Dog's Light Self-released
Another frigid Thursday evening and another quality collection of musical options for the discerning music fan...
Pretty busy musical Thursday evening we have here, highlighted by three shows at venues that all begin with the letter "L." What are the odds?
For the first time since New Year's there are plenty of musical options to choose from tonight -- good news, surely, for music fans who worry that the Frankie 45 memorial tonight, which is also serving as the grand re-opening of Club Dada, might prove a little too heavy to handle.
The iTunes library's shuffling between the culturally transcendent songs of El Mariachi Bronx and Calexico did little to help the taco. The taco was filled with what appeared to be the beloved, vermillion-oozing crumbled sausage, that meat so worthy of a hug. What it was really filled with wa ... More >>
Austin's Balmorhea released its newest full-length, Constellations, back on February 23, and Rob Lowe and Michael Muller, the main songwriters and core duo of band, have strayed little from the desert-rock formula displayed on earlier efforts. And that's not a criticism in the least; Balmorhea's pre ... More >>
Brandon NicholsMusicians. Salsa makers.Since taking most of the summer off in order to record new material, Denton's Western Giants is back and ready to perform some new material tonight at Dan's Silverleaf. With two EPs under its belt, Western Giants expects a full-length to hit the streets this ... More >>
Band: The Low LowsVenue: Dan's SilverleafTime: 11:05 p.m. Austin's The Low Lows was a band I knew very little about. And few in the audience at Dan's Silverleaf could enlighten me as to what to expect as the band made its way on stage. It was a rather large ensemble: two keyboardist, two (an ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, February 19, 2009... If you're going to SXSW, you may want to check out the worlds most ironic supergroup--Tinted Windows. The band includes ex-Smashing Pumpkin James Iha, the middle Hanson (Taylor), Bun E. Carlos from Cheap Trick and Fountains o ... More >>
Tuesday, February 10, at House of Blues' Pontiac Garage
Sure, 2008 may be done, but the list-making still continues... This year, five contributors to the Dallas Observer's music section were asked to participate in the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll, which compiles the lists of hundreds of music critics across the country into one m ... More >>
Amanda FogartyThis holiday season has been busier than most. Still, with the historical election and the tanking economy taking priority over most things musical, it's easy to overlook the plethora of cool bands making their way to our area. Case in point: Los Angeles' El Ten Eleven making its way t ... More >>
Trail of Dead at Club Dada on Friday night. (Dylan Hollingsworth) Photographer Dylan Hollingsworth hit the club circuit for us last weekend, dropping by a pair of noteworthy shows around town. Saturday night, of course, was Calexico's turn at the Granada, which we've already reviewed here. For mor ... More >>
Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, Dove Hunter Granada Theater October 4, 2008 Better than: Sitting around my house, listening to records by legendary loons like Daniel Johnston and Nick Drake instead of seeing a real kook live. Roky walked with a zombie last night. (Dylan Hollingsworth) Althou ... More >>
Nine Inch Nails, A Place To Bury Strangers American Airlines Center August 18, 2008 Better than: Watching all three Matrix movies on blu-ray. Trent Reznor and...The Pips? (Derrick Miller) More of a multimedia event than a concert, the performance last night of Trent Reznor and his latest inca ... More >>
Saturday, August 19, at the Granada Theater
Story Like a Scar (Vagrant)
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Deep Ellum has too many opening acts and not enough headliners