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SXSW day parties (Austin American-Statesman)
It used to be the mantra of the first morning at South by Southwest: "Where are all the cool parties?" Everybody would hit town knowing of one or two soirees where the free booze flowed and the gratis chow was spread out on tables, but they'd have to ask around to get a more complete picture.
Weekender ? Country clubs calendar for Feb. 16-22 (San Antonio Express-News)
Stories and features on music
John Goodspeed: Rodeo isn't the only place to catch music (San Antonio Expres...
It's already the last weekend for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo? Well, if you're rodeoed out, there's plenty to do. And if you're not, the rodeo still offers a lot.
Gruene Hall opens doors to Valentine dates (The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung)
If you still haven?t decided what to get your sweetheart by today, here?s a suggestion. Pick up a dozen roses, take her out to a nice dinner and then swing by Gruene Hall for a special free Valentine?s Sweethearts Dance featuring Tracie Lynn.
What Do You Do When Nashville Isn't Making "Real" Country Music? (Blogcritics...
Okay, so if you?re anything like me, when you hear the words country music, your stomach tightens up and you reflexively control a gag. Not because you hate country music, far from it, you?re just pretty damn sure what they play on so-called country radio and what seems to be coming out of Nashville these days is about as far from country music as, say, Hank Williams, Sr. is to heavy metal. ...
NASHVILLE SKYLINE: Dale Watson Secedes From Country Music (cmt.com)
So, maverick country traditionalist Dale Watson is seceding from country music?
Singer doesn't want band to be associated with country music (Purdue Exponent)
He is dropping the "Lone Stars" from his name because he doesn't want to be associated with what country music means today. Singer Dale Watson is playing at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Lafayette Brew Co., 622 Main St., Lafayette, with a sound inspired by Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.
Ready, set, GO! (Journal and Courier)
Following an amazing set with Alejandro Escovedo on Nov. 2, Friends of Bob live music co-op has hit another home run with tonight's big show featuring Dale Watson and his Lone Stars. Watson is one of the leading voices for 21st century country music.
Four days in the City (Nashville City Paper)
The New Orleans ensemble Galactic has been reconfiguring and updating that city?s trademark funk, R&B, blues and jazz sounds since the early ?90s, when guitarist Jeff Raines and bassist Robert Mercurio relocated from Washington, D.C. to the Crescent City.
COVER STORY: Comments From the Critics (Nashville Scene)
If The Long Way Home ultimately buckled under the weight of its own history, it still had some great songs (many co-written with Midwestern blue-state rock dudes Gary Louris and Dan Wilson) and loads of unassailable chutzpah.
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