You've got a rock band. They're pretty good. They rock out. People seem to like them. What's the next logical step in the progression of this band or musician's sound? Get louder? Play faster? Dig the same groove onto the next album? Maybe even get quiet and introspective for a bit, but not enough t ... More >>
Dallas, it's beautiful outside. I don't have to tell you how necessary it is to get out out of the house and go see some live music this weekend. Lucky for you, AT&T Performing Arts Center is hosting two different outdoor concerts this weekend, so you can soak up every second of this weather. If Ben ... More >>
I know I say this every week, but Dallas REALLY DOES have a little something for everyone this week, including a local band's EP release, an underground hip-hop show, a gig from a country singer-songwriter, a national folk-pop duo, a metal and hardcore show, a gigantic '90s music concert and a Tom W ... More >>
As we sit in our cubicles, school chairs or desks today, the Texas sky is relentless with its 73-degree beauty, tempting all of us to turn on some tunes, throw up our hands and have recess. Texas has just reached the perfect time of year when all of the alchemy is correct for hosting a plethora of m ... More >>
It's a classic Valentine's Day dilema -- you've planned ahead, made the sweeping gestures, made eyes across a white tablecloth and now you're ready to express yourself with some good old fashioned parts-rubbing. Whatever you do, don't play any of these records.
Ben Folds Five Palladium Ballroom Sunday, September 23 For a band that hasn't toured together in over a decade, Ben Folds Five certainly didn't play like one last night. In the span of nearly two hours, the trio had plenty of random moments, flubbed notes, impromptu songs, and even a bathroom break ... More >>
Beach HouseFriday, September 21, at Palladium BallroomThe release of Beach House's fourth album, Bloom, has seen the Baltimore band become "Bon Iver famous." This show also serves as the 15th anniversary show for Spune Productions, who are bringing them to town.
Mission of Burma Friday, September 14, at Dan's Silverleaf, $13/$16Spune productions' Lance Yocom has been sitting on this show for a while. The Boston punk act, whose reunion has lasted longer than its original run, should make for an interesting show at Dan's. Expect it to be packed and loud.S ... More >>
Patrick Michels Folds working the ivories alongside conductor Rei HotodaBen Folds returned to the Meyerson Symphony Center last night to accompany the DSO in a night of classed-up favorites and a few new tunes.Conductor and pianist Rei Hotoda led the orchestra beside Folds at the piano. The o ... More >>
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