The best show you had no idea was going on this week is almost upon us. Tonight, Heroes Sports Lounge weekly Paid In Full Fridays emcee battles will feature a very special guest headliner. A legend in the game, and arguably the most talented female emcee to ever pick up a mic- Brooklyn's own Jean Gr ... More >>
I'm not going to get involved in the stupid "Dallas vs. Fort Worth" pissing contest, although I've lived in the Fort for most of the last 35 years, so that should give you a clue as to my loyalties. Now that development dollars - many of them from Big D - have created our very own bar ghetto here (t ... More >>
With the 22nd annual Edgefest approaching this Sunday, we started to get a little cultural vertigo looking at the lineup: Garbage, Cake, Evanescence? The Black Keys are the big draw, sure, but it brought us back into that late '90s vortex, where the pants were wide and pop music was at its cavity-ti ... More >>
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Alex Gerst has been mixing some of the best (and most historic) Dallas rock for well over a decade now. On Fair To Midland's latest LP, Arrows and Anchors, you can hear his contri ... More >>
For those DC9 readers who don't have young children, Gustafer Yellowgold is the main character in a children's DVD series created by Morgan Taylor, an artist who has performed Gustafer's live show at Polyphonic Spree and Wilco concerts.Gustafer is a yellow cartoon sun dweller who landed on earth in ... More >>
Trashcan SinatrasIn this week's paper, Daniel Hopkins brings our attention to the show that Glasgow-based pop band Trashcan Sinatras will be playing tonight at The Loft to promote their latest acoustic album, Brel. In the article, he describes the band's quick rise in popularity with their 1991 d ... More >>
CakePalladium BallroomDecember 30, 2010
Better than (eventually): The insane traffic that was backed up from the venue, all the way down Lamar, down the ramp and onto freaking I-30.Cake
Cake has it figured out.
For the uninitiated: The California-based nerdy rock outfit managed to not only b ... More >>
With apologies to Robert Earl Keen, Devin the Dude, Cake, Hayes Carll and the multitude of also-rans filling up the regional concert calendar in these final weeks of 2010, it's safe to say, I think, that, with Friday night's Wu-Tang show at the Granada Theater, the year in live music effectively ... More >>
Free Energy, Foxy Shazam and HolleradoThe LoftOctober 22, 2010Better than: listening to politicians try to inspire hope with the upcoming elections.Free EnergyPhiladelphia-based power-pop group Free Energy has been climbing very fast since their March 2010 debut album Stuck on Nothing, a critical ... More >>
DJ Love isn't a Dallas native, but the seasoned DJ has made quite the name for himself around these parts thanks to several weekly gigs, a monthly gig, his own record label and an album that's about to drop. A few other things distinguish him from the rest of the local cop: For one, he exclusivel ... More >>
Just got word from Ben Gastright, bassist for local alt-country act Bravo, Max!, that the band has expanded to seven members. The complete line up is now Johnny Beauford, Gastright, Steve Vanderheide, Eli Staford, Ellie Stevens, Bob Loshelder and Chris Schmidt.
"We're your standard rock instru ... More >>
Ryan Conlin A moment after fluffy-haired beat-box comic Reggie Watts left SMU's McFarlin Auditorium Thursday night, a video clip flickered briefly on the screen behind him: Walker, Texas Ranger -- welcome back, old friend. There was this Andy Richter intro, in which he warned: "Tonight, the part ... More >>
A beer tasting event like last Saturday's Fall Beer Festival at the Fort Worth Flying Saucer is an easy way to try several new beers at once, hang out with fellow beer people and see a lot of hilarious T-shirts. However, as I discovered, it's also an easy way to get a bad impression of a beer for ... More >>