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June 29, 2007

That's the news, and I am outta here

Christopher Gray

June 22, 2007

The final countdown continues with a dance diva, close call for Ornette Coleman, and a bunch of other stuff

Christopher Gray

June 15, 2007

Flashing back to the origins of Emo's, peering inside the Broken Clock Cabaret, and celebrating Juneteenth with a heapin' helpin' of blues

Christopher Gray

June 8, 2007

TCB shakes a maraca in Spoon’s new video, stakes out the Belmont for a supersecret Prince show, and talks street with Krum Bums singer Dave Tejas.

Christopher Gray

June 1, 2007

Redrawing Austin's musical map with Roadhouse Rags, Rabbit's, and even a word or two from the state Capitol

Christopher Gray

May 25, 2007

The bottles and cans keep piling up, but two venues catch green-building fever; a local pirate plunders the music business; and Kelly Clarkson now employs the entire Austin music scene in some capacity

Christopher Gray

May 18, 2007

Freescale's Road to Austin is paved with good intentions, Lions get ready to roar on Guitar Hero 3, the Parish thinks locally, and the Texas Music Museum's barely-tapped treasure trove

Christopher Gray

May 11, 2007

Stories from the Ritz's punk heyday and a former Adult now on tour with Kelly Clarkson, and the 2007 ACL Fest sounds just like Tom Thumb's blues

Christopher Gray

May 4, 2007

The Backyard's parking quagmire, Chris Cornell outshines those other guys, and more

Christopher Gray

April 27, 2007

Remembering a tattoo legend, bracing for Texas' upcoming festival season, and saying so long to 'hippie hour.'

Christopher Gray

April 19, 2007

Old Settler's Fest digs in as Okkervil River's Will Sheff digs out, and Marijuana Law for Musicians tokes on

Darcie Stevens

April 13, 2007

Cowboys and bluesmen at the Alamo Drafthouse's new home, Moose and conjunto on the Eastside, an ailing Crack Pipe, a cranky cigarette company, and other nutty notions

Christopher Gray

April 6, 2007

Here comes trouble with Attack Formation, Peel, Waterloo Records' silver anniversary, and a Brown Whörnet beat down

Christopher Gray

March 30, 2007

Permits, or lack thereof, cause a huge to-do between FactoryPeople, SXSW, and various city agencies, while musicians spin some hot-rod yarns and the King of Sixth Street abdicates his throne

Christopher Gray

March 23, 2007

SXSW 07: a lot of carrying on, a massive jolt of energy, then oblivion

Christopher Gray

March 16, 2007

SXSW at 21 is one heckuva wascawwy wabbit

Christopher Gray

March 9, 2007

Beyond borders with Austin's Lonesome Heroes, U2 tribute band Mysterious Ways, Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey, and a bunch of SXSW international bands with their fingers crossed.

Christopher Gray

March 1, 2007

Roky Erickson gets his life back (literally), UT's Harry Ransom Center and the White Ghost Shivers remember the 18th Amendment, and Shaft heading for SXSW? Shut yo' mouth.

Christopher Gray

February 23, 2007

UK grime dirties up Red River, Explosions in the Sky take to the airwaves, and a local drummer makes his bid for "News of the Weird"'s Least Competent Criminals.

Christopher Gray

February 16, 2007

Changes in the air at the Parish and Emo's, a new label on the horizon, Li'l Cap'n Travis gets a Friday Night Lights close-up, and a Grammy surprise for an old Texas Playboy

Christopher Gray

February 9, 2007

SXSW inches closer, the Scoot Inn rises again, Arclight Records booms, and Cindi Lazzari and Chris Foley depart much too soon

Christopher Gray

February 2, 2007

SXSW's Brent Grulke explains the reasoning behind the blog-bemoaned band-list delay.

Christopher Gray

January 26, 2007

Ted Nugent livens up Rick Perry's inaugural ball, the literary side of the Texas Rollergirls, more parking needed on the Eastside, and a redheaded stranger comes to Coachella

Christopher Gray

January 19, 2007

Ghostland Observatory goes to the opera, Friday Night Lights goes to the Broken Spoke, SXSW goes to France, and everyone else stays home because of the ice storm

Christopher Gray

January 12, 2007

Emo's surfaces on, a California label floats Austin's punk scene, SXSW volunteers swim upstream, and a flock of dead birds reminds TCB of their distinguished pop-music ancestors

Christopher Gray

January 5, 2007

Ringing in 2007 with a brawl, a new club, Top 10s, and the Chronicle's annual Music Poll

Christopher Gray

December 29, 2006

"O Death, where is thy sting?" – 1 Corinthians 15:55

Christopher Gray

December 22, 2006

Last-minute musical gift ideas, a nasty feud down South, and a quiet move portends Red River's inevitable eastward migration

Christopher Gray

December 15, 2006

The ongoing liquor-fueled legend of the Hickoids, Neil Diamond's people make the Diamond Smugglers' life hell, and Pete Townshend will be at SXSW anyway, anyhow, anywhere

Christopher Gray

December 8, 2006

Fun Fun Fun doesn't disappoint, the Dixie Chicks leave Bush for Britney, and a Red tide sweeps through club land this week.

Christopher Gray

December 1, 2006

Fun Fun Fun Fest brings punk and indie to Waterloo Park, Dixie Chicks return defiant as ever, and Mayor Will Wynn smacks down the playa-hating New York Times. Even The Onion couldn't make this up.

Christopher Gray

November 24, 2006

A TCB Thanksgiving with purple turkey, mash-up potatoes, and a juicy lawsuit for dessert

Christopher Gray

November 17, 2006

Sittin' sideways at the Recording Academy Honors, pondering the state of the music business with Chronicle photographer Andrew Shapter, mourning a death on the Eastside, and applying America's newfound Democratic spirit to our Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ballot

Christopher Gray

November 10, 2006

Thunderpalooza goes down in flames, the Chumps rise from the ashes, and Mondays at Nasty's keep on keepin' on

Christopher Gray

November 3, 2006

Dialtone Records, a chain-saw-carving country singer, Spoon on the silver screen, and still more Rolling Stones aftermath: This column is truly coconuts

Christopher Gray

October 27, 2006

Halloween tricks and treats from the Rolling Stones, Pet Shop Boys, White Ghost Shivers, and Palm School Choir, while yet another Austin outdoor festival is born

Christopher Gray

October 20, 2006

Saying adios to Texas music titan Freddy Fender, and bienvenidos to a little band called the Rolling Stones

Christopher Gray

October 6, 2006

Finally, nobody died this week, heralding several new beginnings: Trail of Dead hopes its career is reborn on 'So Divided,' ex-Domino Bobby Whitlock relocates to Austin, Stretford comes back on the scene, and even the boy-band craze is revived

Christopher Gray

September 29, 2006

Bidding farewell to dandy Don Walser, remembering Jerry Lightfoot, helping Chris Tominaga, and shopping for HAAM

Christopher Gray

September 22, 2006

Lightning, humidity, Tom Petty, and a few other elements converged on Zilker Park for Austin City Limits' annual musical orgy

Christopher Gray

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