Since 1976, John "Eddie" Edwards has been playing drums for The Vibrators, one of England's original punk acts. Nearly four decades later, he finds himself the sole original member, as the band continues to release albums and tour steadily.
From a van driving through Ohio and in anticipation of Sat ... More >>
In the last few months, research for a project has taken me across the state and, more recently, into Mexico. It may be something sentimental in me, or this weird notion that road trips are meant to be soundtracked by where you are and not by a list you cultivated online, but I noticed what was popu ... More >>
Kim ThayilWith the 20th anniversary edition of Nevermind being released earlier this year -- and with the subsequent buzz it churned -- it would seem we are on the brink of a full-blown grunge resurgence. But what is being somewhat overlooked in all the Nirvana hype is that the early '90s Seattle ... More >>
The Thermals, Cymbals Eat Guitars, The CoathangersGranada TheaterOctober 24, 2010Better than: sitting at home, drumming my fingers and waiting for the World Series to start.The ThermalsConsidering that it was a Sunday night, last night's vibe at the Granada Theater was surprising.Only some 250 pe ... More >>
BuzzcocksThe LoftJune 11, 2010Better than: nostalgia.BuzzcocksBuzzcocks (a more appropriately named band escapes me at the moment) roared into The Loft on Friday evening delivering on the promise of the Another Bites tour premise: The band roared through their first two albums--and a few other ge ... More >>
"Goodbye!"This weekend wishes a farewell to two Dallas gems, the supersaturated
fun that is Giggle Party and the dance hip-hop twosome Sore Losers.
Giggle Party is set to leave for San Francisco next week and will have
its going away celebration tonight at bassist Jason Reichl's homemade
venu ... More >>
At some point today, Pete will no doubt post his musings on last night's LCD Soundsystem spectacular-spectacular at the Palladium. I look forward to that. But, alas, poor Pete bailed too soon. There was the after-show, after all, otherwise known as Rock Star Karaoke in the upstairs Loft (where the B ... More >>
In this week's paper, Doug Davis checks in with Pete Shelley, frontman for legendary Brit punks the Buzzcocks, who, tomorrow night, stop through Dallas for a gig at The Loft--the second-to-last stop on the band's two-year world tour. One of the original pop-punk acts, Davis extols the Buzzcocks' eff ... More >>
Patrick MichelsThe King Bucks at last year's Barefoot At The Belmont SeriesWe are standing on the brink of the summer season, and with the unbearable heat comes the obligatory summer outdoor live music series. The heat is inevitable, but the Belmont Hotel and the AT&T Performing Arts Center a ... More >>
Drive ADrive A is a relatively new rock quartet with solid punk leanings. Led by appropriately snotty lead vocalist/guitarist Bruno Mascolo, Drive A hails from Los Angeles and is happy to harken back to the classic hardcore punk days of Orange County when bands like Black Flag and the Adolescents ... More >>
The Used can get a slightly more professional-looking tat at MusInk than depicted on the cover of their latest.As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago when Lucero and Telegraph Canyon were added to the bill, the lineup for the MusInk Tattoo & Music Festival April 9 through 11 looked like it wou ... More >>