Dallas is in for a techie treat with upcoming concerts by two of hip-hop's most promising internet by-products: Childish Gambino (March 7 at South Side Ballroom) and Vic Mensa (February 1 at House of Blues). With Gambino's release of Because the Internet and Mensa's full-length solo debut, Innanetap ... More >>
The Vliets (Pronounced Vleets) describe themselves as 'experimental rock' , which seems an accurate enough description if you're a fan of understatement. If their name offers any indication, it's an homage to Don Van Vliet, the experimental musician better known as Captain Beefheart, a longtime col ... More >>
Austin's Sons of Fathers is the brainchild of David Beck and Paul Cauthen, two guys who were born and raised all over Texas in musical families. After meeting at a park in San Marcos, the duo christened themselves Beck and Cauthen only to have representatives from Beck Hansen send them a cease and d ... More >>
Better Than Ezra hits town on Friday at the House of Blues. Sure, they'll play a usual set, but beforehand, they're hosting a casino night in the venue's Cambridge Room. There, you'll find an open table and buffet, casino games and an acoustic set by the band. It's a charity event for the Better Tha ... More >>
Although it may appear that many of your friends are at South by Southwest this weekend, battling crowds and struggling to find solutions to basic things like parking, eating and peeing, there is still much fun to be had on your own turf this weekend. This spring weather is a breeding ground for tou ... More >>
Remember when we said it was a busy week for Bad Design? Add the premiere of their new video for "Stained Glass," directed and shot by Christopher Bryan and starring Ally Hoffmann, both of Denton's Peopleodian. In this week's print edition, a shorter version of the My First Show Q&A appears due to ... More >>
The Warped Tour has always had a lot of bands and a lot of different bands. Sure, you're not going to see these bands end up on any Pitchfork best-of, but the tour doesn't exactly play to people who decree most things in life as "meh," either.Even in its first few years, you could see a hardcore ... More >>
St. VincentTwo years after the release of her sophomore (and breakout) album, Actor, the Dallas-born guitar heroine Annie Clark, who performs hauntingly gorgeous music under the name of St. Vincent, has just announced that her third full-length album, Strange Mercy, will be released via the 4AD ... More >>
Albums get delayed all the time. (Cue Chinese Democracy joke). Sometimes it's because of the close relation of creativity and procrastination. Other times, business overtakes art. More often than not, though, it's just a sheer mystery. So, in looking back at the year, we decided to think about al ... More >>
I'm not quite as undersold on Norah Jones' The Fall as, say, Wilonsky is. But, hey, to each their own, I guess. I can, however, say that the first two leaks from Miss Jones' forthcoming Chasing Pirates Remix EP aren't wowing me. Shame, too, as there's some big names involved in the project, which ... More >>
A beer tasting event like last Saturday's Fall Beer Festival at the Fort Worth Flying Saucer is an easy way to try several new beers at once, hang out with fellow beer people and see a lot of hilarious T-shirts. However, as I discovered, it's also an easy way to get a bad impression of a beer for ... More >>
Ramblin' Jack steams into Fort Worth
My Morning Jacket is the best live band in the world
The Lovemakers stay true to their name
The days of great summer music festivals in Dallas are history. Aren't
The Velvet Teen might have been stars. They'd rather be a great band.
The Internet's most popular music site comes of age--and gets in trouble
Har Mar Superstar insists that his ribald R&B is no joke--it just sounds like one
When is a singer-songwriter not a singer-songwriter? When he's Josh Rouse.
Jimmy Eat World should have broken up two years ago. But they're just getting started.
L.A.'s twangy, trippy Beachwood Sparks ascends with a white-soul masterpiece
The Crystal Method's Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland come back from their lost Tweekend
Air dreams dirty on 10,000 Hz Legend
American III: Solitary Man (American Recordings)
The John Doe Thing
Calvin Johnson isn't a musician. He just plays one onstage.
Skip Spence recorded one brilliant album, then spent the next 30 years dying in obscurity. Now, a tribute album is giving him life again.
A new record pays homage to Gram Parsons, a hero before his time
Cibo Matto gets out of the kitchen and fries up the national prize
Finally, June Carter Cash gets her own record, and maybe some of the credit she's always deserved
You know the music business stinks when Kathy McCarty, Texas' best singer-songwriter, can't catch a break
The New Bos reunite for--please, quiet down--a best-of collection
R.E.M.'s new adventure in hi-fi is its finest in years
The Beastie Boys throw down Nasty, but what's the point?
Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash are still our greatest Storytellers
Mitchell Froom provided the sonic boom behind some of the '90s' best records
Carl Stephenson on Beck, the Geto Boys, trip-hop, and the fine line between dream and reality
With its latest record, Blur invents the wheel