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    October 10, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 10/10 - 10/12

    Another weekend is upon us in Dallas, which means more shows to partake in to take your mind off of the utter terror that is Ebola, but mostly because you love music. Ringo Starr, who used to be in this little band called The Beatles (is that spelled correctly? are you sure?) is in town. The indie h ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 10/06-10/12

    Welcome to the working week, folks. There's more than a few shows you should keep on your docket in the days ahead. Brit rockers Temples are taking their talents to where Big Things Happen, one half of the surviving Beatles is in town (Ringo, yes, but, a Beatle no less), the powerful voice of Sam Sm ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    We Need To Talk About Tim McGraw Slapping A Fan In Atlanta

    Seeing Tim McGraw in concert today isn't the spectacle it was in 1996, when he was riding high on being one of country music's biggest superstars. McGraw may have settled down slightly in his later years, but fans at the Atlanta stop of McGraw's Sundown Heaven Town tour earlier this week saw a much ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    The Best North Texas Rap Shows in July

    Say hello to July, everyone. While we've been taking special care to celebrate the wide bevy of versatile shows to visit the DFW in the past six months, it's been important that we highlight some of the great shows of the future. Although plenty of rap and hip-hop favorites will soon be making their ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Panda Bear to Headline Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest IV in September

    For the fourth year running, Dallas' Gorilla Vs. Bear music blog will be teaming up with the folks at Lower Greenville's Granada Theater to curate their very own music festival. Past years have attracted big-name indie artists like Danny Brown and Grimes as headliners, and this year's installment, w ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    Stop Calling Yourself Old

    Detroit rapper Danny Brown has a new album, called Old. Brown's occasional boasts about receiving in-show fellatio aside, just about everyone who likes good rap music likes him, and this new work does not disappoint. But the title is really annoying.

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    September 19, 2013

    The Nine Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, September 19-25

    Good god, Dallas. It's going to be a cheap Monday. This weekend you've got live music in the city, in the suburbs, Fort Worth, and everywhere else in between. Unfortunately it's not a matter of who you're going to see, it's who you're going to have to miss. It's 2013, and though we were promised je ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013
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    August 26, 2013

    Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival Attendees Review The Show, The Blog and Dallas

    This Saturday, Dallas-based music blog Gorilla Vs. Bear hosted their third annual festival at Granada Theater. Local music fans flocked to the historic venue to watch Booty Fade, Empress Of, HAERTS, Blue Hawaii, and Danny Brown share the stage. We talked to the crowd to see how the night's festiviti ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Gorilla vs. Bear Fest III in Polaroids

    Gorilla Vs. Bear and Polaroids have gone hand-in-hand since the early days of the blog, so it only seemed appropriate to snap a few instant film shots at the festival on Friday night. Sadly, I didn't plan ahead, and all I had was a few shots of some expired film loaded in one of my 600 series Polaro ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    The Ten Best Concerts in DFW This Week, August 22-28

    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 >>

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    August 9, 2013

    The Gathering of the Juggalos Infomercials, Ranked

    For those who may not be "down with the clown," the Gathering of the Juggalos is the largest convention of Insane Clown Posse fans in the world. This August marks the fourteenth installment, a five-day spectacle at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. It's going on right now. Our sister paper in St. Louis is the ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Gorilla vs. Bear Festival, Lil B and More Top Show Announcements

    Because of last week's epic explosion of show announcements, it's been like crickets this week; and probably also because it's our nation's most revered holiday. But not to fear. We wouldn't leave you high and dry. Scroll down to see what we've got for ya this week.

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    July 1, 2013

    [UPDATE: The Full Lineup is Here] Danny Brown Will Headline Gorilla vs. Bear Fest 2013, Tickets On Sale Now

    Update, Editor: The full lineup is now in! In addition to Danny Brown, GvsB Fest III will feature Blue Hawaii, HAERTS, Empress Of and Booty Fade. The return of DJ Sober (he's half of Booty Fade) greatly increases the likelihood of another mix in our near futures. Original post follows... Gorilla ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    The Official #Raptwitter Follow Friday All Stars

