While his music is uniquely stylized, Lyle Lovett
was Americana before Americana music was cool. When he appears at the Taft Theater this
week, he will be with his all-star Acoustic Group, playing cuts off his
new album, Release Me, and more.
MilkDrive’s latest album is called Waves and it
swings with a fun, light and breezy mid-1960s feel. The band brings
mostly original music to the table, but they will also put a jazzy twist
on songs by The Beatles and others along the way.
many groups who may draw a “music lesson” crowd that tends to sit on its
hands and complain when somebody dares to stand up and trance up, Mule
audiences rock it from note one. The band’s upcoming gig at the Taft
Theatre this weekend should be no exception.
It is always a fun endeavor to go to a smaller venue and
see a band on the rise, to take in a group that has the potential for
bigger and better things. That is the scenario for this week’s concert
by Ivan & Alyosha at the Mayday in Northside.
Chuck Mead had a hell of a run with the band BR549 in the
1990s. The AltCountry outfit, named after the phone number Junior
Samples would give out as part of a regular skit on that great American
TV show Hee Haw, was one of the premier
Rockabilly-band-with-a-Punk-edge groups of the day.