X, Dum Dum GirlsGranada TheaterSaturday, November 3We've so far focused Kids These Days on classic albums, but when a friend asked if I'd want to help chaperone a trip with my daughter and her friend Emma to see Saturday's X show at the Granada, it seemed an ideal way to get a couple of teenagers' h ... More >>
Hey, remember when it rained? Good times. The sock-soaking, ceaseless rain (not exactly complaining). No matter, 35 Denton soldiered on in cold wetness followed by much less cold wetness; Girls played the Granada; and Vanilla Ice sprayed water on people at Zouk. As he does.
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It was four days facing the elements: Wind, rain, solar flares and, on Saturday night, slime.
In between, there were late-night basement dance parties, close calls with golf carts, mysterious bruises, random introductions and the chance to catch music at every turn. 35 Denton feels like what SXSW p ... More >>
Name (from left to right): Bonnie Rue, Chris Flemmons
Bonnie: "I used to have a fashion line called Model Citizen Clothing, but that project's currently on hold. When it's cold I wear dark colors."
Chris: "Family Dollar."
At 35 Denton to catch:
Bonnie: "The Baptist Generals, wh ... More >>
And by so many we mean 111, including a wealth of locals. It's sort of a dream lineup: A.Dd , Old Snack, Legsweeper, the Angelus, the Blurries, Video. Must ... stock up on ... 5-Hour Energy. Wait, never mind. I learned my lesson two SXSWs ago. That shit is nasty.
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It's a windfall for local festivals today. 35 Denton's latest announcement brings L.A.'s leather jacket-clad Dum Dum Girls (who get teased in the video below, soundtracked by Denton's own Dim Locator), as well as drone specialists OM, The Hood Internet, Oberhofer, El Ten Eleven, Class Actress, Wood ... More >>
It's that time of the year where you're sure to hear all the classic Christmas songs -- the exact same songs you listened to the year before. Snooze! Enter the indies, adding their own twist to your holiday favorites so you don't get sick of them. Okay, so we threw in a couple oldies, but the ... More >>
Last year's Bro Fest poster.Speaking of festivals that aim to squeeze a little North Texas shine out of SXSW's excess, Parade of Flesh has announced today another round of acts booked to play his annual post-SXSW bash, Bro Fest, which will take place this year on Sunday March, 20, on both the ind ... More >>
Jesse HugheyPolvo Sunday, November 7, at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin.I kept repeatedly asking myself the same question on Sunday: "Why can't Dallas do something like this?" Seriously: It's high time Dallas music fans let their Austin friends couch-surf for a change -- we certainly owe them for all ... More >>
The folks who run Austin''s Fun Fun Fun Fest have made it clear: Heading into their fifth year of operation, they aren't planning on slowing down their ever-growing momentum. Quite the opposite, actually: The fest is ramping up to seriously challenge ACL as Austin's premiere fall fest.Seriously: ... More >>
Gloria LevarioIf you don't want a wild one, quit hangin' round with her.It was cold. SXSW had just happened. But BROFEST went on at the Double Wide on Sunday night, and it was damn good. Gloria Levario was there to capture the 17-band, two-stage phenomenon that included The Soft Pack, Dum Dum Gir ... More >>
If there was any better way to start night two at SXSW than with a band that boasts an LP entitled "Free Drugs," well, we're stumped. We've got video below and slide shows galore, but start with dreamy rock like Dum Dum Girls or Avi Buffalo's sensual folk (above) and go from there...