In-store performances are tricky, unpredictable little miscreants. Unlike a standard club show, where one typically understands the general, unwritten crowd rules, a record store gig can be awkward or intimate. It's doubtful that one can be both, and such a show rarely falls in a grey middle. It's a ... More >>
In A Hijacking, the pirate life is tense.
"Even though you think its cold, it's not cold", Efterklang's Casper Clausen admonished the full house at Dan's Silverleaf. Hailing from Denmark and having spent time above the Arctic Circle, he knows of what he speaks. The dapper Clausen and band mates Rasmus Stolberg on bass and Mads Bauer on el ... More >>
Unsatisfied with simply recording in a top-notch studio in Copenhagen, the members of Efterklang decided to head to the Arctic island of Piramida to create their album of the same name. Using the desolate climate as inspiration, the band used field recordings as the basis for each track. These dudes ... More >>
Stalley, Ace Mitch, Dustin Cavazos, Nice Major, -Topic, KO Boyz Saturday, January 19, at The Prophet Bar, $18 Maybach Music Group rapper Stalley was busy in 2012, mostly with the release of his popular mixtape, Savage Journey to the American Dream, featuring heavy-hitters like Rick Ross, Curren$y, 2 ... More >>
Muse, Dead Sara Wednesday, March 13, at American Airlines Center, $36.50-$61.50 Well, we all knew it was coming. After October's The 2nd Law dropped, and, of course, after being unable to escape the "Madness" single no matter how far from civilization one ventured, we all knew it was only a matter o ... More >>
Morrissey Monday, February 18, at Palladium Ballroom, $39.50 We were really looking forward to road-tripping to Wichita Falls to see Moz at the end of the month, but since some of his U.S. tour dates were postponed, we'll just have to throw roses at him in Dallas. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 1 ... More >>
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
OK, wait, wait, before we start the party, can I ask a couple questions? Could we maybe just try to put ourselves in a global context first? In July, 2011, the city of Copenhagen was ravaged by the worst flood in recorded history, rated by scientists as a "1,000-year" flood, meaning it could be ex ... More >>
The list of actors we want to see more of on Dallas/Fort Worth theater stages this year includes a few we've seen a lot of in recent productions -- a lot, as in their frontal and backal parts sans costume. Nudity has become so common among local theater companies, it's no big deal anymore. There a ... More >>
J. Hoberman's faves from a mutating medium.
And nine more choice flicks.
Shakespeare Dallas' Hamlet boils over; Hair offers a brush with the '60s.
Musicians are undoubtedly influenced by the music they listen to. An artist's musical selections can sometimes even foretell what a next album might sound like. So if you've ever wondered what the artists who grace your stereo are getting funky to, here's your chance to find out. Every week, I'll as ... More >>
No date has yet been announced -- just a "Coming Soon!" promise -- for the stateside release of the new Rolling Stones concert film, The Rolling Stones: Some Girls -- Live in Texas. But, starting early next month, the United Kingdom and Ireland (followed shortly by Denmark, South Africa, Cro ... More >>
Iceage, Midnight SocietyRubber Gloves Rehearsal StudiosSunday, July 17, 2011Better than: Seeing punk poseurs that don't deliver. Doug DavisElias Bender, seconds before Iceage kicked into their set.Jesus fucking Christ! Last night the crowd at Denton's Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios was treate ... More >>
Another week, another interesting musical export from Scandinavia invades our shores. This time, it's Iceage, a band of 18- to 20-year-olds from Copenhagen making fiercely good punk music. Already, their June-released debut album, New Brigade, has been named as one of the top 40 best albums of the y ... More >>
Steve VisneauCollaboration swag.Late last week, we passed along word that the latest single from French house producer David Guetta (the man behind, among other songs, the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling") to blow up the Internet was actually a Play-N-Skillz co-production -- and the first of a ... More >>
Last we heard, Midlake was back at work, writing some material for a follow-up to 2010's The Courage of Others, a disc that scored pretty much as highly as possible in Europe but gained little traction in the States. As intent as they may be on following up that release, though, it looks like the ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsSonya "the Black Widow" Thomas puts away one of 56 tamales she ate Saturday -- good enough for second place.He set the world tamale-eating record here three years ago, downing 71 in a 12-minute bout on the steps of Lewisville City Hall, and even with a dozen fewer tamales la ... More >>
In this week's paper, Doug Davis catches up with Autolux's Greg Edwards to talk about the shoegaze-y Los Anegeles-based band's return to the spotlight with the recently released Transit Transit, the band's sophomore release and its first after six full years of absence. It's a fine release, Davis ex ... More >>
Tuesday, March 17, at Hailey's, Denton
Next month, metalheads and gamers will find themselves on the same playing field, thanks to the upcoming March 29 release of Guitar Hero: Metallica. But it's not all Hetfield, Ulrigh, Hammett and Trujilo in the mix. Gamers will also be able to play as the great Lemmy (he is God, after all) and, acc ... More >>
Try a little Mexican food without the gloop and refrieds
The Undermain crowns their Snow Queen
Roky Erickson's miles from home, and that's a good thing
Saturday, April 14 at Club Dada
Guatemala visits Frisco
Humble Boy, based on Hamlet, stings the heart; Scapino beats itself to bits
Old Ataris playing music? Singing with a dot-matrix printer? For this duo, it's all perfectly natural.
A lost lad longs for life in I Am David
Our critics weigh in on local theater
This Roman Holiday redux sacrifices itself for a happy ending
SMU presents an exhibit to die for
Dallas Children's Theater plays cat and mouse; Hedwig stays angry two more weeks
Chain Gang of Love (Columbia)
Shakespeare Fest's Hamlet: There be madness, yet there's sloppy Method acting in't
Wine consumption goes hand-in-hand with higher IQs
Bronco Bowl's Four Plans From Outer Space
USA Film Festival: Amargosa, Committed, The Devil's Swing, Dropping Out, Hamlet, Lush, The Natural History of the Chicken, Split Decision, The Target Shoots First, Steal This Movie
The telecommunications bill brings out the greed in all of us