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Lubbock Echo Chamber: Dalton Domino

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief   “I will either play Steamboat, LJT, or Mardi Gras Texas style next year. Don’t care which one. But I will. Tickets are too damn expensive. #goals.” Lubbock singer-songwriter Dalton Domino of Front Porch Family Band months ago on joining the Texas Country/Americana festival circuit. He’ll be playing Larry Joe … Continue reading

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News: Paul McCartney in Lubbock

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief A week after another Buddy Holly disciple (Jack White May 30) announced a show in Lubbock, quite possibly the first, Sir Paul McCartney, has announced that he too will be playing a show in Lubbock on Jun 14, 2014. Visit Lubbock first shared the announcement last night. Later today, there … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Joe Ely and David Ramirez

  by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief March 28 at Cactus Theater, we were treated to two of the best songwriters from the state: David Ramirez and Lubbock’s own, Joe Ely. The two have (and are until April 19 in Alpine) been touring buddies for the last few weeks making their way up the West Coast, … Continue reading

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News: Jack White in Lubbock

  by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Jack White will be playing a show in Lubbock on Friday, May 30 at Wild West. According to KFMX, tickets will begin being sold at 10 a.m. on Front Gate Tickets this Friday (April 11). The former White Stripes frontman recently announced his second solo record Lazaretto coming out June … Continue reading

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Spring Singer-Songwriter Competition: The Finalists

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Tonight (Monday, April 7) is the Finals in the Spring Singer-Songwriter Competition at The Blue Light. For the past few weeks, a handful of songwriters have competed each Monday with four being chosen to advance to the Finals. This past week, we caught up with all 12 finalists, asking them several … Continue reading

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News: Week 3 of Spring Singer-Songwriter Competition

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Editor’s Note: I will be a judge in future weeks. Due to this, I’ll hold back all personal opinions about each night of songwriters, songs, and finalists until after April 7. Songwriters Sarah Johnson, Cleto Cordero, Jason James, and Josh Jackson all moved on to the Spring Finals in the … Continue reading

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New Slanged: David Ramirez

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief “You’re just a songwriter, you ain’t a preacher We came to mourn you, not to look in the mirror Sing about those hard times, sing about those women We love the broken, not the forgiven” –David Ramirez, “The Forgiven” Sing about those hard times. Sing about those women. Isn’t that … Continue reading

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Lubbock Releases 2014 Pt. I

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Editor’s Note: Lubbock Releases will be a four-part series focusing on 2014 Lubbock/West Texas album and EP releases. They’ll cover a three-month period. Part I will focus on albums released from late December to March. Albums God of Wind Kenneth O’Meara After a couple of years of studio work, Lubbock … Continue reading

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News: Week 2 of Spring Singer-Songwriter Competition

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Editor’s Note: I will be a judge in future weeks. Due to this, I’ll hold back all personal opinions about each night of songwriters, songs, and finalists until after April 7. After a week of Spring Break, the Spring Singer-Songwriter Competition started back up Monday night at The Blue Light. … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Parker Morrow

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Last week, they were called The Slapping Pistols. This week, who knows. The Whatnots. The Moving Pictures. The Western Flicks. The Suitcase Ramblers. The Parker Morrow Experience. OK. Some of those are made up. Whatever it is, it’s Parker Morrow, most notably guitarist of Hogg Maulies. It’s the side-project to Morrow’s … Continue reading

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News: Week 1 of Spring Singer-Songwriter Competition

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Editor’s Note: I will be a judge in future weeks. Due to this, I’ll hold back all personal opinions about each night of songwriters, songs, and finalists until after April 7. Bellows of smoke erupted out of Blue Light’s pool room. Four judges had been quietly been arguing (civilly, of … Continue reading

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News: The Blue Light Spring Singer-Songwriter Competition

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief It isn’t a secret that Lubbock’s always been able to produce a crop of great songwriters every generation. As long as there’s a Lubbock, there will be the proverbial Lubbock singer-songwriter. There’s a place in the world for that individual. There’s always been a place that’s largely accepted as a … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: American Aquarium and Stewart Mann & The Statesboro Revue

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief This past Friday, American Aquarium and openers Stewart Mann & The Statesboro Revue played in front of some 300 of Lubbock’s finest. It’d been a while since AA had played The Blue Light (and Lubbock for that matter), but it was certainly worth the wait for the Raleigh, North Carolina-based … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Shinyribs

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Shinyribs played The Blue Light on February 27. What a performance. It’s really mesmerizing what Kevin Russell and company can create without the prototypical band set up. Namely, without major use of a lead guitar player. Rather, the use of the keyboard helps fill out the sound. And it certainly doesn’t … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Green River Ordinance & Grady Spencer & The Work

by: Thomas D. Mooney Editor-in-Chief Ft. Worth staples Green River Ordinance and recent Ft. Worth upstarts Grady Spencer & The Work took the stage at The Blue Light this past February 22 to a packed house. The Work’s opening slot was a pleasant surprise considering Spencer had said last time they were in town (Jan. … Continue reading

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