Chris Gaines

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Remembering Chris Gaines, Garth Brooks' Alter Ego

    By Jaime Lees Inspired by Garth Brooks' recent announcement of his world tour, we thought we'd take a minute to look back on our favorite era of Garth-ness: the invention of Brooks' alter-ego, Chris Gaines. Alter-egos help an artist feel free to express sides of their persona that might make their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Douchebags in Country Music

    By Mike Seely Mainstream country music gets an unfair rap as being universally over-polished and formulaic, a notion that artists like Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church obliterate every time they strap on their guitars. But there's a granule of truth to the stereotype, and a particularly damaging sub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Matthew Dear on Quitting Drinking and Philip K. Dick: "It's All About Liberating Yourself."

    Before the genre tag EDM existed, there was IDM, or Intelligent Dance Music. Granted, it's a pretty pretentious name for a genre, but it fits incredibly well for Matthew Dear. His experimental, rhythm-driven pop is both energetic and introspective, a form of exploring multiple identities and his own ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    I Wish It Would Rain -- 10 'Rain' Songs We Hope Inspire More Rain

    ‚Äč So we finally got a little rain last night -- but if your car is still as dirty as mine from last week's haboob -- it wasn't nearly enough. I'm talking some serious monsoon action, the kind that lasts a few days.  Here's 10 songs that that will hopefully inspire Mother Nature to help us out ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008

    Change of Art

    Rock icon goes . . . hip-hop?

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

    Love Their Country
    (Fat Wreck Chords)

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Dwight Yoakam

    Tomorrow's Sounds Today (Reprise)

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    The Sunny Side of Goth

    Audra turns the world on with its gloom

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Critical Mass

    Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    Secrete Santas

    For goodness sake, who's good and bad on Santa's list this Christmas!

  • News

    October 21, 1999
  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    Lamb of Garth, Have Mercy on Us!

    Everyone has his crossovers to bear, but doesn't rock have enough problems without Garth Brooks signing up for membership?

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    A Snob's Guide to Rock 'n' Roll

    New Times' unholy critical trinity come down from their snooty perch to stop and sneer at the latest musical offerings