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  • New Slang’s Lubbock Records of 2013

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Lubbock Echo Chamber: Joe Ely

  by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief “I had been on the road day in and day out for seven years, I was deep in debt, tired of traveling and disillusioned by the music business. I was back home in Austin for the Christmas holidays nursing my wounds and wondering what to do next. The year was … Continue reading

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Go & Listen: K. Phillips & The Concho Pearls

  by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Last time K. Phillips played full band in Lubbock was Easter weekend. It’s an often dreaded headlining slot due to the mass exodus of college kids heading home to be with their families for Easter Sunday. You do still hold out for hope that the attendees are just hitting … Continue reading

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News: New Slang Photographer Gear Stolen

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Here at New Slang, more than anything else, we’re interested in telling stories about and from musicians, songwriters, and bands. A vital key to our formula is capturing these musicians through photography. Candid moments and live concert shots are part of that balance with the words that you read. It’s … Continue reading

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Breakfast With Thomas: [Insert Your Name Here]Fest

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Earlier this morning, I came across a fairly amusing article on Reddit (imagine that, something interesting on Reddit!) about the charge rates of your favorite musical acts. How much does it take to book your favorite band? The Priceonomics article is really all thanks to the major booking agency Degy … Continue reading

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New Releases: The Goners

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Like a lot of places, Lubbock has its’ fair share of bands that used to be other bands. They’re born from the ashes from various projects from the past. Sometimes these bands go back into the furnace for further melting and work while others actually take the mold and become … Continue reading

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News: Viva Big Bend 2014 Lineup Announcement

  by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Three years in and Viva Big Bend Music Festival is expanding. They’ve branched out from just Alpine and Marfa to Ft. Davis, Marathon, and Lajitas and from a summer weekend in July to a week of festivities—in all, more than 75 shows over six days in five Texas towns. … Continue reading

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The Beauty Way: Collin Herring’s Some Knives

by: Brooks Kendall Contributing Columnist In the five years since his last studio album, Collin Herring has outgrown his title as “the torchbearer for alt-country.” Electric, psychedelic and dark, Herring’s fifth studio album Some Knives will vaporize any mandolin or banjo it comes across. Herring’s conversational-to-cryptic style of songwriting falls like another layer of percussion on … Continue reading

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New Slanged: Kolton Moore & The Clever Few

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief If you look at Kolton Moore, you may be surprised that such a dark, bluesy voice comes from such a young man. I’m sure Moore still gets carded at R-rated movies. But damn, can he bring the heat with his almost raspy, soulful croon. Moore & The Clever Few’s newest … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Shakey Graves, Whiskey Shivers, & Old Man Markley

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief 14 days ago, Shakey Graves, Whiskey Shivers, and Old Man Markley played one hell of a show at The Blue Light. It was an amazing night of music top to bottom. Here’s a selected assortment of some highlights from the memorable night. You can view our entire catalog of photographs … Continue reading

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New Slanged: Bobby Fitzgerald of Whiskey Shivers

  by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief We caught up with Bobby Fitzgerald, fiddler and vocalist, of the Austin-based Whiskey Shivers a couple of weeks ago and spoke about their upcoming fourth album produced by Robert Ellis and due out this September. The always entertaining Whiskey Shivers these days isn’t just relying on good times, charm, … Continue reading

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Show Review: Doug Stone

Nostalgia No More: Fear & Loathing in Fading Dreams of ’90s Country by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief This past Tuesday, Doug Stone played the Blue Light. Most folks, walked in with similar expectations: An acoustic rendition of the songs that Stone had hit big with in the early to mid-nineties.  While that’s technically what did … Continue reading

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New Releases: Between Heaven And Texas

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Local singer-songwriter and photographer Charlie Stout has been working for the better part of a year on a special film project featuring the photography of Wyman Meinzer, the Official Photographer of the state of Texas, and Doug Smith, the renowned piano composer. Stout and company have countless hours working in … Continue reading

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Month of May 10 of 30: Mike Sempert of Birds & Batteries

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Every day for the entire month, we’ll be asking (and publishing) 31 musicians the same question. This month, the question is: You’re playing a show in which you’re covering an album from beginning to end. What record do you choose to interpret? Day 9 for the Month of May is Mike Sempert of … Continue reading

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Month of May 9 of 30: Nolan Wheeler of Wheeler Brothers

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Every day for the entire month, we’ll be asking (and publishing) 31 musicians the same question. This month, the question is: You’re playing a show in which you’re covering an album from beginning to end. What record do you choose to interpret? Day 9 for the Month of May is Nolan Wheeler of … Continue reading

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New Slanged: Cruz Contreras of The Black Lillies

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Americana has become a pretty lazy title to call and classify bands the past few years. It seems that if you’re not sure what they exactly are, you can call them Americana and no one will bat an eye or disapprove your claims. Americana isn’t necessarily a tainted genre label, … Continue reading

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