In this week's paper edition of DC9 at Night, Chris Parker effectively details the sonic evolution of Brooklyn's Pterodactyl. In fact, when describing the splendid craziness that is the band's recently released third album, Spills Out, as "still somewhat woolly with subtle spiky slashes of guitar ... More >>
Bright Eyes with First Aid Kit
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Better than: what everyone around the office predicted, including the gent who penned our preview in this week's paper.
Conor Oberst, in Denver in June. (Photo by Aaron Thackery via Westword.com)Not long into Bright ... More >>
New York's Blonde Redhead is fresh off the release of their eighth studio album, Penny Sparkle, which sees the band forging ahead into new musical territory, and passing through Dallas at the Granada Theater tonight. And while the new album has been compared to Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine and ... More >>
See these dudes for free at The Loft tonight with The Middle East.After a few days of speculation in the wake of its canceled performance at Coachella, Frightened Rabbit finally circumvented the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud and arrived stateside yesterday afternoon. The bad news? The band landed ... More >>
In the issue of the Observer set to hit stands today tomorrow (depending on your Metroplex locale), Chris Parker checks in with Bowerbirds' Phil Moore. And, in the resulting piece, Moore was kind enough to candidly explain the differences between his band's beautifully spare 2006 debut, Hymns for a ... More >>
For a whopping quarter of a century now, Hoboken's Yo La Tengo has existed comfortably at or near the top of the indie rock heap, showcasing an ever-changing aesthetic that, at various times in the band's career, has seen the band touching on various psych-, garage-rock and shoegaze styles. In this ... More >>
I dare you: Find an artist who's earned a greater percentage of straight-up adoring pieces profiles than Neko Case has. It's kind of crazy, actually. Seems anytime a critic sets his or her sights on Case, all rational thought goes out the window. It's understandable, though. I mean, you've heard ... More >>
The Cavern's concert calendar has been a little bit dry of late, but that changes somewhat this weekend with Saturday night's lineup of Throw Me The Statue, The Brunettes and Nurses rolling through town as part of an impressive touring triple-bill.
In this week's paper, contributor Chris Parker cha ... More >>
In this past week's print edition, Observer contributor Chris Parker chatted up rebel rocker Michael Franti, talking about his new reggae infused sound in Spearhead in anticipation of his show tomorrow night at Grand Prairie's Nokia Theatre alongside Counting Crows and Augustana.Well, turns out Fra ... More >>
So, yeah, maybe Leslie & The LY's are a little gimmicky, as the above video shows. But, still, kinda interesting in a bizarre way, no? No? OK. Well, thankfully, on tonight's Granada bill, Leslie is joined by a couple of other, more traditional veterans of the dance circuit: Stereo Total. And, i ... More >>
Totally meant to post something about this earlier today. Unfortunately, I totally forgot.Which makes for a perfect transition, actually: Tonight at Good Records, every stoner's favorite psych/folk/soul project, Brightblack Morning Light, stops by the Greenville Avenue record shop for an in-sto ... More >>
Since those Hank III tickets went so fast, let's re-up real quick with our other giveaway for the day...AA Bondy, former frontman for the band Verbana (an act Chris Parker expresses much love for in his preview of tonight's show, which ran in this week's paper), has made quite a name for himself as ... More >>