Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
Hard Rock Live, Hollywood
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Better Than: A cold beer, a shot of whiskey, and a good cry.
All the old outlaws are only getting older.
Last night, though, the Red-Headed Stranger and the Okie From Muskogee proved that they might be wizened ge ... More >>
You wonder: What's that thrashing?
The sky is dark. The fields have gone silent. But there's a bonfire off in the distance, surrounded by vaguely human shapes and a furious funnel of sound -- acoustic axe, banjo, cello, upright bass, mouth organ.
This is the middle of nowhere and you've just s ... More >>
Last week, Crossfade got so stoked about Dick Dale's Sunday night surf rock party at the Vagabond that we restrung our Strats, waxed our boards, and called the King's cell to talk "Hank Williams, big waves, ukeleles, lions, tigers, leopards, Latino tunes, and how to make people's ears bleed."
To ... More >>
Warning: Just five minutes with 74-year-old surf rocker Dick Dale and his infamous Fender Strat could cause spilled Mai Tais, random outbreaks of retro dance moves (e.g. the Swim or Splashin' Round), and lifelong hearing loss.
But that doesn't mean Dick's a brutal dude. In fact, he's basically ... More >>
Photo by Edvill, via Wikimedia CommonsWith Frank Turner and LuceroThe Fillmore Miami BeachSaturday, November 13, 2010Better than: An '80s punk show in a burned-out dive bar in East L.A.
Some genres are built for longevity, but you wouldn't think punk rock would be one of 'em. The hard-charging e ... More >>
Burly, bearded Zac Brown and his band play Sunset Cove Amphitheatre on Saturday. The highlight of the evening will likely be a beer-drenched, sing along performance of his fiddle-laced, pleasantly simple and patriotic country smash "Chicken Fried." It's a fun little ditty that got me thinking about ... More >>
Buddy Guy plays the Arsht Center.Blues badass Buddy Guy -- along with Big Easy piano man Dr. John -- performs Friday at the Knight Concert Hall at the Arsht Center. A huge influence on Eric Clapton and countless others, Guy continues to elate audience members with his guitar heroics at the g ... More >>
Jennings and KellerAs The Universe Unfoldsjenningsandkeller.comAs the owner and proprietor of Homestead's late, lamented Main Street Café, Laurie Jennings (uh, the musician, not the anchor lady) was adept at entertaining her guests with covers of well-worn classics from the Americana songbook.  ... More >>
via myspace.com/rufuswainwrightRufus Wainwright did his dad proudNotes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing weekly on Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee Zimmerman shares insights and observations on how music continues to connect with the weirdness of ... More >>
Buy a ticket for a Hank Williams III show and you're probably expecting to hear a whole lot of country songs about heartbreak, good old boys, and life on the wide open plains. Show up to the Hank Williams III and Assjack show at Culture Room in July and you'll find something completely different. Al ... More >>
Neo - honky - tonker Wayne Hancock's nickname is "The Train," and though it may appear convenient to give the native Texan the moniker simply because of the Dr. Seuss-style rhyme one can play with his first name, Hancock has earned an allegiance with perhaps country music's greatest symbol of both h ... More >>