Contributor and Contributing Editor to <i>No Depression Magazine</i>, 1996 - 2008, and author of the second longest article ever published there, Peter's Alejandro Escovedo "Artist of the Year" story having edged out my Dolly Parton cover by a hair. (Imagine smiley face, here.) A likely contentious discussion over beers might be whether I'm ahead, now, with the Gelb piece clocking in at more than 9,000 words. That discussion would not be had with me. Congratulations all on the anniversaries and revivals! And good luck with all your future endeavors. Note that despite what this system says, I am in Tucson, AZ, and not Phoenix, which I fled right after high school.
Robbie Fulks’ comments were provided at my request via e-mail. I knew that he has long been a fan of Jackson’s music. In fact, he has for years been working on putting out a tribute album to Jackson and has […]
Photo by Mark A. Martinez It was a stunning Wilco show here in Tucson last night at Centennial Hall. I haven’t seen them in too, too long. How they’ve grown! I think they’re headed for the stratosphere. They’ve got the […]
It’s taken some time, but I think I finally found a referent for the Avett Brothers, at least for the live energy and spirit. It’s The Old 97s. At Tucson’s Rialto Theatre last night the whole room was charged in […]
Damien Jurado played Club Congress last night and I’d been looking forward to it for a week, so I was really irritated to find that I just wasn’t in a singer-songwriter mood. At all. The club was only about half […]
So what’s new with the versatile Ms. Varagona? She’s probably still most widely known for playing saxophone with Lambchop, but she’s produced two CDs of her own music, and has sat in with Elf Power, Steve Wynn, Bobby Bare Jr., […]
Many folks, often with a sigh of relief, considered Carried To Dust a return to form for Calexico after 2006’s Garden Ruin. Certainly the signals are there: cover art by Victor Gastellum, recording at Wavelab Studios, production by Calexico with […]
Does Vic Chesnutt apologize wherever he goes? Or was there some embarrassment last time he came to town? At the brink of launching their set, Chesnutt signaled for Elf Power to hold back as he riffed, solo, a musical apology: […]
Whatever other factors may have contributed to the recent collapse of mail-order distributor Miles of Music, it’s hard not to see it simply as more detritus of the ongoing fireworks display of options for music consumers colorful, exciting, changing almost […]
It’s a dark romance that Cuchillo plies with Israel Marco’s supple guitar swooning and delicate fills. And it’s as alluring as parts unknown. Mystical seascapes give way to desert drones; a lolling drum tattoo may yield to the snaps of […]
Thousands thronged Las Ramblas and strolled the ancient blind alleys among the sepulchral stone walls of the Barri Gotic as the final night of the Barcelona Accio Musical (BAM) played out on the eve of the citywide Merce holiday. Every […]
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