Brandon Butters drums for two of Dallas' most promising new bands, The West Windows and Things of Earth. The West Windows debuted earlier this year to a packed Double Wide and are gearing up for an opening slot with The Jealous Sound. Things of Earth have yet to play live, but their scorching debut ... More >>
Bryce Avary, the man behind The Rocket Summer, has been doing his project for more than a decade now. On the heels of his latest record, Life Will Write the Words, he returns to Dallas on Friday, with States and The Scene Aesthetic. En route to San Diego from Las Vegas, Avary called and we discuss ... More >>
Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20, at Galatyn Park, Richardson
Wildflower! FestivalFriday - Sunday, at Galatyn Park, RichardsonThere's a pretty long list of well-known performers at Wildflower! Festival this year. Friday's headliner is Nelly, who will be joined by The Commodores and a handful of local acts, including The King Bucks. Saturday will have Dashboard ... More >>
John Lefler might be better known as a member of Dashboard Confessional, but he has built a pretty impressive catalog as a Dallas-based solo artist. With the recently released six-song EP Shoutfire, Lefler shared with us some of his musical firsts. What was the first instrument you learned to play? ... More >>
It's beginning to look at a lot like festival season. Has Dallas always had so many? And with such... random lineups? Here's a guide to some of the upcoming ones. And feel free to consult with Festy for more tips on how to maximize your summer festival experience, like the foolproof "Get backstage b ... More >>
It's tough to complain too much about the sporadic rain that's literally watering down the second afternoon of the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Texas needs to drink, y'all. No, it's not all bad. Another upside: The wet ground makes you feel like less of a jerk for sparking up. So ... More >>
The Twilight SingersSam HoldenThis week, since we won't be around on Monday, we're going to include Monday's shows in this here weekend round-up of sorts. And it just so happens that what may be the biggest show of the weekend is on Monday: The Twilight Singers and Margo & The Nuclear So & ... More >>
Ry-guy Ryan Cabrera is a dude who was born in the Dallas area who used to date Ashlee Simpson and got signed to her father Joe Simpson's management company and made something of a blip on the national pop culture radar in 2004, when his song "On The Way Down" started blowing up Total Request Live ... More >>
True WidowThis weekend is a pretty big one -- if anything because of the True Widow show at Double Wide on Saturday night. That's right, they'll be celebrating the release of their sophomore album As High As The Highest Heavens and From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth. Get there earl ... More >>
Fleet FoxesTwo years ago, Fleet Foxes blindsided indie-rock fans with a self-titled debut record full of four-part harmonies and folk songs that were both melancholy and triumphant. The self-made record, which was done on a shoe-string budget, went on to sell over 300,000 records worldwide. ... More >>
Kate MackleyJohn LeflerWhen he's not serving as the lead guitarist for Dashboard Confessional, John Lefler settles down in his Dallas home and conjures up some pretty impressive power pop. His first solo effort, Better By Design, came out last summer. Produced by Salim Nourallah, the album's spar ... More >>
It was good living with you, wah-oh.Not a bad Monday night platter of concerts this evening as the Old 97's continue on with their four-night stay at Sons of Hermann Hall (tickets are still available here for both tonight and tomorrow nights' shows), Neon Indian headlines an impressive bill at Th ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Sorry this is being posted so late in the day. We had some technical difficulties in getting it your way. But, alas, here you go...] The Get Up Kids, Youth Group, Pretty & Nice Granada TheaterSeptember 30, 2009 Better than: seeing The Get Up Kids in 2004 opening for Dashboard ... More >>
Wednesday, September 30, at the Granada Theater
The weekend's finally here, boo-yah, and it's a deceptively crowded one music-wise, actually. You should already know about the weekend shows we've already discussed here and in the print edition, but, in case you forgot, well, let's recap. Well, now that I think of it, pretty much every show we've ... More >>
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take four or five at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it. Wild Light (New Hampshire)Adult NightsWe received this one recently to ... More >>
A Dashboard Confessional member actually chose to live in Dallas. Also: Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest Brings another Spillover, and—Hey—have you seen the Prophet bar's upcoming show calendar?
Does emo poison Mexican culture? Sure, why not? It did everywhere else.
The revenge of the nerds is bitter
Classics (XL Recordings)
Indie rock teams up with a baseball videogame. Really.
We reflect on six years of great, free concerts at the little record store that could
Friday, June 3, at Gypsy Tea Room
All That's Left of Us (Self-released)
The Texas sun outshone the stars at the Austin City Limits Music Festival
Elvis tanks, the Pixies rock and other tales from the 2004 ACL Festival
Music From and Inspired by Spider-Man 2 (Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax)
Music, mud wrestling and middle fingers at the Vans Warped Tour
ACL Music Festival, Chaz's Live and Local Show and an interview with David "Fathead" Newman
Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses) (Roadrunner Records)
CMH Records is having a classical gas with every band, like, ever
Building a Building (Deep Elm Records)
De-Loused in the Comatorium (Strummer/Universal) | Between the Never and the Now (Epic)
The "40 best artists making music right now?" Nah.
Atmosphere's MC Slug speaks to everyone by talking about himself
Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba screams about infidelities, and more and more kids are screaming with him
Five years later, Ben Kweller is taking off on his own.