It's less than an hour's drive from Palestine, Texas to the World's Rose Capital, Tyler, Texas. Both are considered to be the "Big City," for the folks living outside of their borders. Though that Dogwood-scented pocket of East Texas isn't a Metropolis by most standards, there's a great deal of musi ... More >>
For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like someone else's home.
It's the 25th Anniversary of the DOMA. And while it's true that bands and venues come and go, many of the people behind them have been here all along. We asked a few of these long standing music veterans -- now behind the scenes at DOMA nominated venues The Kessler, The Foundry and Rubber Gloves Reh ... More >>
Run The Jewels' stage banter Together, Killer Mike and El-P have put out one of the best albums of 2013, so it was surprising to see them in such an early time slot on Friday. The 6 p.m. crowd was noticeably thin, of course, but it made Dallas' first time seeing Run The Jewels material live an intim ... More >>
We're seeing a couple repeat performances/announcements this week. Guess they just can't get enough of Dallas, y'all. Speaking of which, what's the shortest amount of time you've seen a national band play a city and then turned around to come back through and do it again? See you in the comments!
Is there such a thing as the end of festival season here? I don't know. What I do know is that there are a couple more this weekend -- Fort Worth Music Festival features twang on Friday and fuzzy guitar bliss on Saturday. And Wildflower remains the most fun I can imagine having in the general proxim ... More >>
I've still got a few of the work-week rock-and-roll adioses stashed away, and guess I'd better use 'em or lose 'em between now and the next week or so. So let's start with this -- a bootleg officially known as The Bone Collection, featuring 42(ish) covers performed by Slobberbone and, in a few in ... More >>
Alabama-raised Jason Isbell has pretty much met, if not exceeded, the expectations of just about any interested party following his departure from the beloved band of southern-rock story-tellers, The Drive By Truckers. Each of Isbell's three albums since leaving his former band in 2007 has progres ... More >>
Drive-By Truckers, Centro-maticGranada TheaterSeptember 2Better than: "Freebird."Drive-By TruckersIn the Drive-By Truckers documentary The Secret to a Happy Ending, a young female fan jokes that she often wears diapers to DBT shows, just so she won't miss any of the show waiting in a bathroo ... More >>
O'DeathBack in March, our own Kelly Dearmore was among the many who caught New York band O'Death's stunning set at the 35 Conferette (now 35 Denton). He loved it, as you can see form what he wrote:As Josh T. Pearson and his beard watched on, New York's O' Death began their set and immediately im ... More >>
Flickr user d double uA previous Double Wide pool partyIn the past, Labor Day has unofficially marked the end of the hot summer. But, this year, the heat will continue. There are some Labor Day parties this weekend, though, that will offer a chance to cool down and catch some good bands. The Doub ... More >>
Illustrator and former musician Wes Freed has a pretty good gig these days: He's the exclusive artist for the Drive-By Truckers, which explains why he's the guy behind the above poster promoting the band's Austin and Dallas performances with North Texas' Own Centro-matic this week. He does their ... More >>
What a busy musical evening we have on our hands tonight! The only problem? Making a decision on where to go. Anybody got a coin?
After a bumpy start on Thursday, with things then smoothing out a bit on Friday, it shouldn't have been terribly shocking that Saturday made for some clear sailing. Seemingly everything went off without much trouble. Of course, any night of concerts that starts with a stage full of rap video-st ... More >>
Drive-By Truckers, The Henry Clay PeopleHouse of BluesSeptember 25, 2010Better Than: The Drive-By Truckers' SXSW show in March, when they methodically rushed through their new album.Drive-By TruckersIt's always interesting to see and hear how a beloved band's newest material is received by its ... More >>
Jen Sorensen Frisco Rock CityFor two weekends in a row, the biggest show in town is in Frisco. There is, in fact, something fishy going on up there, and you can read about that here. While you're at it, make plans to attend the inaugural Oysterfest at Lochrann's Irish Pub and Eatery on Sat ... More >>
Saturday, September 25, at House of Blues
Rhett as a squid? Sure thing.Rhett Miller, singer/songwriter extraordinaire and frontman for the Old 97's, made a TV appearance last night as a legless, prosthetic-armed Al Queda member. No, really. The creators of Squidbillies, the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim staple about Appalachian squids, gath ... More >>
Yeah, pal, that's "college rock," scare quotes very much included. Look, it's a meaningless term. As are "indie," "alternative," "hipster," etc., etc. Let's not overthink this: Here we have ten splendid records with an amorphous rock 'n' roll designation, albeit in a perhaps slightly more experiment ... More >>
Friday, November 13,at Longhorn Saloon, Fort Worth
The folks at Live Nation aren't showing any signs of slowing what was originally supposed to be a summer-only deal of not charging service fees on Wednesday. In fact, since launching its deal back in June, the offers have only gotten more extravagant and varied. Why? Well, for one, I imagine, bec ... More >>
Friday, February 20, at Lola's Stockyards, Fort Worth
LaVette Belts it for McFarlin
Look at all the concerts ACL is leading our way this weekend (while ignoring the ugly side effects)!
Torn ACL fest? Austin City Limits announced its lineup today for its September 26-28 festival...and we're a little underwhelmed by it. There are a lot of good bands on the bill, sure. But we're most excited about the fact that both Black Joe Lewis & The Honey Bears and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings ... More >>
The Scene of the Crime (Anti- Records)|100 Days, 100 Nights (Daptone)
Things you may have missed the first time
ZZ Top and friends rock Smirnoff
Vagabonds and Hooligans (o.i.e.)
Are you still lamenting a New Year's spent at another lame party, drunkenly arguing with friends over board game rules? Or perhaps you didn't even make it that far, passing out on the couch some time during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve special? Well, next year, make sure to end up wherever Ce ... More >>
Friday, June 30, at Smirnoff Music Centre
The Drive-By Truckers try to drive their way out of a self-imposed Southern label
Austin's biggest music fest was anything you wanted it to be. Dallas acts made theirs a blast.
Slow day for locals at SXSW on Thursday. After performing in front of Jeremy Lascelles on Wednesday (along with other unidentified white-haired men of varying importance), the Strange Boys didn't seem as perky this afternoon, as bassist Philip Sambol was seen hanging around outside Emo's asking pass ... More >>
Radiant goes Over There, Ward Richmond goes to jail and every band in Dallas gets put on hold
Collin Herring hits somewhere between Merle Haggard and Husker Du--and that's a good place to be
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
The Dirty South
...In All Their Splendor (Glurp)
Welcome to the Woods (Universal Records)
Local musicians pick the tops
Drive-By Truckers have sacrificed all in their quest to be the next Skynyrd
Slobberbone is the best bar band in America. Here's proof.