Review: Old 97’s & Waylon Jennings

A curiosity for fans of Ole Hoss and the younger upstarts, but a worthwhile one. The two finished studio tracks (produced by John Croslin)...

Review: The Jones Family Singers – The Spirit Speaks

The biggest challenge for a gospel recording is to take the call-and-response dynamic that can blow the roof off a church and transfer that intensity to the comparative sterility of the studio.

Review: Wiretree – Get Up

Wiretree’s fourth release is pure power-pop pleasure: clean harmonies, crisp acoustic guitars, shimmering synths and infinitely hummable choruses. It’s light fare, to be sure,...

Q & A: Gary P. Nunn

The former Cosmic Cowboy — and the man responsible for the Austin City Limits theme song — is turning his attention to Western Swing. BY COY PRATHER

Review: Emile Millar

There are a lot of Emile Millars out there, versatile guys on the working-class end of the music business, grinding it out on the road between production gigs, landing their songs on TV shows and movies in Hollywood and occasionally making it back to Austin to knock out an EP as good as Millar’s latest solo project.

Review: The Reynolds Number

Some bands are much more Beatles than Stones, and then much more McCartney than Lennon. It’s a long line of heart-on-the-sleeve nice-guy rock that runs through Coldplay and the Fray and doesn’t lose much steam in the hands of young Austin band the Reynolds Number.

Spotlight On… Wild Moccasins

The Post-punk pop rockers have conquered Houston. Next stop, the world. by WILLIAM MICHAEL SMITH

Hip-Hop By Numbers

A LEGENDARY TEXAS rapper — and Rice University guest lecturer — has scored his most unlikely hit yet, not with a new single or mixtape but with a coloring book we reported was in the works a year ago.

There Goes the Blues

THE HOUSTON BLUES COMMUNITY was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Texas Johnny (John Riley) Brown on July 1. Brown, 85, succumbed to lung and liver cancer complications.

Review: Black Joe Lewis – Electric Slave

Backed by horns and a balls-out rock ’n’ roll rhythm section, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears exploded onto the Austin scene sometime in 2007.