Surfer Blood. Vampire Weekend. Imagine Dragons. Bowling for Soup. Slightly Stoopid. I've ignored every single one of these bands for one reason and one reason alone: terrible band names. In this culture, we have so many things competing for our attention at all times that your brain naturally has an ... More >>
So who's ready for B L A C K I E to scare some people at Good Records today? We certainly can't wait. If you weren't already going (to this one or the show tomorrow at Macaroni Island in Denton), please read the great Shea Serrano's excellent profile of the Houston artist, published in our sister pa ... More >>
30 miles south of town there is a mini fortress wall, and once you buy your ticket and walk through its portcullises, the Scarborough Renaissance Festival awaits. It's a magical land, where the bacchanalia of 1533 (mead poured into horns!) meets the bacchanalia of 2013 (deep fried macaroni and chees ... More >>
Nas and Lauryn Hill Monday, October 29, at the Palladium Ballroom, $54.75 This pairing is an inspired one, and especially notable for fans of Lauryn Hill, who have been wondering where the follow-up to 1998's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has been hiding. That (hopefully) comes with the release of ... More >>
Perhaps the pressure of planning your witty political costume have driven you to write off Halloween 2012 altogether. Don't throw in the towel just yet! There are plenty of great shows around DFW this weekend and on Halloween night that will put you in the festive spirit, even if you've opted for je ... More >>
Milwaukee-based trio Jaill comes back to Dallas at Bryan Street Tavern this Friday, with the Coathangers and Sealion, in support of their latest album, Traps. We caught up with singer Vinnie Kircher last week while the band was in the middle of an eight-hour drive, and he shared plenty about the fi ... More >>
Father John MistyTuesday, October 16, at House Of BluesJosh Tillman's debut as Father John Misty, Fear Fun, is already penciled in many music critics' 2012 best-of lists. Reports about his May show at Sons of Hermann Hall were excellent. We can only expect this show to be just as solid.
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans , where we meet some of the people behind the local music scene -- those who aren't necessarily members of local bands, but the people who make the scene move.Brian FiegelmanBrian Fiegelman came to DFW from the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. His friend Scotty Tee ... More >>
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Travis HopperYou might have seen him play with The Americanos, J.D. Whittenburg or as a solo act, but, these days, Travis Hopper s ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, October 22, 2009...Snoop Dogg wants to be a vampire on HBO's True Blood. But how will he translate to the 30-something horny housewife demo?Faith No More is planning on bringing its reunion to the States... at some point.Kanye West's girlfriend s ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, February 25, 2009... I guess Bono has forgotten he's in U2. Because, suddenly, he says he's afraid that Coldplay, The Killers and Kings of Leon are making better music than he is. Eminem's potentially landmark lawsuit a ... More >>
Wednesday, November 26, at Palladium Ballroom
Friday, March 30, at Granada Theater
Dallas' Uncontrollable Urge leaves everything onstage, from its extremely mixed sound to its bleeding jock
Wednesday, July 19, at the Gypsy Tea Room
Peeping Tom (Ipecac)
Friday, November 18, at the Cavern
This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music.
Friday, October 22
Sometimes the worst movies have the best soundtracks
October 25 and 29
Lovage: Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By (75 Ark)
The Director's Cut (Ipecac)
Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner
What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?
Fifteen years later, The Melvins are still willing to provoke and confuse
The Zone merges into a new format. But does it matter?
Or: Rock and roll isn't dead, it just doesn't smell bad