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Laughing It Up with Kelly Willis
Well Travelled and lovely still a quarter-century down the road
"...In 1990, MCA Records released the debut of a little known country..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Devotion + Doubt
", Buckner's most recent release, his major-label debut for MCA, Devotion + Doubt, has garnered fervent praise from just..."

Oct. 31, 1997 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

The Wisdom of Years
Whatever Way the Wind Blows
"...too liked Willis' voice and tipped off her producer, MCA's Tony Brown. By that point, Brown had already made..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Son of the Circus
Twistin' in the Wind
"...two-decade recording career, Ely has torn it up for MCA, producers of 10 of the 14 albums under his..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

"...ETTA JAMES Her Best (MCA/Chess)..."

June 27, 1997 Music Review

Shake Your Rump
Me, my dad, and MCA
"...I called home weepy with the news that Adam “MCA” Yauch had died after a three-year battle with cancer,..."

May 5, 2012 Music Post by Luke Winkie

Leaving Town
On the verge of their hard-earned future, Dexter Freebish contemplates a life of Saturdays.
"...guy who said no, then Arista again, and then MCA. We pinned those on the wall of our rehearsal..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Music Feature by Ken Lieck


Dec. 18, 1998 Music Feature

Greg Beets' National Top Ten
"...3. Craig Ross, Dead Spy Report (MCA)..."

Jan. 10, 1997 Music Feature

Great Expectations
Assessing Austin's Class of '96
" especially applicable to Ross' Dead Spy Report on MCA and Doyle Bramhall II's eponymous debut on Geffen. Until..."

Dec. 27, 1996 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Dancing About Architecture
Ely Come, Ely Go
"..."There have been rumblings, but MCA has not contacted Joe at all," said Joe Ely..."

Aug. 14, 1998 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Won't Get Schooled Again
Austin's Music Class of '98
"...In 1996, MCA put out Ross' major label debut, Dead Spy Report,..."

Jan. 23, 1998 Music Feature by Andy Langer

The Bandera Way
Scenes from a marriage in four acts.
"...and the impossibly fresh ivory skin that crowned her "MCA's video girl" for three albums in the early Nineties...."

Feb. 8, 2013 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Critics Poll
"...Brubeck, Don Cornelius, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Etta James, Adam "MCA" Yauch (Fawcett)..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Music Feature

Femi Kuti carries on his father's legacy
"...Paris studio where he's recording his second album on MCA. Things aren't going according to plan...."

April 27, 2001 Music Feature by David Lynch

National Top Nines
"...3. Richard Buckner, Since (MCA)..."

Jan. 8, 1999 Music Feature

The Who Bettered, The Who's Best
Reissuing 30 Years of Maximum R&B
"...As MCA Records Reissues Coordinator Andy MacKaie puts it (and as..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Music Feature

Coming in From the Cold
Who the Hell is Craig Ross?
"...spacy pop, and sharply chugging rock & roll? On MCA, no less?..."

June 28, 1996 Music Feature by Jason Cohen

Who's Got the Hootie?
Comparing Austin' and Dallas' 1995 Output
"...and Nugent, who also book and manage the Nixons (MCA) and new Dallas radio favorites Adam's Farm and Quickserve..."

Jan. 19, 1996 Music Feature

Beat Box
Beat Box
"...of Erick Sermon, but with a dose of Quality (MCA) from BK MC, Talib Kweli. Letting us know what's..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Music Review by Christopher Coletti

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
"...Tom Petty & the HeartbreakersAnthology: Through the Years (MCA) On 1995's Playback, a 6-CD box set most fans..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Record Reviews
Barbarito Torres
"...Cold Hard Truth (Asylum) The George Jones Collection (MCA)..."

July 9, 1999 Music Review

Lyle Lovett
"...LL: Tony Brown, from MCA in Nashville, asked Billy Williams [Lovett's producer] and me..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Music Feature by Jody Denberg

25 Years Ago, Sublime Arrived in Austin and Cut One of the Decade's Biggest Albums
Local producer Paul Leary put some Austin in the Long Beach surf/punk/dub trio's mix
"...trio had signed to Gasoline Alley, whose parent company, MCA Records, underwent a regime change in late 1995. Jon..."

May 7, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock and Mike D Talk Trap, Basketball, Bogus Conspiracies, SXSW, and Their New Book
"We realized that all we do have, before this started and after it ends, is the three of us.”
"...Book, released six years after the death of Adam "MCA" Yauch and subsequent disbanding, dives deep into their history...."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

The Best Albums of 2018 by Genre
Hip-hop, metal, pop, and more picks from our critics
"...3) Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour (MCA)..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Battlefield America
It's You Got Served for a younger dance generation.
"...of hanging with the mohawked and mop-topped urchins? Is MCA spinning on his postmortem prayer wheel? Am I going..."

June 8, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

He Fought for Our Right to Indie Cinema [Updated]
R.I.P Beastie Boy/filmmaker Adam Yauch
"...tear or ten over the weekend, watching and re-watching MCA in the Beastie Boys Criterion Collection Video Anthology (forgot..."

May 7, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

King Tears
A decade after the ValuJet crash claimed Walter Hyatt's life, his posthumous archive celebrates his tender abilities once again
"...produced Hyatt's debut, King Tears, the first album for MCA's Master Series to feature a vocalist...."

Feb. 22, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Beastie Boys
SXSW showcase reviews
"...and jamming in some of Mike D, Adrock, and MCA's finest couplets. This unannounced, quasi-impromptu gig, coming on the..."

March 17, 2006 Music Review by Marc Savlov

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