It's noon on a Friday and I'm sitting in my living room. Laptop is on my lap, my phone is plugged in, and Garage Band is open as I begin to type the project's title: Kevin Barnes. I'm not ready. It feels like my blood has been put through a SodaStream and pumped back into my body carbonated. If you ... More >>
Roger McGuinn has had a somewhat storied career that's moved from folk to rock to country and back. A founding member of the seminal psychedelic band The Byrds, McGuinn's career actually began in folk bands, notably The Chad Mitchell Trio and The Limelighters, along with a stint as guitarist in Bobb ... More >>
Johnny Cash died eight years ago today. Do you remember the first time you saw the video for "Hurt," the Nine Inch Nails song brilliantly interpreted by Johnny Cash on this album, American IV: When the Man Comes Around? I do. The song and accompanying Mark Romanek film are beautiful. You may ... More >>
Nate Query, second from right Everyone, it seems, loves The Smiths. Morrissey and co. hasn't played together for nearly 25 years, yet the hyper-literature jangle rockers have had an enduring influence on bands across the spectrum. Good luck finding an indie scenester who doesn't know every morbid ... More >>
I will not hope Wilco breaks up.I will not hope Wilco breaks up.I will not hope Wilco breaks up.I will not hope Wilco breaks up.I will not hope Wilco breaks up.Perhaps it's pathetic that any music critic would have to re-affirm his interest in seeing his favorite band stay together through Bart S ... More >>
New Times' panel of critics searches for musical gems in a disheartening 2001
Stack of Dreams (Miles of Music)
Amid a spate of long-overdue releases, we celebrate the life and career of Buck Owens and the overlooked genius of his sideman, the late Don Rich
The recently rediscovered Lee Hazlewood finds his place among a new generation of fans
Straight from the garage, the Figgs wear many influences on their sleeves
Defying stylistic tags and genre hybrids, Austin's Knife in the Water makes music for the curious and melancholy with Red River
10-gallon hats and 10-gallon gas tanks come to mind when BR5-49 plays
For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, they've gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV-commercial composer.
Johnny Dilks plays scholar to country music's past and suggests its future, if Charlie Louvin has anything to say about it
Singer/songwriter Billy Sedlmayr has spent half his life battling the law and his own dope demons
The Valley's longest-twanging C&W/rock outfit charms a third time with a no-nonsense new CD
The country-rock heroes of Whiskeytown find solace in their instability
For singer-songwriters Victoria Williams and Mark Olson, the fast lane ends in Joshua Tree
The Old 97's form from wreckage of musical mishaps
Son Volt's Jay Farrar doesn't waste his words
IS IT EARL C. WHITEHEAD AND THE GRIEVOUS ANGELS OR IS IT THE INBREDS? YES TO BOTH.
WHAT'S IN A NAME? PLENTY, WHEN IT'S THE GIN BLOSSOMS.