Around one in the afternoon on a Thursday in July, young ladies and gentlemen walk into Dan's Silverleaf dressed elegantly in black suits and formal dresses. All of the windows and doors are covered by dark blankets and sheets.
Avoiding the dancers, Warren Jackson Hearne walks into the bar fresh fr ... More >>
Although Laura Gibson's engaging and challenging music owes as much to jazz as it does to any notion of folk. La Grande, her recently released sophomore effort, is a collection that laces those sounds with a bit of atmospheric rock.
Just waking up before the long drive from Marfa to Austin, and in ... 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 >>
The Decemberists, Other LivesHouse of BluesApril 29, 2011
Better than: sitting in your bedroom, reading Melville, and wondering what it might be like to love someone as much as you love the sea.
Mattie StaffordDecemberist frontman Colin Meloy Friday night's "sold out" show at the House of Blues ... More >>
We already mentioned that Dallas native and Secret Machine Brandon Curtis produced the new record from BLK JKS, an act that hopes to bring South African rock 'n' roll to the international forefront. (We'll have a review of that band's performance at Mohawk's Patio last night up shortly...)
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Patrick MichelsThe DecemberistsThis was the big, obvious event of the night -- a packed yard at Stubb's, plenty of production from the NPR-backed show, and no huge surprises. Just a few great live acts we all know, proving they deserve it.Band: The Decemberists, Wednesday night at Stubb'sWhere: Stub ... More >>