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2011 Stories by Kelly Dearmore

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  • Hockey Makes It Fun to Hate

    published December 29, 2011

    The rivalry between the Dallas Stars and Detroit Red Wings isn’t quite as tense or meaningful as it was when the sweaters with the... More >>

  • It’s a Weihnachten Miracle!

    published December 22, 2011

    In a development that’s led north Texas hoops fans to proclaim that one “can’t make this stuff up,” the Dallas... More >>

  • Trampled by Turtles Make Up for a Terrible Name with a Killer Sound

    published December 15, 2011

    Ask most musicians to describe their sound, and a generic answer is likely to be proffered quickly. Such a response is fair: An artist works... More >>

  • Madeline Won’t Crack Your Nuts

    published December 15, 2011

    The yearly docket of holiday outings can be relatively predictable — that's why some call it tradition. Many families and holiday arts... More >>

  • Miracles and Art Unite in the Cliff

    published December 15, 2011

    Certain images not only have a lasting power, but remain relevant for generations to come. Few images in the world can boast such credentials like... More >>

  • Max Cady

    published December 8, 2011

    Wicked Ways, the new album from Justin Moore-led Dallas rock vets Max Cady, is a solid album. There's not much anyone will likely find... More >>

  • Yes, Virginia, the Spree are Back for the Holidays

    published December 8, 2011

    Never fear, oh young, hipster parents: The Polyphonic Spree’s Holiday Extravaganza has returned. After keeping a relatively low... More >>

  • Watch The Throne Tour with Jay-Z and Kanye West

    published December 1, 2011

    In 1992, metal fans' heads exploded all over North America as the epic double bill of Metallica and Guns N' Roses caused riots... More >>

  • The Joy Formidable Never Sells a Crowd Short

    published December 1, 2011

    If there were ever a time for a skyrocketing band that's recently tasted the fruits of newfound stardom to take a breather and not provide a... More >>

  • Learn More About the Movie Stealth

    published December 1, 2011

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. If a cubicle warrior out there had "The Guy Who Played Wanda in In Living Color" to not only become an... More >>

  • Get Your Parade On, For the Kids

    published December 1, 2011

    Bob the Builder, The South Central Llama Association, Jordin Sparks, high school marching bands and Captain America would make for a swinging... More >>

  • Ryan Bingham

    published November 24, 2011

    Shortly after the late 2010 release of Junky Star, then newly minted Oscar winner Ryan Bingham was vocal about his confusion over what... More >>

  • Turnpike Troubadours, The Dirty River Boys

    published November 24, 2011

    The Turnpike Troubadours have arrived just in time. The so-called Red Dirt scene has been besieged by young guitar slingers... More >>

  • Mo Robson and Nate Kipp Take Two Steps Forward ... and Back

    published November 24, 2011

    In 2008, a bar stool in Lewisville's Old Town Flying Pig was as prime a place as any from which to witness two examples of North Texas' country... More >>

  • Real Estate, Big Troubles

    published November 17, 2011

    Psychedelia has roared back into the lexicon of the musical masses in the last couple of years. Whether it's the stoner sounds of The Black... More >>

  • Darrell Scott

    published November 17, 2011

    It's the usual, mundane stuff of young musicians' grown-up dreams: While becoming one of the most sought-after session guitar players in the... More >>

  • Darstar

    published November 17, 2011

    If albums were rated by simply how badass they are, Tiny Darkness, the debut record from Dallas-based Darstar, would rate a five-out-of-five... More >>

  • Little Black Dress

    published November 17, 2011

    It's said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, that's crap. Ripping someone off is merely the easiest way to tip the cap to... More >>

  • Keep Austin Fun Fun Fun

    published November 10, 2011

    Let's get right to the point: This year's edition of Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest was a dust-covered, freaked-out combo plate of the buzzed-about,... More >>

  • Battles Challenges Without Trying to be "Challenging."

    published October 20, 2011

    Last month, at the Glastonbury festival in the U.K., the members of Battles found themselves in a dressing room next to the current queen of... More >>

  • And the Winners Are ... You

    published October 20, 2011

    A few years ago, you'd hear the happy-go-lucky, impossibly supportive local music fans shout their rallying cries, and you'd smile because,... More >>

  • Earthquake Country

    published October 13, 2011

    Fort Worth's Earthquake Country sounds, based on name alone, like a lame cover band looking to regale muffin-topped boot-scooters with the... More >>

  • Fox & The Bird

    published September 29, 2011

    Dallas' favorite collective of folk heroes, Fox & The Bird, left very little to chance before releasing their debut full-length album. They... More >>

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops, Fox & the Bird

    published September 15, 2011

    For a group that specializes in smile-inducing string-band music that organically forces the heart to dance along with the feet, it's natural... More >>

  • Ten Things You Can Expect to See At Austin City Limits 2011

    published September 15, 2011

    Each year, the lineup announcement for the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival garners some serious discussion, and it all essentially... More >>

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