Some will always question, or maybe even feel threatened by the diversity that seems to be attracted by underground country shows. I for one have always been amazed, mesmerized, proud, and humbled by that same diversity. That diversity, in the crowds, in the music, in ourselves, is the true strength of the insurgent roots movement, it it our ace in the hole. It is the badge of our open-mindedness. And it is beautiful.
In 2004, a legendary underground punk band called The Murder Junkies made a whistle stop in Austin, TX at a venue called Emo’s. The Murder Junkies became the backing band for the most infamous man in rock n roll ever, Mr. GG Allin. GG died shortly after, and at the time of the Murder Junkies 2004 stop in Austin, filling in as frontman for GG was a man named JB Beverley. It was the first time The Murder Junkies had played Austin in 12 years.
For the modern day underground country fan, going to a Hank III show is a no brainer. Even if you’ve gotten sideways with his recent sound, you go. It’s Hank III. It is the one show you make sure to catch that year. And you see people you haven’t seen since that last Hank III […]
Perfect hair is an unattainable goal for many Americans. Forget about genetics for a moment, and just think about the wide varying humidity and barometric pressure that we can experience here in the United States. It can wreak havoc on even the most ideal head of God given locks. And then all those hair products, […]
With all the hubbub last week with new releases and news, I had little time to talk about Big John Cash, who had a birthday, and a posthumous release of American VI: Ain’t No Grave. But when Friday came, I got to leave the laptop behind, and head down to Austin to focus on The […]
2010, Austin, Earle Pool Ball, Emo's, Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash Bash, Lucky Tubb, Outlaw Magazine, Roger Wallace, Rowdy Radio, Rowdy Tijmes, The Band in Black, The Derailers, The Skeletons, WS Fluke Holland
Well Hank III is finally on the road again- you can check tour dates HERE. According to the reviews coming in the band sounds great! houstonpress.com has a 25 picture slideshow of his show at the Meridian on Tue 2/17 that you can view HERE. Here’s a couple gooduns: “Read savingcountrymusic.com or I’ll come out […]
Well. My plan for the Holidays was to be back home in Texas, but after foul weather and flight cancellations, it looks like I’ll be celebrating the birth of baby Jeebus in the not-so-festive Free Hank III hideout, and hoping the sweet and sour pork in the steam plate at the China Panda is fresh. […]
Albuquerque, Austin, Bob Wayne, Bob Wayne and the Outlaw Carnies, Emo's, Ft. Worth, Hank III, House of Blues, Houston, Jakes, Jessica Simpson, Las Vegas, Lubbock, Meridian, New Orleans, Ozzy Osbourne, San Diego, Sunshine Theater, Tempe, The Marque