If you’ve never seen Shinyribs, well, I feel sorry for you. Kevin Russell and his lively crew know how to put on a party, as they demonstrate at this Austin City Limits performance. Conga line, anyone? Shinyribs spoke with us last year about his music and career. Check it out here!
Austin’s Shinyribs talks about maintaining a tour van repair savings account, his “shared” rehearsal studio and his counterintuitive lesson on booking gigs.
The Ted Hawkins story is among the most unique in American music. The Biloxi Mississippi native spent years as a street busker, most notably serenading passers-by on Venice Beach, CA while perched on a milk crate. He was “discovered” several times but never found significant success. His graveled voice and insistent guitar were his calling […]
LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES If you haven’t seen Bains and company live then you’ve been missing something special. Well, perhaps special isn’t the right word; maybe cathartic? The quartet unleash a fury of rock and roll complete with blaring guitars, roaring vocals and enough energy to power a small town. Bains bounded […]
AUSTIN LUCAS Lucas snuck into Austin to play a single afternoon solo acoustic show. To say that he attacked his guitar wouldn’t be an overstatement. He alternated between channeling Johnny Cash in his fiery moments and Blaze Foley’s mellow stylings. It was a powerful performance from start to finish. RON GALLO Gallo was a contender […]
If the albums scheduled for release over the next few months are any indication, we’re in for a fine year of music. Here are just a few forthcoming long-players that we’re highly anticipating. MOUNT RENRAW by OTIS GIBBS (13 January on Wanamaker Recording Company) Otis Gibbs is one of the most thoughtful songwriters in Americana, […]
The Mavericks – Mono More than their previous albums I felt like Mono showcased the band more than the individuals in it. They”re not breaking any new ground here, but that”s like dinging someone for being the best in the world at something. This stayed in the disc changer in my car for about 6 […]
SHINYRIBS, Okra Candy beats out WARREN HAYNES AND RAILROAD EARTH, Ashes & Dust by 1 vote as your favorite for the week of July 24, 2015. Poll Results Readers’ Tops – Summer 2015 JASON ISBELL, Something More Than Free (34) SHINYRIBS, Okra Candy (8) WARREN HAYNES AND RAILROAD EARTH, Ashes & Dust (7) […]
On various patches of land continuously testing the boundaries of wet and dry in the sea level portions of southeast Texas, southwest Mississippi and southern Louisiana live a breed of men thriving on the margins of humanity. For a 2 week stretch they manage to semi-control their impulses enough to be trusted by others of their […]
Coinciding with SXSW is the annual Couch By Couchwest Festival. What’s not to like about a festival with the tagline “where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster is you.”? (Far be it for me to quible, but some of the beer at SXSW is free. Just sayin’.) Here’s how it works. Artists — […]