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2012 Stories by Audra Schroeder

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  • The Cush and Spookeasy

    published September 20, 2012

    Now that the fall has basically arrived, the Patio Sessions at AT&T Performing Arts Center offer a nice alternate to Thursday happy hour. Yes,... More >>

  • Adam Ant

    published September 20, 2012

    This is the rescheduled date for Stuart Goddard's canceled February show, and we're thinking fall suits the new wave misfit much better. The... More >>

  • Beach House

    published September 20, 2012

    Beach House's latest Sub Pop LP, Bloom, sounds like ...well, a Beach House album. Baltimore's Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally may have... More >>

  • 2 Chainz

    published September 20, 2012

    When he opened for Nicki Minaj back at the end of July, at Verizon Theatre, Atlanta's 2 Chainz put on a ferocious set, including doubled-down... More >>

  • Ten Fall Concerts You'd Be Crazy To Miss

    published September 20, 2012

    With this recent open-window weather comes the pitter-patter of the fall concert season, tugging at our sleeve and asking us to pleeeaaase... More >>

  • PVC Street Gang, Curvette at Good Records

    published September 13, 2012

    It's been a little while since we've had any transmissions — live, vinyl or otherwise — from locals PVC Street Gang. Never fear:... More >>

  • KXT's Triple Play

    published September 13, 2012

    Earlier this year, KXT, The Kessler and the Observer formed like Voltron to bring you the Triple Play series, which brought together... More >>

  • Swans at Trees

    published September 13, 2012

    Swans' February 2011 show at Mohawk remains one of the best shows I've seen in the last five years. Seeing Michael Gira and the rest of his... More >>

  • Fishboy, New Science Projects at Macaroni Island

    published September 13, 2012

    Check out this week's North of the Dial column for more on Denton's new house show venue, which is the noodly brainchild of Gutterth Records'... More >>

  • Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

    published September 6, 2012

    An Ariel Pink show is always exciting, mainly because you never know if the L.A. singer will go off the rails or spiral into some nonsensical... More >>

  • Hall & Oates

    published September 6, 2012

    A few years ago, it seemed "indie" bands (whatever that signifies these days) were jumping on the Hall & Oates bandwagon, covering their songs,... More >>

  • Mind Spiders, Nervous Curtains and Diamond Age

    published August 30, 2012

    Two bands that both put out excellent albums this year — Mind Spiders' Meltdown and Nervous Curtains' Fake Infinity —... More >>

  • Sharon Needles

    published August 30, 2012

    Have you been watching RuPaul's Drag Race? Of course you have, so you're familiar with the soul-shattering tower of terror that is... More >>

  • America's Most Slept On

    published August 30, 2012

    Flint, Michigan's own Jon Connor returns to Dallas to headline this declarative statement of a show. That is, before he goes on tour with Big... More >>

  • Hot Wet Mess

    published August 30, 2012

    35 Denton is bookending their successful spring festival season with this summer mess, featuring waterslides, wrestling, pools, booze and ...... More >>

  • Bitch Bricks, Deep Snapper and Wet Nurse

    published August 30, 2012

    And the award for local band name I love to say out loud goes to: Bitch Bricks. The Fort Worth trio just released a single called "Stop Smiling... More >>

  • Checking In with Dallas' Tape Heads

    published August 30, 2012

    As with vinyl culture, cassettes never really went away. They just served certain micro-scenes a bit more efficiently. Nationally, cassette... More >>

  • In the House of Bounce with Big Freedia

    published August 30, 2012

    There's a 2010 New York Times interview with New Orleans rapper Big Freedia in which she describes creating a space for women at her... More >>

  • Lovestory Tour

    published August 23, 2012

    Sandaga 813 is the perfect venue for this touring soul/hip-hop caravan, headlined by Shawn Chrystopher, who just released the... More >>

  • Lighting Bolt

    published August 23, 2012

    When I first saw Lightning Bolt in a dingy club in Brooklyn a decade ago, I did not foresee the Providence duo still being around in 2012. Not... More >>

  • Colleen Green

    published August 23, 2012

    L.A. seems to be in the throes of a full-scale weed jam explosion, both in aesthetic and sound. Singer-guitarist Colleen Green doesn't seem to... More >>

  • Keep It Reel With DJ Ruthless Ramsey at Elm Street Bar

    published August 16, 2012

    With cassette culture invading the mainstream these days, seems like every artist has an angle to preserve and champion what many see as a... More >>

  • Blackstone Rangers, Zhora at Double Wide

    published August 16, 2012

    Speaking of cassette culture, local trio Blackstone Rangers just released their five-song EP, Into the Sea, on tape via Dallas... More >>

  • Derrick Carter at It'll Do Club

    published August 16, 2012

    Chicago house music totem Derrick Carter has had the sort of longevity not many DJs enjoy, influencing and structuring scenes throughout the... More >>

  • Stalley at Trees

    published August 16, 2012

    Maybach Music Group poet Stalley's newest mixtape, Savage Journey to the American Dream, features a Hollywood Squares-type roster... More >>

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