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Like Father, Like Son
Jeff and Spencer Tweedy align Saturday at the Texas Ballroom
" good hands with his son Spencer maintaining his backbeat...."

June 23, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

When the Clock Strikes 12
Bill Haley died for rock & roll – in Harlingen
"...wasn't John, Paul, George, or Ringo. The Liverpudlians' initial backbeat, 1960-62, he'd been a handsome devil as a young..."

May 16, 2014 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

"...its spot-on incantation of Sixties transistor bliss, the subtle backbeat, strategic hand percussion, and bucolic vocals would keep this..."

May 2, 2014 Music Review by Greg Beets

Playback: Record Store Day
Why Record Store Day matters
"...a 12-inch single. A-side "Palmless" features an uncharacteristically heavy backbeat, no doubt influenced by studio owner and Spoon drummer..."

April 18, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Donna the Buffalo
"...fiddle rub, then a tamped down but steely Cajun backbeat. "Play something that makes me feel good," beckons Jeb..."

April 11, 2014 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

"...quartet melds Sixties girl-group yearnings with a beach rock backbeat and an air of wicked cool detachment, but it's..."

March 14, 2014 Music Review by Greg Beets

Buck 'Em! The Autobiography of Buck Owens
Bakersfield sound revived – posthumously!
"...Autobiography of Buck Owensby Buck Owens, with Randy Poe Backbeat Books, 334 pp., $29.99..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

If You Like the Ramones ...
Two hundred add-ons to your Ramones collection
"...If You Like the Ramones Peter Aaron Backbeat Books, 278 pp., $16.99..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Jitterbug Vipers
"...Francie Meaux Jeaux's upright bass and Masumi Jones' easy backbeat. Elizabeth McQueen joins on the ribald "Stuff It" and..."

Nov. 29, 2013 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Game On
It's all fun and games at this indie developer showcase
"...iPad. Local audio design team GL33k will provide the backbeat while you improvise using their intergalactic interface. The VJ/DJ..."

Nov. 15, 2013 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Fun Fun Fun Fest Live Shot: Dessa
Darling Minneapolis MC owns early Sunday
"...of regret and reaction set to a spare, NOLA backbeat, the 32-year-old Minneapolis MC owned the stage and, as..."

Nov. 11, 2013 Music Post by Marc Savlov

Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo & Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.
Howard Kaylan comes out of his shell
"...and Frank Zappa, Howard Kaylan with Jeff Tamarkin Backbeat Books, 304 pp., $24.99..."

June 21, 2013 Music Feature by Scott Schinder

Wobeon and Beyond
World music festival rings in a delirious local debut
"...were called for, their 75-minute blowout pounded a Punjabi backbeat on Jain’s dhol drum as a five-man horn section..."

April 8, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

SXSW Saturday Picks and Sleepers
"...12:30pm, Auditorium Shores Backbeat of the Band and one of the most iconic..."

March 15, 2013 Music Feature

Rough Francis
SXSW Showcase reviews
"...attention, drummer Urian Hackney kept it with a solid backbeat and acrobatic, Keith Moon-inspired fills that landed on spot..."

March 15, 2013 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Ancient VVisdom
"...and the nearly jaunty "Death or Victory" add some backbeat for spice, while "The Last Man on Earth" gives..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Music Review by Michael Toland

You Can't Bury Me
Octavis Berry died, but he left behind the League of Extraordinary G'z
"...neck, ass, and elbows" over trunk-rattling soul and a backbeat that could have come from a Black Milk session...."

June 8, 2012 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

8-Bit Artisan
Party Time! Hexcellent! brings people together by getting closer to the machine
"...tones with each step, while the other regulates the backbeat and the timbre of the notes with a controller...."

May 4, 2012 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

SXSW Friday International Bands
Friday lists bleed both ways, backward and forward; know your lists!
"...with Andean and Eastern European sounds over an electronic backbeat...."

March 16, 2012 Music Feature

Beat Box
Beat Box
"..."Mondre Mo Murda," a Caribbean-hued smoker with a nasty backbeat, but drawn-out verses lead tracks "Bossalinis & Fooliyones, Pt...."

March 16, 2012 Music Review by Chase Hoffberger

Black Red Black
Jazz Sides
"...jazz," "barbecue jazz," and even "acid jazz," the heavy backbeat and blues-drenched intonation mined here preserve a groove music..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Catastrophe and the Cure
Behind the scenes of Explosions in the Sky's most challenging and personal album
"...meditates upright, his EBow melody lingering over Hrasky's choppy backbeat like a hundred unanswered questions. James pens the postlude..."

July 1, 2011 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Explosions in the Sky
"...choppy body percussion in "Human Qualities" to a straight backbeat for "Postcard From 1952." These new elements fuse in..."

April 29, 2011 Music Review by Austin Powell

SXSW Saturday Picks & Sleepers
Last night of SX handicapping
"...Stop Me," rides an unbridled organ chug and snare-snapping backbeat toward two-minute immortality. As good as their albums are,..."

March 18, 2011 Music Feature

The High Dials
"...It's True)" dredges up contradictory emotions with a longing backbeat, while "Mysterio" elevates an elusive pursuit to sylphlike status..."

March 18, 2011 Music Review by Greg Beets

My Jerusalem
"...My Jerusalem's full potential though, with an oddly danceable backbeat, euphoric harmonies, and dual vocals that evince the extremes..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Music Review by Austin Powell

A History of Violence
AFS Documentary Tour presents Boxing Gym
"...ring. The ambience is sweat cut with Clorox, the backbeat a continuous loop of bam-bam-bam and the shuffle of..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Car Stereo (Wars) v. Neiliyo
Local mash-up artists give it away now
"...way. Indie kids actually dance to them because the backbeat is so solid...."

Aug. 4, 2010 Music Post by Austin Powell

Alejandro Escovedo
"...on another tough bassline and drummer Hector Muñoz's 400-pound-guerrilla backbeat, Escovedo's urban blues rap as precise (the way he..."

July 16, 2010 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

And Party Every Day: The Inside Story of Casablanca Records/Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture
Kiss sang 'Rock & Roll All Nite,' and their label followed suit – and disco! Disco, from the inside out.
"...Recordsby Larry Harris with Curtis Gooch and Jeff Suhs Backbeat Books, 320 pp., $24.99 Hot Stuff: Disco and the..."

June 11, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

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