The Toadies 20 Years of Rubberneck

By Walter Price Has it really been 20 years since the release of one of the most darkly intriguing and largely unknown outside of the US albums by Texas deep chorded rockers The Toadies…    Rubberneck has an almost rare distinction of being an album by a band that have rock n’ roll sounds like…

Okkervil River Tour & Other Thoughts

‘Silver Gymnasium’  Austin, TX based, Okkervil River, have announced some much needed European tour dates on their outing to support, recently released, Silver Gymnasium (ATO Records).Silver Gymnasium, simply put, is an interesting, if not self-indulgent masterwork of band ‘intellectual ringleaderWilliam Scheff. The album is more of a grand art school project by Scheff than a straight-up OR release.The whole project is seemingly…

Pop Isn’t Country: Meet Cody Johnson

East Texas native Cody Johnson and his band, The Cody Johnson Band, have quickly built a following in the Texas Red Dirt music scene. He’s gone from supporting act to being able to fill dance-halls, honky tonks and rodeo arenas across Texas and the surrounding states. He’s already charted with tracks like “Nobody To Blame”, “Pray For Rain” and…