Fang Island just released Major, one of the best albums of the year. No joke. These guys somehow mix power pop with progressive rock, and the resulting chaos is quite appealing. Speaking from a tour stop in Kansas City, and in anticipation of tonight's show at Dada, guitarist Chris George talked abo ... More >>
See also: The fans of Aerosmith Aerosmith, Cheap Trick American Airlines Center Saturday, July 28 At 64, Steven Tyler is simply a wonder to behold. As he pranced, pouted and prowled the stage at the American Airlines Center Saturday night, it was hard to keep up with the showboating. And with a b ... More >>
This video tells the amazing story of the Tenacious D reunion. With that reunion comes a new album, Rize of the Fenix, and a massive tour that will pass through Dallas. On Friday, July 20, Tenacious D and opening act The Slights will be at Palladium Ballroom. Tickets will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m ... More >>
I've seen Cheap Trick countless times, among them: playing the State Fair of Texas, opening for Meat Loaf at Starplex, at Reunion Arena some time in the '86. No matter when, no matter where, the band never disappoints; there's a reason they're beloved by the likes of Steve Albini, the Toadies an ... More >>
Cabe BoothCabe Booth's name might not ring too many bells. But if you've ever been to the Curtain Club, you've seen his artwork. Creating stunning, life-like paintings of legendary bands, you might as well stare at them for hours.Booth's birthday is coming up this week, and for his birthday ... More >>
As part of their ongoing strategy to make April the most hated month of the year, the U.S. government requires that you turn in your taxes on Monday. Yes, that's right: It's the time of year again where you have to strain your eyes and flip through your receipts, desperately hoping to find possib ... More >>
Not a lot going on this Tuesday evening. Just five really cute bands rolled into one long show...
Hump day once again and what an interesting collection of acts we have descending upon Dallas this evening. Tonight, there's a little bit of something for everyone--so long as that something includes alternative rock, jam bands, post punk or deathcore.
Technically I shouldn't even be posting here--too old, so I'm told. So I'll keep this quick and just tell Jeff Liles thanks for posting Spyche's rendition of Slobberbone's "Get Gone Again," a standout from the band's '97 sophomore effort Barrel Chested. The clip was recorded, natch, at the Kessler T ... 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 Founta ... More >>
I know that those who contribute to this blog--including me--have not been overly kind to bands of the emo variety. Sorry, but shows that start at 6:30 p.m. in Plano (especially on a Tuesday) just don't seem to warrant the attention of a weekend event at a venue in Dallas. Ah, but that's not the cas ... More >>
Rick Nielsen and his quintuple-neck guitar, which is perhaps one of the reasons writer Darryl Smyers refers to him as "uber-nerd." Last week, Sony Legacy released a 30th anniversary edition box set of At Budokan, Cheap Trick’s remarkable entrance into popular culture. Sure, the Illinois quartet ... More >>
Tiger Moth EP (Self-released)
Saturday, April 12, at Club Dada
A field guide to the hippest music festivals of the summer
Let's end this. Now.
Time to put your skillz to the test
Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act.
Saturday, August 26, at Hailey's
Careless Loveseeds (self-released)
Another Fine Day (Lost Highway)
Modern Machines deliver catchy irony by aping the Replacements' former glory
Friday, April 7, at the Granada Theater
Tonight Alive (Sidearm Entertainment)
From Tokyo to You (Big3)
Rhino assembles the definitive '70s punk collection. Pretty much.
Tom Clancy plays spy games
Scaraoke at XPO Lounge
Earthquake Glue (Matador)
Razzle Dazzle promises a gay ole time
White Rock Skate Center
Thursdays at XPO Lounge
You need to talk to MTV's Jesse Camp like he needs another head in his hole
Or: Looking for the heart of South by Southwest