Emotionless robots take over Ishi's new music video for their latest single "Emotional Hard Drive." The single comes from their sophomore album, titled Digital Wounds. The Dallas-based band is known for their unique blend of electronic music with funk and soulful story telling. The record, which fro ... More >>
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made their fans happy twice over this morning with the announcement of a new album and a slew of North American tour dates taking place in late summer. The album, Hypnotic Eye, due out on Reprise Records July 29, is Petty's 16th studio album and his first in four year ... More >>
Although it's been nearly five years since Idaho indie rockers Built to Spill have released an album, the band continues to be a solid concert draw across the United States. Led by the enigmatic Doug Martsch, Built to Spill have featured several different lineups and this year is no exception. Spe ... More >>
Randy Ebright of Molotov certainly stands out. Born in Michigan, Ebright ended up in Mexico City due his dad's job as a DEA agent. Once there, he quickly connected with the local music scene and joined Molotov. Twenty years later, the guy is still drumming for one of the most unique bands coming out ... More >>
A Guide to Decoding Its Girl-Power Clues
There's lots of pleasure, but it doesn't quite finish you off.
Update, 2/20, 9:50 a.m. The pre sales have started for East Coast dates. The link goes live to the right of the date, where it currently says On Sale Soon. Once you click, you get put in a queue for tickets, so I'd try and click as close to 10 a.m. as you humanly can. As in, start refreshing your br ... More >>
Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. A huge idea turned up at City Hall yesterday. Huge. This is like a Blue whale beaching itself on the banks of the Trinity River. I'm afraid City Hall is going to send a crew out there and chop it into cat-food. We need to stop and take a big look at this ... More >>
Are you ready to fly your flannel flag? Built to Spill, Boise, Idaho's second finest export, were just added to the 35 Denton roster. It's shaping up to be a pretty eclectic one, too -- they join Houston baller Bun B, dub duo Peaking Lights, UK post punks the Raincoats, the Mountain Goats, T ... More >>
Saw this heads-up for the first time last night. As it turns out, according to DirecTV's website, the satellite provider and Belo Corp. are engaged in a tussle over broadcast fees. Belo, which signed its agreement with the carrier in February 2001, says DirecTV isn't paying enough for the rights ... More >>
Denver's Breathe Carolina is definitely a love 'em or hate 'em type of band. Blending pop friendly electronica, dance beats and screamo metal, the duo of Kyle Even and David Schmitt makes music that practically defines the phrase "acquired taste." Yet in spite of some backlash from critics, ... More >>
Although not as busy as last night, there are still a few musical options in our area this Tuesday night that are well worth investigating.
I recently had occasion to look up a menu from a town where I used to live, and was startled by how ostentatiously it flaunted the region's culinary biases. The menu was so obviously issued by a restaurant in this particular town that I'm pretty sure I could pick it out of a line-up of 100 me ... More >>
I dunno -- from the looks of these photos, the Boise airport is kinda nice.Like I wrote yesterday, Sam was at that council briefing during which they back-and-forthed over those three themes for the new-n-improved Love Field. Sam shot me a few texts during the meeting, including some funny quotes ... More >>
Built to Spill, Finn Riggins, Telegraph CanyonGranada TheaterAugust 11, 2010Better than: your nephew's second birthday.Mattie StaffordSee the rest of Mattie's shots from last night's show here.Last night's showcase at the Granada Theater, which featured performances from Boise's Built to Spill an ... More >>
Megan FeldmanFrom left: Judy Burns, Sherry Brant and Janice Nally of Boise, IdahoAs we mentioned earlier, some of the meeting planners in town for the Association for Convention Operations Management's annual conference took a tour of Dallas this morning. They hit all the, um, hot spots -- meanin ... More >>
You are looking live! At, um, snow?!Drove to work this morning and - swear - it was is snowing like a mutha. Can't confirm that a frost warning has been issued in Hades, but seems like as good a day as any to try and fix the broken, busted, bad BCS. My Observer bloggin' buddy Dave Far ... More >>
No need to be shy, Alan.At the risk of beating you over the head with this information, it seems worth our while to remind you that tonight marks the much-anticipated debut of Alan Palomo's newest project, Neon Indian, which has garnered praise from outlets far beyond us and the normal local musi ... More >>
Ian WillmsWar deserter and Dallas-area native Kim Rivera in her new home in Toronto.We just got word that Kim Rivera, the 27-year-old soldier and mother of three who deserted to Toronto and who you'll remember from "Gimme Shelter," cover story from the paper version of Unfair Park back in March, ... More >>
Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
You are now free to move about the country. (Jason Upshaw) Almost three months after its early March release, Airline's Farewell Republica is starting to get some love on the college radio circuit. According to a Myspace bulletin just sent out, the band's been receiving airplay of late on the fo ... More >>
He also couldn't resist talking about Yoko Romo
Older, wiser, and
with a longer beard,
Doug Martsch spills his "Conventional Wisdom"
Did a preacher's obsessions push Dena Schlosser over the edge?
Did a preacher's obsessions push Dena Schlosser over the edge?
Doug Martsch runs the biggest little band on Earth
"Weird Al" Yankovic has turned other people's careers into his own
Built to Spill's Doug Martsch takes a solo side trip, after waking up with his mind on Jesus
The Shins' James Mercer is just another underappreciated genius
Built to Spill's Doug Martsch might claim to be an amateur on the six-string, but don't let him fool you
Malvina Reynolds and Harry Smith argue for folk's historical authenticity. Whatever that is.
You need to talk to MTV's Jesse Camp like he needs another head in his hole
Built to Spill makes a record too good to Keep It Like a Secret
Albertson's new spin doctor is here for you (like it or not)
Denton residents like Parks and Delores Olmon want to know how a posse of city slickers managed to railroad plans for a lead-belching copper factory in their town
High prices and low competition raise rumors that the fix is in at Dallas kosher markets
Dallas' burgeoning Jewish community sparks a battle among markets hungry for their business
A breach-of-contract lawsuit dogs A.H. Belo's bid to join the media big leagues
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Idaho's potato king accuses a dead Dallas oilman and his sons of a multimillion-dollar scam