Everybody has a story about Trees. It could be about one of the legendary punk shows from Deep Ellum's quote-unquote golden years. It could be about Kurt Cobain. Or it could be from any number of nights spent there since the venue reopened five years ago. Regardless, those memories are doubtlessly a ... More >>
There it is. Nestled in South Dallas, rescued by caring souls of our local arts. The beacon that is The Kessler. A majestic Texas juke joint, pampered with TLC and vision that only a handful of true music fans could bring. The Kessler (or rather, "The Kessler X " as our subject refers to it) is o ... More >>
From 35 Denton to SXSW, Snoop to Spillover, traversing Texas in search sonic bliss.
There is no physical way you could carry or wear enough clothing to properly prepare for Texas weather. I thought at the beginning of the day that a sweater might have been overkill. About two hours later I felt distinctly underprepared. Actually, given that it was too much in warm weather and soake ... More >>
The Sundown at the Granada is a dangerous place to jokingly ask for shots while competing in a dating game. I missed the Grammys, my train stop and my bed when I tried to fall into it. When the theater announced they would be doing a dating game to give away tickets to their sold-out The xx shows I ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. The Local Yokel Show podcast was meant to be a fun gathering of friends who play local music, but it ended up providing a perk to those artists: in-studio video. It's a great social medi ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. It blogs. It books cool local music shows. It's a must-follow Facebook and Twitter page. It promotes bands, free of charge. So what is Dallas Distortion Music, exactly? Essential ... More >>
Lower Greenville's papa bear, The Granada Theater, is getting another feather in its cap tonight with the soft opening of Sundown at Granada, the venue's new bar and restaurant in the space where M Street Bar used to be. I asked Gavin Mulloy, Granada's promotions manager, what this means for ... More >>
Jill JohnsonMon JulienAs we've talked about in recent weeks, the Fort Worth music scene is on top of its game. And, The Burning Hotels are leading the charge, with a newly released self titled LP that has redefined their sound. Their recent show at Dada was a big success, according to piece in th ... More >>
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 more the people who make the scene move. Gavin MulloyGavin Mulloy is a young marketing pistol for Granada Theater, and he appears to be pois ... More >>
When most people think of Neon Indian, a few things probably come to mind -- a nostalgia-filled sound, chillwave, missed opportunities to drop acid with a friend, bizarre infomercials and so on. Fitting, then, that this week's top poster combines a few of those ideas.
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 more the people who make the scene move. Nico Martini Although we normally only see Nico Martini in his trademark short-bill painters' ... More >>
Earlier this week, the Granada Theater debuted a series of posters on their Facebook page that aim to honor some local music heroes and maybe shed a little light on the their building's 65-year history. So far, three in this "Support Local Music" series of "Granada Propaganda" designs have b ... More >>
Let me start by saying thanks for all your submissions so far this year. Some of you out there are doing pretty well about submitting your posters well in advance--it's nice to have several pieces to choose from every week. There are some really nice posters that have already been selected for th ... More >>
Over the last decade or so, a prominent trend in gig poster design has been the retro-modern, minimalist approach, as seen attached to a lot of indie-rock and post-alternative groups. Classified by modernist tendencies and a focus on basic forms versus details, I'll admit, as much as I love that ... More >>
Gavin Mulloy This week's featured poster promotes Ishi's opening set for El Ten Eleven and The Bizarro Kids tomorrow night at Hailey's in Denton. It's a simple design, but I really like the fonts and colors. There are variations of this poster floating around the web, including animated versions ... More >>