    The twittersphere has been all a-flutter with Kanyemania. A lot of cultural dialogue on social media has been in the vein of his new album, new baby, or new interview. Though you're probably dying to hear more opinions regarding these topics, we've decided to widen the focus a bit on #raptwitter thi ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    I'm a 40-Year-Old White Guy. Can I Get in the Rap Game?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Eazy-E and Ol' Dirty Bastard Holograms will Headline Rock the Bells. We're More Excited About Snow Tha Product

    Rock The Bells season is officially here. This Tuesday, promoters Guerilla Union held their launch party/press conference for this year's festival. Hosted by HOT97's Peter Rosenberg, the festivities started off with the longstanding tradition of freestyle extraordinaire MC Supernatural rapping the 2 ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Foxy Brown Lies About Jay-Z's Sex Life and Other Controversies

    Where to begin? #raptwitter had a big day yesterday, with big stories breaking left and right. From a Foxy Brown hoax to a pseudo-Big Tymers reunion, here are your biggest hip-hop news stories of the week: Yesterday started off with a shocking report of Foxy Brown dishing out some pretty wild alleg ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Danny Brown Was Not the Victim of His On-Stage Blowjob, Despite Contrary Reports

    This is a complicated story to tell. Misogyny, misandry, rape, consent, slut shaming, and victim blaming are not exactly pleasant topics of discussion- but this week they were all brought to the forefront of #raptwitter. Danny Brown's Old & Reckless Tour is well underway. The Detroit rapper's first ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    The 5 Best DFW Hip-Hop Videos of 2013 (So Far)

    As we approach the half way mark of 2013, it's time to recap the five most interesting local hip-hop music videos released so far. There were plenty of releases to choose from, so to keep things diplomatic, I kept it one per artist. Although lyrical content and beat played a part in the decision, th ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    Jean Grae Talks Jeanius Re-Release Plans, Prepares to D-Town Boogie

    The best show you had no idea was going on this week is almost upon us. Tonight, Heroes Sports Lounge weekly Paid In Full Fridays emcee battles will feature a very special guest headliner. A legend in the game, and arguably the most talented female emcee to ever pick up a mic- Brooklyn's own Jean Gr ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Danny Brown and Baauer at Trees: Is Novelty Overtaking Good Music?

    Danny Brown's high-pitched flow is so distinct I hear it waft across Elm street into the back patio of Black Swan Saloon, so I know to run across the street. Sprinting into Trees during the opening bars of Witit, the crowd is already jumping along, even the kids I judgmentally assume are there for B ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Danny Brown Wishes People Would Stop Trying to Be Impressive

    Danny Brown is getting OLD. While he has stated that the title of his forthcoming album is a tribute to Wu-Tang legend and strong creative influence, Old Dirty Bastard, there seems to be a deeper context behind it. Detroit's grimy casanova is now 32, and though the young fanbase he's acquired in his ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Ten Must-See Concerts in DFW This Week: April 4-10

    Editor: April showers, right? But a little water isn't stopping anyone, which is good because there are excellent shows happening this week. Including the blissfully strange Danny Brown, touring with beat master and unexpected meme star Baauer. -topic and his TeamFromNoWhere are throwing a party on ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    Three Things The 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards Results Can Tell Us About Pop Music Right Now

    The 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards were handed out on Thursday, March 13, and though it was happening right in Austin I'll forgive you for not noticing. In any case I'm not sure how you can have an awards show at SXSW without handing out a prize for Least Essential Social Media App To Receive Venture Capit ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    This Is Not a Love Song: Thoughts on Fun Fun Fun Fest 7

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Auditorium Shores Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 4 In its seventh year, Fun Fun Fun Fest has settled into a very curious meta place. Standing in a crowd at any one of the four stages, you were often watching a show via someone's iPhone or iPad. That Terrence Malick has been f ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2012

    A$AP Rocky

    Friday, Novembmer 2, at House of Blues

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    October 31, 2012

    The Overserved's Guide To Dallas During Fun Fun Fun Fest

    I haven't always been a festival person. Managing the stages and sets of so many performances, trying to balance the experience with both previously loved artists and the opportunity to experience something new is fulfilling, but can be overwhelming. One great thing about being the bratty cousin to ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012
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    September 14, 2012

    Ten of the Best Fall Concerts

    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 >>

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    July 26, 2012
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    July 24, 2012

    Ten Awesome Show Announcements: Father John Misty, A$AP Rocky, New Order, Deerhoof and More

    Father John MistyTuesday, October 16, at House Of BluesJosh Tillman's debut as Father John Misty, Fear Fun, is already penciled in many music critics' 2012 best-of lists. Reports about his May show at Sons of Hermann Hall were excellent. We can only expect this show to be just as solid.

