In the world of film and DVD, the Criterion Collection is the king of digging up deserving films and offering them to the public. Each of their releases gets the deluxe treatment, filled with extras that highlight why the movie is worthy of such royal massaging. For music buffs, there are a few nota ... More >>
Last year, we detailed five fantastic post-rock bands that scoff at the term post-rock and, more or less, pissed on the very thought of being tagged as such. With Luna's Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips conquering the grassy hill at the Belmont Hotel tonight as a part of KXT 91.7's Barefoot at the ... More >>
Dave Bazan Saturday, February 25 In case you forgot how cool the town of Denton is, Saturday night, Denton city councilman Kevin Roden hosted an intimate evening with Dave Bazan at his home on Texas Street, right across from TWU. "[Bazan's] management team put out the call that they were doing th ... More >>
DischordThe most embarrassed I ever felt at a live show was April 16, 1993, at the old Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum -- otherwise known as The Night Those Assholes Up Front Wouldn't Leave Fugazi The Fuck Alone. I just relived it again, courtesy the Fugazi Live Series slowly rolling out on the Discho ... More >>
Bedhead: One of Dallas' best.There's little doubting Robert Wilonsky's stance on Bedhead--dude's a fan.So there's little surprise then, that, in his August 6, 1998 article, "Putting it to bed," Robert's writing took on a somber tone. Hell, the last sentence in the piece might as well be sobs: "So ... More >>
One thing you can't expect every new year? Another record from Dallas' own The New Year—which is just part of why The New Year is such a crowning achievement.
Assuming you've been keeping up with this blog, then, yep, you've seen me counting down my favorite local record releases of 2008, one record a day, for the past week and a half or so. Well, it all comes to an end right here, right now. Below, a recount of records No. 20 through No. 2. Then, after t ... More >>
Transona Five, A Weather, The New Year Granada Theater September 18, 2008 Better Than: Sulking and reminiscing about the way things were, that's for sure. The New Year kept things in line all night. (Sarah Jane Semrad) The New Year's performance at the Granada Theater last night was, oddly enoug ... More >>
As Pete's taking the day off to recover from the Dallas Observer Music Awards -- and back in my day, we got an hour, tops -- thought I'd sneak this musical note by the goalkeeper. Because -- surprise, surprise -- it's a New Year notice, yet another in advance of the third album due from Matt and Bub ... More >>
Brian Harkin Matt Kadane, left, and brother Bubba Saturday night at the Granada I see over on DC9 that Pete's posted quite the rave for Saturday night's triple-header at the Granada: The Theater Fire, Matt and Bubba Kadane and Centro-matic. To which I'd only add that it was a bit of a sentimental k ... More >>
Saturday, June 28, at the Granada Theater
Maybe not, but certainly a ... um ... rockin' New Year, as evidenced by the few seconds of new music previewed in the trailer below, for the band's eponymous release due September 9 on Touch and Go. The label has just released the song titles and album cover (oooh, fall colors!), but this trailer's ... More >>
A treat for the weekend readers of Unfair Park: the latest video from Los Bros Kadane's The New Year. Only, yes, it's for an old New Year song: "The End's Not Near," off 2004's The End is Near -- or, ya know, that song for which an episode of The O.C. was named. It appeared yesterday, because, turns ... More >>
Los Bros Kadane: Matt and Bubba On Friday, we provided you a link to some long-lost live Bedhead, circa 1998. Well, the same MP3 blog today offers something perhaps a little more special: 11 songs Matt and Bubba Kadane performed in Germany in November 2004. (The site says '01, but Bubba tells Unfair ... More >>
For the benefit of the olds in the listening audience, here's a 10-year-old track I found whilst taking my cane down Amnesia Lane: Bedhead, performing Transaction de Novo's "More Than Ever" at Bennington College on April 20th, 1998. It'll do whilst Matt and Bubba Kadane and the rest of The New Year ... More >>
Thursday, June 8, at Sons of Hermann Hall
At this weekend's Wall of Sound Festival, the New Year resolves to play its first local gig in two years
Area bands get in on the TV show soundtrack action
Growing older with The New Year
Local music police welcome a new chief
A few more area musicians make appearances on the Cartoon Network
Two months into 2001, Matt and Bubba Kadane start The New Year
Band-related paper cuts and other ironies.
Chomsky, Brutal Juice and others make the news
ACME CD Manufacturing Co.,
Gypsy Tea Room
New Year's day; Texas Punk Sweethearts; Growth spurt for Polyphonic Spree; Waging Red Animal War
One of the few jazz labels that matters, Leaning House Records, calls it quits
The Kadanes celebrate The New Year, One Ton Records sticks its head in the Buzz-Oven, and oh-so-much more
Matt and Bubba Kadane team up with Macha... to cover Cher?
Or: How the Internet could kill the album
Mom and pop label says goodbye ... sort of
Signing to a record label can be bad for a band's health. So why do they keep doing it?
1998 was not a very good year, but it's still worth the bother
Trance Syndicate--Texas' best label--closes its doors, leaving Bedhead without a home
Jimmy Webb wrote one of the greatest songs ever, but don't tell him that
Dre and Snoop Dogg, the boys who cried wolf, cancel yet another Dallas show
Slobberbone is the dumbest name for the best new band in town
Are local record labels a springboard to success, or success itself?