As a full-time member of Tomahawk -- with vocalist Mike Patton, drummer John Stanier of Battles and bassist Trevor Dunn of Patton's other band, Mr. Bungle -- guitarist Duane Denison has seen the tides turn over his 15-year career, but says the only thing that's really changed about rock and roll is ... More >>
Father John MistyTuesday, October 16, at House Of BluesJosh Tillman's debut as Father John Misty, Fear Fun, is already penciled in many music critics' 2012 best-of lists. Reports about his May show at Sons of Hermann Hall were excellent. We can only expect this show to be just as solid.
Thanks to a good number of young acts that have stumbled upon Roky Erickson vinyl, psych music is hardly on the fringe anymore. Experimental music has also never quite receded from view, whether it's the danceable math-rock of Battles or the constantly evolving non-radio friendliness of Radiohead. ... More >>
Today, we mark Gary Numan's 54th birthday with a Covering Tracks homage by Dallas' own New Fumes. The godfather of synth-pop is still going strong, touring extensively last year, performing 1979's The Pleasure Principle in its entirety and providing guest vocals on the Battles track "My Machines." W ... More >>
Genre labels are fascinating tools in the overall study of popular music. Even the term "popular music" can be misleading, for heaven's sake. Metal gods Anthrax are popular -- but they're certainly not pop. Kesha is certainly pop -- but not popular with people, y'know, who like music to not be th ... More >>
Annabel MehranSt. VincentThis is the weekend of St. Vincent. In fact, someone ought to make it a local holiday because it's going to be pretty difficult to escape the songstress over the next few days. She's set to perform in town three different times. On Saturday and Sunday night, she'll perfor ... More >>
Black Moth Super Rainbow, School of Seven Bells, Darktown StruttersHailey's Club, DentonJune 3, 2009Better Than: Sulking at home last night while poking around on Craigslist and eBay for those Animal Collective tickets you should've bought months ago... Paul HeartfieldSchool of Seven BellsTurns out ... More >>
Ruth Smith set out to enshrine a Cherokee battleground and started a war of her own