"...And writing a song about it," the guitarist prefaces "You Can Have Her," and his singing, if you can call it that, calls into question Betts' compositional claim. Dan Toler breathes life into Betts' Allman Brothers' staple "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," with the lead longhair faring far better on "Jessica" and perfunctory closer "Ramblin' Man." Between the latter two lies a "Mountain Jam"-like 30 minutes of round-robin solos ("High Falls")..."
"...With this 2007 collaboration alongside Alison Krauss and Texan producer T Bone Burnett, the aging lion's career reinvention as a Middle Eastern-accented country rockabilly rang a golden note to match his eternal tresses, and in its "Fortune Teller" bones rattle, Plant bared his teeth. Opener "Down to the Sea," led by bandleader Buddy Miller on spook guitar, lapped into an unannounced and unconvincing Los Lobos cover, "Angel Dance," then Raising Sand breakout "Please Read the Letter" and first Zeppelin payout "Misty Mountain Hop," the Starbucks blend..."
"...Featuring eight musicians from Argentina and Uruguay, Bajofondo's credited with reintroducing acoustic tango to a worldwide audience by fusing it with electronica, rock, lounge, and other forces. Gustavo Santaolalla fronts the band when he's not working on film scores (Oscars for Brokeback Mountain and Babel)..."
"...... I think I lost a little talent") by taking up another acoustic guitar and joining his forebearers in church chorus Flatlanders original "Sowing on the Mountain." In the finale, Ely's "I Had My Hopes Up High" and Townes Van Zandt's steamrolling "White Freight Liner Blues" reaped and sowed exhilaration until Terry Allen's "Gimme a Ride to Heaven Boy" left the congregation lit up for paradise...."
"...He said, "You need a really good rock & roll song on this album," and I said, "Okay, I'll write one." But I didn't have one, so we looked at cover possibilities. I was looking at a song by Leslie West of Mountain, and Tom pulled out "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)." I said: "I dunno..."
"...There is a definite point that these columns are supposed to be building toward – a very small one, high on a mountain above our lives. Arriving there does not only offer one a terrific, seemingly endless view of the landscape below but should provide the tiny seed of a revelation as well..."
"...This industrious dramatist will tell you how he came by this work ethic. His father was a Colorado railroad man whose job required him to be on 24-hour call, who might have to plow through a Rocky Mountain blizzard to get to a train..."
"...I always recommend seeing as many international acts as possible during the week of, because who knows when you’ll get that opportunity again? Ladies and gentlemen, your delegates. 1) Chromeo, Saturday, March 15, 1am @ Volume 2) Holy Fuck , Thursday, March 13, 1am @ Wave Rooftop 3) Destroyer, Friday, March 14, 1am @ the Parish 4) Islands, Thursday, March 13, 8pm @ Cedar Street Courtyard & 12mid @ Emo’s Main 5) Cadence Weapon, Wednesday, March 12, 1am @ Habana Calle 6 Patio & Thursday, March 13, 2:30pm @ Austin Convention Center Day Stage 6) MSTRKRFT, Saturday, March 15, 1am @ Vice 7) Black Mountain, Thursday, March 13, 1am @ Mohawk Patio 8) Fucked Up, Thursday, March 13, 9:30pm @ Vice & Friday, March 14, 10:30pm @ Scoot Inn 9) Shout Out Out Out Out, Thursday, March 13, 11:30pm @ Beauty Bar Backyard 10) Jason Collett, Saturday, March 15, 11pm @ the Parish Honorable mentions: A-Trak, Duchess Says, Crystal Castles, Nadja, Luke Doucet..."
"...On their drive through the former Yugoslavia, Turkey, and the Middle East – sites of some of the most horrific violence committed by and against Muslims over the last 20 years – the young man and his father come face-to-face with the gulf that separates them and their views on the role of religion, community, and culture in a rapidly modernizing world. That film will be followed on successive Tuesdays by Men at Work (Kargaran Mashghoole Karand), Iranian director Mani Haghighi's Werner Herzog-esque tale of obsession; Times and Winds (Bes Vakit), Reha Erdem's award-winning look at life in a small Turkish mountain village; and Iranian upstairs-downstairs comedy/drama Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-Soori)...."
"...The enthusiasm for fresh and local goods has become part of Kerbey's identity, and today much of its nonproduce items are often local, as well. Eggs, bacon, chicken, honey, and tofu all come from local suppliers such as Food You Can Trust, East Poultry, Buddy's, Good Flow, and White Mountain..."
"...All-time choogler anthem "Takin' Care of Business" comes to us from Winnipeg, Canada, by way of Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Cleveland native Joe Walsh took choogle to new heights on "Rocky Mountain Way," and once they got going, the Grateful Dead could choogle for hours on end..."
"...Whoa! The Gilberto Gil Interview Imperial Teen! Imperial Teen! Imperial Teen! at Antone's Best Fwends at the Beauty Bar Donovan(!) at Central Presbyterian Church Tita Lima at Club One 15 LZ Love at the Continental Hugh Cornwell (holy crap!!!) at Elysium The Mountain Goats at Emo's Honeycut at Friends Finally Punk at Habana The Gay Blades at the Whisky Bar and, of course, The 2006-07 Austin Music Awards, where everyone, and I mean everyone will see and beeeee scene. Seen..."
"...As evidence that McEwan was a horrible anti-Catholic bigot, Donohue reported in his Feb. 6 press release that she had described herself as the "Queen Cunt of Fuck Mountain" (not terribly ladylike, perhaps, but also a sidelong pop culture reference to the HBO comedy series Mr..."
"... Sharp of line, sensitive in texture, the huge mass is even more impressive because of the rough quarry finish. There is a mountain-like grandeur and variety to the Capitol..."
"...Sydneysiders Brave Radar take lo-fi to new, uh, lows (maybe like the Mountain Goats after a Thorazine bender), while citymates the Presets go post-rock retro with their electro-pop powerage. Spod go the other chronological direction with a retro-future dance concoction that's got more than just a little debonair swagger to it..."
"...Likewise his desk is a mountain range of papers, books, CDs, and other tools of his trade. Yet another section of the office is dedicated to Debra's vibrant prints and oils..."
"...WILDERNESS CAMP sends kids traversing across Central Texas and still gets them home in time for dinner. From hiking, climbing, and mountain-biking to kayaking and stargazing, it's a week stuffed with the best of the Texas outdoors..."
"...It's as if Kraftwerk had moved to Detroit circa Computer World and set up shop next to Derrick May and Steve Wozniak. Marc Savlov PINK MOUNTAINTOPS10:15pm, Emo's Annex Stephen McBean's apex is his Axis of Evol (Jagjaguwar)..."
"...In fact, two of my personal festival highlights have to do with music opportunities rather than movies. The first event on my schedule after arrival was an ASCAP music showcase by my new current addiction Rufus Wainwright, whose music is featured on the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack..."
"...Today, the FLDS reportedly counts more than 30,000 polygamous members in communities scattered across North America, the largest of which is located in the twin cities of Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah, which straddle the state line at the base of Utah's Canaan Mountain along a slice of land known as the Arizona Strip, roughly 60 miles north of the Grand Canyon. The church has essentially been headquartered in the twin-city area known as Short Creek since 1928..."