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Al Green
Gift guide
"..."Back Up Train" by strapping him on the Memphis backbeat of the Hodges brothers – Mabon (guitar), Leroy (bass),..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

2004 ACL Fest Guide
Everything you need to know
"...respite, the Bells' intricate group harmonies and joyous, knee-slapping backbeat will bring you to your feet. – Greg Beets..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Music Feature

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...Paley-produced "White Hot," sensual sentiment driven by a neo-Motown backbeat. Mario Hernandez, aka From Bubblegum to Sky, was born..."

March 19, 2004 Music Feature

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Blurbing SXSW 04 music – Wednesday only
"...Lawhorn providing the onstage antics, funnyman Justin Andrews the backbeat, and Sixteen Deluxer Jeff Copas the Farfisa drone, expect..."

March 12, 2004 Music Feature

McLemore Avenue
"...of the) V-8 Interceptors" skulks around with an ominous-sounding backbeat, the perfect soundtrack for flogging your way down the..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Music Review by Jerry Renshaw

Chiseled in Stone
An appreciation of honky-tonk veteran Billy Dee
"...bass, drums, and guitar. Chris Gilson holds together the backbeat with the bandleader, while Ricky Davis sizzles steel like..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Music Feature by Graham Reynolds

Musicology 101
Sheet Music
"...Vaughan, Roadhouse Blues: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Texas R&B (Backbeat Books, 192 pp., $13.95) might be necessary. Instead, it's..."

Sept. 5, 2003 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Record Review
"...urban clatter kicks the shit out of the clamoring backbeat. A subtle shift occurs midway through Fever, with the..."

April 25, 2003 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Record Review
"...meld wintertime, east-of-the-iron-curtain beatbox noodlings with a tremendously driving backbeat, and it works -- to a point. The group's..."

March 28, 2003 Music Review by Marc Savlov

Holiday in San Antonio
The birth of Austin's punk scene: the Sex Pistols at Randy's Rodeo in San Antonio, 25 years ago this week.
"...anchored it with napalm-drenched Eddie Cochran riffs and a backbeat crackling like a nail gun. Sid Vicious spewed venom...."

Jan. 10, 2003 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...deliver sure-fire honky tonk, even if it does more backbeat with each successive outing. (Austin Music Hall, 11pm) --..."

March 15, 2002 Music Feature

Josh Rouse
SXSW Records
"...a loud, Church-like disarray. That blends into the Euro backbeat and eerie whisper of "Ears to the Ground." And..."

March 15, 2002 Music Review by Michael Bertin

Picks to Click
The SXSW Class of 2002
"...into a vivid seven-minute tableau, propelled by a solid backbeat, and drenched in the honey-soaked atmospherics that have become..."

March 1, 2002 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Spotlight: Spoon
Screw indie rock -- Britt Daniel is aiming for the Top 40.
"..."Take the Fifth" is defined by an EIvis Costello backbeat purloined directly from Imperial Bedroom...."

March 16, 2001 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Pepe Deluxé
Acts Playing South by Southwest
"...rush of slide guitar loops driven by a sauntering backbeat that could easily wind up selling beer. Then again,..."

March 16, 2001 Music Review by Greg Beets

Silver Scooter
Acts Playing South by Southwest
"...which features a drum machine imitating Tom Hudson's solid backbeat. Still, it's the hallmarks of the old Scooter that..."

March 2, 2001 Music Review by Michael Chamy

Coach's Corner
A guide for the younger generation: Sick of hearing about Woodstock? Recreate all of its dubious glories at this year's Super Bowl party.
"...shortly is their first LSD-influenced kiss, to the thumping backbeat of ZZ Top's "LaGrange." Indeed, in retrospect, those were..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

At Home With the Groovebox (Grand Royal)
"...humped up on a "Me So Horny" 2 Live backbeat. The mishmash works well as a unit, not surprisingly,..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Music Review by Kate X Messer

Youssou N'Dour Joko (Nonesuch)
"...contrast to N'Dour's earlier energetic albums, Joko is more backbeat. The groove fuel is still there, but in an..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Music Review by David Lynch

Miriam Makeba Homeland (Putumayo)
" force delightfully couched in a rolling South African backbeat. More than an invitation to dance, the lyrics call..."

July 28, 2000 Music Review by David Lynch

Attacked by Lesbians
Just three good ol' boys, never meanin' no harm
"...event, Honky's most endearing trait is a nut-tight funky backbeat borrowed from ZZ Top that makes the booty sway..."

May 26, 2000 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Saturday Night at the Bookstore
The Dicks' Gary Floyd 20 years after Austin's first Punk Prom at the ArmadilloWorld Headquarters
" on Glen Taylor's woozy guitar and a leaden backbeat. "It looks like every fucking piece of trash in..."

May 12, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Dr. John Duke Elegant (Blue Note)
National Records
"...and obscure Ellingtonia set to a simmering, Crescent City backbeat. This works particularly well on the three instrumentals that..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

.38 Special Live at Sturgis (CMC/BMG)
"...genius song that is, with its slightly off, syncopated backbeat and pure, heavenly Southern rock harmony fifths. And how..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles (Epic/Sony)
"...Radio"). Compared to their debut, Evil Empire was more backbeat than powerchord, but the sledgehammer beats and licks were..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Music Review by David Lynch

Bernard Allison, Antone's, October 14
Descriptions of live shows
"...away as his band kept thumping out that heavy backbeat, the crowd was his. If word gets around, Allison..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Mr. Smarty Pants
Horses, monster movies, and the blues backbeat.
"...Fred Below Jr. is credited with creating the blues backbeat, as well as other drumming innovations...."

Sept. 24, 1999 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
"...made astonishing music. From mind-altering jazz wrecks to primordial backbeat sludge, this was original and experimental work, rendered understandable,..."

June 25, 1999 Music Feature

SXSW Records
Jeff Beck
"...-- Slowdive, Swervedriver, Lush. That guitar reverb, that loping backbeat, those breathy, androgynous vocals (those breathy, androgynous babes!). Truth..."

March 12, 1999 Music Feature

A World in Which All Worlds Fit
"...happy hour shows, the Continental is rarely without a backbeat. Regulars include Ted Roddy, Toni Price, T.D. Bell &..."

Dec. 4, 1998 Music Feature by Jay Hardwig

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