Newt’s Top 10 albums of 2001

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, DEC. 13, 2001 By Steve Newton Cranky bugger that I am, I often use my allotted space to vent my displeasure with the popular, live music–killin’ DJ scene, but this year I don’t feel like it. Oops, what’s that down there in my Strokes entry? John Hammond Wicked Grin  … Continue reading Newt’s Top 10 albums of 2001

Pete Yorn pushes 40 with an old Gibson and a “hard reset”

By Steve Newton The last time Pete Yorn came through town—for a show at the Commodore in 2011—he was accompanied by a full band, but this time around things are different. When he plays the recently refurbished Imperial at Main and Cordova on Thursday (May 29) it will be as part of a solo tour, … Continue reading Pete Yorn pushes 40 with an old Gibson and a “hard reset”

Pete Yorn recalls scoring Me, Myself & Irene for the Farrelly Brothers

The Farrelly Brothers have garnered a lot of laughs from moviegoers since bursting onto the film scene with 1994's Dumb and Dumber. I always thought that their second Jim Carrey vehicle, 2000's Me, Myself & Irene, was one of their funnier efforts. It also had a wicked soundtrack, composed mainly of Steely Dan tunes performed by … Continue reading Pete Yorn recalls scoring Me, Myself & Irene for the Farrelly Brothers

Pete Yorn enjoys his time as a Chicks magnet

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JAN. 31, 2007 By Steve Newton When the Dixie Chicks asked Pete Yorn if he wanted to collaborate with them, they didn’t have to ask twice. After he met the ultratalented Texas trio at an after-Grammy party in New York City, they invited him out to Austin to write songs for … Continue reading Pete Yorn enjoys his time as a Chicks magnet