"Between the Hank Williams pain songs And Jerry Jeff's train songs And blue eyes cryin' in the rain Out in Luckenbach, Texas Ain't nobody feeling no pain" - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, "Luckenbach, Texas" With that introduction, welcome to the first in a five-part series, in which we attempt ... More >>
It's a Tuesday night at Austin's Horseshoe Lounge and two members of the band Mike and the Moonpies are here to do an interview. Frontman Mike Harmeier is wearing snakeskin boots and a Dwight Yoakam trucker cap. Lead guitarist Catlin Rutherford vaguely resembles Chris Hillman when he wears a mustach ... More >>
With the 22nd annual Edgefest approaching this Sunday, we started to get a little cultural vertigo looking at the lineup: Garbage, Cake, Evanescence? The Black Keys are the big draw, sure, but it brought us back into that late '90s vortex, where the pants were wide and pop music was at its cavity-ti ... More >>
Hoochies Oyster House (207 S. Bell, Denton) held a quasi-secret soft opening last week to a small but boisterous group of beer-guzzling Dentonites. We checked it out on a perfectly breezy night and have already planned the next few visits just to sit on that magic patio and drink beer that costs les ... More >>
Fort Worth's The Vatican Press has been kicking around for the past few years, sprung from a lineage of classic post-hardcore and emo. Frontman Eddie Hennessy even grew up with the guys in Jimmy Eat World, and recently reunited with his old band Haskel to open for them. The band is preparing to rel ... More >>
Another frigid Thursday evening and another quality collection of musical options for the discerning music fan...
Tonight, groundbreaking experimental rapper Kool Keith will be gracing The Loft with his presence. And we're hella stoked. Not only is the rapper one of our favorites, but his skill set is undeniable and his advancements in the "horrorcore" and "porncore" genres are fairly irrefutable. Plus. he's ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, October 29, 2010...If you still haven't found that perfect costume for Halloween, might I suggest a meat dress inspired by Lady Gaga? It's only $100,000.Garth Brooks has decided to headline a timely benefit concert for Nashville flood victims.The P ... More >>
Keyboard Cat is too easy! Try Cat Garth Brooks, instead.So, Halloween's closing in, and you have to choose a costume. It's tough, isn't it? The clock is ticking--and if you don't choose something remarkable then the night is a big suck pile.Then, there's your pet. Do you dress it up for the occas ... More >>
Looks like we have a new candidate in the running for Dunder Mifflin bossman now that Steve Carell announced that he will be leaving the show. Well, not really. But in this pretty funny homespun video clip, Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller, who will be headlining this weekend's Oysterfest on Saturday ... More >>
Dallas has seen many bands come and go. Some put out records that generated a lot of hype, but ultimately were forgotten. Some released albums that defined our music scene and still stand up today. Pleasant Grove is an example of the latter, and their crowning achievement is their album, Ausculta ... More >>
Hey Dad, need to put old Bob Seger back on the shelf. Dear Dad, First of all, Happy Father's Day. OK, now that that's done, we've got something to say. Our heads our going to explode, Scanners-style, if we hear you jack up the radio to ZZ Top's "La Grange" again. Maybe back in the day, when you ... More >>
www.oneartsplaza.comIs it just us or does a lot seem to be going on this week in the world of Dallas dining? It seems like some type of foodie event is happening everyday. Good thing we're here to tell you about, right?One Arts Plaza will be throwing its first annual block party this Sunday, Apri ... More >>
"Drugs In My Body" - Thieves Like UsI first staggered upon Thieves Like Us a few years back while carelessly clicking in and out of the blogospherem, and my first exposure to the electro trio was via its video for "Drugs in My Body." Since then, the band has produced several videos, EPs and, las ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, October 16, 2009...Looks like Lady Gaga isn't letting the whole canceled-tour-with-Kanye-West thing keep her down" She's hitting the road anyway.In news that will make most of middle-America shake with joy, Garth Brooks is unretiring!A-Ha has broke ... More >>
Dallas mayors former and current were in D.C. over the weekend for the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual winter meeting: Tom Leppert, to once more make Dallas's case for stimulus dough-re-mi; Ron Kirk, to calm mayors' fears concerning his unpopular position on free trade. Leppert, like every other in ... More >>
Fruia thinks big--and no wonder.His tenure includes Pappas Bros. Steakhouse (big steaks, big wines and, once, the world's biggest cigar) and a stint with Consilient Restaurants (big buzz), while his newly opened Tre Amici fills the old Rick Stein's spot...making it perhaps the largest restaurant ope ... More >>
The House of Blues comes alive!
Ronnie croons for Little G
Dog playing poker, meet your competition
Music tidbits from the Big D
Thursday, December 21, at Poor David's Pub
Eels still reel from one of history's best double albums, but history isn't so kind to others
We just can't quit this countrified Karaoke.
Saturday, April 1, at the Granada Theater
Richardson hosts some big city dancers
After Green Day, expect more American idiots
March 4 - March 6
Texas Unplugged Volume 1 (Palo Duro)
WolfDance two-steps into Sundance Square
No refunds, Rangers fans, even though the dark clouds of the A-Rod trade threaten the entire season
The artist sometimes known as Chris Gaines comes to Austin
Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think
The best friend Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys ever had
What's Not to Like.
A local housewife-songwriter claims country hunk Collin Raye stole her song
Landmark local band packs it in
Ty Herndon is country music's latest hunk of the month. But is he for real?