Halloween should be filled with good, albeit strange, music. Horror film soundtracks provide the most suitable gateway to such enjoyment. From grotesque to gorgeous, these represent our ten favorite offerings (in reverse order). Enjoy.
On Friday (the 13th) I went to see David Cronenberg's The Brood at Texas Theatre. Arriving thirty minutes early seems like an unnecessary precaution. The place was sparsely populated save for a few regulars, some employees, and two DJs -- Gabe and Gavin G -- set up in a corner. Still, it was a welco ... More >>
Gabriel Mendoza, aka DJ Gabe, has been spinning (literally, he uses turntables) since 2004. His DJ career took off when his friend, Patricia Rodriguez, pitched him on doing a psych/mod night. Gabe's response was, "Hells yes." He now spins all over town, and folks looking to unwind to some funky t ... More >>
If you've heard of Austin-based singer Nakia, it might have been from his stint on The Voice last summer, when he reinterpreted Cee-Lo's "Forget You." His voice is a force of nature, raised on soul and blues, and of course it turned heads. He made it to the quarter finals before being voted off, but ... More >>
See also: The Thursday night fans . "Holy fuck it's cold" was a common refrain last night, the first night of 35 Denton, as temperatures dipped into the 40s and winds whipped at our faces indiscriminately. There weren't a whole lot of people on the square, which could be chalked up to that dip, or ... More >>
Austin's Heartless Bastards recently released their latest LP, Arrow, solidifying their reputation as a damn fine band. For those who didn't hop on the bandwagon after 2009's The Mountain, there aren't very many seats left. The four-piece makes a stop at Lola's on Friday night. Wennerstrom talked ... More >>
Toro y Moi's Chaz BundickChaz Bundick's chill. But he's not that chill. Or so the 24-year-old from Columbia, South Carolina, and the man behind the Toro y Moi moniker is hoping to prove with his latest "organic" effort, Underneath the Pines, which was recorded in the small recording studio at Cha ... More >>
The Dallas Independent School District, like most others 'round these parts, is closed yet again. To the Facebook message sent earlier this morning:Guess what? Dallas ISD schools and administrative offices are closed on Wednesday, Feb. 9, because of inclement winter weather. Stay safe and warm ev ... More >>
Just some regular Joes.Speaking of Norah Jones, the Dallas-raised critical darling, who just released an album compiling her favorite collaborations from over the course of her still-young career, has a new collaboration in the works...
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Midnight Drifter (Ravenkaw)
Whiskey Folk Ramblers' lead vocalist Tyler Rougeux.Midnight Drifter, the debut album from Fort Worth’s Whiskey Folk Ramblers, will be available for the first time at their CD release party Saturday at Lola’s in their home city. While they won’t be selling copies until then, you can get a taste ... More >>
Little Rock's Bear Colony played The Prophet Bar last night Interesting night out last night around the D. Sure, it was Valentine's Day, so the crowds weren't exactly huge, but there were certainly plenty of movers and shakers about town. Met this guy, this gal, this guy, this guy and a few others. ... More >>
After a short dalliance with Jesus, Jason Reimer has completed his first big score.
Like Her> (Turquoise Mountain)
With Talkie Walkie, the enigmatic French keyboard maestros go toward the light
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The Director's Cut (Ipecac)
Ennio Morricone has written great music for good, bad and ugly films
Tortoise's new album is the most obvious thing in the world--and the most startling
Joan of Arc's Tim Kinsellas finally makes the straight-up rock record he's always promised. Just kidding.
The Legend of 1900 spins an enchanting tale about a pianist born at sea
Cibo Matto gets out of the kitchen and fries up the national prize
Adrian Lyne's Lolita takes the high-minded low road
The Big Gundown squints into the sun, throws its serape over its shoulder, and makes its play
Austin's Teisco Del Rey resurrects the lost art of the twang
The Enablers take Nino Rota and Dick Dale out for cocktails
Local new age piano sensation Danny Wright ponders the secret of his success
Pop-rockers return from the dark side of the Moon Festival