Now that the weather has turned to something other than scorching, we can turn our attention to catching a show outdoors. Although most promoters (and many in the crowds) don't seem to mind a show taking place in the middle of August, I sure don't mind having dehydration and hyperthermia being the e ... More >>
Nas and Lauryn Hill Monday, October 29, at the Palladium Ballroom, $54.75 This pairing is an inspired one, and especially notable for fans of Lauryn Hill, who have been wondering where the follow-up to 1998's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has been hiding. That (hopefully) comes with the release of ... More >>
Flickr user d double uA previous Double Wide pool partyIn the past, Labor Day has unofficially marked the end of the hot summer. But, this year, the heat will continue. There are some Labor Day parties this weekend, though, that will offer a chance to cool down and catch some good bands. The Doub ... More >>
SMU joint doesn't give cheap eaters the shaft.
And how can we keep them out otherwise?
Black Stone RangersA couple weeks back, we caught the very tail end of a performance from new local duo called Black Stone Rangers. It wasn't much, but it was enough to pique our interest in the outfit, which, apparently, is named after an infamous 1960s Chicago gang. So we did as we do, and we c ... More >>
Via DeadspinLook over to the right... yeah, right there.Are you one of those people annoyed by the word meme? Well, turn away dear friend. Yesterday, the Daily Mail posted an incredible photograph from the Ryder Cup--one depicting a golf ball not much more than a nose hair away from the lens. Of ... More >>
Thursday, September 9, at the Granada Theater
We have more photos and reviews of our showcase in Deep Ellum coming right up, but in the meantime here's a few videos of Seryn at La Grange, Air Review at The Door and Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights at the Outdoor Stage behind Trees to hold you over (after the jump!). Enjoy, and check bac ... More >>
Twilight: SoggyHey are we vampires? Cool, just checking.The Twilight Saga's soundtracks have been mostly impressive. You can say what you want about the movies sucking it hardcore (vampires playing baseball, really?), but the soundtracks feature some surprisingly good tracks from bands like Fanfa ... More >>
Sunday, May 23, at Hailey's in Denton
George Gimarc, like you didn't knowAlmost four years ago, the great George Gimarc introduced us to his then-latest rock and roll alternative: a would-be syndicated format called Radio SASS, which stood for "Short Attention Span System" -- as in, no song lasted lasted longer than two minutes. Said ... More >>
KNUS99.comWe wrap our broadcast week with yet more from the KNUS vaults currently in the possession of one George Gimarc. What you'll find below are few minutes of what aired on Gordon McLendon's FM freak-out on August 22, 1970 -- some of the sounds and some of the smells, dig? The best part: the ... More >>
Local painter Christine Smith's Leia's Tea Party, on display at The Soda Gallery (and quite the bargain)Just as I was getting ready to post photos from last night's Star Wars art shindig at The Soda Gallery, a Friend of Unfair Park sent word this morning: The Star Wars: In Concert tour is schedul ... More >>
Pitchfork's Stuart Berman reviewed Austin-by-way-of-Dallas garage rockers The Strange Boys' The Strange Boys And Girls Club today, eventually giving the album a not-too-shabby 7.1 after establishing the premise that garage-rock is and always has been the realm of social misfits.The review s ... More >>
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