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Music: Steve Earle and The Dukes (And Duchesses)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 20, 2011
"I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" was not only Hank Williams' hit song and credo but this year it also has become Steve Earle's tongue-in-cheek mantra as well. With a new record and novel bearing that title, Earle tackles mortality in all his inimitable, hard-chargin', roguish and reckless ways. Steve Earle and The Dukes and Duchesses featuring Allison Moorer perform July 27 at Oakley’s 20th Century Theater.  

Music: Old 97's

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Maybe you have to be a seventh-generation Texan to have the cojones to rewrite a Bob Dylan song, much less an iconic classic like "Desolation Row." Rhett Miller, the leader/songwriter of Old 97's, measures up to such a bold revision. With last fall's release of 'The Grand Theatre Volume One,' Old 97's added yet another twang-fueled burst of Power Pop/Roots music to their illustrious and lengthy career.  

Music: Dave Alvin

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The celebrated roots-rocker, Dave Alvin, whose career has spanned from his rockabilly days with The Blasters back in the ‘80s to his still-flourishing 20-year solo career, likes to mix it up on the road. Between his longtime band, The Guilty Men, his part-time membership in The Knitters with John Doe, and his occasional reunion gigs with his brother Phil and the other ex-Blasters, Alvin spreads his vintage blend of Blues/Folk/Country around as much as he can. See him solo at the Southgate House.  

Music: Los Honchos

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Maybe it’s fitting that in the city that spawned King Records’ legendary recordings, including Mr. James Brown, Soul music still sweats and pulses in our Queen City. Los Honchos are the new Soul contenders on the block, and this six-piece combo bring plenty of heat and horns to the party. This sexy, Soul/Garage six-piece brings plenty of heat and horns to The Northside Tavern.  

Music: Live Lit

Singer/songwriter Richard Buckner converts old poems into contemporary Folk songs

0 Comments · Thursday, February 22, 2001
Where do you go to find living, breathing literature these days? Does such a thing even exist? Maybe you can find its approximation in bookstores and libraries but, even so, that's print on the p  

Music: Marshall's Art

A new retrospective shows how Pop singer/songwriter Marshall Crenshaw made it all look so easy

0 Comments · Thursday, November 30, 2000
It's easy for certain artists to get lost in the millennial sprawl of popular music these days. Among the teen-age boy/girl wonders, the machine-gun, Rap-happy antics of countless acts, and the  

Music: Public Record

With his latest release, Dave Alvin proves he's a master of public domain

0 Comments · Thursday, October 5, 2000
With static crackling over the phone connection, Dave Alvin's voice echoes over the barren flats of West Texas. Calling while on tour for his new release, Public Domain, Alvin laughs over the pho