For the music of Gram Parsons, Jason and the Scorchers, Uncle Tupelo, Blue Mountain, The Jayhawks and other practioners of the craft

Location: Alt.Country and beyond. . . .
No Depression Community Members: 349
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

Americana and Roots Music Forum - No Depression

What Happened to Country Music? 7 Replies

Started by Tears of the Moosechaser. Last reply by Glenn Overstreet Jan 2.

Austin City Limits TV announces 35th season 7 Replies

Started by Jeff from NH. Last reply by Craig Young May 25, 2010.

Jason and the Scorchers 3 Replies

Started by David Shaw. Last reply by Kevin Oliver Mar 9, 2010.

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of NoDepressionAltCountry to add comments!

Comment by Linda Ray on July 26, 2009 at 1:46am
You know, if all 91 of us nodepressionaltcountry members were hanging out in a bar, tonight, I bet we'd find something to say to each other. What music have you seen or listened to this weekend? So far, my weekend's a bust. I never made it out to Girl in a Coma last night b/c I was too beat from doing yard work. Then the band I went out to see tonight cancelled. I still have The Album Leaf to look forward to on Monday, at least!
Comment by Mike McAfee on July 24, 2009 at 6:51am
check out this new richmond fontaine video made by film maker, brad beenders:
Comment by RICHARD SUMMERSCALES on July 22, 2009 at 3:01pm
I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the new Son Volt album but alas me and Wilco seem to have have grown apart over the last few years. This possibly coincides with the time when Jay Bennett left the band.
Comment by Mike McAfee on July 14, 2009 at 10:33am
I love the new Son Volt. It's a great time for new music -- Son Volt, Dino Jr., Patterson Hood and Wilco are dominating my iPod. But the new one from Richmond Fontaine (We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River) is the masterpiece of the year. Willy Vlautin is an amazing artist. His new novel (#3), Lean On Pete, will be out soon.
Comment by Linda Ray on July 8, 2009 at 12:23pm
Further details of the Rialto's status in the wake of the City Council meeting yesterday are here.
Comment by Linda Ray on July 7, 2009 at 8:30pm
Here's an update on the Rialto Theatre, cross-posted from my blog:

UPDATE: The City Council met today and didn't solve a thing, despite all your efforts, for which all of us music fans thank you very, very much. Here's the summary from Curtis McCrary, who manages and books the Rialto:

"The Rialto remains in crisis. The City Council voted to take three months to negotiate an agreement with all interested parties at the table, and have an appraisal done, during which time we'd pay DTDC $4500 in rent/month for the spaces. (The Council also voted that the Rialto would have to pay $7500 for the appraisal that would have to be done so that the City could consider whether and how it might pay the owners a fair market rate for the disputed space. That's how condemnation works under eminent domain.) We now understand that DTDC (the owners/developers of the Rialto block) is proceeding with eviction anyway, so barring some other intervention, we're out on our asses come Monday."

Curtis goes on to clarify that the City will still own the theatre proper, but the Rialto Foundation will have some difficulty operating it without the disputed space. He says "We're out of the back building (green room, our office, and storage) and our concessions storage space in 316 E. Congress that we intend to ultimately use for new bathrooms. It will make it very hard for us to operate. We will press on. We're just stunned at the level of bad faith."

There is no indication, yet, from the Rialto, whether bookings after the July 13 eviction date will be affected. These include Los Lonely Boys 8/17, Steve Earle 8/18, and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers 8/29. For the complete schedule of upcoming shows at the Rialto, click here. You'll see that it's a pretty remarkable mix, with something for nearly every popular music fan.

By the way, The Rialto under its current management has been ranked one of the top 100 venues in the U. S.
Comment by Linda Ray on July 6, 2009 at 10:36pm
Son Volt! Got it! Lots of good stuff on this one, including a refrain that's been stuck in my mind since first listen: "Love is a fog and you stumble/Every step you make."

Your thoughts?
Comment by Linda Ray on June 29, 2009 at 7:41pm

Hey has anybody heard the new Son Volt that's coming out on July 7? What are your thoughts on it?
Comment by Janice Brooks on June 29, 2009 at 7:19pm
I'm glad I had enough good live music to distract me from the M J coverage.
Hope you saw my Kill Nashville POP banner on Facebook. It got a mention in Friday's ROMP coverage
I did get to see the home of a true legend Bill Monroe
Comment by Bob "Stormcrow" Sanders on June 27, 2009 at 9:17am
Honestly, I was "over" the Michael Jackson thing about 20 years ago - when he started carving up his face. I think his cosmetic surgeons should be beaten with a big stick. And if it turns out his "Dr. Feelgood" was feeding him pain-killers that killed him we should find a prison cell for that dude! Talk about malpractice! Yikes! (re.: Elvis.)
All in all, a very sad story. The "King of Pop", the king of wierd, the king of self-indulgence. R.I.P.

Members (349)



If you enjoy this site please consider helping us with a small donation!

Don't like PayPal? Mail a check to: No Depression, 460 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94108

When you shop at Amazon please enter through this search box and No Depression receives a referral fee



Created by No Depression Feb 17, 2009 at 9:06pm. Last updated by No Depression Sep 24, 2012.