Slowly back away from the fajitas. This ain't your childhood's Dallas.
Joel Salazar is well-known in Dallas hip-hop, from his early days MCing at the now-closed Royal Rack on Lower Greenville to his current role as co-producer of We From Dallas, the upcoming documentary about the history of Dallas hip-hop. And the founder of the newly formed Too Fresh Productions (he' ... More >>
As I write this, no one in the world knows where Edward Snowden, leaker of all the secrets he could get his grubby hands on, is located. While the irony of the US government having a total lack of information on this subject cannot be lost on anyone, I would like to use this platform to suggest to t ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.
Last Sunday, Dallas lost a true beacon in the scene. Christopher Evans Kelly, a.k.a. DJ Quick Chris, died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure after a year-long fight with lymphoma. "Even through his ongoing stays in the hospital, Chris continued to create new and original sounds," says his si ... More >>
Fort Worth's Dreamy Soundz revive the analog arts.
Robby and Jennifer Rux greet me at the front door of an old brown fourplex, nestled comfortably on a tree-lined street in Fort Worth's Fairmount Historic District. Their apartment, covered in posters, tapestries and age-old vinyl, serves as one of the few exclusively analog recording studios in Nort ... More >>
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci took time out while the band was in Ohio a few weeks ago and talked about his first forays with music. It was expected Rush would be mentioned, but we also talked about the first time the band played Dallas, new drummer Mike Mangini's first show with the band, a ... More >>
It's a Tuesday night at Austin's Horseshoe Lounge and two members of the band Mike and the Moonpies are here to do an interview. Frontman Mike Harmeier is wearing snakeskin boots and a Dwight Yoakam trucker cap. Lead guitarist Catlin Rutherford vaguely resembles Chris Hillman when he wears a mustach ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
The Polyphonic Spree certainly loves the holidays. It makes sense, seeing as they're the most joyful band on the planet. And only three weeks after they throw their annual Holiday Extravaganza at Lakewood Theater, they're throwing a New Year's Eve bash at House Of Blues on December 31. Which show ... More >>
A Denton lawyer devotes his life to fighting America's porn thiefs.
Welcome To The Dull House
Ry-guy Ryan Cabrera is a dude who was born in the Dallas area who used to date Ashlee Simpson and got signed to her father Joe Simpson's management company and made something of a blip on the national pop culture radar in 2004, when his song "On The Way Down" started blowing up Total Request Live ... More >>
SerynDenton's Seryn have been riding high since the release of their debut full-lenth, This Is Where We Are. And, in the midst of all the hype the band has been receiving, they've found a way to give back. On Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m., the band will perform a benefit concert at Bethany Luther ... More >>
This Friday and Saturday night, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform "Gamelan D'Drum," a concert percussion piece written by Stewart Copeland. The former drummer of The Police was specifically commissioned to write the concerto for the Dallas Symphony in conjunction with the local drum ensembl ... More >>
Right about now, over at the Palladium Ballroom, the stage is being set for tonight's Red Bull SoundClash, featuring Talib Kweli & The Rhythm Roots AllStars and Ozomatli. The two groups spawned from vastly different scenes, but share a similar alternative hip-hop jam--and we were able to watc ... More >>
N.E.R.D.A few weeks ago, the Gorillaz show at Verizon Theatre on Wednesday, October 20 slid in under the radar. There's no doubt that the show from the animated band will be huge--but it just got a little bit bigger: N.E.R.D has just been announced as the opening act. N.E.R.D is touring to promot ... More >>
The cover of of Montreal's new record. Also, the cover of my 10th grade notebookFlamboyant indie-glam act of Montreal has had a busy year. They were just in town a few months ago, and they'll be back at the Granada Theater on Tuesday, November 2, in support of their new record, False Priest. Get ... More >>
Crowded HouseYesterday, the folks over at Live Nation announced that, for the second year in a row, there will be no service fees for tickets purchased in the month of June. This is really good news--especially if you're interested in the pile of summer shows that House Of Blues just announced.Li ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenReal Nowitzki with Bobblehead Nowitzki, which features a "freggin' huge" head.While the Mavs haven't given folks a whole lot to get excited about lately with five losses in the team's final seven games heading into Sunday's All-Star Game (capped off by Tuesday night's 36-p ... More >>
Sunday, January 10, at House of Blues
Legendary '80s California punkers D.I. make a rare local appearance this evening at the Lakewood Bar and Grill. Although lead shouter Casey Royer is the lone original member of D.I., the band's sound hasn't changed all that much from the froth and snarl approach first introduced on Ancient Artif ... More >>
Darius HolbertWho needs a corner, window office? Former Dallas resident and musician Darius Holbert proves you don't need a 9-to-5 to keep up with the mortgage. Just a little creativity is all.That's how Holbert says two of his tracks ended up in the upcoming films World's Greatest Dad (starring Rob ... More >>
Central American migrants risk life and limb on the death trains to Texas
You can have an Atomic time at this West End sushi joint
We've vowed never to do it again--but we can't wait till next year
Eyes wide shut; Vigilante justice; Long live the queen; And more
As the Hong Kong movie industry collapses, scads of Chinese filmmakers and actors are landing big jobs in Hollywood
Although the food is a cut above, Moonshine Cafe needs to sharpen its service
DJ Spooky is the world's most eclectic spinner--in (music) theory, at least
P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell doesn't want America to lose its funkiness
Hooks, cliches, and highbrow wit: How Stephin Merritt has become a pop songwriter without peer
Like a gang of punk Peter Pans, suburbia's not-so-lost boys flock to Eisenbergs Skate Park to test their wings
With its latest record, Blur invents the wheel
Two generations master an ancient art
A man, his guitar, and a last-chance bar on Greenville Ave.
Reprise Records president defends the rights of his artists against the Right and the wrong