The Sahara Lounge
"...Ever see a Joe Dante movie – maybe Gremlins or Rock ’n’ Roll High School? Or perhaps The Terminator, or Scorsese’s After Hours? If you’ve seen any of these movies … or most any Roger Corman film, then you’ve seen Dick Miller...."
"...The Austin Film Society's series opens with the documentary That Guy Dick Miller about the important character actor who appears in almost all Corman's movies and many of those of his progeny (Demme once told me that casting Miller was considered a good-luck talisman). The film made its world premiere at SXSW. AFS Arthouse: the Films of Roger Corman..."
"...Dickerson. Starring: William Sadler, Billy Zane, Jada Pinket, Dick Miller, Brenda Bakke and CCH Pounder..."
"..."I can't hear it," says founding guitarist Roger Miller unintentionally ironic, as Miller's bouts with the hearing disorder tinnitus forced the band's early split. "People tell me we've influenced them; I had no idea."..."
"...Following with two big hits, What's Up, Doc? (1972) and Paper Moon (1973), it seemed that the boy wonder could do no wrong. But he did with the “only film students love them” series of Daisy Miller (1974), At Long Last Love (1975) and Nickelodeon..."
"...The film-within-the-film Mant! ("Half man! Half ant! All terror!") is a spot-on, tongue-in-cheek recreation in the same vein as The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, but far less tedious. Plus, the wraparound film features Corman alum Dick Miller and indie godhead John Sayles, a bargain at twice the price...."
"...When in song, this musical proves itself full of life and energy. Roger Miller's lyrics and music are a perfect fit for this fitful story; choreographers Acia Gray and Dierdre Strand turn Miller's tunes into galloping fun, with the townsfolk dancing, chiding, and generally enjoying life on the river..."
"...Buddy MillerThe Majestic Silver Strings (New West)..."
"...To quote Roger Miller, who once sang of nations swinging "like a pendulum do":..."
"...Ryman Auditorium, Fort Nashborough, where settlers crossed the frozen Cumberland River, and a statue of World War I sharpshooter Sgt. York illustrate Curtis' anecdotes about Marty Robbins, Chet Atkins, and the time his friend Roger Miller was on Hollywood Squares...."
"...Anyone I find a little tragic. Roger Miller was a goofball, but there's something a little sad in all of his songs...."
"...My relatives and my peers from college regarded it as hick music. It didn't have the respect that it came to have thanks to Johnny Cash and Willie and the relationship that John had with Bob Dylan, plus the stuff that Roger Miller did..."
"...Mission of Burma's career arc is hard to trace. The Boston-based core trio – guitarist Roger Miller, bassist Clint Conley, and drummer Peter Prescott – put out one proper album, 1982's revered post-punk mold-breaker Vs., before disbanding in 1983 due to Miller's increasing tinnitus...."
"...Wallace has been plugging away for the past year or so, honing his craft by playing a steady stream of local gigs, and the work he's done is readily apparent throughout this collection of hardcore honky-tonk. As he did on his debut, 1999's Hillbilly Heights, Wallace has written some classic-sounding heartbreak songs like the title track to That Kind of Lonely, "Square One," and "From the Time I Get Up." Wallace also tackles tunes from the songbooks of Roger Miller and Johnny Horton, and it all adds up to one of the best-sounding sets of traditional country released out of Austin in a very long time..."
"...goes down this summer at the Pitchfork Music Festival. The Boston quartet – guitarist Roger Miller, bassist Clint Conley, drummer Peter Prescott, and sound manipulator Martin Swope – defined innovation, and the fact that they created a sound imitated to this day in two albums speaks volumes..."
"...Dashew's new digs in Los Angeles have given her music a sharper, sometimes poignant ("Empty") but no less playful depth ("Brad Pitt," "Hash It Out," recently heard on My Name Is Earl). Newcomer Jessie Lee Miller's pinup-girl good looks suit the Western swing sound of her CD Now You're Gonna Be Loved, but it's her sultry alto that gives it the honky-tonk kick..."
"...Mission of BurmaLa Zona Rosa, Thursday, March 18 There was a dividing line, about 40 feet from the stage, between the folks that had waited years to see these Boston art-rockers and those who looked like they were at a freak show. Guitarist Roger Miller was the mad professor, with his brown blazer, strawlike hair, and the rifle-range earmuffs he dons to insulate his ears from the tinnitus that caused the band's initial breakup in 1983..."
"..."Buick Electra" is a sludgy opening ode to an ever-faithful car; then there's a song called "Liquorcoat." The four Helicopters creep over Marshall-stacked guitars and Apache-blade bass while singer Tim Shea narrates impending doom and helplessness. Think fellow Bostonians Mission of Burma that's MOB guitarist Roger Miller on "Liquorcoat" feathered and shellacked on the pounding "All the Sense in the World," poppy Dinosaur Jr..."
"...During his ongoing residency at the Aces Club, Ball met guitar titan Joe Maphis, who was just one of dozens of country & western music legends attracted to the club by the extended jam sessions; Waylon Jennings, Roger Miller, Hank Cochran, and Parsons all played with Ball at one time or another. In between gigs at the Aces and contract work composing songs for Hollywood's Central Songs, Ball met up with drummer Jerry Wiggins...."