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Calendar, Night&Day Hail to the Queen

Hail to the Queen

Teenage Wanda Jackson, inspired by the spunky Western-accented sounds of Bob Wills and Hank Thompson, began her career as a country singer in the 1950s. After high school, she began to tour, often sharing the stage with Elvis Presley, who…
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Calendar, Night&Day Forget Shelter, Gimme Asylum

Forget Shelter, Gimme Asylum

Texas is a cradle of civilization. After all, the Lone Star State gave the world Bob Wills, Wes Anderson, Danny Elfman, the Butthole Surfers, and the Asylum Street Spankers. The Spankers' god wore dungarees, a spiked leather wristband, and hepcat…
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Calendar, Performance Comedy, Errors

Comedy, Errors

FRI-SAT 3/4-5 More often than not, when we think of waffling sexual preferences, we think of women (usually titillating and unfair notions of switch-hitting as seen on tequila-heavy episodes of elimiDATE and, more recently, in Marissa Cooper's absurd Sapphic plotline…
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Music, Reviewed Bart Davenport

Bart Davenport

Long gone are the days when musicians with wide-ranging tastes felt the need to stick to one style of music in order to find an audience. No longer a sin, eclecticism is now simply a challenge, one that some folks…
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Various Artists SwingWest! Volume 1: Bakersfield Volume 2: Guitar Slingers Volume 3: Western Swing Razor & Tie Who needs Nashville? California has had country-and-western know-how for more than 50 years. Take Bakersfield, hometown of Buck Owens, whose Buckaroos had a…
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Country and Midwestern

Robbie Fulks Let's Kill Saturday Night (Geffen) The Pine Valley Cosmonauts Salute the Majesty of Bob Wills, the King of Western Swing: Pioneer, Traditionalist, Avant-Gardist, Magician (Bloodshot) Son Volt Wide Swing Tremolo (Warner Bros.) Golden Smog Weird Tales (Rykodisc) Uncle…
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