For the first time in its history, the Austin City Limits Music Festival stretched over two weeks, a format that worked out well for some—and not so well for others.
The life of Roky Eriksonone of the most influential Texas rock and rollers of all timehas been one calamity after another. His family and friends have taken care of him with the best of intentions, but you know what they say about the road to hell.
December 1, 2001 | by Michael Hall | Feature
That was the recipe for this year’s South by Southwest Music and Media Conference. Here’s how it all cooked up.
May 1, 1997 | by Jason Cohen | Feature
In the years before anyone had heard of Woodstock or Altamont, teenagers across Texas started bands in their parents’ garages, banging out earnest rock songs on cheap equipment and hoping to hit it big at the local skating rink or VFW post. For some, those dreams won’t fade away.
March 1, 2010 | by Michael Hall | Feature
He was, for a while, and look what happened: Today one of the great songwriters in the alternative-rock universe is a 44-year-old manic-depressive living with his parents in Waller. And the worst thing about it is, he’s about to be famous again.
February 1, 2005 | by Michael Hall | Feature