David Johansen

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: The New York Dolls Trash Gertie's in September 1973

    ​Long ago, in 1978, this was released as a vinyl boot, Dolls Live: Dallas '74. Over the years the original has become a pricey, much-sought-after artifact -- this, despite the fact it's said to be of "very poor" sound quality. (This attendee didn't even dig it live: "not that great.") Then, in '06 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Last Night: Mötley Crüe, Poison and The New York Dolls at Gexa Energy Pavilion

    Mötley Crüe, Poison, New York DollsGexa Energy PavilionJune 7, 2011Better than: sitting on your couch watching the Mavs win. Sure, the game was dramatic, but not as dramatic as Tommy Lee's drum rig. Alex ScottTommy Lee's drum kit was quite literally on fire last night. For more pictures from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    New York Dolls' David Johansen On The Need For Proper Balance of Optimism and Pessimism

    David Johansen of the New York Dolls​David Johansen's career is the entertainment equivalent of a patchwork quilt. The New York Dolls' first incarnation, after all, lasted just a few years. After dissolving that first time, Johansen recorded several solo albums, then began an acting career. (Remem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Four Shows to Tickle Your Fancy This Tuesday

    Whether it's glam metal, Midwestern punk, wholesome indie pop or arena rock from South Africa, we got a little bit of everything in the musical offerings this evening.

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Listomania: The Five Best and Five Worst Alter Egos in Music

    ​Tonight, groundbreaking experimental rapper Kool Keith will be gracing The Loft with his presence. And we're hella stoked. Not only is the rapper one of our favorites, but his skill set is undeniable and his advancements in the "horrorcore" and "porncore" genres are fairly irrefutable. Plus. he's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Todd Rundgren to Produce Next New York Dolls Album

    I know the local connection here is barely tangential, but two of the best shows to come through our area this past year were The New York Dolls at The Granada in April and Todd Rundgren at House of Blues in July. Now news comes that Rundgren is producing the next Dolls' effort. Back in the summer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2008

    Over The Weekend: New York Dolls at Granada

    The punk icons The New York Dolls at the Granada. (Daniel Kramer)New York Dolls April 20, 2008 Granada Theater Much Better Than: expected, and way better than getting your punk thrills via an over-coifed trio of emo bands at Nokia. Download: See photos from Sunday night's show. Critic’s Notebo ... More >>

  • Music

    April 17, 2008

    New York Dolls, American Fuse

    Sunday, April 20, at the Granada Theater

  • Film

    November 24, 2005

    Ragged Doll

    A forgotten punk makes a Killer comeback

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2005

    Reel Killer

    The Deep Ellum Film Festival offers cinematic pleasures...just not in Deep Ellum.

  • Music

    March 24, 2005


    SXSW 2005: The crowds, the hype bands and all the Shiner Bock you can drink

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Mercy beat

    Earl Harvin joins Matt Johnson's ever-changing band, The The

  • Film

    February 25, 1999

    Square to be hip

    Coolness and a cast of dozens can't save 200 Cigarettes

  • Music

    July 4, 1996

    Hey, Pachuco!

    Retro rascality or cultural imperialism?

  • News

    January 4, 1996