Live Show Review: The Band Of Heathens

Twenty minutes before showtime, the stage at the Basement East was already ensconced by fans waiting for The Band of Heathens. In the Nashville music scene, where being fashionably late is the norm and tour managers often usher a lurking… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 2/24/17

Aaron Watson – Vaquero For the uninitiated, there’s country, and then, there’s Texas country. Veteran music-maker Aaron Watson‘s latest release, Vaquero, is a beautiful example of just that; between the radio-friendly tracks on the ambitious 16-song stunner are the real gems–songs like “They… Continue Reading

Interview: Chase Gassaway

“Music is all I’ve ever done, I’ve never known anything different,” says Austin-based Americana artist Chase Gassaway, who grew up singing in church choir, playing cello and trombone, and who taught himself how to play guitar and keys, all before… Continue Reading

“Nervousness Fangs” – New Music from Will Johnson

Prolific Austin songwriter and Grammy contender Will Johnson has unleashed “Nervousness Fangs”, his first since his 2016 Record Store Day 7″ single, “Inclined”; the ethereally rootsy home-recording is getting an official release through Johnson’s longtime label home Misra Records. He’s hitting… Continue Reading

Review: “Honky Tonk Heaven: The Legend of the Broken Spoke”

From the small stage with the low ceiling at the last of the true Texas dance halls, honky tonk legend Dale Watson sings, “On the south side of Austin/Every Texan knows/If you wanna two-step/Go find The Broken Spoke”— and filmmakers… Continue Reading