Michelle Obama won't be running for president, but she'll be working on her causes outside the White House.
The Austin-based singer-songwriter has a sad, lovely ballad for your Monday.
The sad, but triumphant post-rock band from Austin is the latest group to find their music in the hands of politicians.
The Dallas-based rockers bring a banjo to a guitar-rock fight.
The alt-country stalwarts mourn a friend with the ballad ”All Nighter.”
The Austin-based blues musician brings the coffeehouse soul in an exclusive song premiere.
After a short run of festival dates in 2012, the El Paso rock heroes return with new music and a world tour.
The video premiere of Daniel Eyes & The Vibes' "Dessert Cocaine."
Is there anything she can’t do?
The singer put the word ”sex” onstage and is reported to have consumed some type of alcohol during his performance.
The quixotic Dallas music icon takes on Drake, New Edition, and your cell phone addiction.
The Dallas indie rock heroes ended their hiatus in 2013, but held off on releasing new music until it was perfect.
Took ’em long enough, but the Library of Congress awarded Willie Nelson the Gershwin Prize.
The rising Austin musician caps her big year with a little Iron Butterfly.
King Kunta brings his A-game to a taping of the flagship PBS music show.
Definitely one of the finer hip hop odes to Texas’s junior senator.
An exclusive premiere of the rising Austin band’s new video.
How the Houston-based writer went from ”this sounds super f—ing boring” to the author of a new book.
”Put your H's in the air if you with it, mane.”
A one-take music video from an Austin duo for your melancholy Monday mood.
”Anybody who sees the video, they get a little taste of Luckenbach. At least they learn how to two-step, anyway.”
After ten years out of the game, Black is back. Get an advance listen to two tracks from the new album, On Purpose.
With Fernando A. Flores’ short story collection and the forthcoming documentary shining new light on the RGV punk scene, let’s take an audio tour.
Never a dull week for music in Texas.
The Austin-by-way-of-Wichita Falls singer-songwriter brings an aching melody to a song about inhabiting your youth.
Getting ”Lucky” doesn’t sound like much of a plan in Lott’s voice.
The Turnpike Troubadours may not be from Texas, but they get here as often as they can—the next nine dates of the band’s fall tour include a whopping seven performances in Texas, including in off-the-beaten-path towns like Belton and Brenham (as well as the expected gigs in Austin, Houston, and Dallas,…
He’s not Kinky, he’s “The Loneliest Man I Ever Met."
The singer-songwriter brings a song he didn't write to a Ted Hawkins tribute album.
The Austin folk-punk trio have a twangy take on change, aging, and gentrification that's equal parts Neil Young and your bitter uncle.
Texas’s favorite octogenarian looks like a spring chicken next to his longest-tenured roadie.
A new song from Austin’s indie pop quartet looks at life, time’s passage, and starting over in a new song from their new EP.
The City of Austin Music Office commissioned a survey of 4,000 people in the city’s music industry to learn what reality is like as a musician in the Live Music Capital of the World. What they found stinks.
There is something weird going on in Christoval ISD.
Standard-fare ACL acts like the Foo Fighters and the Strokes are joined by Drake, The Weeknd, Alabama Shakes, A$AP Rocky, and more.
P.J. Proby is still here.
Dallas Observer music editor Jeff Gage published a weird paragraph last year in reference to how a female punk singer looked—and Gawker is still holding his feet to the fire for it.
The patron saint of Houston hip-hop took to Reddit to answer questions from fans about his Rice course, religion, Houston restaurants, what’s hot in Texas hip-hop, and more. Here are some of the highlights.
Even academics know what there is to learn from La Reina de Tex-Mex.
A fond rememberance of Kent Finlay, the founder of Cheatham Street Warehouse and the “Godfather of Texas songwriters.”
Ben Dorcy, who turns 90 next month, has been a roadie since 1950, and in that time has worked with Willie, Waylon, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Jerry Jeff, Randy Rogers, Jack Ingram, . . . well, you get the idea.
Genuine music history is about to be made.
A short documentary by Rolling Stone, narrated by Woody Harrelson, affirms how essential the Martin classical guitar is to Willie Nelson’s sound and persona.
When it came time to determine the winner of the “Album of the Year” award, Queen Bey found herself a runner-up to the latest album from alt-rocker Beck. How is that even possible?
Austin’s Hello Caller brings a jangly, shuffling beat to the singles series from startup label Violent Films.
In their sixties Houston-based prime, the music of Bobby “Blue” Bland and his musical director Joe Scott was every bit as good as that of Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle.
Cross Canadian Ragweed, Reckless Kelly, and Micky and the Motorcars members join forces for a song that pays tribute to a “member of [their] musical family.”
A highly subjective list of our favorite songs of the year.
When Little Joe died last month, Houston lost a link to its rich blues history.
Willie Nelson and Dan Rather, two longtime friends, talk about music, politics, and longevity in their businesses.