Show Review: Son Volt’s New Songs Complemented Back Catalogue at 9:30 Club

Politics are almost inherent, if not overt, when bands play in the Washington, D.C., area. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard 1960s protest songs played — often with an extra dose of passion — as encores at shows. Son Volt, the alt-rock/alt-country band led by Jay Farrar, didn’t need covers to weigh […]

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Show Review: Ryan Bingham Smiled as Jovial Salty Ringmaster at One World Theatre in Austin

It’s nice to see Ryan Bingham smile. That’s what the singer-songwriter did, early and often during his solo acoustic show at the 299-seat One World Theatre in west Austin on Wednesday. Bingham, whose first album since 2015’s Fear and Saturday Night comes out in February, tested out new material from the forthcoming “American Love Song” […]

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