Category Archives: Bands

Watch Out! Shakey Graves – “Dearly Departed” on Conan

Check this rousing performance of Austin’s Shakey Graves’ “Dearly Departed” from Conan last night. Shakey (Alejandro Rose-Garcia) is accompanied beautifully by vocalist Esmé Patterson, who has her own new album entitled “Woman to Woman.” “Dearly…

Omnivore Recordings To Release Expanded 20th-Anniversary of Old 97’s debut ‘Hitchhike to Rhome,’ November 17

When discussing the pioneers and legacy of the alt.country movement Dallas’ Old 97s have to be on the short list of most influential, and enduring, roots rockers to ever till that field. The band’s indy…

Review: Kacey Musgraves — The Granada Theater – Dallas, Texas [SOLD OUT]

“This is my hometown show!” Kacey Musgraves exclaimed from the stage near the start of her performance. Though she had been on her current tour for several days in Texas this as close as Musgraves…

AmericanaFest 2014 – All the roots put together

It was fitting that on the eve of AmericanaFest 15 I should run into Rob Bleetstein. Let me explain. Bleetstein is man partially responsible for “Americana” being used as a qualifier for “music.” As editor…

Bloodshot Records Announces 20th Anniversary “While No One Was Looking” Compilation – November 18, 2014

Chicago’s mighty Bloodshot Records has quietly been hoisting the roots rock and alt.country flag for, well as long as those words came into mainstream use. Hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since the…