Obama's reelection last year prompted a lot of talk over whether Texas should once again secede from the Union. Except for a few die-hard secessionists, though, few considered it a serious proposal, more like an opportunity to make Texas jokes. So the debate just kind of fizzled out.
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Last night, Calexico delivered a performance as expansive and dramatic as the Southwestern landscape and people from which the band draws so much of its inspiration. In turn the audience -- and the Granada itself -- gave back to the band all required to make the evening a memorable one for the perfo ... More >>
I don't know how my kid does it. He's heard "ABCs" a thousand times and it's still his number one request. If you have a little one, you know you're going to hear the same song hundreds - no, thousands - of times. If you're particular about the music you listen to, choosing good music to play for yo ... More >>
Last year saw a wave of popular bands from a few decades ago reuniting and releasing new material. The wave continues this year with new albums from Van Halen, puzzling announcements by Fiona Apple, and the Irish yodeling of Dolores O'Riordan and The Cranberries. The band will release a new album, R ... More >>
Feist, The Happiness ProjectMajestic TheatreNovember 8, 2011Better Than: Seeing this show anywhere else in town. Leslie FeistLeslie Feist's genius isn't as much her ability to write and perform great pop music as it is the company she keeps. And at last night's performance at the Majestic Th ... More >>
The cover art for Feist's MetalsCanadian indie songstress Feist is in the process of building buzz for her forthcoming album Metals. The starlet's record is set to come out on October 4, and she's planning a tour to support the record. Interestingly enough, though, she's only playing nine da ... More >>
Broken Social SceneFresh off the release of yet another critically acclaimed album Forgiveness Rock Record, Broken Social Scene is planning a North American tour that will pass through Dallas at House Of Blues on Saturday, February 19. The aptly named band, a revolving door of Canadian indie-rock ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, October 1, 2010...If you were looking forward to a new Kanye song today via his "GOOD Friday" series... sorry, he's scrapped it.Fans of Feist will be glad to know there is a documentary about the singer coming out.
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.Meat LoafHang Cool Teddy Bear (Roadrunner)Imagine a cold, snowy evening on the ... More >>
Looks like ritual day at the Midlake house...Big news today from Midlake camp, as the band's publicity team has sent out a press release announcing the date (February 2, 2010) and cover art (see right) of the band's first release in three years (The Courage of Others)--not to mention the somewhat ... More >>
No, nothing will ever, ever compare to this, the original version of Nina Simone's "Feeling Good". Nothing.And yet, somehow, this new cover of the song (via) from one-time Dallas resident Shara Worden (aka My Brightest Diamond) is a pretty decent effort in its own right--and certainly worth a liste ... More >>