Ghost B.C. With King Dude House of Blues, Dallas Saturday, May 3, 2014 What do you get if you combine Scandinavian metal, Satanic chanting, 1970s shock-rock pageantry and exhibitionism, the best parts of an American classic rock radio station, and some of the tightest funk-rock licks to emerge from ... More >>
Cover bands, impersonators, tribute bands, they're often the next best thing to the original act. Tickets are cheaper, and lines are usually nonexistent to get inside the club. Some of the band members even look and sound as if they're channeling their idols as their instruments ignite the stage. Zo ... More >>
It's the 25th Anniversary of the DOMA. And while it's true that bands and venues come and go, many of the people behind them have been here all along. We asked a few of these long standing music veterans -- now behind the scenes at DOMA nominated venues The Kessler, The Foundry and Rubber Gloves Reh ... More >>
1. When you're the rebellious band all the kids listen to so they can annoy their parents, forty years on after those kids grow up you're going to be playing family-friendly sets to them and their kids. And so it was with Blue Oyster Cult, still remarkably retaining two (almost) original members fro ... More >>
Is there such a thing as the end of festival season here? I don't know. What I do know is that there are a couple more this weekend -- Fort Worth Music Festival features twang on Friday and fuzzy guitar bliss on Saturday. And Wildflower remains the most fun I can imagine having in the general proxim ... More >>
So the Rolling Stones have announced their first large tour in 6 years, and their "50 And Counting" jaunt will see them stop in nine cities across North America. This is borderline amazing considering that Keith Richards and Mick Jagger are 69 and CHARLIE WATTS IS 71 FREAKING YEARS OLD. Can you imag ... 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 >>
Evan Chronister is a local music enthusiast, a masterful mix CD maker, and an avid blogger. He can talk your ear off about seeing legendary bands in their prime, but his first show is something he's never forgotten: Rush. In honor of Rush playing the American Airlines Center tonight, we caught up wi ... More >>
Jacob Bannon, lead singer of the mighty Converge, returns to Dallas tomorrow night at Dada, as the four-piece promotes their latest, All We Love We Leave Behind. We caught up with him about the first record he bought, his first tattoo, how he got into mixed martial arts and his love for Texas wrestl ... More >>
Listen: When you all wear the same uniform, people are gonna accuse you of being a cult.There are plenty of bands over the years who have used the word "cult" in their names. From '70s hard rockers Blue Oyster Cult to '80s Brit rockers The Cult to '90s art rockers Cloud Cult to current indie darl ... More >>
Not the craziest Tuesday night we've ever seen, no. But there are at least two cool touring shows coming through tonight. And, for a third option, you can help a favorite local act kick off its own tour.
Not a bad week, comment-wise--especially considering how everyone is pretty much huddled up in their cubicles this time of year trying to clear things before the holidays...right?It helped that newswriter (and alcohol lightweight) Kimberly Thorpe decided to seek tolerance-building advice so she ... More >>
Almost a decade ago, I wrote this: "Every time this country ends up with a Bush in the White House, several things most assuredly occur: The government inflicts some regrettable incident on Japan, the nation tumbles into a recession, a presidential pet writes a book, and everyone worries about th ... More >>
In case you were just dying to see the full line-up for Richardson's 16th Annual Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival, well, we've got the goods for you. And, by "goods," we clearly mean early 2000s flashbacks, celebreality stars and jokes from Saturday Night Live:
It's nothing unusual for The Door to host a battle of the bands event. The club seems to have at least one a month whether here (May 16) or in Fort Worth (this Saturday). But come April 26, The Door's battle takes a different angle. Bands wanting to become almost famous can compete in The Door's Wil ... More >>
Videogamers are living out rock and roll fantasies on screens at your local pub
It's never been easier to start your own (fake) band.
Let's end this. Now.
See some lasers in Grand Prairie
Wilco: We've said it once, we'll say it again. Best band in the world. Proved it last night in Fort Worth. Didn't need to. Did. I have a theory that Wilco is the greatest American rock band, past or present. They've been my favorite band for a decade, so honestly I'm a little biased, but last night ... More >>
The Latino Cultural Center has a folklorico explosion
Why Jables is a "cross between a lightning bolt and James Dean"
Why do men hit on female bartenders?
Half Price Books
Major-label survivors Royal Trux peel away experience to make a fresh, funky new album
Bless 'em, Dooms U.K. make art for Art Rock's sake
Jam bands burst into bloom
Dallas' last great concert hall suffers growing pains
The Toadies, the Daisy, and the Rev join tribute to Cartoons' Greatest Hits
Reprise Records president defends the rights of his artists against the Right and the wrong
Local CD for kids' charity backs into trouble over rape song