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Spoon at a Fork

Apr 1, 2004 By John Spong

According to Time, the Austin rock-pop trio Spoon "just might be your next favorite band." But Britt Daniel and the boys have been burned by such pronouncements before, so this time they’re carefully considering their options—and, as always, putting their music first.

A Long, Strange Trip

Dec 1, 2001 By Michael Hall

The life of Roky Erickson——one of the most influential Texas rock and rollers of all time——has 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.

Quick-Change Artist

Sep 30, 1996 By Keith Kachtick

So what if consistency is the hallmark of the record business? As the chameleonlike career of Darden Smith suggests, you can go your own way.

Word of Mouth

Apr 1, 1995 By Jason Cohen

Never mind the bullocks, here’s Sincola: An Austin band tries to live up to the hype.

O Janis

Sep 30, 1992 By Robert Draper

Janis Joplin’s life was about music, rebellion, and excess—but she was influenced most by her tormented relationship with the people and spirit of Port Arthur.