into You" and "Have a Drink on Me," jammed with Scott on his beloved drums, were Back in Black by July and platinum by October, lyrics and teeth-screech courtesy of Brian Johnson..."
"...By 1973 release Preacher Man, Hutson exited and although Mayfield produced, for the first time the Impressions did not record any of his songs on that or 1974's Finally Got Myself Together. By then, Ralph Johnson and Reggie Torian teamed with Cash and Gooden for a return to form and vocal groove that matched the Temptations' silky soul...."
"...The music isn't exactly punk rawk; it's just the "F-words," three women in white sweat suits with bars spray-painted on them, playing electric guitar, drums, and bass. The actors come out from behind a sheet so thin that we could hear Hilah Johnson say that she had to tape her top to her chest...."
"...Meanwhile, the Gorch brothers have gotten into a fight with their prostitute because she is asking for more money, but brother Lyle (Warren Oates) is insisting that she told them it was two-for-one. His brother, Tector (Ben Johnson), seems amused...."
"...9:30pm, Emo's Lounge Taking its name from a Captain Beefheart song, the appropriately chaotic K Records project of Arrington de Dionyso is an ungodly mash-up of horns, stunted rhythms, and de Dionyso's Tuvan-inspired vocals. Cutting the third album in their Lost Light trilogy, again produced by Calvin Johnson, the group sounds like the Rapture being ruptured..."
"...Playing Jack's obstinate pater, Dirk Van Allen is so fixed of mind and firm of foot, he's a veritable wall on stockinged legs. As Jack's pal Faulkland, Roberts is dressed all in black, emblematic of the character's ability to find a dark cloud around every silver lining; when he voices his anxieties about the true feelings of his true love (an unassailably modest Sarah Johnson), Roberts goes operatic, wailing arias of misery..."
"...Monster Robot #2" is, as you might imagine, bizarrely effective, while "Women," by Ryan (the lone female representative; meanwhile, there are three Scotts) and her husband, the musician Doug Ferguson, is a hyper-colored collage of everyone from colonial ladies to World War II replacement workers to Kathie Lee Gifford. Justin Johnson's "Count Back From Ten," featuring Justin Hayward and Ryan Kirkpatrick, is a black-and-white ode to Hitchcock, the Coen brothers, and, apparently, the videography of the Cars..."
"...And yes, their impeccably written pop songs, with just the right retro-rock splashes, are that good. Andy LangerTHE TUCKER ROUNTREE SOUND11:45pm, Elephant Room A young ATX jazz guitarist and composer, who cites Pat Metheny, Eric Johnson, and John McLaughlin as his primary influences and recently released a debut, No Goodbyes..."
"...The fashion section goes heavy on the mod, natch, but also boasts a pair of "gear" Nehru jackets, as well as the vintage hair dryer used by Lynda Johnson Robb. If you need to cool your heels, you can do so on the sofa in the wood-paneled living room..."
"...The first thing that made me want to pick up a guitar was Chuck Berry. From there I went backward to Skip James, Robert Johnson, and Mississippi John Hurt...."
"...Alan Moe Monsarrat Johnson City..."
"..."Michael continues because the music is who he is," says his friend Greg Johnson, who runs the Blue Door club in Oklahoma City. "It's not about some brass ring down the line."..."
"...10pm, Elephant Room An unlikely candidate to be signed to Bradford Marsalis' new label, this Memphis guitarist/singer describes his music as "Robert Johnson meets Ornette Coleman in a Memphis church." Wamble has appeared on albums with Marsalis and Cassandra Wilson, and his debut, Country Libations, has been creating quite a stir. Jay Trachtenberg..."