Music

That’ll Be the Frames

Nov 6, 2014 By Lonn Taylor

Buddy Holly’s trademark black-rimmed glasses were a key part of his public persona. But he was too blind to see it that way at first.

Phantom of the Opry House

Mar 20, 2014 By John Spong

Sixteen photographs of some of the cooler moments of Austin history, as taken by Scott Newton, the longtime official photographer of “Austin City Limits.”

Going Secular at SXSW

Mar 19, 2014 By Maurice Chammah

The band Gungor is using the festival to broaden its fan base outside the churches where it made its name. Can it escape the stigma of Christian rock without alienating its devoted followers?

On Tour With the Sex Pistols

Jan 29, 2014 By John Spong

In 1978 Punk magazine sent photographer Roberta Bayley to Texas to chronicle the band’s tour through the South. Her photos of the two Texas shows capture the surreal collision of two radically different cultures.

My First Willie

Jan 15, 2014 By Jason Cohen

Somehow I lived in Texas more than twenty years without seeing Willie Nelson. This had to end.

Quesada, Sera

Nov 19, 2013 By Andy Langer

The founder of the Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasma is striking out on his own. For his next act, will he remake Latin music again?

13 Rules For Having Fun At SXSW

Mar 14, 2013 By Jason Cohen

It's already two days into SXSW Music. It's crowded. The schedule app is overwhelming. But the festival is what you make of it. 13 personal rules from Texas Monthly Senior Editor Jason Cohen, whose first SXSW was in 1991