Harsh

“Harsh” We are discussing Austria – 1938. The Nazis, easily, took over. Millions of Austrians stayed. Thousands left. I speak of resistance: Fighting or passive. She ends the conversation: “You don’t know that survival is all that matters. “You want heroes, “But again, it’s survival.” Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky mid-April 2014...

Border Narco War Returns

April 16, 2014 Tamaulipas News Border Narco War Returns In the northern Mexican border state of Tamaulipas, the spring of 2014 was ushered in with blood in the streets. Drawing in different factions of organized crime groups and the Mexican army, a multi-sided conflict has left dozens dead, paralyzed cities,...

Boundless 2014

Posted by Daniel Garcia Ordaz on Facebook – Help us welcome the highly-anticipated Boundless 2014, the official anthology of the 7th Annual Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival!! The public is invited to meet the anthologized poets on Apr. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the McAllen Chamber of...

Valley Symphony Orchestra & Chorale

Founded in 1952 at Pan American College, the South Texas Symphony Association has grown to comprise the professional Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorale. Read More This is a video by Kurt Roehm of the Valley Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95 “From the...

White Denim

White Denim is a 4 piece out of Austin. In March 2005, two bands, Parque Touch(trio) and Peach Train(duo), played a show together. After the show Parque T asked one member to play bass…the band became four. In 2006 a member moved to Russia and the remaining power trio changed...

KCRW Presents: Ana Tijoux

April 10, 2014 – Tijoux’s hip-hop style and thoughtful lyrics are informed by music from all over the world. Watch the French-born Chilean musician perform the title track from her new album, Vengo, in the studio. Watch this Ana Tijoux video by KCRW

Store Door

Store Door Within a minute, He, in health, comes through with his friend, Going in they are for a 12-pack. The friend’s heart is shaky, Lip cancer scars his mouth. Friends. A woman comes out. Exercise tights, sweat drops, Healthy greens, soy mild, dark bread. Confident. A son and dad come...

Beats A Blank

Beats A Blank Does it all just beat a blank? The chatter, the hunger, the noise rising up The squalling, squealing, thirst killing sup All other thought and care? And the desires that fall upon us all And the ones rising from the gut that Steam our hearts till the...

Art Show on Fracking to Open April 18th

Frackaso Press Release Art Show on Fracking to Open April 18th at Esperanza Peace and Justice Center WHAT: Opening Reception for Frackaso: Portraits of Extraction in Eagle Ford and Beyond WHEN: Friday, April 18th, 7-9pm WHERE: Esperanza Peace and Justice Center (922 San Pedro Ave) CONTACT: Marisol Cortez, esperanza@esperanzacenter.org or...

Dale Watson

If you know and like alt-country then you know about Dale Watson and his unique style of Texas country music. Born in ’62, he grew up in Pasadena, Texas and started writing songs at the age of 12. Moved to LA in ’88 and joined a house band at the...

Police Misconduct: New Mexicans have had enough it seems

There has been sustained outrage in Albuquerque New Mexico over police shootings, beatings and heavy handed general thuggery and disrespect to the population. One thing that everyone should remember is that along with misconduct by authorities and enforcers comes incompetence and ineptness as well. When lining their pockets and raising...

“Places, Then, Now”

“Places, Then, Now” My parents lived in a barn’s second floor when first married, Gray and white chickens and three red milk cows below.   Hay, bats and birds around and above their first home. I never imagined I’d have a house. Now, I do, a large one, with jungly yards. The...

Women speak for themselves en el Valle

Editor: Brenda Nettles Riojas is a poet and the public relations spokesperson for the Diocese of Brownsville in the Rio Grande Valley. Reaching out to people on the other side of a religious or political divide is always a noble and good thing, and we salute her courage. Too often...

Sky Tree

Reverbnation – Sky Tree is about expressing life’s experiences and ideas through music. The band consists of Raul Garza Jr. (vocals/guitar), Bobby Olivarez (guitars/back-up vocals), Rick Reyna (bass guitar), and Orlando Vee Rubio (drums/back-up vocals). Read More Live video footage below was recorded at Zombies Bar in San Antonio, Texas...

Jessy Lanza

KCRW April 2, 2014 – Watch the Canadian artist perform a one-woman show on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. Lanza’s electronic music combines airy vocals and finely crafted beats with a thick dance-floor sound.

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Valley Symphony Orchestra & Chorale

Founded in 1952 at Pan American College, the South Texas Symphony Association has grown to comprise the professional Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorale. Read More This is a video by Kurt Roehm of the Valley Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95 “From the...

White Denim

White Denim is a 4 piece out of Austin. In March 2005, two bands, Parque Touch(trio) and Peach Train(duo), played a show together. After the show Parque T asked one member to play bass…the band became four. In 2006 a member moved to Russia and the remaining power trio changed...

KCRW Presents: Ana Tijoux

April 10, 2014 – Tijoux’s hip-hop style and thoughtful lyrics are informed by music from all over the world. Watch the French-born Chilean musician perform the title track from her new album, Vengo, in the studio. Watch this Ana Tijoux video by KCRW

Dale Watson

If you know and like alt-country then you know about Dale Watson and his unique style of Texas country music. Born in ’62, he grew up in Pasadena, Texas and started writing songs at the age of 12. Moved to LA in ’88 and joined a house band at the...

Sky Tree

Reverbnation – Sky Tree is about expressing life’s experiences and ideas through music. The band consists of Raul Garza Jr. (vocals/guitar), Bobby Olivarez (guitars/back-up vocals), Rick Reyna (bass guitar), and Orlando Vee Rubio (drums/back-up vocals). Read More Live video footage below was recorded at Zombies Bar in San Antonio, Texas...

Jessy Lanza

KCRW April 2, 2014 – Watch the Canadian artist perform a one-woman show on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. Lanza’s electronic music combines airy vocals and finely crafted beats with a thick dance-floor sound.

Jack White | High Ball Stepper

From YouTube – “High Ball Stepper” from Jack White’s new album LAZARETTO out June 9/10. Directed by Ben Swank & James Cathcart Jack White: Electric Guitar Carla Azar: Drums Catherine Popper: Bass Lillie Mae Rische: Fiddle Brooke Waggoner: Piano Maggie Björklund: Pedal Steel Ruby Amanfu: Vocals Effects, Tambourine http://jackwhiteiii.com/ (C)...

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