It sounds like tormented spirits screaming through the amplifiers as the guitarists play through the grinding riffs of "South of Heaven" by Slayer. They are fast, loud and soulful, as if generations of thrash musicians were inspiring them. Picks ignite strings that reverberate in rapid succession. F ... More >>
Every working guitarists knows that if he doesn't have a good guitar doctor, his dreams of being a master shredder who destroys the crowd with rakes from his pick as he slides it up the string are dead. From a broken headstock to a cracked neck, a guitar technician is a master of skills. He's an ele ... More >>
It's really easy to call Dallas-based country singer-songwriter Troy Cartwright a "young-gun" or a "promising up-and-comer." Partly that's thanks to the fact he can write and sing the hell out of a song in his early 20s the way most folk vets might once they've been around for a couple of decades. B ... More >>
Even though Imagine Dragons have been playing music for a little over four years, the band's meteoric rise to the top of the charts seems to have occurred over a much shorter time. Hailing from Las Vegas, the band consists of four Mormons who unapologetically play infectious, radio-friendly alternat ... More >>
From the very beginning,Living Colour broke boundaries and erased stereotypes. If known only for their breakthrough single, "Cult of Personality," Living Colour's place in rock 'n' roll history would be secure, but the band's career is much deeper than that. From a tour stop in Raleigh, North Caro ... More >>
Brendon Smalls is the creator of the animated series Home Movies and Metalocalypse, and the driving force behind the most successful animated death metal band in the history of metal, Dethklok. He's an amazing guitarist who graduated from Berklee College of Music. His band has two of the highest-rat ... More >>
Jeff Klein, frontman and main songwriter behind My Jerusalem, has shared some of his background before, but not for My First Show. My Jerusalem, whose new album, Preachers, is out next week, comes back to Dada on Friday. Klein took time out a few weeks ago to share his obsession with Paul Westerberg ... More >>
A degree from Boston's Berklee College of Music holds a lot of clout no matter what type of music you make. Saying you went to Berklee will raise eyebrows of folks involved in classical, indie rock, jazz, hip hop and just about any other genre of music.And Berklee is scouring the world for talent ... More >>
As much of a performance art group as a regular rock band, San Francisco's Beats Antique began as backing musicians on an album of belly dancing music. So impressed was lead dancer Zoe Jakes that she decided to assemble a band around multi-instrumentalist David Santori and percussionist Tommy Capp ... More >>
Earlier today, that Prince concert was called off, with the Goss-Michael Foundation blaming the organizer. Then, an hour later, it was back on.But speaking of T.J., a former classmate just called from the Hotel InterContinental with the breaking news that Prince didn't show after all. No explanat ... More >>
It's another hopping musical Thursday evening around town with a show for just about everyone.
21-year-old area singer-songwriter Emily Elbert's no stranger to local music fans, having performed her fair share of gigs at Opening Bell and the Kessler Theater in recent years since picking up the guitar at age 15. She's no stranger to the Internet either: Her jazzy, acoustic take on Michael Jack ... More >>
Tuesday, March 16, at House of Blues
Because we can all use a palate cleanser now and then--and, also, because there's never a wrong time to listen to RTB2--check out the clip above, featuring Ryan Thomas Becker and Grady Sandlin performing their song "Whistle" in the still-under-reconstruction Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff.And, since ... More >>
Fort Worth's garage-rock combo The Cut*Off is heading back into the studio later this month to work on the band's third full-length effort. The as-yet-untitled disk is being recorded with Salim Nourallah at Pleasantry Lane Studio and three tracks are already in the can.But it might be a somewhat ... More >>
Honchie creates, claims award
A B-actress, computer mayhem and families feudin'! Making a movie with your rich friends is just courting disaster.
Saturday, June 24, at the Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
Songwriter, gambler, musician, legend
Nice guys like John Mayer, apparently, finish first
Reverse Eclipse Southern
Trance music pioneer BT continues to trip the light fantastic in a never-ending search for sound
Three years and one bad record deal later, Aimee Mann returns -- with two wonderful records
iSong.com breaks down the last barrier to being a musician -- leaving the house