pop & rock

Still ZZ After All These Years

Jan 21, 2013 By Joe Nick Patoski

So what if they’re not cranking out hits and selling out concerts the way they used to? After nearly three decades, no one makes better blues rock than ZZ Top.

CD and Book Reviews

Apr 30, 1997 By Texas Monthly

Hot CDs Abra Moore’s wispy, quivering voice works hard to be heard among the loud, rude guitars of Strangest Places (Arista/Austin). It’s a far cry from her earlier, softer work with Poi Dog Pondering and as a solo artist. Even when she falters, the Austinite’s transformation into a rocker adds…

Pace on Earth

Dec 1, 1996 By Alexandra Biesada

If you’ve seen a Kiss concert, a truck and tractor pull, or Miss Saigon recently, you can thank Houston’s Pace Entertainment for the privilege—and for the price you paid.

He Writes the Songs

Dec 1, 1996 By Joe Nick Patoski

Though Jerry Lynn Williams is practically unheard of outside the industry, stars like Eric Clapton know him as one of the best tunesmiths anywhere.

Golden Oldie

Nov 1, 1996 By John Morthland

After playing for years in relative obscurity, 57-year-old Ronnie Dawson is the latest cult hero in the cultish world of rockabilly.

LaFave Rave

Jul 31, 1995 By Jan Reid

Jimmy LaFave’s great new CD might propel him from Austin to the big time—if that were what he wanted.

Our Fair Lady

Jul 31, 1995 By Jamie Fields

Texan Jerry Hall is a successful model, the mother of three healthy kids, the wife of a rich, sexy, world-famous rock star. She’s also quite refined. Or is she? Eliza Doolittle, meet your match.