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  • Five questions for Derek Trucks

    Five questions for Derek Trucks
    If you're a music fan of a certain age — say, perhaps, 41 — it may strike you as a bit disconcerting to listen to Derek Trucks talk about his kids. For there's a good chance that the first time you heard Trucks' name, he was an 11-year-old headlining act with an uncle in the Allman Brothers Band and an alarming talent for playing the blues. What the kid lacked in experience, he made up for in soul, favoring the slide-guitar style of his hero Duane Allman and none of the screaming, over-the-top theatrics typical of many young guitarists.
  • Still rolling on the river

    Still rolling on the river
    These days, Dar Lopez approaches the Riverwalk Blues and Music Festival with a degree of humility. It's rooted, perhaps, in the organizer's abiding respect for the event's late founder, Don Cohen, who inaugurated the all-day party in the parking lot of...

    There will be noise: Hearing Damage, a.k.a. the Rat Opera, celebrates the loud life of Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra

    Rob Elba┬áis grinning, so the offer at first seems like a joke. “Do you want earplugs?” he asks. “Do I need them?” The grin widens. “You’re going to need them.” In the upstairs, high-ceilinged rehearsal...

    At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears

    At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears
    The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn't look like anything special. On the southeast corner of the roads is H Town Custom Wheels. Across DeSoto to the west is Beer & Bud Mart, which faces a Church's Chicken stand. Immediately to the...

    Austin: Texas capital offers far more than SXSW

    Austin: Texas capital offers far more than SXSW
    AUSTIN, Texas — As you read this, Austin's South by Southwest festival is over for 2012. The "Welcome SXSW!" signs have been peeled from club facades, movie marquees, hotels and gas stations. The handbills advertising movies, bands and the newest...