Hey, country fans, ready to see some shows? As always, there are many great rootsy acts that will swing through North Texas throughout September, so get ready to gas up the truck, fill the flask and put some miles on those tires. Here are most can't-miss shows of the lot, lest ye be less-country tha ... More >>
With two very high-profile opening gigs happening in North Texas in the next few days, singer/songwriter/producer Jamie Scott doesn't sound nervous at all. You see, Scott isn't just opening for any couple of bands. On Sunday, August 24, he performs with One Direction at AT&T Stadium. Then on Tuesday ... More >>
Dallas City Councilwoman Vonciel Hill: steadfast opponent of LGBT rights, veteran race baiter, lover of poorly designed inner-city freeways, and ... passionate advocate for walkable urban spaces? So it seems. During a lengthy City Council discussion this afternoon on a pilot program aimed at revolu ... More >>
About halfway through Delorean's fine performance on Saturday night at Dada, the cue for the lone working bathroom was about ten people deep. Seems some rowdy, drunken female had actually cracked the tank of the toilet in the lady's bathroom on the previous evening. The resulting snafu was less both ... More >>
Martin House Brewing in Fort Worth is launching a new session beer, Gateway XPA, today at The Beaded Lady in Fort Worth. The name pays homage to a trail near the brewery along the Trinity. The beers pays homage to sessions, which in beer world implies the ability to drink a few over and still be to ... More >>
Twenty years ago, The Backstreet Boys were unleashed on an unsuspecting American public and the "boy band" phenomenon was officially under way. Inspired partly by the great doo-wop groups of the '50s and partly by the R&B of the '90s, Nick Carter and the rest of the boys were quickly scooped into in ... More >>
This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. The day has finally come and Bill Wisener, Bill's Records owner, can hardly contain his excite ... More >>
While we might have done some wonderful things for y'all with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Radiohead, we have also sent you some terrible crimes against music. And while none of this really compares to Canada foisting Avril Lavigne and Nickleback on you, it's still not great. I'm ... More >>
By now you've surely ready about the English horse meat scandal. Scientists first found horse DNA in the meatballs at IKEA in England, prompting the disposable furniture seller to pull tons of frozen boxes from their inventory. Now horse meat is popping up in all sorts of ground meat blends causing ... More >>
No one sounds as taken aback by the success of the xx than the band's guitarist, Romy Madley-Croft. Even though she helped co-found the band in 2005, Madley-Croft remains skeptical of her own playing, but somewhat reluctantly admits that her band is evolving for the better. Speaking from a tour sto ... More >>
10. The Idea of Beautiful, Rapsody The black mamba of super producer 9th Wonder's Jamla Records team reached a new pinnacle in her career, and in her evolution as an artist this year. Sprinkled with collaborations from Big Remo, BJ the Chicago Kid and Childish Gambino, Rapsody takes us on a journey ... More >>
Recently we chatted about some of the best patios in our fine city. Now we've put together a list of some of our favorite rooftops. We hope ... no, rather, insist you find a spot at one of these places very soon. Dare we suggest you imbibe a cold beer in the unobstructed sun under the abating heat, ... More >>
I just get a little tummy ache every time I see the Nasher Sculpture Center back in the news again treated like it's holy Bethlehem. Please. The stuff in there is art, not the preserved teeth and hair of the saints. Renzo Piano, the architect, is on the front page of the official government newspap ... More >>
Seems like forever ago we were getting our first look at the then-£300-million Stanley Park stadium Tom Hicks was promising to build for his, um, beloved Liverpool FC; ah, the good ol' days -- January 2008, before the cracks gave way to the complete cave-in. Back then, though, Hicks gave the gig ... More >>
Contraband Director: Baltasar Kormákur Writer: Aaron Guzikowski Condensed Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster Mark Wahlberg stars as a former pop star/underwear model turned actor turned smuggler turned former smuggler who gets himself in deep with a drug lord to protect his brother- ... More >>
Hey, Tea Party people and libertarians. Does it bother you at all that the Dallas police Saturday arrested seven people for "improper use of a sidewalk?" Does it occur to you that if bullshit charges like those can stick even for a minute, it means you can't walk down the street in Dallas unless ... More >>
For over four decades, England's Judas Priest has been making one hell of a heavy metal racket. Formed in 1969, the band didn't find widespread success until the late '70s and early '80s. But classic metal songs such as "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law" (both off the seminal album Bri ... More >>
Not to keep touting each and every Thursday night gig at Rio Room, but tonight's offering at the Travis Street lounge is again an intriguing one. After recent Thursday night sets from Diplo, Shuttle (the DJ moniker of new Dallas resident Nate Donmoyer of Passion Pit) and others, the Thursday nigh ... More >>
For the past few years, Cage the Elephant has been on a classic music industry roller coaster ride. Formed in Bowling Green five years ago, the band was signed in 2007 by the UK-based Relentless Records on the strength of an existing catalog of unreleased songs and wild live performances at SXSW. Th ... More >>
Holy crap! We have a shitload of killer shows in our area tonight!
