By Johnny Whiteside While rock 'n' roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It's about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Al ... More >>
Roky Erickson, James Hall & The Futura Bold Friday, July 13, at The Kessler Theater This all-Texas bill makes for one of the best shows coming to the Kessler in the near future. Roky Erickson is a legend with a riveting story and James Hall is one of the greatest frontmen to ever grace a Dall ... More >>
This week I was looking something different, my palate weary from ringing in the new year with an excess of cheap California champagne. So I headed to Baboush in the West Village in search of new flavors. Situated between sushi haven The Fish and Cork wine boutique, you might forget you're in Upto ... More >>
In this week's paper, something of a special treat: an exclusive interview with Wayne Coyne, frontman for noted Oklahoma's psych-pop heroes The Flaming Lips. Coyne, as you may know, has been spending a whole lot of time in Dallas lately. And not just for his fairly standard trips to the Urban Out ... More >>
MoondoggiesDespite having a terrible name, Moondoggies' brand of Americana and alt-country is surprisingly good -- so good that, last month, the Seattle quartet's song "What Took So Long" was featured as NPR's song of the day. While drawing some comparisons to Fleet Foxes, their four-part har ... More >>
Thursday, March 4, at The Cavern
WilcoPalladium BallroomOctober 9, 2009Better Than: Anything?Patrick MichelsJeff Tweedy of Wilco. For more shots, check out Patrick Michels' slideshow from the event.Two songs into the set came the climactic moment: "A Shot in the Arm," off 1999's Summerteeth. Pure rumble and all rapture, the soun ... More >>
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We've written plenty about the band Midlake here and in the paper version of Unfair Park. And we've written plenty about what other people have written about Midlake. So why stop now? As it's the end of the year and folks are spitting out their best-of lists like Terrell Owens horking up a loogie at ... More >>
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