Black Lips

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    November 7, 2014

    How to Find the Party at Fun Fun Fun Fest

    In 2011 I got to work Fun Fun Fun Fest as security. I got the job through a friend of mine who had worked the fest in years past. As we walked through the various backstage areas to find the head of security and pick up my credentials, I got to take in the layout of the fest. There was no crazy segr ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Granada Theater's First 10 Years: Our Favorite Memories

    This month, the Granada Theater is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a music venue. It was then that Michael Schoder bought the then-movie theater and transformed it into the concert venue we know and love today. To help mark the occasion, we decided to pull together our favorite memories from the ... More >>

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    September 15, 2014

    Black Lips at Granada Theater, 9/13/14

    There's been a fair amount of talk about rock 'n' roll music in the past few months. Whether it's an unintelligible acceptance speech by Alex Turner or the death sentence handed to it by Gene Simmons, the genre has been dancing in limbo. Enter Black Lips with their delightfully depraved stage rappo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Best Concerts in Dallas this Weekend 9/12 - 9/14

    Well, it's the weekend and it's been a crazy week. The National Football League has proven itself to be a true shitstorm and foreign affairs, with ISIS and all, aren't looking so hot. But at least you've got music. You've worked hard all week and now you can go out and have some fun with Kings of Le ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014
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    September 8, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 9/8 - 9/11

    Collectively, a city sluggishly heads back to to its desk. Welcome to the working week. Your weekend is over, hopefully it was perfectly fun. (Well, unless you watched the Cowboys game.) But there is plenty more to be had by seeing live music. As per usual, a few great shows are plucked in here and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Reveals Date and Stage Schedules

    They've already let us "Guess the Fest." They've also given us the full lineup. Now the folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest have gone a step further and laid out the day-by-day schedule, which will be spread out over three days (and three stages) this fall from Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9. That m ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Judas Priest to Headline Fun Fun Fun Fest This November

    Betcha didn't see this one coming: Austin's annual late-year concert extravaganza, Fun Fun Fun Fest, just revealed the lineup for this year's edition, and the headliners will be none other than everyone's favorite metalhead leatherboys, Judas Priest. That's right, of "Breaking the Law" fame. The sam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Erykah Badu will Play a Free Show at Prophet Bar Where the Artists Curate the Audience

    Red Bull's Sound Select program has announced a new set of shows in a handful of U.S. cities in late July. The program is designed to showcase local talent, and the Dallas show (on July 26 at Prophet Bar) is exemplary: Erykah Badu will be joined by Larry G[ee] and Dustin Cavazos. This being Red Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    The Nine Worst Things About SXSW

    This year, Dallas Observer music blog DC9 at Night and Houston Press music blog Rocks Off teamed up to bring you dispatches from the SXSW madness. Here are the nine worst things we saw. See also: -There's an App to Get You Laid at SXSW, But You Absolutely Don't Need the Help -The 50 Commandments of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    10 Signs Your Band Won't Make It at SXSW

    Being a successful musician really has to be a slice of heaven. And of course the chicks are great. It's why from the beginning of time men (and women) have taken up instruments in the chance that they will be played in front of many, many others, some of whom could possibly want to have sex with ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    The 10 Best Fashion Moments Aboard the S.S. Coachella

    Liz Tracy, Music Editor of our sister paper Broward-Palm Beach New Times, is aboard the S.S. Coachella cruise this week. Day one is here and day two is here. Most of the people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise before. Like us, they weren't so sure what to pack or how to dress ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    S.S. Coachella Day Two: Stalking Jarvis Cocker, Avoiding Pool-verts

    Liz Tracy, Music Editor of our sister paper Broward-Palm Beach New Times, is aboard the S.S. Coachella cruise this week. Day one is here. No one's really interested in reading about the actual performances taking place on this musical ship of contradictions, the S.S. Coachella. Instead, you want a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    This Is Not a Love Song: Thoughts on Fun Fun Fun Fest 7

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 4 In its seventh year, Fun Fun Fun Fest has settled into a very curious meta place. Standing in a crowd at any one of the four stages, you were often watching a show via someone's iPhone or iPad. That Terrence Malick has been f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2012

    ACL 2012: Friday's 12 Best and Funniest Moments at Zilker

    In the interest of being tidy and not boring you with minute details of the three-day exercise in sweaty and human endurance underway in Zilker Park this weekend, Rocks Off is giving you a break. Our team on the ground at the Austin City Limits Music Festival -- Brittanie Shey, Craig Hlavaty and Mar ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    Street Style: Hot Wet Mess Edition

    When we see you on the street and think you put some thought into your style, we may take your picture and ask you things. We call it Street Style. On Saturday, September 1 the North Texas State Fair Grounds were crawling with people attending the first-ever Hot Wet Mess music festival (put on by t ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    Photos: Saturday's Hot Wet Mess at North Texas Fairgrounds

    See more scenes in our slideshow See also: Reggie Watts give hair care tips See also: Big Freedia's house of bounce Saturday afternoon, RTB2, Fergus & Geronimo, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Big Freedia, Reggie Watts, No Age and the Black Lips converged on the North Texas Fairgrounds for 35 Denton' ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Hot Wet Mess

    Saturday, September 1 at North Texas Fairgrounds

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    July 10, 2012

    No Age, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Fergus & Geronimo Added to Hot Wet Mess

    More fest lineups coming down the festival slide today: No Age, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Fergus & Geronimo were just added to 35 Denton's September 1 Hot Wet Mess, solidifying the lineup in addition to Reggie Watts, Big Freedia, RTB2, DJ Sober and the Black Lips.

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    June 20, 2012

    Ten of This Week's Top Show Announcements: Flo Rida, Black Lips, Fiona Apple, Morrissey and More

    Flo Rida, Cee Lo, B.o.B. Saturday, July 21, at American Airlines Center, $99-$129This show is all part of the "R You on the List" tour. To get "on the list," you're going to need at least $99, but it will be worth it to see Flo Rida, right? I'd probably be most interested in seeing Cee Lo, mostly ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    ACL 2012 Announced: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Iggy & the Stooges and More

    The Austin City Limits Music Festival line-up was announced at midnight, and I'm kind of miffed that RHCP are billed above Neil Young. Beyond that, you've got the usual ACL formula: the top tier of tried and true go-to festival acts (no surprise seeing the Black Keys or Jack White on this bill).Then ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Spoon, Black Lips, Cannibal Corpse and Others Join Still-Growing Fun Fun Fun Fest Bill

    ​Further proof that Fun Fun Fun Fest is making a serious run at Austin City Limits as the go-to Austin-based music festival this fall: Today, rather unexpectedly, the three-day, Transmission Entertainment-promoted event has added a few more names to its bill, including Austin heroes and ACL vets S ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Listomania: Top Ten Songs About Ingesting Cough Syrup for Leisure

    ​Ahh, codeine cough syrup. It started off innocently enough, as a remedy for a sore throat. However, if it can get you high, people will use it to get high. And, if it gets you high, someone will at some point write a song about it. Purple drank, sizzurp, lean -- whatever you choose to call ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011

    Black Lips, Vivian Girls

    Wednesday, April 27, at The Loft

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    September 16, 2010

    Harlem, Tiger Thrust, Sir Name & The Janes

    Friday, September 17, at The Nightmare