So the Rolling Stones have announced their first large tour in 6 years, and their "50 And Counting" jaunt will see them stop in nine cities across North America. This is borderline amazing considering that Keith Richards and Mick Jagger are 69 and CHARLIE WATTS IS 71 FREAKING YEARS OLD. Can you imag ... More >>
Showing up to see a starving local rock band from the neighborhood is a nice
gesture within itself, but to show up ready to work...for free...well, that's support worth noting here. The DFW rock scene, specifically, has been pretty lucky to have James Villa showing up the last 12 years. Villa is on ... More >>
While the UK-US flow of music has become more than the steady one-way stream of US rock of the last two decades (presumably thanks to the internet), I've noticed you enjoy importing our wimpiest bands, like the dull drone of Mumford and Sons or the operatic cock-rock of Muse. Here are some UK bands, ... More >>
All Hallow's Eve is almost upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with Rob Zombie, who will be performing with Marilyn Manson on the Twins of Evil Tour at Verizon Theatre tomorrow night. It'll be a fright night filled with elaborate stage designs, terrifying costumes and metal. I had a chanc ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music.
Lima, Peru, native John Nicholson has helped out a lot of DFW musicians over the years. His early gigs included Sound Warehouse, Bill's Records and label promotion for Polygram, A&M and V ... More >>
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Saturday, January 7
Better than: Listening to "live" records that were never recorded in front of live audiences.
Saturday night at the Double Wide was a mixed bag that ran pretty late, even for a weekend show. A few minut ... More >>
The Misfits' Michale GravesNothing pisses rock fans off worse than the lead singer of their favorite band being replaced. This happens across genres, but it's most common within hard rock -- pop, country and R&B vocalists' departures are usually a precursor to their solo efforts; very rarely ... More >>
Patricia RodriguezGiven her DJ nickname of Tigerbee, maybe it's not surprising that Patricia Rodriguez is a very busy person. When she isn't working on her artwork, she serves as one of the main people behind the theme-party DJ troupe, The Lollipop Shoppe. She's also spent time playing bass with ... More >>
Joe Satriani is considered by many to be one of the best guitar players in the world. Although excluded from Rolling Stone's list of the top 100 guitar players of all time, Satriani has taught such legendary string benders as Steve Vai and Mettalica's Kirk Hammett. And, besides doing the solo thi ... More >>
Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp is a chance for musicians to get a crash course in playing in a rock band. Whether your drumming skills are on par with Meg White's or somebody who can play "Pride & Joy" note-for-note in a dark corner of a Guitar Center, the intent of the camp is to become a better ... More >>
Khue BuiNo "Stairway To Heaven," bro.A musician's heaven can quickly turn into a musician's hell.
If you need a new set of guitar strings or drumsticks, just head to
that shining beacon of sundry rock and roll knick-knacks known as
Guitar Center. It's a place
where almost any piece of musical e ... More >>
Quite an interesting bill of metal-ish bands tonight up in Denton at Rubber Gloves. Headlining this evening's festivities is Oakland's Saviours, a band that plies its craft under the "stoner metal" banner, although such a descriptor might give the wrong impression. Although the tempos may be slow ... More >>
The might, mighty Dropkicks.Dropkick Murphys has been doing its jig-infused version of punk rock for nearly 15 years now. And, in that time, the band has seen its fan base expand greatly as its sound grew more and more Irish-inspired. Known for its beer-soaked live performances, the band is about ... More >>
The Answer opens for AC/DC tonight, then heads to the Pontiac Garage for a midnight gig.Tonight at the American Airlines Center, before Aussie rock legends AC/DC will be bringing back a lot of high school memories by banging out classic hard rock warhorses such as "You Shook Me A ... More >>
The 11th grade Biology teacher once shared this insightful observation aimed specifically at those of us with long hair: "Sons, this country is divided into three groups of people: the people who shower before work (re: white collar workers); the people who shower after work (see "blue collar"); and ... More >>