One Man’s Trash

Where others see trash, Donnie Badgett sees guitars, drums and other instruments.

Q & A: The Crickets

Two Texas icons of rock ’n’ roll — Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis — recall their bandmate and friend, Buddy Holly, on the 60th anniversary of his death and reflect on their careers. BY COY PRATHER

Pioneers: Not Fade Away

Sixty years on, the pain of Feb. 3, 1959, remains. BY COY PRATHER

The Musical Roots of Lindale, Miranda Lambert’s Hometown

Miranda Lambert helped put Lindale, Texas, on the map. Now, the small East Texas town has been certified as a music friendly community. BY CASSANDRA LANCE-MARTINEZ

‘Music Freq’ Jim Lewin creates FreqSho to Navigate SXSW

Austin entrepreneur Jim Lewin channels his passion for live music into the ultimate music discovery platform.

Master Of The Two-Row Button Accordion

Santiago Jiménez Jr., brother of Flaco Jiménez, was praised “for expanding the horizon of American music. He has helped spread traditional conjunto music, blending the sounds and cultures of south Texas and Mexico. His lively melodies performed on the two-row button accordion have captivated audiences around the world.”

Texas Tales: Tejano Idol

On a shoestring budget, the Austin Tejano Music Coalition fights to preserve the genre with its Tejano Idol competition. They sell tamales to fund the event. BY CESAR E LOPEZ-LINARES

Q & A: Jon Dee Graham

One of Austin’s most literate songwriters opens up about self-destruction, the inevitability of change and — on his new EP — ditching the Jon Dee persona. BY GEOFFREY HIMES

Spotlight On… A Giant Dog

THE MACABRE AUSTIN ROCKERS FORGO SWEET SENTIMENT FOR DARKER TONES by DARRYL SMYERS