To conclude: Susan Cowsill and the Watson Twins sang "September Gurls," with the remains of Big Star playing loose and beautiful all around them. It shouldn't have happened; most of what happens shouldn't. In life, as with music, we only get so much say.
Alex Chilton's passing just days before Big S ... More >>
The Loop will be bumping tonight. First up, the Bottle Rockets is doing a two-night stand at the Duck Room, tonight and tomorrow night. Both shows start at 9 p.m., Otis Gibbs is opening each night and tickets are $15. (Nope, the shows aren't yet sold out.) Judging by the band's opening set before th ... More >>
Roy KastenOtis GibbsSaturday afternoon at SXSW 2009 started early this year, with the second of the 10th annual Twangfest and KDHX parties at Jovita's (disclosure: I'm a KDHX programmer and Twangfest volunteer), and Nashville-based songwriter Otis Gibbs, whose protest sing-a-longs, earthy folk and b ... More >>