I just got back from a rowdy trip to New Orleans. ¬†The NBA All-Star game is arriving there very soon, and all over town they were preparing for it. ¬†Posters of LeBron were as common in the French Quarter as overzealous and pushy shot girls.… Read the rest
ed. note–In 2017 we aim to hit up venues that are oft-overlooked, forgotten or unknown. ¬†Special, quaint, unique places that support music in their own way. ¬†While places like Gruene Hall get all the glory, there are countless other structures just as sacred across this state. ¬†… Read the rest
The great 90’s rock philosophers Semisonic once wisely and sagely sang every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. ¬†A clever way of describing life. ¬†Life, relationships, work, sports, the music biz. ¬†Ah, the music biz. ¬†That vain temptress that clings to our emotions, wrings hope from darkness and if the mood is right can sour sunshine with the blues. ¬†… Read the rest
It‚Äôs been another great year for music all around. ¬†Here‚Äôs our version of a year end, best of list. ¬†These are the records, songs, acts and scenes (presented in no particular order) that shaped our 2016.
Paul Cauthen – My Gospel
Cauthen breaks free from his duo laden past to front a solo project so broad, sweeping and grand that it’s hard to believe one voice is responsible for this record. ¬†… Read the rest
In the field of more crowded each year musical award shows, the industry’s most coveted remains the Grammys. ¬†A chance to promote music to the mainstream via a tv production featuring poor sound mixes and cheesy emcee jokes. ¬†Earmarked for being traditionally unhip, old and white, in recent years the RIAA has attempted to get more urban and diverse. ¬†… Read the rest