Flea (Musician)

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Terrence Spectacle Chases a High with His Music

    Hell took a few days off. It's hibernating. Taking a well-earned nap. It must have gone on a date or something. Maybe it's at the ballpark cheering on its favorite baseball team, the New York Yankees. Point is, the hellish Texas heat isn't terrorizing the citizens of the Valley Ranch development in ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    ACL 2012: Sunday's 10 Best & Funniest Moments at Zilker

    The rains came early on Sunday morning, but by the time the ACL opened up for business before noon, there was hardly a cloud in the sky, making for an extremely warm and muddy day. The biggest acts of the day -- Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy & the Stooges, Crystal Castles, and the Avett Brothers -- he ... More >>

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    August 5, 2012

    Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions

    BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Darstar Fondly Recall The Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters

    Usually with this column, we might interview one or two people from a band. With Darstar, all five members were kind enough to share the first shows they saw and played. And, if you wanted a reminder of how effective Smashing Pumpkins were in their heyday, listen to what Lisa Hardaway has to say.

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    October 10, 2011

    Collaboration-Crazy Erykah Badu To Perform With Yo Gabba Gabba! Cast Tonight on Fallon

    ​Erykah Badu seems like a pretty awesome mom. I got a solid glimpse of as much first-hand about a week back when interviewing the famed Queen of Neo-Soul and proud Dallasite as part of a Dallas Observer Music Awards preview story that's going to run as the cover in this week's paper. About halfway ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Arbitrarily Grading The Year That Was: A Look Back At The Major Music Happenings of 2010.

    Not quite an A . But 2010 was still a pretty good year for music.​If the '00s were dominated by hip-hop, this decade looks as if it's being dominated by electronic music. While electro-pop has had some resurrections over the years, it's now a mainstay of popular music. Look no farther tha ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Swiss Ave. Church, Now Actor's Home and Artists Residence, Almost a City Landmark

    Good night, Corabeth: The city is one step closer to certifying the former St. Joseph's church and school a historic landmark.​I may have to tag along with the Landmark Commission's Designation Committee on Wednesday evening when it makes a visit to the former St. Joseph's Church and Academy on Sw ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Anthony and Flea's Tube Sock Diaries

    When you're 23 years old, it's all about smoking dope out of an empty beer can, having sex in the backseat of your car, and watching Soul Train the next morning with a hammer-to-the-forehead hangover. At least, it would've been for me, if I had actually owned my own automobile. That period of my lif ... More >>

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    August 17, 2006
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    November 11, 2004

    Book 'Em

    Rock memoirs take us behind the music

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    October 21, 2004

    Falling Stars

    The Next Generation of sci-fi

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    By the Way (Warner Bros.)

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    October 19, 2000

    Out & About


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    April 20, 2000

    Melody and malady

    Blonde Redhead turns some Lemons into lemonade on its latest album

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    February 18, 1999

    Budokan rock

    Floor 13 wants want...them

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    June 4, 1998

    Back in black

    Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash are still our greatest Storytellers

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    November 21, 1996

    Blood on the tracks

    A former Chili Pepper embraces his demon