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
Pick up your loose ends, take ’em to your friends…they’ll put ’em back together again…if you let them. – Rusty Wier
Many things have healing power. ¬†Yet, I’ve never found something as therapeutic as good tunes and better friends. ¬†Rusty Wier was a sage man. ¬†… Read the rest
Dalton Domino is one of the best young talents in our scene. ¬†Originally from DFW, but emerging from the Lubbock hotbed of musicality that has birthed so many others, Domino has a distinct, colorful take on Texas Music. ¬†He honors the traditions and forefathers while pushing it forward. ¬†… Read the rest