Friday, February 1, at Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, $10
It's impossible to stand still around the beats and horns of Austin's 10-piece Latin funk band, Grupo Fantasma, who racked up a Grammy for their latest release, El Existential.
At Austin City Limits this year, dad rock was at its finest on Sunday night with the Eagles serving as the festival's closers. We may have been exhausted (thanks a lot, allergies), but we definitely remember cheers from the opening riff to that "Hotel California" song. According t ... More >>
Caity ColvardThe Eagles' Glenn Frey. You may also remember him from Jerry Maguire. Well, we saw it coming, but, no matter, the third day Austin City Limits went out with a whimper. Actually, though, it was kind of an enjoyable whimper. See, three-day fests like this are killers on your little pig ... More >>
Here we are, final morning of Austin City Limits, and we're getting all wistful and whatnot. It's a busy day ahead filled with North Texas connections like whoa: 15-year-old Dallas-born fiddle wunderkind Ruby Jane kicks the entire day off with her 11:15 a.m. set; Midlake will somehow have to physica ... More >>
Sam MertenCraig WatkinsDallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins outraised Republican challenger Danny Clancy by more than $50,000 during the latest three-month fund-raising period, while Clancy outspent his Democratic counterpart by more than $20,000, according to campaign finance report ... More >>
Listen: I'm not one to get into too many Internet flame wars. Especially not inter-city ones. (We've got plenty of petty bullshit to put up with here, thanks.) But, OK, since these dudes think I should say something about the post written yesterday by our pals at the Houston Press music blog call ... More >>
No need to rehash my feeling about The Eagles -- if only I'd kept that fax Don Henley sent me back when I was at the Dallas Times Herald and he tried to bar me from his Starplex show. Though, on second though, I guess he was trying to do me a solid. Still, I would have missed opener Susanna Hoffs ... More >>
Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot."
It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>
An interesting item of potential note in this interview with noted UNT alum and North Texas native Don Henley in the Tulsa World today: Seems the Eagle/Boy of Summer/Dirty Laundrist is considering opening up a studio in Dallas. No, really--he says so himself. Might happen this year even. Check it:
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