This morning, there's Big News out of England: CBS Drama -- "the home of drama classics from the US," it proudly proclaims, meaning ... Medium and Touched by an Angel -- will, come fall, begin running all 357 episodes of Dallas in the order in which they originally aired. Says the head channel-ch ... More >>
Still a bit of post-SXSW spillover happening this evening as a Belgian act and a British act highlight a nice collection of area shows.
Guess what. Maybe it has started. The great gray horse may be rising to her feet at last. Maybe the sane middle class of America isn't dead in its tracks after all. I have a column in this week's paper talking about a real Tea Party movement in the UK -- not a fake AstroTurf thing like the A ... More >>
Radiohead fans are chewing their nails down to the hilt this week? Why? Because, just a few days ago, the band announced that their new record The King of Limbs will be released on Saturday, February 19, both as a "newspaper album" and a digital download. It's the band's first release since In R ... More >>
Despite the terrible weather, there is still a bunch of shows to look out for on this hump day evening -- two of which are even taking place in the same building.
Seems the touring acts have abandoned our area this evening, but there are locals both old and new ready for your eyes and ears.
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take a few at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.Joshua Radin (New York, NY)The Rock and the Tide (Mom Pop)To kick off this we ... More >>
A week ago, two friends and I ate dinner at Café Madrid. One had never eaten there -- shame on her. The other friend and I remarked how we both loved Café Madrid's tapas but hadn't been there in awhile. Then I remembered how long it had been and who I had been there with last -- the infamou ... More >>
Sufjan StevensQuite the packed hump day evening we have tonight. Lots of cool choices...
Lissie, the Midwestern girl who is now one of the U.K.'s favorite adopted songwriters, understands the value of unpredictability. What many see as unpredictable, Lissie views as a natural need to adapt--at least when the situation, or her feelings, requires her to do so.When her EP, Why You Runni ... More >>
Back to work and our area is still being affected by ACL spillover. So rest assured: Whatever Monday blues you may be suffering from, it be cured by heading out this evening to one of these fine shows.
Another work week edges slowly towards its conclusion, setting up what should be a great time to visit the State Fair, if nothing else.And to help folks get an early start to the weekend, several intriguing musical selections are playing around our area this Thursday evening.
Wednesday, June 16, at Bryan Street Tavern
Right now, one ball's about all George Gillett, left, and Tom Hicks can afford. The headline is more or less the assessment of the chairman of one of England's largest investment banks, who today tells The Times in the U.K. that the owner of Your Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers is about to get credit ... More >>
Till I read this story, about London's National Portrait Gallery and its attempt to secure one of Marc Quinn's Self sculptures, I had no idea that the Dallas Museum of Art currently has a Quinn in storage. But, yes, turns out that the DMA, courtesy owners Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, does indeed have ... More >>
See a Czech import at the Modern
Wreckless Eric and his girl visit the AllGood
Being Scarborough Renaissance Festival's newest monster hunter is a tough gig, but worth it
Tom Hicks' new stadium looks awfully nice. Kinda Jerry Jones-y. Too bad it's in England. Hey, lookie there: Tom Hicks is about to build a $615-million stadium that holds up to 76,000 folks -- and, smart move, he's using McKinney Ave.-based HKS, Inc., the same architecture engineering firm responsibl ... More >>
In three years, more or less, you might be able to ski Dallas. I know, ridiculous. And also awesome. Don't forget awesome. The latest issues of The Economist wonders whether Dallas (and Charlotte, whatever) isn't trying to keep pace with Dubai--"home of desert skiing, the world's only seven-star hot ... More >>
The lock on hockey could be a big blow to Dallas restaurants
Crescent Court in negotiations for new restaurant
This Crescent Court eatery offers up food with flair, but who's manning the sound system?