• Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    The 10 Best Dallas Metal Venues

    Since the days of Joe's Garage, North Texas' metal venues have hosted some groundbreaking local bands like Rigor Mortis, Pantera and Drowning Pool with mosh pits reaching same intensity as the ones appearing at summer festivals at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco or Quicktri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    A Family-Friendly Music Festival and Cannibal Corpse: Just Another Saturday in Dallas

    Saturday in Dallas was a day you could choose to paint in the starkest possible contrasts, if that's your thing. Two big gatherings cut from an extraordinarily different cloth were happening within a relatively pleasant fifteen-minute stroll of each other, and how often do you get to travel from one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Gojira at the Granada, 1/31/13: Review

    The Granada put on a rare heavy metal show last night, meaning that their particular section of Greenville was occupied by black clothing and facial hair, a far cry from last Saturday's show from AD.d . It's great that one venue can attract such totally disparate crowds, and in such large numbers, a ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2013


    Thursday, January 31, at The Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    The Five Best Concerts In DFW This Week, January 28-31

    Lady Gaga Tuesday, January 29, at American Airlines Center, $65-$200 Jan 29th sees the Dallas leg of Lady Gaga's latest attempt to put some relevant words in front of the word "Ball" and successfully market it as an event. To be fair to Lady G, she's one of those rare pop phenomenons who managed, at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    The 10 Best Metal Songs of 2012

    Compiling a list of the best metal songs of the Apocalypse nearly drove us insane, especially when the tiny devils swarmed our offices, screaming, "We said Warbeast, assholes!" But we ignored their irritating voices and came up with a list that would make David Letterman's original body turn over in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Unsilent Night - Fair Park - 12/1/12

    Unsilent Night Fair Park's Centennial Hall Saturday, December 1 Against my better judgment, I decided to review this year's Unsilent Night Festival at Fair Park. It's not that I had anything against the bands. I'd spent the previous night watching Machine Head ignite the crowd at the House of Blues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Dethklok's Brendon Smalls Talks About How This Tour Is a "Disney Ride But With Murder"

    Brendon Smalls is the creator of the animated series Home Movies and Metalocalypse, and the driving force behind the most successful animated death metal band in the history of metal, Dethklok. He's an amazing guitarist who graduated from Berklee College of Music. His band has two of the highest-rat ... More >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2012


    Friday, November 30, at House of Blues

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts In DFW This Weekend, Nov. 29-Dec. 2

    Bettye LaVette, Bobby Patterson Thursday, November 29, at The Kessler Theater, $25-$35 Bettye LaVette's 1965 single "Let Me Down Easy" was the song that should have put the Detroit singer in the ranks of the Supremes and Marvin Gaye. LaVette's fame came later in life, however, namely as she's re-eme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Gorilla Vs. Bear Fest II Sets a Date, Plus More Show Announcements

    Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival IISaturday, July 28, at Granada TheaterHard to believe we're almost a year removed from the first Gorilla Vs. Bear Festival, which took place in an ice-cold Granada Theater during the hottest part of last summer. You can expect this year to be another oasis, both physically ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Chris Galt's All Up In Your Venue, Recording Your Bands

    Jill NoelChris Galt​Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. Chris Galt isn't always the most welcome person in a venue. He comes rolling in with his own console, often unplugging everything and rewiring the systems togeth ... More >>

  • Music

    April 15, 2010
  • Music

    November 5, 2009

    Dethklok, Mastodon, High on Fire

    Wednesday, November 11,at House of Blues

  • Music

    July 3, 2008

    Dethklok, Chimaira, Soilent Green

    Saturday, July 5, at House of Blues

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2008

    Metal and Hardcore Lexicon

    Every Time I Die will bring its metalcore style to the House of Blues this Wednesday. Between last week and the rest of this one, it feels like we're in metal heaven here in Dallas. Everyone from Napalm Death to Every Time I Die to Through the Eyes of the Dead are hitting up local venues. And I, for ... More >>