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Woven Bones
"...the guitar, Burr's repetitive sneer, and the rhythmic, cymbal-less backbeat that anchors every track make for a fun time..."

May 28, 2010 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

High Texas Rider
Before the Sir Douglas Quintet and Texas Tornados, the Lone Star State's voice of the Vox organ, Augie Meyers, was San Antonio's Lord August & the Visions of Lite
"...polka with a rock & roll beat. It's a backbeat. What I'm doing on the Vox organ is what..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Next Up
"...but there's no question its heart is in the backbeat of songs like the explosive "Smithereens," "Blizzard Woman Blues,"..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Rise Above
SST Records' Greg Ginn jams econo in Taylor, Texas
"...down a slow, plodding rhythm over Steve DeLollis' bare-bones backbeat. His head revolves in small clockwise circles, hypnotized by..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Ted Hadji
Pop rocks
"...The McMercy Family Band's backbeat opens his debut playfully with the clarinet-braced romp of..."

July 24, 2009 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Chili Cold Blood
Country mile
"...of low-down blues kick whip-smart guitar and an uncompromising backbeat ("Road Behind Me") that includes a bona fide treasure..."

May 22, 2009 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Place 6: Quiet Victory With Crab Cakes
Incumbent Sheryl Cole's victory feast
"...Steve Savage was on hand with a chilled-out, jazzy backbeat; waiters served upscale comfort food (including Cole's fave, the..."

May 15, 2009 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Say Uncle
Reeling in the years at Threadgill's
"...healthy slab of blues and country with a soulful backbeat that draws heavily from a sound that hasn’t been..."

April 8, 2009 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
"..."Zero" busts out the glitter, while the Donna Summer/Cher backbeat of "Heads Will Roll" spurs on Boys & Girls..."

April 3, 2009 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds
SXSW showcase reviews
"...with the underside of midcentury retro-futurism, drummer Ron Miller's backbeat gave the hips a New Orleans-style workout. The recent..."

March 27, 2009 Music Review by Greg Beets

International Bands
"...muchachos de Monterrey, Mexico, bring smooth, layered vox and backbeat...."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature

SXSW Showcases
"...Breakers mix Faces-era Rod Stewart rasp with a pelvic backbeat. Dublin's the Urges nail the acid-daubed spirit of mid-1960s..."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature

Grizzly Bear
SXSW showcase reviews
"...wail but often competed uncomfortably with the massively overwhelming backbeat. The showcase, however, belonged to Grizzly Bear, with the..."

March 20, 2009 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm
"..."Stay Here in Your Arms" swings evenly on a backbeat. Three tracks pit the axe-man on Dobro vs. the..."

Jan. 9, 2009 Music Review by Chase Hoffberger

I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly & the Family Stone
"...Times of Sly & The Family Stoneby Jeff Kaliss Backbeat Books, 210 pp., $24.95..."

Dec. 5, 2008 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

A Wished-for Song: A Portrait of Jeff Buckley
"...Wished-for Song: A Portrait of Jeff Buckleyby Merri Cyr Backbeat Books, 176 pp., $22.95 (paper)..."

Dec. 5, 2008 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

In Memoriam
Austin mourns the loss of a percussionist, restaurateur, and friend
" He was a reliable percussionist who provided the backbeat for many bands and an old-school restaurateur with the..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Got Down, Stayed Down
Thao Nguyen is so excited
"...soulful wail, and “Bag of Hammers” unloaded a funky backbeat that sent her bopping side to side along to..."

Aug. 7, 2008 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Mothership Connection
Space is place for the hip-hop race
"...for the new black world had developed a mean backbeat. 'We Have Returned to Claim the Pyramids'..."

July 25, 2008 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Jungle Rockers
"...of the garage like Link Wray with a ferocious backbeat, the six tracks mod out the local quartet's familiar..."

July 11, 2008 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Boris spikes Mohawk
" with thick Lizzy guitar harmonies and a pulsing backbeat, over which double-necked guitarist Takeshi outlined the Boris experience..."

July 3, 2008 Music Post by Austin Powell

Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Everything
What do Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, and Ocote Soul Sounds have in common? Prince, Maceo Parker, and Larry Harlow!
"...explains. "It's old-school ideas, but we bring a modern backbeat. When you mix those things together – boom! –..."

June 13, 2008 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Rock & Roll Summer Reading
"...Tell the Truth Until They Bleedby Josh Alan Friedman Backbeat Books, 262 pp., $19.95 (paper)..."

May 30, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Greg Ginn & the Taylor Texas Corrugators, Gone, and Mojack
"...old-timey piano and upright bass atop Steve DeLollis' bare-bones backbeat, Ginn casually embarks on twangy guitar explorations. Guess that's..."

May 23, 2008 Music Review by Austin Powell

I See Dead People
The Black Angels conjure Austin's psychedelic renaissance
"...Haunting at 1300," which slows a bare-bones, Bo Diddley backbeat into one throbbing pulse. Subtlety shifting direction, Bailey straps..."

May 9, 2008 Music Feature by Austin Powell

"...Blaxsmith, "G-Spot" fixing to "funk your mind" with a backbeat that flows into a "Cool Rivers" afternoon swank complete..."

April 18, 2008 Music Review by Chase Hoffberger

Donita Sparks & the Stellar Moments
"...Dead," but its fattened fuzz-tone guitar and a lockstep backbeat toll righteously Joan Jett. Shimmering 1950s soda-fountain riff-pull "Headcheck"..."

March 28, 2008 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

"...Fisher Rose kept driving the skins, providing a strong backbeat, while Bejar and his guitar team rocked new material,..."

March 21, 2008 Music Review by Dan Oko

Spotlight: Magic Christian
SF supergroup Magic Christian rises from the ashes of groovy
"...the Heat" combines Mersey-flavored harmonies with an unrelenting Stones backbeat, while "Too Close to Zero" resonates like a 1968..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Mexican Combo Platter
SXSW showcase reviews
"...on Baby Jesus," sung over a deeply thumping, dance-techno backbeat. Unfortunately, it didn't move beyond its initial intrigue. There..."

March 14, 2008 Music Review by Belinda Acosta

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