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 >>
Saturday, June 28, at the Granada Theater
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?