Punk rock has been a part of cinema ever since the music was created in places like Los Angeles, New York and London in the mid to late '70s. Aside from the music, either live or on record, the big screen provided another medium to convey what punk truly stands for: not giving a fuck what anyone els ... More >>
Bob Dylan is being sued. For supposedly being racist. Could the harmonica enthusiast born Robert Allen Zimmerman -- the man whose ejaculate created national treasure Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers -- truly be a bigot? Sure, he could be. Or maybe his comment likening Croatians to Nazis was misinterpr ... More >>
Don't spend too many late-night hours reading longtime Ministry leader Al Jourgensen's memoir. It's a dark, dark nightmare. Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen is harrowing tale of drugs, sex and, of course, rock-n-roll, inspired by the artist who influenced a generation of musical ... More >>
Hey guys, guess what. Scientists recently decided that the world could instantly turn into a solid state at any moment, so before that happens, go catch these 10 must-see concerts in DFW. Scroll down to make your bucket list, then find the link to this terrifying NPR article on page two.
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.
Earlier this week, Weezer announced plans to partner with Carnival Cruise Lines to arrange the first ever "Weezer Cruise." The four-night voyage from Miami to Cozumel will also feature sets by the likes of Ozma, Dinosaur Jr., Wavves and loads of others.Never mind how awesome we think all this sou ... More >>
Stakes are high for comedy written by and starring women.
I hadn't seen Alex Cox's Straight to Hell since forever, but Barak Epstein at the Texas Theatre was kind enough to provide a copy yesterday in advance of its re-appearance at the Oak Cliff movie house tomorrow night -- the first of four nights paying homage to the filmmaker. Well, technically, it ... More >>
I've considered retiring this weekly feature many times in recent weeks; we're about out of the good stuff, I fear -- unless you're just dying for a ladies-choice between Linda Ronstadt at Reunion in '82 or Courtney Love and Hole at Deep Ellum Live in '94, which I'd briefly considered last night. ... More >>
Edgefest 2010Pizza Hut Park in FriscoMay 1, 2010Better than: watching the Kentucky Derby, although probably not if you were doing so from Churchill Downs' infield--because that's a party, folks.Phoenix headlined Edgefest's smaller stage on Saturday.Believe it or not, there was music at Pizza Hut ... More >>
Saturday, May 1, at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco
Vishal Malhotra Calhoun's back, even if it's just those two on the left...Over on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's site today, a real treat for fans of Calhoun, one of the finest bands from that city: Seems the band, which called it quits last May, isn't done yet. And there's proof: A week ago toda ... More >>
It is truly weird when City of Ate stories pop up in other venues, often without context. For instance, our Top 10 on foods to fry for next year's state fair somehow ended up in a Baltimore paper's blog, where some people show surprising scorn for things Texan.These cross-posts, or whatever they' ... More >>
It was 15 years ago last week when a landscaper found Kurt Cobain's body sprawled out on the floor of his garage apartment. Time flies when you're dead, huh? His suicide will always be a shining example of why an aspiration to celebrity is such a vacuous exercise in ego. The guy could never admit ... More >>
Who should fear the reaper this year?
Grimaldi's Pizzeria3636 McKinney, Suite 190214-559-4611 Last night my ladyfriend and I decided on a pizza dinner at Grimaldi's in the West Village. If you haven't been yet, Grimaldi's is the first Dallas location of the chain which has served famously delicious coal-fired pizza pies to dudes like F ... More >>
T-3 doubles your pleasure with House and Garden's interlocking production; not a lot of funny things happened at WaterTower's Forum
Jeffrey Ross visits the Lakewood
Have you heard? Tom Leppert is a businessman. There is the glamourous and consequential side of journalism: Covering a presidential race, writing about a war, detailing the side effects of a new cancer drug, profiling Maggie Gyllenhaal. And there is this: Attending a debate for Dallas mayor at 7:30 ... More >>
Nothing like a little hardball to help the Mavs forget
Show Your Bones (Interscope)
The Matrix: Path of Neo is more chop suey than chopsocky.
The Buck passes as Rangers go riches to rags
Richard Curtis is in Love with love, so what's new?
At SXSW, you couldn't hear the bad news over all that music
Let SXSW stay in Austin. We're OK with that.
IFC's new documentary, Crossover
Sandra Berhard is still here
Il Solé's menu rocks. Unfortunately, so does the sound system.
Fifteen years later, The Melvins are still willing to provoke and confuse
Julie Speed tells her viewers all they need to know about her art -- and her
A guide to music on the Web that the RIAA isn't worried about
Rock and roll is still a man's, man's, man's, man's world
With Adore, Billy Corgan has finally made a record as good as he thinks it is
During South by Southwest, the harsh reality is always a free drink away
The musical midway of Citizen Lane
Hollywood never realized that Tupac was always better than his movies
The wages of Lollapalooza's sin is Metallica and make-up
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Michael Jackson tells HIStory to whoever is left to listen to it
The Go-Go's return - again - to finish what they began 15 years ago