Music

A Fanboy’s Notes

Feb 23, 2017 By John Spong

Spoon is my favorite band. Spoon has a new album out. It is my favorite Spoon album. That is all.

The Underdog’s on Top

Feb 23, 2017 By Andrew Roush

Country singer Aaron Watson wears denim, loves two-steppin', and sings about bluebonnets without irony. Which gets him little attention in Nashville—but plenty of love everywhere else.

The Sons Also Rise

Jan 24, 2017 By Andy Langer

At his peak, Emilio Navaira was known as the King of Tejano and the Garth Brooks of Texas. Now, months after his death, two of his children are following in his footsteps with a little help from Sting.

The Checklist

Dec 21, 2016 By Texas Monthly

What to read, watch, listen to, and look at to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.   

The Checklist

Oct 19, 2016 By Texas Monthly

What to watch, listen to, and read this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.

The Redneck Tenor

Oct 19, 2016 By Michael Hardy

The acclaimed opera singer Jay Hunter Morris has traveled the globe, performing Wagner, Puccini, and Bizet. And yet he still feels like a hick from Paris, Texas.

The Checklist

Sep 21, 2016 By Texas Monthly

What to read, listen to, watch, and look at this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.