In the fall of 2011, I got a gig as an in-house scribe for 35 Denton. It wasn't paid, save for a complimentary wristband to the four-day festival (which is damn near a golden nugget for any young music fan). One of our tasks leading up to the festival's weekend in March was trodding around Denton an ... More >>
Last week, Classic Waxxx Records announced the new Dallas-based label's first release, a candy apple red 7-inch vinyl from John Paul Smith & the Coal Creek Boys out of Alberta, Canada. They also announced a whopper of a second release: one of the greatest songs ever written by Lightnin' Hopkins. J ... More >>
It's always sad seeing a good bar or venue close its doors. This week we're losing Zubar, a Greenville Avenue bar that has hosted a lot of great DJ residencies and some pretty phenomenal reggae, house and hip-hop sets in its nearly 17-year span. On the bright side, they're throwing a massive party ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Record Store Day was a great success and brought outstanding numbers to last week's top sellin ... More >>
Locally-based Hormones are a familiar fixture at Bryan Street Tavern. They played the venue's Big Fucking Anniversary show a few weeks ago, and will play there again this Saturday, October 27, with The Gorehounds. They will do two sets: one with original songs and the other with songs by Death from ... More >>
A Message from Jesus and Mary Chain from 35 Denton on VimeoIt's about an hour-plus into Built to Spill's set of the final night of 35 Denton, which is the block the Jesus and Mary Chain were set to have before work visa issues forced them to reschedule. The reason I mention is the following from 35' ... More >>
At its inception, the 35 Denton music festival was simply North Texas' answer to Austin'sfamous shitshow, South by Southwest. In its third year, 35 Denton has become a legitimate music showcase, pulling names like Big Boi, The Flaming Lips and Mavis Staples into its funky little downtown square. The ... More >>
Foster The PeopleIf you're thinking, "If I hear 'Pumped Up Kicks' one more time, I'm gonna pull a gun on someone and make them outrun my bullets," then you should definitely not read on. The band responsible for the song, Foster The People, has strategically planned to start selling tickets to it ... More >>
In August, the Granada Theater, which has for four years in a row now earned the title of Best Live Music Venue in our annual, reader-voted Dallas Observer Music Awards, will celebrate its seventh year under the watch of owner Mike Schoder. And, considering that the people who run venues tend to en ... More >>
Eek! It's time for SXSW spillover, the yearly event in which the hoards of bands heading to Austin collect a little gas money by playing our fair area. But I'm not one to complain: Good music is good music, no matter where or when it's played.
The Henry Clay PeopleCalifornia's The Henry Clay People have come a considerable way in just a few years. Currently out on tour with Silversun Pickups and Against Me! while supporting their ballsy new album, Somewhere on the Golden Coast, the quintet chose to go the route of compromise with not o ... More >>
PhosphorescentBrooklyn-based Phosphorescent went from being an unknown indie poet scouring the globe and playing empty rooms to a critical darling almost overnight--many thanks to Willie Nelson. Matthew Houck, the man behind the moniker, made the risky decision to do an album of Nelson covers las ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be presenting my favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today we take an in-depth look at song No. 2 on the list--and, please, feel free to click after the jump for a free download of the track. Lastl ... More >>
[Editor's Note: In this week's paper, you'll see my picks for the best DFW albums of 2009. Unfortunately, because of space concerns in print, some of the column was cut. So I've decided to print the whole thing here in full. Check it out. Argue away. Do your thing. And check some of our writers' pic ... More >>
In case there was any doubt that Nic Hernandez was spot on about Lou Barlow's in-store performance at Good Records last week, Barlow himself confirmed as much today. While out on the road right now with Dinosaur Jr. and Built to Spill, Barlow, who is playing at least two sets a day on this tour ( ... More >>
Caity ColvardThe Donnas at last Thursday's free Trees show. Those not headed to last Thursday night's monster Built to Spill/Dinosaur Jr. double-bill had another nice little option--and a free one, no less--in the Hornitos-sponsored (and thus free) show from The Donnas and DFW's own Rockett Queen ... More >>
Lou BarlowWe're all pretty excited around here--and rightfully so, I'd say--about the Built to Spill/Dinosaur Jr. show at the Granada Theater this evening. No doubt you are, too.I just hope you have your tickets already--over the weekend, we'd heard sales to the show had already reached 900 ticke ... More >>
Saturday, September 12, at The Cavern
What's indie rock? Who cares? Here are 10 great CDs that will blow you away, no matter your definition.
Band of Horses rides the open range
First Fry Street, then Frequency Down...what's next to suffer in Denton?
Jay Ryan rocks the pencil
Jay Ryan rocks the pencil
Dios (Malos) (Startime)
Plus: The Glasgow School, History Lesson
We drove to the Austin City Limits Music Festival in ponchos, but we left wearing surgeon's masks
Rubber Gloves will soon be able to pour one out for the indie-rock homies
Sara Radle's off to L.A.; LM5 calling it quits; Rubber Gloves gets anew look
Political frustration becomes music for the masses
Death Cab for Cutie are the kings of rock. Sort of.
The Shins try to find their way in an inverted world
Fry Street Fair has changed over the years. But is it for the better?
This pretty much speaks for itself
Death Cab for Cutie sees itself as just a guitar band. You might not agree.
Selected songs disappear from the playlists at Clear Channel stations
Who says 2000 was a bad year for music?
Death Cab for Cutie is just trying to stay healthy long enough to pay for a broken windshield
Calvin Johnson isn't a musician. He just plays one onstage.
The world might not be coming to an end, but maybe it should be
Centro-matic docs; Daisy Radio rocks; North Texas Music Festival drops; The Groobees cop; And so much more
The Daisy doesn't need a major label to keep making, and selling, its music
With bands like these, who needs Austin anyway?
March 25 - 31, 1999
Marilyn Manson saved himself from a life of decadence. Now he thinks he can save rock and roll.