Never Another / Roky Erickson, R.I.P.

June 13, 2019

WHY NOT? / Crazy About Trump

March 25, 2018

THE OBVIOUS, THE EVIL, AND THE E-STREET SHUFFLE / Ventura at 4am

January 17, 2018

The Lunch Guys / Sexual Abuse, Al Franken & the Desire for 'Purity'

December 21, 2017

From the Oil Patch to the Sun: Nick Russell's Early Photography

October 18, 2017

Doug Sahm: Family Man & Night of the Living Blues

September 30, 2017

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November 20, 2019

Joseph Arthur

Come Back World.

If there is a present day hidden missile waiting in the rock ranks ready to explode, look to Joseph Arthur. With decades-long dedication to chasing his inner muse, sometimes in the open and others i...

October 9, 2019

Pieta Brown

Freeway

There aren’t any other singers like Pieta Brown. She has a sensuous way of blending the sound of air with music notes that result in magic. It’s as if the clock stops and life’s fascinating mysteries are frozen...

September 4, 2019

Shane Alexander

A Life Like Ours

Is it possible to find an album that feels so right, so true, so, well, spiritual, that it feels like life has just turned the bend into the 1970s and the past fifty years of broken promises and de...

July 30, 2019

Dave Alvin 

King of California

Downeyite Dave Alvin would be the first call if California names a new State Musician, but that would actually be short-sheeting the musician because in reality Alvin’s multi-dimensional songs cover...

May 15, 2019

Greg Antista and the Lonely Streets 

Shake, Stomp, and Stumble

 Down Orange County, California way, punk music has always held a special spot in the hearts of the locals. Maybe it's because the ultra-conservative John Birch Societ...

April 11, 2019

Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon, 

Solstice.

 In the land of Mississippi musician Luther Dickinson, there are moons of every persuasion. Those people that live on the land there find a strong rapport with things...

March 13, 2019

Gary Clark Jr., This Land

Those moments when a musician explodes into a whole other galaxy are ones to cherish forever. There is usually a sign in the artist's previous work which predicts what the possibilities for true greatnes...

February 24, 2019

Ted Fox with James Otis Smith 

Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem's Legendary Theatre

The Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem is like the Vatican of Afro-American music, and even walking by it can cause the feet...

January 15, 2019

JD Allen, Love Stone.

The tenor saxophone has always sounded like the closest instrument to the human voice. There is something about the range and the tone of the tenor that captures the inner soul of what a gifted singer can ex...

January 8, 2019

This year once again showed the ultimate test of longevity: great music never stops. It keeps coming like the wind and the waves. So here is this year's list of favorite albums, starting with the first half of 2018 posted in Jul...

December 22, 2018

The Beatles. 

Always known as "The White Album," The Beatles 1968 double-disc set stopped a lot of listeners in their tracks when it was first released. It was different, partly because it was twice as long as their other release...

December 19, 2018

Bottle Rockets, Bit Logic. 

First thing's first: the song "Maybe Tomorrow" on the new Bottle Rockets album is so good, it's likely their hero Doug Sahm would claim he wrote it—if he was still alive. All through the St. Louis nati...

October 9, 2018

Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles, Love's Middle Name

The only way to enter the rock & roll fray, no matter what age you start, is to know that nothing is going to go as planned. That can be a huge bonus or it can be a bone-cru...

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Micael Priest

A Short Film

by Bob Simmons

Micael Priest's work was one of the hallmarks of a special time in Austin. He made the art that drew the crowds to hear the music that made a city. He made us all a little richer just by strokes of a pen

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