For my continuing series of 10 questions for bands, I recently emailed Vaden Todd Lewis and Taz Bentley of Burden Brothers. These guys used to be with Toadies and the Rev. Horton Heat. The guys graciously responded to my questions and Swizzle-Stick gladly opted to post the interview. You can read it by clicking here. […]
Entries from March 2003
March 28th, 2003 · Comments Off on Burden Brothers, Love is “indie” air
March 26th, 2003 · Comments Off on All?s Fair in Love & War
With all the talk about the war in Iraq, I thought I?d throw my hat in the ring with a discussion of two of my favorite albums from the Eighties, The Cult?s Love and U2?s War.
The Cult?s 1985 album, Love, stands today (in my humble opinion) as their greatest work. Sure, everyone by now has […]
March 19th, 2003 · Comments Off on A Hushdrop A Day…
Every once in a while, I’ll come across a great band that no one (more or less) has ever heard of. And while I have no doubt that there are a great many bands in practically every city in the world, due to the state of the music industry–or, in some cases, the state of […]
March 13th, 2003 · Comments Off on Bass In Your Face!
Some friends and I saw Godspeed You Black Emperor (insert the exclamation point wherever you like these days) play a sold out show last night at Engine Room in Houston.
The Washington Post review I read yesterday was pretty much dead on–the show was dark, the music slow and eerie (was amazing actually), the band sat […]
March 13th, 2003 · Comments Off on I Heard a Rumor
Someone who works for satan told me last night that there is a rumor that Blur will be playing in Austin tonight during South By Southwest.
For those lucky enough to attend the festival, one show not to miss is Saturday’s performance by Local H. Saturday, March 15 at 1:00 a.m. at Steamboat (110 E. Riverside). […]
March 12th, 2003 · Comments Off on South By Due East
There is a real alternative to Austin’s South By Southwest music festival–check out South By Due East, Houston’s “alternative answer to the mainstream industry dominated SXSW Festival.”
It bills itself as “a different kind of showcase for a different kind of city.” Judging from the lineup, they’re on the mark with that description.
The live music […]
March 12th, 2003 · Comments Off on Godspeed! You! Black! Emperor! (Say it like William Shatner, it just sounds funny)
Well, I will finally see Godspeed You! Black Emperor live tonight. I’ve wanted to see them live for a few years now, ever since a friend discovered them as a result of Amazon.com‘s “People who bought this also bought this” feature. A lot of the great music I have found out about lately has been […]
March 8th, 2003 · Comments Off on Welcome to the Rodeo baby, you’re gonna die…
The 2003 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is in town right now. In its wake it will leave the city with memories of performances by George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Julio Iglesias, Martina McBride, Robert Earl Keen, Lee Ann Womack and Cross Canadian Ragweed, Toby Keith, Clay Walker, Clint Black, Jerry Jeff Walker, Brooks […]