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    July 12, 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest: The Full Lineup Announced

    See also: Run-D.M.C. reunite for Fun Fun Fun Fest Fun Fun Fun Fest announced their full lineup last night, and as usual, they knocked it out of the park with the additions. Public Image Ltd. should be a trip to see, and they've stepped up their hip-hop selection (Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, De La Sou ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Run-D.M.C. Reunite For Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest announced this morning that NYC hip-hop pioneers Run-D.M.C. will reunite for the November fest for the first time in a decade, with surviving members Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels. The join a lineup including Rakim, Danny Brown, David Cross, Bob Mould and Agai ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Look, I Like That Nicki Minaj Video For "Beez in the Trap"

    I still have to think back to Nicki Minaj's verse on Kanye West's "Monster," what seems like an eternity ago, when people start breaking her down. There, in the span of one verse, were a handful of Minaj's personas, as the NYC rapper asserted herself as both masculine ("My money's so tall") and femi ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, our indefatigable music critic staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests, to down-right lame. Below, you'll find their submissio ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    The Rest of the Fest: One Last Look Back at 35 Denton

    It was four days facing the elements: Wind, rain, solar flares and, on Saturday night, slime. In between, there were late-night basement dance parties, close calls with golf carts, mysterious bruises, random introductions and the chance to catch music at every turn. 35 Denton feels like what SXSW p ... More >>

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    March 11, 2012

    Saturday's 35 Denton Review: Bun B, Best Coast, Rain and Rap

    Live your life like it's one in, one out. That's a motto I've started living by this weekend. Last night especially, as the rain upon Denton reached Biblical proportions. I imagined a scenario in which Denton flooded and hundreds of drunk, high fans were washed away in the most epic fashion. But the ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012
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    January 17, 2012

    Coming Down the Mountain: 35 Denton Announces SO MANY BANDS

    And by so many we mean 111, including a wealth of locals. It's sort of a dream lineup: A.Dd , Old Snack, Legsweeper, the Angelus, the Blurries, Video. Must ... stock up on ... 5-Hour Energy. Wait, never mind. I learned my lesson two SXSWs ago. That shit is nasty. Check out the video, soundtracked ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Yo! 35 Denton Raps, Adds Devin the Dude, G-Side and More

    Whoa, doesn't it seem like Devin the Dude was, like, just here? Houston is definitely being represented at March's 35 Denton, as Devin joins H-town daddy Bun B. Of note is the addition of Detroit's Danny Brown, who teamed up with fellow Detroit rapper Black Milk for one of this year's sleeper EPs, B ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Over The Weekend: Das Racist, Danny Brown, Despot and Fat Tony at Sons of Hermann Hall

    Das Racist, Danny Brown, Despot, Fat Tony Sons of Hermann Hall October 29, 2011 Better than: losing your buddies at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Brayden OlsonDas Racist​ The three members of Das Racist stepped up to grace Sons of Hermann Hall's' blue-curtained stage at just about ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Modest Mouse, Civil Wars and Another Solid Round of Show Announcements

    Modest Mouse​Modest Mouse is an elusive, upper-tier act that only releases material when it damn well pleases. At least that's what frontman Isaac Brock would have you believe. The music, though, is generally always well worth the wait. But far less common? The chance to see the band per ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    Wilco Announces November Show at Fair Park; Carrollton Snags Third Eye Blind for Festival

    Wilco is coming for you!​The hits just keep on coming this week and the fall concert calender keeps getting beefier and beefier: Wilco, the inspiration for countless terrible area bands and a handful of decent ones, has announced today that it will be returning to North Texas on November ... More >>

  • News

    April 10, 1997

    Less than a stranger

    She said it was abuse. He said it was manipulation. By the time a Denton court got through with this messy custody battle, a good mother would lose her kids forever.