If you're looking for some variety to help spice up your weekend, then the concert schedule around North Texas should be just the thing to help make it happen. We're talking everything from Pegasus Music Fest to John Fogerty to Tech N9ne. If you have yet to set up any weekend plans, take comfort in ... More >>
This is your official warning Dallas, It's going to be a rough Monday. This weekend is packed to the brim with great live music and there's nothing you can do about it. Honestly, you'll be lucky if you make it to brunch at all (gasp). Friday night will be especially taxing, as you have five great sh ... More >>
Last night, Josh Venable broke the news in a Facebook status update: he's coming back to radio in a couple of weeks, but not in Dallas. He'll be in Tulsa at Z-104.5, The Edge as the new program director and afternoon DJ. And with its alternative rock format, Venable is right where he wants to be.
More '90s bands are coming to town! The Dream is alive! Out of the bands below that I'm announcing are coming to town, a handful of them peaked a couple of decades ago. Now go watch that music video for the song "Good" by Better than Ezra to take you on a little trip down memory lane.
You know, this seldom happens, but I can say without a doubt that I have every single one of these artists in my iPod. Maybe I'll make it into a playlist. This'd be a good playlist, right? Either way, here are your top show announcements this week, and if you're like me, you're flabbergasted by th ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. Tyler, The Creator features several artists on his new album, and according to CD Source owne ... More >>
Friday, October 5, and Saturday, October 6, at Trees
Astronautalis, Friday, October 5, at Granada Theater This time last year, former North Texas rapper Astronautalis had just released his 11-track gem, This Is Our Science. This Friday, he opens for Flobots, a Denver-based prog hip-hop group signed to Motown Records. On his website, Astronautalis enco ... More >>
See also: Six of the summer's best concerts With this recent open-window weather comes the pitter-patter of the fall concert season, tugging at our sleeve and asking us to pleeeaaase hold it. There's plenty to teethe on in Dallas over the next three or four months, including bigger festivals like ... More >>
A couple of months back, good ol' what's-his-name noted that Sarah Jaffe's latest, The Way Sound Leaves a Room, featured her take on Cold War Kids' "Louder Than Ever." And it's a very nice take at that, as you can hear for yourself below courtesy the button below that'll launch the MySpace music ... More >>
The Way Sound Leaves a Room "Kirtland Records"
Earlier this week, Sarah Jaffe released The Way Sound Leaves a Room, a new EP/DVD release that features footage from her Wyly Theater performance from back in February, as well as eight never-before-released songs from the popular area singer-songwriter. The eight songs are particularly interesti ... More >>
If it seems like we've been waiting forever for the new Sarah Jaffe release, it's because we kind of have been. Or, at least, we've sure been reporting on it for a while -- dating back to July 2010, when Jaffe told us that the new disc was likely going to be coming out in the fall of that year. I ... More >>
Pete FreedmanCold War Kids tear down that first-day ACL wall.Off in the distance, the song of the summer, Foster the People's can't-stop-won't-stop "Pumped Up Kicks," is blasting away over Zilker Park, blaring from the P.A. over at the Google (nee Dell) Stage. There's a marvelous tag-team effort ... More >>
You know Aaron Eiland's work. Dude is clearly good at what he does. Here, the Dallas-based graphic designer proves it again.
Fool's GoldThe Los Angeles-based indie rock band Fool's Gold has always been a work in progress. That is, until recently. The band is notorious for incorporating and African flavor into their music and their second album Leave No Trace, which dropped on August 16, holds true to that style. But fr ... More >>
There are a good many reasons to skip this year's installment of Austin City Limits Music Festival down in Austin.For starters, the weather is supposed to sunny with a high of 98 degrees on all three days. in a giant field with no air conditioning, teeming with thousands of warm bodies, it won't ... More >>
Mission Of BurmaThis week's show announcements are likely the strongest we've seen all year, and, to start it off, we have the legendary post-punk act Mission Of Burma. The band, which broke up in 1983, has been reunited since 2002, putting out what some say is their most impressive work yet. And ... More >>
Dylan HollingsworthKris Youmans After a year and a half spent working as talent buyer for the Gilley's Complex on South Lamar, focusing on South Side Music Hall, The Loft and the Jack Daniel's Saloon, Kris Youmans has announced today the formation of his own, independent talent buying agency. In ... More >>
We had some fun yesterday trying to guess the bill for the 2011 Austin City Limits Musical Festival -- and, hey, we were right about Kanye West, if nothing else. Early this morning, the folks behind the festival announced for full lineup for their end-of-summer offering. And, as expected, the 10t ... More >>
Last year's logo was pretty awesome...It was a couple weeks back now that KDGE-102.1 FM The Edge announced the lineup for the 2009 version of its annual How The Edge Stole Christmas show. And, uh, you'll have to pardon us for missing the announcement when it first came to pass. For pretty obvious ... More >>
Yesterday, the folks at You and Yours Productions--the same people who've brought you the two latest videos from The Burning Hotels--released the above footage of Telegraph Canyon performing at Bass Hall, opening for the Old 97's, from a few weeks back. It was a special night--and the clip, which b ... More >>
There's two shows as part of this year's ordeal, and a pretty blatant difference between them. Show No.1 (Or: How The Dude Rock Stole Christmas) Thursday, December 4, at House of Blues Blue October, Hoobastank, Deep Ella Show No. 2 (Or: How The Edge Went A Little More Indie) Friday, December 5, at ... More >>
On stage, Cold War Kids ooze with confidence. In the real world, theyd rather stay out of trouble.
While the music section is off gallivanting around Austin for South by Southwest (see item above), the rest of us are left to pick up the pieces. There are plenty of good national and regional acts filtering through Dallas this week on their way down to Austin, but eff those guys; I show up for the ... More >>