These kids today. Back in the day, when a child wanted to learn about sex, there was the street corner, maybe a copy of Dad's Penthouse. Now they teach sex in school, dadgummit. Drugs? You can get anything you want...in school. We had to go to skeezy guys at bowling alleys. And rock and roll? Apparently a book of chord fingerings and a garage aren't good enough anymore. These spoiled little pups have a fancy-schmancy rock school. Man, they are so...lucky. Thanks to Zounds Sounds, Dallas' own School of Rock 'n' Roll, aspiring shredders will have a new place to learn to play. The school (see "School of Rock," by Sarah Hepola, April 21, 2005), is celebrating the opening of its new, renovated studio space at 1203 N. Haskell Ave. this Sunday. Zounds Sounds, known for teaching kids music they actually want to play and getting them on stages at local clubs to play it, had been teaching out of an office building, garages and rehearsal spaces, co-owner Marc Solomon says. Now they have a place where no one will complain if they turn it up to 11. "It's really cool," Solomon says. Zounds Sounds' opening celebration is 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. It's free and features a performance by some of the kids. (The school offers instruction in guitar, bass, drums and keyboards for adults too.) Sure, the joint may be cool, but we bet none of the little Axls can play "Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes." That's called kickin' it old-school, my friend. Visit zounds-sounds.com.
Sun., May 7, 2-6 p.m.