It all began quite simply enough. As the PVC Street Gang was finishing up their set at this year's Lumberjack Fest in Denton at Dan's, venerable guitarist and all-around goofball, Ryan Thomas Becker, began grinding suggestively against a slim, petite brunette just near the front door.
He slithered ... More >>
Not so long ago, Minnesota Twins backstop Joe Mauer was the consensus pick as baseball's best catcher. But the 2009 American League MVP, four-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove winner and .323 career hitter had another injury-plagued season in 2011 (missing significant time for "leg weaknes ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenJon Daniels, Adrian Beltre, Ron Washington and Scott Boras celebrate Beltre's new contract. Nolan Ryan, Chuck Greenberg and Thad Levine were also on hand for the occasion.As we speculated on the night Cliff Lee agreed to his contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, the Tex ... More >>
A screen capture from Lars Larsen's new creation for Neon IndianOnce upon a time, way back when VEGA was the Alan Palomo project garnering the most interest, Neon Indian was introduced as an experimental side project from the creative pop songsmith. But it wasn't just a sonic experiment, this new ... More >>
On Monday, ex-Ghosthustler Noah Jackson's newest musical project LOVELIFE popped up on Hipster Runoff's The Alt Report. Read the full post here for a fine dose of humor, because in typical HRO fashion the site posed a barrage of rather genius questions like the puzzler: "Is LOVELIFE a new genre c ... More >>
No reason to fear Florene poking its eyes out this holiday season...Two quick updates to last week's North of the Dial: First off, Sacramento-based label Waaga Records, which is jonesing hard for Denton right now, has set a release date for its recent Denton-based signee, FUR. Bryce Isbell's elct ... More >>
Unless you've been on vacation over the last week, you've probably already heard some of the buzz surrounding a certain upcoming live debut by a certain ex-Ghosthustler member's newest project. But, some worthwhile buzz that you may not yet have heard is that tonight's Back to Cooool show at Hail ... More >>
Check out our accompanying slideshow for more images from this week's installment of Echoes and Reverberations.Sly Stone was born there. Roy Orbison and Don Henley went to school there. Pat Boone and Dr. Phil even made the scene.
But enough about all that: Let's talk about skronk monkeys trippin' b ... More >>