HALLO FREAKIN’

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! Freakin Weekend VI is coming on fast, and it’s finally time to drop some of the bands you can expect to see this year.  First, a few updates for you, angels of the Weekend – the dates of the weekend will be a bit later this year – March…

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THE RUNDOWN – 2.9.2015 – 2.15.2015

Love is in the air, and it’s killing my sinuses. Let’s see here…Faux Ferocious and King Bitch are at Betty’s tonight, Night Train to Nashville soulsters The Valentines are at 3rd and Lindsley tomorrow, Daniel Bachman is at the Stone Fox on Wednesday while the Unruly Factions folks are hosting a show at the End,…

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THE RUNDOWN – 2.2.2015 – 2.8.2015

Detroit legend Danny Kroha is at the Basement tonight, there’s a punk show at 1705 Stewart on Wednesday but Bobby Bare and Bobby Osborne will be both be at Station Inn that same night if old school Nashville is your bag, Friday brings good shows at the Basement and Pussy Palace, and Saturday is the big Fort Houston birthday…

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THE RUNDOWN – 1.26.2015 – 2.1.2015

Especially solid week ahead!! Our #1 homeboy William Tyler is opening for Loretta Lynn and Jack White at Bridgestone on Wednesday (what??!!?!?!?!?!?!), Quichenight’s playing at Queen Ave. on Thursday, there’s a big ol’ pizza/skateboard party at Two Boots on Friday with Western Meds, Ranch Ghost, King Bitch, and more, Saturday is TIKI CITY at Stone…

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THE RUNDOWN – 1.19.2015 – 1.25.2015

Relatively slow week around these parts, but there are still kicks to begets. There’s a Numero Group party at the Stone Fox tomorrow, Slanted is playing at the End on Wednesday, Hans Condor is at the Stone Fox on Friday, Music Band’s playing a free show on Saturday, there’s a metal show that same night at…

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SIT IN THE PRESENCE OF A FRIEND

A twin master of songwriting and guitar playing, Michael Chapman was quick to earn his spot in the echelon of the British folk elite. By 1971, he had already released two records on Harvest [home to Syd Barrett, Kevin Ayers, and the Pretty Things], and he set out to record his third with producer Gus Dudgeon [known for his work…

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THE RUNDOWN – 1.12.2015 – 1.18.2015

Got some shows coming around. There’s the aforementioned Alan Lomax’s American Patchwork at the Stone Fox on Wednesday, Dan Tyler’s Listening Room Experience at the same place one night later, Friday brings good shows at Rat Snake Lodge and Betty’s, and Saturday is the last SPACE IS THE PLACE for some time. Get out there-…

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STEP INTO THE HIGH LIFE

Even the most preliminary search into American folk music, be it old-time, blues, country, gospel, or otherwise, will lead you straight to the Lomax family. John Lomax and his sons Alan and John Lomax Jr. played a fundamental role in the documentation and archiving of American music and culture, and they did it for the…

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