rss Email Author Jessica Chapman

2008 Stories by Jessica Chapman

Archives: 2010 | 2009 | 2008
  • Eyedea & Abilities

    published December 31, 2008

    The "special guests" slated to accompany local happening hip-hop duo Eyedea & Abilities on New Year's Eve can really only mean a few things: Will... More >>

  • Har Mar Superstar

    published December 24, 2008

    You kind of have to be in the right mood to see Har Mar Superstar. That being said, if you're feeling up for ass-exposing chaps, the musical... More >>

  • The Bad Plus

    published December 24, 2008

    The Bad Plus will be breezing through town for their annual to-do at the Dakota, fresh off a jaunt around Europe and South America. Over four... More >>

  • Happy Apple

    published December 17, 2008

    Critics are all drooly over Happy Apple. If you look at the jazz trio-slash-mini supergroup's online reviews, there will only be a handful or so... More >>

  • Romantica

    published December 3, 2008

    In this economic climate, it's an especially fine testament to a band's appreciation for its fans that it puts on a free show, or, scratch that,... More >>

  • Lucero

    published December 3, 2008

    This might be an affront, but there is something very Goo Goo Dolls about the Memphis band Lucero, who are playing two nights this weekend in... More >>

  • The Gourds

    published November 5, 2008

    It's pretty openly clichéd to say Austin, Texas, hatches great music, what with class acts like Spoon, Explosions in the Sky, Okkervil... More >>

  • Fort Wilson Riot

    published November 5, 2008

    Exciting news: Fort Wilson Riot is playing every Thursday this month, save Thanksgiving, at the Hex—for free! Not only that, but the... More >>

  • Wayne "the Train" Hancock

    published October 22, 2008

    Wayne Hancock is one of the true stars of the Lone Star State. There's a popular bumper sticker in Texas that says, "I'm not from Texas but I got... More >>

  • Fleet Foxes

    published October 8, 2008

    In case you've been too busy catching up on old episodes of The Nanny or protesting the timber industry by living in one of those big trees... More >>

  • Broken Social Scene

    published October 8, 2008

    Broken Social Scene might be responsible for bringing the handclap back. Who can forget it on "Stars and Sons," from 2003's award-winning You... More >>

  • House of Mercy

    published September 24, 2008

    Spend this Sunday with House of Mercy. Errant churchgoers: Some flimsy logic might even weasel you out of your regular Sunday-morning obligations.... More >>

  • Sigur Ros

    published September 24, 2008

    This is not a trick question or a joke: How many bands does the average person know that sing primarily in a language other than their own?... More >>

  • McNally Smith River Rocks Music Festival: Ozomatli

    published September 17, 2008

    Ozomatli is one of those bands you just have to see live. If you haven't seen them before, do not miss them this time around, especially because... More >>

  • Neko Case

    published September 17, 2008

    Neko Case's voice hits you like a strong river—cool, cleansing, and fresh. It courses right through you, buoys you, and after having its way... More >>

  • Ghost in the Water

    published September 10, 2008

    Twee alert: Husband/wife team Ghost in the Water is playing this Friday. Bands composed of couples are always pretty desperately irresistible, and... More >>

  • Dale Watson

    published September 3, 2008

    Unsung country-music heavyweight Dale Watson is in town tonight, and no better place to have him than Lee's. Watson even has a song about the... More >>

  • Rage Against the Machine

    published August 27, 2008

    It's not really fair that Rage Against the Machine played a free (FREE!) show just last week in Denver during the Democratic National Convention... More >>

  • El Vez

    published August 6, 2008

    While visiting Graceland a while back and perusing bottles of Elvis "sweat" and velour playing cards and whatnot in the gift shop, I heard one... More >>

  • She & Him

    published August 6, 2008

    Zooey Deschanel is just so precious. Listening to her is sorta like the audio equivalent of watching the movie Amélie. Pair her up... More >>

  • Earlimart

    published July 23, 2008

    Southern California's lo-fi indie band Earlimart suffer the consequences of what may be best described as "critic malaise." It's what happens to... More >>

  • Mayda

    published July 23, 2008

    People don't dance enough, wouldn't you say? What's wrong with us? We need a modern-day "Locomotion" or "Macarena," don't you think? And admit it,... More >>


    published July 16, 2008

    STNNNG is the type of band you get a fake ID and sneak away from your rural confines to go see in the big city. Remember the Jesus Lizard? Cows?... More >>

  • St. John's Block Party

    published July 9, 2008

    St. John's Block Party is going to be just like last month's Rock the Garden: only with a Norteño band, and a funk band, and classic rock... More >>

  • Gay Witch Abortion

    published July 2, 2008

    On whatever day God created music, it may well have been Gay Witch Abortion pealing across those celestial skies. Don't take this the wrong way.... More >>

Display results per page 1  |  2  |  Next >>
Archives: 2010 | 2009 | 2008